Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google IO

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled “Voiding your Warranty” where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you’re seeing above is a screenshot from a laptop running a terminal window on top and showing the screencast output from Glass on the bottom — here running the standard Android launcher instead of the familiar cards interface. The steps involve pushing some APKs (Launcher, Settings and Notepad) to the device using adb, then pairing Glass with a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. After this, it’s possible to unlock the bootloader with fastboot and flash a new boot image to gain root access. From there you have full access to Glass — just like that! Running Ubuntu requires a couple more apps to be installed, namely Android Terminal Emulator and Complete Linux Installer. The latter lets you download and boot your favorite linux distro (Ubuntu, in this case). You’re then able to use SSH or VNC to access Ubuntu running right on Glass. We captured a few screenshots of the process in our gallery. Follow the links below for more info — just be careful not to brick your Glass okay?

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Source: Google I/O 2013

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands Ice Cream Sandwich update

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands Ice Cream Sandwich update

After more than a month of waiting, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 for T-Mobile has finally joined some of its brethren with an Ice Cream Sandwich update. Big Magenta has posted the Android 4.0.4 download for those who’d like to install the OS manually via Samsung Kies. While the carrier says the Android flavor won’t be delivered over-the-air, TmoNews reports that some users have loaded up their hardware with an OTA update. Ready to hop on the ICS bandwagon? Check your slate for an upgrade notice or hit the source link below for instructions and the appropriate download.

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands Ice Cream Sandwich update originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Sep 2012 07:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Android 4.0.4 leaked for Nexus S 4G, lets Sprint users join ICS party

Android 4.0.4 leaked for Nexus S 4G, lets Sprint users join ICS party

Well, that didn’t take long. Sprint may not have opened its own icebox just yet, but thanks to a BriefMobile source, Nexus S 4G owners can snag themselves Ice Cream Sandwich anyway. While there have been previous efforts, BriefMobile says the leak contains the full, official ICS update, which will be delivered to handsets OTA shortly. Of course, if you can’t wait the site has full installation instructions. Hit the source link below to get started.

Android 4.0.4 leaked for Nexus S 4G, lets Sprint users join ICS party originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 01 Apr 2012 15:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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