April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Framaroot Brings One-Click Root to Various Devices
For pretty much every device with a dedicated forum here on XDA, you’ll find all the tools and guides you could ever need to root your way into device freedom. Sure, some devices are a bit harder than others. But since the first step in device customization is achieving root, even the most locked down devices are eventually conquered.
However, there isn’t always a dedicated thread or forum for your device. Now, XDA Senior Member alephzain brings us an easy, one-click rooting app that should be able to root a large number of devices. The app works by allowing users to selectively apply previously created root exploits, depending on the device platform. Currently, there are methods supporting OMAP 3, Exynos 4, Qualcomm, various Mediatek platforms, and more.
Needless to say, if your device already has a section here with proven methods, we highly recommend that you stick with the tried and true. And for example if you have a Nexus device, you should be using fastboot oem unlock anyway, as they’re made for that. It is also very important to keep in mind that since various different root exploits are being used, your mileage may vary. Furthermore, if you’re trying this on an untested device, beware that your efforts may turn your expensive toy into a paperweight. In other words, proceed only if you can stand the thought of possibly losing your device.
If you’ve read the above risks and still want to give this a shot, head over to the original thread to get started.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....