Custom ringtones coming to WP7 courtesy of ChevronWP7

The homebrew scene for any mobile OS is arguably just as important as vendor support. Without the jailbreaking community, iOS would have suffered for years and without rooting, millions of Android users would be stuck to carrier branding and feature locking. With that said, the homebrew community for WP7 is a requirement for the tech-heavy users to jump onboard the platform.

It was not long ago that the first WP7 unlocker was released. While unlocking your phone initially didn't serve much benefit, it now has a purpose. Chris Walshie, of the ChevronWP7 unlocker group, has just posted up that custom ringtones will soon be available to those who unlock their device. While custom ringtones may not sound like a ground breaking feature, it's a small step in the right direction for the homebrew scene.

As the platform becomes more popular, we can expect to see more features to be brought to the WP7 platform that Microsoft did not include. It is always important to know that unlocking your phone is done at the risk of the user voiding their warranty and potentially bricking their device. As the homebrew community for WP7 is still in its infancy, widespread support is not as available as it is for the Android or iOS platforms. 

 

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Wow, custom ringtones - a feature that needs jailbreaking to be available in a high-end phone. Buy Nokia or anything for $30 and you'll have custom ringtones right there:D

tom5 said,
Wow, custom ringtones - a feature that needs jailbreaking to be available in a high-end phone. Buy Nokia or anything for $30 and you'll have custom ringtones right there:D

Wow, very little reading and lots of assumptions. Go you.

KSib said,
Oh look, another feature that should be there anyway. Let me know when WP7 catches up with android.

Cool, let us know when Android catches up with Windows Phone 7 in terms of speed, fluidity, smoothness and stability .

~Johnny said,

Cool, let us know when Android catches up with Windows Phone 7 in terms of speed, fluidity, smoothness and stability .

Let us check these suposed WP7 superiority when the OS will support functionalities like Tasks, Categories, MultiTasking etc. etc. all things I miss very much in my HD7........

Fritzly said,

Let us check these suposed WP7 superiority when the OS will support functionalities like Tasks, Categories, MultiTasking etc. etc. all things I miss very much in my HD7........

I didn't say it was superior, just pointing out there are notable places where Android has to catch up with WP7 too

And if you've got an HD7, HTC give you a nice task app do they not? (: Not quite sure where you're wanting categories for though, but uh, okay, if they effect your life that much

~Johnny said,

I didn't say it was superior, just pointing out there are notable places where Android has to catch up with WP7 too

And if you've got an HD7, HTC give you a nice task app do they not? (: Not quite sure where you're wanting categories for though, but uh, okay, if they effect your life that much

No, they do not affect my life, they affect my my ability to conduct business. Having a "real" life I use the phone for business not to browse Facebook.

More info (unconfirmed) on the pending update from MS: http://www.bgr.com/2010/11/29/...7-update-coming-in-january/

... According to Windows Phone 7 developer Chris Walsh, who claims to have inside knowledge of the update, Microsoft's upcoming software bump will be “massive.” Expected features include copy/paste, free voice-guided Bing navigation, custom ringtone support, a third-party multitasking solution and more. ...

How about those of us that have legally unlocked phones because they are part of the app hub, will this application be able to be deployed to our devices?

TheDisneyMagic said,
How about those of us that have legally unlocked phones because they are part of the app hub, will this application be able to be deployed to our devices?

Yes - but keep in mind they'll be using native code to do things to the operating system that are technically not allowed

~Johnny said,

Yes - but keep in mind they'll be using native code to do things to the operating system that are technically not allowed


But does that mean that I'll get an AccessDeniedException, or will it actually run?

Seems stupid that you'd void your warranty and risk being banned from Windows Live services for a custom ringtone that will be available in the forthcoming update (released at CES 2011).

sexypeperodri said,
Its sad that Microsoft did not allow it from the start.

I agree. While I don't think Microsoft is directly copying Apples path they are certainly following a very restrictive pathway with this new OS.

Ently said,

I agree. While I don't think Microsoft is directly copying Apples path they are certainly following a very restrictive pathway with this new OS.

Err no they aren't.

from:http://electricpig.co.uk/2010/...crosoft-says-yeah-whatever/

A Windows Phone 7 jailbreak? Not something that Microsoft is all to worried about. Unlike Apple which comes out in a painful rash whenever someone uses an iPhone 4 jailbreak, Microsoft says you can go ahead and mess with your Windows Phone 7 but don't expect them to support it when you do…

20legend said,

Err no they aren't.

from:http://electricpig.co.uk/2010/...crosoft-says-yeah-whatever/

A Windows Phone 7 jailbreak? Not something that Microsoft is all to worried about. Unlike Apple which comes out in a painful rash whenever someone uses an iPhone 4 jailbreak, Microsoft says you can go ahead and mess with your Windows Phone 7 but don't expect them to support it when you do…

That statement isn't at all a we-don't-care statement. It's a soft threat.