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Windows Phone 7 has a jailbreak solution

first_imgWindows Phone 7 has been jailbroken, meaning apps outside of the official Marketplace will be available to download and use, just like those offered to iPhone users through Cydia.The jailbreak is called ChevronWP7 with the developers stating as part of the release today:AdChoices广告Today we have an exciting breakthrough for the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community – the ability for anyone to unlock a WP7 device without a Marketplace developer account.Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs. The jailbreak comes in the form of an executable file that requires a USB cable to install. It’s also fully reversible leaving your WP7 phone intact if you decide to revert back.It’s early days yet, but a jailbreak so early in the life of WP7 means we could have a healthy unofficial set of apps available within a few months.Download the jailbreak executable at ChevronWP7, via iTDMatthew’s OpinionThis looks to be a very safe jailbreak due to the built-in revert option in the executable. The ChevronWP7 website even states it has an option to re-lock your phone.Microsoft must have expected this would happen eventually, and after seeing what hacking into the Kinect motion controller has produced, I think they’d do well to stay quiet and let developers experiment. Microsoft needs all the help it can get when competing against iPhone, and if that means having an equivalent of the Cydia Store, for WP7 then so be it.If you have a WP7 smartphone and try this jailbreak let us know if it’s as easy as the developers are stating it is.last_img read more

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