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Kindle Touch Rooted, Not That There’s Much You Can Do With It

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While most indie developers are focused on doing things with the Kindle Fire that Jeff Bezos never intended, a few have turned their attention to the Kindle Touch. It’s not based on Android, but it can be rooted. Now someone has figured out how to do just that.

Apparently it wasn’t that hard, since the Touch’s operating system uses a lot of easy-to-exploit HTML, so the dev was able to root it with an MP3 file. This concerns me, though. What can more malicious minds do with with exploit? Is it a security threat? Not sure.

Amazon Kindle Touch

There’s not much you can do with a jailbroken Kindle Touch yet, but I hope that intrepid devs will add cool functionality. There are some things I’d like to see.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the browser worked over 3G?  Plus, I wonder if the Kindle can run HTML 5 apps. That opens up the possibilities more. Plus, people often want to put their own screensavers on the Kindle. With root, this is possible.

Of course, if you have a Kindle Touch with offers then disabling or overwriting the screen saver will probably make Amazon a little mad.

What features or apps would you like to see added to a jailbroken Kindle Touch?

K. T. is a lover of technology, gadgets, and all things geek. She has the enviable job of playing with evaluating mobile tech and apps all day. Follow K. T. on Twitter @KTBradford, on Google+ and Tumblr or email her via her website, KTBradford.com.

4 Comments

  1. Lucian Nertan

    03/20/2012 at 10:50 am

    I need the fucking 3G .
    At least for gmail or any email service that i can see my mail.
    Is fustratating because that is why I bought kindle

  2. tim

    05/17/2012 at 2:00 pm

    I’d like to see a simple twitter app.

  3. Ted

    07/02/2012 at 7:40 pm

    Definitely web access via 3G. I feel scammed as the man in the shop I bought from said the Touch had exactly the same features as the Keyboard (minus the keyboard/touch screen of course).

  4. Melissa (ForstRose)

    03/18/2014 at 4:22 pm

    Would be nice to be able to read adobe/nook other epub and formats besides kindle in eink without a separate device.

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