While Android is the dominant operating system on XDA at the moment, things are finally starting to heat up for Windows Phone users. Even though Microsoft has stated that existing WP7 devices will not be fully upgraded to Windows Phone 8, development has continued to move forward. In particular, the latest iteration of Windows Phone, version 7.8, has now been made available for the HTC HD7, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer dotcompt.
The ROM is still in beta form and only a few modifications have been made. It is also not fully unlocked, meaning that homebrew applications won’t work. However, those wishing to get a taste of the latest Windows Phone greatness that Microsoft has to offer can still give this a go.
Of course, remember that this is still in unpolished form and will need some work before it can be considered a perfect daily driver, but that won’t stop most HD7 users from testing this out.
So what are you reading this sentence for? Head on over to the original thread and give this a go.
Update: The forum link has been removed for the time being, as the original leak contained identifiable information.
Update 2: The link is back!
January 30, 2012 By: liwen
There aren’t many custom ROMs for Windows Phone 7 devices because, let’s face it, there simply isn’t the same kind of need as there was on Windows Mobile (or still is on Android). But nonetheless, with some Windows Phones getting unlocked and everything, custom ROMs have emerged for them, and one of the most popular ones is Deepshining for the HTC HD7.
The Deepshining ROM by recognized developer dotcompt has recently been updated to the 8107 build, which fixes some bugs such as the disappearing keyboard. Besides that, some useful tweaks like the SMSBackup utility have been added.
The biggest news here, however, is the Deepshining Marketplace, which allows you to install and update homebrew apps such as Supreme Shortcuts and more directly from your device. Sure, homebrew marketplaces are nothing new, but previous attempts such as Bazaar, while arguably well done, haven’t really caught on for lack of support; baking a marketplace right into a popular custom ROM should increase adoption rates considerably, we’d presume.
Head over to the forum thread for more information and download links.
November 21, 2011 By: egzthunder1
By this time, you are probably aware that my picture manipulation skills are less than par, but if you take a quick look at the image on this article, right below the MAC address, I placed a small refresh icon. Weird as it may seem, I do have a valid reason for having done this to a network adapter. However, I am getting a bit ahead of myself, so let me take a quick step back. A few days ago, HTC and Microsoft started pushing out build 7740 to their WP7 line of devices (Schubert, Mozart, etc) in order to bring their builds up directly to Mango, which happens to be a really good improvement from the NoDo release. Well, as most releases from Microsoft, this one is not without its bugs. Shortly after the update a few users started noticing something weird regarding their internet connectivity via Wifi. A lot of these people use a security measurement for their wifi networks that is called MAC filtering, which basically will not let any computer/wireless device with a MAC different from the ones registered to access the network or the internet. As it turns out, the update has a bug in the ICS (no, not Ice Cream Sandwich, but Internet Connection Sharing) feature that essentially resets the MAC address of the device after the device gets rebooted.
There are several confirmed cases of this being a bug and it seems that while not an excruciatingly bad issue, it is something that HTC may want to look into as it affects most of (if not all) of the most recent updates being released/pushed. Again, if you don’t use WiFi connections an awful lot, then you likely have nothing to worry about, but this can be an annoyance for people who need to register their devices with a network administrator prior to being able to surf the web.
If you are experiencing this issue as well, please make a post in the proper thread (link before) and we will try to put HTC on alert so that they can take the proper actions on this to get it fixed.
Just updated my HD7 to the update with internet sharing. After this, I can confirm that every time I reboot my phone, I get a new mac address.
You can find more information and testimonies in the original thread.
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Thanks xHausx for the tip!
Here are some interesting news for Windows Phone 7 owners. XDA member Football has informed us that the final RTM Mango shipped ROM´s has been leaked for the following HTC devices:
It´s getting hard for HTC to keep a close eye on their ROMs with the Mango update rolling on closer.
You have to be careful, as any devices with HSPL installed will be bricked if the ROM is installed. In the words of two experienced members You must NOT run RSPL / HSPL wizards if you have SPL 4.XX. If you flashed ANY of this roms, you MUST go back to OLDER version BEFORE running RSPL / HSPL. and 1:want flash rom need had RSPL/HSPL and delete SPL_signed.nbh 2:after flash rom CAN NOT flash RSPL/HSPL again
Please share your experiences with the rest.
Originally posted by Football
HTC Shipped Mango ROMs
Ok, Guys, here all mango htc shipped ROMs…
The ROMs build number is 7720.68 – the final RTM build.
Continue on to the ROM´s original thread.
Last minute entry: Here we have another link for the same ROM´s but this ones are unlocked by DFT
Thanks to dotcompt for the tip
As much as we hate to admit it, we have been dupped before with stories that are too good to be true (Motorola RSA keys cracked anyone?). However, the good people from xda.cn have provided us with a few real surprises in the past. This time, they share a video of a HD7 running a Sense (what seems to be Froyo) rom. The video has made its way around the globe with tons of speculations about its veracity and whether the HD7 is the next HD2 (kind of an obvious statement). The video looks fairly real but a few are weary as it doesn’t show a bootloader or anything of that sort, or the fact that the buttons that the person shooting the video is using seem to have variable (read weird) functionality. So, how does it start? From NAND? SD? There are far too many questions, although one thing is for certain… the hardware on the HD7 is more than sufficient to run Android, so if this were true, we would not be surprised. XDA moderator ~~Tito~~ posted a discussion thread with a link to the video itself. Please take a very good look at the video and leave us your comments.
I leave it at that.
Device is the HD7
You can find more information in the original thread.
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Thanks ~~Tito~~ for the tip!
XDA member idloco presents Store on the GO for your Windows Phone 7. This store front will let you browse products on Amazon featuring things like the option to check products reviews, view the product features, add products to cart and purchase products on the cart inside Amazon amongst many others. By now it´s only available in English but the developer will add more languages in future versions.
Get it free on the market and please leave some feed back!.
Originally posted by idloco
[APP] Store on the GO! powered by Amazon -[R]- 04/01/2011 -[V] – 1.0
Here is my amazon app!
Is just a small store front to browse products on Amazon
Check Products Reviews
View the product features
Check an image of the product*
Add products to cart
Purchase products on the cart inside Amazon.
Future features ( depending of how popularity of the app is )
*Browse more product Images
Check related products
View different versions/editions of the product.
Better localization, to redirect to the .jp .ca .uk versions of the site.
Here is the link to the App in the zune marketplace
You can find more information in the application thread.
Do you own an HTC HD7? Fed up with the measly 8GB memory? XDA forum member Wolfman017 has posted a tutorial on how to upgrade to a generous 32GB!
Not for the unsteady of hand, you’ll need a SanDisk MicroSD 32 GB Card – note Class 2 only as the Class 4 cards are not compatible. Also note that Kingston or other brands are also not compatible. You’ll also need a Torx screwdriver size 0.4, a little plastic card, some tweezers, a piece of paper, and of course your HTC HD7.
The battery and bottom cover of your device will need to be removed in order to gain access to the microSD card reader. Some careful use of the tweezers and you should be able to replace the microSD with the new 32GB.
Finally, a hard reset is necessary for your device to recognise it’s new storage space.
For full details including photos, head on over to the modification thread.
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.
Shortly after the unveiling of WP7 in Europe, XDA has started taking steps towards the next generation of Windows Mobile devices. We have had a place for WP7 development and chat for a while now, but since we now know of a few devices that will be hitting the market soon, we decided to give them places for centralized development for each one individually. The three devices (HTC Mozart, HTC HD7, and Samsung Focus) already have some discussions around them regarding possible specs, pictures, and more. The most advanced one in terms of devs having stuff to work on is the Mozart, which has a couple of shipped roms, effectively giving devs the possibility to look at the final product (maybe not exactly final, but rather what the devices will ship with).
Interested? Want to join the fun before it begins? Come and share with us your thoughts, expectations, and maybe experiences with us.
Well guys, yesterday was all about the HD7. The device started by getting sketched up, then finally painted in a nice picture, and lastly losing its name in an actual picture. The HD7, as we have all called it, will be called the HD3. This is not such a big deal, but what is a big deal is the spec sheet that was leaked just this morning by WMPoweruser. The spec sheet pretty much carries over the old things the HD2 had and remakes it into a Windows Phone 7 capable device with a little better design. This is a tactic HTC has used before with the Touch Pro and Touch Diamond, but I did not expect this to happen with the HD series of devices…
Spec sheet preview:
5MP With Dual LED Flash
1Ghz Qualcomm Processor
4.3 Inch Display
(Smart remark: I guess all of you that wanted the HD2 to get WP7 got it.)
Enjoy all these pictures:
Talk about all the developments in the thread.