Sony DPT-RP1 Hacked to Run Android Apps (Video)

Sony DPT-RP1

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. 😀

Sony Digital Paper DPT RP1 + Android

7 Responses to “Sony DPT-RP1 Hacked to Run Android Apps (Video)”

  1. 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!!

  2. Too bad about the WIF 🙁

  3. 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!?!

  4. 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.