April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
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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