Kobo Vox

The Kobo Vox is a $200 color Android tablet that’s marketed as an eBook Reader bundled with the Kobo book store. It can run Android apps downloaded from the GetJar app store, but it turns out it’s also possible to install the official Google Android Market and download hundreds of thousands of apps.

You’ll notice I said possible though, not easy.

Xda-developers forum members sdt1 and inoo have posted the steps for rooting the tablet and installing the Android Market.

The process is rather complicated and there’s no guarantee of success, but if you succeed you should still be able to use the official Kobo Vox software, but you should also be able to download third party apps from Google.

The Kobo Vox isn’t as popular as the Amazon Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet. It has a slower processor and has received pretty lousy reviews.

But if you happen to find yourself with a Kobo Vox, it’s good to know that there are ways to root the tablet and make it a little more useful — as well as a moderately active hacker community.

via The Digital Reader

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6 replies on “You can root the Kobo Vox $200 tablet, run the Android Market”

  1. They don’t sell the Vox any longer, but so many people still have it. The only good thing about the Vox at the moment is that if your charger breaks, you can get a replacement for free. Otherwise, you have to go through many things to fix it.

  2. I think what people are forgetting when it comes to devices like the vox is its an ereader first. I can understand all the little quriks that might make the tablet aspect of it annoying. In the end if its a tablet you want, spend the extra cash and buy the tablet.

  3. That so called lousy review was based off ******* forgot that you need to kill off all the processes after you’re done with them.

    1. a) There’s no need for name calling.

      b) Android isn’t supposed to need task killers. The operating system is designed to intelligently manage your resources so that you can switch between multiple apps without closing them. If the VOX fails to do so, it’s the device’s fault, not the reviewer’s. 

  4. The thing that sucks about tablets that don’t come with the Google Market but later get access is that that I can never get the Oxford dictionary apps I purchased to work on them.  And I see others commenting the same thing.  And those Oxford Dict apps aren’t cheap, so that is partially why I now shun these tablets that don’t come with market.

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