Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh and Long Zheng have developed ChevronWP7, the jailbreak tool for Windows Phone 7. It is an executable file that allows anyone to unlock a Windows Phone 7 device without a Marketplace developer account. With this jailbreak tool, users can install applications on their phones without going through Microsoft’s official Windows Marketplace.
The developers of Chevron WP7 said that the tool is not a piracy enabler but a help for other developers to develop WP7 applications that cannot be submitted in Marketplace initially. You can remove the jailbreak any time you want as well. Jailbreaking which is popular among iOS users. Now that ChevronWP7 is released it is expected that more developers will pitch in with their applications.
As Windows Phone 7 is competing with Android and iOS devices, it is critical that there is some open source incentive for the developers of Windows Phone 7 applications. Microsoft’s announcement about the increase in the number of WP7 apps developers is a clear testimonial to this. Microsoft is planning for a big increase its number of Windows Phone 7 apps from its current tally of 3000. But Microsoft has a long way to go to catch up with iPhone and Android devices which has 300,000 and 100,000 apps respectively.