1. davidhk129's Avatar
    To Moderators,
    I don't know if I am allowed to post anything about " Jail Break " Surface RT.
    If it is a no-no, please delete my thread.

    If it is ok to discuss the subject matter, I have a question to ask......
    The article I read about "jail break " warns of void of warranty and possible BSOD.
    Has any member done the jail break ? If yes, your opinion please.

    The main reason of this thread is ...... being a diehard Windows user for 10 years, I find it hard to detach myself from Win 7 style Start Menu ( I use Start8 on my Win 8.1 Pro laptop ), and in order to reunite with Start Menu, I would have to "jail break" my Surface RT and then install Classic Start Menu. I am not sure if it is ok for me to do it.
    01-02-2015 10:33 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Discussion of jailbreaking is OK.
    Discussion of piracy and how-to's is not.

    First, XDA-Developers would be your first stop in any advanced jailbreak and other stuff as that's where most of the fancy htings happen.
    Jailbreaking CAN void the warranty, and if the wrong thing is messed with, CAN result in errors.

    I don't think there's much of a point talking about it since it is only on Windows RT 8.0, as RT 8.1 has not been jailbroken to date.
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    01-02-2015 10:37 AM
  3. brandoncomputer's Avatar
    Is jailbreaking considered a piracy? Would posting the How To here be inappropriate? What about linking folks to packages for their jailbroke device (open source recompiles?)

    Edit
    Just realized this thread is over a year old. Jailbreaking and piracy how-to's are not the same thing.
    http: //forums.macrumors.com/threads/jailbreaking-software-piracy.1188392/
    I feel that jailbreaking should be an open topic here.

    Manufacturer hardware warrenties are already void on all RT devices, although the device software is supported (non-jailbroken).
    Software support (which is void if you jailbreak) is ongoing until Jan 9th, 2018.

    Windows RT 8.1 can be jailbroke at this time.
    Last edited by brandoncomputer; 01-16-2016 at 02:31 PM.
    01-16-2016 01:51 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Is jailbreaking considered a piracy? Would posting the How To here be inappropriate? What about linking folks to packages for their jailbroke device (open source recompiles?)
    Jailbreaking and piracy are separate things.
    Feel free to talk about jailbreaking anything, we just draw the line at application piracy whether encouraging it or showing how.

    As for things recompiled for the ARM architecture, I'm sure it'll be fine for the most part.
    It's probably hard to pirate something thats already free.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-16-2016 02:25 PM
  5. brandoncomputer's Avatar
    Didn't notice your reply until I had edited the above ;)
    Looks like we are on the same page, thanks!
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-16-2016 02:38 PM
  6. brandoncomputer's Avatar
    To answer the op (year old thread, but still)
    Jailbreak
    http: //forum.xda-developers.com/windows-8-rt/rt-development/windows-8-1-rt-jailbreak-exploit-t3226835
    You will have to use the signtool from those instructions to sign classic start menu which is in the list here http: //forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2092348
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-16-2016 02:53 PM

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