[ 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

[Tech News] Google releases August Android security patches for Nexus and Pixel devices


It’s the beginning of the month, and: it’s time for Google to release a new Android security patch for its current Pixel and Nexus devices. Factory images and OTA files with August’s Android security patch are now available in Google’s  factory image website.

This month’s security update brings new Android 7.1.2 files for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X. The Nexus Player, Nexus 6, and both Nexus 9 models have received new Android 7.1.1 files as well.

Do note that there are multiple builds for the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6, so make sure you’re downloading the correct file for your device.
Google has also posted a new security bulletin for this August 2017 patch, which you can find right here.