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Rooting the Googlephone round up… via HaD.

What with its open source operating system and developer-friendly nature, cracking open phones running Google’s Android was always going to be easier than the full-on assault that was required to hack the iPhone, but we’re still impressed by the speed with which hackers have broken the T-Mobile G1. First is full access to the file system on the phone. This part is easy, but you could potentially break everything with an errant rm -r. You need to grab PTerminal, a command line tool, from the Android marketplace. From there, you navigate to your system/bin folder (where the binaries are kept) and type telnetd to launch the telnet program which lets you login to the phone remotely.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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