Root on: Google Glass has successfully been hacked
Freeman used an established Android 4.0.4 exploit to gain control of the operating system in headset…eyeset. He does not know if the same technique will ultimately work on the retail version of Glass whenever it becomes available.
Another hacker by the name of Liam McLoughlin was also successful in getting root access to his set of Glass yesterday. There has not been any formal reaction from Google about this, but when Freeman contacted an employee at Google, he was a little surprised that Glass had debug enabled, believing it had been removed.
One thing is certain, a whole range of possibilities emerge when things open up. Google is generally pretty collaborative with developers that hack into their stuff – when Google sanctions such activities that is.
source: Jay Freeman (Twitter) via Engadget, Forbes, and 9to5Google
1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
6. omar300 (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
"hacking" an open platform. phonearena is this what you have to do to make your crappy news article sell?
how about google puts a boatloader lock on it. good luck "hacking" it then
12. V3TTOO (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
"Not to bring anybody down... but seriously... we intentionally left the device unlocked so you guys could hack it and do crazy fun sh** with it," Google engineer Stephen Lau wrote. "I mean, FFS, you paid $1500 for it... go to town on it. Show me something cool." Hack isn't a bad thing, just that someone found a way around what it normally does. A hack.
Why would Google want to not load their boats? How would they use them? (FYI, I have no clue if there are actual boat loaders out there.)
3. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Jay Freeman can make Cydia store for the Google glasses :)
4. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
I like google, and im an Android lover..
But Debug mode enabled remotely....Makes you think what are google seeing through Glass Eye remotely...hmmmm
7. longtian (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)
I am not optimistic about the future of Google Glass
9. pongkie (Posts: 502; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
at least now it can be sold on ebay for 90k
10. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Jailbreak cannot be valid for Android -.- root has nothing to do with that!
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6499; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Now why should we care? Most of us cant hacked software.