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This Week in Development: Microsoft, Motorola and Nokia – XDA TV

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Join us as our friend Jordan returns for another episode of This Week in Development. Jordan begins by covering all the tutorials available on XDA, from Beginning Android ROM Development to porting LewaOS and JoyOS to your phone.

Jordan then talks about the AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlock, S Voice fix, and Samsung Note international source code release. Jordan covers XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s Windows Mobile 6 market hack and XDA Portal Administrator Will Verduzco’s how to root the how to root the Meizu MX video. Finally, Jordan strongly discusses his views on all the copyright and patent wars in the mobile world. Check it out!. . . READ ON »

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Pwning a Giant–How Chainfire Hacked Windows Marketplace

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Yesterday was a sad day we all knew would eventually come—the Windows Marketplace for Windows Mobile applications finally ceased to exist, as Microsoft officially killed Windows Mobile and mostly everything related to it sometime last year.  The market brought the capability to do what Apple’s Appstore was doing at the time, which was to try and centralize all the available free and paid applications so that people could easily find their favorite apps in one, single place. The introduction of the marketplace didn’t come without its share of issues and scandals due to various flaws in functionality. For instance, Windows Marketplace was restricted geographically. More specifica. . . READ ON »

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One-Click and the Simplification of Technology–Is This a Good or Bad Thing?

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Here on XDA-Developers, we tend to cater to everyone’s needs and wants. From the most experienced developer to the newest user, who literally just picked up his/her smartphone exactly 25 minutes ago and is curious about what it can do, anyone can find something that will get them hooked on xda and smartphone modding. The latter of the two groups normally tends to either be too busy to try and sit down and read or simply is not interested on how things work, only caring about the final outcome (I can haz root?!). Funny enough, half of these people will likely never understand what they are truly asking for when they are asking for root and likewise will never open SU as they see it as a perfect way to break the device. . . READ ON »

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Windows Mobile Running on Windows Phone 7

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What a simple tweet can do with ones heartbeat is incredible. XDA Recognized Developer Cotulla tweeted a link to a Youtube video showing what appears to be an HTC HD7 running Windows Mobile. It seems to be some kind of emulator which runs Windows Mobile 6.1 on top of Windows Phone 7. Using virtual buttons to imitate hardware buttons, the Dark Force Team (DFT) shows us that actually almost all functions work, even games play fine.

By simply pressing the back button, you can go back to Windows Phone 7. Windows Mobile will show up as a program in the task manager, so you can simply switch back when you want. There isn’t much information about this yet, but we expect to hear more from DFT soon. You wonder why anyone w. . . READ ON »

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Share Your Location with Here for Windows Mobile

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Have you ever been out and about, only to discover a fun new place? Perhaps you’re stuck in a bad part of town and want to arrange for someone to pick you up. Whatever the case, there are plenty of occasions in which being able to send your exact location quickly and easily proves beneficial.

While there are more than a few ways and dozens of apps to do this on everyone’s favorite green robot, performing the same task on Windows Mobile generally proves to be a little more difficult. However, thanks to Here by XDA forum member ppclike, this no longer the case.

Further differentiating it from other solutions, it does one task and it does it well—GPS location. In other words, Here does not involv. . . READ ON »

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Empty Those Windows Mobile Rounds with Modern Battlefield

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Long after Microsoft themselves decided to jump ship from Windows Mobile to its successor Windows Phone, the developers on our lovely forums continue the tradition of making the most out of our devices, no matter what vintage the OS may be from. Unfortunately however, one area that has traditionally found difficulty in keeping pace is gaming.

Generally, platforms such as Android and iOS seem to receive all the first-person shooter love with releases such as N.O.V.A and Modern Combat. Now, thanks in part to XDA forum member raving_nanza, this can be said for the gaming situation on Windows Mobile. While not quite as immersive as its cousins on more modern mobile OSes, Modern Battlefield shows die hard Windo. . . READ ON »

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SPB Mobile Shell developer bought by Yandex

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Anybody still remember SPB Mobile Shell, that insanely popular home screen replacement back in the heyday of Windows Mobile? Many people preferred it over other home screens plugins, like HTC’s own TouchFLO/Manila, because it was so customizable. Many of the most popular threads in our Windows Mobile Themes subforum are about Mobile Shell. The company behind it, SPB, also developed lots of other high-quality applications for Windows Mobile, and eventually, with its decreasing populartiy, expanded into Android, iOS and other operating systems as well.

Now, SPB has been acquired by Yandex, the most popular search engine in Russia. This comes only a few days after the same company has inked a deal (w. . . READ ON »

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Give Your WM Device A Taste Of ICS

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There are several devices blessed with Windows Mobile out there that have the capability to run ports of Android with ease. These devices have severe hardware limitations when it comes to trying to simulate the user experience (no G-sensor, non-functional gps drivers, etc). Well, for those of you who have not made the jump over to a newer generation Android device and would like to have a similar experience to those who will get ICS, then check out the package that XDA member lesscro put together for you. ICS 4.0 combines not only visuals but also some functionality that will make you believe that you are no longer using a Windows Mobile device, but something that really closely resembles Android 4.0. This sk. . . READ ON »

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Compress Png To CFC With HQ – GUI

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If your Windows Mobile device runs Manila, you likely know that Manila’s PNG files lose quality from compression.

XDA Senior Member Nixeus noted that Recognized Developer and Moderator Chainfire created a CFC GUI app, and although it is possible to create a CFC in the command line to compress in HQ, not many people know how to do that.

Nixeus improved on this by keeping the HQ of the compressed PNG using Chainfire’s GUI app.

The program uses PngOptimizerCL to optimize the PNG without quality loss, and then uses CFC.exe to convert the optimized PNG to Manila files.

For much more information and to download the tool, check out the application thread.

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