[ How to ?? ] Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Exynos Variant

We’re starting to see more and more people getting their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so for those of you looking for some help in rooting your device, XDA Recognized Developer dr.ketan has made a simple step-by-step guide for you. This guide will walk you through how to gain root access to the device using SuperSU. The developer also promises to provide an EFS backup tool so you can save the important data in this partition.
Once your device is rooted, you open up the device to some interesting modifications such as flashing the popular audio mod called Viper4Android. Of course, there are already a ton of things you can do without root on Samsung devices such as blocking ads and disabling bloatware, but having root access is an added benefit nonetheless.
Check out this guide in Galaxy Note 8 forum




[Android] WhatsApp may launch peer-to-peer payments within 6 months in India

WhatsApp may introduce peer-to-peer payments in India before the end of this year. According to a report from The Ken, an India-based news website, WhatsApp will use a government-backed system named as the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to allow users to send each other money in the app.


The arrival of peer-to-peer payments in WhatsApp has been on the market for a while. The app’s co-founder, Brian Acton, said in February that WhatsApp was “in early stages” of investigating such a service during a trip to India. Meanwhile, Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, rolled out peer-to-peer payments to its Messenger app in the US in 2015.

Though WhatsApp hasn’t confirmed or denied any of these claims, it seems pretty likely that P2P payments will roll out soon. David Marcus, the former PayPal president who works as the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook, spoke to Wired in 2015 about the potential for Facebook’s payments scheme.

He said that this could not only be used for P2P payments but also for seamless payments between consumers and businesses. “The margins on payments aren’t that high, and we want the broadest reach. Businesses will want to pay to be featured or promoted — which is a bigger opportunity for us,” said Marcus.

WhatsApp is likely to follow a similar path. We already know it wants businesses on the platform in a substantial way and building the foundation for integrated payments will open up a whole new avenue for monetization. Whether this process will begin this year in India remains yet to be seen, but we don’t have to wait long to find out.

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