BlackBerry PlayBook (blackberry-playbook)

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Research In Motion / Quanta Computer Blackberry PlayBook
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Manufacturer Research In Motion / Quanta Computer
Name Blackberry PlayBook
Codename blackberry-playbook
Released 2011
Category testing
Original software BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.1.0.1917
Hardware
Chipset TI OMAP 4430
CPU Dual-core Cortex-A9
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Display 1024x600
Storage 16 / 32 / 64 GiB
Memory 1 GiB
Architecture armv7
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Touchscreen
Display
WiFi
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG


Research

The Blackberry PlayBook can't be unlocked through any official methods.

There has been some research into the security of the chipset:

Blackberry implemented a package-on-package configuration for the OMAP4430 and DRAM. JTAG might give more interesting information, some research was done in 2013 by QuackQuack147: https://unlockplaybook.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/progress-irc-chat/ The JTAG pins are probably buried beneath the BGA package.

Link to bootrom of the OMAP 4430 on the Motorola Milestone 3: http://droid-dev.mobi/wiki/File:Omap_4430.bin.gz

Porting kexecboot-droid4 might be interesting if there are partitions that are not verified by the bootloader: https://github.com/tmlind/droid4-kexecboot/blob/master/PARTITIONS