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NetGuard Gives You Back Control Over Apps’ Internet Access, Without Root!

One of the changes introduced with Android Lollipop (5.0) was the removal of the dedicated Internet permission on Android. At the time, there was some attention drawn to the changes, but users were still free to use root access to install a firewall, and block individual apps. Obviously, this wasn't much help for those not wanting...

A Look at Marshmallow Root & Verity Complications

As the dust settles on the Android 6.0 release, Nexus users galore are diving for OTAs and Factory Images, and getting ready for the latest iteration of the Android operating system. While, from the outside, Android 6.0 appears (visually, at least) remarkably similar to Android 5.0 and 5.1  (the Lollipop releases), there are a number of...

Your First Root Story: Why’d You Do It and How Did It Go?

We all remember the first time we rooted our phones: palms were sweaty, anxiety near unbearable, and as we reached closer and closer, we could begin savoring that positive root check. Sometimes, an enthusiast's first attempt skips the great success and leads to trouble. But there's always a reason to root, and a surprising result that opens...

How to Root the OnePlus 2 and Install TWRP Recovery

Our very own XDA TV Host TK was lucky enough to get his hands on the OnePlus 2. However, there were some glaring issues with the device. With an update to Oxygen ROM and some custom kernels, he was able to resolve a big majority of those issues. In order to install these custom kernels...

Google Security Engineer Explains Issues With Root and Android Pay in the XDA Forums

A forum member that has been confirmed as working as a Security Engineer for Google out of Mountain View, has joined XDA in order to discuss the issues with Android Pay on rooted devices, why it will not work and has confirmed that Google are listening to your feedback. Regarding root access and Android Pay...

Root & TWRP Available For Samsung Galaxy Note 5!

Hopping on to the root bandwagon is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, courtesy of XDA Senior Member Manh_IT's Noble Kernel. Speaking about the kernel, it is significant here in the fact that it is the only way to get root on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The kernel is pre-rooted and also contains a fix for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....