[ 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

[ How To ?? ] Set up Google Assistant on Android 5.0+ with Google Assistant Launcher

Love it or hate it, Google Assistant is a smart assistant services that is only going to get more and more popular day by day as new features are always added. Sadly, the Google Assistant on Android smartphones is available on those devices running Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) and above.

But thanks to a recent method published by XDA Member Nikhilkumar038, it’s possible to get Google Assistant up and running unofficially on any Android Lollipop and above device – including tabletsExpanding on this work, XDA Senior Member Jovic77 created the Google Assistant Launcher (GAL) which helps you launch the hidden activity needed to start up Google Assistant on your Android 5.0+ devices. The latest update to the application includes the feature that allows you to launch Google Assistant by long-pressing on the home button!