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How to root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

Here’s how you can unlock the bootloader and root the Google Pixel 6a with Magisk

It’s been a few weeks since Google unveiled the mid-ranger Pixel 6a, bringing several notable upgrades over previous Pixel-A series phones. Besides the availability of the Android 13 beta, the factory images and the kernel sources for the Pixel 6a have been published as well, which are just the right ingredients for the modding enthusiasts...

Magisk v25.2 marks the beginning of the project’s Rust-ification

Back in 2021, we saw the first baby steps toward the adoption of the memory-managed Rust programming language into the Android codebase. John Wu, aka XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu, has apparently been thinking along the same lines for the Magisk Project. As per Wu, the experimentation had already begun after releasing the v25.0 build...

How to unlock the bootloader of the Nothing Phone 1 and root it with Magisk

Upon the release of a new smartphone, a mission that many Android enthusiasts undertake is to unlock the bootloader and root the device. After this, typically comes a deluge of development in the form of custom ROMs, kernels, and other mods and tweaks. It can be said that the life of a device here at...

Researcher finds Android zero-day vulnerability impacting Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S22, and more

Android security has come a long way in recent years. The fostering of monthly security patches has kept hundreds of threats at bay, while Google Play Protect is there to bar malware from the Play Store. However, there are still instances where rogue actors can exploit vulnerabilities hidden within in Android's code for nefarious purposes....

How to unlock the T-Mobile LG Velvet bootloader and root it with Magisk

Unlocking the bootloader, rooting a device, and flashing aftermarket ROMs are popular hobbies here at XDA. The power user community holds the ability to mod their devices in high regard, and they almost find no interest in phones if they are not able to be bootloader unlocked. Many legacy devices are actually kept alive by...

Magisk v25.0 improves SELinux handling, revises root permission management, and much more

At this point, we at XDA are certain that most of you have at least heard of Magisk. Created by John Wu, aka XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu, the project originally started off as a systemless root method and has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful solution beyond just a plain superuser privilege...

These are the Best Apps for Rooted Android Devices in 2022: Tasker, AdAway, Migrate, and more!

One of the greatest virtues of Android is how customizable it is. This customization can range from simple things such as installing a new launcher, and even going so far as to root your smartphone in order to unlock true superuser privilege. How far you want to go is actually up to you, but if...

PSA: Dirty Pipe, the Linux kernel root vulnerability, can be abused on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6 Pro

What happens when a Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability that also affects Android gets disclosed publicly? You got it! Security researchers and Android enthusiasts around the world try to take advantage of the newly found problem to create an exploit, which can be used to gain advanced access to your device (such as root or the ability...

Unofficial LineageOS 18.1 brings Android TV 11 to the third-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick lineup

When it comes to streaming dongles, Amazon Fire TV Sticks are some of the most popular streaming devices on the market. Amazon maintains its own fork of Android called Fire OS for these devices, which lacks Google apps and has a completely different UI than Google’s Android TV OS. If you own a 3rd generation...

Linux kernel bug dubbed ‘Dirty Pipe’ can lead to root access, affects Android devices as well

One of the strongest points of the Linux kernel has primarily been its open source nature, which allows stakeholders to fork, modify and redistribute it in a way that suits their particular needs. But this very advantage of being open source acts like a double-edged sword when it comes to the existence of unpatched security...

Magisk v24.2 released with Zygisk improvements, stability fixes, and much more

As of 2022, Magisk is the most popular and recommended rooting solution for devices running Android. Created by John Wu, aka XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu, the Magisk project has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. A big part of its success comes from the developer’s consistency and...