Chris Wade Working on Updating Dingleberry Jailbreak for BlackBerry 10

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I doubt RIM started jumping for joy on this news but one of the main developers for the Dingleberry BlackBerry PlayBook jailbreak, @cmwdotme, announced that he is working on BlackBerry 10. He is just starting with what he calls step 1 which is extracting RIM’s BlackBerry 10 file system which he provides the tool for on Github. This is still way too early for any speculation on him being successful. Still its a sign that RIM’s BlackBerry 10 OS will be tested for jailbreak exploits just like Apple’s iOS. RIM has been doing a much better job of interfacing with security researchers recently so lets see how it goes.

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Hopefully RIM built BlackBerry 10 with sufficient protection to withstand these sorts of attacks. RIM is using many open source libraries and utilities in BlackBerry 10 not to mention including Flash support. This makes for a pretty large attack surface and it is most likely inevitable that versions will be exploited. Still the extent of the exploits and RIM’s ability to quickly patch them will be key.

What do you think? Who will persevere in this cat and mouse game?

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  1. Is it a true jailbreak without access into the kernel and/or bootloader?

  2. I predict failure, just as this failed on the PlayBook OS.

    All the power to the guy and whatever inspires him, I just hate this coming up because it’s so Androidy and trashy. The only benefit I would ever see from this would be USB host but I don’t think that ever worked even when Dingleberry DID work on the PlayBook.

    The only time I ever saw USB host on the PlayBook was the Arduino demo with the sensor on a servo and something about zombies and milk or something like that.

    As for Dingleberry, it should just finally drop and be flushed. OH! See what I did there?!

  3. I believe Dingleberry also gave PlayBook owners such as myself access to Hulu…

  4. I think it will be a good way to prove to those who think that BlackBerry is a lot easier to hack/jail break than an iPhone, let’s see how far it will go this time and…if it works for him, I hope they can patch it up before launch. Well, I don’t think it will affect us users in anyway.

  5. “Ronen is an avid BlackBerry addict” but you have no idea about this dingleberry stuff or the dingleberry.it website? You have all these articles about it and you self proclaim as a blackberry addict. Wouldn’t you know, if anyone would?

    • It’s old news. The exploits that dingleberry used were patched well over a year ago making it mostly irrelevant. There have been attempts to recreate it recently and revive the project but that is in a early phase.

  6. Ah but I thought dingleberry v3 and on would take care of the playbook OS version issue by down or upgrading it to the correct OS version if needed? How can there be a Jan 2013 article about updating something there are no articles stating has become obsolete?

  7. Gave up or not, where are the previous versions? Absurd there are so many articles staying on here and on another site talking about dingleberry update this and dingleberry update that and not a single version of dingleberry V3 or later to be found ANYWHERE but all the articles remain up. Obsolete

  8. weather the playbook works or not thank you for the link

  9. have tried this few times with my mac and it hasn’t worked. I thought v3 and up was mac friendly?

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