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Latest Netflix update won’t install on rooted devices

Here at the coolsmartphone newsroom (which to be honest is normally a kitchen) we’ve heard rumours that the latest version of the Netflix app is showing as incompatible with rooted devices. Netflix has just confirmed that with the v5.0 update adds some special.. ahem .. “new features”. They’ve …

Malware that can root your device and delete everything

In the security news this week, there has been a new form of malware named “Mazar BOT” which has the ability to “root” your Android device and erase everything on the handset. The malware was discovered by Heimdal Security and was released this week in a blog. The …

Nokia X Rooted – Google Apps installed

Well, we all knew that it was bound to happen, but just days after the announcement? That’s pretty amazing. The new Nokia X has already been rooted and the Google Apps installed, this despite having a locked bootloader. THe X has been cracked by members of the XDA …

[GUIDE] Hacking the Nexus 7 – Rooting and Flashing Roms

ROOTING There are a lot of all in one tools around that you can use to root your device but I find it more helpful if you do it manually, this also helps you get a better understanding of what is going on in the process. Admittedly it’s …

[ROOT] App DataSync

For those of us lucky enough to own more than one android device, you’ll love this app What does it do? Its like TitaniumBackup where it will take a backup of not just your app/game but will also save the data of said app/game So what’s the difference …

Nexus 7 root achieved (already)

Yes, you read that right. The new Google Nexus 7 has been rooted, only two days after it was given to Google I/O attendees and around two weeks before the tablet is released to the general public. A user called ‘birdman’ on RootzWiki has posted a guide on …

Samsung Galaxy S3 now has root

You may have heard about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3, it is going to attract a lot of peoples attention, including hackers, rom developers and many many Android fanatics. Lots of these people are going to be looking to root their new phones and set them free. Well …