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DingleBerry 4.0 jailbreak for BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is on hold

Shortly after Research in Motion released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 for the company’s 7 inch tablet, folks noticed that it couldn’t be jailbroken using the existing versions of the Dingleberry jailbreak tool. The developers behind the jailbreak had promised that Dingleberry 4.0 would be along soon to address the issue… but that was in February. […]

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RIM lays out policy on jailbreaking (hint: don’t do it)

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion sells a lot of products to business clients, so it’s no surprise that security is a key feature. So when people figure out how to jailbreak a device such as the BlackBerry PlayBook by exploiting a security hole in the software, it’s not surprising that RIM moves to patch that […]

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Rooting a BlackBerry PlayBook gets easier with Dingleberry 3.0

The folks behind the Dingleberry tool for rooting a BlackBerry PlayBook have released a new version with two key features: Dingleberry 3.0 now lets you downgrade your PlayBook operating system. There’s now support for streaming video from Hulu baked in. Shortly after the first version of Dingleberry was released, Research in Motion pushed a software update […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 beta updated, patches DingleBerry jailbreak exploit

Research in Motion has released a new beta version of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. PlayBook OS 2.0.0.6149 for the tablet feels smother and faster than the previous beta nad fixes a number of quirks. But there’s bad news for anyone that’s rooted a PlayBook using Dingleberry. Update: Now you can use Dingleberry 3.0 to […]

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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook can read USB flash drives

Now that BlackBerry PlayBook owners can root their tablets with the Dingleberry tool we’re starting to see some interesting hacks arrive. We’ve already shown you how to install the Google Android Market on a rooted PlayBook so you can download and install Android apps with ease. Now guillem at elTecnoBlog has figured out how to […]

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Install Android Market on BlackBerry PlayBook

Ok, you’ve installed the PlayBook OS 2 beta. You’ve rooted your PlayBook. Now it’s time to get the Android Market up and running on your PlayBook. Why? Because while it’s certainly cool that PlayBook OS 2 lets you run repackaged Android apps that have been converted to RIM’s .BAR format, it’s way cooler to just […]

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How to root a BlackBerry PlayBook with DingleBerry

So you picked up a BlackBerry PlayBook for $199 and now you’ve decided that you want to root the tablet so you can access protected files and settings, install the Android Market, or do other things that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion doesn’t really want you to do. The Dingleberry tool makes the process relatively easy, […]

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You can root a BlackBerry PlayBook even after installing RIM’s security update

Last night Research in Motion released a software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook designed to patch the security hole used by the Dingleberry tool for rooting the tablet. But it didn’t take long for DingleBerry 2.0 to hit the scene, making it possible to root a PlayBook even after it’s been updated with OS version […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS update patches the Dingleberry root exploit

Less than a day after a group of independent developers released the first tool for gaining root access to the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion has released a security update that patches the hole the Dingleberry tool uses to root a PlayBook. Rooting the tablet gives users access to escalated privileges, which lets you do […]

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Now you can install the Android Market on a (rooted) BlackBerry PlayBook

Now that the BlackBerry PlayBook has been rooted, developers are figuring out neat things you can do with root access. One of the first is to install the Android Market to make downloading and installing Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook easier. The PlayBook runs software based on QNX and can run native apps as […]

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Now you can root the BlackBerry PlayBook with Dingleberry

Independent developer Chris Wade has released a public beta of a tool that can root a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. It’s called Dingleberry, and it’s available for Windows computers. A Mac version is coming soon. Dingleberry grants users escalated privileges on the tablet, allowing you to access files and settings that would otherwise be off limits. […]

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RIM responds to DingleBerry root for the BlackBerry PlayBook

A team of independent developers say they’ve managed to root their BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, gaining access to escalated device privileges and accessing settings that would not otherwise be available. They plan to release a tool called DingleBerry to the public soon, which would allow anyone to root a PlayBook. But in order to figure out […]