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Windows Phone 7 devices use Genuine Software checks to avoid hacking

Modders run risk of bricking phone and XBox Live permabanning.

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Published Mon, Nov 22 2010 7:17 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 1:40 PM CDT
The first big roadblock to Windows Phone 7 modding has been found. According to Conflipper, a former Windows Mobile hacker, Windows Phone 7 devices ship with a "Genuine Software" checker which gives you the screen below if you try to access Xbox Live, Marketplace, Windows Live, or Zune from a device running an OS version that doesn't match up with your hardware key.

Windows Phone 7 devices use Genuine Software checks to avoid hacking | TweakTown.com


This grouchy screen isn't the only drawback to hacking a WP7 device. Mobile users who are found modifying their phones to run pirated games or fiddle with their Xbox Live achievements will get perma-banned from Xbox Live; much like the policy on modded Xbox consoles.


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