The Amazon Kindle Touch eBook Reader may not run Google Android like the latest eReaders from Barnes & Noble and Sony. But that doesn’t mean you can’t crack open the operating system and install custom apps.
Developer Yifan Lu has figured out how to jailbreak the Kindle Touch simply by downloading an MP3 file and playing it on the eReader. Seriously, it’s that easy.
Right now there’s not really much you can do with a jailbroken Kindle Touch. Modifications designed for older Kindle devices won’t work because the Kindle operating system has changed rather dramatically.
But it should be fairly simple for someone to add support for EPUB books or other files by writing an HTML5 extension for the Kindle software.