I am pretty sure that many hackers are trying to get the full root access (a first step to jailbreak) on Windows Phone 7 device by using different methods, but so far only an Australian Developer, Chris Walshie has gained the success.
No doubt Windows Phone 7 jailbreak will open new doors for users to customize the device according to their own ways. The demandingly important feature for Windows Phone 7 users is “multitasking“.
Microsoft might introduce “multitasking” and other such must-have features in the upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS versions ( WP 7 OS v 1.1? ), but according to my educated guess hackers will be the first to implement it after a successful jailbreak.
Watch the video of full root access/ file system access posted by Chris:
I’ll be posting the code in a couple of days, need to clean it all up. And yes, it’s a managed app running unmanaged code .
You’ve got FULL access, create, delete, browse files etc. Just can’t delete system ROM files, IE coredll.dll (obviously).
PS, yes I know the video quality is average, that’s what you get for recording it on a Desire HD.
Here is another video, showing the root, navigating to an Application that has been installed, back to the root, and into the Windows folder to find the magical coredll.dll.