Yesterday we reported on the release of ChevronWP7, an app that essentially jailbreaks any Windows Phone 7 device and allows for unlocking. That news was meant with a statement from Microsoft, which basically suggests that it could brick your phone.
Here’s the direct quote:
“We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. 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.”
Whether or not it will brick the phone, we just don’t know. According to Microsoft, it might do just that. There are no homebrew apps, so for consumers the need for ChevronWP7 is minimal at this point. Be careful out there.