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Open ZDK Zune HD native executable working on HTC 7 Pro

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11th April 2012, 09:38 AM   |  #1  
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While browsing for apps I came through a site called www.zuneboards.com and it had a program called Liberate for Zune HD. I downloaded the v1.6.2 zip and extracted it and copied to my HTC 7 Pro and tried to run the native executables. Most of them did not work but there was one named reboot.exe and when I tried to open it from the FileBrowser it actually asked if I wanted to reboot my phone and when I tapped on yes it did reboot.

There was another executable cabinstall.exe and when it was executed gave a message to double tap on the cab file which might mean that it we can open a cab file but need to set the correct registry path for the cabinstall.exe to be called when opening a cab file which I am not able to do.
Any help will be appreciated.


I am not sure what it means but is it now possible to make native executables run on windows phone 7? I am able to open Opera Mobile by ultrashot by directly running the executable instead of the opera launcher as well.


I have added the zip file which has the executables.
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File Type: zip Liberate v1.6.2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (336.5 KB, 58 views)
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12th April 2012, 08:46 AM   |  #2  
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Are you on a custom ROM or a stock ROM? Native executables have been possible on custom ROMs for a long time, but if this works on a stock ROM... time to investigate.

EDIT: Your link is going to a 404 error page, not a ZIP file. Re-upload maybe?
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12th April 2012, 12:49 PM   |  #3  
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Are you on a custom ROM or a stock ROM? Native executables have been possible on custom ROMs for a long time, but if this works on a stock ROM... time to investigate.

EDIT: Your link is going to a 404 error page, not a ZIP file. Re-upload maybe?

I have updated the attachment. Should work now.

I am on a custom rom so I am not sure if it will work on a stock rom or not.
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It uses executables built for WinCE 6.0. This is also a valid way to build native code on WP7 (WP7 uses a CE kernel version somewhere between 6.0 and 7.0) so it's no surprise that at least some of the apps will work.

Is there source code available for this hack? It would be interesting to see what they did. It's probably ZHD-specific (for the general unlock) but it *might* be useful for WP7 hacking too...
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Is there source code available for this hack? It would be interesting to see what they did. It's probably ZHD-specific (for the general unlock) but it *might* be useful for WP7 hacking too...

Source code is in the attachment.
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404 error page again (WTF? Never seen that on anybody else's attachments!)
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404 error page again (WTF? Never seen that on anybody else's attachments!)

@GoodDayToDie I am not sure why the attachments are giving the 404 error.
Here is the link to mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/?4g82q2eoww16kgr
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16th April 2012, 07:48 PM   |  #8  
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Did you find anything interesting or useful in the source?
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Not yet, but it was a busy weekend. I'm looking through a number of things at the same time and haven't dug into that one yet.

However, it's worth noting that the Zune HD uses a very different security model from WP7. I didn't do any ZHD dev or hacking, so I'm not entirely familiar with how its app model works.

Thanks for the source though! I'll dig into it further and let you know if I find anything. I may have to create an account on that other forum too; it looks like they're doing some WP7 hacking as well.
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I tried sources in VS 2008. New project must be created from old source codes and main entry point must be added to properties/link/commandline option, or changed to wmain. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7#post33649737 , download zip.
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