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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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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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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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WenWM · Jul 14, 2010

Lets Begin: GTX Icons

GTX seems to be one of many hit mods that have been developed in our forums this year. In a very recent post by XDA member fjompa , the dev asks to begin development on GTX Icons. Now, while some people not familiar with the whole concept of GTX this might seem weird, but this famous theme has extensions in just about everything from lock screens to sms packages. The original poster only has one icon, but I am sure...

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orb3000 · Jun 8, 2010

WM6.5 Theme Gray Green

For those of you who prefer to use Windows Mobile Titanium in your home screen, XDA member kenchan2009 created a very well designed theme in two color combinations: Grey/Green and Black/Blue. Both themes work on resolutions WVGA, VGA, WQVGA, and QVGA for WM6.5 by simply installing the cab provided by developer. The developer has also revealed the source of the idea for these themes for anybody with the skills to add new color combinations to this collection. Originally posted by kenchan2009 【theme】WM6.5...

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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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orb3000 · Jun 7, 2010

GTX Ultra White Salvador Dali Clock

XDA member tin2404 shows us this great GTX SENSE theme, which is a tribute to master of paint Salvador Dalí. Tin2404 modified Co0kieMonster's Home Tab and CHT Editor graphics to make this theme. Also, you can choose amongst several Dali´s different clocks to have your home screen with an art touch. You´ll need to have Co0kieMonster's Home Tab Mod version 1.7.1 and Windows Mobile 6.5 and up in order to make it work. Originally posted by tin2404 OK.The first idea...

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orb3000 · May 31, 2010

MaxSense v1.0 Unleashed

Many of you have probably heard about MaxSense, another UI that completely redesigns the way you see your home screen. XDA member maxycy presents us with this nice looking UI, which has been unleashed for Chefs to cook it into their ROMs. XDA chef NRGZ28, who is famous for his Energy ROM series, has launched ROMs with MaxSense cooked in them for many HTC devices such as Rhodium, Leo, and Blackstone, among others. Are you tired of your home screen?...

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ElCondor · May 29, 2010

CobaltController: Use your PS3 Controller for Your Windows Phone!

This is a very cool new application made by XDA developer Cobaltikus. It lets you control your Windows Phone games by using your Playstation 3 controller. Many games, mainly emulators, are capable of working with this new application, which connects your Sixaxis/Dual Shock 3 controller with your Windows Phone using Bluetooth HID. Although it is still in beta stage, the developer even plans to add WiiMote support to the application, which would be even more awesome! Originally posted  by Cobaltikus...

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orb3000 · May 25, 2010

Manila 2.5 HomeScreenJump

This application for Windows Mobile is based on HTC Wildfire and it allows you to jump to any Sense 2.5 tab from any place your are on your device by simply pressing a button.  When the required action is performed, a multi window appears letting you choose where you want to go. This application created by xda member dotcompt and it was tested on Rhodium,Leo, and Topaz; still on beta stage but this application promises to be a "must have"....

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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 25, 2010

WaPaC (Wallpaper Changer)

XDA member Rapid81 presents us with this useful application to automatically change your wallpaper on Windows Mobile devices. You can choose the directory where wallpapers are located on your device, and also you can adjust time between changes. The software is very simple to use and gives the user the ultimate viewing experience by displaying what the user wants to see on their home screens. This app has tested on WM6.5.3 and it works for all resolutions. Originally posted by grgiannis Tool...

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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 23, 2010

New Set of Dark Passion Icons

Despite the large number of custom icon sets available today, it seems like we always want more nicely designed new ways of personalize our devices. This time xda member and moderator zelendel created a black set of icons for Windows Mobile. There are more than 150 different black icons including youtube, adobe, messenger and many more to choose from. Whether you  like them or not, this new set that increases the great collection we have so far thanks to the efforts...

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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 21, 2010

Send Free SMS via Way2SMS

This application, created by xda member aman11dhanpat, will let you include a php script into your device whenever you access the website way2sms.com. This will act as a SMS application for your device, but will send the messages via data rather than via your provider's SMS service, saving you money in the process. The app was tested on an Indian free SMS web service provider. Even though this is the first version of this tool, we can expect some improvements for upcoming...

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orb3000 · May 20, 2010

tinyCAM – Transform your PDA into Network Camera

This app is not new, but I have read some threads asking for an app like this, so it's worth to bring it back. XDA member w3t created this app, which transforms your Windows Mobile device into a network camera. This is very useful if you have something that requires constant remote monitoring. This app works with WIFI connections as well as with data services from some providers, although some restrictions may apply. You need to have .NET CF 3.5 installed...

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orb3000 · May 19, 2010

[game] Mosatsu

Mosatse is a sexy game that is a big success amongst iPhone users; now member y2ksatan presents this transplanted game for Windows Mobile. This is not an X-rated application, but its content has some decent nudity in it, so please be aware of this in case you or those around you have objections against this. The game includes some pre loaded models on it, but you have the option of adding your personal models. To run just unzip the file...

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orb3000 · May 17, 2010

navmi GPS Cycle Computer v3

A few months ago member AndyZap presented version 3 of this GPS sports application for Windows Mobile touch screen devices. One of the best things to talk about this GPS tool is the good graphic design it has, some other features are auto pause, time and distance tracking and map display (offline caching of maps). Definitely a fresh good looking option for enjoying your GPS. Originally posted by AndyZap Yet Another GPS Tracker? - yes, but: this is a nice...

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