New Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak In The Works

Julien Schapman, the brains behind the upcoming WP7 device manager, has promised a new way to jailbreak with WP7. With ChevronWP7 set to be patched in the first upgrade to the OS, jailbreakers are looking for new ways to get at their phones. Talking to WinRumors, Schapman said: "My unlock method is similar to that of ChevronWP7 in the way they both use a fake registration … [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...]

ChevronWP7 Devs To Meet With Microsoft Regarding Homebrew

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Back in early December, the developers behind ChevronWP7, agreed to remove the unlocking/jailbreaking app that allowed for sideloading apps. At that time, the developers of ChevronWP7 issued this statement: Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities and to open the Windows Phone 7 platform for broader … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak Gets Unsavory With SMS Bomber App


Jailbreaking your WP7 phone isn't all fun and games, and while there are many legitimate and useful things you can do with your phone when free from the strict controls of Microsoft, there are also plenty which are less pleasant. For instance, meet SMS Bomber, an app available to those who have jailbroken. According to the developer SMS Bomber is an app used to select a … [Read more...]

Microsoft Says “No Soup For You” To WP7 Devices Unlocked With ChevronWP7

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Those who used the ChevronWP7 unlock tool before it was removed have received an OTA update that revoke's ChevronWP7's certificates. Essentially, that means it locks the devices again, so the few homebrew apps that were released will no longer work. It appears those hoping for sideloaded homebrew apps will have to wait for a sanctioned version, if that ever happens. via … [Read more...]