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Ben Elliott · Jan 31, 2011

Get the Camera Working on Android Ports for Windows Mobile

While the Android ports that have been around for some time now for older Windows Mobile devices, such as the Blackstone, Raphael and Touch Diamond, and the fact that they have been fun to play around with, the feature most sorely missed from such ports is camera functionality. Despite the ever-stabilising and speedier builds, this has been the most notable omission from the ports, which includes the popular XDANDROID project so far. However, a few developers over on the HTC...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 29, 2010

Touch Pro Gets the Gingerbread Treatment.

While not really a part of the XDANDROID project, it is good to see that Android ports for the TP and the Diamond have not stopped. XDA member e334 points us to a thread by Neopeek, who apparently has managed to get a working port of Gingerbread for the Diamond. Needless to say that the title of the thread is pretty self explanatory and the rom is in alpha stage, so it is expected to have plenty of bugs. However,...

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orb3000 · Oct 24, 2010

QuickShutdown for WM Updated

XDA member petititi updated his app to version 1.5.3d. For those who don´t know, QuickShutdown is an application to turn off, restart or set to sleep your Windows Mobile device but without the need of .Net framework and because of that it is very fast and responsive. Updated version corrects some bugs, adds a short power button feature and let you choose if you want to lock device when screen goes off. Originally posted by petititi I developed an application like...

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orb3000 · Sep 24, 2010

Control Panel Settings to Links for WM

Are you into flashing ROM´s frequently? Then you will agree that creating shortcuts to your favourite programs or applications should an be easier or automated task for every time you flash a new ROM. XDA member dubidu took care of this and created CplLinks. This application goes through the registry key which holds the settings items and creates a .lnk file for each of the entries. Once installed, there are no messages, it only runs and creates the links. The...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 18, 2010

Final Version of XDANDROID Froyo Port for Windows Mobile Released

It has been a long time coming, but XDA member babijoee and team have finally made public their final version of the XDANDROID Froyo-to-Windows Mobile port for devices such as the HTC Touch Pro and Diamond. After several alpha and beta versions, the developers feel that this part of the project is finally ready to be known as the 'final' update of the port. This is due in part to the work of XDA member stinebd, who put many hours of...

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orb3000 · Aug 3, 2010

HTC VR Hologram 3D

XDA member pauloke posted a long time ago the .cab file to get this nice hologram on your Windows Mobile device. It's just a demo that will show you nice graphics combined with the use of the G-Sensor as a proof of concept. It´s reportedly working in both Raphael and Diamond. Hope a developers can have a look on this and perhaps make it usable for more devices or get another useful use. Here the video. Originally posted by pauloke...

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orb3000 · Jul 23, 2010

2 Free Games: Crayon Physics De Luxe and Pangya

XDA member MDA_newbie point us to these free games for Windows Mobile devices. Pangya is a finger friendly golf game and Anmie style. And Crayon Physics De Luxe is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game. Both games have been tested on Blackstone using WM6.1 but some users reported also working on Raphael and Diamond. Both games can be downloaded from our friend and XDA member The0ne from 1800pocketpc Originally posted by MDA_newbie [2 games] Crayon Physics De Luxe and...

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orb3000 · Jul 18, 2010

Msm7kCpuSpeed, Overclock Tool for Raphael/Diamond/Topaz/Rhodium

Finally, the free tool that lots of users have been waiting for! XDA member NetRipper has been working on a project for overclocking the Raphael and he successfully increased the clock speed up to 710MHz. Since the Raphael uses the same processor as the Rhodium, the Diamond, and the Topaz, a lot of users will benefit from this great tool. This well finished UI will let you under or overclock by simply moving the slider. Be warned, this tool can...

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orb3000 · Jun 28, 2010

New Boot screen designs

XDA member gauravbaadshah presents a new design on this start up screens with the logo of HTC, Samsung, and Dell. Based on Windows 7 logo, these new images will give a different look to your Windows Mobile device's start up sequence. Originally posted by gauravbaadshah Hello fellow xda users, UPDATE1 (18 June): WVGA for Samsung and HTC available now. UPDATE2 (19 June): WQVGA for Samsung available now. All files are now available in cabs. UPDATE3 (19 June): VGA for Dell...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 28, 2010

XDANDROID Updated to Encompass Froyo 2.2

The popular Android-to-Windows Mobile porting project, XDANDROID, has recently added Froyo to the list of Android builds for which there is now a port available. Posting in the Touch Pro section, XDANDROID founder babijoee unveiled the alpha release of the new version, including download links and a separate thread for its testing and development. Although the build should work on the original Touch Pro and Diamond, it has not yet been confirmed whether or not it will function on other...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 8, 2010

See your Wallpaper or Boot Animation in the Next XDANDROID Release!

To complement the current king of all projects, XDANDROID (the Android-for-Windows Mobile porting project that spans over many devices, including the Touch Pro[2], Diamond[2], X1 and HD), XDA member babijoee is asking for the community's help in designing a boot animation and a selection of wallpapers to give the project more recognition. There have already been several interesting entries to the contest, including several .gifs from XDA member lugiber. However, the project still needs new ideas for wallpapers in order to make...

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mic_888 · Jun 1, 2010

Capture Screenshots with Shake and Save

Written back in 2009 by XDA forum member Moisisv, Shake and Save is a very useful application to capture screen shots of your Windows Mobile device. Written for (but not limited to) the HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro, Touch HD and Samsung Omnia, Shake and Save is a print screen program that makes use of the built-in accelerometer in your device. Just select your preferred image format, shake your mobile and the application will save the current screen displayed on your...

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orb3000 · May 25, 2010

BootPackage Windows Mobile Updated

For those of you wondering how you could change the boot screen on your devices, xda member Wajk just updated his nice looking boot screen packages. Among them, you can find Windows 7 style bootscreen animations as well as the old PC style to choose from. You  have the ability to enable or disable animations as well as sound, which is definitely a nice way to start up your device. Updated version 1.4 is tested working well on WVGA/VGA/QVGA resolutions....

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egzthunder1 · May 25, 2010

FingerFriendly FinanceCheck Beta Just Released

XDA Member LORDShadowMan has just released the first beta of his app. This is a finger friendly expense tracker, which aside from helping you keep record of what you spend has other nifty features such as data interchange via XML, as well as an alarm that gets triggered when you have spent too much. The app has been designed for the HTC Diamond, which indicates that it is for VGA resolutions. However, the developer said that it should also work...

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orb3000 · May 25, 2010

[CatchMe] Communicate Devices Using GPS/SMS with No Internet Connection

Although, this is not new, it is a very useful application that allows you to communicate with other Windows Mobile devices using your internal or external GPS unit with no Internet connection. Developed by xda member_LEM_, CatchMe will let you find other devices to know their location. This app can be automated to send an SMS to another device and retrieve the information of location. That information will be updated to your GPS program, if no signal is available, the...

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orb3000 · May 24, 2010

How to Translate a ROM into any Language

How many times you have seen a member asking for a "how to" guide to change the language in a ROM? This is a recurrent question amongst XDA new members. However, thanks to xda member kiliss, this is perfectly doable by simply following his comprehensive guide. This normally works for all Windows Mobile devices: WM5, 6, 6.1, 6.5 and 6.5.x. Based on this old method, this tutorial shows you the easy way to do it. Originally posted by kiliss I...

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orb3000 · May 22, 2010

Manage Media Files with Hydros Media Center

If you are one of those users who are simply not satisfied with your media management application in your computer, then you have to take a look at Hydros Media Center. This application is an interesting alternative to Active Sync (or WMDC if you are on Vista or later) for managing your media files on your Windows Mobile device. Despite still being on alpha stage, this app, which was created by xda member rkrishnan2012, has many options to play with....

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orb3000 · May 18, 2010

[APP] XroM_Switch Comm Manager

Bored with your comm manger? Member XroM presents this interesting version of a communication management application. This app is a great alternative to the Windows Mobile default Comm Manager that gives you all the original options plus the ability to switch off GPRS, restart manila and reset the device amongst other features. This app is available in English and Russian. Originally posted by XroM A small app to switch a wireless devices with additional functions. In resource you can customize...

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orb3000 · May 16, 2010

Application ExtendedFileExplorerExt

Windows Mobile users need more options to make their Windows Mobile experience even better, and with the new powerful devices this is increasing every day. One example of this is the ExtendedFileExplorerExt cab. Member aestivalisakito has successfully combined FileExplorerExt 2.07 and ExplorerExt  into one cab file, adding more options when displaying your file explorer. This app is presented to Developers to cook in their ROMs and also to end users. Originally posted by aestivalisakito Version History v 0.2 Display a...

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orb3000 · May 13, 2010

Sense Interface SDK updated to v1.3 [HTC’s Sense UI Look ‘n Feel]

This SDK graphic interface version will let you Personalize and play with several aspects of this Windows Mobile skin from HTC. Fully finger friendly, very customizable, this SDK is a great tool for developers. Member eboelzner has updated his .netCF SDK to version 1.3 Originally posted by eboelzner Highlights: Separate WVGA/WQVGA Resource libs [for you skinning guru's] Full Apha Blending, Transparency GDI+ support and API available WYSIWYG Visual Studio development [asmmeta dll included!] Full Finger Control[List attempts to learn your scrolling tendencies!]...

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