Neowin News Feed for: Rooting Neowin News Feed for: Rooting en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 App on several OnePlus devices grants backdoor root access [Update 2] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that an analytics system app for engineers was left pre-loaded on OnePlus smartphones that allow users to root their devices without unlocking a bootloader. OnePlus is looking for a fix. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:32:01 +0000 CyanogenMod Installer pulled from Google Play Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cyanogen, Inc. has announced that they have removed their recently launched CyanogenMod Installer app from the Play Store after being told by Google that it violated the Store&#039;s developer terms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:28:39 +0000 CyanogenMod team raises $7m; aims to become larger than Windows Phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/66883386cyanogenmod.png" alt="" /></div>The team behind the CyanogenMod firmware for Android plans to grow its user base to become larger than Windows Phone, with $7m in funding and a hardware manufacturer partnership to be announced soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:48:03 +0000 Simple Android Backup brings backups to non-rooted phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/241536846android-blue-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Preserving a backup from your Android handset can be a wise idea, though it has been one that has long required root access. While not the first to avoid this, SAB claims to be able to avoid rooting. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:12:42 +0000 CyanogenMod Ice Cream Sandwich expected in two months <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/14318727126303097342118119623cyanogenmod_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>One of the developers for the CyanogenMod ROM for rooted Android phones has estimated the release date for their ROM to be somewhere in January. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:41:10 +0000 Virgin Mobile USA's "true Android experience" forbids rooting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You may remember we previously ran a story regarding Virgin Mobile USA's decision to only sell Android devices that use the stock UI, instead of the customizations that the likes of HTC and Motorola often... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steve Donaghy) Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:21:50 +0000 Google's new movie rental service is blocked if your device is rooted <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>In what's sure to surprise quite a few people, Google has decided to block their new Movie rental service on all rooted Android devices, according to a report from Android Central. &quot;Rooting&quot; is a common practice... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steve Donaghy) Sat, 21 May 2011 20:54:01 +0000