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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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egzthunder1 · Aug 13, 2014

Blackphone Gets Root Access in MORE Than Five Minutes

Security is a rather paramount issue in this day and age where sensitive technology is handed to people who probably should not have it until they are old enough to drive. People are as widely, overtly inappropriate on the Internet as they humanly can be, yet they have the audacity to reach out for web outlets whenever their "stuff" leaks out into the Internet. Then, these same people are the ones who complain that hackers and the government are after them...

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orb3000 · Feb 14, 2012

TriangleAway – Reset Flash Counter Tool

XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire presents his latest app TriangleAway.  The tool will give you the option to reset your flash counter and remove the yellow triangle by coding the bootloader. Use it only on rooted devices with Android Ice Cream Sandwich as it´s operating system. Chainfire comment The flash counter and triangle state had to be stored somewhere. Everybody knew that. Guesses have been made in the past where it could be, and I have personally compared the raw flash...

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Ian Stacy · Feb 13, 2012

Check Your Root Status With SU Checker

If you've ever attempted to root a device prone to difficulties or requiring a trial-and-error type exploit (the Motorola Droid X or T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide, for example) then you know how easily it can go wrong. Sometimes the operation fails and you end up with the superuser app installed but without actual root file system access. A quick search for "lost root" on our forums yields an astonishing 274,000 results. Almost all the visible results link to posts where forum members believe they have...

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Former Writer · Jan 18, 2012

LY-F1 Tablet Has Been Rooted

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...

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Former Writer · Jan 9, 2012

DroidVPN Helps Android Users Browse Anonymously

Some people just need their web to themselves (for whatever reason). For those on Android who crave VPN, a good client can be hard to find. Well, this is a situation XDA Member DroidVPN is attempting to rectify with their Android app, DroidVPN. The app provides users with a few features (with more promised from the developer), including: DroidVPN can unblock ISP restrictions, unblock voip, bypass firewalls, and lets you browse the web anonymously. DroidVPN is using its own simple...

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Former Writer · Jan 3, 2012

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Gets Root

All hail root! It was only a matter of time before someone got Superuser on the latest and greatest of the Asus Transformer series and that time is right now. XDA Recognized Developer jcase has successfully found an exploit that will get your Asus Transformer Prime rooted with Superuser so those lucky enough to be toting one can experience all the greatness of Superuser access. It's a pretty standard root process for those who are familiar with non-one click solutions....

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Former Writer · Dec 30, 2011

Enable GSM Phone Calls on Your HTC Jetstream

As they say, the real fun doesn't start until your device gets root and s-off and that's certainly the case with the HTC Jetstream. The device got root just a couple days ago and the modders and developers have gone to work making the already great device even greater. XDA Senior Member Giblet-dono has drawn up a quick tutorial that will give your HTC Jetstream the ability to make and receive phone calls over a 3g GSM network. According to...

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Former Writer · Dec 28, 2011

HTC Jetstream has been rooted!

The incredibly well known and super successful (and possibly super handsome...we don't know for sure) XDA Recognized Developer DoomLoRD has finally brought that sweet, sweet root goodness to those who have long awaited it on the HTC Jetstream. The root process is simple enough. Simply download DooMLoRD's Easy Rooting Toolkit, place it in the root directory of your computer and press play. Here's the basic instructions as he puts them: then download the v02 toolkit for JetStream files and extract...

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Former Writer · Dec 27, 2011

S-Off, Root, Recovery and Honeycomb for HTC Evo View

Livven has already talked about the Honeycomb update and you can find the article right here . However, there has been new developments and we are happy to update you to let you know that the HTC Evo View 4g can now have Honeycomb, root and recovery thanks to XDA Member globatron . If you take a stroll down XDA way and take a gander at this thread you can check out this early release of s-off instructions. As globatron states in...

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admin · Jun 30, 2010

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Rooted (with Easy Instructions)

Many Android handsets are rooted even before their official release, but the Xperia X10, being Sony Ericsson's entry into the Android world, apparently has some pretty tough security protection to prevent people from rooting and flashing custom ROMs onto it. Back in May, someone even claimed to have rooted the X10 using a special flashing system which needs dedicated hardware, so not many were able to try it and for those who did, it simply didn't work as it was...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 4, 2010

CDMA Hero 2.1 Update Rooted

Ever since the release of the 2.1 update for the device, owners of the CDMA (Sprint) variant of the popular HTC Hero have been begging for someone with the know-how to finally root the new firmware successfully, thereby opening the door once again to custom ROMs for people who have updated their phone. Taking inspiration from the EVO rooting method, XDA member regaw_leinad has finally got root access on his Eclair-running Sprint Hero (with credits going to many other hard-working...

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killyouridols · Mar 16, 2010

Droid Eris Rooted On XDA

Thats Right, Xda-dev members have done it again! Fresh out of the Drois Eris Development page comes XDA Member jcase with details on how to root your Droid Eris. With the help from the XDA Devs, jcase and Caboose, have opened a new world of 'Droid rooting. Well Done Guys! Originally posted by jcase No other person but yourself, and only you are responsible if it breaks your phone, or anything else. Don't blame me if it doesn't work, or...

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