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S4 Root Guide


In this Guide we will show you How to Root your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat based firmware [I9500XXUFNC1]. NOTE: Remember to follow the steps carefully, rooting voids your warranty continue at your own risk.

 

 

Requirements

 

  • Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 running firmware I9500XXUFNC1 (only the international variant is supported for this Root).
  • Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root package with SuperSU fix Download here
  • Samsung Kies Android USB drivers installed and properly configured.
  • USB Debugging mode enabled on the phone (Setting -> Developer options)
  • Odin 3.07 flashing software configured and working Download Here
  • Backup your data completely (Contacts, Music, Videos... etc).
  • At least 80% battery remaining on the device.

 

 

 

Step 1

 

Download both the Chainfire Auto-Root package and Odin3 from the links in the Requirements section above, and extract them to a convenient location on your PC to be easily accessible.

 

 

Step 2

 

S4 Download Mode

 

Put your Galaxy S4 into Download mode. This can be done by powering down the device, and then turning it back ON by pressing and holding the Volume down key + Power key. Follow on-screen instructions to achieve Download mode.

 

 

 

Step 3

 

Odin3 I9500

 

Fire up Odin3 on your PC and connect your phone in Download mode (Step 2) via USB cable. Let Odin do its configurations automatically if it's the first run when device is properly connected, one of the COM boxes on top will turn Yellow along with it containing a COM Port number [ex: COM6].

 

 

 

Step 4

 

In Odin, click on "PDA" and select the CF Auto-Root file that you download in (Step 1). Also check that "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" are CHECKED in Odin, whilst leaving all other settings as they are.

 

 

Step 5

 

odin 3


After completing (Step 4), Hit the "Start" button. The process should take hardly a minute after which your device will automatically boot into recovery and set the SuperSU binaries in place. You'll get a Big GREEN Pass on Odin. once your phone powers back normally, you will have root access.

 


Your S4 is Now Rooted!

 

 

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HTC One M8

 

Here's the Top 10 most Handy Tips & Tricks of the HTC One M8. Make a use of your new HTC Smartphone capabilities.

 

HTC One M8


1- Customize Quick Settings to suit your needs

 

The Quick Settings menu is packed with handy shortcuts, but you may find that some are less useful than others. Fear not, as you can mess about with the order of the settings by tapping the Pen and Paper icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Using this method, you can push up the more important toggles to the top of the Quick Settings menu.

 

 

2- Enable faster typing


Trace-to-type has been available on Android for ages thanks to the availability of the Swype keyboards, but many handset makers are now baking it into the firmware and HTC is no exception. When the keyboard is open, long-press the key with the "cog" icon to access the keyboard settings menu. Make sure "Trace keyboard" is ticked and you're away.

 

 

3- Make your phone even faster by enabling ART runtime

 

M8 ART

 

With Developer Mode enabled you can switch on the experimental ART runtime. Android currently uses Dalvik Runtime, but Google is going to move over to ART in a future update. ART is a "Ahead of time" compiler, and should make your phone feel faster. You can always revert back to Dalvik if you don't find it to your liking, but we think that the difference is genuinely noticeable.

 

 

4- Control your TV, AC, Home theater wit your M8

 

The HTC One M8 boasts an IR blaster, which means you can use it as a conventional remote control to change channels, toggle the volume and generally perform other tasks. You'll need to tell the phone which brand of TV, AC, BD, DVD... etc that you own for it to work properly, but once you've done this you'll never have to fumble around the living room for your remote ever again. You'll find this feature in the TV app.

 

 

5- Hide annoying and bloatware applications

 

HTC has done a decent job of keeping bloatware applications to a minimum on the One M8, but you may still find yourself wanting to get rid of some of the more annoying programs in your app drawer. Bloatware is so named because it cannot be uninstalled, but you can still hide it from view.

In the app drawer, tap the three dot icon in the top-right corner of the display and then select "Hide/Unhide" apps. Tick the ones you want to remove from view and you'll be on your way to a less cluttered phone.

 

 

6- Answer a call just by picking the phone up

 

There's nothing more natural than scooping up a phone and answering it in one motion, and the HTC One M8 allows you to do just that. Using the proximity sensors located near the top of the device, the handset can tell when you've placed it next to your ear and will automatically answer the call.

 

 

7- Use gestures to control your phone quickly and easily

 

The HTC One M8 is all about gestures, and it comes with a series of quick swipe gestures branded "Motion Launch" by HTC which can be used to open certain applications even when your phone's display is powered down and it's sitting on your coffee table.

A double-tap wakes or locks the phone, while swipes from the left and right open BlinkFeed or your home screen respectively. You can wake the phone in the state it was when it locked by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, and swiping downwards fires up the dialer so you can make a call quickly.

 

 

8- Disable BlinkFeed

 

BlinkFeed is HTC's way of aggregating everything that is important to you, including RSS feeds, social networking updates, forthcoming calendar appointments and more. It's a pretty swell application, but Android purists often complain that it feels like it's being forced upon them. If you don't like it then you'll be pleased to know that there's a way to disable it completely.

On any homescreen, simply perform a "pinch zoom" gesture with two fingers. You'll see an overview of all your homescreens, with BlinkFeed appearing on the far left. Long-press BlinkFeed and then drag it to the "remove" icon, it will be banished forever, or at least until you decide that you want to reinstate it.

 

 

9- Create an animated GIF from a Zoe clip

 

HTC's Zoe shooting mode complies a video from a set of images, and is a great way to share precious moments with others. It's even easier to exchange these memories thanks to the option to transform a segment of a Zoe clip into an animated GIF file, which can be viewed on most phones, tablets and computers. Simply select the Zoe clip, tap "Edit" and then select "GIF Creator".

 

 

10- Show your battery level as a percentage

 

By default, the HTC One M8 displays your current battery stamina as an icon rather than a percentage, which gives a quick visual indication of how much juice remains in the tank but isn't entirely precise. Thankfully, you can display a percentage by going to Settings > Power > Show Battery Level.

 

 


Moto X 4.4 Root Guide


This Root Guide has been tested only on the Moto X that is running on stock official Android 4.2.2 KitKat Firmware. Therefore, the steps from below are compatible only with the mentioned Android based device, always Back-up all your data. NOTE: Rooting your Moto X will void your warranty.



Step 1 - First of all, on your computer you need to Download the Android SDK.

 


Step 2 - You'll need Cydia Impactor file Download HERE, and the latest version of Slap My Moto Download HERE.

 


Step 3 - Now, connect your Moto X with your computer via USB cable.

 


Step 4 - On your computer open a command prompt window go to "start -> run -> type cmd".

 

 

Step 5 - On the cmd window type the following command: "adb push SlapMyMoto.jar /sdcard/SlapMyMoto.jar".

 


Step 6 - Also, on the same cmd window enter "adb shell getprop dhcp.wlan0.ipaddress" (the ip address of your phone will be displayed).

 

 

Step 7 - Good, now from your computer open the Cydia Impactor program and select the "# start telnetd as system on port 2222" option. Then Click on start.

 

 

Step 8 - Return to the cmd window and enter the following commands (replace IPADDRESS with your phone's own IP address that has been provided before): "telnet IPADDRESS 2222; dalvikvm -cp /sdcard/SlapMyMoto.jar SlapMyMoto".

 

 

Step 9 - When the system will prompt you to reboot your phone, in cmd enter "adb reboot".


Step 10 - Now reboot your handset in bootloader mode by typing in cmd "adb reboot bootloader".

 

SlapMyMoto

 


Step 11 - Once your Moto X has been entered the bootloader mode, on the cmd window you need to enter: "fastboot flash partition gpt.bin"; "fastboot flash motoboot motoboot.img"; "fastboot flash logo logo.bin"; "fastboot reboot".

 


Step 12 - Up next, your handset will reboot; then you will have to type the command (again on the same cmd window): "adb push su /data/local/tmp/su"; "adb push install.sh /data/local/tmp/install.sh"; "adb push rec.sh /data/local/tmp/rec.sh"; "adb push install-recovery.sh /data/local/tmp/install-recovery.sh"; "adb push setup.sh /data/local/tmp/setup.sh"; "adb reboot".

 

 

Step 13 - Once your phone reboots type in cmd: "adb shell; echo /data/local/tmp/rec.sh > /sys/kernel/uevent_helper".

 


Step 14 - In the end you will just have to go to Google Play for installing the Super SU app.

 


Step 15 - NOTE THAT: if during the process from above your Moto X gets stuck on a boot loop (Don't panic), you will have to restart your handset and repeat the root operation from (Step 1). Check this XDA Forums Topic for More Help.



Your Moto X is Rooted!

 

 

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LG G2


In this Root Guide we will show you How to Root your LG G2 phone with very easy simple step, with screenshots to make it easy for you to keep up. NOTE: Rooting your device will void your warranty may brick your device so continue at your own risk.



STEP 1 - Download the LG USB Drivers From HERE and install them on your computer.

 

Step 1

 


STEP 2 - Navigate to System Settings > General > About Phone > Software Information on the phone.

 

Step 2

 

 


STEP 3 - Keep tapping Build Number until it tells you "You Are Now a Developer".

 

Step 3

 

 


STEP 4 - Enable USB Debugging under developer options. You can get to developer options under System Settings > General > Developer Options.

 

Step 4


STEP 5 - Plug in the device via USB and let the drivers install.

 

Step 5

 


STEP 6 - Download the rooting tool from the developer's page HERE in the first post. Then, Extract all files from the zip to a folder on your hard drive.

 

Step 6


STEP 7 - Double click the root.bat file and follow the prompts in the program.

 

Step 7

 

STEP 8 - Unplug the phone from the computer when prompted.

 

Step 8

 


STEP 9 - Toggle USB Debugging off and on and then plug the device back in.

 

Step 9

 


STEP 10 - Hit "Enter" on the computer and wait for the program to finish rooting the device.

 

Step 10


You should now see Superuser in your app drawer if all went to plan. and you're DONE!

 

LG G2 Rooted!

 

 


Your G2 is Now Rooted!

 

 

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Xperia Z2


Sony Xperia Z2 didn't go on sale yet, but developers already found a way to Root the Smartphone and we will show you How on this Article. The rooting process for the Xperia Z2 requires you to unlock its bootloader before being able to flash the Kernel and install SuperSU to gain the Root access. The device has also received ClockworkMod based recovery, which has been built from CWM 6.0.4.6 sources. NOTE: This will void your warranty and may brick your device.

 


STEP 1 (UNLOCK BOOTLOADER)

 

First step is to Unlock your Z2 Bootloader, you have to go to this XDA forum thread and follow the steps (same steps as Xperia Z1 are used for Xperia Z2).

 

 


STEP 2 (CWM-Based Recovery)

 

Z2 recovery

 

After Unlocking your Bootloader (Step 1), Now flash the rooting kernel and CWM-Based Recovery, head to this XDA Forum thread and follow the steps to flash the kernel and boot to enter recovery mode.

Xperia Z2 CWM Recovery [Guide Here]

 

 

 


STEP 3

 

Z2 SuperSU Root

 

After completing (Step 1) and (Step 2). Let's start Rooting. Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip from this LINK HERE into your computer.

 



STEP 4

 

Copy your downloaded "UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip" to your Xperia Z2 sdcard.

 

 


STEP 5

 

Reboot into Recovery. Check (Step 2) to know How.

 

 

 

STEP 6

 

Flash the "UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip" from the Recovery mode.

 

 


STEP 7


Reboot your Xperia Z2 from recovery into the OS, and you're DONE!


 

 


Your Z2 is Now Rooted!

 

 

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