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...
Root any HTC Device with HTC Quick Root
A little while back, we brought you news of a universal method that could root almost any ICS device. It was a great guide, and many users still use it, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only universal root method out there right now. Very recently another multi-device root method was released, but this time for any HTC device.
The tool was created by XDA Recognized Developer lyriquidperfection, and does more than just rooting. It gives options based on whether your phone is S-On or S-Off. For S-On devices, it provides a known universal exploit to get the phone rooted with Busybox and SuperSU. For S-Off devices, it provides the option to root using an insecure boot.img. The full list of features include:
Root Using Insecure ‘Boot.img’ (S-OFF Only) or Universal Exploit. (S-ON / S-OFF)
Option to Flash ‘HBOOT’ Image after Rooting, even if your device is ‘S-ON’!
Verify MD5 Checksum of ‘HBOOT’ Image after backing up and after flashing.
Unroot Device by Patching ‘adbd’ binary as Insecure.
Root Tools to Clear Battery Stats and Dalvik Cache.
Reboot device to any mode after Rooting.
Execute Reboot commands independantly.
Thorough Error Checking and Stable ADB Framework implementation.
Includes BusyBox v1.20.2 and SuperSU v0.96
There are some things to take note of. The boot.img and HBoot image flashing requires users to get their own files as those are device specific and aren’t included. Users are also requesting features, so this tool may get bigger as time passes. To learn more, check out the original thread.
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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....