View Poll Results: Should we root our Playbooks now or wait for the 2.0 release in February?

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  • Root Now!

    7 8.43%
  • Wait to see new 2.0 Releases in Operation First!

    76 91.57%
02-01-12 10:29 PM
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  1. White9900's Avatar
    OK Crackberrians What is your point of veiw?

    I say no and wait for the new releases in February as it does not make much sense to me to buy a PB and use it for Android over to you!
    Last edited by White9900; 01-19-12 at 07:19 AM.
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    01-18-12 04:57 PM
  2. bpdude's Avatar
    I agree with you OP. Right now theres nothing earth shattering with dingleberry. I would hold off.
    01-18-12 05:04 PM
  3. albee 1's Avatar
    With os 2 update soon noone will need to root and with all the other upgrades coming I am enthused. I am waiting patiently.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-18-12 05:14 PM
  4. doxa sub750T's Avatar
    +1 on being patient :-)
    01-18-12 05:21 PM
  5. TinRobot's Avatar
    Agreed. Patiently waiting.
    Sort of!!!!!!!
    01-18-12 05:24 PM
  6. Zipper's Avatar
    Agreed, as much of a tech nut I am.....I'm still waiting for the full pull here. Too close for me to bother rooting.
    01-18-12 06:13 PM
  7. bounce007's Avatar
    Rooting the PlayBook is not useful to the masses right now nor will it be when OS2 comes out... eventually it will become useful but as of now rooting is unnecessary.
    01-18-12 06:18 PM
  8. FF22's Avatar
    While I have not done it, I have reserved the option by not upgrading the OS.

    But Rooting does more than provide access to the Android apps. It gives people the ability to change their icons, run hulu in the browser and other stuff. Most of us don't need it but ....
    01-18-12 06:21 PM
  9. homer1475's Avatar
    Needs to be a third option, "Who the cares about rooting". The way its worded its like "yes I want to root, but am holding off until OS2 is launched".
    bounce007 likes this.
    01-18-12 06:23 PM
  10. sjefferson21's Avatar
    Im waiting it out. I still have faith in you, RIM.
    01-18-12 06:31 PM
  11. bounce007's Avatar
    Needs to be a third option, "Who the cares about rooting". The way its worded its like "yes I want to root, but am holding off until OS2 is launched".
    Yeah... the poll options do not relate well to the question "To Root?". There are work arounds for changing icons, hulu, and some of the other things... Kerm's Desktop Browser gives access to hulu, and I gave an overview of changing icons without rooting in another thread.

    DingleBerry provides a wonderful way to gain Root access but it is unnecessary in my opinion
    01-18-12 06:33 PM
  12. White9900's Avatar
    The poll is to ask, should we root now or wait until 2.0 is released and then decide.
    01-19-12 07:26 AM
  13. JasW's Avatar
    The poll is to ask, should we root now or wait until 2.0 is released and then decide.
    I'm in the third camp -- I will still have no desire to root even when 2.0 is released. I'd rather explore the workarounds and I can't imagine anything so pressing or lacking from 2.0 (or even 1.0) that I would feel the need to root.

    Now if I had lots of free time and was looking for a Fun Tech Thing to Do, I might root. But I have a long list of Fun Tech Things to Do, and rooting my PB is way down the list.
    01-19-12 07:36 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I've decided to wait for the official 2.0 update .....I hope I'm not disappointed
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    01-19-12 07:44 AM
  15. dimm0k's Avatar
    So easy to root now that there's really no reason not to!
    01-19-12 08:46 AM
  16. kbz1960's Avatar
    While I am not against rooting I love the pb OS and UI so much I don't want to. If I wanted android OS on my tab I would've bought an android tab. I much prefer pb as is. With bug fixes (android is in need of those also) and features added in updates I will never root unless my pb becomes a brick without doing so, I don't see that happening.
    Spencerdl and Bob31464 like this.
    01-19-12 09:28 AM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    While I am not against rooting I love the pb OS and UI so much I don't want to. If I wanted android OS on my tab I would've bought an android tab. I much prefer pb as is. With bug fixes (android is in need of those also) and features added in updates I will never root unless my pb becomes a brick without doing so, I don't see that happening.
    +1....this is exactly how I feel.
    01-19-12 09:36 AM
  18. djnshores's Avatar
    I tried the OS 2.0 beta and restored my PB to 1.08. It was just too much work trying to get anything to work. With OS 2.0 coming in a month I will just wait. If the wait was longer I wouldn't have purchased the Playbook in the first place.
    01-19-12 10:21 AM
  19. cntrydncr223's Avatar
    I'm with the masses... love my PB!
    I guess we'll see if it's "necessary" or desired after the official release...
    I'm thinking there will be those who do, regardless (maybe just to do it).
    01-19-12 10:38 AM
  20. White9900's Avatar
    It seems like all this chat about rooting is a waste of time The top 10 Apps are mostly available if you know how.
    01-20-12 09:49 PM
  21. JAGWIRE's Avatar
    im the same as everyone else im not rooting. reason being i dont wanna fry my machine, my PB means to much to go tinkering around with its inards
    01-21-12 03:06 AM
  22. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    I choose "no" and must say I do not support any rooting/jailbreaking (advertised) action.
    01-21-12 03:53 AM
  23. egzbuen's Avatar
    I choose to wait, albeit impatiently
    01-21-12 04:25 AM
  24. space_traveler's Avatar
    I'm waiting till 2.0 comes out and then even shortly after, I'll wait if USB OTG isn't part of 2.0, to see if it's added. But if they don't get around to adding OTG, I'm rooting my PB for sure! Probably wait till late spring for USB OTG.
    01-21-12 05:05 AM
  25. White9900's Avatar
    Anyone else what to vote?
    01-26-12 11:08 PM
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