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DingleBerry updated to v3.1.0

DingleBerry 3.1 allows you to choose your OS
By Joseph Holder on 20 Jan 2012 05:16 pm EST
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Well, that didn't take long! The good people of the DingleBerry team have just released version 3.1 of the DingleBerry rooting tool. Just a few days ago, DingleBerry 3.0.x was released, bringing one-click root and the HuluBerry app for the PlayBook. Rooting your BlackBerry PlayBook allows the device to do things it wasn't designed to do, like downloading applications from the Android Market.

The latest 3.1 version of DingleBerry brings the ability to load any BlackBerry PlayBook OS onto your device as well as some small bug fixes. DingleBerry 3.0.x loaded only the core OS on to the device, sometimes causing problems with the tablet. D3.1 has the rare ability to load only the core OS or the entire OS which includes things like the browser, the Android operating system, and other BlackBerry applications. Also included is the ability to create a Custom OS. Our readers in the Hybrids forum might want to have a look.

Research In Motion recently released its beta version 2.0.0.7111 for the BlackBerry PlayBook, patching the root access gained by DingleBerry. D3.1 doesn't address that update, and .7111 remains locked. Still, you can be sure the team is hard at work on their next version. Until then, you can always downgrade an earlier PlayBook operating system. You do have to make a decision: are the improvements in .7111 more or less important that HuluBerry and rooting?

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21 comments

scalemaster34

Cool - Really wonder how RIM views this.

Gets people interested in the PlayBook and shows how powerful it can be. But it also shows that it isn't as secure as a BlackBerry.

sushistew

thanks for the update,

jose_416

Ok pb ppl help me out, so does this version of dingleberry downgrade the O.S for us? And I have O.S 2.0.0.7111 I want to root(jailbreak) will this version of dingleberry let me do this? Also will dingleberry every come out with a one button root like the apple prodcuts?

Joseph Holder

Yes, and yes.  DingleBerry 3.1 will allow you to install any Tablet OS to your PlayBook, downgrading it. All rooting tasks are handled by DingleBerry. 

Sparro

Do Android apps work just like that with no repackaging?

Joseph Holder

Not all Android apps will work on the PlayBook, but some do. Downloading them from the Android Market, apps install like Android apps running on the Android OS.

abhikumar5

hey Joseph i am not a tech guru can u post some video how to jailbreak my playbook i am os 1.0.8.6067 i downloaded the latest beta i have no clue what to do next plz could u help me

Rootbrian

Search for dingleberry or scroll down. You'll find other posts in the crackberry blogs. It can't be that hard to do. You'll need the OS 2 developers beta.

TheWolf1965

I am a computer geek, but just recently got a playbook. I am not exactly sure what this dingleberry does to the device. What happens to the link to RIM once installed and what it will do to my playbook.Will I still be able to do updates to the OS from RIM? What does Jailbreak mean and what is rooted, please explain.

xsacha

You'll still be able to do updates.
Dingleberry does official updates in the same way that RIM does them. It's just that RIM has removed the files now.

For the root, it modifies a file on your device allowing you to get 'Administrator' mode, basically. So you can modify everything with your device, enabling some cool things like Huluberry.

KermEd

xsacha, just wanted to say thank you.

TheWolf1965

First of all thanks for the input xsacha!!! So if I understand right it will downgrade my OS to the required version of 2.0.0.xxx and then give me the ability to run in adm mode to make changes and give me Hulu ( in Canada?). I have been doing some reading on the web and have discovered that alot of the android App stuff will only open and immediately close and not work. What else will I be able to acquire? Will I be able to update the OS back to 2.0.0.7111 once I am done the install and will I be able to get the final version of OS 2.o when it comes out? Full of uncertainty eh? Want to do it but alittle undetermined what advantages I am really getting other than Hulu from doing it.

xsacha

Yes, this new version allows you to downgrade to 4869 and root, upgrade to 6149 and keep root and even update to 7111 with 6149 core os and still keep root. It also lets you update to 7111 but this will remove root until you downgrade again.

The rooting does not affect any of the systems on your Playbook and will not affect whether you receive any future updates. So when official 2.0 comes out, you will definitely still receive it. No uncertainty about this :).

The Android Player is unaffected by root. Whatever you can run on it now is the same when rooted. The only difference is root allows you to install Google Apps such as Android Market -- a more convenient way of installing applications rather than side-loading them from a PC.
I recommended using the 7111 Android Player (you can use this with rooted 6149 Core OS) as it provides the best compatibility and speeds so far.

Hulu will not work in Canada unless you specify a HTTP Proxy (US-based) in your Playbook's Wifi Settings.

Hope that helps :)

BBNation

The os2 release in few weeks so why bother doing this and we will be able to run lots of Anroid apps. What's the value of this troubles ? Can somoene explain ? Is this just for fun ?

jose_416

heck it worked for me took some time thou.. But I am unable to run the andriod market on the playbook keeps saying " the application honeycomb lancher(process mobi.syndicateApps.hcl) has stop unexpectedly. Please try again. Also Honey comb keeps crashing on me :/ can someone help with that.?
Also can i just down load apk files and run them on the pb with no problem?
p.S

Thanks Joseph Holder for answering my question from b4 on here.

TheWolf1965

If there were more time in between OS 2.0 and now I might think about this. Presently I think somebody might have spent a lot of time on a project that could have been used elsewhere because they couldn't wait a couple of weeks for the same thing from the original equipment manufacturer. Especially since half of it doesn't actually work anyway. Kinda like the car that passes someone on a city street, so they can get stuck at the same red light as the car they passed. Accomplishing nothing but being 2 secs ahead.and in the same place as they would have been anyway.

funkymothers

Does root access through Dingleberry allow you to modify the hosts file of the PB browser?

That would definitely make me want to root my PB.

HockeyBerry21

Dingleberry 3.1 has a virus and sacked my PC... turned off my speakers and disabled file download capabilities... Norton quarantined the exe file. It added an infected be kind to your parents MP3 file...come on guys...REALLY???

DWPGQ

Will you be able to run Firefox or Ie on a rooted playbook? I need one of those 2 browsers enabled in order to do some work from an online planroom.

Thanks

ricflash

i was able to downgrade from 2.0.0.76xx to 2.0.0.711, but now i cant downgrade to .48x or even .61x, can anyone help with this?

Echosaisis Clark

crack berry says usb not connected but mac recognized it is connected ... wow most of these comments are old !