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Amazon: The Kindle Fire Will Get Rooted

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    Amazon: The Kindle Fire Will Get Rooted





    Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet has a great user interface, but many of our readers already want to get rid of it. That's OK. Amazon isn't doing anything special to prevent techies from "rooting" and rewriting the software on its powerful yet inexpensive new tablet, Jon Jenkins, director of Amazon's Silk browser project said:

    "It's going to get rooted, and what you do after you root it is up to you," Jenkins said.

    Jenkins said he didn't know whether the bootloader was locked, which is one hurdle Android hackers face when altering their devices. The company won't help hackers root the tablet, it just isn't actively trying to stop them.

    The tablet has a USB port and mass storage mode, so you can also sideload Android APK program files, even without rooting it. That will be one way to get apps not available in Amazon's Appstore onto the Fire.


    Continue reading @ PCMag.com

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    NOT buying that Jenkins doesn't know 'bout the bootloader...but that's okay...let someone else take that fall! LOL!

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    the beautiful thing is, being a $200 (130ish for us UK lot) tablet, its going to be relatively successful.

    rooting isnt exactly a massive thing when compared to jailbreaking idevices.

    BUT, if it takes off, and rooting a kindle fire is easy, you can bet your bottom dollar we will have a huge variety of tweaks, themes and UI's coming our way.

    PS - fingers crossed for "Kindle Fire Running Linux" and "Overclocking the Kindle Fire" one day would be amazing if we could dual boot a full linux OS on our mini-computers!
    PPS - my first post!
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    Its going to run android 2.1 right? If so I can almost guarantee Super One Click or even z4 root will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Its going to run android 2.1 right? If so I can almost guarantee Super One Click or even z4 root will work.
    Actually 2.3

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    Oh then Gingerbreak might work

 

 

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