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SuperSU developer releases suhide lite, an app that hides root status on Android phones (for now)

Rooting an Android phone lets you customize the behavior of your device, access protected files and folders, and generally muck around with the operating system. But it also makes your phone more vulnerable to malware, because if you can alter system files, then so can third-party software. So it’s not surprising that some Android apps […]

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Preliminary root released for Android O developer preview (Nexus 5X and 6P)

Just two days after Google released the first developer preview of Android O, it’s been rooted. Well, sort of. Developer Chainfire has found a way to root the Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P when they’re running the developer preview, but this method does not work with the Pixel or Pixel XL smartphones… at least […]

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You can root Android 6.0, but not without a modified boot image

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, bringing new features including Google Now on Tap, automatic cloud backup of app data, a customizable Quick Settings area, and the ability to decide which permissions you want to grant apps. But if you want even more control over the way your phone or tablet works, you may want root […]

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Lilbits (11-20-2014): Encryption, Lollipop, and fart apps for TV

Shortly after Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, folks started finding ways to gain root access on devices like the Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Yes, it’s generally pretty easy to unlock the bootloader on Nexus devices, but Google has stepped up security in Android 5.0 so rooting has been a bit tricky and up […]

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How to root the Google Nexus 9 tablet (video)

The Google Nexus 9 is one of the first devices to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and it’s also one of the first Android devices to feature an NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor. So it took a a little longer than usual for someone to figure out how to root this Nexus device… but just a […]

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How to upgrade a Nexus to Android 4.4.3 (or 4.4.4) without losing root

Google recently started rolling out Android 4.4.3 to owners of Nexus smartphones and tablets. It’s a relatively minor update that doesn’t offer many new features… but it does fix some bugs, so it’s probably a good idea to update your device once you see a prompt letting you know Android 4.4.3 is ready to download […]