The public download for "ChevronWP7," a jailbreak/sideloading tool for Windows Phone 7 devices is still being used by developers. Chevron crew has now revealed that Microsoft's upcoming January update to Windows Phone 7 will plug the hole ChevronWP7 used to unlock devices. They're also getting ready to head to Washington to discuss homebrew development with Microsoft, as well as other issues raised by the WP7 community at large.
''In addition to our homebrew focus, we';ll 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,'' the post read.
"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)," read the blog post.
In addition to bug fixes, the first Windows Phone update will bring copy and paste support, faster load times for apps and games and improved Marketplace searching.