[ 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 ] Motorola announces Oreo updates


These are the phones Motorola is committing to updating to Android 8.0.

Update, September 18: Motorola has updated its initial blog post to reflect a change in its plan after an outpouring of frustration and anger around the lack of a promised update for the Moto G4 Plus. From the company's blog:
Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for moto g4 Plus. It's our general practice for the moto g family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn't originally planned for Android O. But it's important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we'll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.
So there you have it. The Moto G4 Plus was never meant to get Oreo, but Motorola is doing us a solid by eventually upgrading it. Thanks
The original piece is below.

Motorola has had a ... mixed history with software updates. On one hand it's often been super-quick to get the latest version of Android out to some phones, and on the other it has abandoned lower-end phones far sooner than expected. Today, it announced which of its phones will get the update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Starting "this fall," Motorola will roll out the Oreo update to:
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto X4
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5S
  • Moto G5S Plus
Aside from reaffirming just how ridiculous the naming convention is for Motorola's phones, a few things stand out. First, it's great to see that the flagship Moto Z line, now over a year old, is definitely making the jump to Oreo. Also, it's not surprising to see the latest phones in the Moto G lineup also making the jump — but hey, sometimes you never know with Motorola.

That's not to say that Motorola couldn't roll out those updates later, perhaps in the first few months of 2018 as so many other manufacturers will, but this isn't necessarily giving us tons of confidence that it'll happen.

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