Huawei Ascend W1 is the first WP8 bootloader unlocked handset, brings Static IP in first custom ROM

WPWorld.pl reports the that the Huawei Ascend W1 has become the first Windows Phone 8 handset to be bootloader unlocked, allowing hackers to load custom ROMs with unique features.

Apparently one of the first Custom ROMs for the handset features the ability to use a Static IP, which is useful for some users, and the ability to load maps on the memory card, a feature that is already supported by Nokia’s mapping apps.

Of course with an unlocked boatloader the sky it literally the limit, and given that Windows Phone 8 shares the same codebase as Windows RT I think Huawei Ascend W1 users can expect a rather crazy hacking scene in short order.



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