Windows Phone 7 home-brew hole to be plugged
Home-brew enthusiasts on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform will have the platform's first major exploit patched as part of the phone's next update.
The team behind ChevronWP7, an application that was Microsoft has fixed the "error" that had allowed the hack, and will be rolling out that fix as part of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 software update.as a way for users to install applications without going through Microsoft's Marketplace application or signing up for a paid developer account, says that
ChevronWP7 was available for user download for just a few days before re-locking itself every two weeks as part of a protective measure.by its three-man development team. Brandon Watson, director of developer Eexperience for Windows Phone 7, had gotten in touch with the development group about "officially facilitating home-brew development on WP7," in exchange for the tool being pulled. Even so, users who had downloaded the application could continue to use it, even with the phone
Microsoft's CES, the phone team would not nail down an exact time frame. Along with the long-awaited copy/paste feature, the first update will bring considerable performance enhancements to the launch of graphics-intensive games and applications, as well as a more organized Marketplace search tool.is scheduled for release in the next month or so, though at