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orb3000 · Dec 2, 2011

HTC Universal Gets Android ROM With CyanogenMod 7!

If you are impressed with the HTC HD2 in terms of the developments that have been possible here at XDA, here's another case of great development happening on legacy hardware. For those of you too young to remember HTC Universal-in 2005--was the first 3G device ever released with a VGA 3.5" pivoting screen. It came originally with Windows Mobile 5.0. Now thanks to the terrific efforts of XDA member notime2d8, and some other members involved, Android arrives with the CyanogenMod...

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orb3000 · Jun 20, 2011

Porting Android To The Good Ol’ HTC Universal

Perhaps the young ones won´t remember the great HTC Universal, the first 3G device worldwide, released back in 2005 with an unique form factor similar to a micro laptop. Well, the Universal still has a very active community and from it we´ve found that Android is on the process to being ported to it. XDA members notime2d8 and orzech2111 are leading this project that started almost one year ago. I have spoken with one of the developers involved and this...

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orb3000 · Jan 15, 2011

Interview with XDA Chef Laurentius26 – Pt. 1

For those new members on xda-developers, perhaps you don´t know about the work of XDA member Laurentius26. He has over 5 years of cooking experience for several devices. He started cooking for the Universal and worked together with XDA member Beasty. Their joint efforts were very important to pull Universal into Windows Mobile 6 and later 6.1. After that, some newer Chefs continued the work of Laurentius26, who had moved on to cook for the HD2. Orb3000: Hi Laurentius26, thanks a lot...

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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 · 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 24, 2010

Touch Input Chinese & English for Universal

The first 3G device built by HTC back in 2005 refuses to die. In fact, this XDA section is still active and new ROMs and apps appear frequently (not as often as with newer devices though). The Universal, one of the best HTC devices ever built, is getting an update for Touch Input. XDA Chef sun_dream adapted this app for VGA Universal in English and Chinese. This app will run only in Windows Mobile 6.5.3 23566 based ROM´s for Universal...

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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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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 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 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 14, 2010

PocketShopping updated to v1.5

We have seen a lot of applications for Windows Mobile to make your shopping more easy, this app presented by member rublopez is another great option to organize your shopping cart using a very finger friendly UI, with an iphone like interface, a light app that runs well even on older devices. You must have .NET Compact Framework 2.0 or newer installed, it's available in English and Spanish. Originally posted by rublopez I want to share this application that I...

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orb3000 · May 14, 2010

ICSControl: Internet Connection Sharing Utility

It has never been so easy to share your internet connection with other devices on Window Mobible. This under estimated tool that comes in almost any phone has many other great ways to share connections that we don´t even know exist. A couple of years ago member lysdexical created this app that unlocks the real potential of Internet sharing. Among other connection types, you can find: VPN to Wifi, Wifi to Bluetooth, Wifi to USB, etc. It´s worthwhile to bring...

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orb3000 · May 11, 2010

[APP|web] Energy ROM checker(emailer)

Are you an Energy ROM fan?, imagine you receive an email for any update Chef NRGZ28 makes on his great ROM´s! Now this is possible thanks to member momo22, he created a web app that will notify in your email, you can choose what version you need notifications for in a few simple steps and you are done. Despite work still is in beta, members have reported it to be very useful so far. The web app can work for...

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orb3000 · May 7, 2010

XDApp, XDA-Developers.com on Your Phone

This great app by ktemkin is not new but it´s worth to bring it back. Android user have the tapatalk app for xda but there's not much available for the Windows Mobile crows.So what could be better than a special app to browse xda developers on your Windows Mobile phone? With this app you can see xda in a great format, which is specially adjusted to fit mobile screens, no need to open your browser to navigate, post, download or...

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orb3000 · Apr 22, 2010

GPS Mod Driver – Lag Fix, GeoCaching Fix, Hardware Compass Support, Multi-Device

Do you think your GPS takes ages to get it´s location?, after installing the GpsModDriver you can get at fix in about 30 seconds. Member Mach2003 presents this updated fix that works in older devices as well. Originally posted by Mach2003 This Driver installs between your gps application and the GPSID driver that reads the hardware gps data. Lag is compensated, by guessing your position 'some number' of milliseconds in the future, current course and speed changes are included in...

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orb3000 · Apr 22, 2010

Album 3.2 (Rhodium S2 and Topaz S2)

Do you want to use the Rhodium and Topaz photo albums on your older device? Member programatix gives you the chance to do so, check out this article and his thread to enjoy this well finished ad-on for your VGA device. Originally posted by programatix These are Album 3.2 from Rhodium S2 and Topaz S2 roms. Please use related HTC Menu Enhancement, else menu displayed in Album will have graphical glitch. Also, the zooming in/out using Raphael's SmartTouch is working...

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orb3000 · Apr 21, 2010

New Opera Mini 5 and Latest Jbed all-in-one cab

The popularity of Opera Mini has grown fast since it has been launched for the iphone, for those of you already familiar with this great browser, optyqus created an all in one cab of the latest version. Originally posted by optyqus Trying to make things easier with Opera Mini 5 java (as the native WM Opera Mini is still beta and has some issues), I created a cab which spares you of headaches. I'm aware that there are other similar...

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orb3000 · Apr 20, 2010

ROM update WM6.1 with RealVGA FKB SRS for Universal

XDA member thingonaspring is a very well known person in the Universal forums, and now he has updated his great 6.1 ROM, but this time he has included Real VGA! The upgrade includes, amongst other things, great stability improvements, it seems this great device is still alive! Originally posted by thingonaspring A lot has changed for this version, that's why it's jumped a bit to v2.x. ROM changes for v2.3 Reorganised XIP. Crypt32.dll moved to IMGFS (saving 460kb RAM), wince.nls...

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orb3000 · Apr 18, 2010

New TCPMP build [SKINNED]

Member bimbam69 presents his version of the well known TCMP player with rmvb and skin selector option. This player is preferred by many members due to its stability and the many available features. Originally posted by bimbam69 Features of this build: Suport of FLV1 FLV4 videos and subtitle straight of the box. ffmpeg.plg now supports Cinepac, SVQ1, SVQ3, h.263, avc, mpeg4, flv1, flv4, on2Vp6. matroska.plg is mkv version 2.0 compliant. flac.plg has the latest 1.2.1 library equalizer works fine asap.plg...

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