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Rooting the Amazon Echo

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Re: Rooting the Amazon Echo
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 09:23:16 am »
amazon has source code released here,
Raspberry Pi will be a good alternative for DIY purpose.

Yap if I were to do that which I won't I'm done on rooting game. That's the way I am gonna go. I'm not handy so I could not even open this device. Lol. But wow all that just to change trigger name.

LOL did not realize how old this thread is. Only knew when I click on Reddit link and someone said he paid $90 for a dot. Wow didn't realize how much they cut the price for it. Not so much for echo tower.

That's why when I read this I was like can't you all do that now without rooting the echo and disassemble it? 2 years sure did make a big difference.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 09:30:24 am by asianrocker »


Re: Rooting the Amazon Echo
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 08:29:29 am »
In my opinion rooting the Echo offers few benefits. But to certain other demographics it could be a make or break deal.

Some possibilities are:


- Set to local time zone that's not in the USA.
- Get local weather not in the USA.


It's already working without rooting anything.
I live with in France where Echo devices have not yet been officially released.
My Echos are set up with an Amazon US account and their settings have my time zone and my French local address.
Therefore my local time is correct and my weather forecast is local too.
It's been like that for several months.