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Windows Phone Internals 2.3 finally released, now you can root any Lumia phone

A little while ago we reported that Windows Phone hacker René would be releasing an updated version of the Windows Phone Internals tool. Today the moment has finally arrived, and Windows Phone Internals 2.3 is now out, allowing technical Windows Phone users to root any Lumia phone (via Windows Central.)

As we noted before, this is the first update to the tool in a very long time. This version has all the tools necessary to unlock the bootloader and bypass the SecureBoot on modern Lumia Windows phones. Once this is done, the user can install custom ROMs, use Lumia devices in Mass Storage Mode, and have Root Access on the device.

For developers, this means they can unlock the hardware of Lumia devices to 100%, and install otherwise unsupported operating systems (ie: Windows Insider releases), or features which would have normally been locked by carriers. It’s a great tool, really, especially because Microsoft finally admitted that Windows 10 Mobile is dead and in maintenance mode.

You can download the tool by clicking here. Also feel free to watch he video above for more on the features of this latest release.

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Are you excited to try out Windows Phone Internals 2.3?