- 08-14-2013, 12:01 AM #1
There has been a large amount of work going on in the past 3 months that concerns hacking various WP8 devices.
It all starts with Hidden Apps via dial strings for WP8. This page contains any and almost all WP8 Dial Codes that span a large number of devices. That was my stab at WP8 Hacking, and its still growing.
The second is FFUMount Tool. It takes the ffu file (it's a file that contains everything for your phone for flashing/resetting) and shows you whats all inside of it. This has been around awhile longer, but its starting to become more useful as GDR2 ROMs are coming out and some aren't getting them.
The third is [XAP][Source] WP8 File Access Webserver v0.3.3. It allows a browser to remotely access files stored on your phone via WiFi. It shows the IsolatedStorage of the app and files inside the Windows folder on your WP8 device. It uses a non-conventional port, 9999 but still works. At the moment, it doesn't allow saving files to it yet.
The fourth is a library that is only useful for developers. [LIBRARY][SOURCE] WP8 Native Access project
The purpose of this project is to provide general-purpose libraries, usable from C++ or .NET, which enable access to the underlying functions of the OS. In some cases, this will mean simple wrappers around native APIs; in other cases, these will be more advanced operations which simplify using the low-level APIs.
The sixth and final tool is [XAP][SOURCE] Native Toast Notification Launcher. This will launch ANY app through a toast popup. This is mostly used for launching hidden installed apps left over by the phone manufacturers for diagnostic or similar purposes. It's also partially covered in the first link as well.
The Huawei Ascend W1 has been flashed with a "custom" rom by editing "hives?". As a note, I'm kinda behind on info about the W1. I don't know if anyone has gone public with any other full unlocks, so I can't vouch for that.
I'd though I'd help this community out by doing some crossposting, letting people know WP8 isn't as locked down as everyone thinks it is.
Does anyone here like this type of work? Or think this is newsworthy?
Last edited by Trevor Halsey; 08-20-2013 at 10:06 AM.
- 08-14-2013, 12:18 AM #4
Also the Windows Phone App Studio makes it easy to make an idea on pen and paper and transfer it to an app. It isn't quite that easy, but my Lumia Apps thing in my signature is pretty barebones. I'm currently working on a revamp, so it could take however long it takes to find everything for all the oems. I'm even thinking about integrating WP7 OEM stuff too, but I don't know if it can even be deployed to one.
Last edited by Trevor Halsey; 08-20-2013 at 12:21 PM.
- 08-14-2013, 05:52 AM #5
what's even more interesting is the Ativ S engineering unit that someone on XDA has, and is willing to sell it to ultrashot (or not atm?!) who is responsible for most of WP7 hacking. If he gets that device, chances will be a lot better than now :)
- 08-14-2013, 08:48 AM #7
Last edited by Trevor Halsey; 08-20-2013 at 12:22 PM.
- 08-14-2013, 03:15 PM #9
Anyways, here are two apps in the Marketplace that kinda work.
The first is Shrink Storage
This app creates a file that grows until you phone is full. Then you need to reboot your phone and relaunch it. The instructions are on the app as well.
The second is Storage Cleaner
I haven't tried this one but, I've heard that it works better than the first.
08-14-2013, 07:46 PM #10
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I have been following this on XDA as well. I miss the Good'ol'days of windows mobile when you could do anything you wanted, but that is android now, and with the influx of malware on android I would rather WP8 and W8 RT hacking be restricted to people who can read and stays relatively complicated to keep the platform safe.
I am in transition learning server support and languages and coding vs help desk support so I am going to follow your lead and dive into Power Tools and the SDKs for some fun stuff to do on the side. Thanks for the heads up trevor!
- 08-14-2013, 08:35 PM #11
- 08-20-2013, 10:04 AM #12
Well, apparently there's a new OEM Switcher that just popped up. It needs Fiddler, the .NET4 edition.
[EXE] Store OEM Changer 1.6
Also the registry thing does work on all WP8 devices, its now just called WP8 Registry Tools.
08-20-2013, 10:43 AM #14
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Nice to see you here thals. I made a thread on XDA when I was digging into the UIX/Iris framework, but I hit a road block.
The activity on XDA has been very high lately. I'm really hoping UltraShot, GD2D, and Snickler end up with a breakthrough.
- 08-20-2013, 12:12 PM #17
The only thing is that we don't have hardware developers that could even attempt to find a method to turn off Secure Boot and BitLocker on these things.
08-20-2013, 01:03 PM #19
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- 08-22-2013, 01:05 PM #20
More good news! The fileserver and the Registry viewer have been combined! Its still using the webserver, but more progress nonetheless!
Also for the use of the Native Toast Notification Launcher, there's an App GUID List!! for some of the apps that aren't in the app menu or hidden from the dialer.
- 08-25-2013, 11:32 AM #24
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- 08-25-2013, 12:53 PM #25
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