With all the new changes WP7S is bringing, many of them unwanted, we may need to do something to rectify the situation. On the iPhone this is called Jailbreaking, and it is quickly becoming the future for our OS.
There are not just one reason for Jailbreaking the next line of WP7S phones, but many. The problem arises: how easy will it be Jailbreaking our device, because unlike the iPhone, we have some security.
Reason #1 for Jailbreak: Non-Microsoft Approved apps
In the next version of WP, we will not be allowed to install applications that Microsoft did not approve. That means if XDA members make something that is outrageously awesome, we will not be able to install it to our device without it going through Microsoft for their approval.
That new features is the worst, and makes no sense for MS to includeâ€¦ and you know what that means. JAILBREAK!
Reason #2 for Jailbreak: No Multi-Task
Many people (including me) have made fun of the iPhone for this feature, and it seems the table has turned. MS has announced to us that they will not be including Multi Tasking in their next mobile OS. That means you will not have the ability to monitor the accelerometer in the background while reading your e-mail for example.
That means we will need Jailbreaking to bring this back. Microsoft says it will lower performance, but I think itâ€™s for the better.
Reason #3 for Jailbreak: Customizable UI
Customizing UI is one reason I LOVE Windows Mobile, but Microsoft is taking this feature out, and say we do not need it anymore. That statement â€œWe do not need itâ€ is still to be determined, but people like me get bored easily with things that are too simple or do not change, and with this new customizability removed from the OS Windows Phone 7 will be the same throughout, and nothing will separate HTC from Toshiba or any other maker other than hardware that will also be similar. This will also make Windows Mobile less than Android, which has this feature, and it does it very well and slightly easier than Windows Mobile currently does.
This can also be changed with our devices being Jailbroken.
Reason #4 for Jailbreak: File Access
Being able to access our SD card folder is the key to doing many things in Windows Mobile currently, but that will change with WP7. MS is taking this out forâ€¦ well I do not really know why, but without this features, we will have that much less control of our phones.
This is not really a big reason, but I think it is very important to some.
Reason #5 for Jailbreak: Change System apps
Being able to change something you do not like is a great feature of Windows Mobile, but MS does not want that for Windows Phone either. Many might not understand â€œchanging system hooksâ€, but most understand changing the default keyboard, dialler, skin, media player,and so on. That means if you do not like the keyboardâ€¦ tough break, you have no choice in this matter. You do not like the dialler, haha, use your house phone, MS does not care, and they are not a phone carrier.
That feature to me is the most serious, but it is just one of many.
I think when WP7 is released, and these features are not implemented iPhone owners get the right to tease us and make fun of us for a whole day, because these are all things that apple iPhone users can do now and it is sad we will be losing the features. The worst part is, WP7 will have a great security system, so that means we will not easily be able to have a Jailbreak created, which will make life harder for us â€œPower Usersâ€.
It is clear however that if our readers will be using Windows Phone 7, jailbreaking will certainly be in their future.