Windows Phone 7 looks like it's getting ready for a full jailbreak, opening the way for warranty-scoffing users to add unapproved apps that don't need any Microsoft permission.
The makers of a tool that lets you sideload home-made apps on to your Windows Phone 7 phone have discontinued it after being offered an olive branch by Microsoft.
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.
New software has been released that lets Windows Phone 7 users install applications on their phones without going through Microsoft's Marketplace.
Microsoft has offered to send a free Windows Phone 7 smart phone to infamous iPhone jailbreaker Geohot, as it reaches out to hackers and homebrew developers.
A tool that would let Windows Phone 7 users install home-brew apps without having to pay for membership to Microsoft's App Hub has been taken offline.
Despite being in the beginnings of a legal battle with Sony over cracking open the PlayStation 3, famed technology hacker GeoHot now says he's going after Microsoft's latest mobile phone platform.
With the first jailbreaking tool for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 being taken down, another one is on its way.