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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Root Cloak – XDA Developer TV

We all love rooting our devices, and we all have many different reasons as to why we root. But oddly enough, some companies don’t want you to have root access. Recently, T-Mobile's app began warning users about the “dangers” of running a rooted device. Who knows what companies might do to their app if they...

How to Root, Install TWRP, and Install OmniROM Nightly on the Oppo N1 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Oppo N1. The Oppo N1 is hot news in the Android ecosystem. It is the device that is pushing the limit of phone size, and some say even phablet size. This thing is huge. But as usual at XDA, we must root...

Jcase Roots the Moto RAZR i WITHOUT Bootloader Unlock!

For the most part, there aren't too many Intel-powered Android smartphones on the market. There's nothing inherently wrong with them, although things are a bit tricky for older NDK-produced apps that haven't been cross-compiled. However, there is one relatively popular model that featured Intel's Atom Z2460 chip, and that's the Motorola RAZR i. Recently, we talked...

Jcase Lets You Root Your Oppo N1 with Only an APK

Earlier today, we covered a relatively simple root method for the Oppo N1. Unfortunately, however, that root method wasn't exactly ideal, as it used the kingoroot root method to do the heavy lifting. And in addition to the potential hazards of that approach, it offered no real advantages over installing TWRP by Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and then flashing...

UPDATED: Root the Oppo N1 Quickly and Easily

Update: To root your Oppo N1 simply and easily, please refer to this newer article. You really need to hold the Oppo N1 in your hands to fully understand the detail and design that Oppo crafted into this 5.9" device. Aside from the sheer size, the device features a unique camera system, as well as a very healthy corporate...

Jcase Roots Moto X Android 4.4 KitKat Update with SlapMyMoto

After a fortuitous change of heart no doubt due to the influence of its new parent company, Motorola is now becoming one of the good guys. Along with their newly found acceptance of third-party developers, the company has also been pumping out KitKat updates for its flagship Moto X at an impressive pace. We were first shocked...

OmniROM Announced, Galaxy Note 3 KNOX-Friendly Root Available – XDA Developer TV

At this years Big Android BBQ, a new player in the custom ROM world comes to life with the announcement of OmniROM. 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 an article reporting online flashing with Universal Kernel...