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Amazon Fire Toolbox v7.3 adds support for 10th-gen Fire HD 8 (Install Google Play, remove Google apps, backup your device and more)

Less than two weeks after the 10th-gen Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8+ tablets began shipping, the developer of a popular Fire tablet hacking tool has released an update to add support for Amazon’s newest tablets. In addition to adding support for Amazon’s 2020 model 8 inch tablets, Amazon Fire Toolbox v7.2 also adds […]

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WPInternals goes open source (Windows Phone hacking tool)

Windows Phone is pretty much dead at this point. But if you happen to have an old device running Windows 10 Mobile or Windows Phone 8 you might be able to breathe a little extra life into it by using a tool called WPInternals that lets you jailbreak/root the device and modify key portions of […]

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Windows Phone Internals 2.2 can unlock all Lumia phones (root, custom ROMs, and more)

Microsoft may have pretty much given up on Windows Phone, but if you’ve got a Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone software there’s a new tool that you can use to unlock the bootloader and flash custom firmware. About two years after releasing a version of Windows Phone Internals that could unlock some Lumia devices running […]

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Playing with Fire: Hacking Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet

The Amazon Fire Tablet may not be one the best tablets money can buy, but more than a year after its launch, the $50 Amazon Fire is still one of the cheapest tablets that’s actually good enough to consider worth buying. But there is one big catch: while the tablet runs a customized version of Android, it’s […]

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PlayStation 4 hacked to run Linux

Hacker group fail0verflow recently showed off a PlayStation 4 running Linux at the Console Hacking 2015 conference, marking the first time someone has managed to install a full-blown, desktop operating system on the game console. Although others have tinkered with the PS4 in the past, including a Brazilian hacker group that used a Raspberry Pi to break […]

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Amazon Dash $5 shopping button now available… might be useful for more than shopping

Amazon Dash buttons are tiny internet-connected buttons that you can put anywhere in your house and tap to order re-fills of items you regularly purchase. First unveiled earlier this year, Amazon Dash buttons are now available for $5 each. With this battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled button, Amazon Prime shoppers can quickly order a single item without having […]

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How to sideload Android apps to BlackBerry PlayBook (rooted)

If you’ve already rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook, you may have encountered a screen like the one above. Unlike a run-of-the-mill Android tablet, there’s no box to check that lets you install Android apps from “unknown sources.” Instead, you can install Android apps that have been converted to BlackBerry PlayBook apps by downloading them from the […]

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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, […]