Rooting. As an Android user, I'm sure you've heard the word once or twice. According to Kaspersky, 7.6% of all Android users root — but for the 92.4% who don't, we wanted to talk to you. Rooting allows you to remove barriers and open Android to a level of unprecedented contro ...more
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With all Android updates, there's a considerable wait before most phones get the new version, and Android Pie is no different. Until then, most of us are stuck just looking at videos of the newest update. Well thanks to developer Trey Dev, we can enjoy the new notification sha ...more
Google has an exclusive launcher for its Pixel devices, and it's pretty slick. But even though we've found ways to get this home screen app on other phones, certain features simply wouldn't work unless you were rooted. That's finally changed. Previously, when you installed th ...more
One of the biggest gripes we always hear about is the changes OEMs make to Android's notification shade. Icon styling and home screen layouts can be fixed with custom launchers like Nova and Action, but we're stuck with the tacky Quick Settings theme our phones came with. Toda ...more
Hello Elite Hackers! Welcome to my 3rd Post, which explains how to hack any account like G-mail, Facebook, etc. You can also use this technique to hack/spoof messengers like Facebook or WhatsApp etc. Step 1: Fire-Up Kali: I hope you know how to hack android and gain access t ...more
Okay, so you finally got around to rooting your Android device—now what? Well, to get the most out of your Superuser status, you'll need to find some good root apps, which will allow you to easily add features, reduce battery drain, remove ads, and much more. Don't Miss: Andr ...more
Many apps claim to record phone calls on Android, but very few actually deliver. There's just too many different devices floating around out there for one app to be able to support them all — or so it would seem. The development team at Boldbeast Software may have finally sol ...more
Google just released Android 9.0 Pie, but the Android community is already working its magic. Developer Quinny899 quickly ported the updated Pixel Launcher from the new build, so you can try it out on other phones right now. The only requirements here are that you're running ...more
Without a comprehensive root method for all Android phones and tablets, a device-specific approach is needed. And since we always cover new rooting methods for all the popular phones here at Gadget Hacks, we've built this always-updated guide to rooting many mainstream Android ...more
It seemed like an impossible task. No one could figure it out. Only God himself knew the answer. But the impossible has become possibly after only a week of trying. The Droid X has been rooted. Yes, it's true. Everybody who owns Verizon Wireless's Droid X from Motorola can no ...more
Android's Quick Settings menu gives you easy access to certain actions from any screen, but the tiles available are largely dependent on your phone's OEM skin. For instance, the Google Cast button that can cast your entire screen has been exclusive to Nexus and Pixel devices, ...more
Despite years of user complaints, OEMs are still preinstalling third-party apps on brand new devices. Even in 2019, you'll still find plenty of phones with Facebook preinstalled. What's worse, it's installed as a system app, so it can't normally be uninstalled without root acc ...more
According to a study done by Kaspersky, 7.6% of Android users root their phones. That may not sound like a lot, but with over 2 billion Android devices out there, the math works out to over 150 million rooted phones — more than the total population of Russia, Mexico, or Japan ...more
Hello my fellow hackers, it's been a while since my last post, I can't get the time now-a-days for the posts but can manage to tend to comments. Welcome to my 9th post, this tutorial will explain how to extract and decrypt WhatsApp database from the Victim's android system. ...more
How To : Broken Buttons on Your Android Phone? Use This On-Screen Navigation Bar Instead (No Root Needed)
If your mechanical home button or capacitive navigation keys are on the fritz, doing something as simple as navigating your phone's interface becomes a tedious chore. In this situation, some users have turned to root mods that enable Android's software navigation bar to solve ...more
Google's own devices have always been the first to get new Android features — but unlike the Nexus series, last year's Pixel phones have a handful of exclusive tweaks that were never intended to trickle down to other devices once the newer Android version rolled out to them. T ...more
News : Another Security Concern from OnePlus — Backdoor Root App Comes Preinstalled on Millions of Phones
After recently being in the news for collecting PII (personally identifiable information) for analytics and after-sales support, OnePlus has another security problem. An individual going by the name Elliot Alderson discovered an app in OnePlus devices that can enable root acce ...more
One of the issues with rooting your device is the inability to update your phone via OTA. Any security patches or software updates pushed out by the OEM are lost because your bootloader is unlocked. However, you still can update your device, it just a take a bit more effort. ...more
Rooting has a long and storied history in the Android community. As OEMs push out more refined software, the need to root has diminished — still, the number of incredible things you can do with a rooted phone is enough to tempt many enthusiasts. Luckily, some manufacturers are ...more
Recently, many manufacturers have started offering phones with a clean, stock Android UI. Motorola, Essential, Nokia, and OnePlus are probably the biggest names that have listened to user feedback and shifted more towards AOSP. But if your phone still has a bloated OEM skin, t ...more
Hack your voicemail or answering machine with special information tones. Check this out. Hack phone voicemail to block telemarketers. Click through to watch this video on spike.com
Okay, here we go. Here is the deal. Bam, Knoxville, Dunn, Steve-O, Party Boy, Jeff Tremaine, and myself are dressed in old man faces, but wearing tshirts that say "Beer is Good" and wearing diapers. (Substitute speedos for diapers if you want). We are gathered around Jack Nich ...more
Having the Internet on your phone is definitely handy. You can look up anything at anytime, and connect with friends in so many more ways. In this tutorial, learn how to use your PC and your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to get free Internet on your cell phone and avoid buyi ...more
If you are looking to root your Android phone, check out this helpful how to video. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Unrevoked tool to root an Android phone. Rooting your cell phone will give you superuser access to your phone's system files.
Check out this hacking video tutorial to learn how to hack a cell phone with a magnet. You can easily hack Verizon's Motorola RAZR mobile phone to bypass the user password. Turn off the MOTORAZR phone and then turn it back on. After the red Verizon introduction screen comes o ...more
In this video, we learn how to hack your Android phone. First, plug your phone into the USB to your computer. Now, search for telnet on your phone and install it onto your phone. Download this client to your phone from the Google Marketplace, then you can unplug your phone fro ...more
Want to control a friend's cell phone remotely and make "free" calls from it? In this hack how-to video, you'll learn how to hack Bluetooth-enabled cell phones with your Sony Ericsson or Nokia phone and the Super Bluetooth Hack—or "BT Info"—, a free program easily found throug ...more
Open up your mobile phone and solder on a light sensing resistor to make an alarm go off when the phone is in the light. Possible uses?
Kipkay teaches you how to make a USB cell phone charger and first you need a standard USB cable. Cut off one end of the cable and use a voltmeter to check which of the four wires has five volts.
By now, many of you may have heard about iPhone tracking and recording your location data, but is there anything else being extracted from cell phones without our knowledge? If you're a Michigan state resident, the answer is an alarming "maybe". Michigan's police department h ...more
Rooting your Android phone offers more features (like overclocking). I am not responsible for anything you do. M'kay? I don't know if this will work for all phones, but hopefully it works for you. Step 1: Look Online for "Z4root APK Download" Z4root cannot be found in the Pl ...more
You must have seen in movies, a person calls to another person and when the he picks up the phone, Boom! There is a bomb blast. So here is a video on how to convert a mobile phone into a bomb. The bomb is not exactly like the one in movies, but it can do your work. Please do ...more
"Ahoy-hoy." If telephone titan Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we'd all be answering phones like Mr. Burns. Thankfully, frienemy Thomas Edison had enough sense to realize we weren't always on the briny. He preferred "hello" as our standard telephone greeting, which he is c ...more
Black lights come in all shapes and sizes, and are useful in a variety of ways—they can help you spot fake currency, urine stains, interesting rocks, deadly scorpions, or even just some cool fluorescent artwork. Most black lights work using a filter or coating over the bulb t ...more
Do you ever wonder how all these celebrities continue to have their private photos spread all over the internet? While celebrities' phones and computers are forever vulnerable to attacks, the common folk must also be wary. No matter how careful you think you were went you sent ...more
Want to mod your HTC HD2 Microsoft Windows smartphone to use wireless charging—without breaking your warantee in the process? It can be done! And quite easily at that. For complete details, and to get started modding your own HD2 phone to work with wireless chargers, watch thi ...more
Want to shoot video in low-light conditions with a HTC Evo 4G smartphone? Whether you're the owner of an HTC Evo 4G Android phone or just covet one, you're sure to enjoy this Evo owner's guide from HTC Evo Hacks, which presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of how to tu ...more
Rooting (also called jailbreaking) a phone grants you superuser access, which allows you to download third party applications and otherwise alter your phone. This tutorial shows you how to give yourself root access on a T-Mobile G1 cell phone. Be careful, because rooting will ...more
Rooting your phone grants you superuser access to your phone. And while this will void your warranty, it will also allow you to download third party applications (among other things). This tutorial shows you the process for getting root access on a Samsung Captivate cell phone.
The HTC Eris is one of the many smart-looking smartphones the company has released in it's short tenure in the US market, but it's a good one and you can get it for free from Sprint with many service plans. If you've got one, why not root it and start taking full advantage of ...more
Root your Droid X Google Android smartphone and run custom ROMs! This hacker's how-to presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on unlocking and rooting a Motorola Droid X smartphone. For detailed instructions, and to get started rooting your own Motorola Droid X phone, watch ...more
'Rooting' (also called jailbreaking) will let you install third party software or applications which the manufacturer may not allow (or get rid of apps that you don't want). It will void your phone's warranty, so make sure this is really what you want to do!
Want to root your Spring HTC Hero smartphone from a Windows PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that a complete walkthrough of the process can be given in just under three minutes' time. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to gain root on your own Droid smart phone, wa ...more
This video is specifically for the C530 Slate cell phone from AT&T, though this procedure will probably work on similar models of phone. You can hack, or jailbreak, your phone to allow you to use third party apps or switch to a different service provider. You will need a non-A ...more
Sony's Xperia Z, which has generated quite a deal of excitement since its launch at the CES in Las Vegas last month, is already sold out in France with its expected U.S. release to be sometime in March. It's 5-inch, 1080p display puts it up there with some of the best smartpho ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use SipGate to hack Google Voice for free VOIP (voice over IP) phone calls. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at Tinkernut.
Interested in rooting your HTC Evo, Desire, Incredible, Aria or Wildfire phone? With the unrEVOked jailbreaking tool, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this hacker's how-to can present a complete overview of the process in about four and a half minutes. Learn how to root your ...more
If you've found alternatives that you prefer to the stock apps on your Android phone, delete the ones you don't use. It's easy, just watch this video and learn how to use root explorer to delete stock apps from your Android device.
Want to get into both of the locked levels for the popular phone game Angry Birds? This video shows you how to access both of them when you're using a Droid phone. This is a very easy hack to replicate!
The cell phone has come a long way. The very first "mobile devices" were made and used by the military in the late 1930s, with the first commercial mobile telephone service introduced by Bell in 1946. These devices were hardly what we'd call mobile today—some took up the whole ...more
Google Play has no shortage of Nintendo emulators: SuperGNES (Super Nintendo) Gameboy Color A.D. (Game Boy Color) My Boy! (Game Boy Advance) nds4droid (Nintendo DS) DroidEmu (SNES, NES, GBA, GBC, etc.) Those are just a few of what's available out there. The only problem with ...more
The Inspire 4G is AT&T's hot new budget 4G handset, and it's a powerful little unit thanks to a fast processor and AT&T's new 4G LTE network. This video will show you how to root, unlock, and S-OFF your device so that you can do whatever you want with it. The second part of th ...more
While the legality of secretly recording phone calls varies in each country, sometimes it's useful to have audio documentation of conversations you have on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2. There are plenty of reasons you'd want to be able to record phone calls, from important conv ...more
Video: . Recycle your hard drive into a hidden flash memory device that only you know how to turn on and use in secret. This DIY hack project allows you to recycle your broken hard drives back to life and turn them into something useful. So far, this project has several funct ...more
For new Android users, rooting an Android phone can often be an intimidating process, especially since there are so many different ways to gain root access, depending on your model and firmware version. I've previously covered a way of doing it for the AT&T version of the Sam ...more
All of my hacks up to this point have been operating system hacks. In other words, we have exploited a vulnerability usually in an operating system service (SMB, RPC, etc.) that all allow us to install a command shell or other code in the target system. As I have mentioned nu ...more
Some of us use our smartphones for almost everything. Manufacturers know this, so they try to make their devices as convenient as possible to use, but sometimes that convenience comes with a cost to security. The very same technology that allows you to easily share music with ...more
Hey guys I am starting this Series because I thought there was a lack of post about Hacking from Android. In This series I will tell you about That your Android can really be used for hacking just like your other systems. So in the first of the many posts I will be telling ho ...more
With the same starting price as its predecessor and a nice list of improvements, the OnePlus 6T is a great buy for a number of reasons. But for many Android users, the main selling point for the latest OnePlus flagship is how easy it will be to root and mod the device. We jus ...more
News : Chrysaor Malware Found on Android Devices—Here's What You Should Know & How to Protect Yourself
Chrysaor, a zero-day spyware believed to have been created by the Israeli "cyber war" group NSO, is an even greater threat to Android phones than it ever was to iOS. Related to the Pegasus hack that recently affected iPhones, Chrysaor is malware that baits the user into insta ...more