Remember ChevronWP7, the tool by the team of the same name that allowed users to sideload apps on their Windows Phone 7 handsets? Well, the team is back at it, though this time with Microsoft’s blessing.
In a blog post, the ChevronWP7 team announced that it will soon release a new tool called ChevronWP7 Labs that will unlock Windows Phone 7 devices and allow owners to install homebrew applications on their phones. According to the team, the new tool has been created with the approval of Microsoft, so the software giant should not be actively trying to disable it with software updates, something that iOS jailbreakers are all to familiar with from Apple.
The ChevronWP7 Labs tool is not free, as users will have to pay a small fee sent via PayPal to the developers, though can you really put a price on true freedom with your phone? Expect the unlocking tool to be available soon.