Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The reviews have been so-so and it seems many are still waiting and hoping to see the watch get a bit more in terms of functionality. We recently saw a hack that allowed the Galaxy Gear to run regular Android apps, and more recently, it looks like the watch has been rooted.
shared some details on how users can root their brand new LG G2 smartphones on Verizon and AT&T, and now we have similar news for you Motorola fans. The brand new DROID ULTRA, MAXX, and Mini on Verizon Wireless have all been rooted, and the same method applies to the Moto X as well.
LG G2 on both Verizon and AT&T are finally available this week. With Verizon opening up orders on their smartphone yesterday. For those curious as to if you'll be able to root the 5.2-inch quad-core powered smartphone, that's a yes. We already have an extremely simple root method for both carrier models, and more details can be found below.
Moto X is available with a wide variety of US carriers at this point, however your ability to tinker with the phone will vary depending on which carrier you have. Motorola does offer an option to unlock the bootloader, however that option is not available for those with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. But official paths aside, it looks like someone has managed to get past some of the blocks and has achieved root access on the Verizon Moto X.
finally launched the impressive HTC One smartphone. It's one of the best devices on the planet, and sadly we had to wait this long. However, now that it's here you'll be happy to know it's already under heavy development, bootloader can be unlocked officially at HTCDev, and we have root too.
NFL app for Android has been updated this afternoon with tons of changes. Now that football is here (finally!) we all need an app to stay up to date with the latest news, scores, and highlights. It appears to be replacing the Verizon NFL Mobile app, and the official NFL (2011, 12, 13) one has simply been renamed NFL Mobile, and aside from a nice redesign it's all bad news.
CyanogenMod without root.
Netflix and Google Movies & TV, Redbox Instant launched and completely cut out users who have rooted devices. Verizon and Redbox blocked all users with a rooted device from being able to use and enjoy the app, and we couldn't stream rented movies. Today's update however, has fixed that issue, as well as a few others.
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.