If you have just installed the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xoom
that we covered, you would now have lost all root access on the device. However, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member anidrin,
we now have a confirmed working root solution of the Xoom on Android 4.0.3 ICS. If you flashed the CWM packaged ROM, you will have the recovery intact on the Xoom, even if not, no worries, you can get it back easily. All that, after the break!
The beginners rooting solution for the Galaxy Nexus is here! Chainfire
has has just released the first CF-Root kernel for the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2 (ICL53F) which is perfect for users wanting to root their device with no hassle at all and want to keep the phone as close to stock as possible. Contrary to previous versions of CF-Root for various devices, CF-Root for the Galaxy Nexus does not contain the ClockworkMod recovery due to kernel and recovery being separate partitions on the device. This means you don't need to flash a recovery with your kernel.
If you have a Galaxy Mini running Android 2.3.3/4 and SuperOneClick is not working out for you in trying to root your device, there still is a way to get that done. It’s not exactly the one click solution you would have hoped for as offered by SuperOneClick, it's still easy enough and requires you to flash a file from recovery so you should be able to root it without much hassle. The method and files used were originally meant for the Galaxy Ace, but apparently they works just fine for the Galaxy Mini as well. Read on for more information and our complete step-by-step instructions.
The LG Apex was surely a powerhouse of an Android device in it’s time, with it’s impressive resolution of 480x800 pixels, a 600mhz CPU and 256Mb RAM. It’s been more then a year since the device was launched, yet there are still people out there who have not yet rooted their devices. For those looking to give this phone one last shot at reviving itself and unleashing it’s true potential – which is capped on a stock ROM – by rooting the device, you can do so, in no time at all. No ADB, no command prompt or terminal, just a simple one click root, that barely involves the use of your PC. Read More
Do you still have a Galaxy Prevail lying about, completely stock? You can do more with it than just have it lying around, or just using it as stock, as you aren't utilizing its full potential that way, you know. We understand, rooting devices has never been the most comfortable of tasks for many phones in the past, but lately it has actually gotten a lot less tedious. Older phones, such as the Prevail itself, will quickly lose out in todays world (well, lost already, but still) if kept totally stock. If you’re keen on rooting your device in just one click to open up an entirely new world of custom hacks, mods and apps that require root access, we have a simple one click root tool for you that works on Windows, Mac & Linux and allows you to root your Prevail in a snap. Read on for more details and the complete guide.
Released in late October 2010, the Samsung Transform found itself running Android 2.1 Éclair and was later upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo. What happened to Gingerbread? That never really happened, so users are left with Froyo. If you still own the Transform and is completely stock, you should root it and give the device a fighting chance by letting it run custom ROMs and root dependent apps. Why cover this root now? Users request. While we cover mainstream Android devices, we tend to neglect the more budget oriented or less popular devices. Read More
Rooting Motorola Android devices hasn’t exactly always been the easiest of tasks. Then there are OTA updates from one version of the OS to another. If you have a Droid X and updates from a rooted Froyo firmware to the latest Gingerbread OS, you would know what we’re talking about. One Click root solutions are sought out like crazy ,especially when theirs ADB commands involved. Lucky for Droid X users, Framework43, krazykrivda, and psouza4 over at RootzWiki have come out with a One Click root tool for the Droid X running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and as per P3Droid it should also work on the likes of Droid 3, Droid X2, Cliq and Cliq 2. This tool uses the exploit used for rooting the Droid 3 originally. Read More
The core appeal of an insecure boot image
for an Android device, is its life jacket like role for a device that is otherwise irrecoverable. An insecure boot image gives you a degree of recoverability at the very earliest stage of the device boot process, even if the /system partition on your device has been messed up. With an insecure boot image, you stand a chance and connecting your device via ADB to a computer and sort things out to try and recover the device. The Kindle Fire however, was missing an insecure boot image, but not anymore thanks to XDA-Developers forum member paulobrien
. More on this after the break.
The Android Market is beginning to look down on older Android devices, or in some cases, the fragmentation of the devices, has increased the occurrence of the "This item is not compatible with your device.”
message these days. Most of the times, you are wondering how and why is your device incompatible with a relatively simple app! Hats off to James Cushing from RootzWiki
who recently devised a method that lets you trick the Market into thinking that you're using a device you don't otherwise have.
Toshiba Thrive gets rooted on HC 3.2.1! Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet
, which was achieved by putting the tablet into fastboot mode. However, a lot of users upgraded to the official Honeycomb 3.2.1 OTA update that Toshiba pushed out, in the hopes that root will soon be made available. Well that wasn’t the case, much to the users dismay, Toshiba had removed fastboot from the US and Canadian ROMs due to the addition of DRM for renting of Google Videos. Toshiba however was kind enough to offer a roll back, but that is not the answer. Tablet ROMs forum member dalepl
from thriveforums.org have just released an automated script that will root your your device running the Canadian or US ROM in no time at all.
Samsung is trying to battle Apple head on with it’s variety of Android tablets. With the jailbreak for the iPad 2 still not out, Samsung has released quite a few versions of its new Galaxy Tab Plus, one of which, is the P6200 3G model. There’s never stopping an Android device from being rooted is there? So if you own one of these fantastic tablets, and want to root it, you can thank XDA-Developers forum member bdigitalstudio
for figuring this method out.
Got yourself one of the new Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 or 5.0 personal media devices? Since these media players are running Andriod, you can easily root them like most other Samsung Galaxy series devices, and unleash their full potential to install root-only apps and hacks, access and modify their internal system files, and a lot more. Want to root yours? We've got the complete instructions for you, so just continue reading after the jump!
Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet with one click
, but unfortunately, that was for Windows only and Linux and Mac users were left with some annoying string of commands. Not anymore! Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Loglud
, there is now an automated script called NARS (Nook Automated Rooting System)
that will do all the dirty work for you on Linux and Mac, having your Nook Tablet in no time at all. Further credit also goes to xIndirect
HTC Android devices, be they older ones or the relatively newer ones, continue to be supported by the Android developer community. RootzWiki forum member eFrigid
who has recently released an all one one root, unroot, S-Off, bootloader, unlock / re-lock, etc tool for the HTC devices. Such tools are greatly needed especially when users find it hard an tedious to surf through webpages on instructions on how to achieve a certain objective on their device. Tools like these pretty much act like a one click solution to all your pre and post root needs, and this is exactly what eFrigid
has attempted to do here. The tool named, HTC Super Tool
, makes use of different exploits, packed in one convenient package.
Quite a while back we covered a rooting guide for the LG G-Slate on Honeycomb 3.0. The device itself boasted some really impressive hardware specs but found itself ignored from that point onwards. No custom ROMs, lack of custom recoveries, so much so that users had almost lost hope. Then came the update to 3.1 and wham! Users lost all root access. Luckily enough, it wasn’t all too bad for the G-Slate as a solution to root the device running Honeycomb 3.1 was made available. If you’re still stuck on 3.0 in fear of loosing root access on 3.1 or made the jump to 3.1 and are in wait, read on to get your G-Slate rooted now.
We have confirmation that the LG Nitro HD has been rooted! With it’s 1280x720p 4.5” screen, and a pixel density matching that of the iPhone, it is only fair that this wonderful piece of hardware now allows the user total root access. This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member cloudraker
who went about a hit and trial method ad finally struck gold. For him, it was difficult, but for us, he made it a whole lot easier, especially since the root is achieved via SuperOneClick
. If you’ve been using Android devices for a while and have been into rooting them, you would know how this tool makes your life so much easier.
Rooting the Galaxy Tab Plus could not have been easier, especially when the method involved installs the latest ClockworkMod recovery 5 on the device as well. The recovery and root we’ll talk about here are meant specifically for the P6210 and T869 models. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member garyd9
who developed this method and tested it out to be working flawlessly on his own P6210. The recovery and root for the T869 has been reported to be working fine as well. Read More
The Galaxy Nexus has been rooted, it received ClockworkMod recovery 5, received one or two custom ROMs, and finally got a fix a for the annoying Volume bug it came with. While a lot of folks have yet to to get their hands on the device, a few already are enjoying every minute spent on this device. However, there are always some people who try out all the mods on their latest devices, and once done, they just simply want to revert back to stock, because life is simple and beautiful that way. Of course other reasons could include, warranty affairs or more. So if you want to revert your shiny new Galaxy Nexus back to complete stock, like it came from the factory, XDA-Developers forum member Evostance
has put together a very useful guide on getting your Galaxy Nexus back to stock in almost no time.
Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet in one click, and while the one click solution worked for users using Windows, Linux and Mac users had to go through a string of ADB commands. While that method wasn’t that cumbersome compared to most roots in the past, Mac users now have the chance to root their Nook Tablet easily, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member t-r-i-c-k
A one click solution to unroot the Nook Tablet, is now out. Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet
, and that tool was a one click solution as well which seems to be the rage these days. The unroot solution is brought to you by XDA-Developers forum member Indirect
, who also brought us the one click root for the Nook Tablet. According to him, “I'll rewrite it and make it useful but right now, it's basic and does what it needs to. Be sure you're back to how it came originally *meaning no altered system files* otherwise you might be left without a way to fix it.”
Also, if you managed to install Google Apps on the tablet, this unroot script will also remove those for you.