OUYA will come with a manual detailing how to root it
On July 23rd, OUYA posted a small update on their Google+ page. The update said:
“Hey +OUYA devs! Don’t worry about rooting your device (or purchasing the pre-rooted device). We will provide builds and instructions that can be used to restore the device to ‘unrooted’ factory state!”
Well, that’s good news, right? The team also went on to say they would be offering the manual to all of their users.
Now that the rooting business is out of the way, all we need to worry about is voiding our warranty. Well, OUYA has said that rooting the device will NOT void your warranty. OUYA firmly states:
“For hackers: root it. Go ahead. Your warranty is safe. Even the hardware is hackable. Want to get inside? You’ll need a standard screwdriver and nothing more. Go to town. We have standard USB ports and Bluetooth, so you’ll even be able to create your own peripherals.”
These guys are really serious about the word “open”. Apparently, the device will also include an ethernet port, which was among the list of requested features.