WARNING ChevronWP7 May Have Consequences
After Microsoft warned against using ChevronWP7 Updater earlier this week, then begged for patience until you receive an official update, Chris Walsh, creator of ChevronWP7 Update, has now warned everyone not to use his application. Chris has posted over on his blog that Microsoft communicated with him directly that the method in which his program unlocks the phones is not safe, and will place devices in a “non-serviceable state.” All that means is you lose your warranty, everyone should’ve known that before even using the program, we get that. Following that Chris explains he was also told by Microsoft that those using the ChevronWP7 Updater method “‘may’ no longer receive updates.” Of course, your immediate reaction might be ‘big deal they are just trying to scare us out of not hacking our phones’, but you never really know that for a fact.
Despite the fact that all outward signs indicate the phone has been updated to build 7390, Microsoft tells me otherwise. Part of the problem, the company says, is that I incorrectly used an undocumented API to deliver updates.
Most problematic, Microsoft tells me that updating in this manner will place devices in a “non-serviceable state”. In its blog post describing the situation, Microsoft instead says devices updated in this manner “may” no longer receive updates
Because the tool is, in Microsoft”s words, “breaking phones”, I have taken it offline at their request.
Chris continues his blog post by apologizing to the over 25,000 Windows Phone 7 users that have used his application to receive the NoDo update earlier. He hopes (along with all the users) that the update method doesn’t have any real consequences to those who used it. You can read the full blog post at the source link.
Have you noticed any problems with your “early update” NoDo? Will you be restoring your phone or keeping your early update NoDo version?
My Coding Adventures (Chris Walsh’s Blog)