Microsoft to take action against Windows Phone 7 Unlocking tool ?

It didn’t take long for Microsoft to respond after yesterday’s release of the ChevronWP7 application side-loading unlocker. Here’s what an Microsoft’s spokesperson told T.Warren:

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.


There’s noting really groundbreaking here but as I said yesterday; nothing’s stopping MS from blacklisting the device IDs of all the phones that have been unlocked using this tool. This specifique question was asked but not yet answered by Microsoft.

source: Winrumors

  • vangrieg

    Sorry, but the quote you provided doesn’t say anything about Microsoft’s plans to take any action.