Windows Phone 7 Rooted At Last

Great news for those that don’t like to be chained, bound and gagged by their cell phone provider (looking at you, Verizon), the people over at the amazing XDA Developers and crew have finally gotten root on a Windows Phone 7. Some more work is to be done, especially getting an application into the Microsoft Market to get on the phone to access the rooted device.

The breakthrough, while essentially providing root access, stops short of a neat, bundled jailbreak. Sideloading an application on a common, non-developer device is the next step, but could prove challenged because an app of that nature would have a lot of trouble making through Microsoft’s market certification.