To be a jailbreaker
means different things depending on the device that you're busy hacking preinstalled walls from. If you're fiddling with consoles, a legal team would come highly recommended
, but if you're tweaking mobile code, at least Windows Phone mobile code, you're in for a much sweeter ride. The ChevronWP7
guys that brought us the first jailbreak
of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 are currently in Redmond having a sitdown and a frank exchange of views with WP7 dev experience director Brandon Watson, and the amicable nature of their discourse has been evidenced by the image above. Microsoft is clearly taking a light-hearted and community-friendly approach to handling the (now inevitable) efforts at disabling limitations to its software and we can only congratulate its mobile team for doing so.
Looks like Microsoft's softie approach really is working. Shortly after the jolly news, notorious hacker Geohot
announced on his website that he's going to treat himself to a WP7 device; but before long, Redmond's already reached out to offer him
a free handset. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]