Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Motorola's MOTOACTV rooted, running Android tablet UI

updated 10:35 pm EST, Sat December 24, 2011

MOTOACTV successfully hacked to use stock Android

Motorola's MOTOACTV sports watch became the most unusual subject of an Android hack Saturday after DingleBerry developer Chris Wade posted guidelines and proof of a root. The trick involves flashing the firmware with a modified boot image and then using Google's ADB to get root access. Afterwards, it's possible to load any launcher and app, including Google's own Android Market.

As proof of how efficiently it works, Wade chose Android 3, an interface that normally only works on tablets. Because of the 600MHz TI OMAP3 processor and the smaller 1.6-oinch screen size, it runs the OS smoothly and is even relatively usable. It won't play HD video, but it can play regular clips and can even play certain games, such as the quintessential Angry Birds.

Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi can be used to tether it to other devices.

The root opens the door to versions of Android customized just to the MOTOACTV's screen. Out of the box, it uses a limited OS closer to that on the iPod nano, but it could now use the same features as a smartphone or tablet, up to browsing the web.





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News