Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Android 5.0 Lollipop

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As Many of you may or may not know Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced today by Google, bring us many new features and improvements. Among my favorites are the: Tap & go: instant set up of your new Android phone or tablet by simply tapping it to your old one (requires NFC) This will make it really easy to change devices and i am loving this idea.  Next is the new handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls in quick settings. This features is something that almost every custom rom has in it. Again this is the beauty of open source, the ideas come from everyone not just Google. Last on my list is the battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins. Battery is Key on Android devices and is something that i am seeing OEM’s focus more and more on. If you would like to see a full list of features on Android 5.0 Lollipop then check out the official site HERE

Also if you already have a Nexus Device you may want to keep your eyes on Google’s Firmware Site HERE

Android 5.0 Lollipop new Figure at the Google campus

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If you want to see More about the New Nexus Device Line up of the Nexus 6 and 9 along with the Nexus Android TV CLICK HERE

FramaRoot one click app

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FramaRoot One Click App

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FramaRoot is a very awesome one-click application that install Superuser and su binary on your phone.  Superuser app and su binary are include in this application and it works on many android devices ranging from android version 2.0 to 4.0 or from Eclair to Ice Cream Sandwich here you can find a list of known device that Framaroot one click app works on.

WARNING Successful Root with this application will void your warranty on the device. DOWNLOAD FRAMAROOT APP

Installation

  1. Download Framaroot on to your device
  2. Install it with a file explorer or directly from your internet browser, if android warn you about security risk, say OK  ( most android rooting apps with be flagged as a security risk since they are a exploit of some kind ) and check Unknown sources to allow install of applications.

Usage

Open Framaroot and select one of the following action: Install SuperSU, Unroot or Execute script (for advanced users)

Possible case once application is launched

  • A popup saying “Your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in Framaroot”, in this case you can uninstall app
  • You seeing one or more exploit name, also click on one after you have selected an action and you will see one of the above messages

Possible case once exploit is selected

  • “Success … Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device”
  • “Failed … Exploit work but installation of Superuser and su binary have failed”
  • “Half-Success :-/ … system partition is read-only, use local.prop trick. Reboot your device and use adb to see if it run as root”, happen when the filesystem in use on system partition is a read only filesystem (ex: squashfs)
  • “Failed … Try another exploit if available”
  • Framaroot crash or freeze, in this case relaunch Framaroot a second time and select the same action and exploit

Here you will find the official thread on XDA Developers site

FramaRoot One Click App

Here is the list of known compatible devices but if yours isnt listed try it anyway and it may work

Device Compatibility

If you are really into this app and want to learn more about advanced settings check out this link

Advanced settings

Here is a Video of me rooting my Droid X and Droid 2

CF Auto Root

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CF Auto Root

CF Auto Root is a really easy to use Root method created by Chainfire hence the CF and he is also the creator of SuperSU app along with many other awesome Android Apps. This root method is compatible with most Samsung and Google Nexus Devices it works with either the Odin Program or Fastboot commands for the Nexus devices check here to see if your device is compatible with this amazing CF AUTO ROOT TOOL 

NOTE- When selecting the Right CF auto root files to download it will be helpful to go into your device setting and then about phone or tablet and look at the info there then match it up with the info on the site downloads.

How to use Odin and Fastboot

ODIN flashable devices

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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

All downloads contain .tar.md5 files flashable in ODIN as PDA.

Make sure your device is in ODIN download mode (usually you can get there by holding VolDown+Home+Power when the device is turned off), then start the included Odin3-v1.85.exe file, press the PDA button, select the .tar.md5 file, and click Start. You can find more detailed instructions and assistance at XDA.

A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.

For the root to work, the device must reboot into recovery. Most devices will do this automatically after flashing these files, but in case that does not happen, please boot into recovery manually.

UNLOCK BOOTLOADERS

If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device – with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically “OEM unlock” and wipe your data !

 

Download the Odin Program you will need HERE

Download the samsung usb drivers for your computer if you dont already have them HERE

 

Fastboot flashable devices

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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

All downloads contain .img files bootable through Fastboot.

Make sure your device is in Fastboot mode (usually you can get there by holding VolUp+VolDown+Power when the device is turned off), then run the included script for your OS. On Linux and Mac, you may have to chmod +x root-linux/mac.sh before the script does anything.

A special boot image will load, which will install (only) SuperSU, then reboot into Android.

UNLOCK BOOTLOADERS

The included scripts perform an “OEM unlock”. If this fails, the root will not work. If it succeeds, and you were not previously unlocked (first time rooting ?), it will probably wipe your data !

For some device (Sony, Verizon, etc) you may need an OEM-specific tool to unlock the bootloader. Please do not forget to check and use this tool, if provided by the OEM.

Download the fastboot files you will need for WIndows HERE

 

Check out the main thread for CF Auto Root on XDA developers site HERE

Motorola Moto 360 Super Tool

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Motorola Moto 360 Super Tool

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 Download the Super Tool HERE at RootJunkysdl.com

Motorola Moto 360 Super Tool Options

1. Install adb and fastboot drivers from motorola and test them

2. unlock the bootloader of the watch

3. relock the bootloader of the watch

4. flash stock wear recovery image

5. flash stock wear boot image

6. restore your Moto 360 to stock KGW42N official

7. Root the Moto 360

8. flash TWRP recovery coming soon i hope

9. boot to stock recovery from bootloader mode

Requirements to use this Motorola Moto 360 Super tool

USB interface cable. if you need one watch this video on how to make it

Download the Super Tool HERE at RootJunkysdl.com 

Know how to remove the watch band. check this VIDEO

May have a Video coming on how to use this tool soon 🙂

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Project Ara

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Project Ara

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Project Ara is a very interesting concept allowing us to change and upgrade the device with ease. The modular smartphone idea looks like a mission impossible, but Google is determined to make it a reality pretty soon. Paul Eremenko from Project Ara team has shed some lights on the project’s status and we now know that Ara will have a modified version of Android L on board.

It was pretty easy to predict that Google would select Android as the operating system for Ara. The more interesting part is that users will be able to replace some elements of the device without powering off the phone (i.e. they will be hot swappable). The only exceptions are CPU and display, for obvious reasons. It remains unknown whether the RAM and storage will be replaceable as well. One word comes to mind to describe all this: craziness. If it’s true, this will be one of the most revolutionary piece(s) of hardware in the history of mobile technology. Manufactures like Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC and many others that release a new phone every 6 months will have to either really lower there pricing or join in and start making these modules to continue making profits. I am really excited to see how Project Ara will change the industry and hopefully benefit then consumer in the end with awesome and up to date Hardware.

Google (or rather ATAP) is working with Linaro to make a modified version of Android. This means that the project should be open-sourced as well as other projects by Google. The Ara smartphone is aspiring to get the most innovative idea of the year title and Google is pushing hard to make it happen.

We should expect a consumer launch of Ara in the first quarter of 2015. Other details remain yet to be seen, most likely to be uncovered during the dev conference scheduled for December. In the mean time you can check out more info on it at the official site here http://www.projectara.com/

Google says the phone is designed to be used by “six billion people”, including the one billion smartphone users and the five billion feature phone users. Google intends to sell a starter kit where the bill of materials is US$50 and includes a frame, display, battery, low-end CPU and WiFi.

Google wants Project Ara to lower the entry barrier for phone hardware manufacturers so there could be “hundreds of thousands of developers” instead of the current handful of big manufacturers. Anyone will be able to build a module without requiring a license or paying a fee.

 Project Ara Development

As some of you may or may not know our beloved Developer Hashcode or Michael Scott is now on the Project Ara team for Linaro.  Hashcode is one of the most innovative Android developers that i know and has done amazing work on many devices. Examples the Kindle Fire and fire HD, Motorola droid and moto lines along with many Samsung Galaxy and note phones. He is the Developer of Safe Strap Recovery which some how lets you install roms on locked devices. I know with hashcode on the team that Project Ara is going to be one awesome device and i can wait to get my hands on one. If you would like to read hashcode post on google plus about this new job opportunity with Linaro please check out this link Hashcodes New Job 

Newest Video from Project Ara

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Towel Root

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Towel Root

Towel Root is a app that exploits your kernel which they allows the app to inject SU file it to your android device file system. This gives you root access but you will still need to install SuperSU App from Google Play Store after using the Towel Root app.  geohot is the developer behind this awesome and easy to use exploit. always remember to support your dev’s 🙂 This Root exploit works great with lots a different devices please try it on yours and comment below if it works for you. I know it works on lots of android 4.4 Kitkat device

 

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Its simple Just go to Towelroot.com and click on the upside down Y and the app will download to your device. Next you need to enable unknown source so that you can install the Towel Root app. Once install just click the Make it ra1n button shown aboove and you will have root access. Make sure you install Supersu & root checker apps to make sure root is working correctly.

Here is a video of me rooting my Galaxy S5 with the app

 

NOTE If the SU binary isnt updating correctly just reboot the device and check again.

Towel Root Exploit is known to works on these devices

AT&T GS5, Verizon GS5, GS4 Active, Nexus 5
May have some troubles at the door but invited: AT&T/Verizon Note 3
Possibly invited: Every Android phone with a kernel build date < Jun 3

Also many other devices work. i have used it on many Motorola devices as well. Try it on your android device

Easy one click root and bootloader unlock app

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The Root Ninja SunShine App

This has to be the best easy one click root and Bootloader unlock app i have ever used. Its really simple so let me explain how this works.  SunShine is a utility/app that allows you to s-off and bootloader unlock modern HTC & Motorola devices, giving you more freedom than any developer phone would allow. Once you have used Sunshine on your HTC or Motorola Device you will be able to install custom Recovery like TWRP and CWM also root and install awesome roms with ease. Here you will find a list of supported devices

Motorola Moto X, Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini (Android 4.4.3 on all, 4.4.4 on some)
Motorola G (Android 4.4.3 and below only at this time)
HTC One Mini m4
HTC One m7
HTC One m8
HTC One e8
HTC J Butteryfly
HTC One X (Evita)
Other HTC devices (Try it, SunShine will let you know if it can work!)

NOTE there maybe many more added in the Futures

So this sound amazing right… well here is the down side to it. the Sunshine app from THEROOT.NINJA cost 25 bucks and this is per devices you unlock with it. 🙁  Considering the costs to develop SunShine, they feel that it is justified. Most of us purchased heavily subsidized devices, instead of opting for a more developer friendly product. SunShine solves that situation, at a much lower cost than purchasing a developer device. so when you look at it this way it makes sense. One of the nice features about this app is that it test your device to make sure it will work before asking you to pay for the service which is really nice. So if you dont know if it will work on your device just download it and give it a try. CLICK HERE

 

Change Log
Version 2.6.1
Motorola Moto X support added, all 4.4.3 and below, some including 4.4.4, try it
Motorola Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini support added, all 4.4.3 and below, some including 4.4.4, try it.

Does SunShine void my warranty?
In most cases yes, depending on your local laws and the ODM of the device. Unlike HTC, Motorola devices can not be reverted.

Moto 360 adapter usb cable

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Motorola Moto 360 adapter usb cable

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How to make your own USB cable to connect to the 5 Pogo pins on the back of the Motorola Moto 360 under the bottom watch band under the FCC sticker. With this cable you will be able to give the Moto 360 adb and fastboot commands. To unlock the bootloader or maybe even restore a bricked device its up to you. Here are the instructions with some pictures to hopefully help you along.

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Tools and parts you will need

1. a long usb cable

2. a female cat5 connector from any of these links Home Depot  Amazon

3. par of wire strippers

4. small side cutters

5. little standard screw driver

6. drill and 1/16 drill bit

7. ohm meter

8. needle nose pliers

Useful info on usb cables

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 Basically what you are doing is cutting the micro usb end off of the usb cable and attaching a Cat5 female connector to the end with 4 of the prongs pulled out to connect to the pins on the back of the Moto 360. best advise is to watch the video i have on this process here.

Please comment below if you have any questions or ideas on improving this cable thanks

RootJunky Out

 

Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Super Tool

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Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Super Tool

Warning use at your own risk. I have tested this on my own EVGA Nvidia Tegra Note 7 on android 4.4.2 and it works great.
I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY SOME THIS DOESN’T WORK ON THE ADVENT VEGA NOTE 7 BUT OTHER SAY IT DOES WORK, SO USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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1. adb and fastboot driver install
2. unlock bootloader
3. Restore / unbrick device
4. Flash stock android recovery
5. install ClockWorkMod recovery Bat version
6. Install TeamWin / TWRP recovery
7. Root access in recovery with supersu

this is a pretty easy to use tool just read & follow the steps and it will walk you right through. Hope this is helpful to some noobs out there that dont know how to use android SDK.

How to use the Super Tool Video
Tegra Note 7 Super Tool Video
Updated Video for Version 2.0

Link to my download page where you can find the tool and lots of other great files.

Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Super Tool newest version

NEWEST VERSION 2.5
CHANGE LOG
VERSION 1.2
1. Adjusted the cwm recovery install to boot you to recovery after install
2. Cleaned up script
3. After each option tool will now reboot to menu options again
4. Root option now temp boots recovery to flash Supersu. Keeps you on stock recovery if you want it for ota updates.
5. Fixed a problem with the restore files keeping ota’s from installing right.
VERSION 1.3
1. Added stock recovery flash
2. updated restore files to 4.3 new 7MB ota
3. added a wipe data factory reset or reboot option to the restore process
4. cleaned up the script
VERSION 1.4
1. added driver install and test feature
2. added better graphical features
3. cleaned up script
VERSION 1.5
1. fixed CWM recovery flash not working. and stock recovery being restored
2. cleaned up script
VERSION 2.0
1. Updated restore files for KITKAT 4.4.2
2. updated to newest SuperSU.zip for root
VERSION 2.1
1. Added write to SD card fix for kitkat option 7
2. moved driver install and test to option 8
VERSION 2.2
1. updated restore files to new ota 4.4.2-2.1
2. updated supersu.zip to 1.94
3. tested all updated files
VERSION 2.3
1. Updated restore files to New OTA 4.4.2-2.3
2. Updated stock recovery to 4.4.2-2.3
VERSION 2.4
1. Updated restore files to New OTA 4.4.2-2.4
2. Updated stock recovery to 4.4.2-2.4
VERSION 2.4.T
1. Added TWRP Recovery to super tool thanks to shaky156
VERSION 2.4.1
1. updated super tool to 2,4,1 ota
2. updated supersu to version 2.00
3. Updated stock recovery to 2.4.1 ota
4. dont forget the TWRP is now functioning
VERSION 2.5
1. updated to OTA 2.5
2. added new supersu
3. cleaned up script
4. killed adb server on close
HUGE thanks to Matt Groff for helping with all off the files and script.

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Wifi Phone

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How to turn your old or new android device into a WiFi phone

Requirements

1.  Phone with Android version 4.3 or higher

2.  Gmail account

3.  Google hangouts app installed

4.  Google Voice app installed

5.  Hangouts dialer app installed

6.  A phone number you can use to setup your Google voice account with but not use. It can be a land line or a cell

7. a WiFi network to have your device connected to. maybe at your home or at McDonalds 🙂

Steps for setup

1. Go to Google.com/voice and login

2. get a new number for your google voice account

3. activate new number be verifying with another number cell phone or lane line.

4. setup voice mail and any other settings you like on the site

5. check forward calls to Google chat this is really import also make sure you verification number isnt checked

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6. Now that you have your google voice number setup you can setup the apps on your phone

7. setup google voice app first then open and setup hangouts next hangouts dialer

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8. go to settings on hangouts app and select sms and enable it

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8. again in settings click on your email address. Then under google voice check both incoming phone calls and messages

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thats it your done

if you did everything right you now have a android phone that when it is on wifi can make and receive phone calls with the google voice number you setup. It can send and receive text also from that google voice number and even get voice mail that can be played in the hangouts app, in fact all the features listed here are done from the hangouts app.

This is a great way to use a old phone or even a phone with a bad esn

No sim card required device can be unactivated

Enjoy my little trick and also what i use for a home phone

RootJunky Out

Sync this phone with a android wear device and you will be really running smooth 🙂

 if you are still having a hard time with this check out this video it the same process just with different apps