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#Android | May 24, 2015

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[Root] CM Recovery Now Working on Nexus Player

April 14, 2015 |

It was only a matter of time right? Soon after the Nexus Player was released, Chainfire had working root on it (probably just for proof of concept), and now, thanks to developer dhacker29 (famous for keeping Motorola devices alive and functioning) we have a working custom recovery for the premier Android TV player.

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[Root] MultiRom Support Now Available for Nexus 6

April 14, 2015 |

MultiRom used to be a root tweak that was at the top of everyone’s mind, but as of late, it hasn’t been receiving much traction. The last major phones that were supported were the Nexus 5, HTC One M8, and the Galaxy S4. However, with this latest update, the tweak that allows you to run multiple ROMs is getting a breath of new life thanks to its added support for our favorite whale, Shamu.

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The Droid Turbo can now be Rooted… Kind of… for $20

March 27, 2015 |

Oh happy day! I know many (including myself) have been waiting for the day the Droid Turbo would gain root. The device is simply a tank with similar internals as the Nexus 6, but in a smaller package and having a longer battery life — yet stuck on Kit Kat. Now that day has come true… almost.

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Don’t Worry Hackers, The Galaxy S6 is Already Rooted

March 16, 2015 |

Usually we have to wait until after a phone is released, it could be months (Moto! ಠ_ಠ) or it could be day one (Nexus praise!), but eventually it seems like the majority of Android phones (especially popular ones), get rooted. The process to achieve root though, could be daunting, that’s where Chainfire comes in.

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Google Search Can Now Tell You How to Make a Drink

March 6, 2015 |

Google Now updates and additions have been rolling out quicker than I can say “OK Google” — I don’t know what’s going on over there in Mountain View but I like it. We’ve been treated to health questions, NCAA stats, increased movie details, and a lot of other useful information. I’m honestly starting to become convinced that Google Now will one day become all we need on our phones.

Don’t believe me? You will after you let Google get you drunk with their latest feature.

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How To: Use a PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller With Your Android Device [No Root]

January 28, 2013 |

It’s time to show you just how simple it is to use a PlayStation DualShock 3 controller to game on your Android device. All you’ll need is a PS3 DualShock 3 and a $2 OTG cable — no need for any rooting or hackery. Read More

Keep Your Android Device Secure With These 5 Tips

January 27, 2013 |

Users are becoming increasingly more vigilant about protecting their devices, and while there are many forms of security when it comes to your Android device, what you are trying to protect and how far you’re willing to go to protect it will determine the right steps for you. I’m going to outline a few of those steps in order to give you a better idea of what options you have when it comes to protecting your device. Some are extremely easy to implement and bring peace of mind, while others are tedious and quite bothersome, but also offer more security. Read More

Android Tip: Prevent App Shortcuts From Automatically Appearing on Your Home Screen

January 11, 2013 |

Whether you’re a casual user or power user, one thing is for certain — you’re going to be downloading apps. You may have noticed that every new app you download receives a nice little shortcut icon on your home screen. That might not be a big deal for some of you, but for others (especially you app hoarders out there) having dozens of app icons automatically added to your home screen can be unnecessary and make for quite the cluttered home screen. Read More

Android 4.0+ Tip: Send a Quick Text Response to a Caller Before Sending Them to Voicemail

January 20, 2013 | | One Comment

Did you know you can send a quick text response to callers before declining their call? This feature has been around for bit now and usually comes standard in Android devices running Android 4.0+, but if you’re new to Android and wondering what I’m talking about, then read on. Read More