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Homebrew: Windows RT Hacked – Jailbreak Tool Released

January 11, 2013 2 Comments

Recently, Windows RT found itself jailbroken as someone found a way to allow the installation and execution of unsigned ARM desktop applications. Microsoft found this not be a security issue and applauded the ones that figured it out.


The scenario outlined is not a security vulnerability and does not pose a threat to Windows RT users. The mechanism described is not something the average user could, or reasonably would, leverage, as it requires local access to a system, local administration rights and a debugger in order to work. In addition, the Windows Store is the only supported method for customers to install applications for Windows RT. There are mechanisms in place to scan for security threats and help ensure apps from the Store are legitimate and can be acquired and used with confidence.

We applaud the ingenuity of the folks who worked this out and the hard work they did to document it. We’ll not guarantee these approaches will be there in future releases.

Now, an enthusiast over at XDA (netham45) has released a Windows RT Jailbreak tool. It uses the same procedure as before but the tool does most of the work.

No telling if Microsoft will patch this up or not but you will be able to revert back any updates Microsoft releases.

You can find the tool here at the XDA


via: TNW


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