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What can you do with the DingleBerry rooting tool for the BlackBerry PlayBook?

By Bla1ze on 5 Dec 2011 07:02 pm EST
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Dingleberry

We've been hearing plenty about the DingleBerry rooting / jailbreaking tool for the BlackBerry PlayBook, especially on the last CrackBerry Podcast where we had Chris Wade join us to tell us all a little about it and how it came about but now -- you can finally get your hands on the beta of it for yourself.

As it stands, rooting / jailbreaking your BlackBerry PlayBook alone isn't going to bring much immediate change to your PlayBook. But as more people start looking at the code to see what exactly the PlayBook internals are comprised of it, the possibilities for having the PlayBook do things it was never intended to do are no longer confined to the limited access offered by RIM out of the box.

Much like how Android devices and iPhones when rooted / jailbroken can allow full control over their respective operating systems, rooting / jailbreaking the BlackBerry PlayBook opens up those possibilities as well to a certain extent. If you're not comfortable with the rooting of your PlayBook then it is suggested that you leave well enough alone. Though, you may wish to revisit the idea once more reasons for doing so exist.

Things have been left out of this beta release-- things such as the enabling of Hulu and Netflix playback. But all that said, once more developers get this in their hands, more reasons to do it will come about -- that is if RIM doesn't swiftly patch it before things get interesting. Needless to say, it's expected RIM will have their QNX team on this ASAP.

Download Dingleberry for your BlackBerry PlayBook and learn more

17 comments

geek126

Why would you name anytthing after a turd stuck to a butt hair?

Bla1ze

Clearly you didn't listen to the CrackBerry Podcast, lol.

Yousif Abdullah

The author is looking for a RIM job.

TeaBoy

Basically the rest of the world thinks blackberry is shit, so we going to show them who is the best shit in the world now!

clvrbas

We are going to she them we are da shit! :)

dangerousfen

Little brown berries on swings.

So now we have yet another new device from RIM - A Brownberry.

Sorry guys, just couldn't help that one.

ryanlrobinson

Netflix could be useful, but probably not worth the work and the risk for my usage.

Lonestar

Look out content... the users are coming.

crwblyth

Not much unless you're SSH knowledgable, been fiddling, no idea though!

Darlaten

The post:

"that is if RIM doesn't swiftly patch it before things get interesting. Needless to say, it's expected RIM will have their QNX team on this ASAP"

My rewritten post with my thoughts in brackets:

"that is [which I highly doubt will occur] if RIM doesn't swiftly [RIM doesn't even know what the word swiftly means so I wouldn't worry about this being patched] patch it before things get interesting. Needless to say, it's expected [after 60 days following an announcement by the CEO to which the 60 day comment is denied] will have their QNX team [comprised of one, part-time person being paid minimum wage] on this ASAP [to start working on this in the summer and will be announced at DevCon...but not really]."

:)

jayemmbee

Lmao Give this person a prize

jayemmbee

Lmao Give this person a prize

lgmarines

could someone please come up with some type of led notification app. I love my new Playbook but it could really be useful for work email.

nievz

i've rooted mine already, but how do i connect through ssh? i'm using putty to ssh to port 22, but i get "connection refused" error...

farzana begum

What does Dingleberry do to the blackberry PlayBook ™