December 3, 2011 By: Will Verduzco
SuperOneClick is a wonderful tool. With its help, millions of users (no embellishment—take a quick look at the download history) have been able to gain root access on hundreds of devices. In fact, only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about how it was used to crack open the newly released Amazon Kindle Fire.
Since SuperOneClick has been around for a while, you may be wondering why this update is worthy of front page news. Rather than a major feature set or UI change, it has undergone a significant revamp under the hood thanks to the incorporation of . . . READ ON »
XDA member CLShortFuse recently released a one stop shot kind of application to free your Android device from its chains. The app can do everything that you will ever need for several Android devices including root (partial or full depending on the device), will allow non-market apps to be installed, and even unroot your device if you ever need to take it in for warranty service or returns.
The dev points out that only partial root can be achieved for devices like the EVO, Desire, Aria, and others as they come NAND locked from manufacturer. In either case, the app . . . READ ON »
February 16, 2012 By: Former Writer
Rooting a device can be some sticky business. In some cases, it’s as easy as using one of the well known one click solutions, such as SuperOneClickRoot. Others, however, require some cunning such as manually patching files and using ADB.
Once root is established though, it’s work from the community that makes that root seem less imposing and easier to obtain for the less technically challenged. It is in that spirit that XDA Member Condi has taken a prior root method for the Sony Tablet S and turned it into a simple to use Windows script. The modifications made over . . . READ ON »
Not many people know about the LY-F1 tablet. It’s an off brand tablet available for just over $100 available at PandaWill.
The spunky 1.2GHz tablet isn’t just cheap, but it seems as though there’s actually a small push in the direction of development. XDA Senior Member web_ninja has found a root method, utilizing the legendary SuperOneClick Root method and says that the method is working on a permanent basis. web_ninja has reported this in hopes that it’ll get a few developers interested in porting ClockworkMod Recovery and possibly releasing some ROMs to help the tablet perform up to par with . . . READ ON »
January 3, 2012 By: Cameron Wright
Did you get a new Android device for Christmas? Roughly 3.7 million activations occurred on December 24-25 so it’s safe to assume a few of you did. You’ve have used a tool such as SuperOneClick or HTC Super Tool to root and/or unlock your bootloader and allow custom ROMs – in the age of “easy rooting” it goes without saying flashing should be easy as well.
XDA user slayerXcore released a script (Windows only) that automates most of the commands used in fastboot and recovery. He focused on designing a fast, small, and (most likely) universal script to handle . . . READ ON »
So you just achieved root access thanks to the recently updated SuperOneClick method we recently covered. Now what do you do with your newly unchained device? Once you’ve downloaded some of the requisite root apps, a great next step is the script toolbox by XDA forum member xmc wildchild22.
The package includes several popular root and non-root tools that enable you to do things such as change your hostname, sign APKs, and much more. In the words of the developer, the included scripts are the following:
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- Entire Script Layout/ programming-XMC WILDCHILD22
- ADB Setup-XMC WILDCHILD22
- Custom ADB shell
November 16, 2011 By: Will Verduzco
Given Amazon’s lax attitude towards device modification, we all knew this would happen sooner or later. However, many of us were reluctant to plunk down our hard earned cash on only the prospect of root access. Now, you may pick up the $199 dual core beast without reservation. Thanks to a little bit of .ini and .inf wizardry by XDA forum member death2all110, our fears have been allayed.
Root is achieved through the highly regarded SuperOneClick method. While the minor modifications make its title a bit of a misnomer, the process is still relatively painless. As always, however, exercise . . . READ ON »
In today’s episode of Newsplat with Caplat on XDA TV, Sam talks about the recently surfaced update for Gingerbread, 2.3.4 and the features which come stocked with it and the fact some developers are extracting those features to save updating entirely; A transparent settings menu theme for the Galaxy Tab and a bunch of things for the T-Mobile G2x, including a Froyo 2.2 ROM which attempts to look as similar to Gingerbread as possible, a one click rooting method called SuperOneClick and a CWM release. Click on to see the episode! . . . READ ON »
April 29, 2011 By: orb3000
Ok Galaxy owners, heres a great tip! XDA member hubix presents an interesting tutorial on how to upgrade and root your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. A full guide that will lead you through every step to successfully upgrade your device, including a list of the necessary files, preparing your phone, flashing and rooting, all explained on a very easy language and including all the necessary files.
Be sure to understand all instructions before proceeding and don´t forget to leave your feedback.
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Originally posted by hubix
[TUTORIAL] How to flash and root Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
in this tutorial
Although LG’s latest addition to the Optimus family and Virgin Mobile exclusive Optimus V is yet to have its own official home here at XDA, work in the Android Software Development section of the site has demonstrated that the device can easily be rooted – and within a week of its release!
The device is actually very similar to Sprint’s Optimus S, and is a variant of the Optimus One (whose section on the forums is located here). As a result, it isn’t a shock to learn that the Optimus V is also rootable using the SuperOneClick method.
LG . . . READ ON »
December 23, 2010 By: orb3000
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and want to install applications on your SD card? XDA member r2beta0 posted a great tutorial that will guide you to the full process. The developer made some research on how to achieve the easiest way to have apps installed on SD card for Android. The best part is that there is no need to even have a custom ROM to make it work. There is no program, app or update.zip, so you must follow all instructions to get it done. Please be sure you know what are you doing before starting and . . . READ ON »