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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.

New DMCA rulings on rooting leave us scratching our heads

Ah, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. There have been plenty of confusing rulings and laws centering around the DMCA ever since it was introduced back in 1998, and we're sad to say that things aren't getting any less mind-boggling. The Librarian of Congress handed down its latest exemptions to the DMCA this week, and it's safe to say that we have no idea what anyone was thinking with this new set of rules.

CyanogenMod 10 launches second monthly build with support for 25 devices

It was only a month ago that CyanogenMod released its first monthly build, and now, one month later to the day, they have delivered M2. The M-series monthly build is meant for users who want to forgo some of buggier builds that come with the nightlies. It still lets them get the latest features, but the builds tend to be much more stable.

Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet for kids gets rooted and access to Google Apps

One of the more powerful tablets for kids on the market, the Fuhu Nabi 2, has finally been rooted by the folks at XDA. This tablet packs a serious punch, especially when compared to other tablets for children on the market. Sadly, in spite of its beastly power, it lacked access to Google Play and the other Google Apps we all rely on in daily life. Thanks to XDA, that issue is resolved. The Nabi 2 packs a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, and Android 4.0. That is some serious power in a rugged tablet designed to support the lifestyle of young people. This root now makes it a serious tablet that can do almost anything. Once the relatively easy simple root process is completed, users have a couple of options. They can choose to leave the default Monarch UI, which is made for children or they can get the standard Ice Cream Sandwich experience. This is done by simply deleting the /system/vendor folder from the device. As always, be careful rooting your devices, as it is possible to screw the process up and be left with an expensive paper weight. Make sure you have adb installed and have a basic working knowledge of it before attempting to root your Nabi 2. Follow the steps laid out on XDA, and you should have Google Apps installed quickly and easily. [timeline] [via Android Police]