Sunday, November 28, 2010
Remember when we talk about a slight ‘hack’ onto the Windows Phone 7, where a utility will allow you to bypass the requirements for installing apps, thus making you able to install the API alone without needing to go through the app stores. Now, Microsoft has released a brief statement regarding that:
“We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable.”
So, they didn’t abruptly say that it’s illegal, but they did mention that you’ll break the warranty, besides some other things that may or may not occur. Just like what Apple did regarding iOS jailbreaking. But this is still Microsoft, and they’re so used to their Windows being widely pirated, so they might still use some other techniques like WGA, or they might end up like Apple, releasing updates and updates only to have them cracked open in days.