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Jail breaking comes to Microsoft Windows Phone 7 'Mango' mobiles from ChevronWP7

Popular Microsoft authorised mobile phone unlocker ChevronWP7 has created an easy to use unlocking application and method for Windows Phone 7 'Mango' based handsets, which does not void the warranty.

ChevronWP7 has launched, which offers full access to a Microsoft run WP7 mobile phone and in the same way as developers have access to their mobiles – for features such as the installing of non-Windows Market place applications and writing applications.

The ChevronWP7 unlocking tool requires a purchasable token for $9 from PayPal, where a 32-bit or 64-bit client is then downloaded to unlock the phone.

A queuing system has been implemented to unlock the actual phone and OS, where the phone in then fully accessible after a period of time.

This opens up a Windows Phone 7 handset for non-Windows Market applications to be used and also for code to be written for the platform, which reportedly officially costs $99 from Microsoft.

There are already a range of WP7 apps that can be used with this unlocking method, from enabling the phone as a web server to a screen capture app. (opens in new tab)

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.