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
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 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.
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.
As we get closer to the official launch of WP7 devices leaks, hands on experiences are becoming more frequent. This time, XDA member Football brings us a new gift. The dev has found and shared a copy of what seems to be the T-Mobile rom for the HTC Mozart. Very little is known about the device at the moment, and needless to say, the rom is still intact as it was just posted on XDA.
Devs on this site have been carefully playing with WP7 roms and emulator images since day 1, but this is the first rom we have seen for a T-Mobile device. The only other carrier specific leak for a WP7 device was the one released by Football for Vodafone UK for the HTC Spark, so needless to say if you were still thinking that WP7 was still a far away dream, it is closer than you think.
You can find the leak in the original thread.