Microsoft: don't use Windows Phone 7 hack

Wait for official copy and paste update says Big M

Hack has been taken down, but Microsoft still issues warning.

Microsoft has warned Windows Phone 7 users not to jailbreak their phones in order to access a homebrew version of its forthcoming “NoDo” copy and paste update. In an official blog post, the Big M says going down the unofficial route could irreparably damage handsets.

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Microsoft was responding to the release of a “work around” hack, posted online earlier this month but since removed at the company’s request. It said that impatient users should hold fire, offering the usual kind of warnings against straying from the official update route.

“If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques,” says Microsoft’s Eric Hautala in the blog post. “You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates.”

The NoDo update had been promised for February, but an initial software boost was found to brick phones, causing the copy and paste-packing upgrade to be delayed.

Via The Register