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Huawei Ascend W1 gets its bootloader unlocked, seen running custom ROM

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Huawei Ascend W1 gets its bootloader unlocked, seen running custom ROM
So, it turns out that the Huawei Ascend W1, running Windows Phone 8, is not only cheap, but also quite hackable – a trait not typical for Microsoft's mobile operating system. Apparently, a developer with the right skills managed to unlock its bootloader and load a custom ROM onto the device, thus adding software features not present by default. 

After the hack, the Huawei Ascend W1 handset used as guinea pig could save map data offline onto the microSD card's storage space. Assigning a static IP address when connected to Wi-Fi was also added as a feature. 

That isn't much, we know, but given enough time, we're sure that developers will come up with pretty awesome Windows Phone 8 hacks. What feature would you like to see hacked into WP8? Let us know in the comments!

source: WPworld (translated) via wmpoweruser

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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:36

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

I would like it so i can root my freaking WP!

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:43

2. Shubham412302 (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

old news pa.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:04

3. icyrock1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

Wonder what people will called a hacked WP device. Jailbroken is IOS's term, while root is androids. Hmm.... Maybe Windex'd? :P

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:26

4. calgrainger90 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

I can almost guarantee Jailbreaking/rooting windows phone as it is essentially the same thing will either be refeered to as introp unlocking as it was with windows phone 7 and 7.5 or if they stick to current terms as it is a form of installing a hack to the phone they will call it hacktivating as with the desktop and tablet versions of the operating system.

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