GeoHot Planning To Enter Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak Scene
The popular iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker GeoHot has finally decided to enter the Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking scene after finding out that the Windows Phone 7 team has a more amicable attitude towards hackers unlike Apple and Sony. GeoHot has updated his blog saying the following:
perhaps a more appropriate way to deal with jailbreakers
I’m going out to buy a Windows 7 phone
Just a few months back hackers Rafael Rivera, Long Zheng, and Chris Walsh ended up developing the ChevronWP7tool, which allowed users to jailbreak and unlock Windows Phone 7 for application side-loading without havign to pay $99 per year for a WP7 marketplace account. All three developers ended up being invited to Redmon to discuss the potential existing exploits in the OS freely with WP7 dev experience director Brandon Watson. Both the hackers and the WP7 developers discussed the potentials of homebrew of Windows Phone 7 and ways for stronger protection of WP7 developer intellectual property (IP) on the platform. The hackers were eventually presented with oversized T-shirts which read:
I was the first to jailbreak Windows Phone 7, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt
Microsoft is taking a friendly approach to fix the exploits existing in the Windows Phone 7 OS unlike Apple’s Steve Jobs and Sony’s Howard Stringer. This is all while Sony took stern action agaist GeoHot and filed a lawsuit against him for his recent PlayStation 3 jailbreak and custom firmware release. Which approach do you think is better? Let us know in the comments below!
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[Source: GeoHot (offical blog)]
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