New User, New Playbook, New Update
I just received my Playbook in the mail today. I was really excited to root it and get the android market on it, but when you first start it up, it comes to an update page, and the newest OS just happened to be released the same time I get shipment. I shutdown my playbook before it could update.
Is there a way I can still get my playbook rooted with a fresh new playbook, even though I would have the latest OS by downgrading or another means of rooting?
- CrackBerry Master
04-19-2012, 09:22 AM #3
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just don't connect to a wifi network when you start-up. if you do connect, it will update automatically. just ignore that step of the setup and move on. once completed the setup, you'll be on os 1.xxxx and be able to root !Developer of; Crackberry Forums Reader app -> Crackberry Forum App (NON-ANDROID)
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- 04-19-2012, 02:00 PM #4
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-19-2012, 02:33 PM #5
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You are right, if you are not connected to Wi-Fi is not going to let you finish the set up process. I'm not sure there is a way to revert the process. You can always try to abort the set up process by turing off the device.
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- 04-19-2012, 03:48 PM #6
According to earlier post in this thread.
"just don't connect to a wifi network when you start-up. if you do connect, it will update automatically. just ignore that step of the setup and move on. once completed the setup, you'll be on os 1.xxxx and be able to root ! "
But I can't ignore wifi step... it will not advance... I am really puzzled here. Can I do it or can't I do it. I still haven't downloaded the update yet, and I don't want to, but I want to finish the initial set up and still have chance to root it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-20-2012, 12:38 AM #7
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I apologize for the confusion created, I will try my best to explain. Simple, to get your PlayBook to work, you need to connect it to a Wi-Fi network to be able to finish the set up process. I'm afraid you are not able to go lower than 2.0.
- CrackBerry User
04-20-2012, 01:19 AM #8
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Create a playbook update server (forget the name of the program) and use 22.214.171.12449 or earlier firmware. If you can't get out of the setup right now even after a reboot you may be able to preform a factory reset to 1.0.8 with an early version of BBDM.
As for where to get the needed software someone else will have to pitch in here as I don't remember exactly.
If I'm wrong on this process (never did it myself) someone knowledgeable please feel free to correct me.
- 04-20-2012, 02:29 AM #9Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- CrackBerry Addict
04-20-2012, 02:46 AM #10
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Have you tried connecting it to DM and aborting the update from there? I would think it might have better control of the update. Maybe....If Eve had given Adam a Blackberry, the world would be paradise. Instead, she gave him an Apple. Look at us now.