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This article was published on January 20, 2011

Windows Phone 7 now has a homebrew registry editor

Windows Phone 7 now has a homebrew registry editor
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We love hacking, and with Microsoft becoming more and more lenient by the day with people tinkering with their platforms, we sincerely hope that the future of homebrew on Windows Phone 7 is bright.

Today, in that vein, we are bringing you news of a registry editor for Windows Phone 7 that should greatly aid anyone interested in developing homebrew games for the WP7 platform.

To be up front, there is a caveat: you do need, as I am sure you suspected, a developer-unlocked device. If you don’t have one, you can scrounge up a copy of ChevronWP7 before the first WP7 update renders it moot.

The registry editor, which was built by Julien Schapman, is called “Registry Editor for Windows Phone 7,” a name that will forever go down in history for its originality. According to the developer the app can “explore and search registry, create/edit/delete registry keys and values.” You can download the .XAP here.

Your humble author is no more a developer than he is a cabbage, so we will stop with the big words for now. If you know what I am talking about, you don’t need us to try to explain it to you. We leave you with screenshots: