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HTC Radar

Ever since Windows Phone 7.8 was spotted running on phones in the wild, Windows Phone development has been more active than it has been for quite some time. The reason? Porting Windows Phone 7.8 to as many phones a possible, of course. Already on the short list is the HTC HD7 and the immortal HTC HD2. The HTC Radar recently got its own Windows 7.8 port, joining its Windows siblings.

XDA Forum Member sianto1997 has released the port for the HTC Radar. It is surprisingly stable, as users haven’t reported any overwhelming problems yet. The features include:

-Nokia Counters, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music Camera extras (NOKIA MARKETPLACE)
-USB Video out
-DFT Bluetooth transfer
-Windows Phone 8 startscreen
-WP7 Root Tools

Of course, it is a port—and an early one—so there are a few things not working properly. These include:

Picturetile: if you make it small you can’t make it full big again
xbox and music and video don’t change accent (make tap the little icon a few times (everytime))
Marketplace icon sometimes has windows logo, sometimes not
if you pin a site and make it really small its grey, and you can only pin one thing to start

These problems seem very minor, so there’s no reason why Radar owners can’t put this ROM on their phones and leave it there until the next iteration. Included is also a link to some compatible language packs for those who need something other than English. To learn more, check out the original thread.

HSPL_WP7S_LOGO3

DFT (Dark Forces Team) has been around our site for quite some time—since the days of Windows Mobile. More often than not, whenever a post of theirs appears on our site, something awesome is about to happen to a device. For instance, back in February they were successfully able to grant HSPL unlock goodness to the first generation HTC WP7 devices such as the Mozart, Schubert, etc. After Microsoft released the Mango update (WP 7.5), lots of things changed—not only in the OS part but also in other areas of the devices. HTC spent a monumental amount of effort making sure that this time the exploits used to hack their devices were leak tight. They added things such as INTEROPLOCK, and they modified drivers to the point that the OS became completely leak tight, or so they thought.

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Cotulla and XDA Recognized Developer mwang have come through once again for the community (or at least the portion using WP7 devices) by bringing in HSPL for second generation devices such as the Titan and the Omega. Please note that this method does not work for the recently released Titan 2 due to it having a different SPL. In case you are not aware of any of this, the SPL is the Secondary Program Loader, which once bypassed allows you to flash roms onto the device. However, bypassing this is not a simple feat due to the fact that messing up the SPL can and will lead you to a full brick. Also, this change can easily be reverted by a software update. Hard SPL or HSPL is a custom SPL that overwrites the stock SPL on the device, thus allowing you to flash custom firmware, a.k.a. ROMs! The method is not for the faint of heart, and you will need a special Y-cable to flash the device’s HSPL.

Another warning from Cotulla was the fact that this method is only for certain CID numbers, meaning that depending where you got your device, the device could spit out a Country ID error if it is not part of the “list”. If this is your case, then you must use the ever popular Gold Card Method, to get things going. Last but not least, make sure that you do not update your devices to any kind of FW 4.x, as the SPL is newer and the devs are not aware of any method to flash it back. Please proceed with extreme caution as this can brick your device if you are not careful on what you do.

If and when you are done with the unlocking procedure, mwang has been nice enough to provide the first custom roms available for both the Titan and the Radar. Also, please leave some feedback for the devs to look at in case the procedure doesn’t work.

Do not update your device to 4.XX ROMs via RUU or Zune!
It’s not known if possible to revert that SPL versions back.

Supported WP7S devices

*Omega (HTC Radar C110e)
*Titan (HTC Eternity X310e)

HTC Radiant (Titan II) IS NOT SUPPORTED!

You can find more information in the original thread.

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It has been quite a while since anyone (manufacturers) had introduced anything new for the Windows Phone 7 family of devices. There are several that have been announced by LG and Samsung, as well as the impending entry of Nokia into the world of WP7. Well, right now since the coast was clear, HTC decided to take the spotlight for themselves and released two WP7 devices running Mango from the get go. The first one, we did a review on the Portal earlier this week, the HTC Titan. This one literally breaks the mold on when it comes to specs compared to other WP7 devices due to: 1.5 GHz processor, 4.7 inch screen, and 9.9 mm thin. The Radar is more down to the same type of device currently available. The biggest difference with others as well is the fact that the camera that is loaded on both of these devices is equipped with a wide angle lens that results in far better pictures than other devices with similar cameras.

If you already have any of these, we would love to hear and see what you have to share regarding them.

You can visit the HTC Titan on its new home on xda right here.

You can visit the HTC Radar on its new home on xda right here.

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