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Jimmy McGee · Jul 30, 2015

How to Root the LG G4 and Install TWRP Recovery – XDA TV

A rooting method has finally been found for the flagship LG G4. In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root and install TWRP recovery the LG G4. TK just recently reviewed the device.  So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the LG G4 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your LG G4 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 27, 2015

LG G4 Variants Rooted! OnePlus 2 Invites Open! – XDA TV

The LG G4 Carrier Variants have been rooted! 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 opening of the OnePlus 2 invite queue and be sure to check out the article talking about the rooting of the Dell Venue 8 7840. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jack Jennings · Jul 21, 2015

Root Achieved for the OneTouch Idol 3

The XDA community achieving root on a new device is always cause for a little celebration, and proud owners of the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 will be able to do just that now that root access has been confirmed. The 5.5" mid-range handset previously had its bootloader unlocked, but root access was proving tricky due to users having to call a dedicated port to enter fastboot mode. However, yesterday the process was announced and has now got its own thread, after a...

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Mathew Brack · Jun 10, 2015

No, Root Is Not Coming To The LG G4 Just Yet

By now many of you will have heard that Senior Recognized Developer jcase in collaboration with autoprime and thecubed were successfully able to root the LG G4. Many of you understandably had questions regarding the break through, so we reached out to jcase to find out some of the details and the stage of development they are on.   What Exactly Happened? As you may have seen on his Youtube page, he has indeed achieved root on the LG G4. If you haven't had...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 29, 2015

How to Root the Moto E 2015 and Unlock the Bootloader – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery and install a custom ROM to fix the broken camera from rooting the Moto E 2nd Gen 2015. TK just recently reviewed the device if you haven't checked it out already.  So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Moto E 2nd Gen 2015 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 21, 2014

How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 6 on a Mac – XDA TV

In the past, XDA Developer TV Producer droidmodd3rx has shown you how to root and unlock the bootloader on a Nexus device. This process used the WugFresh Toolkit to Unlock than Relock and Unroot and Root. That required a PC. People have asked if there is a way to do that with a Mac computer. Just because you use a Mac doesn’t mean you can’t root all the things. Following up from last week, Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 20, 2014

How to Root Android Wear 5.0.1 Lollipop Devices – XDA TV

The Lollipop update for Android Wear devices has hit the market and people are receiving the update. Here at XDA TV we make a lot of rooting videos. We show you how to root a bunch of devices. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and a device running Android Wear 5.0.1 Lollipop is no exception! RootJunky presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Lollipop Android Wear device using tools from the...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 26, 2014

Update Overload: SuperSU Heavily Updated

There are apps and apps out there. Very few can reach the level of popularity required to stay at the top for long. Due to falling success, lack of support, or people getting overall bored with them, some very successful apps can fall from their pedestals quite easily only to become a smudge in the history of the Play Store. One key concept so this does not happen (and pretty much for everything in life) is that in order to...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 13, 2014

Moto G (2014) Gains Root Access on Lolipop

The Moto G and the Moto G (2014) have proven to be quite successful devices. And for many, these phones have proven that you don't need to spend flagship dollars in order to get a high quality device. One of the major reasons why people decided to get the Moto G was its vanilla-like Android builds and incredibly low price relative to its specifications. It didn't take long for Motorola and Google to provide an official Lollipop update for the 2014...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 21, 2014

Android L is for Lockdown

Root is, without a doubt, the (un)holy grail of the Android world. Those wonderful permissions that allow you as the user to pretty much do as you please with your device are certainly a major delight, and really one of the top reasons why Android devices have gained as much popularity as they have--not just among end users but among developers as well. There is yet another aspect of the OS that keeps people coming back for more, and that...

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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 23, 2014

Recovery? Check. Root? Check. Android One Ready for Lift Off!

In the last few weeks, we have been written quite a lot about Android One devices. There's plenty of good reason for this, as Google has released the first batch of Android One devices produced by Karbonn, Spice Mobile and Micromax. As a cherry on top, all of them have publicly available kernel source, which isn't too common for devices running chipsets made by MediaTek. Owners of these pretty much identical and pocket-friendly devices in India now have yet another reason to be happy. XDA Recognized Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 18, 2014

All LG G3’s Rooted! Sony Updates Xperia Z1 and Releases Kernel Source! Samsung Gear 2 Jailbroken – XDA Developer TV

Jcase and crew have rooted the Sprint LG G3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Sony releasing the open source files for the latest Sony Xperia Z1 update and be sure the check out the article talking about jailbreaking your Tizen powered Samsung Gear or Gear 2 Smartwatch! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 13, 2014

How to Root the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. Jordan has covered the Nvidia SHIELD evolution closely and Nvidia just released the SHIELD Tablet. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the SHIELD tablet is no exception! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your SHIELD Tablet using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and straight forward, you use TowelRoot...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 26, 2014

How to Root the Sony Xperia Z2 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Sony Xperia Z2. TK recently reviewed the Sony Xperia Z2  And while not readily available in the US yet, it’s still a popular phone in the international markets. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Sony Xperia Z2 is no exception! TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your Sony Xperia Z2 using tools from the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 19, 2014

How to Root the LG G3 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your LG G3. Jordan recently reviewed the LG G3, and it has been released on the major carriers in the use. So as usual here at XDA, we must root all the things, and the LG G3 is no exception! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your LG G3 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and straight...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jun 12, 2014

Guide Shows How to Quickly and Easily Root and Install a Custom Recovery on the HTC Desire 816

At this year's MWC, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC  released a couple of new devices. The best known is undoubtedly the HTC One M8 (2014), but this flagship wasn't the only smartphone that was revealed. There was also a much more affordable giant, the HTC Desire 816. Packing a 5.5-inch HD display, a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and HTC Sense on board, it has become a popular and affordable choice for many XDA members. But despite its popularity, one thing was missing: root access. But now...

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Tomek Kondrat · May 18, 2014

Root and Unofficial TWRP Recovery Available for the Moto E

It's been a short while since Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, announced the Moto E. In many ways, the E is quite similar to the extremely popular Moto G thanks to its affordable price point and great user experience. This cheap, but capable good device may well become a big success. The Moto E was launched with a near stock Android firmware and an unlockable bootloader. And soon, the custom ROM madness will arrive, since a system dump was just released by XDA Senior Member Saumitra Yadav. But the above...

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Jimmy McGee · May 14, 2014

How to Root the Oppo Find 7a Quickly – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Oppo Find 7a. We’ve covered the Find 7a a lot recently, from a full review to its XDA unboxing, but there is one more thing left to do. As is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Oppo prequel to the Find 7 is no exception! TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your Oppo Find 7a using tools...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 26, 2014

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Install Pie Controls – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy Gear and smartwatches in general are hot news in the Android ecosystem. The Galaxy Gear is the device responsible for mainstreaming smartwatches. And as usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and our buddy the Galaxy Gear is no exception! TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your Galaxy Gear using tools from the XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 24, 2014

Android 4.5 Could Break Root Apps, Xperia Z1 Compact Rooted, Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 3 Released – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.5, or the whatever next version of Android is, could break root app functionality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been rooted and the release of Paranoid Android 4.0 Beta 3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV....

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