Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root, Crushes Modders' Hearts

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eastbayrae

If you don't like it don't buy it.

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Scatter

Agreed.  I mean this is a very low priced tablet that they lose money on for every one they sell.  Who in their right mind can really say that they didn't expect this. 

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Jubei

I wish a company would release a tablet that was completely open and ready to have any compatable OS installed on it.

I understand that tablet makers get some kickback from the app stores and as such, a device that was open would cost a bit more. I also understand that tech support would be a nightmare for that company (maybe charge for support like Red Hat). But I can dream..

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kixofmyg0t

Their already is a tablet like that. The Motorola Xoom. Its the "Nexus" of tablets. 

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TechNinja49

Does anyone know if I can still sideload apps with the update?

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abowlofsoda

I think i'll go with the iPad instead

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Engelsstaub

Me too. All I ever hear about is "the closed architecture" but this, and the other recent MPC story regarding the Nook, seems to indicate that they all want their cheap me-too-pads locked down. iOS is well supported and a far better user-experience (than even Android, which isn't "a walled garden") IMO.

Maybe Windows 8 will bring some decent competition... (As much as Apple and MS like to sue and "license" others, I doubt you'll see them trying that crap against each other.)

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leo655

SO instead of beinging locked into Nook, Kindle, etc you would reather be locked into a Krapple IOS product.

Have fun! Duh!

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Emgtek

Have you ever owned and used a "Krapple IOS product"?
I guessing not.

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Engelsstaub

Yes. That is exactly what I said although not in those exact words.

...and I am having fun.

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Scatter

Again, did you really think that they wouldn't mind everyone rooting them and removing their software? 

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JohnP

So funny. I was just online a couple of days ago to find out if the Fire was jailbroken or not. I was about ready to place an order when this article appeared. I am sure the jailbreaking attempts will continue...

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firefox91

We don't jailbreak Android devices, we root them. Get your Apple terminoligy outta here. :)

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kixofmyg0t

Exactly. We root and unlock(carrier and/or bootloader) Android devices....."jailbreaking" is a pop culture term for people who dont know anything about the subject. 

 

So people who use "jailbreak" in the context of Android look like noobs. Same with people that confuse ALL Android devices as being "DROID's". 

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