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For those Windows Phone 7 Mango users out there that feel that Windows Phone 7 just isn’t enough, have you ever though off unlocking or rooting or jailbreaking (what ever its called now). If you have a Samsung Windows Phone, then your in luck. Of course you can unlock other brands but this tutorial is for Samsung phones only. I will post other tutorials on how to unlock other brands later.

The unlock tool that is going to be used in this tutorial is called WindowBreak Me. If you want more details on it goto the Windows Phone Hacker website. You can also watch the Windows Phone Hacker’s tutorial video on this post about WindowBreak Me. Keep in mind: You are preforming this hack to your phone at your risk. Geeky Gremlin nor the blog owner are not responsible for any damage to your phone, yourself, or anything else that occurs related to this hack. I can help you fix your phone if it is a fixable problem. Just email me at: geekygremlin@gmail.com. I check my email daily and regularly go I will message you back as soon as I possibly can. 

So lets get back to the unlock. Follow and read these steps really carefully. If you would like a video of how to unlock your phone, goto WindowsPhoneHacker’s article. I will create a more detailed video tutorial later on in the future. (“WindowBreak Me” was not created by me. It was created by the WindowsPhoneHacker. This unlock was tested and is perfectly secure and safe.)

Lets get started. Note: Its recommended that you restart your phone before the unlock. These instructions are from the WindowsPhoneHacker article

1) Open up your Samsung Windows Phone 7 web browser (internet explorer) and head to this URL:

http://windowsphonehacker.com/windowbreak

2) Click or tap “WindowBreak Me”

3) Tap on “windowbreak” (part of it is obscured, but there should be an arrow pointing at it)

4) A browser window should open up. Just ignore it.

5) Go to the dialer and dial    ##634#

6) A diagnostics keypad should appear. Dial   *#9908#

7) Select “windowbreak” from the dropdown list

8) Press Save and reboot the device to restore your data settings and 3G.

Your Done! That was it! Now you can sideload applications using the Windows Phone Application Deployment Tool on your computer. To get the Windows Phone Application Deployment Tool, you first need to install the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK from the Microsoft website. Once installed, find the Application Deployment Tool (Start Menu > All Programs > Windows Phone SDK 7.1 > Application Deployment), select the target (your phone), and the XAP (the application you want to install), then just click on Deploy.

Thank you for reading my first tutorial and there is more to come.

You probably always thought of or wanted to get free apps on your iOS device. There is a way to do it called jail-breaking but I, myself, don’t recommend it. Also that method is illegal because the app developers are not getting anything in return. You don’t need to wait much longer for a legal way. Its called FreeMyApps (http://www.freemyapps.com/). You might be asking how this works. Well, its basically you download a sponsor app from the FreeMyApps service. The service gives you app credits for a specific app you select you want to download. Then, when you download the sponsored app you can download your selected app for free. Its really simple. Here are some simple steps how to get FreeMyApps on your iOS device:

1)  On your iOS device, open up Safari and goto: http://www.freemyapps.com/

2) Once you are at the FreeMyApps homepage, a message will appear to install a profile to your iOS device. Accept it, its safe and legal and it will not harm your device. For quick access, add the FreeMyApps homepage to your bookmarks on your homescreen.

3) In the top right corner of the screen you will see your virtual credits. With these credits you can download free apps legally. Goto the “Sponsor Apps” tab and download some sponsored apps to get more credits.

4) When you get enough credits to download your wanted app, you just download it. It will redirect you to the Apple App Store but don’t touch anything on your device, its getting the code and getting the game. Please note that at this moment, FreeMyApps only works in the U.S. (U.S. iTunes Store) and not in any other countries.

I hope my tutorial was helpful and I hope you enjoy FreeMyApps and getting apps for free. Please stay tuned to this blog for more tutorials, tips, and tricks.

Note: I nor this blog didn’t make, create, or get paid to advertise FreeMyApps. The owner of this blog came across FreeMyApps and decided to do a tutorial on how to get it.