Windows Phone Hack : You can now install custom ROM by rooting your Windows Phone device
Windows Phone users often envied when their friends show them a rooted Android smartphone or a jailbroken iPhone because Windows Phones lacked the capacity to root the device and customise how their smartphone looks like. Happily for them, they can now root their Windows Phone devices with the first Windows Phone root called Windows Phone Internals.
Windows Phone Internals allows Lumia owners to unlock their bootloaders, gain root access and even flash custom ROMs. Considering that Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 10 mobile are the most closed of all mobile operating systems, this is quite an achievement. However, Windows Phone users may have to wait until the WP developer community develops good quality ROMs like the Android community does.
The creator of the rooting tool, Windows Phone Internals, Healthcliff74 has opened full fledged website to help the Windows Phone users get familiar with his rooting tool. He says, “I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Windows Phone Internals 1.0. This tool allows you to unlock the bootloader of selected Lumia Windows Phone models. After unlocking the bootloader, you can enable Root Access on the phone or create and flash Custom ROM’s. I created a short introduction video to show the features of the tool.”
Heathcliff74 further explains, “root Access allows you to load your own homebrew software onto the phone with high privileges. Apps can escape from their sandboxes. The tool can also create backup-images of the phone and access the file-system in Mass Storage mode. The tool supports most versions of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. For a complete list of supported phones and Operating Systems have a look at the Getting Started section of the tool”.
An advanced video of Windows Internal Tools is given below :
You can download it here and try it on your Windows Phone. However, do remember that the concept of rooting a Windows Phone is new and the process may brick your smartphone a point of no return. Needless to say it will also void the company warranty. Further, lack of custom ROMs for Windows Phones will definitely hurt the popularity of this tool however you can perform basic customisation of your Windows Phone with it.
Maybe in a few months time Apps like SuperSU will be user for Windows Phone as well.