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!
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.
Well, for those of you that decided to take the plunge and get into Windows Phone 7, only to find tons of basic functionality disabled or not present, it seems that your prayers are being heard by the powers at Microsoft. According to a tip from XDA moderator ceesheim, XDA member Football has released a leaked rom RUU from the HTC Schubert, which apparently includes the long and awaited NoDo, which stands for “No Donut” (Microsoft’s attempt at taking a cheap shot against Android, I guess). In any case, it has been confirmed by the people who have been able to flash this that it does indeed includes this functionality, as the build is Copy and Paste enabled. The rom seems to be flashable to other devices as well, but by no easy means. For instance, in order to flash to the HD7 and the Touch Pro 7, it seems that you need a generic (unbranded) version of the device, on top of a special USB cable and a gold card (remember, that this rom is intended for a different device, so don’t expect any free lunch coming from Microsoft).
Have you flashed this yet? If so, please share your experiences and any bugs that you may be running into (or not). Also, feedback in that thread will be rather important for people venturing into flashing a WP7 for the first time, so please leave some behind.
Here new RUU for Schubert with NoDo update
You can find more information in the leak thread.
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