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  • How to enable Exoplayer in your mobile YouTube app

    So someone found how to force the YouTube app to use Exoplayer, and provided a guide for doing it. Hooray! But what is Exoplayer? And why would I want it force enabled on my YouTube app? Answers here. Continue Reading...

    January 13, 2015 • Views: 1802

  • SnoopSnitch for Android detects possible smartphone data theft

    Security Research Labs (SRLabs) is a German outfit that has released an interesting security app called SnoopSnitch – the app basically alerts users if someone is trying to spy on their mobile phone. The app can detect if

    January 12, 2015 • Views: 1048

  • CM12 won’t use SuperSU, functions relegated to Privacy Guard

    If you are the type of Android user who usually roots their phones, you will know the drill. After root access is gained, you need an app like Chainfire’s SuperSU to manage root access for different apps. But when CyanogenMod

    January 5, 2015 • Views: 1346

  • LiveBoot v1.00 available for rooted Android devices

    Chainfire has pulled the wraps off an all-new app for folks who like to root other devices called LiveBoot. The app is in version 1.00 right now and puts a logcat/dmesg boot animation on the screen of the device during boot to

    December 18, 2014 • Views: 308

  • Chainfire updates SuperSU, CF-Auto-Root, How-to SU

    It's an early holiday for root developers and users as Chainfire let out a massive release of all his root-related goodies. He has pushed a major update to the SuperSU app on Google Play Store, jumping from version 2.01 to 2.35

    November 27, 2014 • Views: 1023

  • 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

    November 17, 2014 • Views: 339

  • 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

    November 17, 2014 • Views: 397

  • 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

    November 10, 2014 • Views: 718

  • 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

    November 5, 2014 • Views: 166

  • 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

    October 20, 2014 • Views: 645