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 system, but does the same idea still apply? If so, what WP-specific things can be done once the device is "rooted"?


Yes, with WP7RootTools.

It gives you:

  • registry-editor (with access to low level previously restricted parts of the registry)
  • file-explorer with basic file-operations
  • certificate-installer with write-access to the certificate-stores
  • policy-editor

Note that Rooting is different then unlocking and custom ROMs.

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    As of December 2014, these tools only work for WP7.x not for WP8.x Jan 3 '15 at 22:22
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    Yes, that link is Windows Phone 7 specific. Jan 4 '15 at 20:02

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