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Conan Troutman · Apr 5, 2013

Android Flashing Tool for the HTC Touch HD

There seems to be a tendency these days of referring to devices that have been around for a year or so as "old." And given the pace at which mobile technology advances, that's probably a fairly reasonable assessment. So by those standards, the HTC Touch HD (a.k.a Blackstone) is positively geriatric---not in a crocheting by the fire, reminiscing about the good old days kind of way though; the Blackstone is more of a fencing with walkers kind of device. Originally released back in late...

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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 · Aug 21, 2010

Blackstone Touchscreen Fully Fixed

Do you have a HTC Blackstone using Android kernels and have problems with your screen? Or typing on the keyboard is very slow? XDA member camro posted about the work of another XDA member OliWe. The developer posted a series of fixes to get your screen working as it should. Fixes like wrong pointer and calibration are fully corrected as well as added the long press for hardware key, all of this installing the new kernel provided. So, if your...

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orb3000 · Jul 19, 2010

Application Launcher: AppGrouper

For Windows Mobile devices still using WM6 or 6.1, XDA member MacDegger presents this app launcher as an alternative to the scroll list ones. You have the chance to put in your preferred background. Designed with simple graphics, this tool will let you organize your most used programs. This tool was tested on Blackstone but should work for other WVGA resolution devices as well. Originally posted by MacDegger [APP][2010/07/02]AppGrouper, a simple catagorised app launcher Hi! I'm a longtime lurker, ever...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 16, 2010

Flashaholic RUU Simplifies Flashing

Is your ORD (obsessive rom flashing disorder) itching? XDA member appelflap has written a small app that should make the whole flashing process a whole lot easier. The app is basically a modified RUU, which includes a few tweaks. For instance, the app runs a task 29 command on the device prior to flashing. If you are not familiar with this, it is a command to format the device. Among some of the other tweaks, the dev removed the check...

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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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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Ben Elliott · May 17, 2010

WVGA GTX Phone Canvas Available

Lately on XDA, the Windows Mobile side of the forum seems dominated by all things GTX, and for good reason. This is by far one of the most popular themes ever to have graced the Windows Mobile platform and owners of WVGA devices can now enjoy the unique GTX look while making a call. cymlxgo has recently created a phone canvas skin that matches the grey-on-white style of the original GTX Sense 2.5 theme. It replaces the traditional colours of...

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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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