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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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Jimmy McGee · Dec 14, 2014

How to Unroot and Relock 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 Windows PC. People have asked for an easy way to do this with a Mac computer. Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to remove root access and relock the bootloader of your Google Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums....

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 3, 2014

Root and Bootloader Unlock the Nexus 6 – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom ROM on the Google Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest phone with “pure Android,” or at least, "pure Google." So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 6 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 12, 2014

Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Install TWRP – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root and install TWRP custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 is Samsung’s latest entry in the popular Note lineup. TK recently reviewed the device. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Note 4 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Note 4 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 29, 2014

How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360 – XDA TV

The Moto 360 is Motorola's latest and roundest release in wearable smartwatch market. Of course as we like to do here on XDA, we want to unlock and root this device. However, given its wireless sync and charging features, doing so is not as simple as it sounds. Luckily, a way has been found! In today's videos, XDA TV Producer and Recognized Contributor RootJunky shows of his Moto 360 Super Tool! This tool can be found on the XDA Forums and...

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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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Jimmy McGee · Aug 31, 2014

How to Root the LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer RootJunky Tom shows you how to root and unlock the bootloader on your LG G Watch. The LG G Watch is LG's first Android Wear device. Besides the Samsung Gear Live, this is the only currently available Android Wear device. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the LG G Watch is no exception! Tom presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your LG...

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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 · Aug 2, 2014

How to Root the OnePlus One and Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom Recovery – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom recovery on your OnePlus One. TK recently reviewed the OnePlus One and while not readily available yet, it’s created quite a stir on Social media. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the OnePlus One is no exception! TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your OnePlus One using tools...

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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 · 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 · Nov 6, 2013

How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Google Nexus 5. The Google Nexus 5 is hot news in the Android ecosystem. It is the first device released with Android 4.4 KitKat, and that is a good thing. But as usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 5 is no exception to that! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 5, 2013

How to Root the HTC One (M7) and Install Recovery – XDA Developer TV

It seems like every time you open the proverbial newspaper. HTC is winning an award for its flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in various carrier-skinned iterations including variants for AT&T, Sprint. and TMobile. What do we do here at XDA once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it. Earlier, we showed you how to unlock the bootloader. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you how to install ClockWorkMod Recovery on the HTC...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 21, 2013

Root Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III with Ease using CASUAL

XDA Elite Recognised Developer AdamOutler is at it again. Following up on his Verizon Note II root method, he continues to roll out safe and easy-to-deploy root exploits via CASUAL, the Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader.This time, the device in question is the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III. One of the major benefits of CASUAL is that it is cross platform. Adam has been spending a great deal of time in bringing support for many different platforms to a consistent level....

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 15, 2013

OPPO Find 5 Source Code Released, Sony Xperia Z Rooted – XDA Developer TV

A new bill was released in congress addressing the SIM unlocking ban. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is OPPO Find 5 source code release. Jordan talks about the rooting options for the Sony Xperia Z. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve gives a Windows Phone App Review of Freda, XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 4, 2012

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S III – XDA Developer TV

In this episode of XDA Developer TV, we show you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S III. The popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S III and its variants have produced a few rooting methods. There are many features you can gain by rooting your device. We present three step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy S III using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The first process posted by XDA Recognized Contributor mrRobinson works for...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 23, 2012

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Camera – Series Part 3 – XDA Developer TV

In this third part of our four-part series, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Camera with Odin, Elite Recognized Developer ChainFire's CF-AutoRoot, and a PC. Before this episode, AdamOutler submitted a recovery to Chainfire to be CF-AutoRooted.  AdamOutler shows how easy CF-AutoRoot is to use. In this episode, AdamOutler gives you a list of reasons why you would want to root your Galaxy Camera. He then gives you the step-by-step process for rooting...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 20, 2012

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

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...

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