The team behind ChevronWP7 are back with the officially sanctioned Windows Phone unlocking tool. Chevron WP7 labs allows users to install, run and debut applications on their Windows Phone. Normally reserved for the developers, this unlock tool allows hobbyists to tinker with their phones, by allowing installation of homebrew applications. They charge a minimal fee of $9 to unlock and there already a few homebrew applications cropping up.
- Screen Capture v3 – Take screenshots from your Windows Phone 7 to share a funny SMS or illustrate an app on a blog post
- Mango Battery Status – Check your phone’s battery life on a Live Tile
- Webserver (Mango) – Run a web server on your phone
Note: It should be noted that this isn’t an unlock tool to use a phone on a different carrier.
Congrats to Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh and Long Zheng on the release.
Nice, so does this mean tethering for the Samsung Focus is on the horizon?