Google sometimes give us some interesting results. It is coincidental I bought my first Windows Phone 7 and now I have a new way to load applications just like you do with iPhone + Cydia + additional sources.
According to the site ChevronWP7, the software was released yesterday and it claims to be able to “root” your Windows Phone 7 such that you can unlock a WP7 device without a Marketplace developer account.
Try it at your own risk.
“Today we have an exciting breakthrough for the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community – the ability for anyone to unlock a WP7 device without a Marketplace developer account. Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace. Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs.
We’ve taken the pain out of the process involved and put together a super simple executable that will allow anyone to unlock any WP7 device on the market using a USB cable and just a couple clicks.
This tool is completely safe and reversible for the phone. (The app even allows you to relock the phone.)
v1.0 download mirrors:
•If you’re encountering a connection error (you don’t have the Windows Phone SDK installed), try download/install the following registry key and restart your machine then try again
•Minimum supported OS: Windows XP SP2
•Please ensure your device has a “full sync” relationship with the Zune client, not a “guest” relationship
As this is our first release, you may run into issues. Please let us know in the comments if this tool worked/didn’t work for you (with relevant system information).