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Titanium Backup gets updated for Android 5.0

When we post about certain third party ROMs for devices, or processes and tweaks on your devices, we usually end it with a reminder to keep a usable backup of your device. Titanium Backup is one of those apps that have made our lives easier and much more secure over years of tweaking Android devices.

Chainfire releases new CF-Auto-Roots for Nexus line on Lollipop

If you haven’t heard of Chainfire, then you probably haven’t been near any rooting tools, or are not interested in getting root access to your Android device. If you have been, then Chainfire is usually one of the names that you will hear – he’s a certified Android rockstar, an XDA developer with enough cred make him easily one of the most recognizable names in Android development.

StickMount app updated, SELinux handling improved

StickMount is a rather popular app, which we recommend that you should try (for real). The app allows you to mount USB stick storage to mostly Nexus devices such as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. The app has just been updated by Chainfire, one of the more popular XDA developers, for some Android 5.0 goodness and some fixes.

Android 5.0 rooted on Nexus 9 already

Well, that didn't take long. After only a few hours of the Android 5.0 factory images from the Nexus 9 tablet being available to the hacking public, someone has already rooted the device. That someone is Chainfire from XDA Forums. Not only did he root the device, he also created a 64-bit build of the SuperSU binary.

Rovo89 chimes in on Android Lollipop woes for Xposed

It is somewhat curious and at the same time disappointing that each release of Android alienates power users more and more while getting better and more secure. Such is the case of rooting, which is becoming more complex, in particular thanks to Android adopting the rather robust SELinux security framework. But unlike Chainfire, who is rather optimistic about the chances of rooting in the future, Xposed Framework developer Rovo89 isn't as confident. Long story short, fans might have to wait a while for it to come to Android 5.0, if it will ever at all.

Chainfire details root issues in Android 5.0, gives quick fix

With the latest Android 5.0 now out of the bag, many are quite eager to have a taste on their device. One subset of the Android community that might not be excited to have a taste of Lollipop are power users who live and thrive with rooted smartphones and tablets. The reason is that in the attempt to make the Android platform more secure, Android developers may have, unintentionally or not, left root devs and users out in the cold, an issue that SuperSU developer Chainfire tries to explain in more detail.

SuperSU updated to 2.13, getting ready for Android L

If some of you are not familiar with SuperSU, that’s probably because you haven’t gotten around to gaining root access to your device. Most of the users who root their phones will know about SuperSU (and enjoy the naming redundancy) – an app that allows you some management and control as to which apps and aspects of your device will be granted root access.

CF-Auto-Root now supports Asian Galaxy Note 4 and S5 Prime

One of the things that Android fans really lust after when new devices hit market is a root so they can install their own version of Android on the new device. If you are one of these folks that want to put your own flavor on your smartphone, CF-Auto-Root's Chainfire has some good news for us today.

Two models of the Sony Xperia Z3 get root access

Sony Xperia fans have been relatively excited about the Xperia Z3 since it was launched by the Japanese electronics company at IFA 2014 in Berlin earlier this month. And looking at the model’s stunning visuals, sleek UI, and classy and premium design language – really, what’s not to like? If you’re already an owner of an Xperia Z3, you might say that all this unit needs now is root access. Well, you might not have to wait long for it.
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