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Your rooted Android phone can jailbreak an iPhone with checkra1n

A lot of us here at XDA-Developers.com actually chanced upon the forums for the first time when we were looking to root our Android devices. After all, our forums are over 17 years old at this point, and currently, boast of over 10 million members who have created more than 3.4 million threads and 77...

Pokémon GO’s aggressive root checking now looks for the existence of a TWRP and Titanium Backup folder

Pokémon GO was launched in 2016, and thanks to its blockbuster launch, it immensely contributed to the popularity of AR as a genre. We're sure you're already familiar with it, but for starters, it is pretty much a game where you can become a Pokémon Trainer yourself, go out into the real world and find...

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

Create a custom accent color on your rooted Android 9 Pie or Android 10 device

Android 10 introduced its own built-in theming option, allowing interested users a way to customize their device to a small extent. While Pixel users get easier access to theming solutions through the Pixel Themes app, other AOSP-based Android 10 users can access some theming features through Developer Options in the Settings menu. These basic theming...

How to enable Android 10’s Rules feature on any Pixel smartphone

A new Android version is released every year, and Google takes the stage at I/O to highlight some of the most prominent changes to the OS. But there are always many features that are not covered on stage due to paucity of time, and these end up being discovered later on. "Rules" is one such...

Make OxygenOS look more Pixel-like with the Out of Oxygen Substratum theme

OxygenOS by OnePlus is among the most loved Android interfaces. Drawing its philosophy from custom ROMs like yesteryears' most popular ROM, CyanogenMod, OxygenOS features an almost-stock Android UI with several options for customization. Over the years, little changes in OxygenOS has magnified to the extent that it now has its own iconography and peculiar design...

How to root the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL with Magisk

Android power users in the XDA community still consider root access really important. There are just some things you can only do with root access, like enabling the Pixel 4's face unlock in any app. If you bought the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL and want to learn how to root it, we'll show...

Magisk v20 stable release now fully supports Android 10

Magisk has become so popular over the past few years that there is no need for introductions now. But in case you need one, it is a systemless interface that started off as a simple systemless root method and an alternative to SuperSU, the leading root method back then, and has since evolved to a...

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can now be bootloader unlocked

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the most popular streaming dongles from Amazon. It not only unlocks 4K video capabilities for connected devices but also brings support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Earlier this year, the device even received support for Miracast screen mirroring via an update and now, developers...

The Amazon Fire 7 2019 tablet can now be bootloader unlocked and rooted

Thanks to Android's unfortunate state in the tablet segment, Amazon's Fire 7 is one of the most popular devices on the market. It is aimed at users with basic needs, especially kids. You can read books, watch movies, browse the web, and so on, but the Fire 7 tablet is still restricted when it comes...

How to unlock the bootloader and root the OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus devices are some of the best on the market for development. The OnePlus 7 Pro kernel sources were released straight away at launch, and developers could get going on it right away. Not to mention that the company still gives developers devices to work on, which means that you can get lots of different...

How to unlock the bootloader, root, and install TWRP on the Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi devices are pretty popular around these parts, but their software isn't everyone's cup of tea. The good news is Xiaomi allows users to unlock their device bootloaders. You just have to wait through the unlock period before you can do anything. Max from XDA TV has shared a tutorial video about how to do...