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Re: Most Hackable Android Phones

Authored by: Steven Blum — May 3, 2011


In response to my recent story about the most hackable Android phones, Christian Brüggemann writes:

Unrevoked has a much better, much more detailed list than Wired. ;-)

Indeed, Unrevoked has a very extensive list of root-friendly, root-lukewarm, and root-very-unfriendly phones.

(The cell phone hall of fame, from

Similar to WIRED's list, Nexus One, Nexus S, and Xperia Arc, Play, Pro and Neo all get top marks, along with Google Ion, Geeksphone Zero and Geeksphone One. Other easily-rootable phones include all the Acer Liquids, Dell Streaks and HTC Dream, Magic and Hero.

As expected, all the new Motorolas get poor marks for rooting ability, as does the HTC Desire, Legend, Wildfire and Xperia X10, shooting down our claim that all Xperias are rootable (just the newer ones are).

For the full list, including information on root support for each specific phone, check out the link below.

Source: Unrevoked

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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