Well, this didn't take long - the hackers over at NotionInkHacks.com played around with Notion Ink's dual-core Adam Android tablet that finally started shipping last week and already managed to root the device.

The next logical step and the primary motivation for rooting Adam was, of course, getting the absent Android Market onto the tablet. As we all know, those with almighty root privileges are not easily stopped, so I'm happy to report that full Android Market is now also available on the Adam.

This article deals with a couple of advanced topics. If you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms, hit up our primers here:

Screenshots

Check out these screenshots I've taken from videos by FreezerBite1 and Inspiron41 of their rooted Adams - the first one showing the Android Market, the second one playing Dungeon Defenders installed off said Market, and the third one of Launcher Pro that replaced the Eden UI (good riddance, in my opinion - I've always thought of it as too crude and poorly designed):

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Videos

And here are the aforementioned videos:

Rooting + Market Instructions

Here are the latest available instructions, as per this NotionInkHacks post. If you are going to proceed, I would at this point advise you to check in with the above site in case more up-to-date instructions have been released. Of course, it goes without saying that we can't take any responsibilities for any problems that may occur down the road. The good news is, if you brick your Adam, it is easy to restore it back to a working state.

Root & Stability with Superuser & Google Market Access
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Root with Superuser & Google Market Access

ATTENTION: Please ensure that your ADAM is charged to at least 50% before beginning this process and plug it in as well.

First update your device to the most stable build available using the below guide:

http://notioninkhacks.com/index.php/2011/01/24/how-to-unbrick-your-notion-ink-adam/

Method 1
1. Download update.zip for your model device (DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW)
2. Copy update.zip to the root level of your Fat32 formatted SD card
3. Insert your SD Card into your ADAM
4. Power Down your Adam.
5. Press and hold the Vol+ and simultaneously press the power
6. Highlight and select update.zip from external SD (use the volume up and down to navigate and power to select)

Method 2
1. Download update.zip for your model device (DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW)
2. Power on your Adam for your model device
3. Plug your usb cable into your Adam and into your computer
4. Acknowledge the prompt in the notification bar and mount the internal memory
5. Copy the update.zip to the root of your Adams internal memory
6. Press and hold the Vol+ and simultaneously press the power
7. Highlight and select update.zip from external SD (use the volume up and down to navigate and power to select)

To undo changes or unbrick your device follow the following steps:

http://notioninkhacks.com/index.php/2011/01/24/how-to-unbrick-your-notion-ink-adam/

Notion Ink Adam Pixel qi download
http://rapidshare.com/files/444923791/update.zip

Notion Ink Adam LCD
http://rapidshare.com/files/444924266/update.zip

Rooted your Adam? Let us know how it went. There are a bunch of empty fields waiting to be filled out below.

Source: NotionInkHacks