[ 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 ??] How to become a beta tester for MIUI 9

Xiaomi is going to unveil MIUI 9 in China on July 26, and if you're like me and can't wait to get your hands on the ROM, you're in luck. Xiaomi has announced that it is looking for MIUI 9 beta testers, with the update hitting the Mi 6, Qualcomm-based versions of the Redmi Note 4, and the Redmi 4X (Redmi 4 in India) initially.

Currently, Xiaomi is looking for beta testers for the MIUI 9 China ROM, with details regarding the beta build of the global ROM set to be available soon. The beta program is available globally, and all communication will be handled via QQ messenger, which you're going to install if you're selected to take part.

You'll need to be proficient at MIUI and custom ROMs in general, and be using one of the following Xiaomi devices:
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5c
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 4S
  • Mi 4c
  • Mi 4
  • Mi 3
  • Mi 2/2S
  • Mi MIX
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Note/Pro
  • Mi Pad 2
  • Mi Pad 1
  • Redmi Note 4X (MTK)
  • Redmi Note 4X (SD)
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Note 3 (MTK)
  • Redmi Note 3 (SD)
  • Redmi Note 2
  • Redmi Note
  • Redmi Pro
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 4A
  • Redmi 4
  • Redmi 4 Prime
  • Redmi 3S/Prime
  • Redmi 3
  • Redmi 2A
  • Redmi 2/Prime
  • Redmi 1S
  • Redmi 1
To register your interest in the MIUI 9 beta test, you'll need the Xiaomi MIUI Forum app, which is available on the Play Store. After downloading the app, you'll need to go to the Recruitment tab, fill out your details, and hit the Submit button. You'll receive a forum PM if you've been selected for the program, with Xiaomi set to roll out the first batch of invites from July 25.

You have until August 1 to sign up for the MIUI 9 beta test. If you're selected, you'll be required to share your feedback, find bugs in the ROM, and offer your suggestions in the weekly feature recommendations thread. In return, you'll be eligible to win prizes, and get priority access for MIUI events.

Interested? Hit up the MIUI forum for all the details, and be sure to turn in your submission before August 1.

See at MIUI forum