A group of independent developers is working with Microsoft to provide an officially sanctioned tool for jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 devices. Right now if you want to install apps that aren’t available from the Windows Phone Marketplace you need to pony up $99 for a developer license. But the upcoming ChevronWP7 tool will let you do it for just $9.
One of the developers unveiled the pricing today on Twitter.
The tool is aimed at developers that want to test their apps on the platform before committing to spending nearly a hundred bucks to join the official developer program. But it could also provide a way for Windows Phone 7 owners with no coding skills to install unofficial apps without going through the Marketplace — assuming developer start to write such apps for the platform.
via WM Power User