Update: This guide has been made redundant by the Playbook Connect app that is capable of running on all OS including phones. See here.
All the required tools/files can be downloaded here.
Just replace IP and PASS in id.bat. Then run "connect.bat" and leave that window open to enable SSH. Then run "ssh.bat" to ssh to the Playbook.
If you want to see how the files were made, read the guide below:
This guide is for Windows but it's perhaps easier on Linux/Mac
What you need:
* Putty and Puttygen from the official site.
* A 'working directory' where you put all these files. I chose: C:\Users\X\Desktop\Playbook_Tools\
* A file with the details of your Playbook called id.bat containing:
Set up SSH keys:
1. Run PuttyGen, change 1024 to 4096 and click 'Generate'.
2. Copy the random-looking text inside the large text box up to and including the last "=". Paste this in to a text file and name it rsa.pub. Store it in the working directory.
3. Save the private key to your working directory as rsa.ppk.
4. Create a new file, ssh.bat, in your working directory containing:
Set up Playbook:
START putty.exe -i rsa.ppk -ssh devuser@%IP%
1. Enable Development Mode
2. Create a new file, connect.bat, in your working directory containing:
Now run "connect.bat" to make the Playbook listen. Then run "ssh.bat" to open up a ssh connection to the Playbook.
"%PROGRAMFILES%\Research In Motion\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.1.0\bin\blackberry-connect" %IP% -password %PASS% -sshPublicKey rsa.pub
From the SSH it is possible to run native apps (even ones you compile yourself).