A team of young developers, Rafael Rivera, Long Zheng and Chris Walsh, who developed the first Windows Phone 7 unlocker known as Chevron WP7, have taken down the software in support of Microsoft. Back in November, the team unveiled the very first jailbreak or unlock for the Windows Phone 7. The software was an instant hit with thousands of downloads which allowed users to install third party apps over the Windows Phone 7.
Today, the developers announced that they have pulled the plug on the tool and have stopped distributing it.
According to a close source, the developers stopped the distribution following a contact from Brandon Watson, Microsoft’s director of developer experience for Windows Phone 7. Reason for pulling the tool out was not disclosed but our view ends at two points.
Either the tech giant gave a stern warning which it earlier did or a contract with the developers, making the Chevron Wp7 tool an official tool distributed by Microsoft.
An official word from the Chevron WP7 team:
Watson has agreed to engage in further discussions with us about officially facilitating homebrew development on WP7. To fast-track discussions, we are discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately.
via [Digital Trends]