July 21, 2011 By: egzthunder1
It looks like this has been some week for Windows Mobile devices in terms of getting back on the spot light. Just as you were thinking about going back to Android goodness on your Sensation, members that have been here for 2 years or more will certainly realize that this is indeed a piece of good news, good enough to unbury your old Raphael and your not-so-old Rhodium. It looks like XDA member arrrghhh and his team have finished adding the final touches to their Froyo ports for both aforemention devices. The porting projects of Android onto Windows Mobile devices is nothing short of a fantastic proof of how far our devs can go if they put their minds on things. In this case, the dev states that this port can be used as a daily as it is feature rich and stable to get you through your day without missing anything. There are a few bugs still remaining on them, but as with any port, these are expected. However, wifi, sound, camera, screen, and everything else seems to be working quite well. One thing to note is that the CDMA versions are under heavier investigation, so if you have a Herman or a Rhodium from either Sprint or Verizon, make sure that you read all the release notes.
If you still have either a Rhodium and/or a Raphael and would like to take this for a spin, please do so and leave any and all feedback that you can.
I have created a complete bundle of FroYo with a stable kernel from GIT (July 16 / 1340), and rootfs from GIT (July 15).
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March 2, 2011 By: orb3000
How about a Windows Mobile article for a change? XDA member poyensa posted a great tutorial explaining how to create or edit any Cookie Home Tab 2.0 widget. Basically, the original poster compiled the how to´s including quotes from developers but on a simpler way to understand the whole process of editing/creating widgets. The guide also includes an extensive, and very well documented, way to solve most common problems. You will find a section where you can create your own widget as well.
The developer invested a considerable amount of time on this compilation and surely your feedback will be well received. Olé!
Originally posted by poyensa
Are you interested in making or editing a CHT widget? To make a widget for Co0kie Home Tab 2.0.0 is not such a difficult job as you may think, I tell you by experience. I have no previous formation in programs or informatic code but i could make a few widgets(*) and I would like to share this experience with you. This is not so altruistic work, I am expecting a huge amount of widgets made by all of you to install and enjoy in my brand-repaired HD2
Co0kie Master has allready published a guide for making a CHT widget (it is into the widgets kitchen); also Genius_Rat_2665 has made a tutorial for making a cht clock widget, so -the third time lucky- lets bring here all that knowledge and try to make a simple widget step-by-step. Also this could be a good place to share and learn each other some code for widgets. Things like how to make an blinking element, how to change number in text, how to read from the registry, etc.
(*) What is for sure is that no one widget I could ever do without the help of others. Lets start quoting the existing Co0kie’s guide
Continue to the original thread.
January 31, 2011 By: Ben Elliott
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 Raphael (Touch Pro) side of the forums have got some experimental drivers working, which should allow for the use of the camera on several Windows Mobile devices when running Android. The work is regularly updated and is currently confirmed to improve the situation on the Blackstone (Touch HD), Rhodium (Touch Pro2), Raphael (Touch Pro), Diamond (Touch Diamond) and Topaz (Touch Diamond2). However, potential users should note that specific variants of these devices may not currently be catered for.
To give the camera a try in your favourite Android port, follow the instructions in the project thread.
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, the dev states that many of the necessary functions (like wifi, voice calls, and more) are functional, so it mae only be a matter of ironing the bugs a bit here and there.
If you do decide to have a piece of this OS in your device, make sure that you leave some feedback behind.
Before continuing be aware of: This is an Alpha release and now it seems usable (on my HTC Diamond it is!)! So before you do anything I suggest you to make a backup of your data / files! So read everything careful now :
You can find more information in the port thread.
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Are you an avid user of Rockbox? Here’s a bit of background – Rockbox is an open source firmware replacement for digital audio players and includes a wide ranger of sound settings sometimes not available from your device’s original firmware.
If like XDA forum member JesusFreak316 you are fan of Rockbox and want to use it on your mobile Android device, then you’ll be pleased to hear that multiple resolution versions have been ported over to Android and precompiled into ready-to-install apk’s.
However, JesusFreak316 found that a VGA version was lacking and so decided to compile this version for all VGA device owners running the Android OS.
Currently, there is a font size issue but the XDA member has posted a manual fix for this whilst he is building the fix into a revised apk file.
For more information and to try out Rockbox VGA, visit the application thread.
September 18, 2010 By: Ben Elliott
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 work into the FRX01 package incorporated into the latest release, which offers increased stability and speed compared to earlier builds.
Also added, are the Chinese and Japanese IMEs and signed XDANDROID release packages.
For details on how to run Android on a compatible Windows Mobile handset and for the download links themselves, take a look at the porting project thread.
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
[APP][25.09.08]HTC Touch Diamond VR Hologram v2.02
VR Hologram very similar to the wii Head Tracking VR demo made famous on youtube.
Uses G-Sensor to track tilt and update the VR Hologram view accordingly. 3D Hologram created using Managed Direct 3D Mobile (MD3DM). Found it easier to learn than the Managered wrapper for Opengl ES.
This is my first 3D app / game and also my first windows mobile app so be gentle but your comments, recommendations and criticisms are more than welcome. Been checking out this forum for over a year now but never really contributed.
You can find more information in the demo thread.
August 2, 2010 By: egzthunder1
XDANDROID project has grown a lot over the past few months. The devs have been doing a fantastic job in trying to iron out all the bugs in the ports to have better, more stable Android OS on devices not meant for it. On the other side of the coin, you have the infamous CyanogenMod Android roms, which are rated among the best for multiple devices. The time has now come to marry these two fantastic developments. XDA member vatoloco has just released a port of a CM-6 Froyo – Nightly build for the Touch Pro (aka Raphael). While it is still on experimental state, there have been good reports about it so far. However, if you are adventurous enough to try it, bear in mind that it will have some bugs. Other builds have also been ported in this project, such as Myn’s Warm Donut for the Vogue/Polaris/Kaiser, which seem to be more stable as well.
The developer is currently looking for testers, so hop into this project and help out the devs in completing this great port.
So here we go now for CM6-Ports:
The following CM6-Ports are available now:
Link: Froyredux-Port Latest Release 22-07-2010 (Base: RC1 -> will be updated soon)
Link: Froyorider-Port Latest Release 26-07-2010 (Brand-New RC2 -> you should go with this until the other builds are updated to RC2)
Link: Chromatic-Port (Base: RC1 -> will be updated soon)
Link: Official-CM6-Port Latest Release 01-08-2010 (Base: RC2 -> NEW Nightly Build 01-08-2010 [Notice Nightly's are experimental and may have bugs + ADDED NEW INSTALLER [TESTERS NEEDED])
You can find more information in the port thread.
With this enhancement, created by XDA member Fredz, you will have your TF3D music player more finger friendly and with some new options, like left to right Cover flow, add button to go to the first song of the next album, add button to go to the first song of the next album, amongst others.
The updated version 0.33 features new buttons and animation of the album art.
Working for Windows Mobile devices with VGA resolutions.
Originally posted by Fredz
[APP] TF3D Advanced Music Player V0.33 VGA – New features (10/07/09). WVGA soon
Hi XDA Members
TF3D Advanced Music Player is a music player for the Manila 3D with optimisation to give him more finger friendly.
Left to Right Cover flow
Add button to go to the first song of the next album
Add button to go to the first song of the next album
Switch to left or right allow you to changed to focused album
First music of the focused album is played when taping on the focused album art *NEW*
You can find more information in the application thread.
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 Pangya
Crayon Physics De Luxe
is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.
Website: http://www.crayonphysics.com (Info only)
Pangya for windowins mobile
Pangya is a golf game. Fingerfriendly and Anmie style.
Website: http://www.sweatdroplivegaming.com/2…ya-mobile.html (Info only)
You can find more information in the application thread.
July 18, 2010 By: orb3000
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 damage your device so use it at your own risk and please read instructions carefully.
Originally posted by NetRipper
[APP] Msm7kCpuSpeed – Overclock Raphael/Diamond/Topaz/Rhodium
After LeoCpuSpeed to overclock the HD2, I’ve been working on overclocking the MSM7k SoC on the Raphael, with success. The same processor is present on the Diamond, Rhodium and the Topaz, so it should work on all of these devices. I’ve been able to underclock to 57MHz and overclock up to 710MHz, using small 19.2MHz steps. It can clock even further, but it depends on the quality of the processor in your device where the limit for you lies.
- Diamond (unconfirmed)
- Topaz (unconfirmed)
You can find more information in the overclocking thread.
Many of you now know a lot about our XDAndroid team. They are always working hard and their most recent update is for the HD2. The changes made available by XDA member babijoee can now be downloaded, transferred, and ran from your TP. The update brings many fixes, and even moves on to the beta stage of development.
- WiFi – “loads” but can’t scan for networks
- Bluetooth – interface hangs in configuration (need to fix init.rc)
- Power management – Something wakes the phone up immediately, have to look into it
- SD Card – I have to find a working config for Android to recognize this
- bzo: anything to do with GPS will cause a crash
- Accelerometer works
- Keyboard works
- Some G-Apps work
- Brightness control works
- Scepterr: net location works, NetworkLocation.apk needs to be signed with platform-key
- Adding linpack and Quadrant benchmark programs for testing ( only built in for now. will be removed in future and more stable packs )
- Sound works in apps
- 3D works
- So far no boot loop
- So far wifi scans now and is trying to get ip-address. Now looking into DCHP
- Speakerphone works
- Headset works
- JIT enabled
- SDcard fixed
- adding charmonix ledeffects
- removing launcher2
- adding launcherpro as default launcher
- Added lugiber boot-animation
- removing some unnecessary apps. will update to let you know what i remove.
- removed setupwizard / default provision
- Sound is now working ( stinebd )
- Updated apns.xml
- GRPS connections should be more stable now.
- Removed default music app and replace with cacheinjection Music Mod 126.96.36.199
- Added Flash10.1 – not working.
- Adding OIfilemanager
If you still own a Touch Pro, you can get more information over at the port thread.
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 added.
UPDATE4 (21 June): Read WMPowerUser Review
I made an amazing Welcomehead/Boot screen image consisting of HTC/Samsung and Windows phone logos . It is now available for QVGA, VGA, WQVGA and WVGA resolutions.
To install just copy the corresponding cab to your device and run it via any file explorer.
The following versions are available:
QVGA (240×320) HTC
VGA (480×640) HTC
VGA (480×640) Dell
WVGA (480×800) HTC
WVGA (480×800) Samsung
WQVGA (240×400) Samsung
If you like it and want the same for your resolution just drop in a comment.
Don’t forget to post your feedback.
You can find more information in the start up screens thread.