Homebrew: Running native code on stock Windows Phones now possible

imageWindows Phones with Custom ROMs have been able to run native code executables like Opera Mobile (right) for ages now, but Heathcliff74 from WP7 Root Tools fame has now managed to crack the puzzle of providing this feature on stock, unmodified Windows Phone 7 handsets.

The task is achieved by loading custom certificates into the Windows Phone 7 certificate store, but the process still remains convoluted, so the method has not been released yet.

When it is Heathcliff74 promises to integrate it in his WP7 Root Tools unlock app, which should make it easily available for all.

Given that Windows Phone 7 development will come to halt soon, and tens of millions of Windows Phone 7 users will still be left with no further updates, maybe most if us will soon be looking to the homebrew arena to add features such as Bluetooth file transfer to our phones, making this development pretty important.

Via XDA-Developers.com



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