Hack Pandigital E-Reader Into Android Tablet

Hack Pandigital E-Reader Into Android Tablet

Kristen Lubbe
Mar 28, 2011

E-readers have become ridiculously popular over the past year and they're only getting bigger. There are several versions on the market and it seems like each new release gets better and better. But, what if you already bought an e-reader and want to actually get your moneys worth? You'd be like just about every other hard working tech lover.

Instructables user Kyle Brinkerhoff recently hacked his Pandigital e-reader into an Android tablet and it was relatively easy and painless. Initially we were a bit skeptical of how easy this could actually be — but he did it in under 5 steps and it didn't cost him any money (aside from the $130 he originally paid for the e-reader).

First, you need to download the firmware for the e-reader and install it on an SD card. Next, remove the back panel of the Pandigital e-reader and remove the original SD card and replace it with the new card that has the firmware saved on it. Put the panel back on the e-reader and hold the volume button and the power switch for 30 seconds. Then, begin downloading apps for your Android tablet from any number of websites!

Have you hacked an e-reader?

Images: Instructables user Kyle Brinkerhoff

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