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Jailbreaking of Windows Phone 7 on the way

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Jailbreaking of Windows Phone 7  on the way
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the jailbreaking capabilities of Windows Phone 7 were revealed, but now a definite breakthrough on this process was achieved by the Australian Chris Walsh. Although he didn't find a way to sideload an application on a common non-developer device, Walsh ran a "native" unmanaged code on an average Windows Phone 7-powered device.

As you probably know, jailbreaking is that dangerous exercise that allows you to break the limitations artificially imposed by the big companies and enjoy the full potential of your device. However, it's not without risks and mobile operating system providers reserve the right to remotely remove unauthorized apps.

Either way, the fact is that this news is an undeniable proof that unauthorized apps for Windows Phone 7 are coming sooner rather than later. That's because the first step on the jailbreaking process of Microsoft's new mobile OS is achieved, since you already have COM access (Component Object Model allows developing and supporting program component objects within Microsoft's framework). However, this doesn't mean that Windows Phone 7 apps created by indie developers will be popping up like spring flowers, because these apps will never make it past the review process of the new Microsoft mobile OS. Until the sideloading process that allows you to run unmanaged code is succesfully put into practice, there would be no Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking, but it's only a matter of time. For more information on his discovery, hit Chris Walsh's blog.

source: Chris Walsh's blog via Electronista
Jailbreaking of Windows Phone 7  on the way

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posted on 15 Nov 2010, 08:47

1. tanders04 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)

I really want to see a mod that returns the start screen to what it used to look like with the oversized letters.

posted on 20 Nov 2010, 04:58

2. htc (unregistered)

I stick to my old Pro2 until HTC will release A Pro with user accessible SD-card slot.
It’s a crying shame HTC bends to the all mighty Bill gates a start making Iphone clones.

This way you’re forced to swap to the Iphone.

No business user wants a PDA with a shitty music interface like Iphones.
Zune is exactly the same. So HTC glue your PRO7 together and print apple on it!

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