Microsoft and ChevronWP7 Partner To Deliver Windows Phone 7 Developer Unlock Tool

ChevronWP7, a software tool that unlocked Windows Phone 7 devices, was discontinued back in 2011. At the time, the developers indicated that they would be working with Microsoft on a possible official route to unlocking. The group met with Microsoft in January. Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities … [Read more...]

Screen Capture Homebrew Application, Now Available

Originally, I was slightly disappointed that my first Windows Phone device didn't have the ability to take screen captures. Many people were in fact; the ability to do screen captures is a much desired feature, in particular for app reviewers. Now, thanks to fiinix over at the XDA-Developer forums, Windows Phone can now take screen captures via this homebrew application. It … [Read more...]

Multitasking on Windows Phone with Multitask7 (Homebrew)

Jaxbot over at Windows Phone Hacker, the same person who discovered the "Dehydration hack", has taken it a step further and is developing an application called "Multitask7". An application which adds multitasking capabilities to Windows Phone, something that won't be possible for third party applications until the Mango update. … [Read more...]

ChevronWP7 Will Not Work On Next Version Of Windows Phone 7

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ChevronWP7 developer Chris Walsh, who is currently having a nice fireside chat with Microsoft about jailbreaking and app development, as confirmed that ChevronWP7 will not work on the next update for WP7. The minor update, known as NoDo is rumored to bring copy and paste as well as minor other bug fixes — including the death of Chevron. Over Twitter, Walsh retweeted what a … [Read more...]

Microsoft Invites Geohot, Jailbreak Extraordinaire To Develop for WP7

Jailbreak Geohot Windows Phone 7

Microsoft just concluded their meeting with the developers behind ChevronWP7 where they showed us they have a sense of humor, offering the devs a lousy t-shirt for their efforts. In a curious move, Brandon Watson has reached out to George Hotz a.k.a. Geohot (via Twitter) inviting the jailbreaking legend to "build cool stuff on WP7".  Geohot is well known as the man to jailbreak … [Read more...]