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GALAXY S 4 rooted before release, Octa-core only for now

While the Samsung GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone is up for pre-order in a few select markets, it's still not available to the public. However, that hasn't stopped those awesome developers at XDA from already rooting the device. It appears that the GALAXY S 4 has already been rooted, but this is only for the Exynos 5 Octa 8-core version.

Rockchip RK3188 devices running Android 4.1 get rooted

Tablets and other devices running Android are starting to hit the market using a new quad-core processor from Rockchip. The processor is the RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9. Devices using this particular processor are starting to trickle onto the market now and early adopters of devices running the processor have figured out how to root the device already.

ClockworkMod Superuser app released as an open-source beta

Koushik Dutta has released his latest app. We suspect many will be familiar with that name, he is associated with ClockworkMod and also recently released Carbon. On Carbon, he is responsible for the backup app, not the Twitter app. We can put that bit aside though because this latest app deals with the ClockworkMod side. The app is called ClockworkMod Superuser and it has been released as beta 0.

Samsung: We’ll fix Exynos exploit “as quickly as possible”

This weekend we learned some rather interesting news regarding a few exploits found in the kernel for Samsung's Exynos processors that power many popular smartphones. The Android Community and developers at XDA found a few holes and exploits in Samsung's kernel that were both good, and bad. The important thing here being that this was a huge security concern for all users. Today Samsung's replied to ease our minds.

HTC DROID DNA gets unlocked without HTCdev

Some good news appeared over the holiday break for all you DROID DNA owners. While everyone was enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes and anything else those awesome Android developers were as usual, hard at work. The guys from @TeamAndIRC managed to unlock the brand new Verizon HTC DROID DNA. The important thing here is that they've done this without HTC's help.

XDA developers discover S Memo saves passwords in plain text

If you use S Memo and happen to have a rooted device, you might want to pay attention to this next bit of news: one XDA Developers Forum member has discovered that S Memo stores Google user names and passwords in plain text. He happened upon this while he was going through his SQLite files on his Samsung Galaxy S III, and promptly took to the Developers Forum to talk about it. Another user, one ViViDboarder, replied saying that those files can only be viewed if the device is rooted and would otherwise be inaccessible.

CM File Manager comes to CyanogenMod 10 – Root access mode included

Those awesome developers from what is still one of, if not the best custom ROM in the world of Android have just released a brand new File Manager. Today CM10 nightlys will start enjoying a brand new CM File Manager full of features, function, and a beautiful user interface that streamlines it right into the elegance of CM10. More details below, including that "root access mode" feature too.
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