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

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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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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    jcardona1 Senior Member

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    Customers doing what they want to a device they bought with their own money? That's absurd. Who came up with such a ridiculous idea?

    :icon_ banana:
     
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    sweet!
     
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    This made me laugh. Good one. =D
     
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    So, hopefully one day when the CM crew gets their hands on ICS we will have CM8 on a Kindle Fire? (going idea crazy here) Some great times ahead I think! dancedroid
     
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    Amazon just won the tablet wars. I'm pretty sure those Apple iPad supply cuts stories are true.
     
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    If anyone can put Android tablets on the map, it will be Amazon. This tablet is a beast and at that price, it's going to sell like crazy.
     
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    If I did purchase one, I wonder if I would want to root it. Maybe if to only create a nandroid backup in case I screw something up. That Amazon overlay on 2.1 looks mighty sweet. It even looks superior to Honeycomb in some ways.
     
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    Yeah, but slipping ICS onto this is going to be sweet. It would be tough not to root just because of this.
     
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    This is awesome. 200 bucks with no contract or TOS agreement: What's not to root?

    Does anybody know if Amazon's gui has anything that could cause Apple to pop off? If the device isn't sold in a state that conflicts with any patents, does it matter if the user changes it on their own to include features that (allegedly) do? Is there any word about Amazon planning to pay Microsoft royalties?

    I hope this works out.
     
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    I'm definitely digging the cover-flow-esque interface. Wouldn't be surprised if someone came up with a Homescreen widget that emulated this (with customizable shortcuts of course) for ICS/Honeycomb.
     
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  12. JohnnytheK

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    Check out this vid, I already have a kindle but damn I want this.
    You can browse the web while to listen to music and no skips!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk2Rb6mbhxo

    P
    S is it possible to give a Kindle away? Isn't it tied to me forever?
     
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    im liking the kindle fire.
     
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    Thanks! That's cool, hate to just throw it into a drawer.

    per-order here we come!
     
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