For those with developer unlocked devices, you may be interested in Heathcliff74's new tool found at XDA. Called 'WP7 Root Tools' the app is a very early release of what promises to be quite the full-featured registry editor, file explorer and tweaker app. More importantly, with this first release he's given us root (or at least near root) access on Samsung devices, something that has proven difficult so far in the homebrew scene.
Before forewarned though: if you're not a developer or know your way around registries, don't tinker--this can seriously screw up your phone as it accesses some pretty deep level stuff. Having said that, devs can now go deeper in writing apps for the phones, getting access to areas of the device not yet achieved.
Source: XDA; Thanks, Tobias, for the heads up
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Why do they insist on using the word root? I thought root was used for Android because it's based on Linux, where root was the admin user. For iOS, based on Mac OSX, based on Linux, root would make sense too.For Windows Phone 7, it should clearly be the equivalent to what root is on Windows, the Administrator. Administrative Tools sounds much nicer than root tool.
Because WP7 Root Tools just sounds better :-P
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