08 December 2018
Even though Microsoft is already given up on Windows Phone, there is still a community of independent developers which keeps working towards making sure that these devices can be alive and supported for as long as possible. And now, there is a big news coming related to that very same community as Windows Phone Internals tool has now been made open source.
The announcement about this change of plan was made by Rene Lergner, developer of Windows Phone Internals. He said that decision was taken as he does not have enough time to actively take part in developments related to the tool. The source code has already been uploaded on Github so that any other good developer pick it up and continue the work.
Here is what Lergner said,
"I uploaded all the source-code of Windows Phone Internals to Github. I also created some tooling which helped me developing Windows Phone Internals. I will upload this to Github too somewhere soon. I will still do some development, but don't have much time for it lately. So I hope other developers and hackers can contribute too. If Microsoft will ever release a Surface phone, I will have a new challenge and work on that."
It means even though he will try to do development for the tool as and when he can take out some time, the regular support for the tool is now essentially over. The only way it can change is if some other developer takes over and starts working on it. Talking about his future plans related to Microsoft devices development, he said he would be back in the game once Microsoft releases the much-rumored Surface Phone.
For the uninitiated ones, Windows Phone Internals is an unofficial tool aimed at helping users unlock their Windows Phone's bootloaders, gain root access, and eventually, flash custom ROMs. It basically makes it easier to bypass security measures set by Microsoft and makes the whole process a lot more convenient.