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Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX

Samsung S6 and S6 Edge get root without tripping KNOX

7:30 am on May 11, 2015 in Modding, Phones
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There’s a method now for Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge owners to achieve root on their handsets without breaking Samsung’s KNOX security protection. We posted a guide a little while ago on how to root the S6 range when it first came out. That process, which was largely the same as that used to root many a Galaxy S[Read More…]

Nexus Player: Root achieved for Firmware LMY47D Android 5.1.0

Nexus Player: Root achieved for Firmware LMY47D Android 5.1.0

4:42 pm on March 29, 2015 in Android TV and Chromecast, News

For those of you who’ve gone to the trouble of importing your own Nexus Player, it’s more than likely that you’ve sideloaded apps, or grabbed an unblock-us + netflix account. For anyone wishing to take that little bit more control over their Nexus Player, or perhaps to allow an app such as Titanium Backup to run in its fully functional[Read More…]

AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’

AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’

4:38 pm on January 12, 2015 in Apps and Games
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According to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, up till November last year there were 1,185 road deaths – and even money says that some of those were caused by unsafe drivers. Insurance company AAMI has a vested interest in safe driving, not only is it good business sense to encourage safe driving but it saves lives as well. AAMI[Read More…]

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Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

6:45 am on December 19, 2014 in Apps and Games, News
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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…]

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?

11:20 am on November 26, 2014 in Android Development, Modding
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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…]

Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

12:23 pm on November 21, 2014 in News
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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…]

Lollipop:  The state of root

Lollipop: The state of root

4:49 pm on October 22, 2014 in News
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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…]

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

8:30 am on October 20, 2014 in Modding, News, Phones, Tablets
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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…]

Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

9:59 am on July 12, 2014 in Android TV and Chromecast, Modding
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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…]

The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

8:00 am on June 30, 2014 in News
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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…]

GEL XPOSED Settings are back!

GEL XPOSED Settings are back!

6:16 am on May 9, 2014 in Apps and Games, Modding, News
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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…]

Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

9:37 am on January 21, 2014 in News, OS Updates

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…]

The Cyanogen Mod Installer – A real experience

The Cyanogen Mod Installer – A real experience

9:42 am on January 15, 2014 in Modding, News
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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…]

Australia Post refuses to talk to Ausdroid about its Parcel Send app

Australia Post refuses to talk to Ausdroid about its Parcel Send app

4:07 pm on September 25, 2013 in Apps and Games, Opinion and Editorial
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It was about a month ago now when we told you about Australia Post’s new Parcel Send application, and one very worrying restriction that – in the circumstances – didn’t make an awful lot of sense. For reasons that are unclear, Australia Post decided to block access to the app on handsets or tablets that have been rooted. Presumably with[Read More…]

Chromecast exploit found and exposed to gain remote root access

Chromecast exploit found and exposed to gain remote root access

6:28 pm on July 28, 2013 in Android TV and Chromecast, News
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It’s a Google Device so obviously the first thing that enthusiasts are looking for is ways to play with it. The team at GTVHacker has just announced the first exploit for the newest Google hardware release a little over three days after it went on-sale. Normally the GTVHacker team work with GoogleTV and it’s this experience that has led them[Read More…]