Titanium Backup Update Includes Bug Fixes & Box.net Support

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Titanium Backup, one of the best Android tools for rooted devices has gotten a major update. The software update called version 4.8.4, brings numerous bug fixes, here’s a complete changelog of what the new update brings.

  • Improved app freezer to be ICS-friendly by default. This resolves the problem where apps couldn’t be defrosted on Samsung ICS devices. The freezing method can be changed in Preferences -> Troubleshooting settings.
  • Improved “Power defrost” which is fully compatible with ICS now. This allows Samsung ICS users to defrost anything, including apps that were frozen by previous TB versions.
  • Fixed incorrect display of apps that were disabled by ICS.
  • Fixed FC in case of connectivity problems while uploading backups to Box.
  • Minor bugfixes.
  • [PRO] Added support for syncing backups to Box (Box.net) cloud storage.

Full Box.net support is something that’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows. While Box.net support is more than enough reason for you to use the latest Titanium Backup update, but keep in mind— it’s only for the paid version at this time. The update is available in the Play Store, in both free and paid flavors. So if you’re on a rooted device, go grab it today by hitting on the link below or scanning that QR code below.


Play Store



source: Titanium Track
via: Android Police

HTC One S Gets Root With MoDaCo’s Superboot

by Ed Caggiani on
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First, the HTC One X gets root before launch, and now the HTC One S follows suit using MoDaCo’s Superboot. Superboot is a script that you run on your computer when the device is connected via the USB cable that pushes all the necessary files to your phone to attain root.

The one caveat is that for this method to work, the phone needs to have S-OFF (which means the NAND portion of the device is writable) or needs an unlocked bootloader. As of this moment, none of the HTC One series of phones are available in the HTC bootloader unlock tool, but we’re hoping for that to change soon after launch. Once the phone’s bootloader is unlocked, just run Superboot and you’ll be riding the root train!

source: modaco

Galaxy S II ICS Update Rooted, Instructions Now Available Online

by Jack Holt on
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Well it’s been long in coming.While it’s had its fair share of yeas and neighs, the Ice Cream Sandwich update is finally coming to one of the most popular Android phones, the Galaxy S II. Hitting Europe and South Korea yesterday it didn’t take long for the amazing development community to gain root access on the newly pushed update. As if that wasn’t enough they’ve also come out with the official European OTA in ROM form for your flashing pleasure. The update comes to us thanks to XDA member Faryaab. Again it’s the European update so if you’re on this side of the world I would hold off on flashing it. The official build is I9100XXLPQ (Official Final Build).

So if you can’t wait to get your hands on the official build and are rooted you can hit the break below to find the download instructions and files for your flashing pleasure. Honestly though I recommend hitting the XDA source to read the full instructions on doing so. As always rooting (if you haven’t already) voids your warranty. You can also check out some of the screenshots from the official build. Personally I don’t see much of a visual difference with TouchWiz installed but hey it’s ICS nonetheless. Here’s hoping the U.S. version hits us in the next few days! » Read the rest

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s SuperSU!

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The devs over at XDA are always up to something… and it’s usually something good. Developer Chainfire decided to take the most basic of root access management tools, Superuser (SU), and make it, well… truly super.

If you have rooted your device, you have access to apps that require superuser permissions, and the typical SU gets the job done. But SuperSU adds more functionality, including per-app notifications and temporary unroot.

SuperSU is now available in the Play Store in two flavors, free and pro. Check out the full feature list after the break for the differences.

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MoDaCo Does it Again: HTC One X Gets Root Thanks to Superboot

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Like the Galaxy Nexus before it, the One X by HTC is already seeing root thanks to superboot files released before well, the phone even sees a release thanks to MoDaCo. Basically it’s a script that you run on your Linux, PC or Mac computer when the device is connected via the USB cable. What the script does is push the necessary root files to your device without the need for all those fancy ADB commands. It’s not as easy as a one-click root method but it isn’t as much of a process as using ADB.

Given that Android 4.0 is running on the One X with an ICS kernel it shouldn’t be too difficult to get custom ROMs and recoveries onto the device. Even though the bootloader is still locked my guess is that it will be added to the HTCDev site sometime shortly after it gets released. So while we will have to wait for the phone to release here in April for the UK and Europe and on AT&T this summer for the U.S. it’s nice to know that you’ll be able to root the device right out of the box. Hit the break below to find the instructions to do so as well as the file to download. Enjoy! » Read the rest

How to Root, Unlock, and Flash Recovery to the ASUS Transformer Prime [Video]

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OK guys, I finally got around to creating this how-to video on getting your ASUS Transformer Prime all ready for modding! In this video you will find directions on how to root, unlock, and flash ClockworkMod Recovery to your tablet. This all-in-one tool, ViperMod PrimeTime v4.5, will do everything I just mentioned and can even unroot your Prime in case you need to send it in for service. This tool works on any version of ICS, and will even work on Honeycomb. For those of you OG Transformer owners, you can even use the root tool as well but do not try to flash recovery. Reports show that trying to flash recovery will bork your original Transformer (TF101).

Once rooted, you will not loose the ability to receive future OTA updates from ASUS, but it is highly reccomended to grab Voodoo OTA RootKeeper from the Android Market to prevent any future updates from breaking root. You can find the download link at the end of this post.

Big thanks to ViperBoy for creating this super easy tool, it’s by far the easiest method available for doing any or all of these steps. You don’t have to complete every step if you dont want (i.e. remain locked), and if you are already rooted or unlocked you can still use the tool’s other features as well. I will include brief instructions below, but for a more detailed walk-through refer to the video. You can also find the necissary download links at the end of this post. Ready? Lets get started!  » Read the rest

Sony Google TV Update Patches Root Exploit

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Sony Google TV devices are reportedly about to get an OTA update on Monday that patches a recently found security exploit that allows you to root your box. Sony owners, if you are planning to root, do it now since once you receive the update, you will no longer be able to.

GTVHacker says that once you perform a “recovery downgrade” and software root, you can prevent the OTA from downloading and continue to enjoy the benefits of a rooted device. If an official update comes out that is worth downloading, a rooted device has the option to revert back to stock and receive the upgrade.

Google TV hasn’t hit its full stride yet, and we already have one casualty in the Logitech Revue (of which I am a happy owner). Eric Schmidt recently stated that “by the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded,” so Google is certainly committed to the platform.

Hopefully this means more updates (even for the Revue… please?), and ones that are not simply patching root exploits.

source: gtvhacker
via:  droidlife

LG Spectrum Easily Rooted

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The same developer who brought us the “Motofail” root method that roots most Motorola devices, has turned his attention to Verizon’s LG Spectrum. LG devices have not been difficult to root in the past, and root-magician Dan Rosenberg’s comments confirm that fact, stating simply, “Yawn. LG loses, users win.”

Check out our LG Spectrum hands-on video, then hit up the source link below to grab the files necessary.

source: vulnfactory
via: droid-life

Attention Motorola Users: You Now Have Root!

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A couple of days ago, our own Stacy Bruce reported that the DROID XYBOARD had been rooted. Now, apparently, the developer of this root method, which he calls “Motofail”, is stating that this same exploit works on all current Motorola devices running Gingerbread or Honeycomb.

The Droid 4 root (“Motofail”) should work on all Gingerbread Motorola devices that I know of. The just-released XYBoard root (“XYZ”) should root all Gingerbread and Honeycomb Motorola devices. Both Motofail and XYZ rely on the same vulnerability, but the XYBoard had an additional hurdle in place that required me to exploit a second bug in order to trigger the first one.

-Dan Rosenberg

This is great news for the modding community. With this root method, dozens of devices can now be rooted, including the Droid 4, Droid RAZR, Droid Maxx, Droid Bionic, Atrix, Atrix 2, Xoom, and many more. Interestingly, reports are coming in that the this exploit is NOT working on the Xoom Family Edition.

This comes on the heels of Motorola’s Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule for many of their devices. Some updates are coming in Q2 or Q3, and some are not coming at all. Perfect timing for those on the “not coming at all” list.

source: androidcommunity

All DROID XBOARD Owners – You Now Have Root

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For those of you who picked up a new DROID XYBOARD with the hopes of doing some MODing or ROMing in the near future, boy do I have some good news for you! No its not an unlocked bootloader, but it’s the next best thing – root access.

According to a post over at MyDroidWorld, Dan Rosenberg has a root method ready and MDW user bignadad plans on releasing a 1-click method for rooting the XYBOARD tomorrow on his forum thread. He has been able to confirm the method works on the 10-inch with and without the recent OTA update, and should work with the 8-inch. He even plans on releasing a theme for the tablet by this weekend. Sounds exciting. Hit up the source link for more info.

source: mydroidworld