Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to root?

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Pinesal
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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by Pinesal » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:07 pm

grayman4hire wrote:
Pinesal wrote:I say don't root right now. I believe the 3.1 beta leak will eventually lead to a softroot.

What can you do with root that you can't do with the 3.1 update? besides watch netflix.
Correct me if I am wrong, but rooting 2.1 will eventually allow you to install a rooted version of 3.1, correct?

The biggest reason to root the Revue (on any version) would be to modify the flash player so that Hulu and other sites can't block you.

Now that we can sideload app, we should be able to install a modded flash apk without needed root.

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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by Itsjusttim » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:43 pm

I will donate to the Guy who can get a flashplayer apk we can sideload to watch hulu.

grayman4hire
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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by grayman4hire » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:39 am

Pinesal wrote: Now that we can sideload app, we should be able to install a modded flash apk without needed root.
Please excuse my ignorance. I'm new to the Android world.

Has any other Android devices (phones/tablets) been sideloaded with a modify flash player to allow Hulu, ABC.COM, Etc? What are the limitation of sideloading?

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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by dC9 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:58 am

Sorry to revive an old posting, but I've been wondering about this too. At current prices ($99 and under), I'm more willing to risk bricking a new Revue with a blown hardware mod. otoh, I imagine hacker interest will migrate to other devices, so my fantasy of running Debian or XBMC on a modded Revue will remain just that. :D

My main interest in rooting -- alternative OS fantasies aside -- is in access to online streaming sources that block Android devices (Hulu, the U.S. networks, etc.). A sideloaded modded Flash Player app does make sense as an alternative to rooting... indeed, googling "Android Hulu flash player" revealed a host of hits, including these

http://www.androidsim.net/2011/07/using ... -play.html
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/archos-ta ... -2-mobile/

but I suspect that apps that target ARM processors such as Tegra have little chance of working on an Atom platform like the Revue. Sigh.

I guess I need to do a lot more research here about the benefits of rooting and think this through.

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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by havikx » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:44 am

dC9 wrote:Sorry to revive an old posting, but I've been wondering about this too. At current prices ($99 and under), I'm more willing to risk bricking a new Revue with a blown hardware mod. otoh, I imagine hacker interest will migrate to other devices, so my fantasy of running Debian or XBMC on a modded Revue will remain just that. :D

My main interest in rooting -- alternative OS fantasies aside -- is in access to online streaming sources that block Android devices (Hulu, the U.S. networks, etc.). A sideloaded modded Flash Player app does make sense as an alternative to rooting... indeed, googling "Android Hulu flash player" revealed a host of hits, including these

http://www.androidsim.net/2011/07/using ... -play.html
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/archos-ta ... -2-mobile/

but I suspect that apps that target ARM processors such as Tegra have little chance of working on an Atom platform like the Revue. Sigh.

I guess I need to do a lot more research here about the benefits of rooting and think this through.
Tha and I don't think there is a flash apk on the device. Isn't it built into chrome? We would have been able to up our version if there was. Sideloading the newest apk does nothing.
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Re: Just received my Revue in the mail. To root or not to ro

Post by Jarhead » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:20 am

QuyenBraye wrote:I'll be checking the firmware version immediately, and pulling it apart this weekend, soldering iron in hand...
Did you even look at the date of this thread?

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