Questions about rooting a phone which gives you access to lower level system functions that you would otherwise not be able to access. Two examples are the filesystem and registry.

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Can Windows Phone 8 devices be rooted?

Android can be rooted and even WP7 can be rooted. But is it possible to root devices running WP8?
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Cracking a Windows Phone

Like rooting in android devices and jail breaking in i OS devices.Is there anything similar to these in windows phones.If so how to do it and what is it called?
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Do user need to unlock the phone in order to install xap files?

From this article - http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/chevronwp7-unlocks-windows-phone-7-handsets-easily/, I notice that user will need to use unlocker such as chevronwp7 to unlock their windows ...
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Can I access the “Application Data” folder if my phone is not Jailbroken?

I've seen that you can recover your deleted SMS from your phone with this tool. However my phone is not Jailbreaken, so I can't use the app, but I was wondering if it's still possible to browse the ...
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Is it possible to Root Lumia 900?

Is there a root for the lumia 900 yet? Or is anybody working on one? I would like the ability to add flash and the added functionality rooting gives.
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Registry Editor on Lumia 800?

Is there any possibility to edit the registry on a Nokia Lumia 800? I know there are options to get one on HTC devices but it seems there is no for Nokia phones.
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Is there a way to get terminal access on a WP7 device?

Does the WP7 support terminal access where I can actually run commands on the phone from my computer? Similar to the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) which allows you to connect to the device and open a ...
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What are the options for developer-unlocking a WP7 device?

Short of signing up for the developer program and paying $19, what are my options for unlocking my phone to allow loading arbitrary applications? The ChevronWP7 program shut down earlier this month, ...
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What is the difference between rooting, unlocking, and custom ROMs?

In this answer it was mentioned that the process of rooting is different from unlocking or using custom ROMs. What are the differences between these processes (and any other potentially related ...
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Is it possible to “root” a Windows Phone device? What are the benefits?

Android devices can be "rooted", allowing unrestricted access to the file system, tethering, extra hardware control, and more. The Windows Phone operating system is not a Linux-based operating ...