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egzthunder1 · Jul 21, 2011

Old But Not Dead – Rhodium And Raphael Get Complete Froyo Ports

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...

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orb3000 · Mar 2, 2011

Tutorial: How to Make or Edit CHT Widgets for Windows Mobile

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...

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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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mic_888 · Oct 25, 2010

VGA Rockbox Android Port Now Available

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...

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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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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2010

CyanogenMod-6 (Nightly) Now Ported for the Touch Pro

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...

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orb3000 · Jul 25, 2010

TF3D Advanced Music Player updated

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...

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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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WenWM · Jul 9, 2010

Android 2.2 For Touch Pro Updated To V 1.7.10

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. Alpha WiFi - "loads" but can't scan for networks Bluetooth - interface hangs in configuration (need to fix init.rc) Power management - Something...

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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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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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