[ 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 ] YU launches Yureka Black in India

YU Mobiles, a subsidiary of Micromax, announced the launch of its next smartphone – Yureka Black – today.

The launch comes close to the reports of Micromax planning to shut down YU Televentures. The company has launched nine smartphones in two years since inception, but the last device was launched was in August 2016.

The YU Yureka was the company’s maiden smartphone launched in 2014, but the Yureka Black is not just a new color variant but also an overhaul in terms of specifications and design to keep up with the times.

YU Yureka Black Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) | 2.5D curved glass | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.4 Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 MSM8937 | Adreno 505 GPU
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB; expandable up to 128GB using microSD card
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Sony IMX 258 | f/2.0 aperture | 5 element lens
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Weight: 142 grams

While Android Marshmallow out of the box is disappointing, thankfully, the company has shared that Android Nougat update for the smartphone would arrive soon – mid of July, that is. The beta for the same will be available right away on YU forums.

Available in two color variants – Chrome Black and Matte Black – the YU Yureka Black will be exclusively available on Flipkart only starting 12:00 AM on June 6 at a price tag of ₹8,999 ($140).