Rooting the Sony Tablet S just got very easy, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member condi
. While credit for coming up with the original root method goes to djrbliss
has managed to mod it up a bit and eliminate problems like com.pwn.me
error or MTP enabling and disabling issues on the device. The root script has been modded to run on both 32bit and 64bit Windows, while it has actually been tested and confirmed to be working on Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 64bit.
The LG Esteem gets rooted once again! Once again? Well, apparently LG patched up an existing vulnerability via an OTA update, thereby rendering the existing root exploit pretty much useless. This is not the first time we’ve seen manufacturers do that, and certainly this would not be that last, but for an OS that was built upon the whole appeal of being open source, such moves are now hardly amusing. So not to drift away from the issue at hand, those who updated their LG Esteem can now root their device thanks to Dan Rosenberg
. The method is pretty easy and more or less a one click solution, making it a no sweat deal for even the most novice Android user.
Aptly named Droid 4 Utility Pre-Release for Windows, the tool has been developed for the Motorola Droid 4 and released by XDA-Developers forum member mattlgroff which, as the title suggests, includes more than just your one click root. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Droid 4, a solution that was out just as soon as the device was released, leaving Motorola wondering where the lacked in locking down their devices bootloader. While we leave Motorola to worry about that, we’re glad they let their guard down, or for that matter, kudos to Dan Rosenberg for his motofail exploit that rooted the device. Coming back to the multipurpose tool, it also brings along a one click root for the Droid 4 on ICS 4.0.3 even though an update is not here as yet. More on the functions and how you can use this tool, after the break! Read More
Motorola Droid 4 owners waiting to get root access on your device, we've got great news for you. Your wait is over, as the Droid 4 has finally been rooted! Motorola may have been trying hard to lock down their handsets lately but this is a serious blow to all that effort. As ever, we've brought you the full method of rooting your Droid 4, so read on after the jump for more information, the download link and the installation instructions.
The worlds first Android based wrist watch gets rooted! Sporting a tiny 1.6” screen, you’d wonder why would anyone need to root the MOTOACTV or for that matter, might be a bit surprised seeing a wrist watch running Android. Well, it’s simple, because it can be done, and if you own this one of a kind device, you will definitely want to root it. Intended as a fitness device with an mp3 player and GPS to track your jogs, the device runs a highly customized UI atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Once rooted, you also have the ClockworkMod recovery available as well, but that’s another thing. For now we focus on rooting the device. It’s not your One Click solution so be very careful, but we know there's no stopping anyone who owns this device.
The QWERTY keypad equipped Samsung Captivate Glide gets rooted! The root method comes in from XDA-Developers forum member CarpeNoctem
along with lambgx02
who provided the Carrier IQ free kernel (by Rogers) and the insecure kernel and the Rogers rooted ROM, and ardatdat
who provided the rooted ROM and the overclocked kernel. The root will work for both the AT&T Captivate Glide and for Rogers as well. Read on for instructions and more on how you can root your Samsung Captivate Glide.
With HTC Android devices, it’s always the bootloader that stands in the way of rooting, custom ROMs and kernels etc. The Jetstream tablet, is no different, however, HTC has begun offering to unlock the bootloaders for some devices via their website. If you’re looking to root your jetstream tablet, we have that covered as well thanks to XDA-Developers forum member DoomLoRD
. The rooting method, is not your typical one click method, but a manual one.
Fahrbot Mobile is already a famous name among Android users courtesy of some very fine apps such as Call Master
, Screenshot ER2 and Undelete
. The renowned team is back with yet another remarkable app called SwitchMe
that lets you create multiple user profiles on Android, each with a different set of system settings, user accounts and apps, and switch between with a couple of taps. The app seems to be inspired from the multiple user accounts feature that has been available to desktop users for quite some time now. By creating multiple user profiles on the same operating system (or ROM), you can use any one as your default profile, whereas other account(s) can be used for testing purposes, or simply, as a guest account. SwitchMe currently works only on rooted devices.
We have confirmation that the latest 18.104.22.168 OTA update for the Transformer Prime has now been rooted! Even better, it is a one click solution so even the most novice of users, who grabbed the latest OTA update that Asus pushed out, can now root their device in no time at all. The One Click solution is brought to us by XDA-Developer forum member -viperboy-
who released this very tool a while back for rooting the earlier firmware, but now, the tool has been updated to work on the latest OTA, that is the 22.214.171.124. Further credits to Saurik
for coming up with the root method for the latest OTA. The tool will work for both Windows and Linux.
Proud owner of Lenovo's awesome business-oriented tablet, the ThinkPad? Want to get more out of your tablet by rooting it in order to run root-only apps, hacks and mods on it? You're in luck - we have confirmation that the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet has been rooted! This tablet is indeed a powerhouse and root access is something the device truly deserves. Furthermore, anyone can root it with this method because it's quick and practically automated, as you will shortly learn. For more information and the complete instructions, continue reading after the break!
Rooting and custom recoveries go hand in hand for all Android devices. If you own a Galaxy R I9003 and still haven’t rooted the device, you can now do so thanks to the instructions by legion1911
over at XDA-Developers. The process is neither a one click one, nor a complicated and lengthy one. You will be flashing the recovery via ODIN and moving on to rooting via flashing Superuser from the recovery.
Shortly after the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom started rolling out, a lot of eager users are still left in the dark. However, with a lot of users, not having root access is another major factor to not updating the device to ICS just yet. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member stachre
, users can now manually install a rooted but stock version of the Android 4.0.3 IML77 ICS firmware on their Xoom. This ROM is specifically meant for the US Wi-FI model only, and not the 3G/4G models or non US Wi-Fi models.
One click root for Transformer Prime on Ice Cream Sandwich is here! For those of you who have not updated to ICS yet dude to root concerns and those eagerly waiting to root the device on ICS, you can now do so, very easily. The method at hand is simple enough to be used by novice users as well. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member zedomax
for bringing this wonderful tool out to the users of the Prime tablet. The script was based on sparkym3's code, so credit goes out to him as well. If you have updated to the latest 126.96.36.199 firmware from Asus, this will not work for you
A few days back, ASUS Transformer Prime users were delighted at the news of the device being rooted. However, that method involved using a few manual commands and strings that some users most probably did not fancy going through. If you decided to pass on rooting your Transformer Prime back then because of this reason, your worries are now over. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member -viperboy
-, there is now a one click root
solution available for the device, meaning even the most novice of Transformer Prime users can now easily root their tablet with no hassle. Read on for more details and the complete method.
If you have recently updated your Kindle Fire to the latest 6.2.1 firmware and felt hopeless with no signs of rooting method – well there was one, but that involved opening up the device, literally – no need to despair anymore. From Justin Case of TeamAndIRC , comes, the only software root available for the 6.2.1 firmware on the Kindle Fire. Named BurritoRoot, the app is to be run on your PC followed by a few manual ADB commands and you’ll be good to go. Read More
The LTE Version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has finally been rooted. This breakthrough comes in from XDA-Developers forum member Da_G
who has made rooting the device as easy as flashing a kernel a via ODIN. Once the kernel is flashed, you will have complete root access on the LTE enabled tablet.
Do you have a Motorola Flipout lying around? The device is sure a peculiar one, with a full QWERTY keypad and a pivoting point in the lower right corner, around which the screen and keyboard half rotate. The device was launched with Android 2.1 Éclair and never really saw an update coming it’s way. If you still haven’t rooted this flashy looking phone, we can tell you, doing so is as easy as installing an app on your phone. Actually that is
what you’ll be doing.
The LG myTouch was developed by LG for the US mobile carrier, T-Mobile. The device packs a potent hardware setup with a 1Ghz Scorpion CPU, HSPA+ connectivity and a 5MP camera capable of recording at 720p. Such a device, deserves to be rooted to unleash its true potential, and what better way to root it than the SuperOneClick tool. However, the tool does work, only after a slight commands sent via ADB. No, its still not complicated at all. We’ll show you how. Read More
Galaxy Precedent is a CDMA based mobile phone intended for the budget market. It is not uncommon for budget phones to have their rooting guides on popular Android forums buried underneath a pile of guides concerning the much hotter phones. If you still have a Galaxy Precednt lying around, or are still using one and have never rooted it, you may like to know that rooting the device is simply a one click automated process. Want to root yours? Just read on for our complete guide.
Kindle Fire gets automated root, recovery and market installation! Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Kindle Fire
, followed by a guide on installing the Android Market on the device
. Honestly, very tedious methods, and we’re sure there are plenty of users out there with the Kindle Fire wanting to root their devices but are waiting for a rather simpler solution than the ones available. Guess what, that simpler (way simple!) solution is now available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Vashypooh.
He has developed a tool that automates the rooting process, market installation, recovery installation (the new TW 2.0 touch based recovery) and much more. Aptly named, Kindle Fire Utility
, it is going to become every Kindle Fire’s owner dream come true.