Nokia Lumia series users were somewhat unlucky as they missed out enjoying the other side of development, homebrew that is. Luckily, few lumia series users were shipped unlocked Qualcomm bootloader which opened a magic box lumia device owners. Deepshining, NextGen, DFT and plethora of other Custom ROMs for Windows Phone are already available to homebrew community users.
XDA developer forum member Vova1609 has published a new fully unlocked custom ROM for Nokia Lumia 710 users who have Qualcomm bootloader. Since this is a fully unlocked custom ROM, user can enjoy homebrew app which need more than interop unlock capability. The app also comes with some useful pre-installed applications. It won’t take too long before we see more such custom ROMs for Lumia series users in the market. It comes with ROM based on Tango OS which was leaked earlier.
Metro^7 custom ROM
- Based on Tango ROM
- Full unlock
- App installation via Internet Explorer
- Bazaar is already preinstalled
- Bluetooth file transfer suite by DFT
- Exclusive ‘Metro ROCK’ wallpapers
- Tethering support
- Excluded Nokia Music apps
- Google and Yandex search engine support
So now Lumia 710 users can enjoy fully unlocked custom ROM on their device. This will make developers life much easier especially after the sad demise of chevronWP7 lab. Soon users will loose their developer unlock after chevronWP7 expires. In such case flashing device with custom ROM is the last hope for users (we haven’t forgotten Root Tools, though). We will try to cover more news from homebrew community to see how things shape up for Nokia lumia users.
Follow the progress of Metro^7 custom ROM for Lumia 710 on XDA forum (along with download link).