Looks like Julien Schapman (TouchXperience) is about to release a true device manager solution tor Windows Phones that includes unlocking abilities. Here are his words:

Windows Phone Device Manager allows you to manage your Windows Phone 7 device from your PC, you can simply view, install and uninstall "sideloaded" applications, explore device, transfer and sync files,… It is compatible with all Windows Phone 7 devices.

Windows Phone Device Manager detects when the phone is connected or disconnected, if you don’t have a registered developer device it can automatically unlock your phone, so you don’t need ChevronWP7 anymore.

You can also connect to your phone via Wi-Fi, for example to transfer files from/to your phone using Windows Phone Device Manager or the provided Windows Phone application.

If Windows Phone Device Manager becomes popular I think about creating an open marketplace for non-commercial applications. Developers are welcome to join the project!

We’ll keep you posted as soon as it’s available but this is some exciting stuff.


  1. Looks good. Love that you can transfer files wirelessly! Something that ZuneSync lacks is the ability to transfer videos over wifi. Would be nice to have an easy way to transfer office docs as well. I really hope this doesn’t lead to piracy though..since you can unlock and sideload apps…that would be a major bummer

  2. Very interesting. I see a “Launch Zune” icon in the menu. So wondering if this sits in front of Zune, preventing it from opening when you connect your device. Just like the previous registry hacks, two services can’t access the phone at the same time. Not an issue, just curious. Look forward to giving it a whirl.

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