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Geohot is back - This time with a root tool for nearly every Android device out there
Geohot is back - This time with a root tool for nearly every Android device out there
George Hotz (aka geohot) is back with a vengeance, releasing a new root tool that can be effectively used on all Android devices including the ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 10 comments
Roku players rooted, for time being
Roku players rooted, for time being
Roku set-top boxes, popular due to their small size, relatively cheap prices, and access to numerous streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, ...... 30 Dec 2013 - 4 comments
Nook Tablet rooted with SD card
Nook Tablet rooted with SD card
Although the Nook Tablet has been rootable out of the box, the process was notoriously user unfriendly. This week, the devs over at XDA have ...... 29 Jan 2012 - 5 comments
Kindle Fire gets its first Ice Cream Sandwich ROM
Kindle Fire gets its first Ice Cream Sandwich ROM
The Amazon Kindle Fire has just received its first "pre-alpha" ROM of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Because the ROM is so buggy, it is ...... 26 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Barnes & Noble follows Amazon's lead - kills root and sideloading on the Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble follows Amazon's lead - kills root and sideloading on the Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble has pushed out an update for their Nook Tablet which breaks root access to the device and disables app sideloading. This is ...... 23 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Amazon starts rolling out update which breaks root access while boasting millions of sales
Amazon starts rolling out update which breaks root access while boasting millions of sales
Eleven weeks after they first started taking pre-orders for it, Amazon says their Kindle Fire tablet continues to be their biggest seller. ...... 20 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Video: Security vendor demonstrates Android exploits
Video: Security vendor demonstrates Android exploits
Jon Oberheide of Duo Security has released a video demonstrating two security vulnerabilities which could allow apps to take control of Android devices. ...... 21 Sep 2011 - 6 comments
CyanogenMod 7 now available for HTC Evo 3D and Sensation 4G
CyanogenMod 7 now available for HTC Evo 3D and Sensation 4G
CyanogenMod 7, the top custom ROM for Android devices, has now made its way to the popular HTC Sensation and Evo 3D smartphones. The open ...... 14 Sep 2011 - 1 comment
     

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