Our stance on piracy
There’s been a few misguided rumors/claims surrounding the ChevronWP7 unlocker on the issue of application piracy. We’d like to take a moment to lay out the facts.
- We do not condone piracy.
We are all app developers ourselves and value the financial incentives of app development.
- We will not help or support efforts to pirate WP7 applications
Our intention is to enable and create WP7 homebrew applications that cannot be submitted to the Marketplace in the first place.
- ChevronWP7 is not an enabler for piracy
Our tool only enables functionality inside every Windows Phone 7 device designed and implemented by Microsoft. We do not make any modifications to the operating system.
- Unlocking and piracy are mutually exclusive
All Marketplace application XAP packages are sufficiently protected so that you cannot sideload to run them on any unlocked device (official or with our tool). We have no intentions or knowledge to break that protection.
(You can still run legitimately purchased and downloaded applications after unlocking)
We hope this clears the stigma so everyone can focus on unleashing the potential of Windows Phone 7.
Update: Long has a blog post responding to accusations of us advocating piracy.