egzthunder1 · Apr 23, 2012 at 08:30 am

Goldcard Method for WP7–The Easy Way

In the world of mobile device hacking there are several very well known, terms, most of which are things that hackers, regardless of platform are familiar with. Some of these include, S-OFF, unlock, root, and gold card. The last one was born several years ago, and allows members to flash things from a specially formatted  microSD card, also known as a gold card, to any device when the regular flashing methods do not work.

In the world of Windows Phone 7, the gold card method can actually be used for things such as downgrading the SPL version of a device when a downgrade cannot be flashed via RUU or PC. However, this method tends to be overly complicated, with one of its variants even requiring the use of an Android device or even a Windows Mobile device for the process. Well, if you are pure WP7 and don’t posses any of the aforementioned devices, XDA member MarysFetus decided that he would provide a guide that involved the use of neither of them.

The method actually involves using a specialty three pronged cable, a USB gender changer, and a microSD card (and a reader). The dev has provided a very specific guide that guides anyone on a step-by-step journey to get the device flashed in no time. The dev also provides any and all required downloads in the thread, so it easily becomes your one-stop shop for all your gold card needs.

Please leave any feedback if the thread itself is useful or if you would like to add anything to this already fantastic guide.

What’s so special about this guide? 

- no custom wires needed
- no android/win-mobile needed
– all files included

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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