ChevronWP7 Discontinued, Removed

Less than a week after it's release and fresh off yesterday's release of the first homebrew app, ChevronWP7 has been discontinued and removed. The app effectively jailbroke Windows Phone 7 devices allowing for sideloading of apps, apps that might no necessarily be approved by the Microsoft's Marketplace app store. According to reports, the tool angered those in the Windows … [Read more...]

Microsoft Responds To ChevronWP7 Unlock, Says It Could Brick Your Phone

WP7 brick

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 … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak/Unlock App ChevronWP7 Out

ChevronWP7 Windows Phone 7 jailbreak

If you're a Windows Phone 7 owner hoping to unlock your phone, then you've got plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. ChevronWP7, developed by Rafael Rivera, Long Zheng and Chris Walsh, unlocks your Windows Phone 7 device and allows you to sideload apps. You can download the app here. It's available for PC's only, so Mac users will have to get their Bootcamp on to use the … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Rooted, Jailbreak Can’t Be Far


According to IStartedSomething the quest to jailbreak Windows Phone 7 got its first step in the right direction, with the first successful running of non-Microsoft approved code on the platform. While the actual details are a bit beyond my ken, it appears as though the developer noticed that a Samsung app was running "native" code, not Silverlight code, which is what all … [Read more...]