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    Is there a way to root Samsung Ativ S and install Android? The specs are similar to Galaxy S.
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    No.
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    No and why would you want to install a crappy OS on a nice phone.
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    It's not a crappy os and I love hacking, rooting Phones and try everything. Thats why.
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    Should just stick with a Android phone in that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_lysgaard View Post
    Is there a way to root Samsung Ativ S and install Android? The specs are similar to Galaxy S.
    Why on earth would you be asking this audience a question like that?

    Not so much as its a WP forum but 99.9% of us are not developers/hacks/or the like. How the **** should/would we know the answer?
    Support your third-party developers. There just about all we have...
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    Seems a bit pointless, why not go out and get a Galaxy instead?
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    Get a Galaxy S3 which is literally same as Ativ S except you get 2 GB RAM

    EDIT : ofc runs on Android
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    He had a point you come to a strange place to ask that question. The answer is no. And I don't believe it will be possible.
    I hope it will never be the case for windows phone to be rooted. This just invites piracy and nothing more. All my friends with iphone have it jailbreak just so they could pirate apps. No one I know with android has ever bought an app just because it's so damn easy to pirate one. This is the last thing any platform needs.

    In my opinion the ability to root such a personal device(smartphone) only invites security risks. While many smartphone hackers are genius in their own right I don't believe they have the expertise to thinker with an os. And people installing custom roms only invite trouble in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChMar View Post
    He had a point you come to a strange place to ask that question. The answer is no. And I don't believe it will be possible.
    I hope it will never be the case for windows phone to be rooted. This just invites piracy and nothing more. All my friends with iphone have it jailbreak just so they could pirate apps. No one I know with android has ever bought an app just because it's so damn easy to pirate one. This is the last thing any platform needs.

    In my opinion the ability to root such a personal device(smartphone) only invites security risks. While many smartphone hackers are genius in their own right I don't believe they have the expertise to thinker with an os. And people installing custom roms only invite trouble in the end
    This is a good answer, but if I could not ask about this here there was no place to ask :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_lysgaard View Post
    This is a good answer, but if I could not ask about this here there was no place to ask :)
    xda should have been your first stop for asking such a question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChMar View Post
    He had a point you come to a strange place to ask that question. The answer is no. And I don't believe it will be possible.
    I hope it will never be the case for windows phone to be rooted. This just invites piracy and nothing more. All my friends with iphone have it jailbreak just so they could pirate apps. No one I know with android has ever bought an app just because it's so damn easy to pirate one. This is the last thing any platform needs.

    In my opinion the ability to root such a personal device(smartphone) only invites security risks. While many smartphone hackers are genius in their own right I don't believe they have the expertise to thinker with an os. And people installing custom roms only invite trouble in the end
    I agree with your statement, but not all people who install custom ROMs or root their devices do it for the sole purpose of pirating a few applications or games. Rooting and custom ROMs help to open up the actual capabilities of your device, as well as provide features that said device couldn't have had. Sure, any rooting of your device opens up security risks and important system partitions that can alter your phone's performance, but that's why only the more knowledgeable smartphone crowd are aware of these aftermarket modifications.

    In this case, WP is basically free from the pirating of apps, since most applications for WP (.XAP's) are already encrypted and will not run without the necessary security permissions the official marketplace provides when downloading an application there.

    In short, software modifications CAN lead to application piracy, but it's not always directly affiliated with such an act.
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    I have been with the xda "development" since htc diamond. But it tought is should ask in these forums and I will stop asking question about this in these forums.

    Rooting and hacking over at the xda is not about breaking any piracy rules. Is only about making your phones better. Either it is longer lasting battery, quicker phones, getting rid of bugs the os manufacture's don't care about and of course the variety to choose what runs on your phone. Making the OS smaller, delete languages you will never use. Delete apps you will never use. Get a rock solid device with the os of your preferences with the side load, background tasks and programs you want.
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    Someone should write an Android emulator for Windows Phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_lysgaard View Post
    Is there a way to root Samsung Ativ S and install Android? The specs are similar to Galaxy S.
    Buy a Galaxy S3, it's almost the same thing.The only difference is the OS, the buttons and a barely noticeable difference in the size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNNNNNGHHH View Post
    I agree with your statement, but not all people who install custom ROMs or root their devices do it for the sole purpose of pirating a few applications or games. Rooting and custom ROMs help to open up the actual capabilities of your device, as well as provide features that said device couldn't have had. Sure, any rooting of your device opens up security risks and important system partitions that can alter your phone's performance, but that's why only the more knowledgeable smartphone crowd are aware of these aftermarket modifications.

    In this case, WP is basically free from the pirating of apps, since most applications for WP (.XAP's) are already encrypted and will not run without the necessary security permissions the official marketplace provides when downloading an application there.

    In short, software modifications CAN lead to application piracy, but it's not always directly affiliated with such an act.
    Custom ROM-ing is never affiliated with pirating. No one ever will say such a thing. But that what the result it. XAPs are encrypted but as soon as you can root the device and get the certificate the encryption becomes useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_lysgaard View Post
    I have been with the xda "development" since htc diamond. But it tought is should ask in these forums and I will stop asking question about this in these forums.
    It's not that you did something wrong but you choose a wrong audience for your question in terms of knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRodriguezNY View Post
    Buy a Galaxy S3, it's almost the same thing.The only difference is the OS, the buttons and a barely noticeable difference in the size.
    Allready have S3. I like Android but I would prefer a wp8 version with more customization. I bought my ativ s in hope of being finished with tweaking own roms and use hours on my phone making it perfect, only to find things that should be standard in every phone is missing (for now that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChMar View Post
    It's not that you did something wrong but you choose a wrong audience for your question in terms of knowledge.
    I know that now but that was not the problem by the first answers. My problem came when let's say I visited a city I have never visited before, and someone ask me for directions. Instead of telling them in a normal way that I do not know, and I have never been here before, I tell them to **** off "between the lines that is"
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