1. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Hello! I'm wondering how I jailbreak a surface rt running 8.1
    02-17-2014 12:14 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    what would be the purpose of doing so ? I mean what will be the benefits of jailbreaking RT tablets
    02-17-2014 12:18 PM
  3. Narse77's Avatar
    You can install apps not in the app store if jailbroken. I had my RT jailbroken with Win 8 and TBH it wasn't really worth it at the time. Very few apps were compiled for ARM and the ones that were didn't run that great. You can keep an eye out here for info on when/if the 8.1 jailbreak will happen. Windows RT Development and Hacking - xda-developers
    02-17-2014 12:25 PM
  4. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I thought you could also run .exe programs under a VM?
    02-17-2014 12:53 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    I thought you could also run .exe programs under a VM?
    Surface RT likely isn't powerful enough to emulate the entire x86 architecture.

    I doubt there is any VM program compiled for ARM anyway, considering the security restrictions in place normally.

    Its probably even less worth it considering low cost x86 Atom tablets are taking off.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    02-17-2014 12:58 PM
  6. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Isn't Audacity compiled for ARM?
    02-19-2014 09:01 PM
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Windows 8/RT is a desktop OS. Regardless if it's ARM or x86, it's meant for PCs. Therefore, it comes jailbroken out of the box. No extensive work needs to be done for the result you want. Maybe a few registry changes.
    03-08-2014 11:26 PM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Windows 8/RT is a desktop OS. Regardless if it's ARM or x86, it's meant for PCs. Therefore, it comes jailbroken out of the box. No extensive work needs to be done for the result you want. Maybe a few registry changes.
    That is not correct. Apps for Windows RT must be digitally signed. The only one signing apps is Microsoft via the Windows App store. The only way to get Windows apps compiled for ARM to run on the RT without being signed is to jailbreak.... which requires much more than "a few registry changes".

    Think. If it all it ever took was to recompile an app for the ARM processor, jailbreaking a Surface RT/2 to run something like Audacity wouldn't have been needed in the first place?
    Dadstar0410 and xandros9 like this.
    03-15-2014 11:07 AM

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