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Official Windows Phone 7 jailbreak tool coming soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jun 2011 20:55 User comments (1)

Official Windows Phone 7 jailbreak tool coming soon ChevronWP7, the group who released the aptly named ChevronWP7 jailbreaking tool for Windows Phone 7 devices earlier this year has posted this week that a Microsoft-sanctioned version of the software is coming soon, for a small fee.
After releasing the tool, which allows users to install homebrew on their phones, the group was contacted by Microsoft and it appears the two have worked together to create a legal way for users to get the most out of their devices.

Says the group:

As announced on the Windows Phone Dev Podcast, we will soon be launching an approved Windows Phone unlocking service as part of ChevronWP7 Labs. This will be available to developers across all skill levels and all regions.

The service will require a small fee currently via PayPal to offset costs but we assure you it will be more affordable than the App Hub. Those who wish to write and immediately publish apps are recommended to sign up to the App Hub instead.


The launch is expected within weeks.

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119.6.2011 22:54

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it appears the two have worked together to create a legal way for users to get the most out of their devices.
Jailbreaking wasn't illegal, so that sentence makes no sense at all.

What this really means is that Microsoft paid a ton of money to a broke developer in order that he remove features from his jailbreaking tool to prevent the potential installation of pirated apps (in the process, they will also block the installation of blocked apps, and they will make it a real pain in the *** to test apps).


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