A beginner’s guide to rooting on Android: A glossary

  • March 21, 2014

One of the hardest things to do when learning how to root your Android device is figuring out the meanings of many of the terms used in whichever directions you’re using. Our guide to rooting wants to make sure you aren’t confused about terminology when you start going through the rooting process.

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A beginner’s guide to rooting on Android: What is rooting?

  • March 19, 2014

We talk a lot about things you can do with a rooted device on Getting Things Tech, but we tend to assume that you know what that means and how to root an Android device. In reality, only a small subset of Android users even know what rooting means. Let’s change that!

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Video: How to fake your location on Android

  • March 19, 2014

Anyone interested in privacy has probably felt a little uncomfortable about carrying a GPS-enabled device in their pocket all day. You can learn how to fake your location on Android to throw the scent off your trail, be it precautionary, a way to get around blackouts and censorship, or something else entirely.

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Best root apps for Android 2014: our favorites

  • March 18, 2014

Rooting your Android phone or tablet doesn’t mean a whole lot unless you have the right apps to take advantage of your newly gained root access. Nowadays, there is so much you can do with the best root apps for Android that you can often achieve all of the customization of custom ROMs without the all of the hassle.

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9 reasons to root your Android phone or tablet

  • March 2, 2014

“Rooting” is in some ways the Android equivalent to “jailbreaking” on iDevices. You get to unlock features that the phone or tablet’s developers did not intend you to have. The kinds of features you get are different, though, since many of the jailbreak-enabled features for iDevices are ones that come standard on Android. However, there are still several reasons to root your Android phone or tablet.__

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