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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active rooted by Geohot

AT&T has had the Galaxy S4 Active available for a few weeks now, however the folks over on the xda-developer had still been searching for a way to root the handset. In fact, a thread was created in late-June that offered a bounty for the person that could root the handset and make the method available for other users. And well, it looks like famed iPhone and Sony hacker Geohot has done just that.

S-OFF arrives for the HTC One and DROID DNA

If you happen to be carrying an HTC One or a DROID DNA and are looking to do a bit of playing, a recently released tool may be one that you have been waiting for. That tool is called S-OFF and while available for download and use -- it does come with a warning. You see, this release is considered an early access preview which is basically another way of saying things may not be perfect just yet.

Google Wallet for the Verizon GALAXY S 4

Verizon users haven't really been able to use Google Wallet on their devices. Verizon opted to go with ISIS for mobile payments and despite seeing frequent complaints from users, that doesn't appear like it will be changing any time soon. Basically, Verizon Wireless users have been blocked from using Google Wallet. That would be the standard rule here, however there is the option to run Google Wallet if you are willing to do a bit of work to make it happen.

Verizon GALAXY S 4 one-click root tool released

If you're one of the many proud owners of the Verizon Samsung GALAXY S 4 and would love to root that 5-inch smartphone we have some good news. The device has already been rooted, bootloader cracked and more, but today an easy all-in-one simple one-click tool has been released to make your lives even easier. If you're interested in rooting, read on past the break.

Wil Wheaton Recovery tool simplifies the HTC One root process

Wil Wheaton recently took to his Google+ page looking for anyone that had successfully rooted the HTC One. As it turns out, Wheaton was able to unlock the bootloader, but he could not get it to mount any partitions when he booted into recovery. As per his words, this process had him "about to scream." Anyway, it seems that his pain and suffering has actually lead to a new tool that should help others through the HTC One rooting process.

GALAXY S 4 rooted with ease, available now for quad-core version

Samsung's flagship smartphone the GALAXY S 4 is just starting to pick up speed and hit U.S. carrier shelves. While many wait for Verizon's model to come late next month, AT&T's arrives in 4 days, and others too. Just in time for the flood of owners getting their shiny new phone we now have a simple root method for the US quad-core Snapdragon version of the GS4.

Universal ADB driver for Windows released by Koush

Those who have rooted their Android device likely know the term ADB. That same group likely also knows that those ADB drivers often come with some headaches in terms of having the process run through with nothing in terms of errors. For those who have yet to see that term, ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge and thanks to Koush, the process of installing ADB should now be quite a bit easier.
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