Last Updated: June 5th, 2012
New root methods show up all the time, so it's not a huge deal that a rather unknown phone on AT&T is now rooted. So why are we posting about it? Because the root method used is, well... interesting.
It was uncovered by our own Justin Case from TeamAndIRC, and while a big part of the process will look very familiar to some of you, there is one step that induces a wait, what? moment.
Before you get started throwing commands at the little guy, though, you need to grab this file. After that, commence command throwing.
adb shell rm -r /data/local/logs (if this command gives you an error, do not worry, it is precautionary)
adb shell mkdir /data/local/logs
adb shell ln -s /data/local.prop /data/local/logs/loglast1.tar.gz
Dial *983*7668# on your phone.
Last Updated: January 9th, 2012
The carrier-connected Honeycomb tablet arena hasn't been very successful up to this point, mostly due to the outrageous prices that the units have been showing up with -- we've yet to see one for less than $400. Enter the Pantech Element, a "waterproof" tablet that looks to change the game with its sub-$300 price tag.
The Element is an 8-inch Honeycomb-powered tablet that runs on AT&T's LTE network, packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, 5MP rear shooter, and 2MP front camera. It is also one of the first tablets to claim waterproof status. Except it's really not waterproof - it's more splash proof, assuming all the ports are closed up properly.