1. mcdead's Avatar
    yes i did search but just want a definite answer please.
    09-21-12 12:46 AM
  2. deazncy's Avatar
    No. Rooting allows you to download apps straight from the android marketplace. Sideloading is what you do for unrooted playbooks.
    09-21-12 12:58 AM
  3. simu31's Avatar
    If your PlayBook is already on V2.01.*** you can no longer root it anyway. The dingleberry exploit was shut and as you can't downgrade an OS version on PlayBook so....

    You can still sideload in the current OS, but RIM has said they plan on removing that soon too, so I'd get a wiggle on if I was you

    Si.
    09-21-12 01:43 AM
  4. SifJar's Avatar
    RIM has said they plan on removing that soon too, so I'd get a wiggle on if I was you
    No they haven't. A few months back, something was miscommunicated, which led people to believe sideloading was going to disappear. It has since been clarified this is not the case.
    09-21-12 04:57 AM
  5. o. l. t.'s Avatar
    My playbook came with 2.01xxxx so I was hosed from the start on this, but I sure wish I had root because sideloading is a pain to gather the apps, convert, re-up them.
    09-28-12 10:53 PM
  6. SifJar's Avatar
    My playbook came with 2.01xxxx so I was hosed from the start on this, but I sure wish I had root because sideloading is a pain to gather the apps, convert, re-up them.
    PBs don't come with 2.x. They come with 1.0.0.0 and update as soon as you first turn them on, as part of the setup process.

    The only time this is not the case is if you bought the PB second hand, and that doesn't count as the PB "coming with" the OS, as the previous owner has updated it.
    09-29-12 01:39 PM
  7. Triads's Avatar
    Downloaded to HCL or ICS right? I can't put it on the BB OS interface whatever I download?
    No. Rooting allows you to download apps straight from the android marketplace. Sideloading is what you do for unrooted playbooks.
    As noted below, they come with 1.0.0.0 and forced you to update right from the get-go 2.01xxxx.
    I am glad I decided to root then... Sounds like a pain as you've said to do all of that...
    My playbook came with 2.01xxxx so I was hosed from the start on this, but I sure wish I had root because sideloading is a pain to gather the apps, convert, re-up them.
    PBs don't come with 2.x. They come with 1.0.0.0 and update as soon as you first turn them on, as part of the setup process.

    The only time this is not the case is if you bought the PB second hand, and that doesn't count as the PB "coming with" the OS, as the previous owner has updated it.
    10-26-12 02:22 PM
  8. WeAreNotAlone's Avatar
    PBs don't come with 2.x. They come with 1.0.0.0 and update as soon as you first turn them on, as part of the setup process.

    The only time this is not the case is if you bought the PB second hand, and that doesn't count as the PB "coming with" the OS, as the previous owner has updated it.
    As you seem pretty knowledgeable, and all this RIM stuff is new to me:

    What is the process to short circuit the update process during the setup process?
    11-16-12 12:12 AM
  9. ayekon's Avatar
    As you seem pretty knowledgeable, and all this RIM stuff is new to me:

    What is the process to short circuit the update process during the setup process?
    http://forums.crackberry.com/playboo...aybook-746343/

    PS: Have "cfp resetqnxosregion" ready before it gives you the 10 second timer
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    11-16-12 01:48 AM
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