How to Unlock Windows Phone 7 – Download Software

Chevron WP7 LogoWe have seen a tool to jailbreak and unlock the latest Windows Phone 7 mobile device. Now, let’s see a step by step guide wherein you can unlock Windows 7 phone using Chevron WP7. Basically the reason behind unlocking is to side load the apps which is next to impossible in the locked Windows Phone 7 devices which otherwise can’t be published in the Windows Market Place or are private or native APIs.

Procedure to Jailbreak and Unlock Windows Phone 7 using Chevron WP7:

  • Just like Apple iTunes, you need to first download and install the latest version of Zune desktop software which will help you to jailbreak and unlock your Windows Phone 7 mobile device. You can download Zune desktop software easily and after which you need to install the same.
  • Now, you need to download Windows Phone SDK, after successfully installing Zune in your Windows you also need to download and install latest version of Windows Phone SDK or even its alternative download registry key and run it on your Windows with the administrative access. Now, this key will automatically add the following entry in the registry.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsPhone\ProxyPorts]
“DeviceReg”=dword:000069C5

Windows Phone SDK latest version.

The Registry Key.

  • So, now before we proceed to start the process of jail breaking or hacking the Windows Phone 7 device, connect your Windows phone 7 with your PC using the USB cable.
  • Now, Run the installed Zune software on your PC and sync your device on it. Most importantly make sure that your device is “Full sync” mode with the Zune not on “Guest” relationship mode.
  • Now, download the Free download ChervonWP7 and click on Run after downloading gets finished. Also, before proceeding to unlock the device, make sure that your device is not locked with any PIN.
  • Now, check the two options “Ensure your phone isn’t PIN-locked” and “Install certificate on phone using Internet Explorer at http://chevronwp7.com/cert” and simply click on “Unlock’ button

preparation checklist

  • Now, just sit back and relax and follow the instructions which pop up in the screen and now unlock the Windows Phone 7 successfully. Now you can install any 3rd party apps which you couldn’t install when the device was not jail broken. So, now as a developer you can enjoy the benefits.
  • The best and great thing about this jailbreak and unlock is that you can totally reverse all the process that you have done in jail-breaking and unlocking.

For again locking the device like it was before, all you have to do is to connect your phone with your PC again and run Chevron WP7, you will find a “Relock button”, just click on this option to reverse back your phone in original state

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