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Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Before we begin, full disclosure: this app is geeky. Really geeky. Now that we’ve got that out of the way: Chainfire (aka. Jorrit Jongma, of SuperSU fame) has released a new app to the Play Store today. It’s called LiveBoot, a simple yet fun (and possibly quite useful) concept that replaces your boot animation with a live output of logcat and[Read More…]

by 6:45 am on December 19, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Owners of Sony‘s newest family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact have banded together to offer a bounty for a developer to obtain root access to their devices through the XDA-Developers forum. Having root access on your device is nice, but in recent years it’s become less important as manufacturers and even Google implement[Read More…]

by 11:20 am on November 26, 2014 2 comments Android Development, Modding
Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

When Google brought Lollipop into the world they also introduced SELinux into an enforcing mode in all stock devices. This makes the system partition of a Lollipop stock device read-only by default. Everyone was worried about the future of the Android hacker scene but we shouldn’t have been as it was quickly shown that a custom kernel could be used[Read More…]

by 12:23 pm on November 21, 2014 9 comments News
Lollipop:  The state of root

Lollipop: The state of root

Back in Android version 4.3, Jelly Bean, SELinux was introduced into Android, albeit in permissive mode which is basically turned off. This was switched to enforcing in KitKat, 4.4. SELinux policy is in effect and things that it doesn’t want to allow won’t be allowed. SELinux was ported to Android by a team who submitted a patch earlier this year[Read More…]

by 4:49 pm on October 22, 2014 20 comments News
Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

If you’re playing with the latest builds of Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7, there’s a fair chance that you’re interested in rooting your device to unlock further potential. The updated preview builds of Android L break the existing root tools, but don’t despair; there’s new versions available as of yesterday. Chainfire, the developer of popular root[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on October 20, 2014 2 comments Modding, News, Phones, Tablets
Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Google launched Screen Mirroring from Android to Chromecast only a couple of days ago, but it’s fairly limited. Google announced that while limited to a few devices, it’s expected to roll out to more devices soon. But why wait? This being Android the option to jump the line and start mirroring your screen to Chromecast is now open thanks to[Read More…]

by 9:59 am on July 12, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, Modding
The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

No, the sky is not falling Chicken Little. We are still safe and Google has not locked us down. Those of us who like write access to the system partition will still be able to do it in the future. At the end of May a patch was committed and merged into the AOSP that builds upon the security of[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on June 30, 2014 6 comments News
GEL XPOSED Settings are back!

GEL XPOSED Settings are back!

For all the Xposed users out there it was a bad day when the popular module for GEL settings was rendered useless. But in the latest update the bug was fixed. Google sent out an update for Google Now Launcher, which obfuscated the code, which makes it near impossible to hack.  However, in the latest update to GEL settings, the developer has[Read More…]

by 6:16 am on May 9, 2014 3 comments Apps, Modding, News
Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

Changes made to the Android Open Source Project master tree have revealed that there are upcoming changes to the Android security model, which means that a large number of root apps could be rendered unusable in future releases of Android, potentially as early as Android 4.4.3. Rather than an active attempt to break root apps, it appears that this change[Read More…]

by 9:37 am on January 21, 2014 0 comments News, OS Update
The Cyanogen Mod Installer – A real experience

The Cyanogen Mod Installer – A real experience

CyanogenMod are making a very big effort to commercialise their venture lately. Initially announcing that they were moving from the crowd-source code that has dozens of contributors to a more commercial model, then onto the CyanogenMod phone (the Oppon N1 CM Version) and the installer that makes installing CyanogenMod a breeze even if you don’t know what “root” is, how[Read More…]

by 9:42 am on January 15, 2014 8 comments Modding, News