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mic_888 · Sep 5, 2011

MoonGBA – The Fastest GBA Emulator For Windows Mobile

If you haven't checked out Xianpeng's Game Boy Advance emulator for Windows Mobile, XDA forum member #LG# has brought our attention to this great freeware. The XDA member states that the without sound enabled, it works almost perfectly on his BENQ E72 with 230 MHz OMAP processor and approx 20MB of RAM. On how Blue Angel, his exact words were 'amazing'! Advantages of the emulator include: Fast ROM emulation Runs slower on PDAs/ smartphones Portrait, landscape left/right + fullscreen, fit to...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

Smooth YouTube Downloader For Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile owners might be interested to learn about XDA forum member zorc's YouTube downloader application for Windows Mobile devices. The application allows users to search and download videos from YouTube in different formats and qualities, including mp3. The app has been tested on the Topaz WVGA running Windows Mobile 6.5, but the dev says it should work fine on other devices. Features include: Shows thumbnails in the search results. Ability to download multiple videos at the same time. Ability to...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 18, 2011

Use Your HD2 USB Port As A Host

The titan of all time, the HD2 still has a lot of mileage left under its 4.3 inch hood. Even in its native Windows Mobile 6.5, people seem to still be going rather hard at it in terms of development. In this new development, XDA member Cotulla from the DFT team brings us another jaw dropping development on this wonderful device. It seems that after a long time, mainly due to him putting this project off to make room for things like...

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mic_888 · Apr 5, 2011

JWMD SlideUnlock (Windows Phone 7 Style)

For those of you running Windows Mobile, XDA forum member Nullstring has attempted to create a Windows Phone 7 Lock like application for WM6.x and 6.5.x. The unlock feature is a horizontal-slide-and-unlock because the dev thought it would be more finger friendly and wanted to avoid applying the initial hard pressure on a specific slide to unlock area. Features of the app include - being skinnable customisable image or text customisable font reposition objects supports all resolutions supports a variety...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 23, 2011

Customize Your Start Menu With JWMD Armids for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 6.5.x

Have you ever wanted to change the number of columns in the Windows Mobile 6.5 or 6.5.x Start Menu? Luckily, XDA forum member Nullstring is one step ahead of you! Using his application, you can now freely change the number of columns from 1 through 5 in the blink of an eye. And that's not all: In the words of the developer: Ever want to change the number of columns in your Windows Mobile 6.5/x Start Menu without doing a...

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Ben Elliott · Feb 1, 2011

RSSTab for HTC Sense Updated

It's been a while since meltwater's much-requested RSSTab for HTC Sense (Windows Mobile) hit the web, and it has evolved considerably in the mean time. The omission of an RSS-displaying Sense tab was always a relatively unfathomable move by HTC: one would expect that among the easy-to-access Twitter feeds and e-Books, the option to check up on RSS feeds would not be far away. However, it was not until meltwater's mod that users could realistically find RSS information on their...

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orb3000 · Oct 26, 2010

RapidRead Forum Reading App for WM

Android members have Tapatalk and they seem to be very happy with it, but how about Windows Mobile device users?Till now, there were some very small efforts to address this, but nothing solid. Now, XDA member TeDeV presents RapidRead, a great forum reading application without the need of a web browser. You can add XDA to read your favorite threads and also any other forum you regularly visit. This is the first beta release to public, so bugs are expected....

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orb3000 · Oct 22, 2010

TouchXperience beta for WM

XDA member bratboo points us to the first beta 0.3.0.3 of TouchXperience UI for Windows Mobile devices. The developer describes it as "the next generation of UI´s", interface is finger friendly and highly customizable featuring program launcher, contacts manager, home screen, appointments, messaging, task manager, profile and event manager, call log, control panel, communication manager, and much more. As this is the very first beta version publicly available for testing, some bugs are expected so please leave feedback. Originally posted...

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orb3000 · Oct 19, 2010

Anime Theme Lunie’s LunarxSkyy IceDX for WM

What about some Manga/Anime style themes for your Windows Mobile device? XDA member Lunie presents this original work compatible with Cookie Home Tab 2.0. Icons, sliders, fonts, transparent clock themes and wall papers can be found on the original thread where you can fully personalize the Manila UI. If you are into Anime, you will find the developer's work very interesting. Originally posted by Lunie IceDX 0.1 (Released in post #2!!) for CHT 2.0 + Mods ♥ (10/18) I'm into...

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orb3000 · Oct 19, 2010

Theme Slider Ravislider for WM

XDA member Bonito77 presents a new slider style for your Windows Mobile device running Cookie Home Tab 1.8 and 2.0 as well. Complete transparent sliders using text instead of icons with 4 variations of theme backgrounds can be found in the original developer's thread. If you want to personalize your Manila slider, step in and have a look to this alternative. Originally posted by Bonito77 [B]§_Bonito77 "NEW RAVIESLIDER"_§ [B](Update for CHT_2.0+CHT_Softkays) ONE MORE SLIDER FOR YOU Finished my new Senseslider...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 16, 2010

Give Windows Mobile Coloured People Tab Icons

When looking through the xda-developers forums, interesting tweaks for your phone's interface are never hard to find. Originally posted in an EnergyROM thread, XDA member merlin76's colourful changes to the default look of HTC Sense were worth sharing on a larger scale. After receiving inspiration from the coloured tab icons in the Manila build found in the HTC HD Mini ROM, merlin76 felt motivated to port the brighter alternatives to HTC's regular symbols to some more popular devices. merlin76's tab icons...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 16, 2010

Modify Various HTC Sense Icons

XDA member and increasingly more well-known graphics modifier davej has recently come up with another addition to his long line of HTC Sense modifications. davej's recoloured Contacts and Messaging icons offer a quick solution the problem of your phone's Sense interface looking stale and tired. The original alternative icons, attached in the thread's first post, include all of the small, square buttons found in the People tab of Manila. However, davej has frequently updated the thread, adding new modifications along...

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orb3000 · Oct 13, 2010

Transparent WaitCursor for WM

Making a time travel trough the infinite threads floating around we found WaitCursor, an application created by XDA member Marshall07 that will let you change the wait cursor on your Windows Mobile device. A big collection of many different style icons to change your actual cursor can be found on the developer's original thread. You can even create your own wait cursor. Despite the app is quite old still has good acceptance from members with newer devices. Working on WM6.5...

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orb3000 · Oct 13, 2010

SmartBoot – Control your Sense in WM

I´m sure more than one had at least one time to disable your Sense/Manila for any reason, if so you´ll remember that too many steps are needed to get there. Well, thanks to XDA member AndiCP, this action has been reduced to it´s minimum, now needing only one step to switch on/off Sense UI. The developer also has provided the source code and a registry hack so you can do more with the application. Originally posted by AndiCP [APP] SenseControl...

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orb3000 · Oct 12, 2010

Patch Your Lockscreen to Enable Media Control and Gesture for WM

XDA member OndraSter presents another 100% working hack for your Windows Mobile device. LockScreenPatcher was developed as per members request as it was enabled only for LG Fathom device, now working on Rhodium and for sure in any other device with same resolution running WM6.5 and up. This control is for Windows Media Player, not HTC player. A video of the hack working can be found in the original thread. Originally posted by OndraSter [APP] Patch your lockscreen to enable...

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orb3000 · Oct 11, 2010

Theme Sencity for WM Released

It has been months of waiting to see the work of XDA member _LeCiel_. Now the waiting has ended as the developer just published this awaited theme for Windows Mobile devices. Well known Chef NRGZ28, famous for his Energy ROMs for several devices, has included Sencity as well in his latest releases. This full theme includes a phone canavas, new icons, boot screens, and a nice purple wall paper, including all Manila tabs. On this first release, still on beta stage,...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 11, 2010

Alternative Wait Cursors for Windows Mobile

Those of you who own a non-Snapdragon powered device will be overly popular with one of Windows Mobile's most-seen animations: the wait cursor. When you're running your favourite applications or simply trying to send a text message, you know it's not good news if you see the rotating coloured orbs. Interestingly, the wait cursor seems to be one of the least-frequently customised aspects of the default Windows Mobile interface. XDA member davej is hoping to change that with the release...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 10, 2010

Make Your Home Screen Unique with ForeLayer

Without letting it slip to the general public, Co0kieMonster slyly added another layer to the HTC Sense homescreen in the latest release of Co0kie's Home Tab. This was requested by XDA developer m0bmentality, and its purpose has only recently been revealed. This week, m0bmentality introduced the ForeLayer modification. This small yet entertaining addition to the list of ways in which CHT enhances your phone's interface allows you to add overlays to your homescreen without them affecting its responsiveness. For example, designs...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 10, 2010

Shake’n’Wake Mod for HD2

Although it was created some time ago, XDA member zzattack has created an interesting modification for the HTC HD2, which is worth bringing to the surface. The Shake'n'Wake application does exactly what it says on the tin. Rather than relying on pressing the power button to wake your HD2 from standby, the app instead lets you do so with a quick shake, making full use of the phone's accelerometer. While being an interesting tool, Shake'n'Wake has some practical uses too. The...

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orb3000 · Oct 7, 2010

CHT 2.0 SMS Widget and E-mail Tab Themes for WM

XDA member mcluvn presents this widget theme for Manila SMS and e-mail tabs on your Windows Mobile device. Over six different themes can be found in black, blue, red, GTX and other styles. The developer also includes the colour numbers combination to change the font colors on the email and messaging widgets. Working on WM6.5 and up running Manila 2.5 with CHT2.0, just install the cab and soft reset. Originally posted by mcluvn These are a couple of the themes...

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