Google Glass, a head-mounted computer that runs Android and is controlled by voice, has only been in the hands of a select few for a couple weeks now. To get your own, you either had to be lucky enough to win a Twitter contest that Google held, with the hashtag #IfIHadGlass, or pre-order a pair as an attendee at last year’s Google I/O conference. Jay Freeman, the renowned jailbreak developer and Cydia founder, fell into the latter group.
Just moments after picking up Glass at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Freeman discovered a debug mode and was able to exploit a bug that allowed for him to gain root access to the device. Essentially, Freeman discovered a so-called “jailbreak” for Google Glass. A few days later, the technology consultant was courteous enough to share detailed instructions on how to root Google Glass, for the lucky individuals that have the Explorer Edition pair.