A few days ago developer Chris Walsh released a tool to let Windows Phone 7 users apply the latest software update bringing support for copy and paste and other new features to their phones without waiting for Microsoft to push the software to their phones and wireless carriers. Today the ChevronWP7 Updater is no longer available.
It’s not entirely clear at the moment what happened. The::unwired reports that Microsoft is warning that using the software could prevent users from receiving future over the air updates. But on Twitter Chris Walsh cautioned not to “believe everything you read.”
More information will likely be available soon, but one thing is clear: For now you’ll either need to wait for Microsoft to roll out an update for your phone or delve into the shadier corners of the internet looking for a download mirror for Walsh’s software. But I’d probably avoid doing that until we find out what, if any, risks are involved in using the ChevronWP7 Updater.
Update: Chris Walsh has weighed in and advised users not to use ChevronWP7 Updater to update their phones, as it will prevent your phone from receiving over the air updates from Microsoft in the future.
via WP Central
What else can they say? MS has to appease the carriers. It’s not a hacked ROM. If the patcher doesn’t brick your phone you are in the clear. The worst that could happen is that your phone is out of sync with the Zune client somehow. In that case you can simply remove your phone from the list of devices and add it back again. I loaded NoDo on my Dell Venue Pro using the Chevron patcher. It works great. I love NoDo! The performance improvement is amazing.
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