• 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

    September 2, 2014 • Views: 1206

  • 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

    September 1, 2014 • Views: 525

  • Greenify app gets update, boosts usage on non-rooted devices

    If you haven’t discovered the Greenify app yet, then you still might be suffering from envy of those phones which never seem to lag or slow down, something that you think can’t be done on your Android phone. This article is

    August 30, 2014 • Views: 1168

  • Chromecast root access achieved via Teensy boards

    The Teensy USB Development Board made by PJRC is famous with DIY hobbyists, students, and budding computer engineers for its low-cost microcontroller chip and AVR processor, and for its easy usage via USB. The guys over at XDA

    August 25, 2014 • Views: 877

  • Root access achieved on LG G3 via Stump Root app

    XDA senior developer “jcase” – the same guy who tweeted the makers of Blackphone last week during DefCon that he had rooted the security and privacy-leaning Android device – together with a couple more developers

    August 18, 2014 • Views: 1190

  • Verizon Galaxy S5 update could break root access

    Verizon is rolling out a rather small update for the Samsung Galaxy S5. This maintenance update, which doesn't upgrade the Android 4.4.2 version to anything more recent, brings a mixed bag of useful fixes and improvements.

    August 1, 2014 • Views: 700

  • Root your LG G3 easily with PurpleDrake

    If you have been using IOroot and TowelRoot to root your LG G3, check out the new PurpleDrake rooting tool on XDA forum. Created by IOMonster, jcase and autoprime, PurpleDrake supports most of the LG G3 variants on T-Mobile

    July 30, 2014 • Views: 2040

  • By the power of root! File managers square off

    We've said it before. For better or worse, one of the things that separates Android from iOS is the fact that we can browse our devices like we do our computers, at least to a certain extent. File managers give users power, but

    July 21, 2014 • Views: 500

  • Android L theme available for Xposed devices

    If you've wanted to experience the new Material design in Android L that almost everyone is talking about, this new Android L theme package might be for you. The only catch to this almost easy to install theme is that you need to

    July 7, 2014 • Views: 2079

  • Android L and Xposed: Keep Calm and Wait for It

    After CyanogenMod published its blog post about its plans for Android L support, Xposed Framework creator rovo89 is making a similar appeal to the Android community for a bit of objective analysis and a lot of patience. The

    July 6, 2014 • Views: 717