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Another Windows Phone 7 jailbreak is coming

Hacking WP7 is becoming fashionable
Mon Jan 24 2011, 12:02

ANOTHER JAILBREAK for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile operating system will be out soon, according to Winrumours.

This jailbreak has been hatched by WP7 developer Julien Schapman, who will release a WP7 Device Manager that includes a new way to jailbreak the Vole's smartphone OS.

Schapman will release his Device Manager application after Microsoft's first WP7 update, we guess so the Vole can't kill it with that. Part of the reason for this is that the exploit is similar to that of the ChevronWP7 jailbreak in the way they both use a fake registration server.

The application will allow WP7 handset owners to manage their applications, explore devices, create device backups and add ringtones and sync favorites. Device Manager will also jailbreak WP7 and allow side-loading of applications.

Schapman told Winrumors that his method is more reliable than the ChevronWP7 hack.

Apparently he did this because he wanted to create homebrew apps for the community without having to pay a $99 subscription, which he regards as aberrant. The Vole normally charges $99 a year for the privilege of developing WP7 applications.

Schapman said that he doesn't want his software used for 'piracy' and he will work with Microsoft to stop this. Schapman has also said that he will remove the unlock feature if the Vole provides an officially approved free method of doing the same thing.

He said that unlocking is not the main feature of his WP7 Device Manager and he wants to disable it as soon as there is a way to use his app on any WP7 device. µ



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