Jailbreak Software for Windows Phone 7

Jailbreak Software - Windows MobileThe Scoop on the Best Jailbreak Software for Windows Phone 7

We knew that it would happen sooner or later. Hackers have finally found a way to use the best jailbreak software to crack the Windows Phone 7. This means that you can now bypass the Windows Marketplace and “sideload” apps.

Now, for iPhones, there are no free jailbreak utilities. However, with the Windows hack, the guys that broke it decided to release the jailbreak software into the public domain. You can find it here.

It’s being called ChevronWP7, and it completely breaks the phone free from Microsoft’s control, and lets you install 3rd party apps that have not been authorized by Microsoft. Like most of the best jailbreak software, all that is required is a PC or Mac and a USB cable.

Controversy

The guys at ChevronWP7 are saying that the tool is only meant for sideloading experimental apps. Obviously, though, the app will be used extensively for app piracy, the same as what’s happened with the iPhone.

Microsoft is pretty upset though, since their Windows Marketplace is nowhere near the size of Apple’s App Store. Microsoft might not make a huge amount of money from apps sales in comparison to the rest of their income stream, but if developers fear that piracy is rampant, it could discourage programmers from developing for the OS.

A senior vice president at Microsoft issue this statement: “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.”

We know that this is not entirely true, as ChevronWp7 allows you to un-jailbreak your phone.

Using jailbreak software to hack phone was made legal in the US earlier in 2010. One problem is that it can “brick” your phone, although with most jailbreak applications, this is easily remedied. Microsoft is taking a harder line, and is reportedly developing the ability to shutdown any phone remotely, so jailbreak with care.

Or do what I did, and just buy an iPhone. 🙂

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