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egzthunder1 · Aug 30, 2011

Play Angry Birds…. On Your Blue Angel (No Android Required!)

Just to show that the fact that a device may be old does not mean it is dead, we have some interesting news for Blue Angel owners. I know it is likely a known trick as this comes from the HTC Mega, but XDA member zainuintel made a thread where he provides step by step instructions on how to run one of the most popular games in mobile device history on one of the best and most robust devices in HTC's history:...

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mic_888 · Aug 30, 2011

Easily Backup Registry Values With SettingsExporter

Windows Mobile device owners out there will be familiar with registry backup tools and may be interested to hear about another variant - Settings Explorer by XDA member Skrobel. The tool backs up the vital system/user/programs settings and parameters to a .reg file, which enables the user to quickly restore the settings after a flash or HR. Settings Explorer exports either a single registry key (with all the values and subkeys) or whole registry. The tool is able to store: single...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 18, 2011

Avoid the Boot Loop Blues With Drag’n’MD5

Are you a developer? Are you a theme creator? Are you an end user? Do you have a pulse? The truth is that it doesn't matter who or what you are; you've probably used an MD5 calculator at some point. In fact, if you flash ROMs often, you probably even one this week to make sure that the latest CyanogenMod nightly wasn't corrupted in transit. After all, no one likes the boot loop blues. To that end, XDA Recognized Developer D4rKn3sSyS has...

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orb3000 · Aug 7, 2011

Screenshot Threads Around XDA

This time we won´t write about any application, tweak, or trick. This time we wanted to show you what members have been posting all around XDA. There are threads for many devices where the community has provided screenshots of how they have set up their home screen. You can find some amazing stuff people have done to make their homescreens beautiful and personal. Hopefully some of these ideas will inspire you to create your very own look. You can find...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 27, 2011

Revitalize Your WM6 Phone With This WP7 Keyboard Skin!

Not too long ago, we covered a rather unique looking keyboard skin for Windows Mobile by XDA forum member aedon. Now, upon request, he has created another keyboard skin meant to deliver the look and feel of the gorgeously minimal Windows Phone 7 keyboard. Retaining the same functionality as his previous work, this skin works in every layout as well. Who said that Windows Mobile is dead? In the words of the developer:  I had a few Requests to make a keyboard that...

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orb3000 · Jul 26, 2011

CPU Overclock Tool WiMoSpeed Updated

For Windows Mobile lovers, XDA member iwfratz posted an update to WiMoSpeed, a good tool to over clock your CPU. As mentioned by the developer, the application lets you change the CPU-speed by manipulating the values WM uses for clock control, which makes the app work reliably on battery and AC without any scripting or active components. It´s important to understand that by using this tool, you may damage your device, so make sure that you know how to proceed....

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orb3000 · Jul 24, 2011

Windows Mobile iSCSI Initiator

XDA member Matt_Williams told us about iSCSI Initiator for Windows Mobile devices. The application will let you connect your WM device to your hard drive whenever you are over WiFi or mobile connection. It can be installed on any Windows Embedded device or Windows Mobile phone. Upon installation, it can be connected to already existing iSCSI Targets and to increase security, using a CHAP user authorization is recommended. You can see a video preview of how this app works. You will...

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orb3000 · Jul 20, 2011

Profile Switch for Windows Mobile updated

With up to 99 different settings, Profile Switch for your Windows Mobile is an effective tool that will let you create shortcuts to manage your WIFI, Data, sound, and more settings in an easy way. XDA member rlmouse just updated his application to version 1.17 and it features: Switch phone, bluetooth, WiFi and data connections Auto run on two different times every day or only on selected days Check your appointments if there is a category to disable auto run...

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orb3000 · Jul 20, 2011

WebCamera Plus for Windows Mobile

Hey Windows Mobile users out there! You are still using the second most used operating system around this big community and thus, we have not forgotten about articles for the grandfather of all OS´. This time, we'll talk about WebCamera Plus by XDA member manhab. Now you can transform your device into a to high-resolution web-camera. The application features capture device screen and transmit video to Desktop PC, FTP-Camera feature, transmit pictures directly from device on your FTP serve, and transmit...

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orb3000 · Jul 20, 2011

Instant GPS Fix – US & International

How many of you are having problems with the default GPS application on your device? I bet there are several of us having some issues. XDA member AngelDeath took upon the task to work on current GPS issues and got a script that will improve your actual location. It´s available for 62 countries around the globe and promises to make satellite locks much faster. The developer mentions that the results you get with this script may depend on your ROM,...

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orb3000 · Jul 18, 2011

Weekly Q&A: Week 44

Welcome to week 44 of our weekly Questions and Answers article. We select five questions that might not be of help to you, but it might still be interesting to read or to pass on to someone who might be looking for that answer. Q: Does Screen Filter app really work to lower battery usage? Or is it just a placebo effect? Can I set my screen to 100% and use the filter to save batt? A: Depends on the...

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orb3000 · Jul 17, 2011

Interview with Recognized Developer Faryaab

Welcome to another episode of XDA-Interviews, where we try to talk with those members that have been developing on XDA to bring us great ROM´s and applications. This time, we will talk with Faryaab, a 14 year old Chef who is actively working on the XPERIA X1, the HTC Desire, and on the Samsung Galaxy S. orb3000: Thanks a lot Faryaab for giving us some time for this interview. So, you are 14 years old, I dare to ask how...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 15, 2011

Modify the Look of Your Windows Mobile Keyboard with Dusk Keyboard Skins

Are you a Windows Mobile user who has grown tired of the lackluster looks of the stock onscreen qwerty keyboard? Luckily, you are able to try different layouts. However, if you've ever tried to download a keyboard theme, you have surely found that most only modify the QWERTY layout. Luckily, XDA forum member aedon has created a theme that modifies every layout. This theme is available in three versions, all of which deliver a much needed touch of love to the aging...

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mic_888 · Jul 10, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 43

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q'My phone constantly runs out of battery when I need it the most,what can I use as a backup?' A Try Power Fort portable battery chargers, charges one full cycle on the Desire. Q&A originally posted in the HTC Desire thread. Q'Does anyone have a video...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 30, 2011

So, Whose Fault Is It Anyways?

For as long as we have been here, we have always been faced with difficulties, lack of support, faulty hardware, and seemingly locked-beyond comprehension devices. Nine times out of ten, all the blame will go against manufacturers, you know... those multi-national evil corporations that do nothing else but to bring us the very products that we seem to spend our money, time, and energy on. Apparently, these faceless entities have everything in their control and will give nothing in return...

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orb3000 · Jun 9, 2011

Windows Mobile Marketplace and MyPhone Discontinued

Today is a sad day for Windows Mobile users because Microsoft decided to put an end to Windows Mobile Marketplace and MyPhone services. Many threads are surfacing throughout XDA about the same topic and this is because people who were using those services are being notified by a diplomatic e-mail. Basically, both services will stop working as per the following schedule: My Phone back-ups stop 7 August, 2011 My Phone web site closes 6 October, 2011 You may want to...

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orb3000 · Jun 6, 2011

Access your computer from Windows Mobile devices

Here's another interesting option to interconnect your devices, presented by XDA member adils3d, who found a great free software that will let you connect to your PC via your Windows Mobile device no matter where you are located. You will be capable of doing almost everything as if you were in front of your computer: transfer files, send mail, etc. The original poster includes a step-by-step guide to complete the process with videos for added simplicity. This method has been...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 5, 2011

Weekly Q&A – Week 40

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q Hi Guys I just bought a Spring Evo 4G that has Gingerbread 2.3 and Cyanagen Mod 7.03. Will I be able to activate this w/ Sprint? The seller says it is a clean ESN. Or will I have to restore this (how?) to activate it?...

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orb3000 · May 29, 2011

Weekly Q&A: Week 39

It is time for our weekly selection of five questions and answers found on XDA forums, and as this week HTC has been around the top stories. So, we will begin with a related question. Remember that this Q&A might not be of help to you, but it might still be interesting to read.   Q: Is there actually anyway to obtain the new unlocked bootloader on existing devices?. A: HTC CEO Confirms EVO 3D Will Have An Unlocked Bootloader...

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TheRomMistress · May 29, 2011

Mandatory National Emergency Alert System VIA Your Inbox

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has a PLAN. Personal Localized Alert NetworkThis PLAN basically allows the government to send you emergency alerts via text messaging whether you like it or not. This national alert system will be made possible via a special chip and software upgrade that will become mandatory on all newly manufactured cell phones. The hardware is already installed on high-end phones such as the latest iPhone, a simple software upgrade is all thats required to activate it. The new alert system is...

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