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Expand Your Screen Size with Ultimate Dynamic Navbar

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Ever since moving to a phone with virtual navigation buttons, I’ve been bugged by the screen space they use—a gripe held by many out there as well. However you minimize this issue, be it a mod that reduces the height of the navigation bar, using Pie control on Paranoid Android or CM10, or a third-party app such as Button Savior, there’s now an alternative called the Ultimate Dynamic Navbar, developed by XDA Forum Member MrBIMC.

Ultimate Dynamic Navbar is possibly the one solution that many have been waiting for. Instead of drastically changing the way we navigate our devices with a different UI and position, it retains the navigation bar in its form and shape, with one subtle twist: It can hi. . . READ ON »

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Active Development for the Motorola MotoACTV

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“Wait, what is the Motorola MotoACTV? Doesn’t sound very familiar.”

Unbeknownst to many, the MotoACTV is an interesting device released by Motorola all the way back in 2011 that acts as a part-time watch, and a part-time fitness tracker. With Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS support, it also interestingly came with Android Gingerbread, thus making it a standout device among its smartwatch peers, and even more so with the active development going on behind it.

XDA Recognized Developer ClearD came up with a root method for the MotoACTV, crowning it the title of the first rooted smartwatch. With ClearD’s Root Tool recently updated to version 2.0.1, users of this device can not only root t. . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Patches Samsung’s Attempts to Block Root, New Devices Added to CF-Auto-Root and ADBD Insecure

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Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, you never cease to amaze. You love to say that you are friendly to the developer and user communities, and some have even bought that. There’s an old saying that says, “Actions speak louder than words.” There’s another one that says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Both apply here, as you stooped to another low when you started rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that disabled the ability to elevate user permissions (effectively what “su” does) via a kernel configuration.

With the update of SuperSU to v1.30, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has patched the attempt by Samsung to . . . READ ON »

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Dev Community vs Verizon: Another CASUAL Jailbreak Exploit for the Note 2

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There has been a bit of a back and forth between the development community and Verizon lately, specifically relating to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is perhaps best summed up by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler:

“Well, this has been quite the saga thus far… 
Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit)
them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch)
Us: Back Atcha Verizon (exploit)
them: Stop it XDA (OTA Patch)
Us: No You! (exploit)”

The combination of Adam’s CASUAL deployment system and Recognized Developer Ralekdev‘s exploits themselves has been continually providing Verizon Note 2 owners with the ability to free their device through each OTA. The pair have once again managed t. . . READ ON »

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Xperia Tablet S Jelly Bean Update Finally Rooted

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Users of the Xperia Tablet S, rejoice! XDA Forum Member xxliftsupxx has discovered a sneaky method to root Android 4.1.1 on the sgpt12… finally.

Soon after noticing that the the sgpt12 uses the exact same kernel as the Asus Transformer, which has a working root method, xxliftsupxx stumbled across Dan Rosenberg’s Motochopper, the same tool used to root a variety of Motorola devices, as well as the Galaxy S4. The method is quite simple, requiring you to download Motochopper and run the ‘run.bat‘ file while the tab is connected in USB debugging mode, very much the same as the Asus Transformer.

If you do find yourself with an unsuccessful root, Forum Member jappaj has posted sim. . . READ ON »

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Root for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Works Across Multiple Carriers

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If you’re thinking about signing up for a carrier-subsidized Samsung Galaxy S4 here’s a bit of good news: XDA Recognized Developer Djrbliss posted a rooting guide that is dead simple and works with all variations that use a Qualcomm processor (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.). The technique was originally developed for Motorola devices, and thus is called Motochopper. It will work for Windows, Linux, or OSX. Windows users will need to have the latest Samsung USB drivers. With that prerequisite satisfied, you need only run the .bat (Windows) or .sh (the other OSes) file get your root on.

This was just released yesterday, and there are a few things to consider before giving it a spin. . . READ ON »

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Root, Recovery, and ROM for the Acer E350

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The Acer E350, otherwise known as the Liquid Gallant, is one of those devices that sits squarely in the middle of the road. While more than capable of running Android 4.0.3, its specs aren’t really anything to write home about. This coupled with the fact that Acer’s devices aren’t particularly renowned for their developer support means that the E350 wasn’t given it’s own dedicated forum. That however has not stopped those with the device from providing it with that all important trio of root, recovery, and ROM that no device should be left without.

XDA Forum Member jaapstreepjan posted a thread detailing exactly how to go about gaining root access and installing a custom CW. . . READ ON »

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This is Why XDA-Developers.com Roots Android – XDA Developer TV

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Recently, Jamie Condliffe of Gizmodo posted an article asking why anyone would want to root their stock Android device. Our recent news that we published regarding the Nexus 4 being rooted prompted the question.

Condliffe asks, “What are the amazingly useful features you can only access by rooting a Nexus 4? And are they worth the effort, when you already have a great, clean install of Android on your handset in the first place? Tell us”

Who better to answer this question than our own wireless device freedom advocate and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch. In this video azrienoch “tells them” why rooting is worth the effort. Check out what azrienoch has to say.. . . READ ON »

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Apple Settles with HTC, Nexus 4 Rooted, Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Leak – XDA Developer TV

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Jelly Bean Leak, Nexus device rooted, Windows 8 and wireless device manufacturers’ agreements—all this and more covered on today’s episode of XDA Developer TV. Android News specialist Jordan talks about the Jelly Bean leak for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Also mentioned is the article talking about more and more Windows 8 apps being released.

In rooting news, Jordan mentions the rooting guide for the Droid DNA device. Also, to the surprise of no one, the Nexus 4 has been rooted. Finally, Jordan mentions the agreement between HTC and Apple and Samsung’s demands to see the particulars of this agreement. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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