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[TUT] Supporting multiple icons in your app

After a lot of noise about the icon to use for SuperSU, I finally released SuperSU v1.00 in late January 2013, with support for multiple icons that the user could pick from.

Zenithink: When OEMs turn to piracy

You might have heard of Zenithink, a fairly well-known Chinese manufacturer of budget Android tablets. Let me tell you a little story about their business practices.

SuperSU: the "dumpstate" situation

A few days ago, I released SuperSU v1.00. Shortly after, it became apparent a number of users were suffering from an issue where dumpstate would request superuser access. Neither accepting nor denying dumpstate would really help, and for some users t ...

SuperSU v1.00 has been released !

I have just released version 1.00 of SuperSU on both Google Play as well as XDA. This article serves as the release notes - for a bullet-point list of changes, see the changelog post on XDA.

[Vote] SuperSU Icon Competition

A lot has been said about the SuperSU icon. Many were unhappy with the original icon, saying it lacked quality. After changing it to Super Andy, many complained the icon was not serious enough. Just as many people wrote me to say they loved Super And ...

ExynosAbuse APK released !

Yesterday, alephzain released details on a new exploit for Exynos4-based devices on XDA. After validating it worked, the first thing I did was relay the information to every Samsung Engineer I have a business card from - and I know it is being escala ...

"How-To SU" published

How-To SU

PerfMon - Floating Performance Monitor

PerfMon (Floating Performance Monitor) has been released !

[Submit] SuperSU Icon Competition

A lot has been said about the SuperSU icon. Many were unhappy with the original icon, saying it lacked quality. After changing it to Super Andy, many complained the icon was not serious enough. Just as many people wrote me to say they loved Super And ...

Whatever happened to CFluent ?

Some of you might remember me in the past months having mentioned a project ("CFluent", "see fluent", "CF-luent" ;)) to improve fluidity of the Android UI.

CF-Root for SGS3 released !

CF-Root now also has an SGS3 variant ! Head over to the thread on XDA for more details !

Triangle Away vs Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy S III update for Triangle Away I have just released, may be one of the last - if not the last - iteration of Triangle Away.

adbd Insecure v1.0 has been released !

adbd Insecure lets you run adbd in root mode if your device is rooted.

Samsung Galaxy SIII rooted !

The Samsung Galaxy S III isn't even out yet, but we have achieved root on it. Here's a link with more details:

Back button position doesn't really matter ?

A few days ago a video of an SGS3 engineering sample was leaked. If you've seen it, you might have noticed that the back button and multi-tasking button have switched places versus the Google reference positioning. On the sample the button layout is ...

Is Google blocking apps writing to SD cards ?

Ok, so the subject is a little misleading. A more complete question would be:

SuperSU v0.70 has been released !

SuperSU is a Superuser replacement app I wrote due to some issues I kept having with Superuser.

TriangleAway has been released !

TriangleAway can reset the flash counter and warning triangle on your Samsung Galaxy S2 (ICS builds only). The download and technical details can be found, as usual, on

USB Host Diagnostics released !

USB Host Diagnostics determines your device's USB host capabilities.

Themes across Android versions

This article unveils the secret of having your app's theme look consistent with the rest of the device's UI across all Android versions.

Remote Release released !

Remote Release has been released to the Android Market and

DSLR Controller updated; SGS2 and SG Note supported again!

DSLR Controller has been updated again. While I normally do not write about a single update, this one brings support for various Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices (if rooted) that were not (or no longer) supported, like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Sa ...

CF.lumen for Chainfire3D released !

CF.lumen changes the colors of your Android device's display based on the position of the sun. With the default settings, your display will get a warmer tint (lower color temperature) when the sun is down, to look more like indoor lighting and less l ...

CF-Root for Samsung Galaxy Note released

After the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" and Samsung Galaxy S2, CF-Root is now also available for the Samsung Galaxy Note !

DSLR Controller released

DSLR Controller BETA has just been released on Market! DSLR Controller is the first and only app to control your Canon EOS DSLR directly from your Android device using USB (USB host support required). No laptops or computers needed, no root needed, j ...

NoMoarPowah! has been released

NoMoarPowah! replaces that boring charging animation when your phone is turned off but connected to the charger with a fully functional program!

CF-Bench v1.0 released !

CF-Bench is (mainly) CPU and memory benchmark tool specifically designed to be able to handle multi-core devices, produce a fairly stable score, and test both native as well managed code performance.

CF-Root v3.5 for SGS2

Yet another device gets my popular CF-Root (binary hacked stock) kernel !

SGS2 SIM Unlock code finder released

This app finds the SIM unlock code for your SGS2.

Chainfire3D v1.0 released

Chainfire3D v1.0 has been released !

CF3D :: NightMode released !

As a first public test of the CF3D ("Chainfire3D") OpenGL ES proxy driver for Android, I have released the "NightMode" application.

GingerBreak released

The GingerBreak APK is a wrapper around the newly released GingerBreak exploit (credits to The Android Exploid Crew), which is meant to attain root access on GingerBread. This specific exploit may work on various Froyo and Honeycomb versions as well.

live dmesg v1.50 released

live dmesg is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual dmesg log (kernel debug messages). It looks a bit similar to a BIOS boot. Handy for developers too! Unlike other similar apps, the information you see on screen is real a ...

CF-Root (SGS) updated a lot, now at 2.8

CF-Root for the SGS has been updated quite a number of times the past week due to the major Gingerbread leak (the first Gingerbread leak was "meh", this one rocks your socks off).

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Galaxy Tab Bootloaders Patch released !

The bootloader patch for Samsung Galaxy Tab has finally been released. It flashes back unprotected bootloaders over the protected bootloaders, so can flash custom kernels again.

Galaxy Tab HDMI dock review

I've written a short round-up of some test I performed on the HDMI dock for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which you can read here.

CF-Root v2.2 for SGT

CF-Root is now also available for the Galaxy Tab.

SuperPower v0.60 released !

SuperPower (Android) is an application that attempts to save battery power by controlling various power hungry components and features of the device. Its features include managment of the cellular data connection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, CPU speed and 2G/3 ...

CF-Root updated

CF-Root is now at 1.1, and supports the following kernels: JPH, JPK, JP6, JPM. Enjoy!

CF-Root v1.0 (JPH, I9000) released

Finally a root for the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 JPH firmware that doesn't involve a fair number of reboots, flashes and battery pulls. One single ODIN PDA flash of a few megabytes and JPH is rooted. It also comes with Superuser and BusyBox, and downgra ...

Wireless ADB

A while ago it was discovered how to use ADB over Wi-Fi. Immediately wanted to make an app for that, however a vacation came in between. When I returned some others had attempted something similar, but I wasn't satisfied, so I still created that app.

CFLagFix for SGS v1.0 released !

Just released yet another lag fix utility for the Samsung Galaxy S. It has some features other lagfixes do not, but is also largely untested.

ADB Magic v0.7 released!

I got tired of using ADB by hand for a lot of operations, and thought well hey let's write something for that. I know about DDMS and ADB Explorer, but they aren't always exactly what I want/need, so here's ADB Magic :)