egzthunder1 · Apr 6, 2012 at 07:00 am

WP Root Tools Updated to v0.9–Now with Root Tools SDK

Ultimate control over our devices is what we all struggle to obtain here on XDA-Developers. Microsoft has done an amazing job in making sure that this does not happen for owners of Windows Phone 7 devices (some of them anyways) by implementing security measure on top of security measure, and all this in the name of data privacy, protection to the end user, and protection of IP. This is likely one of the reasons why this platform never really got off the ground. Old time WM users will agree that playing with the registry to unlock functions (802.11g on the HTC Wizard anyone?) and to improve the overall feeling over the device and control is what probably kept WM alive and well for as long as it did. On WP7, all that was lost.

Having said that, there are some brave developers out there who put out tools that will enable those missing features and capabilities once again. XDA Recognized Developer Heathcliff74 is one of them and has recently revamped his infamous WP Root Tools to version 0.9, in which he did a complete re-write of the code, thus giving you that “new tool scent”. The set includes a file explorer, a registry editor, policy and permissions handler, and much more. Moreover, he added a SDK (on version 0.1 currently) for those who would like to expand this a tad further by adding their own tools to the mix.

Because of the rights and permissions required to use this app, your device must be dev unlocked and interop unlocked, which means that Nokia Lumia users as well as 2nd generation HTC devices cannot use this. The tool will work for both custom and stock roms, so if you have a device that can accept these, please be sure to take these for a spin and reclaim your God-given right to mess your registry into kingdom come!

WP7 Root Tools 0.9 brings true Root Access to devices with stock ROM’s, but it also works on devices with custom ROM’s and Full Unlock. Your device needs to be Interop Unlocked to use WP7 Root Tools!

You can find more information in the original thread.

Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Tomek Kondrat · Feb 27, 2015 at 11:44 am · no comments

Console OS Brings Android to Your PC

Android was always considered as a mobile operating system. While phones and tablets are over 95% of devices running Android, developers put lots of effort to make Google's OS available for other platforms. You've probably heard of Bluestacks, which brings the Android world to PCs, Macs and TVs. The American company is just one of the many brands that ports the Android OS to personal computers. In June 2014, the Console OS team launched its Kickstarter campaign for a system that...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 10:41 am · no comments

Design Woes: Can We Get What We Want?

There are many things to love about the mobile industry, and when it comes to Android, I think one of them is that there's something for just about everyone. The OEMs of today cover many different demographics for those that want this, or that. And things like a phone's design aren't excluded either - but what I think is really interesting about this last bit is just how apparent the different approaches are. I'm not just talking about the aesthetics,...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Feb 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · no comments

MWC Announcements, FCC Rules on Net Neutrality – XDA TV

The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...

XDA NEWS
Share This