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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook captured on video

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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook captured on video
A few days ago, three developers proclaimed that they were able to root a BlackBerry PlayBook. Now, one of the developers, Neuralic, has uploaded the proof to YouTube. In the video below you can see Neuralic demoing root access on a BlackBerry PlayBook running software version 1.0.8.4985.

He demos a few of the pps/services commands to ensure that he is, in fact, logged into the PlayBook using root access. He changes the brightness and enables various LEDs via a Windows PC. Neuralic says that this root also works on the 2.0 beta. He claims that Android Market can be run on the 2.0 beta and APK files can be directly installed rather than having to convert them into BAR files.

One of the other developers, Chris Wade, also released a video on YouTube. In his demo he shows off a PlayBook running 1.0.8.4985 that is able to play videos on Hulu flawlessly after being rooted.

The trio believes that they can get a full version of Android running on a PlayBook, but admits that it is a ton of work. They are gladly accepting volunteers that want to help them further this project. If a $200 PlayBook with the ability to run Android becomes a reality, Best Buy will really have trouble keeping them in stock.

source: CrackBerry





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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:19 2

1. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)


Rim needs to hire these guys.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 01:15

2. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Thanks youuuu guys.


muahahaha developers joining in on the fun.

also to reiterate to phone arena because your journalism sucks a big one sometimes

i bought three 64gb playbooks from bestbuy. one got cancelled. one is sold and the other is sitting on my bed.

i went to staples for the brown bag (haha) sale and noticed blackbook items on clearance. i picked up a case at 20 dollars, a quick charger (portable) for 16 dollars and finally the quick charger stand for 16-20? and plus the brown bag discount. I got a major deals. boo yah. suck it phone arena.

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