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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199. 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 188.8.131.52 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.
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