Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gets Easy Root and Unlock Tool

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So you’re the proud new owner of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now that you have it in your possession, you might be thinking about unlocking and rooting it. If that’s the case, you have come to the right place. A developer by the name of WugFresh has developed a pretty painless way to kill […]

Tether Your Android Without Root for Free with ClockworkMod Tether

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Tethering your Mac or PC to your Android phone for internet access just got a lot easier and safer with the release of ClockworkMod Tether for Android. This new app allows you to tether your Android smartphone, including the Galaxy Nexus, to your Windows, Mac or Linux computer to share your phone’s internet connection. Unlike […]

How To Unlock and Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Easy Way)

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One of the nice things about the Galaxy Nexus is the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMS and modifications. I showed you how to unlock the Galaxy Nexus already, but I found a much easier method for unlocking and rooting the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review This guide will […]

Official HTC Bootloader Unlock Utility Compatible with Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, and Devices Released After September 2011

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HTC has revised its official HTC Bootloader Unlock tool to make it compatible with a number of older devices in addition to any device released after September 2011. In addition to being compatible with the recently released HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, it is also compatible with the 3G-only HTC Droid Incredible […]

Google Wallet Now Working on Galaxy Nexus, With a Catch

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The Galaxy Nexus has all the hardware it needs to use Google Wallet, a tap to pay app that allows user to make credit card payments and thousands of retailers, but issues have prevented Google from installing it on the Galaxy Nexus. Instead of waiting for Google and Verizon to come together and solve this […]

How to Watch Amazon Video on Rooted Kindle Fire

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The devs over at XDA Developer’s Forum posted a root method for the Kindle Fire within a day or two of its launch, but as we reported it breaks the Amazon Prime video service. I speculated that there’d be a fix soon, and apparently someone already found a workaround until the actually fix shows up. […]

Root the Amazon Fire and Forget Prime Video…For Now

Root the Fire and Lose Prime

If you root your Amazon Fire you won’t get much. In fact you’ll get less than the stock experience because apparently, you lose access to the Amazon Prime Video library. According to one person who rooted his Fire, the tablet searches for the su binary (stands for Super User and shows that an Android device […]

Kindle Fire Root Now Available With One Click

Kindle Fire Root

That didn’t take long. The Kindle Fire has already been rooted. User Death2all110 from Android Forums posted a guide to root the Kindle Fire with SuperOneClick 2.2 and, a few clicks. The Kindle Fire root process is detailed at Android Forums, and look like a straightforward set of instructions. Essentially, you need top plug your Kindle Fire […]

How to Root the Motorola Droid RAZR

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Today is a big day for quite a few of you out there as Motorola and Verizon have released their latest Droid offering, the Motorola Droid RAZR. It’s on sale both online and in-stores and it can be had for a mere $111.11 (at Amazon) for those signing a new contract. And if you’re planning […]

App Access the Key to Carriers’ Fight Against Android Rooting

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For users who like to customize their smartphone, Android has offered a big advantage over the iPhone, but recently this advantage has been cut back or removed all together by chipping away at the apps users who are rooted can use. Back in the old days, when Android first began making inroads on multiple carriers one of […]

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Gets Rooted

Samsung Epic 4G Touch

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Sprint’s Galaxy S II, has only been out since September 16th but already it has been rooted by both Zedomax as well as the Android Creative Syndicate otherwise known as ACS. That means that there are two options to choose from for rooting one of Sprint’s finest smartphones just mere […]

Motorola Droid Bionic Gets Rooted Ahead of Launch

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Good news for those of you that are thinking about picking up a Motorola Droid Bionic when it arrives this month. No, the bootloader hasn’t been unlocked but for some, if not all of you, this news is probably just as good. It seems My Droid World has used the same method that was used […]

CyanogenMod Brings Android to the HP TouchPad [Video]

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The CyanogenMod Team, those wonderful hackers who help to make Android so much better on dozens of devices, turned their attention to the HP Touchpad. Their work brings new life to a previously “sort of dead” device by porting Android to it. Thanks to a $2,300 reward by HackNMod, there are plenty of people working […]

Motorola Droid 3 Gets An Easy Root Method

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Earlier today, I told you that the Motorola Droid 3 had been rooted. The manual root was probably a little tricky for most of you, especially for those who own an Android phone for the first time, and maybe you began to wait for an easier root method to arrive. Well my friends, that method […]

Motorola Droid 3 Gets Rooted, Brings Hope for the Droid Bionic

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The Motorola Droid 3 has reportedly been rooted by XDA member djrbliss aka Dan Rosenberg and while this is huge news for Droid 3 owners, it also could be amazing news for those of you thinking about buying the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. If Rosenberg has indeed figured this out, and it looks like he […]

Nook Color: Will it Meet Your Tablet Needs?

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As a former Nook Color owner, I decided that it did not meet my needs. But I recognize it may be all the Android tablet some will ever need. In case you are not familiar, Barnes and Noble released the Nook Color as an update to their first Nook eBook reader. They added a color […]

Verizon Joining AT&T in Thwarting Illegal Tethering

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After AT&T had announced that it would be sending out notices to iPhone owners and taking action against those who are now illegally tethering without an approved plan–in the interest of fairness, as the carrier claims–it appears that long-time rival carrier Verizon Wireless will also be doing the same and joining AT&T on its quest […]

How to Make VZAccess Manager Work With Mac OS X Lion

How to make VZAccess Manager Work on Lion

If you try to connect your Verizon MiFi, USB modem or other 3G and 4G access device to your Mac with OS X Lion on it, you’re in for disappointment. The VZAccess Manager is not compatible with OS X Lion, and Verizon has no firm date on when an update will be available. Thankfully, you can work […]

How to get the New Android Market With Movies & Books Now

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Google announced a new and improved Android Market for phones, which will offer more top app lists, books, movies and an improved layout this week. The new Android Market is a noticeable improvement over the old clunky looking marketplace. The new look will start rolling out to phones over the next month, but if you can’t wait […]

The EVO 3D Has Been Rooted

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When popular new Android devices are released, it rarely takes the development community very long to gain root access. We now see that this is no different with the EVO 3D, as the developers at Team Win have announced that they have rooted the phone. Dev agrabren tweeted the news today, declaring “I CAN HAZ […]