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How to Root Your Nexus, HTC One, or Samsung Galaxy S4

Android offers a wide variety of advanced customization options, but that’s only scratching the surface of everything you can do with Google’s open source operating system. With root access you can get down to the system level and tweak things to your liking, even going so far as completely replacing the OS. » 8/03/13 11:00am 8/03/13 11:00am

How to Root the Kindle Fire HD (Already!)

The crafty hackers from the XDA Developers forum have already figured out how to root the new Kindle Fire HD. Initially, some developers suggested that the new Kindles would be hack-reistant, but as the video above demonstrates, it's already been done. Head over to RootzWiki for full instructions on how to execute… » 9/18/12 12:28pm 9/18/12 12:28pm

New Kindle Fire Update Unleashes Full-Screen Web Browsing

Amazon rolled out the second update to its Kindle Fire 6.2.2 firmware today. In addition to a few minor bug fixes and performance tweaks, this update grants Amazon's Silk browser access the Fire's entire seven-inch screen. It does also bork rooted devices like November's update did, so get ready to re-root if you… » 1/18/12 8:50pm 1/18/12 8:50pm

Kindle Fire Auto-Update Scorches Roots and Potentially Shutters Android…

Amazon rolled out its newest software update for the Kindle Fire—version 6.2—last night. Initial reports indicate that it both de-roots your jailbroken device and removes access to the Android Marketplace. But don't worry—the borking is reversible. Here's how. » 11/30/11 3:34am 11/30/11 3:34am

Modders Make Android Work the Way You Want

CyanogenMod is one of the biggest hacks to ever hit the Android mobile platform. It's got an estimated 500,000 users. Many Android programmers use it as a starting point for their own coding projects. And according to the project's founder, a number of Google employees have it installed on their Android devices. » 5/22/11 2:00pm 5/22/11 2:00pm