Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Nov 2010 22:56 UTC
Windows Since the US is stuffing turkeys down their faces today, we're a little low on news. As such, let's talk about this sort-of jailbreak for Windows Phone 7 devices. Like iOS, you can't sideload applications by default, and as such, we need to resort to hacks to unshackle Windows Phone 7 phones from the Marketplace. This has been made incredibly easy. Also, just to annoy those that don't like unicorns: PINK FLUFFY UNICORNS DANCING ON RAINBOWS.
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RE: Sideloading?
by Karitku on Fri 26th Nov 2010 07:48 UTC in reply to "Sideloading?"
Karitku
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2006-01-12

The ability to load non-marketplace apps onto the phone. Thereby letting in home-brew applications, or applications from other sources.

Marketplace apps are digitally signed so you can't use them. Since this "jailbreak" is using official API won't take long for Microsoft to shut it. Better piracy protection is main advantage that WP7 has over Android, if they lose that why bother developing WP7 since it has much smaller user base.

Developers of this "jailbreak" are saying they only want to allow homebrew, noble cause. However reality is that 1% of users will use it for homebrew and 99% for piracy, look Wii or DS for example.

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