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Lilbits: Archiving Android apps, postmarketOS for the F(x)tec Pro1, and the Dirty Pipe Linux vulnerability

A serious vulnerability has been found in recent builds of the Linux kernel, allowing any local user to gain root access on an unpatched device… which could include a number of Android phones running Linux kernel 5.8 or later. In other recent tech news from around the web Google is building an Android feature that […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Privacy Sandbox for Android, Valve brings more Windows games to Linux, and a triple-screen PC powered by Raspberry Pi computers

Google is announcing a vague plan to provide Android users with more privacy from ad tracking technology… but unlike Apple, which has basically made tracking an opt-in experience on iOS, Google is trying to find a way to offer more privacy without completely gutting the advertising model that accounts for most of the company’s profits. We’ll […]

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Magisk is alive and well after lead developer joins Google (Utility for rooting and customizing Android devices)

Magisk is a popular tool for rooting and customizing the look, performance, and behavior of Android phones. And when the lead developer took a job at Google earlier this year, there was some concern that he might not be allowed to continue working on Magisk. Now John Wu has explained that he’s been given the […]

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RootMyRoku lets you hack a Roku and install unofficial channels

Roku devices support hundreds of “channels,” allowing you to stream music and videos from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, HBO, Spotify, and many other sources. But if you want even more control over your device, it’s now possible to jailbreak or root many recent Roku devices. The new RootMyRoku software is a “persistent root jailbreak” that […]

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Magisk v21.1 adds Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G support

Less than a month after adding support for Android 11, the developer of the popular Android rooting/customization utility Magisk has released a new version with bug fixes, stability improvements, and support for Google’s latest Pixel devices. According to @topjohnwu, Magisk (beta) v21.1 is the first version to officially support the Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel […]

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Magisk v21 adds support for rooting Android 11 (and much more)

One of the most popular tools for rooting Android devices has received a major update that adds support for rooting Android 11. Magisk v21.0 also works with a “completely redesigned” Magisk Manager app, and a bunch of other under-the-hood changes. Magisk v21.0 is still considered beta, and it may not work with all Android devices […]