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

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:56

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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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:36

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; 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: 455; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

old news pa.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:04

3. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; 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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