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Samsung Galaxy S III rooted already

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S III hasn't even hit the shelves yet and it's already been rooted. Thanks to the awesome and well known XDA Developer Chainfire we now have full access before the phone is even commercially available. The only issue with achieving root is the fact he doesn't have the device in-hand for testing, but the process should remain the same come release day.

SuperSU is redundant and awesome for root users

For anyone who's rooted their Android phone or tablet, the SuperUser app is a familiar and friendly face. If you don't know what it is, it's that "Droid and crossbones" menu that pops up to allow you to confirm or deny root permissions. After several years as the de facto standard, one XDA member named Chainfire aims to dethrone it with a much-improved application, SuperSU. (Yes, that stands for "Super SuperUser".)  The free and paid app adds a bevvy of new features for advanced users, and it's available on the Google Play Store right now.

CF-Bench Multicore Benchmark Updated to 1.1, Pro Version Added to Market

So you were there yesterday when this multicore capable benchmarking system CF-Bench, aka ChainFire Bench was released, and everyone went crazy with the marking of the benches, right? Well check it out, overnight the folks at CF decided it was time for an update, basically right out the gate. Then they've got a PRO version as well which, as you guessed, gets rid of the advertisement so very prevalent near the top of the results page when you run a benchmark test. And the thing's still under 50 downloads - wacky!

New Multi-Core Benchmarking System CF-Bench Tested on Sensation, EVO 3D, Galaxy Tab 10.1, A500, G-Slate

So we got wind of a brand new app on the block, one that may well replace our favorite dual-core benchmarking application Smartbench 2011 in a heartbeat. Of course, we'd never wish such a thing to happen, and given that we've recently had such awesome fun with that benchmarking system, we wish them only the best, but let's have a look at another option here. This is CF-Bench, a benchmarking tool that's got support for testing multiple cores on your Android device, allowing you to test both native and managed code - joyous day, let's see who gets the best!

Galaxy S II gets root-friendly insecure boot ROM

The Samsung Galaxy S II has only been on the market for a short while - and units are still in high demand - but we've already seen one of the first hacks of the smartphone. MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien has come up with a custom GSII insecure boot image that allows for adb shell root and adb remount. The ROM itself doesn't actually root the Galaxy S II, but it will allow owners to push the su binary and Superuser APK required for root. It also disables the flash-recovery script, replacing it with a call to /data/local/custom-scripting.sh. It's not the first root - one method was released at the tail end of April - but we're definitely excited to see more modders turn their attention to the Galaxy S II. While the phone itself impressed us in our review, we also saw plenty of potential as a platform for custom ROMs.

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Rooted [Plus a Step by Step Guide!]

It seems as though we've come to a point in this lovely Android timeline where it's not if a device is going to get rooted, it's not even when, it's WHO will gain root. I suppose that's a little bit of when in there too, but mostly who. In this case it's monki-magic and his modified Gingerbreak apk (the original being made by Chainfire) - plus there's a few more players, but we'll get to that soon. What we're rooting here is the ACER A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet and we've got a whole set of directions to offer up to you right here and now!
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