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Topic # 99531 21-Mar-2012 08:43
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http://windowsphonehacker.com/articles/beta_release_lock_widgets_for_windows_phone-03-20-12

  • Your device must be rooted. More specifically, the application needs root privileges. More info on that later. (That's good)
  • The "debug" widget adds the last updated info to the bottom of the screen. This is useful stuff for testing.
  • The widgets update every 30 minutes. This is due to background task restrictions.

Developer has requested we link to that page instead of direct download links. I have it on my phone now, Christchurch weather works and Bing Wallpaper is cool for the lockscreen, means it changes every day!

EDIT: This requires an unlocked phone, you can get this by having a Developer Account (free for students through Dreamspark), Chevron unlock or a Custom ROM (like the DFT ROMs). You also need ROOT privileges (custom ROMs automatically have this) and the developer will explain this at a later date




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  Reply # 598039 21-Mar-2012 08:47
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CruciasNZ: Your device must be rooted. More specifically, the application needs root privileges. More info on that later. (That's good)


Rooted - in more "local" Windows Phone terms would be "unlocked" (more specifically the ability to sideload apps) - are you using ChevronWP7 or his own tool?
 






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  Reply # 598046 21-Mar-2012 08:55
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I am developer unlocked though I read another article saying it required interop unlock. Does it work for you?





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  Reply # 598049 21-Mar-2012 08:56
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Apologies for double can't seem to edit from mobile site. I also have a custom rom granting me interop unlock as well




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  Reply # 598073 21-Mar-2012 09:36
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freitasm:
CruciasNZ: Your device must be rooted. More specifically, the application needs root privileges. More info on that later. (That's good)


Rooted - in more "local" Windows Phone terms would be "unlocked" (more specifically the ability to sideload apps) - are you using ChevronWP7 or his own tool?
 


In the comments on that article, he claims "you only need to have root privileges, you don't need a full unlock".  Frankly I can't work out what the heck he's on about - this isn't Linux! 

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