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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.

Sunshine tool unlocks Motorola, HTC devices, allows ‘s-off’

While you may say that with HTC devices, you are getting your money’s worth – especially for the acclaimed HTC One M8 – there are security limitations to their devices that doesn’t allow for, err… the “creative” side of Android software – including custom ROMs, full root access and the like. The same goes for Motorola. Fortunately for us, there teams out there who do their life’s work trying to give us full value – and full access – for our money spent on these devices.

Enable call recording on Samsung Galaxy S5, other devices

Call recording is a nice feature to have on smartphone, especially if the user makes phone calls for work that are data and information intensive. A person’s memory can only hold on to reminders and information on voice calls for so long, and sometimes technology can help out those memory gaps. Fortunately, the good fellows at XDA has help for us.

Rooted Android devices being denied access to Barclays bank apps

Barclays is a major bank in the UK and the bank has made a decision that has angered many fans of Android devices. Barclays is blocking any rooted Android smartphone from running its two banking applications on the device if the device is rooted. A petition has been put up that activists want Barclays customers to sign in protest of the move.

Weak Control adds control to Android devices with mouse and keyboard

An app called Weak Control has hit Google Play in version 1.0 for Android devices running Android 4.4.x or higher. The app works for both tablets and smartphones and requires root permissions. The point of the app is to allow users to control their smartphone or tablet from a Chrome browser using a mouse and keyboard.
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