March 15, 2012 By: David Watt
It almost comes as no surprise that once again, the HTC HD2 has received yet another major development update, this time along with the Samsung Omnia 7. Development team XDA-Devs Europe brings us a world exclusive—the first custom ROMs based on the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed ‘Tango’, officially knows as ‘Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh’. Tango is said to bring a number of improvements to Windows Phone 7.5, including lower RAM requirements and MMS improvements.
The two custom ROMs are based on Tango RTM build 8773.98, which will soon be shipping to OEM manufacturers. Both ROMs are almost fully functional. However, according to the devs, a number of limitations exist. The official Market is currently blocked on both devices, due to Tango not being publicly available at this time, though an alternative app is included. The ROMs are also not updatable at present, but this will be remedied in due course.
The HD2 custom ROM is brought to us by XDA Recognized Developer HD2Owner and can be found in the HD2 ROM thread. XDA Forum Moderator ceesheim has released the Samsung Omnia 7 custom ROM, which can be found in the Omnia 7 ROM thread.
We don’t talk as much as we should about WP7 in the Portal. However, and much against people’s skepticism, this platform is heavily being worked by several devs whom we know and remember from the golden days of Windows Mobile. In this particular case, Focus and Omnia 7 owners have gained a very important feature, previously unavailable: WiFi hotspot. XDA member drkfngthdragnlrd has posted a very complete guide on how to achieve this mod based on the original work released by XDA Recognized Developer OndraSter. This mod will allow you to tether through your device, regardless of what your carrier may say about your ability to do it with these devices.
Please follow the guide completely and read it over a few times before to avoid making mistakes. Also, be sure to leave some feedback for the dev.
1. Remove (uninstall) Network Profile application and remove any APN you set up in settings -> cellular.
2. InterOP-unlock your device (Heathcliff)
3. Install DiagProvXML app
3. Using Isolated Storage Explorer deploy enclosed provxml files
4. Install the xml files in this order: hotspot, hotspot1, mxip_hotspotconfig_01, EnableAutoDataConfig
4b. Check in settings that you can now see Internet Sharing between Bluetooth and accounts!
6. Deploy WP7 Root Tools (Heathcliff)
7. Now launch Root Tools and go to Local Machine -> Comm -> InternetSharing and manualy add:
You can find more information in the original thread.
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Thanks OndraSter for the tip!
Originally posted on a Chinese forum, XDA forum member yhd4711499 has posted the tutorial on how to jailbreak your Omnia 7 running Mango.
If you have updated to Mango, you’ll need to roll back to 7932 or earlier and make sure your device is unlocked. The XDA member has posted the 4 files that you will need and step by step instructions.
Before updating to Mango, you’ll need to copy the lanuguage and unlock xml files and deploy the Wp7RootTools o.5 alpha.xap, renaming the xml files to the original names. You’ll then enter a few codes, and then update to Mango.
After updating to Mango, enter Diagnosis, GPRS settings, choose the unlock xml file and save. No rebooting is required, and you should be jailbroken!
For detailed instructions and to download the required files, head on over to the forum thread.
Yup, you read it correctly. XDA member lyriquidperfection is jump starting the customization capability project for the Omnia 7. What does this mean? Well, if you are not familiar with cooking for Windows Mobile devices, you will have probably never heard of this before as it is not some app that you will go on and install, like you would with a cab. This is something that is used by chefs to allow the devices to run certain settings and customizations upon first boot. Lets say that you cooked your own rom and wanted the font to be wingdings (assuming that you had the font, of course) with a different size, color and a few other tweaks. Provxml will allow those settings to be placed in a xml file and be applied without you (the end user) having anything to do other than just sit and look at the settings do their thing.
So, if you are a chef starting to tinker with Windows Phone 7 (especially the Omnia 7), please give this a go and see if it works for you. If you can add some value to the discussion with findings and maybe workarounds to some issues that the dev is having, please share them.
Can do this using the Registry Viewer and Network Profile Tool. I will be making a tool for samsung that will allow you to provision any xml.
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XDA member idloco presents Store on the GO for your Windows Phone 7. This store front will let you browse products on Amazon featuring things like the option to check products reviews, view the product features, add products to cart and purchase products on the cart inside Amazon amongst many others. By now it´s only available in English but the developer will add more languages in future versions.
Get it free on the market and please leave some feed back!.
Originally posted by idloco
[APP] Store on the GO! powered by Amazon -[R]- 04/01/2011 -[V] – 1.0
Here is my amazon app!
Is just a small store front to browse products on Amazon
Check Products Reviews
View the product features
Check an image of the product*
Add products to cart
Purchase products on the cart inside Amazon.
Future features ( depending of how popularity of the app is )
*Browse more product Images
Check related products
View different versions/editions of the product.
Better localization, to redirect to the .jp .ca .uk versions of the site.
Here is the link to the App in the zune marketplace
You can find more information in the application thread.
Thanks to XDA member AnDim for releasing the WP7 ROM tools. These tools allow you to modify the ROMs and cook them up the way you like. We hope this encourages more development towards the new WP7 OS. With its latest addition, it supports the Omnia 7 by supporting its .nbO file format. Here is a quote from the original post:
1. htc ROM Image Editor V. 0.7.0.19 (Test) Only Read and extract functions.
+ support Samsung OMNIA 7 (.nb0 file format);
+ support htc OS.nb rom part (only WP7);
+ extract LOGO partition from OS;
+ extract .bmp(s) from LOGO partition;
+ extract SLDR1 (SLDR2) partitions from OS;
+ extract files and packages from SLDR1 (SLDR2);
V. 0.7.0.11 (Test) Only Read and extract functions
+ Initial WP7 Support
We are just as excited as you about this. So, head over to the discussion thread, check it out, and be sure to thank the developer!
If you are a WP7 device owner and you’ve been admiring the apps from the Samsung Omnia 7, XDA forum member xboxmod has successfully unlocked various xap files for all WP7 devices.
The unlocked apps are:
In order to use the apps, you’ll need to download and install the certificate that xboxmod has provided. This has been tested on the HTC Trophy and some apps may be operator specific.
There have been reports that syncing with Zune will relock some devices resulting in a reinstall of the Samsung apps. The workaround for this is putting your phone in flight mode whilst syncing.
For more information, check out the forum thread.
Unlocking devices is something that sooner or later arrives to general public. For those of you having this Windows Phone 7 device, XDA member DR_MOOSAVI pulled our attention as he wrote about this unlock method now available for Samsung I8700. This is an external link outside from XDA, so please proceed with caution and be sure you know what are you doing before installing.
Originally posted by DR_MOOSAVI
>>>FIRST IN THE WORLD<<<Samsung I8700 Windows 7 Phone DIRECT Unlock
Samsung I8700 Windows 7 Phone DIRECT UNLOCK
by NsPro team
You can find more information in here.
November 4, 2010 By: egzthunder1
We are very close to the release of the first Windows Phone 7 devices in the US and because of that, we decided that we would add, due to popular demand, a few extra device forums for people to have a place to play in. This time, we decided to add two new devices from the LG family (the Quantum and the Optimus 7) as well as the new incarnation of the Omnia series, the Samsung Omnia 7. All of these devices carry the newest from Microsoft and will add grounds for development to our ever growing community.
Do you have one of these devices already? Got any suggestions, comments, first impressions that you would like to share? Why not drop in the respective forum and share your two cents with the rest of the community.
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