Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Custom Roms for Windows Phone 7
Most people thought that when Windows Phone 7 came out it would be tough to get custom ROM’s for it. On the contrary, XDA member ansar.ath.gr has developed the first Windows Phone 7 ROM’s for the HTC HD7. The installation is pretty straightforward and doesn’t look to hard for a user to follow if they have flashed RUU’s before. Here is a quote from the OP:
Dear forum members,
I successfully created and flashed the following two (2) WP7 ROM nbh images for the HD 7 device branded as Htc Europe.
The first using the imgfs.bin from the Mondrian ROM, not sure of what branded device that can be downloaded from here:
the second using the imgfs.bin from the
This ROM is branded for South-east Asia (Singtel).
If you wish to learn more about this, then check out the original post, there you will find info on how to install it.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...