How to get Root Access on the Alex e-reader

First, a warning: Don't try this unless you know what you're doing. Bad things might happen.

I just found this over at MobileRead Forums. I couldn't wait to share. The process is straightforward.

1, Download the update.zip and copy it to the root folder of your Alex's SD card. BTW, the second link is a copy I have on my blog in case the one from Rapidshare takes too long.

Rapidshare

update.zip

2, Power down.

3, Press and hold simultaneously the "back" and "next page" button.

4.) While keeping pressed the 2 buttons, press and hold the power button. Keep pressing these 3 buttons until the alex logo appears on the screen. Release the power button.

5.) You will enter recovery mode. Release all buttons.

6.) press back + power button to apply the update.zip. Hold until it's finished.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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