The hack that allows Windows RT users to run unsigned code is still alive and kicking
Software developers have managed to create a fully-working jailbreak tool for Windows RT approximately one month ago, so the list of apps specifically ported to be used on unlocked devices is getting bigger.Microsoft initially applauded the researchers behind the hack, but then hinted that it may block the jailbreak at some point.
Well, the jailbreak tool is still available and the number of apps that can be used on a jailbroken Windows RT tablet is quite impressive, including popular entries such as Superputty, Synergy, Rainmeter, VirtuaWin and Quake.
What’s more, the software developers currently involved in this project have also suggested that more famous apps may be ported to Windows RT, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Thunderbird, OpenVPN and a few other solutions are also likely to make their way to Microsoft’s tablet operating system.
As for a potential update that could block the jailbreak, Microsoft is yet to provide more information and as far as the company is concerned, the Surface Pro is currently the top priority for the Redmond-based technology giant.
The Surface Pro was officially unveiled on Saturday and according to Microsoft’s first statement, the device is already enjoying a terrific success.
All Microsoft stores ran out of tablets only a few hours after launch, with Microsoft still working with partners to make sure that enough units are available across the United States.
The Surface RT, on the other hand, will go on sale in additional markets on February 14, as the software giant still struggles to boost sales.
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will all get the Surface RT in just a few days, as Microsoft has already started local advertising campaigns to promote the tablet ahead of its public launch.