Some people are frustrated by how basic and locked down the software is on the new 13.3-inch Sony DPT-RP1.
It can’t connect to the internet to download files or browse the web, it doesn’t support ebook formats or display mirroring, you can only transfer files using an app on a Mac or Windows computer, among other limitations.
So it’s not surprising to see that someone has already figured out how to hack the underlying Android operating system on the DPT-RP1 in order to expand the functionality of the device.
According to early reports, the software is based on Android 5.1.1.
There’s a video on YouTube showing some Android apps running on a hacked Sony DPT-RP1.
A typical Android settings menu is shown at the 3:44 mark. Being able to access that could open up a lot of possibilities.
Performance looks pretty fast with the quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
That’s one of the big advantages the Sony has over its main competition, the Onyx Boox Max, which runs older Android 4.0 with a single core processor and 1GB of RAM.
Considering the Sony DPT-RP1 costs so much you’d have to be really confident to start messing with the software; I certainly don’t plan on attempting this kind of thing anytime soon. 😀
I just want Sony to see this and realize that some of us aren’t easily fooled into believing that we don’t ‘need’ features. I don’t care about your ‘security’, just let me use Mendeley on this thing already!!
Too bad about the WIF 🙁
Meant to type WIFI….
Does the Sony have the ability to transfer notes to your email or other such method? Example I prefer the Kobo by miles over the Kindle but I am absolutely torn that you can’t transfer Notes. How ridiculous is that!?!
Yeah, all notes, highlights and content automatically gets synced with the Sony app on your computer.
I just need content…..
Anyway, if you choose to hack the systerm that mean you can‘t use the write function.
Don”t ask me how do I konw, this hacker sell hacked rp1 only in taobao with a really high price and he won’t hack orther’s rp1 eventhough in return, you can only buy his good.
He didn’t show stylus in the video. To integrate the handwriting, it does require some hardware level hacking.