A TINKERER HAS TAMPERED WITH Windows Phone and come up with a way to break it down to root access and start running homebrew software.
Surely this is not going to be a flier. Anyone who has invested in the glory of Windows Phone must have done so after long and considered thought and deliberation. Why, if a person has chosen the perfection that is the Windows experience, would a decision be made to undermine it? Don't ask us, ask the internet.
A blog called WP Internals offers a tutorial to cracking open this opportunity and claims that it is enabled some flashing and other shenanigans. Proper exploitation will let users select from a range of ROMs or create custom ones.
"I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Windows Phone Internals 1.0. This tool allows you to unlock the bootloader of selected Lumia Windows Phone models. After unlocking the bootloader, you can enable root access on the phone or create and flash custom ROMs," said somebody called Heathcliff74.
"Root access allows you to load your own homebrew software onto the phone with high privileges. Apps can escape from their sandboxes. The tool can also create backup images of the phone and access the file system in mass storage mode. The tool supports most versions of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. For a complete list of supported phones and operating systems have a look at the Getting Started section of the tool."
Even Heathcliff74, who has shown this off in video glory, reckons that people should not just leap into this. We too recommend a cautious approach because you could brick your device. His advice, however, is very detailed.
We asked Microsoft whether it wanted to offers its consumers any words of caution or advice. So far that has been a big nay nay. µ
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