Huawei Ascend W1 gets its bootloader unlocked, seen running custom ROM
0. phoneArena 03 Jul 2013, 04:56 posted on
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...
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1476; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
I would like it so i can root my freaking WP!
3. icyrock1 (Posts: 239; 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
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.