Remember developer Mohammad Abu-Gabreyyeh who got the iPhone to work with Android Wear running smartwatches? Well, while he has not yet released his development to the public, he did upload a new video on YouTube today that shows him accepting calls on his iPhone 6 Plus using the Moto 360.
Just like Nexus devices before it, the Motorola made Nexus 6 is very developer and hacker friendly. Gaining root access on the device is as simple as it was on the previous generation Nexus devices, which when coupled with its open-source nature, instantly makes it a very popular device in the community.
The initial review units of the Nexus 6 featured Double Tap to Wake functionality, which was removed by Google in an OTA update before the handset’s public launch.
The Nexus 9 hit the retail stores and made it to the hands of the public earlier this week. Being a Nexus device, gaining root forward on it was always going to be pretty straightforward. However, thanks to a new version of Android and the Nexus 9 being the first 64-bit Android tablet to hit the retail market, SuperSU developer Chainfire hit a few roadblocks while trying to root his Nexus 9
Developers over at XDA forums had already managed to find a loophole in LG’s security system on the G3, which allowed them to easily gain root access on it. Sadly, the method did not work on the CDMA variants of the device, which was a bummer for many.
The Xiaomi Mi 3 might be an year old but it is a fine handset by all means, especially for the price it retails at in most of the Asian markets. While the development community around the device is not really flourishing because of the lack of source from Xiaomi, it is an incredibly easy device to root.
If you are looking to root the Snapdragon variant of Mi 3, simply follow the steps below.
Google released the Android L developer preview factory images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) yesterday, and people who installed them quickly noticed that root access was no longer available. Thankfully, it seems rooting Android L isn’t as difficult as some might have thought, with a fix detailed by SuperSU developer Chainfire.
Thanks to KNOX, rooting Samsung devices released in the last one year or so has become an incredibly tough task. While rooting them is possible, it will end up triggering the KNOX hardware switch, which effectively voids the warranty of the device. Since this is a hardware level switch, there is no way to reverse this process or fix it later on.
Worse, carriers in the United States lock down the bootloader on their devices, which makes it near impossible for developers to unlock the device.