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The hackers on XDA-Developers never rest, and their latest exploit may have found a wide open hole in Windows Phone 8.1. XDA hacker DJAmol has found that simply by replacing the contents of a trusted OEM app that has been moved to the SD card the app will inherit the privileges of the original app. In this example, by moving…

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One of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Live Lock screens, which allows 3rd party developers to create their own interactive lock screens which overlay the actual Windows phone lock screen. Microsoft is however currently limited access to the new APIs to only a few developers, and we do not yet know if they will be opening it…

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LordMaxey on XDA-Developers has managed to Interop unlock the Nokia Lumia 520 using the JTAG approach. This hardware-based hack uses a Advanced Turbo Flasher box and clips which connects directly to the chipset of a disassembled handset to write directly to the flash memory of the handset, and by doing this LordMaxey was able to bypass the security of the…

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Bored geeks can do some rather interesting things, such as XDA-Developer member Moonlits, who, failing to get the leaked WP 8.1 SDK running on his PC, decided to grab the disk image included and try and boot it up on his old netbooks. Surprisingly this went a lot better than  expected, with a functional version of Windows Phone 8.1 appearing…

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Well, that did not take long.  Even before the first Nokia X has shipped the handset has already been rooted by XDA-Developers, and Google suite of applications , including Google Play Store, various Google Apps, and the Google Experience Launcher has been installed on the handset. Given the infinite malleability of Android, I suspect it is pure delusion for Microsoft…

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It seems the Huwei Ascend W1 is not the most secure handset, as hackers on XDA-Developers have manage to load a custom ROM on the device. Apparently the handset can be set to accept an unsigned ROM,  allowing the Custom ROM to be flashed as any other official update. As of yet there is no obvious implications except for a…

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An XDA-Dev Hacker Good Day to Die has managed to finally succeed in Interop Unlocking his Samsung ATIV S. The hack relies on a vulnerability introduced by the Samsung Diagnostics app, meaning it is not yet transferable to other handsets, but of course the XDA-Dev hackers are hard at work trying to extend the crack in the Windows Phone defences.…

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