August 14, 2011 By: Ben Elliott
The Dark Forces Team has become world-famous for their work in allowing multiple operating systems to be installed on the HTC HD2 and, more recently, for releasing custom Windows 7 Mango ROMs for HTC’s first-generation WP7 devices. If you appreciate their work and would love to find a way to give something back (without necessarily knowing anything about development), now may be your chance.
Over in the Windows Phone 7 development section, XDA member mwang has created a thread asking for the help of international users in translating some terms needed in order to make the camera app in the aforementioned WP7 ROMs more accessible to those who do not speak English. mwang has put up the code with the words requiring translations highlighted in red. Requested are translations into the following languages:
Although some translations have already been provided, there’s still a large chance that you could help out. Visit the translation thread for more information.
August 13, 2011 By: orb3000
Many great news are coming for Windows Phone 7, and we start with a great one coming from XDA member mwang, who is well known for previous multi device Windows Mobile ROM´s.
Mango 7713 Custom ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation devices is the second big step towards customization brought by DarkForces Team. The ROM is already unlocked so you can enjoy installing any applications available for Mango builds, and it´s presented in 22 languages. Supported devices to date are:
- Gold (HTC Pro 7,T7575)
- Mozart (HD3,T8697,T8698,T8699)
- Mondrian (Surround,T8788)
- Spark (Trophy,T8686)
- Schubert (HD7, T9292,T9295,T9296)
The developer warns that this ROM will not update new versions via Zune but they are working on a solution.
Try it out and make sure that you leave some feedback.
Originally posted by mwang
proudly presents Frist Mango 7713 Build Custom ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation
This is 2nd big step to customization ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation devices from DarkForcesTeam.
This is First Custom ROM for all HTC operator devices which support by RSPL/HSPL operator,you can flash any time after you install our RSPL/HSPL.
This release [DFT Freedom ROM] supports 22 languages which is
Continue on to the ROM thread to learn more.
August 6, 2011 By: orb3000
Good news for the owners of HTC devices equipped with Windows Phone 7. XDA member Cotulla, well known for his many achievements along with Dark Forces Team, released RSPL / HSPL for first generation HTC WP7 devices . With this tool, we can expect developers and Chefs to start making custom ROMs based on Microsoft’s new operating system. As this is a first release, the following HTC devices are the only ones supported:
Please be aware that the current release only supports a limited number of MID´s (ModelID), so before proceeding you mus be sure that your device is among the following supported MIDs:
Gold: “PC92****”, “PC921000”
Mozart: “MOZA1000”, “PD67****”, “PD671000”, “PD671200”
Mondrian: “PD26****”, “PD261000”, “PD261100”
Schubert: “PD29****”, “PD291000”, “PD291100”
The developer warns that this release does NOT support GoldC (Arrive) and SparkW (Trophy Verizon). Do not use this tool if you have one of this models, otherwise you may end up with a bricked device.
Please leave your feedback.
Originally posted by Cotulla
proudly presents RSPL / HSPL
for phones HTC WP7 First Generation.
(Short name is “WP7F”)
This is first big step to customization and community development for these devices.
This release supports 5 languages: WWE, GER, RUS, CHS, CHT.
Read the next few messages for more information.
This release supports this WP7F devices:
*Gold (HTC Pro 7,T7575)
*Schubert (HD7, T9292,T9295,T9296)
Most of these devices have several MIDs (ModelID, looks like “PC921000”).
Current release supports only some limited number of MIDs. This was designed to minimize possible harm to user’s devices.
Continue on to the application thread to find out more.
Browsing through the Windows Mobile Themes section, I discovered a post from XDA member JWang158. He created this awesome render, depicting the HTC Mondrian, or as he calls it, the HD Pro. Although there aren’t really technical thoughts behind the whole concept, the design of it looks extremely futuristic and well-thought.
Originally posted by JWang158
Following the footsteps of Livven and ElCondor, I decided to make an HTC Mondrian concept myself.
Ladies and gents, I present to you, the HTC HD Pro Concept!
Check out the concept thread, and remember to post some feedback and give the designer a thumbs up!
As there are no leaked images of the actual device yet, both concepts have their own interesting and unique features: While ElCondor’s has a very elegant feel with a slightly brushed aluminium look to it, Livven’s is largely based on the design of the first Touch Diamond. Here are some thoughts from ElCondor about his concept:
Many HTC Mondrians have been floating around lately. Because the Mondrian is my dream device, I decided to make a concept that comes as close as possible to HTC’s way of design. If you take a look at the phone, you’ll notice that the buttons come straight from HTC Android devices. First I wanted to create a small ‘chin’, just like the Desire, but it broke the design. The shiny brushed metal at the bottom of the devices is inspired by the same metal used in the HTC Wildfire. The Wildfire is the newest design from HTC, so I think it’s pretty logical that they will keep the design like this. Although the concept looks pretty big, it’s smaller than the HD2, with WVGA resolution and an 1,3Ghz Snapdragon processor.