01-06-2013, 06:26 PM #1
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Microsoft News | Hack allows Windows RT tablets to run unsigned non-Windows Store apps
I posted this here but it applies to any Windows RT tablet.
This proves that there is very little difference between Windows RT and Windows 8 as enabling this hack will allow you to run desktop apps on Windows RT. I guess Microsoft purposely removed this capability from ARM RT tablets to help with battery life etc...
Edit: This is the actual blog post with the instructions: http://surfsec.wordpress.com/2013/01...ity-mechanism/
Excerpt: "Windows RT is a clean port of Windows 8. They are the same thing and MSFT enforces Code Integrity to artificially separate these platforms."
Last edited by MaulerX; 01-06-2013 at 10:23 PM.
01-06-2013, 10:51 PM #5
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i enjoy hacking and seeing whats out there, but would prefer seeing bluestack on RT than any unauthorised reg edit
- 01-06-2013, 10:52 PM #6
The more useful application of such a hack would be a Cydia-esque alternative app store for programs coded for RT/ARM but not allowed in the official store.
- 01-07-2013, 04:09 AM #9
- 01-07-2013, 08:17 AM #11
Got it. I thought dev's submitted to have three different versions of their app in the windows store, x86, x64 and arm. So even with this unlocked, the program would still need to be written for ARM to run. Basically, this will allow us to side load desktop ARM apps? Otherwise we'll need an emulator to run x86 apps?
01-07-2013, 09:07 AM #12
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The one thing I would attempt to use this hack for is to install the driver for my external soundcard (audio 6 NI). I was really excited to use it but then quickly realized it wouldn't work without a quick .exe install of the driver. I don't know if the x86 issue would affect it, probably? But I'm willing to try.
- 01-07-2013, 01:39 PM #14
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