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Proof of concept root method for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been found

Samsung phones in North America have been stuck with locked bootloaders for the longest time. This means no TWRP, no stable root, and no ROMs. Luckily, some great developers have been able to make workarounds in the past, and the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 have all had unstable, but working, root....

Magisk v19.1 Stable is out with Android Q Beta 2 support

Magisk is one of the most popular rooting solutions right now. It has had some competition in the past, but if you want to root a phone in 2019, Magisk is the way to go. It is basically a full package, with both a flashable zip to get root access and root manager to control...

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+ (Exynos) can now be rooted with Magisk Canary release

The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup represents the best of all technologies that Samsung can provide to its consumers. If you are in the market right now for a premium smartphone, the Galaxy S10 and its siblings will figure in your list as probable purchase options. Now you would be glad to know that XDA Recognized...

Chainfire’s LiveBoot app now supports rooted Samsung devices on One UI, and Pixel phones on Android Q

LiveBoot is boot animation application that shows you the output of both logcat and dmesg while the device is booting up. Not only do people see it as a better boot animation than an OEM's logo, but it can also be useful as it can show you errors from these logs as they happen. The...

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 10 can now be rooted

We've seen a lot of progress when it comes to unlocking the bootloader and rooting various Amazon tablets as of late. In fact, it was back in January when the 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8 was unlocked and rooted. This was followed up with an unlock and root method that was made available for the...

The Exynos Samsung Galaxy S10+ has been rooted with Magisk

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone was released back in June of 2010 with a 470p display, 512MB of RAM, and the Exynos 3 SoC. Over the last 9 years, Samsung has worked to improve various hardware components themselves (while also outsourcing other components). This has continued up until the release of the Galaxy S10,...

The 2015 Amazon Fire TV 2 can now be rooted (again)

For years, Amazon has been known for being the undisputed biggest online retailer out there, but more recently they've started dedicating efforts into their ecosystem of services, which include a virtual assistant (Alexa), an app store of their own, and, of course, their own fleet of Android-based devices. Amazon has released their own lineup of...

Amazon Fire 7 (5th and 7th gen) can now be unlocked and rooted

Unlike some OEMs out there, Amazon isn't a fan of letting their owners unlock the bootloader of their devices. Still, this limitation hasn't stopped the Amazon Fire tablet series from becoming huge sellers for the company. This also doesn't stop our enthusiast user base from hacking into these devices either. A couple of months ago...

Enable DTS 3D Stereo sound on all LG V30 variants [Root]

There are a number of cases where an OEM is using hardware in their device but then goes in and uses the software to limit its capabilities. The enthusiast community here at XDA is well known for bypassing these restrictions, but then there's a case like LG. They have added (and even mentioned the addition...

LG smart TVs running webOS 3.5 or lower can now be rooted

When we feature a new root method it's typically for a smartphone. If it's not a smartphone then it could be a tablet, smartwatch, or an Android TV set-top box. However, more and more devices are starting to become "smart," which essentially means they have some sort of extra software feature that previously wasn't possible....

How to enable dark mode in Facebook Messenger now [Root]

The redesign of Facebook Messenger has been in the works for a very long time. The official rollout (for real this time) started just a few days ago, and users' opinions vary ever so much. I like the new interface personally, but that's just me. If you remember, Facebook also showed off a dark mode...

Enable [email protected] video recording on the Xiaomi POCO F1 [Root]

Despite the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 supports 4K recording at 60FPS, it's not enabled by default on the Xiaomi POCO F1. The general manager for POCO India tweeted that support would roll out next month, but it's possible to enable it now thanks to the work of XDA Senior Member defcomg. defcomg is...