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Chevron Unlock Will Be Disabled With WP7 Update

The Chevron Team is about to meet with Microsoft and they’ve put together a post with what they plan to discuss, including the importance of protecting against piracy. They also note that Chevron will be disabled with the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update. Here are their words.

As everyone is settling into the new year, we’d like to provide an update on our scheduled face-to-face meeting with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 team next week in Redmond.

We’ll be sharing our perspective on the homebrew potentials of Windows Phone 7 and some of the wider community feedback around the platform.

In addition to our homebrew focus, we will also be pushing for stronger protection of WP7 developer intellectual property (IP) on the platform as we believe both can co-exist on the platform.

If you have any other feedback, suggestions or even questions you feel we should bring up in our meeting, please feel free to leave a comment below.

On a similar note, we’re aware the ChevronWP7 unlocking tool is still being utilized since it has been discontinued.

Although this has been subtly communicated before, we’d like to reiterate Microsoft has informed us the “coding error” used in the ChevronWP7 unlocker will no longer work after the next Windows Phone 7 update (officially announced at CES 2011).

It will be interesting to see what the revocation of Chevron means as a possible registry tweak now exists to unlock but the method to tweak the registry relies on the Chevron method as an installer. More to come obviously…