Are you into flashing ROM´s frequently? Then you will agree that creating shortcuts to your favourite programs or applications should an be easier or automated task for every time you flash a new ROM. XDA member dubidu took care of this and created CplLinks. This application goes through the registry key which holds the settings items and creates a .lnk file for each of the entries. Once installed, there are no messages, it only runs and creates the links.
The developer’s app only takes 11.5 kb and must be installed on main memory.
Originally posted by dubidu
[APP] Control Panel Settings to Links (.lnk)
I know it’s a 10 seconds job to create a link for items inside the control panel (settings) such as “Usb to PC” or “Power” but I’m too lazy to do it every time I try a new rom,
also I found some of the values change from rom to rom, so I create a really simple app that goes through the registry key which holds the settings items (KLM\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start) and creates a .lnk file for each of these entries.
Having a direct link allows me to add that option as a quick link which is handy 8)
Anyway, here is the tool in case someone wants it.
The exe must be installed in “\Program Files\CplLinks” (Device). It only takes 11.5 kb. The only reason the .exe is needed after the lnk are created is to provide an icon.
When you run it, it reads the HKEY mention above and creates .lnk for each item in the “Settings” menu. The lnks are created in “\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CplLinks” so are directly accessible through the Programs menu.
There are no messages, it runs and creates the links, no interaction whatsoever so do not expect any nice popup window 8)
Next version will use specific icons for each item, right now, all the links use the same icon from the cpllink.exe executable.
The icons for most of the Settings are .png files rather than .ico, and WM doesn’t have an easy way to convert from .png into .ico, the idea for a “future version” is to collect all the .png files,converted to icons and create a dll on the fly with the icons as resources, so they can be referenced from the .lnk files
Couple of screen shots from the emulator.
You can find more information in the application thread.
July 20, 2010 By: orb3000
Good news for Malaysian people using Windows Mobile. XDA member X1CK presents this application that uses your Internet connection to let you know the traffic conditions, all in a simple graphic and clear UI. This specific version will connect to LLM and ITIS from Malaysia.
The developer warns this application downloads data from Internet. No information regarding resolutions or WM versions supported is given, but it´s reportedly working on Omnia 2 and Leo.
Expect some bugs as it´s preliminary version, but post some feedback if you want to help the developer.
Originally posted by X1CK
[APP] My Traffic Updates V1.0 (Freeware) for Malaysia
My Traffic Updates is an application that enable user to check live (almost) traffic conditions
Currently this version is only checking information available from LLM and ITIS for Malaysia.
WARNING ! This application is accessing data from internet. It’s best to have unlimited data plan to avoid heavy charges.
You can find more information in the application thread.
The “Quick List” application that loads on a long press of the end call/power key was a very sensible extension of the power button’s functionality, especially on a WinMo device with as few buttons as the HD2.
However many have found it both useful and lacking; while a data connection toggle is included, the arguably more useful WiFi toggle has been left out, and we have been graced instead with blank space on the remaining unused third of the screen.
While it won’t make HTC’s design choices any less mysterious, xda-developers member kurt-willems has created what the stock Quick List application should have been, also including soft reset and bootloader buttons for those with a tendency to fiddle.
Head to the application thread for the download (in 18 languages!)
Are you ORD negative, but would still like the greatest and latest fixes for your HD2? Does the word flashing give you the chills but would love to get rid of the large amount of trialware from your device? The greatest thing about our devices is how flexible they are. Particularly, when people like XDA members spikegotti and skr_xd have been kind enough to provide a wonderful bag of goodies for us.
This set of fixes basically installs, on top of your stock rom, any and all the important fixes that custom roms have released to date. You can install it with ease and the best part is that you don’t have to flash out of your beloved stock rom.
This T-Mobile HTC HD2 UnOff Service Pack 1 I created with the help of skr_xd with the connection setup files, will fix the main problems on the T-Mobile HTC HD2 which i noted below…
This Service Pack is for those who rather not flash custom ROMS, and continue using the stock 2.13.531.1 ROM…
I personally think the stock rom is great except for what this service pack does…
The T-Mobile HTC HD2 comes bundled with bloatware and a mixture of square icons and default wm6.5 icons; to me, the mixture is ugly…
You can find more information in the fixes thread.
We are all familiar with the work of XDA developer Cotulla, who is part of the DFT (Dark Forces Team) and responsible for allowing us to flash custom roms on many of the newer devices thanks to the HSPL unlocker. Due to a recent original firmware update for the HD2, the HSPL was overwritten to 2.10, which was no longer recognized by the unlocker. There were ways to go around this though, like flashing back to an older official rom that contained the 2.08 HSPL required by the unlocker, but even that was a bit cumbersome.
Cotulla released HSPL3 to solve this issue. This unlocker should replace the 2.10 version found in the rom release 2.13 and enable flashing of custom roms. Of course, this unlocker works with all versions of the HD2 (European, US, and others)
You can find the unlocker and more information in the original thread.
The messaging client which HTC has integrated into newer releases of the Sense interface has long been infamous for its many bugs, its unbearable slowness, and its lack of unique features.
XDA member G-ThGraf has discovered that the newest version, hot off the latest Sense update, fixes all of these problems. Version 1.8 of HTC’s Messaging Client for Pocket PC seems to have no lag when sending, receiving or composing messages on top of its increased stability. What’s more, the newest release includes a ‘Secure Box’ feature, which allows you to quickly file away your most sensitive messages in a password-protected folder. An impressed user of the new client has made this quick video to illustrate its improvements in performance.
G-ThGraf has kindly consolidated the update into a .cab, which is available in the application thread. The update is designed for use on the HD2 but may not work with all ROMs.
While going through one of the official T-Mobile updates for the HD2, XDA member skoogee discovered that integrated into the operating system was the capability of having a small animation playing whenever you switch your phone off.
After extracting and modifying the original animation, skoogee provided us with two .CABs, one of the improved T-Mobile animation and the other with an Arabic animation, which he made himself. However, the interesting feature is that since the .CABs include all the relevant registry edits, you can make your own personalized shutdown animation simply by installing it and replacing the relevant .GIF.
You can find the .CAB and the discussion about the topic in the tweak thread along with some additional animation ideas from other users.
XDA member scilor found that many new HTC devices lack important hardware keys. For instance, the HD2 hasn’t got a camera button, but in order to shoot a photo, you’ll have to press a soft button on the screen. To fix this issue, Scilor developed a little application to extend the functionality of the volume keys, allowing them to trigger your camera to shoot a picture.
Originally posted by scilor
SciLor’s LeoCameraAnyKey is a tool that allows you to run the camera/camcoder function of your devicem but you can now use the volume keys of the HTC HD2 aka. Leo to make your photo/video.
It may work on other devices on many keys.
.Net Compact Framework is required to run this application. This app should work on other devices as well.
For more information and downloads, please visit the application thread.
May 31, 2010 By: ElCondor
As many of you know, iGO 8 is a navigation program for various Windows Mobile devices.
The higher end devices however, such as the HD2 and Touch Pro2, have resolutions that are originally not supported by iGO and according to the program’s developers, only the following resolutions are supported:
Originally posted by Nav N Go
320×240 or 240×320, 240×240 or 320×320, VGA (640×480), 240×400, 400×240
The screen rotation also didn’t work properly on the HD2. However, XDA member ultraslan decided to make some modifications to iGO to create a good user experience on the HD2. He did a very good job and also managed to get Pinch to Zoom working.
Hello friends, I got my HD 2 yesterday.
I tried to install iGO 8 (that was previously installed on my HD) to my HD 2.
When I tried to rotate screen (portrait to landscape or viceversa) by using iGO8/Menu/Settings/Device Sett./Screen , I got a clipped screen. Then with a small modify I got my real Screen Size without clipping and now I can pass from landscape to portrait without any clipping. Now I will explain how I did.
The instructions aren’t straight forward and you have to modify some scripts, but it is explained very well in the thread.
Credits to CtrlPDA for the Pinch to Zoom cab which enables pinching for the HD2.
To get the full iGO 8 experience, continue on to the application thread for instructions and downloads!
It has been a very interesting last two months for T-Mobile USA since the introduction of the HTC HD2 to their smartphone line-up. Mixed feelings have been the norm regarding both the device and the service provided by the company. However, this device is not safe from the grasp of our developers either and in an interesting turn of events, xda member xmoo released an official, leaked version of the the latest shipped rom (2.13) for this device. This update, according to HTC and T-Mobile is supposed to address stability issues as well as responsiveness and overall performance of the device. Having said that, as with any stock rom, there seems to be a myriad of issues (old ones and new ones), which are being discussed and worked on here at xda.
The good news about this is that we are bound to see many new roms built on the newer official base, which are bound to surpass the original and bring our devices closer to perfection.
Touch Screen is like 2.11 tho, so the scrolling kinda sucks. Till you figure out howto scroll
You can follow the rom discussion thread here.
Attention Windows Mobile users! You’ve asked for games and now you have them. Introducing the First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE (FPSEce), this free emulator allows you to play your old PlayStation 1 (PS1) games on your mobile device after grabbing the images from your PS1 disks and dropping it onto your storage card.
The emulator has been in development for quite some time but it is not popular because of the requirements for a powerful processor. These days it is easier to obtain such a device like the HTC HD2 with a 1 Ghz processor. Fortunately, there is a list of slower devices which some games are playable and can be found on the FPSECE website.
In order to play your old PS1 games four pieces of software are needed as seen below:
Go to this thread to get your game on.
Part of the heart and soul here at XDA is the ROM cooking ability for our devices. For this purpose, we have very dedicated chefs who put a lot of time and effort into making our devices half decent and usable. The latest device to be receiving an extra dose of attention from a lot of chefs (both new and old) is the HD2.
Now, xda member birkoffsjunk has released a new version of his ROM, along with a little tool that many of our members are familiar with… a kitchen. That’s right! If you happen to not like something in this fantastic release, the chef is giving you permission to use his tools to cook it again with whatever changes you want to add to make the device truly reflect your personality and cooking skills.
Windows Mobile 6.5x (UC capable)
- BASE ROM version: 2.10.1WWE TMOUS Compatible
- Pagepool 20MB
- Free Storage: 290-300 MB (approx)
* ChuckyROMs Requires 576MB RAM Enabled Radio *
- SYS 21903, 23116, 23568 + SYS 21653 (Kitchen Only)
- Album 3.2.2013.2625 OEM2.11
- Chainfire HD2 3D Driver Patch 2.0
- Hotfix LEO 8733
- NEW GTX Sense + CHT 1.7.1, CHTE 126.96.36.199
- Firestorm Iconset – Main icon theme
- Colour Notification Icons
- Anastasia Icons – Filling gaps in main theme
- GTX 6.5.x Theme V2 – Frankensteined
- GTX 6.5 Theme – Frankensteined
- GTX HelveticaNeue Font
- GTX Bootscreen, Backgrounds
- Livven Lockscreen GTX WVGA
For downloads or to follow the development, you can visit the application thread.