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egzthunder1 · Apr 15, 2011

Give Your Windows Mobile Device a Taste of Easter

Whether you have religious motives or not to celebrate Easter, one can only help but to wonder what to do in order to get into the whole spirit, particularly if you have children. Well, if that was the case, your prayers have been heard because XDA member lnando84 has prepared a theme for Sense for Windows Mobile devices equipped with Cookie's Home Tab 2.0. The theme includes Easter eggs for the different icons, bunnies, and as much candy and chocolate...

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orb3000 · Apr 1, 2011

ROM with HQ Youtube for Touch Pro 2 -Windows Mobile

If you have a Rhodium, you must be aware of the lack of HD quality on Youtube. Well, now thanks to XDA member Wild Child that problem is fixed. We normally do not cover ROMs on our articles but this time due to the importance of the fix included on the developer´s work, we thought it would be worth pointing it out. Four different ROM´s can be found on the original thread and all of them having HD Youtube fixed....

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egzthunder1 · Mar 16, 2011

Show Your Team Spirit With NFL Dialpad Skins for your WVGA Windows Mobile Device

We love our hobbies, whether it be sports, electronics, or both. What better way to show the combined loved than by merging one into the other? XDA member lnando84 shares his creations for all NFL fans out there. The dialer skins feature your favorite NFL team logo in the background as well as re-designed number buttons to match the style. These are only good for WVGA devices like the HD2 and Touch pro 2, running Windows Mobile 6.5 and up....

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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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mic_888 · Dec 19, 2010

Change CPU Speed With WiMoSpeed

If you want to be able to change the clock speed of your Windows Mobile device CPU, check out XDA forum member iwfratz's application, WiMoSpeed. The app manipulates the values WM uses for clock control, so it works reliably on battery and AC without any scripting or active components. It depends on CPU-hardware, as well as radio and OS ROM since the dev could not get WM to switch the clock reliably on request. So, WiMoSpeed switches the clock registers itself...

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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 27, 2010

Simplified Chinese Input for Rhodium

XDA member gromky presents the basic steps to get simplified Chinese working on Rhodium. This was tested on Energy ROMs but should work on any other. According to the developer, many other options are available around but they seem to be more complicated or having serious issues. Three steps must be done to have it working: install fonts, install input method, and Change system default font. To avoid unwanted behavior, be sure to read all the installation instructions and all...

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orb3000 · Aug 8, 2010

Swype 3.9, Skin GTX Style

As we all know, the GTX UI is very popular and many applications have been skinned to fit on the same style. Now, XDA Member Mr. Makk presents a nice skin for swipe keyboard. Despite this being the first release and as developer says "there is room for a lot of improvement but it will be done one by one", this nice skin is worth to try, and if you like it please leave feedback so future versions can be...

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orb3000 · Aug 1, 2010

Meditation Timer for WM

This timer, created by XDA member Toolmaker was specially made for those who regularly do meditation. Set the desired time and forget about everything. Timer will let you know with a soft relaxing tone when the previously set time has expired, so you can leave that activity and slowly return to every day world. Created on a Rhodium, this application works on Windows Mobile devices running 6 and up with WVGA resolution. Originally posted by Toolmaker [APP] Meditation Timer [v0.1...

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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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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 · Jul 16, 2010

Game, Tim’s Key Quest

Do you like arcade games? Then, this one will surely be of your liking. XDA member zarpy shows this funny game that will make you an addict soon. In a simple colorful user interface, you are Tim and have to defeat the ice king jumping from one platform to another and trying to get the red key to step in the next level. Easy on screen buttons to move. Working on Windows Mobile devices with WVGA resolutions. Originally posted by...

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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 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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orb3000 · Jun 16, 2010

Surreal Aluminium Theme

Art on Windows Mobile devices: if you enjoyed previous themes of Dali´s famous paintings, you will find this one a must have. XDA member tin2404 just updated this surrealistic theme into aluminum. It reminds me a bit to GTX's color combination of whites. Interesting new icons are present on this theme as well as new slider and program icons. An absolute must have for all art and theme lovers out there. Originally posted by tin2404 SURREALISTIC SAGA CONTINUES !! After...

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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 8, 2010

Alecs Windows-Phone-7 Taskbar

XDA member optyqus launched his first release, which is a taskbar with WP7 style and icons on the typical light blue colored background.You´ll also find some nice icons to add your personal style on your device. The taskbar currently works for WVGA & VGA devices running WM6.5 and up, but the developer will work on other resolutions as well. Originally posted by optyqus WVGA & VGA QVGA & WQVGA - in progress WM 6.5 & 6.5.X GSM Only (CDMA in...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 7, 2010

HomeScreenJump for Manila 2.5 Updated

We have plenty of hacks, mods, and themes available for Manila, Sense, and all of its variations. This time, XDA member dotcompt brings us his version of HTC Wildfire. If you are not familiar with it, Wildfire is a task manager type of application for Manila, which allows you to access any tab from a single screen, without having to use the Slider. You can activate the app by simply touching a button in the device. Still in beta, but...

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