So, if you haven’t been following the saga of the rooted BlackBerry PlayBook, a small group of developers recently found a way to gain root access on the PlayBook and released an app on Monday called DingleBerry which allows BlackBerry PlayBook owners to easily get the keys to the kingdom, so to speak, on their tablets.
BlackBerry PlayBook Rooted
If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, you’ve probably heard by now that there is root kit has called DingleBerry has been released that allows you to gain elevated privileges on your device.
To address DingleBerry, or, the elevation of privilege vunlnerability, as RIM refers to it, the company has released BlackBerry PlayBook OS v22.214.171.12467.
Most PlayBook owners should probably update to OS v126.96.36.19967 and can do so simply by clicking checking for software updates. If you were planning, however, to DingleBerry your tablet, clearly, you’ll want to hold off.
Research in Motion has released an official statement addressing the BlackBerry PlayBook root exploit, that everyone is talking about.
Long time hacker/developer Chris Wade, via his Twitter account, confrimed that he has rooted the BlackBerry PlayBook and will be releasing an installer within a week.
So I can confirm the playbook has been rooted and I will be releasing an installer for it i a week,
@saurik maybe you do a cydia port ? 🙂
Rooting, commonly referred to as jailbreaking on iOS devices, essentially allows one to gain elevated superuser “root access” privelages allowing you to use the device in ways not intended by the manufacturer.