November 21, 2012
Nexus 10 kicks some solid ass, with state of the art 300ppi display on a large 10″ screen. Thats way higher than anything we had ever seen on screen of such a size.
To unleash the full potential of the device, one must Root it. Although there are several ways to root Nexus 10, One-Click root for the Nexus 10 works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
The OneClick root method uses Superboot, the same tool that roots wide variety of devices including Nexus 7, HTC One X, etc.
Superboot pushes a custom boot.img file onto the device that automatically installs su binaries and the Superuser APK upon the first boot.
What you need:
- Superboot r4 for Nexus 10.
- Android debugging enabled in Settings. Checkout How to enable developer options in JB 4.2
Unlock Nexus 10 Boot Loader
Before Rooting Nexus 10, you must unlock the Bootloader.
Step 1. Download and install Android SDK.
Step 2. Turn off device and boot into Bootloader mode by holding on to hold volume-up, volume-down and power buttons.
Step 3. Connect your device to your PC via USB and wait till any drivers are installed, which should happen automatically.
Step 4. Now go to command prompt / terminal interface on your computer and type following command:
fastboot oem unlock
Once this is done, your phone will show a screen that will prompt you regarding unlocking bootloader. Read through the instructions carefully and confirm by pressing volume up button followed by the power button.
Voila! You will now have Bootloader Unlocked.
How to Root Nexus 10
Step 1. Turn off your NExus 10, and then lets get into Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and volume up keys pressed, hold down the power button and connect Nexus 10 to your Computer.
Run ‘superboot-windows.bat’ file.
For Mac OS X
In terminal, execute following command in the extracted folder:
chmod +x superboot-mac.sh
For Linux (Ubuntu, Solaris, Unix etc)
In terminal, execute following command in the extracted folder:
chmod +x superboot-linux.sh
After executing, reboot the device and it should be Rooted! The Superuser app should be available in launcher for future SU authorizations.
Enjoy your Rooted Nexus 10!
February 21, 2012
Sony GTV can be rooted with GTVHacker Sony Recovery Downgrader & Rebooter. This method allows you to Run Custom unsigned Kernel, custom ROMs on Google TV, post rooting.
The method is universal ands completely bypasses the signatures normally used by the system: bootloader, kernel, and init binary. This hack offers following features:
- Modified flash plugin with random per box flash string for Content Provider Bypass.
- Crippled update feature to prevent box from receiving automatic updates.
- Completely RW system, cache, and rootfs partitions
- Full ADB Root (for developers)
- Removed signature checks on kernel / init scripts / init binary
- BETA: Enable NTFS Support for Sony Google TV devices
This update requires 4 USB sticks (512Mb+) and is a 100% softmod (No soldering required!).
Notes, Important considerations for Sony GTV Root
- This voids your warranty with Sony.
- This will wipe your data partition removing all apps, personal settings and resetting the GTV to factory settings.
- This may brick your GTV. It shouldn’t, but it still might!
- You must be at the most recent 3.2 OTA (Over The Air) before proceeding!
How to Root Sony Google TV: guide
February 9, 2012
Easy root finally arrives for sony Tablet S, and credit goes to the developer Dan Rosenberg.
The rooting method is as easy as double clicking an executable called run.bat on windows, and you’re all done.
The Sony Tablet S has being doing average in the market, but it sure has soem unique features like inbuilt SD card reader and more. Sony Tablet S is also getting love from Custom ROMs, we’ve started seeing some custom ROMs for the Tablet S, finally.
Warning: Even though its tested, its not assured that it would always work. Do it at your own risk.
How to Root Sony Tablet S
Step 1. Go to settings > Applications > development, make sure USB debugging is enabled and Tablet S is connected to your PC.
Step 2. Download Android SDK and make sure you can run adb.bat and detect device with “adb devices”.
Step 3. Download the OneClick root from here and unzip.
Step 4. Run “run.bat”.
You now have a Rooted Sony Tablet S. Stay away from OTAs to retain root.
January 9, 2012
Nexus Root Toolkit was the first one to allow oneClick ICS Rooting solution, now comes the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit v3.0 that does all OneClick Root, Unlock CWM, flash and more on Galaxy Nexus Android ICS 4.0, 4.0.2, 4.0.3.
How to OneClickRoot, Unlock, Flash, CWM on Galaxy Nexus ICS 4.0.x
Phase 1. Adb / FastBoot Drivers
The first thing you need to do is to install the adb/fastboot drivers.
Step 1. The easiest ones to use are PdaNet for Android, download and run the 32-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP or 64-bit Windows 7/Vista and follow the instructions to install (selecting Samsung as your device manufacturer if asked). You can remove PdaNet later.
Step 2. When drivers are installed, unplug the usb cable and power off the phone. Press and Hold the ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons and press the ‘Power’ button to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode.
Step 3. On Windows, goto Device Manager to verify that the FastBoot driver is installed. Now connect the usb cable. In the Device Manager a new item called ‘Android 1.0′ should pop up and then the driver should install automatically. You manually isntall the driver if it fails by selecting ‘browse my computer’ and then ‘Let me pick from a list’. If you’re still stuck with driver, use this guide or Universal Drivers made by 1wayjonny here.
Phase 2. How to Use MSKIPS’ Galaxy Nexus ToolKit v3.0
Step 1. Extract the files from the archive you downloaded initially and put your phone into Fastboot Mode (Hold ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons whilst pressing the ‘Power’ Button) and run the RUNME.bat file
Note: Do not run this in admin mode, or it would cease to work. With V3.0 you can also connect your phone whilst it is in Android as you can boot to Fastboot from the MainMenu.
Step 2. The first screen gives you information about setting up adb/fastboot drivers if you havent done already. The second screen gives information on the various options available from the Main Menu. The next screen will ask you which model and Build you have (GSM or LTE) and set up the Main Menu accordingly.
Step 3. When you enter the Main Menu you will see ‘Serial Number’ at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your phones serial number under Fastboot Mode or Adb Mode depending on your connection. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on. Each option has full information on what it is and how to use it.
Step 4. After you have finished you can either boot straight into CWM Recovery to flash a Custom Rom (if you have already downloaded one and copied it to the root of your Internal Memory on your phone) or boot back into Android as normal.
January 5, 2012
Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit is a simple one click application that lets you Root / Unroot, Lock / Unlock Galaxy nexus Boot loader.
From XDA Galaxy Nexus Forum:
Unlocking, rooting, re-locking and un-rooting simplified!
This program contains all the files you need to unlock and root your device, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it.
My goal was to make the entire process as smooth and simple as possible through automation.
Warning: At the time of writing, WugFresh’s Root Toolkit only works for the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus. Check the official thread for updates for the GSM version. developer promises it would be available in v1.1 in few days. Check the official thread.
Step 2: Click on Drivers + SDK to install the Galaxy Nexus Android drivers and the SDK which is required for unlocking and rooting process.
Step 3: Plug Galaxy Nexus to PC’s USB. On PC, click on the Unlock + Root button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Sit back and enjoy as the tool unlocks your Galaxy Nexus’s bootloader, Root it with SuperUser binary and flash custom recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery.
Your Galaxy Nexus is Rooted, Unlocked!
January 4, 2012
Galaxy Note along with Galaxy SII would be getting official Android Ice cream sandwich with TouchWiz UI soon, but if you are like us, and can’t wait, here’s a chance to flavor of Android ICS now.
CyanogenMod 9.0 brings ICS goodness to a large number of Android phones, tablets. It would bring little UI customization to the 4.0 as Holo theme would be mandatory to run Android market. (click image to expand)
How to Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich ICS 4.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Pre-requisite: Root your phone and have custom recovery like CWM installed.
or Watch the video below on how to Root Galaxy Note:
Let’s install Cyanogenmod 9 alpha that comes with ICS 4.0.3
Working: Wi-Fi, 3G/GPRS/EDGE Data and Calling, Audio, Touchscreen as well as the S-Pen, GPS
Not Working: Bluetooth (unstable), Battery Usage, MTP Mode, Camera
You’ve two ways to install ICS on Note. Either use Method I: Odin via Windows PC or Method II: directly flash zip via ClockworkMod recovery, latter is easier. Let’s follow Odin method first.
Method I: Install ICS using Odin
Step 1. Go to CWM recovery and do a full wipe in the Recovery mode before flashing.
Step 2. On Galaxy Note, enter Download Mode on your device by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button
Step 3. Start Odin. Load up the ROM in the PDA Section of Odin. Make sure not not to change any settings like Flash Lock, Re-Partition etc. Just use Auto-Reboot and F. Reset Time.
Step 4. After flashing make sure to boot into Recovery and do a full wipe. If you want you can adb push GAPPS to your device and install them accordingly.
Method 2: Installation using CWM
Step 1. Read FAQs.
Step 2. Copy GApps and CM9 ZIPs to your internal SDCard.
Step 3. Boot into Recovery, and “choose zip from sdcard” and flash CM9 zip.
Step 4. Next, flash GApps zip.
Step 5. Do a data wipe /factory reset and reboot.
Warning: Don’t use Titanium backup to restore apps.
Enjoy ICS goodness on Galaxy Note!
ICS on Galaxy Note Video:
August 1, 2011
We all tend to be so much excited by different android ROMs that we often crave for different ROMs and often have to wipe our phones to tryout another favorite ROM. Now you can not just Dual boot your favorite ROMs, but you can Multiboot android roms without having trouble of any sort.
BootManager lets you install multiple ROMs on Android phone. It lets you install up to five ROMs on your phone; four on your SD card and one which is currently in use. Of course, you would need a rooted android phone for that.
Boot Manager is the first Android Multi-Booter Application! The application installs up to four ROMs to your sdcard and you can keep one on your phone as well to allow you to boot up to five ROMs and switch between them with just a reboot. This is the must have application for any flashaholic and will finally allow you to keep up with those nightly builds we have all come to love or just boot your favorite ROMs from your favorite developers. The application is great for developers as well since you now have 5 slots for testing ROMs.
Warning: Consider taking a (nandroid) backup before you do any changes to your phone. You may then download the ROMs to your SD-card that you want to install.
As of today, BootManager is only officially supported on Motorola Droid and the following HTC smartphones: Droid Incredible, Thunderbolt, Vision, EVO 4G, Inspire 4G, Desire and Desire HD, support for more coming soon.
Market link [$2.99]