[How To] Jailbreak / Unlock Windows Phone 7 With ChevronWP7 Unlocker
The first-user friendly Windows Phone 7 jailbreak has been released. It’s called ChevronWP7 and it has been developed by Chris Walsh, Rafael Rivera and Long Zheng. ChevronWP7 tool allows application side-loading without having to pay $99 per year for a WP7 Marketplace account.
From the official site:
We have an exciting breakthrough for the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community – the ability for anyone to unlock a WP7 device without a Marketplace developer account.
Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs.
The following step by step guide will help you jailbreak (or unlock; thats what developers are calling it for WP7 phones) your device so that you can install apps without needing a Windows Marketplace account.
Unlocking Windows Phone 7 with ChevronWP7 may void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable. Proceed at your own risk only.
ChevronWP7 Unlocker has been discontinued – see the details here.
[How To] Jailbreak / Unlock Windows Phone 7 With ChevronWP7 Unlocker:
Download and install the latest version of Zune desktop software for Windows.
Download and install the latest version of Windows Phone SDK, OR simply download this registry key and execute it on your Windows machine with administrative access. This registry key will add the following entry:
Now connect your Windows Phone 7 device to your PC via USB.
Start the Zune software and sync your device. Make sure your device has a “full sync” relationship, and NOT “guest” relationship with the Zune software as shown in the screenshot below.
Download ChevronWP7 (Windows Phone 7 Unlocker application) and run it.
Make sure your device is not locked with a PIN before unlocking.
Check “Ensure your phone isn’t PIN-locked” and “Install certificate on phone using Internet Explorer at http://chevronwp7.com/cert” options, and then click on the Unlock button.
That’s it, you did it! Your phone is now unlocked. You can now install (sideload) any third-party WP7 app without requiring a Marketplace developer account.
One of the best things about this “unlocker / jailbreak” is that it is completely reversible. If you connect your phone with your PC and run WP7 app, you will notice a Relock button which will allow you to relock your phone to its original state.
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