XDA forums member Chainfire has released the CF-Root method based on flashing the insecure kernel to root the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This is currently the preferred method to root this device and also installs a handful of other features such as CWM, Superuser, Busybox etc. on the device that can be helpful in the future to flash new kernels or custom Roms. Note that CF-Root kernel is taken from stock on Galaxy Nexus only with the following added:

- Superuser v3
- Busybox v1.19
- Custom boot / init scripts
- Insecure


Last week, we brought you a number of interesting guides relating to the new kid on the block in the tablet market – namely Kindle Fire. One of the cheapest tablets around with the dual-core processor and all the rest of the key features that you might expect from a modern Android tablet. Coming back to the topic in our previous guides we reported a simple method that allows to side-load (install) android apps without rooting the Kindle tablet. Later we provided a simple guide for rooting the Kindle Fire using the SuperOneClick. Rooting gives you much more freedom in Read More >


Recently, I noticed that Intratech from XDA forums has posted a huge list of stock firmware available for download for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) for the different regions also including the relevant stock kernels and modems if required. Just in case you messed up your Galaxy S2 device or just want to roll-back to the stock firmware for some other reason this is the right place. Here we are going to provide you a simple step-by-step method to flash the stock firmware on your SGS2 device using the Odin. Procedure is actually pretty simple to follow even for the Read More >


Yesterday, we brought you a simple method to run almost any Android app on your newly acquired Kindle Fire and also listed the currently known list of Android apps that seems to work well with Kindle Fire. No doubt that Kindle Fire is generating so much hype these days, first official tablet from Amazon that marks its entry in to a market that has traditionally been dominated by the likes of iPad. Kindle Fire does have a few tricks up its sleeves including the significantly lower price as compared to the iPad 2 and in fact can be considered as Read More >


We have already covered the rooting of the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) is some earlier articles through several methods including using the insecure rooted kernel flashing which is perhaps the safest and easiest method to follow. Another advantage is that it keeps the device in almost stock condition except for the root (only SU binary, Busybox and CWM are installed). Now here is a method very similar to the mentioned above but for the US users of the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) that are on the AT&T variant of the device. Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be Read More >


As you know that Apple has for some reason disabled the very useful Multitasking gestures in newly released iOS 5 for the iPad 1. For now, they are only available for the iPad 2 users who can access it without problem. It was the case right from the start when Apple started to push out the iOS 5 betas for the developers. At that time, we reported a way to turn them back on the iPad 1 with the iOS 5 installed and jailbroken. But more recently, after the release of the iOS 5 we reported that still multitasking gestures Read More >


We have already covered the rooting method for the Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) using the Odin and SuperOneClick in the past. That method was based on successfully rooting based on the insecure XWKDD kernel posted by the Chainfire – an XDA forums member. Basically it involved flashing the insecure XWKDD kernel and then using the SuperOneClick v1.5.5 tool to do the root. But that guide was written some time ago and recently I noticed many users have problems when following that guide. So I decided to write a new guide which is based on CF-Root – use of the insecure Read More >


It was just yesterday that we reported that a new up updated beta version of the Redsn0w is imminent in the near future as mentioned by the iPhone-Dev team that will allow to preserve the baseband of your iPhone when upgrading your iOS device to iOS 5 by creating custom iOS 5 firmware. And this happened today that we have the new release of the Redsn0w 0.99b5 that is much updated and supports the baseband preservation mode but only for the iPhone 4 and 3GS. For now Redsn0w 0.99b5 is only available for Mac but the Windows version is being Read More >


Previously we brought you a detailed guide on rooting the Nook Color 1.2. Since then some further development has taken place and B&N has released a new 1.3 firmware for the Nook Color. And here is the updated guide for rooting this 1.3 firmware on the Nook Color. Note that apart from rooting this method also installs GApps and Market. Although there are still some issues here & there so keep them in mind (take a look in the issues section). Here is the step by step method to root your Nook Color on 1.3 (all credit goes to the Read More >


CyanogenMod 7 or CM7 is one of the most well known community-driven custom ROM distributions for the Android based devices out there. CyanogenMod 7 is actually based on the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread source and is completely community driven distribution. There is a rather long list of new features in the CyanogenMod 7 as compared to the previous versions of this popular distribution. We have already covered the installation guides of the CyanogenMod 7 on a number of popular devices. Somehow we missed the installation guide for the Samsung Galaxy S which is still one of the most popular Android Read More >

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