CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Desire HD Successfully PermRooted
For those of you who have been patiently waiting… it is finally done! The Desire HD has been successfully rooted and XDA member adwinp decided to make a thread to show us how (based on the work of scotty2). The achievement just happened a couple of hours ago and has been a work in progress, which tried to take many forms, including the Gold card method. This is still in the works but adwinp says that the Recovery image will be updated soon, along with the guide as the process becomes more stable and user friendly.
Congratulations to the dev team in charge of accomplishing this.
Root has just been achieved.
I will edit this post accordingly once the code has been cleaned up and is quite stable.
props for scotty & tmzt
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