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Windows Phone 7 well on its way to being jailbroken

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2010 23:34 User comments (4)

Windows Phone 7 well on its way to being jailbroken It has been less than a month since Microsoft has launched their Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system but it appears it is already on the verge of being jailbroken.
The Australian developer Chris Walshie has already been able to "run native unmanaged code" on his stock WP7 device, giving hope that easy root access and eventually a jailbreak is upcoming.

It seems that the Samsung Network Profile application in WP7 runs on native code (and not Silverlight-DRM code), leaving an opening.

After looking deeper:
(Hounsell) documented some interesting characteristics of the application that gave it its native capabilities – most notably a DLL called “Microsoft.Phone.InteropServices”, which if poked the right way provided COM access.


Walshie, using that idea, was able to gain root access by deploying a WP7 app using the developer sideloading process.

Expect a jailbreaking process and a third-party app store in the near future.

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4 user comments

112.11.2010 23:58

Man these guys are good these days.



213.11.2010 0:02

Soon these devices will be able to run Android; that might help the sales a little.



313.11.2010 2:00

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Soon these devices will be able to run Android; that might help the sales a little.
best comment ever...


413.11.2010 14:58




best sig ever

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