POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Focus

WP7 on Straight Talk—Guide for the Samsung Focus

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One of the beauties of being able to tinker with our devices is how it allows us to have flexibility. Most countries around the world have several choices when it comes to mobile service, and among them you have the ones that will welcome you with open arms and that ones that simply do not want to let you go. How do the latter accomplish this? They lock the phones to their networks so that they cannot be used on others. Because of this, ever since XDA has been XDA, we have striven to do away with this ridiculous concept that is the carrier lock. The reason is simple, you pay good money for your device, you should be able to use it wherever and with whomever you see fit. XDA Forum Member fatclue had this idea as well and af. . . READ ON »

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Free Your Windows Phone 7 With WP7 Root Tools

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Looks like Windows Phone 7 hacking is becoming more and more interesting as time goes by. This time, XDA member Heathcliff74 brings us the first release (read alpha quality release) of his Root Tools for WP7. The tools currently work only for Samsung Devices using this OS (aka the Samsung Focus) due to Samsung specific parts of software that needed to be used to make the tool work. The app, which at this point consists of a registry editor, will allow you to tinker with low level parts of the registry that deal with services and other normally locked parameters of the phone. Most of you coming from Windows Mobile will know and understand the dangers of messing with the registry. However, back with WM, things were easi. . . READ ON »

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Issues With External SD Cards in Your Samsung Focus? Read This….

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If you own a Samsung Focus and have tried to use external microSD cards (other than the one provided by the manufacturer), then you are likely running into compatibility issues, or even data completely evaporating after a reboot. XDA member wm.andrew.wilson and a few other members are currently testing a few registry tweaks that deal mainly with power control to the SD card. According to the dev, these tweaks seem to be stabilizing things quite nicely and adding a few extra goodies as side effects: faster device response and better battery life. It seems that so far, the issues are gone (for the most part), but they would like to get more feedback from other Focus owners.

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WP7 First Forums Added – HD7, Focus, and Mozart

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Shortly after the unveiling of WP7 in Europe, XDA has started taking steps towards the next generation of Windows Mobile devices. We have had a place for WP7 development and chat for a while now, but since we now know of a few devices that will be hitting the market soon, we decided to give them places for centralized development for each one individually. The three devices (HTC Mozart, HTC HD7, and Samsung Focus) already have some discussions around them regarding possible specs, pictures, and more. The most advanced one in terms of devs having stuff to work on is the Mozart, which has a couple of shipped roms, effectively giving devs the possibility to look at the final product (maybe not exactly final, but rather . . . READ ON »

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