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Android Market, Email, & Google Apps Shown Off on BlackBerry PlayBook

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The Dingleberry team has been showing off what exactly you can pull off with their Dingleberry exploit. Thom let me know that one of the Dingleberry devs, @neuralic, posted a nice video showing off how he got Android Market, Android email, and Android Google Apps onto the PlayBook. In his demo he is using an Android launcher and the Android Market installs apps like Astro file manager.

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Google talk works and a other apps even with notifications built into the PlayBook which is nice. This is all being done on the latest PlayBook v2.0 developer beta which unlike the main release has not been patched for this vulnerability.

@neuralic also explains why some people may have been having issues:

I made a small mistake: the putty tool used to convert keys is called puttygen and is not included with dingleberry. You can download it along with putty itself at Use this to convert the file named "rsa" in your dingleberry folder to a .ppk file which putty and winscp and similar tools can use. You can then log in to your root with these tools using "root" as the username and the .ppk file that you made as authentication.
The instructions on how to enable google apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook can be found at I’ll make a video covering these instructions at some point.

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  1. Probably it’s just me but all that mumbo jumbo dinglethingy isn’t really appealing to me the least…
    I like the idea that I can do a lot with it but there is always a downside to everything that involves jailbreaking or hacking..

  2. For a minute the title had me thinking they showed some cool stuff at DevCon Asia. I think I’ll hold off on jailbreaking and see what they actual release will do.

  3. The ridiculous thing there is that any app they can get to work this way… they can also get to work via the RIM repackager which takes literally seconds, compared to the hoops necessary to get the root working. (Now you have to downgrade, install it, etc.)

    I think the only real benefit from this exploit will be the chance to explore the OS internals a bit more. Other than that, we’re not seeing anything we can’t already do.

  4. Can’t you just get the same thing by using the beta Android App Player and it avoids running an Android launcher? I get the point of root access when the Company has a somewhat closed system, but I’ve been using the Android app player and converted apps for like two months…They’ve gotten honeycomb and all the launchers working so I just don’t see the purpose of rooting.

  5. i want be in android market

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