Windows RT jailbreak Tool

Known only by his handle ‘netham45’ this programmer released a batch file on the XDA Developers website which he claims can automate the process. The process begins by first exploiting and then modifying a specific area of the Windows RT kernel and then to allow the user to set the minimum signing level so that he can run ARM based applications.

Microsoft saved its blushes by saying initially that they “applaud the ingenuity” that figured out the jailbreak but also pointed out the fact that the procedure had to be repeated each time a Windows RT system would start up. This is due to the fact that the UEFI Secure Boot process of the operating system does not allow the minimum signing level of the applications from being altered on a permanent basis.

Microsoft also acknowledged to its users that in spite of the clever jailbreak this did not compromise the security of the data or the environment of the Windows RT. We think irrespective of what Microsoft is saying a team at their R&D labs is toiling away right as you read this, trying to fill in the exploit on the Windows RT.

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