Windows Mobile just refuses to die. No matter how much Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS duke it out for market share, there is a small, but dedicated group of individuals who still cling to the aging godfather of mobile operating systems. For these people, we present to you XDA Senior Member Unit ZER0′s latest application: Command Line.
Exactly as it sounds, Command Line is an application designed to allow for greater control over your Windows Mobile device by giving it an easy-to-install command prompt. Of course, according to the developer you need have:
Windows Mobile 2003, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1
MortScript – For the Toggle
Simply download the .cab file attached to the thread, install, and presto: You have Command Line. So if you still have an old Windows Mobile device lying around, and are interested in experiencing a bit of nostalgia, or if you are still clinging to your HTC Excalibur (like I am), head on over to the original thread and give this a spin.
March 6, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Although Windows Mobile development has slowed down somewhat lately, the quality of the development still being pumped out can be described as stellar. Almost every application imaginable has been coded and released, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement.
XDA Forum Member Don Reba has released a new note taking application called People’s Note. In its quest to be the best note-taking application available for Microsoft’s abandoned OS, it boasts full Evernote support and a number of other nice features including:
Rich text note creation and editing
TODO list creation and editing
Ink and photo note creation
Optional synchronization with your Evernote account
Offline note storage
High performance and small memory footprint
Of course, with the older WinMo phones there’s a variety of form factors, so there’s a few requirements as well including:
Windows Mobile 5 or 6
Resolution 240×240 or higher
The icing on the cake is that People’s Note is also free to use and completely open source. Additional information, download links, full feature list, and screen shots can be found in the original thread.
Prospective Windows Phone 7 developers don’t have the vast options available to Android users yet in terms of kitchens, but the wheels are turning to get more people involved in Windows Phone 7 development. XDA Recognized Developer -=Barin=- has developed a kitchen that will, as he says:
can port/rebuild XIP (NK) and build IMGFS partition file for Windows Phone 7 with real registry recompiling and relocations according to WP7 memory model.
It can also build NB (D000FF container only) and NBH files for HTC WP7 devices (tested on HTC HD2, HTC HD7 and HTC Mozart).
This kitchen is an extension from -=Baron=-’s OSBulder for WM, a kitchen for the original Windows Mobile operating system that has been adapted for Windows Phone 7.
For more information, change log, feature list, screenshots and download links, you can find the Windows Phone 7 thread here and you can find additional information and discussion in the original WinMo thread, which has been modified to include WP7 material as well, in its original thread. Keep in mind that this is for development purposes, so make sure to read up on Windows Phone 7 framework before attempting to use it.
December 20, 2011 By: Joseph Hindy
A few days ago, XDA Senior Moderator imfloflo updated what looks like the coolest program the Windows Mobile side of XDA-Developers (get it, this side of the Mississippi…heh). It’s called Windows Phone Device Manager and you can check it out by following this link right here .
The changelog for version 126.96.36.199 consists of:
Full access to apps isolated storage
Show toast notification when an action requires to launch TouchXperience
As well as being a Public Release. Now, this may not look very impressive, but I dare ya to read the changelogs from versions 188.8.131.52 up to the most recent shown update, 184.108.40.206. I’ve seen shorter novels. Also, sadly, this isn’t the fully updated changelog. The only place to find that would be to follow the links to the Touch Xperience website and check out their updated changelogs there. That’s also where you’ll find the download links. The 220.127.116.11 release is public for anyone to try, but the fully updated 18.104.22.168 is still for donors only (sadface). If you want to check out some screenshot goodness and even a few review videos, check out the 2nd post. It’s all there.
The list of phones supported can be found on the thread as well and it seems to be most of the Windows Phones available right now. I have an Android phone so I can’t test this personally (another sadface) but if you happened to be one of the people who have a Windows Phone and felt bold enough to experiment, we’d love to hear your comments on what it’s like. If you’re one of the generous donors who get to test the fully updated 22.214.171.124 private beta, we’d love to hear from you as well.
It’s hard to believe just how much the smartphone space has changed since that phone, the HTC HD2, was released in November 2009, two years ago. It was one of the last Windows Mobile devices, but it eventually got ports for both Android and Windows Phone 7. With this active developer support and a thriving community, it went on to become the most popular device in xda-developers history, and was voted as the best HTC device of both 2009 and 2010 in our forums.
Now, it’s November 2011, exactly two years later. Time to recapitulate the story of this extraordinary smartphone.
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New clean technologies are just around the corner and soon we won´t need to use wall chargers anymore.
XDA member oka1 let us know about a solar powered charger screen protector that apparently will be out next year. Picture yourself during a trip and imagine that you forgot to charge your device the previous night. That could be a nightmare for a lot of people, but with this screen protector all you need to do is to get close to the sun to recharge.
According to the source, the typical smart phone could charge completely in 6 hours under direct sunlight, or longer under indoor light. But even more exciting is the fact that the covering would constantly top-up your phone’s battery, meaning that you have to charge via a wall plug much less often. And because phone batteries can use this constantly-available power to stay charged, phone manufacturers can stop making them so huge. Smaller batteries can lead to even smaller, thinner phones!.
Originally posted by oka1
Solar powered Screen protector
This will be out 1st Quarter next year, it is a screen protector that is photo voltaic and thus, charges the phone
Pretty interesting I WANT ONE NOW…..
Continue to the original thread.
Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.
Q: I’ve been wanting to change my user name for a while… can anyone point me to who or where I can get my user name changed?
A: Only an Admin can do this type of stuff, you can send a PM
Originally posted in General discussion – About xda-developers.com
Q: How to clean start menu on HTC Diamond?
A: Using CleanRAM to clean up the start menu items, and you can download it at
Originally posted in HTC Diamond – Touch Diamond CDMA
Q: Hello, TD2 is VGA or WVGA device? Any way we should know? Thanks.
A: Resolution: WVGA (480×800)
Originally posted in Touch Diamond2, Pure General
Q: Hello, please help. I have a htc clones T5388i. Please Hard-SPL. I do not want white screen. Thank you very much.
A: The clone needs different firmware… see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=619643
Originally posted in Touch Diamond2, Pure Q&A
Q: meego will not flash via MAGDLR , but via something other?
A: Of course it will be flashable via MAGLDR, but only after team DFT have ported it. They have suspended dev on it until after the official code is complete and bugs removed, which should be around April time that we start to see dev going on again according to other info.
Originally posted in HD2 MeeGo Q&A and General
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