[ 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

[ Phone Launch ] OnePlus 5 launched in India

After being officially unveiled a couple of days ago, the OnePlus 5 was launched in India in a mega launch event in Mumbai today. The OnePlus 5 sports a dual-camera setup, top-of-the-line specs, and an all-new design.
OnePlus has always opted for the top-of-the-line internals for its flagship devices, and the OnePlus 5 is no different. The OP5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 mobile platform backed by the Adreno 540 GPU. There are two memory variants available – one with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and the other with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Of course, the highlight of the smartphone this time around is its camera setup. The OnePlus 5 sports a dual camera setup on the back, with one 16 MP sensor with an ƒ/1.7 aperture and another 20 MP telephoto lens with an ƒ/2.6 aperture.

The OnePlus 5 is running in OxygenOS based Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. As is the case with other OxygenOS-powered phones, you can expect plenty of customization options here, coupled with a minimalist software approach overall.

OnePlus 5 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Optic AMOLED | 401 ppi | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 | Adreno 540
  • RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB | UFS 2.1
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | ƒ/1.7 aperture | EIS | Dual LED flash + Telephoto: 20 MP Sony IMX 350 sensor | ƒ/2.6 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor | ƒ/2.0 aperture | EIS
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 | NFC | aptX HD
  • Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm
  • Weight: 153 g
The fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 5 supports Paytm with OxygenOS Quick Pay to make quick payments using the mobile wallet.

While the price tag of the 6 GB/64 GB variant is ₹32,999 ($511), the 8 GB/128 GB variant will set you back by ₹37,999 ($589). The OP5 is available in two color variants – Midnight Black and Slate Gray – the OnePlus 5 will go on sale exclusively on Amazon.in starting 4:30 PM today. It comes with offers for Kindle users, cashback for SBI customers, accidental coverage from Kotak, and data offers from Vodafone.

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