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Windows Phone 7 can run native code, expect a jailbreak soon

By Emil · 12 replies
Nov 12, 2010
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  1. Windows Phone 7 can run native code. Until today, it was believed that third-party WP7 apps could only be written in Silverlight. The ability to jailbreak Microsoft's latest mobile operating system may come sooner than you think.

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Evangelist Posts: 385   +150

    Gotta love smartphones. They're so easy to exploit.
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Another one bites the dust. I can't wait to see what they can get as a result of this.
  4. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    This may be good news though. A jailbroken phone = more people interested.
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Jailbroken phone = more app choices, also = greater chance of getting viruses or malware
  6. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 157

    It's like saying cars are bad because a lot of people die in car accidents. Stuff happens.
  7. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    just one word......sweet, still looking forward to a windows 7 phone so badly.
  8. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Just one unword... Duh... of course it runs native code.

    What do you think MS wrote the base applications with. I doubt the IE mobile browser is Silverlight or XNA...

    And of course people will try to free it. It is the way of computer tech people everywhere and we love them for it. Its great to have options for now or later.
  9. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    a jailbroken phone also means more people will develop apps. it will get a lot more people interested on the platform. more apps will probably attract more buyers. more buyers=more money. so having the jailbreak is good news right?
  10. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    IDK that apps can only be written in silver light (till now). I reaqlly enjoyed making little programs for my HP iPaq 110. I used Visual Basic.Net to create neat little apps. Sad to see that I won't be able to easily make any apps for the new Win Phone 7 :(
  11. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Its the same as the Apple SDK only... it is only controled in the software. The hardware can run native code if you get passed the software blocks. But it still stands that when you start downloading software that almost anyone can right, you own personal security is more in danger. We have less tools to determine what our phones are doing then on our desktop machines. These are new times for security threats if you don't have strong technical skills, and even then...
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 3,874

    This is the great part of technology. Bring out something new and it will be taken apart and investigated through and through until someone figure out exactly how it works.

    I love this.
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,357   +116

    Seconded. :)

    How long before a Linux based or derived kernel is seen to be running on a W7 phone though. :haha:

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