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Developers pull ChevronWP7 Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Dec 2010 16:08 User comments (6)

Developers pull ChevronWP7 Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool ChevronWP7, the unlocking software that gives Windows Phone 7 owners a chance to install homebrew and unsigned applications on their smartphones has been pulled by its developers, after a discussion with Microsoft went well.
The software gives user the ability to side load apps, which would normally cost $99 per year for a Marketplace developer account.

Today, the developers behind the app have said they are "discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately," as per a discussion with Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7.

The conversation went like this:

Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities and to open the Windows Phone 7 platform for broader access to developers and users.

To pursue these goals with Microsoft’s support, Brandon Watson has agreed to engage in futher discussions with us about officially facilitating homebrew development on WP7. To fast-track discussions, we are discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately.

We are excited to explore the opportunity to become more involved with the shaping of the platform and to build a feedback channel for developers around the world.

To reiterate our enthusiasm to enable new opportunities, we have made available a WP7 custom ringtone manager that shows off exciting platform potential. The source code has also been made available to guide homebrew developers.


For those who still want it and don't want to wait for Microsoft to add homebrew support natively, the software has been out for weeks and should be around.

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6 user comments

11.12.2010 19:05

someone got paid



21.12.2010 19:36

haha name one thing MS does not have the money for!

Would not be suprised. prob gave him free year of xbox live with the deal.

31.12.2010 19:52

Originally posted by stuntman_:
someone got paid
Yupppp maybe, but hopefully Microsoft will work together will him and find an official route to enable users to load home-brew software.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Dec 2010 @ 22:20


41.12.2010 22:42

@Zealousi Ever heard of Microsoft Essential? Its one of the best FREE Antivirus protections out there.


Carpe Noctem

52.12.2010 1:42

probably got told we have 10 federal lawyers ready to sue you out of home and money/family or life for the rest of your living life then move onto suing the rest of the blood line for money till they pay out 1000 times over.

then once they have milked all the moneny they can out of you then come around monthly to break arms and kness, and once you get to 60 they pop some concrete shoes on to finish it off.


been there had it done, it's not great reading a legal letter explaining how they'll fuck you over at first because they have you screwed then fuck you over again for fun.

sure MS will get a telling off but that's all that will happen to them this guy will get screwed to the floor then rooted in prison

64.12.2010 8:41

One word "SELLOUT"!!

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