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Windows RT jailbreak lets unsigned apps run… if you can find any

Windows RT is basically what you get if you port Windows 8 to run on ARM-based processors and then prevent the operating system from running any third party apps that aren’t found in the Windows Store. But it turns out you can trick the operating system into running unsigned apps loaded from other locations. Website On […]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite can be jailbroken

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite may have a new high resolution E Ink display and light that can illuminate the screen. But the hardware and Linux-based operating system are close enough to those for last year’s Amazon Kindle Touch that it didn’t take long for hackers to find a way to jailbreak the Kindle Paperwhite. Members of […]

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Google Maps for iOS 5 ported to run on iOS 6

Apple’s latest mobile operating system offers improvements for Siri voice assist, Facebook integration, support for FaceTime video calls over cellular networks, and much more. But iOS 6 also lacks a few things that earlier versions of the OS had, including a built-in YouTube app and Google Maps. Instead, Apple has introduced its own Maps app […]

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iPhone 5 jailbroken

Apple’s iPhone 5 hit the streets yesterday… and it’s already been jailbroken. Developer Grant Paul (@chpwn) has posted images of his new iPhone 5 with a 4 inch display running the Cydia Store — which only runs on iOS devices that have been jailbroken. Jailbreaking an iOS device, like rooting an Android phone or tablet, allows […]

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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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Now you can (finally) jailbreak the iPad 2

Hackers have been jailbreaking iOS devices for years — but the Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have proven particularly difficult to crack. Apple’s latest two mobile devices feature a brand new A5 dual core processor, and up until recently the tight security on these devices resisted all jailbreaking attempts. But now the folks at […]

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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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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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Previously on Mobiputing

You can always find the latest news and reviews on mobile apps by visiting Mobiputing.com in a desktop browser or mobile browser. Now after spending a year covering mobile apps, Mobiputing finally has one of its own. You can download out first Android app from the Android Market. An iPhone version is coming soon. And […]