[ 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 ??] Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Google Nexus 4


While many OEMs generally ignore some of their older smartphones, the developer community at XDA continues to work hard to keep them alive. Just yesterday, XDA Recognized Developer Ziyan released their first alpha build of Android Oreo for the Nexus 4. Since this is an alpha release, we should expect some features to not work right now (like NFC, screen rotation, and likely others), but they looking into fixing them right now. Users are also reporting that there isn’t much system space to install Google apps, but XDA Senior Member n0b0dy666 found that flashing a “pico” Gapps package should work just fine.

Check out this Android Oreo port for the Google Nexus 4