News Tips/ Tutorials

HTC One A9 root – here’s all you need to do!

HTC One A9 has been on the market for a little while now and, if you were still considering whether or not you should buy it, now you can rest assured that you can make the best out of this device with your own hands via root (when all else fails to impress you). Below you can find all the steps you have to take in order to root your HTC device. Happy flashing!


HTC One A9



DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that by downloading, installing and using this procedure you will be the only person responsible if something goes wrong. It is not our fault or anyone else’s fault but yours if your phone gets broken in the rooting process. Don’t forget to backup your data whenever you attempt to change software on your phone because rooting will wipe your data.


Keep in mind there is no official TWRP support for the device yet and there are only unofficial recovery images available for HTC One A9 at the moment.


The following root is based on XDA developer Chainfire’s systemless root you can find in the provided link.

HTC One A9 root instructions:


1.Download the zip for your phone/hardware. (if the version number in the zip file does not match the one in your build.prop, DO NOT USE!)

2. Unlock your phone by using

3. Boot into the download mode/ adb reboot download

4. Unzip the zip file

5. Fastboot flash boot <bootimage name>

6. Boot into bootloader

7. Factory reset the smartphone

8. Flash custom recovery (link for unofficial recovery here)

9. Boot into custom recovery:

  • if /data is not mounted, you can mount it (mount/dev/block/mmcblk0p62/data),
  • unzip,
  • push su.img to /data/su.img

10. Reboot into Android

11. Unzip and install superuser.apk (adb install superuser apk).


You are finished!


Source: XDA Dev

Mobile News

[MWC] ZTE Grand S3 – the first flagship device to use biometric eye reading to unlock your smartphone

ZTE just announced its first flagship of the year in the form of ZTE Grand S3. Don’t think it’s the better version of Galaxy SIII because you’d be saying or thinking profanity. This time around, it’s not the name or the price that draws customers, but a unique feature that makes ZTE a pioneer in the mobile market. Anyone who will buy this phone when it becomes available will be able to unlock it with their eyes!




ZTE partnered with EyeVerify in order to get the Eyeprint ID solution and use it on an upcoming version of its flagship. That device is none other than the Grand S3, a phone already sold on the Chinese market. This smartphone is the first of a small bunch to use this technology and commercialize it on a large scale.

Basically, Eyeprint ID allows users to scan their retina by using the phone’s front camera and this could be a more secure way of keeping your phone secure when it comes to passwords. It should be better than retyping passwords while connected to unsecure WiFi on Bluetooth devices, right? The technology will also be implemented in other ZTE Grand devices and it will be integrated with mobile payment and other secure applications.

ZTE Grand S3 specs:

  • 5” 1920 x 1080 display
  • 5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage plus microSD slot
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 OS.

It appears that ZTE is planning on taking the phone to other parts of the world besides Central Asia but there is no timeline as to when that will happen.

Source: ZTE

News Updates/Software

Sunshine bootloader unlock tool supports Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra, Max and other 4.4.4 Motorola devices

Sunshine bootloader unlock tool is now available for other Motorola devices, not only the Moto X we talked about in a previous article. Many users choose to tinker and bake their Android device by using the most stable software on the market.

Carriers and hardware manufacturers can try to lock their devices but they will not be able to stop the avalanche of hackers and modders out there whose constant work relies on finding solutions for free and user-friendly devices. Most Motorola owners have been waiting for reliable methods for unlocking their bootloaders and Sunshine just put a stop on the wait.

The unlock tool now offers support to Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra, Max and other 4.4.4 Motorola devices out there. All carrier-specific Moto Gs are now supported by the tool and even some Motorola 2013 devices can be unlocked as long as they already run on Android 4.4.3 or above.

The most secure way of finding out if your device is supported is to install Sunshine apk, and it will check for support by itself. If your device is supported and you can  unlock your device, you will be charged $25 USD!

Source: XDA


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Apps Tips/ Tutorials

Sunshine Bootloader Tool offers support to Motorola Moto G from Verizon, more Motorola devices to come

Sunshine Bootloader Tool recently offered support for unlocking the Motorola Moto G phone versions sold by Verizon. You can find the thread related to SunShine on XDA Developers, but basically what you’re dealing with is an unlocker for HTCs and Motorolas. In order for it to work your phone will have to be rooted through a temporary root like Pie for Motorola for example.

All you have to do to unlock your Moto G is to download and install the Sunshine apk then enter some payment details and you’re good to go. The app is not free as it requires $25 to unlock each smartphone, which is still cheaper than a buying Developer Edition phone. Other Motorola phones will receive SunShine support in the following days so if you have the craving of unlocking your devices.

Source: AndroidPolice


Ignore No More – the trending app that locks your phone if you don’t answer your mom

The trending app of the week is none other than Ignore No More, the software your mom can use to screw you and your smartphone world foreveeeer! Well, not forever, just until you finally stop ignoring her calls. The app is installed on two devices: on the parent’s phone and on his child’s device. If the child refuses to answer his parent’s call or messages, the parent can lock his child’s smartphone remotely and only a call from the parent can unlock it.

The app was invented by a woman specifically for her children and it caught word on Google Playstore, where it became an instant hit. The app can be bought for $1.99 “per phone” and one Google account is all you need to take over your entire family and their smartphones. Parent and child accounts can be activated with the first download. The creator says the app cannot be removed or uninstalled by the child.

The app appears to not work for everyone as most comments on Google Playstore are negative, so be warned. Be sure to find out if your device works with “ICE” before activating the app and then proceed at your own risk!

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Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD bootloaders can be unlocked now!

A new root method allows Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD to be rooted thanks to Motopocalypse, an .apk file that had the power to unlock Motorola devices a little over a year ago. Even if the recent updates to RAZR M and RAZR HD give a locked bootloader and the possibilities to root your device are basically null, creative devs from XDA find new and new ways to solve this problem.

Not thanks to towelroot they can be unlocked for a short period of time, until the Motorola device gets new updates. Even if those who still have a warranty for their phone and don’t want to void it should not follow the following steps, here’s what you need to do to release your Motorola device from the clutches of its maker and US carriers.

You will find dozens of various successes on XDA Devs page for this line of phones, but what you basically have to do is install towelroot and Motopocalypse, run towelroot and then verify the root, run Motopocalypse and that’s it!

Roots and bootloader unlocks are not recommended because they void warranties and users cannot reverse their phones to lock mode after unlocking, but just in case you feel sorry you didn’t unlock your Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD in the first place, you are welcome to try now. You can also thank geohut and djrbliss on XDA Devs for this nifty solution.