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PlayBook Jailbreak Tool Released 60

Trailrunner7 notes that some dedicated hackers who've been working on jailbreaking RIM's PlayBook tablet have now "posted a detailed walkthrough of how users can accomplish the same task on their own. The technique requires the use of a custom tool, but otherwise is fairly straightforward. One of the researchers, known as Neuralic, posted the walkthrough to Pastie.org Tuesday morning. In order to begin the process, a PlayBook user need to first install the beta 2.0 version of the PlayBook software and then install the Dingleberry tool, which exploits a weakness in the PlayBook architecture which stems from the fact that the backups the device takes aren't signed."
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PlayBook Jailbreak Tool Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 06, 2011 @02:12PM (#38282542)

    I remember the days when you'd go buy a computing device and it would just be yours, without the need to "jailbreak" it.

    Guess it'll be a nice memory to tell my grandkids about someday: the time before megacorps took over our computing devices (and we all let them).

  • PCs still exist (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tepples ( 727027 ) <tepples AT gmail DOT com> on Tuesday December 06, 2011 @02:15PM (#38282592) Homepage Journal

    I remember the days when you'd go buy a computing device and it would just be yours, without the need to "jailbreak" it.

    PCs still exist, as do Android tablets. Locked-down computing devices likewise have existed since the Atari 7800 and NES were introduced in the mid-1980s. The more things change, the more they don't.

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