Officially Unlock Your Windows Phone 7 Phone For $9

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The Windows Phone 7 hacking brigade known as ChevronWP7 are due to release their officially sectioned app, allowing users to install homebrew apps, any day now. Chris Walsh of Chevron has revealed the $9 price tag for their unlocking app in a recent tweet.

In another tweet, Walsh also mentions that Mango and Nodo software updates will close the door on piracy. This does not affect homebrew app development for the next rendition of WP7, although you can't publish Mango apps just yet. It is being done to stop any would be software thieves who planned on loading copies of paid apps though ChevronWP7's lab.

Once Chevron's app releases which is "coming very soon," programmers can create and publish Windows Phone 7 apps without paying $99 to get into the Microsoft App Hub developer program.

[Via Chris Walsh on Twitter]

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