The creator behind iEmu, Chris Wade, has claimed to have successfully rooted the BlackBerry PlayBook. In his tweet Wade says “So I can confirm the playbook has been rooted and I will be releasing an installer for it i a week, @saurik maybe you do a cydia port ? :)”. Chris Wade is also known for Linux ports, iPhone jbs, WinPwn, PSP exploit, and many more.

By being able to root the PlayBook it gives you greater control over the hardware of the device and gives you escalated privileges to the current operating system. The exploit is also said to be compatible with the latest PlayBook OS 2.0 developer beta. It will be quite interesting to see what all Wade and others will be able to port to the PlayBook now it has been rooted. What will you port?