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Hacker successfully 'jailbreaks' Google Glass within two hours
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Apr 27, 2013, 04:18 PM
 
The Google Glass headset has been rooted, shortly after it has started being issued by the search giant to developers. Jay Freeman, a hacker that goes by "Saurik" and creator of the Cydia app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, gained access to a level that he could theoretically prevent the device from being affected by Google's own restrictions.

Speaking to Forbes, Freeman confirmed that Glass runs on Android 4.0.4, and gained access using existing exploits for that version of the mobile operating system within hours. "It took me two hours while I was having dinner with friends at the time," said Freeman of the rooting process, "I learned how [the exploit] worked and then did the same thing on Glass... which was quite simple."

While the rooting of the device could stop it from being "bricked" by Google for violating a policy, it is not clear what else the process will allow Glass to do. Freeman speculates that Glass could possibly be made to store data on the device itself or on a nearby phone connected by Bluetooth, instead of sending data to Google servers.

It is unknown if the same process will be performable on the consumer version of Glass, when it is eventually released.
     
   
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