Windows Phone 7 Device Unlock Tool to be Sanctioned by Microsoft

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kixofmyg0t

Makes sense.

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.cuz you don't want to piss of anyone that makes anything for ur device that allows you to bypass anything and run that glorious pirated software......cuz Anonymous/lulzsec/roflsec/gtfosec/OMGBBQsec will hack not only you' but every company youve ever worked with.

 

GJ Microsoft for avoiding hacker rage......for the moment......

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KenLV

Literally a day late.  Got tired of waiting for MS to get Phone 7 worked out and I picked up 3 new Androids yesterday - even though I’ve used Windows Phones exclusively for the better part of a decade.

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Maktaka

I'd be interested in knowing why there's a fee involved. Is it to cover development costs, is it due to patent licensing of some kind, or is it meant to cover the expected loss of app sales from people being able to load pirated apps on the unlocked phone?

Still, the fact that this is happening at all gives Microsoft a leg up over Google and especially Apple. Google now allows telecoms to block rooting of Android phones, and Apple has never allowed rooting their phones (or anything else for that matter) for any reason. I suppose we still don't know if MS will allow telecoms to block the unlock tool like Google does, but for now it sounds like MS has the broadest options available for homebrew.

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tferrill

The stated reason for the fee is to offset costs.

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