ChrevonWP7 officially launched today for $9 per handset

The official “jailbreak” for Windows Phon 7 has finally seen the light of the day in case you aren’t ready to pay $99/ year for an official Microsoft developer account (which will allow you to unlock multiple handsets). The ChevronWP7 unlocker will cost you $9 USD per device so you can load unsigned application to your Windows Phone. for more info head over to the official site here and the blog here. Unfortunitally, payments must be don via Paypal which means that your country may not be elligble. More payment options are said to be coming soon though.

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Microsoft triggers the kill-Switch and remotely re-locks ChevronWP7 unlocked devices OTA ?

Oh man, I guess that some folks better apologize to me (especially those who sent me hate mails insulting me) because they didn’t agree with me when I said that Microsoft could¬†possibly remotely pull the plug on the ChevronWP7 unlocker certificate… because this is what just apparently happened according to several reports on XDA. The¬† Windows Phone 7 phones that have been unlocked using ChevronWP7 have now been remotely re-locked by MS:

yeah, the sane thing happened to me.

When i clicked the program on my phone. I got a message from MS asking me to uninstall, because the program has been revoked.

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same here, tried to start TA maps and MS forced me to uninstall it.

Connected the phone and ran ChevronWP: it’s locked again!

maybe MS pulled the kill switch an re-locked the phones?
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yup , I got the same to ,you can unlock it again and then it is working again

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ChevronWP7 unlocker discounted after discussion with Microsoft

Well, that was quick… The guys behind the ChevronWP7 “unlocker” have officially pulled and discounted the application less than a week after its release. According to their latest blog post they’ve got contacted by Microsoft’s Brandon Watson and decided to take it down after Microsoft’s agreed to engage in further discussions about officially facilitating homebrew development on Windows Phone 7. This is good news and shows that Microsoft knows how to be persuasive… Let’s hope that these discussions turn into some thing real and concrete soon.

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