October 2, 2012 By: Former Writer
Windows Phone 7.8 hit XDA running. In a matter of weeks, the newest version of WP is already running on the HTC Radar, HTC Titan, and the (legendary) HTC HD2. It has helped revitalize a Windows Phone development environment that had all but given up with the approach of Windows 8. Now, three more WP devices have received a port to 7.8. They are the HTC 7 Pro, HTC Arrive, and the HTC Spark (US version of Trophy).
XDA Senior Member sianto1997, who also brought the HTC Radar port, is responsible for all three ports. The HTC Arrive and 7 Pro releases are pretty much identical. The features for those two include:
-Nokia Counters, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music Camera extras (NOKIA MARKETPLACE)
-USB Video out
-DFT Bluetooth transfer
-Windows Phone 8 startscreen
Of course, with ports do come issues. Here’s the issues list for the Arrive and 7 Pro:
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
Aside from some early hiccups, users are reporting that these ROMs work and work pretty well. Even if they’re a little rough, they can still be used as daily drivers as nothing overly major is wrong with them.
For the HTC Spark, the ROM came out a little better. The features include:
-Windows Phone 7.8
-Windows Phone 8 startscreen
-Windows Mobile Device Center
-USB Video Out
-Search Key Remapper
-DFT Bluetooth File Transfer
-Opitional languages (LANGUAGEPACK)
-No font issue
There isn’t a list of bugs for this ROM, so if there is any they weren’t important enough to mention. Once again, this could be used a daily driver as there haven’t been any real big issues reported.
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.