General precautions

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*Gaining root address
*Gaining root address
*Entering red pill mode

Revision as of 19:17, 16 October 2009

The point of this article is to give guidelines how to avoid tablet "reflashing"(see definition below). Yes, Maemo has command line access and everybody can gain superuser priviledges very easily. It means that there's almost no limits for damage that can be done. The base system can of course be installed again, aka "reflashed". If you are interested and want to know more, please read article Updating the tablet firmware

How to stay safe

Staying in the safe side is really very easy. Install software with software installer and don't open command line application(xterm). The later can be of course forgotten if you know how to use command line.

What to avoid

  • Gaining root address
  • Entering red pill mode