Microsoft will patch ChevronWP7 Unlock/Jailbreak Exploit in next Windows Phone 7 update. The update will release in coming weeks. The ChevronWP7 unlocker was released in late November, providing handset owners with a way to side load homebrew applications – the first allowing the use of custom ringtones. The tool worked by fooling the operating system into registering itself as a Windows Phone 7 developer device with an app, instead of Microsoft directly.
Members of ChevronWP7 said in their blog :
“Although this has been subtly communicated before, we’d like to reiterate Microsoft has informed us the “coding error” used in the ChevronWP7 unlocker will no longer work after the next Windows Phone 7 update (officially announced at CES 2011),”
The three developers are due to fly out to Redmond next week to begin these discussions but have also said they intend on “pushing for stronger protection of WP7 developer intellectual property (IP) on the platform as we believe both can co-exist on the platform”.
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