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Microsoft responds to ChevronWP7 unlocking software

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2010 14:48 User comments (2)

Microsoft responds to ChevronWP7 unlocking software Microsoft has posted an official response to the emergence of ChevronWP7, the unlocking software used to "jailbreak" Windows Phone 7 devices.
ChevronWP7 gives WP7 owners a chance to install homebrew and unsigned applications on their smartphones.

Until this week, you had to have a Marketplace developer account, which costs $99 per year to side load apps.

Microsoft has said today that using Chevron may brick your device, so would-be hackers should take note (via WinR):

"We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable."


It is unclear whether Microsoft will disable "Windows Phone 7 services" like XBL for users with unlocked phones.

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127.11.2010 15:42

Quote:
"We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable."
Translation: Don't hack your phone, or we at Microshaft will turn it into a paperweight. Have a nice day.

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228.11.2010 16:40

Originally posted by DXR88:
Quote:
"We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable."
Translation: Don't hack your phone, or we at Microshaft will turn it into a paperweight. Have a nice day.
Am sure many will be up for the challenge(like myself) :P
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Nov 2010 @ 16:48

Forza Juve!!

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