Microsoft Isn't to Blame for ChevronWP7 Running Out of Jailbreak Tokens

By Sam Gibbs on at

Remember when Microsoft gave the ChevronWP7 Windows Phone jailbreak tool its blessing? Apparently it came with a limited number of unlock "tokens" -- 10,000 to be exact -- which have now run dry.

According to Rafael Rivera from the WP7 jailbreak team, oddly they haven't actually asked for any more tokens yet; it's not Microsoft's fault they ran out. Of course Microsoft could scupper the whole thing and pull support, but Rivera thinks Redmond's still on-board:

"If we do request more, we’re sure Microsoft will respond positively – as they have in the past."

It seems a bit odd that the ChevronWP7 team hadn't thought ahead to order more tokens from Microsoft; perhaps they're having cold feet. Whether the 10,000 Windows Phone jailbreaks were spurred by access to homebrew or the potential for piracy, is up for debate. Let's hope Microsoft and the ChevronWP7 team don't see it as just a piracy enabler and do the smart thing, continue to embrace the hacking and homebrew community. [Electronista]