Amazon: The Kindle Fire Will be Easily Rooted; Amazon Won't Interfere

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apparently, the new $200 dollar Amazon 'Kindle Fire' Android tablet could potentially be a goldmine for folks willing to root. Jon Jenkins, director of Amazon's Silk browser project, made the statement,
    Jenkins indicated that he didn't know if the bootloader was locked, and that Amazon wouldn't help hackers root the tablet; however, he also indicated that Amazon wouldn't hinder people from doing so if that's what they wanted to do. The PCMag article also pointed out that the Amazon Android tablet "has a USB port and mass storage mode, so you can also sideload Android APK program files, even without rooting it." This could be a valuable means to bypass the Amazon's Appstore and have community developers create other options.

    Original post by wicked @ FireForum.net

    Source: PCMag.com
     
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    This will be intensely interesting to see play out, even if I don't get directly involved myself.
     

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