Windows Phone 7 Security Means Hacked HTC HD2 Is Neutered

We've previously talked about a hack that would put WP7 onto an existing HTC HD2, but unfortunately there's a major roadblock to getting it working properly: Microsoft's PVK security. The people putting together the hack have the OS all up and loaded onto the older handset, and it works fine — with one big exception: nothing cloud based will function. As hacker Cotulla put it … [Read more...]

Microsoft Security Will Block Custom ROMs, Slowdown Hackers By About 5 Minutes


WPCentral has a very good write-up of a major security system on WP7: PVK. PVK are the private keys that Microsoft uses to authenticate the operating system, and are apparently tied to the hardware, and have to be pulled from the motherboard. If they're not there or broken, then certain fundamental aspects of the phone work properly — basically anything that uses the internet: … [Read more...]