[ 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

[ Techleaks ] India, China, Russia may get HTC U11 with 6GB RAM & 128GB Storage


Last month, HTC officially announced the U11 — its new flagship smartphone with a squeezable frame. The Taiwanese company plans to release two variants of the device. According to famous HTC leaker of all time and XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFeR, the premium model of the phone with 6GBs of RAM and 128GBs of internal storage will be released in selected markets. It’s not too surprising a move, as other OEMs like Samsung have done something similar by releasing two (or more) variants of the same device, but with slightly altered specifications, in different markets.

The standard version of the HTC U11 latest the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4 GBs of RAM and 64 GBs of storage. The more expensive variant of the device includes 6 GBs of RAM and 128 GBs of internal storage. The rest of the hardware specification remains the same. According to the rumor, the preliminary list of countries to receive the latter model are shown in the following tweet:
From the tweet, we can learn that mostly Asian countries will receive the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant of the device. These models will be shipped with a Dual SIM configuration. The leaker confirms that some Middle East countries will get this model as well, although he didn’t mention which.

We still don’t know if HTC plans to sell this variant of the phone in the United States. The standard model is up for pre-order for $649. The first units has begin shipping to customers within the United States starting this month.