How To Jailbreak/Unlock Windows Phone The Easy Way Using WindowBreak Untethered Jailbreak Tool

Unlocking Windows-based smartphones has never been that much of a palava when compared to the increasingly limited methods available for those using Apple’s iPhone, for example.

Mango copy

The Developer unlock is $99, and for most – aside from those with a keen interest in developing for Microsoft’s mobile operating system – it is just too expensive an option. Thus, many turn to the Chevron unlock option, which provides just as effective an unlock for fraction of the price – the team behind the favored alternative charge a mere $9 per device.

Despite Chevron doing a good job at a low rate, a free option would always be welcome. After all, nobody asked for their device to have its hands tied by the cellular handcuffs, now did they?

That’s where WindowsPhoneHacker comes in. The guy behind the WindowBreak Project requires no introduction, and has released a set of tools enabling Windows Phone users – specifically those using a Samsung device – to unlock their devices free of charge by taking advantage of vulnerability in the Zipview application.

It’s important to remember that, as the dev himself has put it, “this is not some magical jailbreak that’s been rumored” but more of a project, trial, and experiment he’s initiated after wanting to unlock his Samsung Focus without using the aforementioned paid methods.

The exploit does work for every device per se, but a certain amount of resistance prevents the unlock running seamlessly. Samsung devices can be easily tweaked from within the diagnostics app, but others aren’t so accommodating at the moment.

For this reason, the developer needs your help with the WindowBreak Project if you’re a Windows device user looking for an unlock or with a keen interest in hacking, and especially if you own a Nokia or HTC Windows-based device. For more information, head over to the XDA Developers thread here.

If you do indeed own a Samsung Windows Phone device, here’s a simple tutorial demonstrating how you can take advantage of the relatively quick unlock:

logo

Step 1: On your device, open Internet Explorer and taphttp://windowsphonehacker.com/windowbreak in as your URL.

Step 2: Select WindowBreak Me.

Step 3: Head over to the Dialer, and arouse the diagnostics menu by typing in ##634#.

Step 4: Open up the GPRS Manager by typing *#9908#.

Step 5: You will see that WindowBreak has been copied into that folder. Tap on it and Save.

Step 6: Your device has successfully been jailbroken and your device unlocked! Reboot, and you’ll be good to go!

You may also like to check out:

Windows Phone 8 Apollo Gets Detailed

A video featuring Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore which was intended for the eyes of Nokia executives only has made its way to the internet today and it reveals details about something that Windows Phone and mobile enthusiasts everywhere have been wondering about. Yes folks, the video has detailed Windows Phone 8 Apollo, the next major Windows Phone update which is slated to roll out later this year.

From hardware to UI tweaks, Belfiore dishes on everything and needless to say, we’re excited about what Microsoft has in store for us later on in 2012.

First though, it has to push out the Windows Phone Tango update which is expected to arrive around the time the Nokia Lumia 900 arrives for AT&T’s next-generation 4G LTE network.

So what’s coming with Windows Phone Mango?

Let’s have a look.

WindowsWindows 8

Windows Phone 8 is apparently going to share a lot of same components as the upcoming Windows 8. Yes, the similarities go beyond the UI. According to Belfiore, because the mobile OS and the desktop OS are so similar, developers will be able to reuse a lot of their code when porting an application from the phone to the desktop and vice versa.

Belfiore says that the Xbox Companion App, which is currently available for mobile devices, will become available for Windows 8 PCs’ which will allow for seamless data sharing across Windows devices.

In addition, it appears that Microsoft will swap the current Zune desktop client with a dedicated companion application.

Hardware

Along with the Windows 8 integration, Apollo will bring support for multi-core processors, higher screen resolutions – there are four in total but they were not revealed, as well as removable microSD card storage. Apollo will also bring support for near-field-communication (NFC) which Belfiore calls “the wallet experience.”

For those unfamiliar with NFC, it allows for mobile phone users to make payments just by using their smartphone. It’s fairly limited here in the United States but it’s expected to explode if the iPhone 5 has support for it.

Apps

Microsoft is going to be including native code support which will allow developers to more easily port over their applications from iOS and Android. It should also allow for devs to create even more powerful applications.

Skype will also apparently be built into the operating system and Microsoft is also going to be introducing lens apps for the camera which should bring more features to those who love to use their camera.

Enterprise

Redmond will apparently add native 128-bit BitLocker encryption which will not only give enterprise customers more security, but will allow them to use software behind a company firewall.

Data

Last but not least, Windows Phone Apollo will be bringing something called DataSmart which will be a feature used to easily track data usage. For example, the feature will automatically connect to WLAN’s owned by carriers when the phone is in range.

There will also be a live tile included for easy access to data usage.

Microsoft also plans to use a proxy server in an effort to reduce the data used when viewing a webpage. The company claims that it should be able to cut down data usage by as much as 30%.

If true, those of you who are data hogs should be thrilled.

Overall, it looks like Microsoft has something pretty massive on the way in the form of Windows Phone 8. And while we still don’t know about all of the features that will be arriving with Apollo, what we do know sounds great.

The software isn’t expected to be released until Q4 of this year so unfortunately, we have some waiting to do.

Via: Pocketnow

Windows Phone 8 Apollo Gets Detailed is a post by from Gotta Be Mobile.



Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 Backwards Compatible With Windows Phone 7 Apps

Microsoft’s own Brandon Watson had turned to Twitter to clarify any confusion by announcing, again, that Windows Phone 8, which is widely believed to be codenamed Apollo, will be compatible with apps designed currently for Windows Phone 7. Watson’s tweet comes as a response Eldar Murtazin’s tweet that developers would need to re-code Windows Phone 7 apps to be compatible with Windows Phone 8, but Microsoft insists that is not the case and the company had initially announced that at the Mix 2011 conference.

Microsoft’s most recent major app count in its Windows Phone Marketplace app store is 60,000. The company would most likely not want to upset developers by forcing extra work on them with the release of Windows 8 in an effort to grow the Marketplace count further. Though Microsoft is rapidly adding new apps to Windows Phone Marketplace, the number of apps available for Windows Phone still trails that of Android and iOS.

Via: WMPU

Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 Backwards Compatible With Windows Phone 7 Apps is a post by from Gotta Be Mobile.