[ 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

[ Bad News ] OnePlus confirms that the OnePlus 2 won’t get Android Nougat


Although almost two years old, owners of the OnePlus 2 have been holding out that they might one day receive an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat. OnePlus previously said that the firmware update would be made available for the handset but never actually gave any exact time frame for its arrival. Well, today, the company finally confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will never receive an official update to Nougat…

In an interview with Android Authority, OnePlus confirmed that it would never push out an official Nougat update to the OnePlus 2. When asked why, the company stated that “when we built the OnePlus 2 we didn’t have the software infrastructure team in place we do now.”

This news shouldn’t actually be a surprise to anyone. As the company stated in the interview, “customer service has been telling customers this for a little while.” A post on XDA-Developers back in May proves that the company has been informing customers of the OnePlus 2’s end-of-life situation, but only when specifically asked.

If you’re keeping track, this means that OnePlus, a company that promised in the past to update its devices for at least 24 months after release, is walking back on updating a device that came out in late July of 2015. Thankfully, OnePlus handsets are easily modified, and if you wish to install a custom ROM on it, all you have to do is find the right forum.

Head over to XDA-Developers for more!