Nvidia unveiled the SHIELD Tegra X1 TV Box! 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 the Cyanogen's new corporate identity and partnership with Qualcomm and be sure to check out the article talking about Lollipop devices being no longer encrypted by default! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...
Root Achieved on the EVO 4G LTE
The EVO 4G LTE has only been in users’ hands a few hours, and there is already a root method. We all were a little nervous after that whole US Customs debacle that delayed shipment for everyone who pre-ordered. There was even worry among end users who were afraid that the delay would hurt development. Have no fear EVO 4G LTE users, the first (albeit small) step in the quest for a full-blown unlocked device has happened.
Everyone can thank XDA Senior Member zedomax for his guide on how to root your brand new device. In his thread he provides all the necessary drivers you will need for Windows as well as a .bat script to run to help automate it. He also includes step-by-step directions for Linux users. And for those who prefer a more dynamic media, he has provided a video tutorial for the process.
Now before everyone gets all excited, this is only root at the software level. Meaning, this is not S-OFF, there is no custom recovery yet, and all this will allow you to do is root the stock ROM and use root-enabled apps. So you can de-bloat your phone and do other things of that nature. It is, however, a step in the right direction, and most will certainly appreciate taking out the Sprint trash.
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