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Chainfire’s Systemless Root for Pixel Phones is Coming

We all knew it was coming. It's basically tradition that within days of Google releasing a new device, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire finds a working root method. In keeping with that tradition, earlier today Chainfire demonstrated he had achieved root access on his Pixel phone with a picture of ADB shell requesting superuser access. The news...

9 Year Old Linux Kernel bug dubbed ‘Dirty Cow’ can Root every version of Android

Despite the fact that tens of thousands of users actively pore over the Linux kernel source code actively looking for security flaws, it's not unheard of for serious bugs to go unnoticed. After all, though the chances of missing something incredibly serious are lowered by having more eyes auditing the code, we're all still human...

Sultanxda Bypasses New SafetyNet Unlocked Bootloader Check on Latest CM13 Builds for OP3

Google’s SafetyNet has been a huge thorn in the side of anyone who wants to use Android Pay while having full control over their phones. Until recently, it has mostly been about disabling Android Pay on devices with Root, but a couple days ago, Google took it one step further -- they are triggering SafetyNet even...

Best Note 7 MODs ( V4A, Xposed, 3imit…)

A while back TK made a video for XDA TV showing you how to root the Galaxy Note 7. Now if your phone is rooted and you're wondering what to do next, you should check out some of these MODs. TK will walk you through how to install Xposed and what some of the best MODs...

Pixel Phones Not Yet Rootable with Current Methods

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a pretty great week for Nexus Pixel fans. In a single day, we've seen the first alleged non-blurry pictures of the upcoming Google flagship phones and have gotten official confirmation from Google about the mythical October 4th event date. Besides the news about the supposed pricing model for the...

How To Root the Galaxy Note 7

You can also check out this thread for a detailed walk through.  

Latest Update to Pokémon GO Blocks Rooted Devices from Entering the Game

If the streets around me, you and everywhere else are any indication, the strongest points of the Pokémon GO fad have already passed us. While everyone and their dog were excited about trying out what it feels like to be a Pokémon trainer in real life, the actual game and its mechanics left a lot of...

Experimental suhide Mod for SuperSU Hides su Binary from Applications

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire needs no introduction in the world of third party development, so we'll spare you some time. Today, Chainfire brings to us his latest work -- suhide. Suhide is an experimental mod for SuperSU, one that leverages the systemless installation to give you a way to hide the su binary from applications on a...

Updated – Rooted Sprint Build for All US Carrier Note7’s Now Available

Final Update(?) - As expected the Sprint method has been confirmed to work on all US variants. However, it is very important to note that carrier specific features like VoLTE, WiFi Calling etc will not work at this time without some work arounds. This is especially true with the T-Mobile version since you will lose...

Upcoming Tasker update to bring Non-Root, Per-App, Scriptable Firewall

Feature Image Credits: MakeTechEasier Regulars of our portal are probably familiar with the popular Android automation app Tasker.  You are also probably aware that we're massive fans of the app and we encourage users to browse our forums so you can better master the art of Tasker scripting. We've even recently begun a series of articles centered around unique,...

Best Mods For The OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is great. You may have seen the extensive review that was posted on XDA, but today we are going to talk about what you can do to make the OnePlus 3 even better. Let's go over some of the most common gripes of the phone and a few mods that can fix them. Screen Brightness Many...

AT&T (and Others) Galaxy S7 has Finally been Rooted

Part of the struggle for our readers looking to purchase the latest and greatest flagship device from certain American carriers is the fact that these devices are heavily locked down. Ad-blockers, custom themes, Xposed modules, and other root-only features are generally out of reach for most phones bought on AT&T or Verizon. Sure, these days...