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How to root your Android

You have to get root access to do deep-level customizations that will make your phone truly your own. We show you how to do it.

By April 15, 2011


Root, ROM, restore: How to hack your Android OS

One of Android's best selling points is that it's open-source and relatively easy to customize. Check out these videos showing you how to gain root access, how to flash a custom ROM, and how to restore the device back to factory settings.

By April 20, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1567: Galaxy Nexus hands-on, copyright freakout, and Computer Love (Podcast)

On this week's show, Jessica Dolcourt joins us for some hands-on time with the Galaxy Nexus--and that peek is all you get, since there's still no U.S. release date for that sucker. Ridiculous. Also, Google Music recapped and a tag-team SOPA rant, plus Stephen Beacham's awesome new segment: Into It or Not Into It. You will love it, and you will dance. All that and Computer Love, to boot! Settle in!

By November 17, 2011


I scream. You scream. Everyone is screaming for Ice Cream Sandwich

In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer advice on rooting and upgrading an Android smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich and explain why the Windows Phone ecosystem won't fragment.

By November 18, 2011