Quick Note: Surface RT Jailbroken
January 7, 2013 9:42 AM
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The jailbreak doesn't allow x86 desktop apps to run on the Surface RT, though
Surface RT tablet
was recently jailbroken to run ARM-based desktop apps by a security researcher.
The security researcher, who goes by clrokr, used a particular technique (detailed
) to exploit a setting that restricts the ARM-based desktop apps. While this jailbreak will likely lead to some homemade ARM desktop apps, the exploit needs to be completed each time the tablet is restarted.
Also, the jailbreak doesn't allow x86 desktop apps to run on the Surface RT, as they need to be compiled to ARM in order to work properly.
Surface RT sales have not been impressive since the device's release. Boston-based brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton told
lack of distribution was killing sales and demand for the Surface RT
. Detwiler Fenton even estimated that Microsoft will only sell 500,000 to 600,000 Surface RTs in the December 2012 quarter. This was a strong hit to previous estimates of 1 million to 2 million.
However, now that more apps can be used on the jailbroken Surface with Windows RT, more customers may come along.
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RE: More apps?
1/7/2013 12:34:39 PM
And it would probably be quicker to rebuild them as proper Windows Store apps anyway. Plus you could also monetize them.
RE: More apps?
1/7/2013 12:49:21 PM
They ought to allow writing desktop apps for arm, but using the new storage and permissions format. Some apps work better in the desktop format with the taskbar, etc, but we don't want stuff going all over the filesystem using random installers and doing who knows what.
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