Windows Phone 7 unlocker released

Ten years ago the idea of rooting or jailbreaking a phone was nonexistent. Today, if you truly want to harness the entire power of your mobile device; it's an evil, but required step. The newest platform from Microsoft has now been unlocked and the ability to sideload apps is now possible.

According to the ChevronWP7 blog, WP7 has been unlocked and the operating system is now exposed to the homebrew community.

Today 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 ability to unlock an OS is a crucial step for any platform. Despite the circumvention, the jailbreaking community can be credited with helping to propel the iPhone into the mainstream by allowing new features and programs to the platform long before Apple made them available.  

As with any platform unlocking, you are are cautioned to do so at your own risk. There is always a risk of bricking your device that may void your warranty.  

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