[ 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 Assistant on Chromebooks

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We’ve heard several times now through code commits and more that Assistant on Chromebooks is coming. However, nothing has really indicated exactly when this was going to happen. That is, until now.

Hidden quietly within the Google Home app is a mention that some Assistant applications will work with Chromebooks. All Assistant apps list out which platforms they are compatible with through Assistant since, for example, some don’t work on phones, but do work on Google Home.

Listed in the compatibility section of the Chat with your Assistant “game” right alongside phones, Google Home, and Allo is Chromebooks, clear as day. Not only is the text listed out, but a Chromebook icon shows up right along with those for Home and phones, so it seems pretty concrete that this is something Google intended to do, but just slipped out a little early.

This is where the Google Home app comes in, since within the compatibility section for Chat with your Assistant is a listing for phones, Google Home, Allo, and, lo and behold, Chromebooks. You can also see the Chromebook icon alongside the Google Home and phone icons on the same listing area in the screenshot below.


All of this information leads us to believe that it’s a matter of when, not if, Google‘s AI-enhanced personal assistant will make its way to Chromebooks. The belief is that Google’s rumored Pixelbook will be the first to feature Google Assistant out of the box, but we will have to wait until October 4 to see whether the Pixelbook itself is real, let alone Google Assistant for Chromebooks.

Odds are we’ll end up seeing this feature announced on October 4th right along with Google’s other hardware announcements including the Pixel 2 family, Google Home Mini, and more.


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