[ 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 ] Extended Security Patch For Nexus 5X and 6P


Even though both phones have had trouble with age, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been solid devices, and they’re still going to be supported for a couple more months with major software updates. However, both phones are going to be getting security updates for another year, and Google has just randomly extended that…

There’s really no indication why this has happened, but the Google support page listing update timelines for Nexus and Pixel devices was recently updated to extend the life of the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P by a two months.

Both phones were originally supposed to be dropped off from monthly security updates as of September 2018, but now both are listed as active through November of that year. This hasn’t extended to major updates, as Oreo is very likely the final version these phones will see, but it’s great to see Google giving the last two Nexus devices a little extra support. You know, as long as they actually last that long…

Google’s current policy is to offer three years of security patches to the devices in its lineup from the moment they’re available in the Google Store (or 18 months after they were last sold, whichever is longer). Beyond that, updates aren’t guaranteed, though it’s possible that specific patches might come through for larger scale threats or attacks.