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Microsoft defers to outside dev for stuck Windows Phone fix

Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | May 5, 2011
Microsoft said it will not help Windows Phone users who updated their smartphones last month with an unsanctioned tool and are now unable to apply a security update.

But Walsh has a fix of his own.

In a tweet Wednesday -- which has since disappeared -- Walsh said he had a workaround ready that was waiting for validation from Microsoft. Later in the day, he said the fix would be released Thursday, with details posted to his blog.

Microsoft's Watson confirmed that in his own post Tuesday.

"The creators of the unsupported tool are a clever bunch, and wanted to get a timely fix created for customers who have put their phones into this state," said Watson. "They believe they have created a way to get these phones back on the officially supported path. We will work with them to validate their solution and applaud the team for taking responsibility to do this."

Walsh hinted that Microsoft had provided him with the code-signing certificate necessary for his fix. "I can haz code signing cert :D," he tweeted.


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