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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...

Magisk v20.1 and Magisk Manager v7.4.0 introduces new hiding mode for Android 9+ devices

Magisk is an incredible tool for Android rooting enthusiasts. It is a systemless interface created by XDA's Recognized Developer topjohnwu and can be used for much more than just rooting your devices. The interface helps users tinker with the system settings without actually making changes to the system files. Besides allowing the installation of a wide...

How to install TWRP and root with Magisk on the Moto G6

The Motorola Moto G6 is an entry level release from Lenovo under the Moto brand. With a 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS display (2160×1080), the G6 brings the newest trend of 2018 to the masses, alongside other reliable specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, expandable storage, and dual 12...

Magisk v16.6 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Project Treble GSIs

If you've ever looked into rooting your Android device, chances are you've heard of Magisk at some point. It's a systemless root, open source solution that's best known for its ability to pass SafetyNet—allowing you to use apps like Google Pay and Pokemon Go while rooted. It is developed by XDA Recognised Developer topjohnwu who...

LineageOS Introduces “Trust” – A Centralized Interface for Security and Privacy

The introduction of monthly security patches for Android was a welcome and much-needed move from Google. At that time, Android was infamous for its fragmentation issues, which negatively impacted how security vulnerabilities could be patched and then quickly distributed to devices. Monthly security patches provided a quick way for concerned users to judge how "secure"...

This is Why We STILL Root!

A little over 3 and a half years ago, legendary XDA TV Host azrienoch posted a video explaining the reasons that XDA members and Android enthusiasts rooted their devices. Over the past couple of years a lot has changed with Android. Many people are saying that rooting is not necessary anymore. So today XDA TV Host...

Security Policy, Root and Custom ROMs Balancing Do’s and Don’ts

For those of us that run our own business and understand those risks, we may have an easier case than the rest of us who must follow corporate policy. The challenge is that, for better or worse, things are getting more secure out of necessity. Larger corporations are chasing certifications such as ISO 27001 to...

How to Root the Nexus 6P and Install TWRP Recovery – XDA TV

A rooting method for the Nexus 6P is fairly straight forward, but in case you’re new or need a reminder, XDA TV Host TK shows you how to root and install TWRP recovery on the Nexus 6P. Even though it’s a Google stock Android experience device, you can still get so much more out of it....

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...

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...

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...

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...