Microsoft we cant stop you from jailbreaking Windows Phone 7

first_imgApple notoriously wars against its own jailbreaking community in an endless game of cat-and-mouse, and with little to show for their efforts besides the occasional speed bump… but Windows Phone 7 users don’t have to worry about getting in a similar tussle with Microsoft, who have lately been making some laudable efforts to embrace the hacker community.Coming off the heels of Microsoft’s claims that they left the Kinect open to hacking on purpose (and the Kinect’s subsequent popularity amongst hackers), a utility was released for bypassing the Windows Marketplace and installing unsigned, third-party apps onto your handset directly. AdChoices广告Microsoft’s statement on the matter, though? They don’t approve, but hey, it’s your phone. Do what you want. Just don’t come crying to them if you break it.“We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable.” In other words, we can’t stop you from unlocking your phone if you want to, but if you just want to install unsigned apps, you’ve got the tool to do so. We’re not going to stomp down on that. It’s your phone: just hack it at your own peril.Bravo, Microsoft. This is the way to handle hackers: don’t endorse them, but don’t waste your time trying to thwart their efforts either.Read more at WinRumorslast_img

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