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Zune, Zune HD hacked, XNA limitations removed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2010 1:42 User comments (4)

Zune, Zune HD hacked, XNA limitations removed A ZuneBoards post today has revealed that the Zune and Zune HD media devices have finally been hacked, as of today, meaning all XNA limitations are no longer a problem.
A few of the current XNA limitations are no 3D, no Internet access, and performance peaks that are not very high given the hardware.

The ZuneBoards Development Front, which consists of "itsnotabigtruck", "Netrix" and "Nurta," says that all Zune models, past and present are now hacked and will "for the first time, run applications directly on top of the Zune firmware," giving users and developers full access to the firmware and hardware, without limitations.

Dubbed OpenZDK, the hackers behind it say there have been very few apps written so far, but admittedly OpenZDK is newly released.

That being said, developers can now add emulators, 3D games, port classic games, and also create full-on app stores, like Cydia for jailbroken iPhones.

Read the OpenZDK wiki here: OpenZDK Dev Wiki

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4 user comments

117.4.2010 4:49

finally now i just have to buy myself one!!

217.4.2010 8:48

Originally posted by Linkdx:
finally now i just have to buy myself one!!
the funny thing is this will probably create a nice spike in sales for M$, lol finally a reason to buy the damn thing.

318.4.2010 2:23

I wonder if this will affect WinMobile 7

418.4.2010 16:32

I've owned and loved my Zune 80 since July 2008. My only beef was the lack of some sort of hack for me to play with... The hole has finally been filled!

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