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Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly closes ‘Fiddler loophole’ for installed OEM exclusive apps

Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly closes ‘Fiddler loophole’ for installed OEM exclusive apps

This is one of those Windows Phone 8.1 changes that will only affect like 0.1% of you, though it’s still interesting if you’re into security and what may be best described as piracy. Last summer, we ran a controversial story about how to install OEM exclusive apps to your Windows Phone. Those apps are always ‘free’ though they are in theory subsidized by your purchase of that OEM’s...

Daniel Rubino 92
Mercenary hackers, HackingTeam, claim full control over Windows Phone on behalf of governments

Mercenary hackers, HackingTeam, claim full control over Windows Phone on behalf of governments

When it comes to mobile platforms, Windows Phone 8 is reportedly very secure. Just look at the jailbreak scene on Windows Phone compared to Android and iOS. Sure, the lower number of handsets could be a valid reason why hackers haven’t exactly targeted the platform, but you think by know we’d be seeing more on the rooting/jailbreak front by now. Publicly the platform is more or less...

Sam Sabri 114
Nokia Lumia 920 reportedly gets jailbroken, but there are more questions than answers

Nokia Lumia 920 reportedly gets jailbroken, but there are more questions than answers

File this under wishful thinking, but the venerable Lumia 920 has allegedly been jailbroken. That’s the claim from hacker poandsou and Silen Tech, who have posted a video supposedly demonstrating a Lumia 920 with the jailbreak enabled. For owners of the Lumia 920, or potentially any other Windows Phone 8 device, jailbreaking could bring a new avenue of development and customization,...

Daniel Rubino 182
DIY hack enables you to wirelessly charge your Nokia Lumia 925 without optional shells

DIY hack enables you to wirelessly charge your Nokia Lumia 925 without optional shells

It can be a pain if you find yourself being allergic to mobile phone cases when you pick up the Lumia 925 and realise you can't wireless charge it without one attached. Nokia opted to not include wireless charging as a complete packing inside the shell of the main device, much like what's available on the Lumia 920, instead going with a 50/50 setup and firing out accessories that enable...

Rich Edmonds 104
How apropos as the Video-out hack for Windows Phone 7 finally gets a video demo

How apropos as the Video-out hack for Windows Phone 7 finally gets a video demo

We reported a few days ago that some developers at XDA Forums have managed to get those pesky video-out drivers working on their Windows Phone 7 devices. The drivers, often used by Microsoft during press and developer events for demonstration purposes, have never been released publicly and that won’t change for WP7 anytime soon. Users though who are brave enough to flash a custom ROM...

Daniel Rubino 10