Nokia Maps for Windows Phone hacked to work on all WP devices

Nokia Maps for Windows Phone hacked to work on all WP devices
Now, that wasn't a long “exclusive,” was it? Nokia Maps which was planned out to be initially a feature available only on Nokia Windows Phones, with only later availability arriving to other WP devices, has now been tweaked and reassembled to work with any existing Windows Phone

The hack comes courtesy of XDA Developers, which have gotten their hands on the XAP file needed to run the app and kindly provided it, so everyone can enjoy Nokia Maps on their WP device.

What's interesting is that while Nokia Maps was supposed to bring some additional value to Nokia's smartphones, it was hacked even before the two Lumia handsets rolled out. That essentially means that the crafty ones among you can enjoy Nokia Maps on their device even before Nokia's WP arrive. For that you'd need to have your handset unlocked to be able to side-load apps. You should also note that this doesn't include Nokia Drive, the turn-by-turn navigation service, which was projected to remain a Nokia exclusive.

If rumors about Nokia Drive getting hacked as well prove true, this could bring a substantial reason for jailbreaking your Windows Phone, couldn't it? Hit the source link below for the XAP file.


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4 Comments

1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

so wrong

2. TechPsycho

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

Mmm let's see if nokia does not sue them for this

3. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Eh, XDA is known for great stuff like this - great for the user that is. I doubt Nokia would spend the time suing for this. They can use that effort to continue making better phones.

4. SuperMECD

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

could this be the beginning of a serious jailbreaking/modding scene for windows phone 7... :)

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