September 5, 2011 By: mic_888
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:
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.
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 Windows Phone 7 and several other projects that he has worked on over the last year and a half. Enabling USB host functionality will allow your device to recognize USB devices that you would normally use on your computer such as mice, external keyboards, and most importantly, memory (thumb drives, external hard drives, etc). If you were itching to have more storage on your HD2 but do not feel like shelling out US$50 for a 32 GB microSD card, now is your chance to get more storage for a lot less money.
As good as this may sound, it still has its limitations though. Cotulla states that for the time being, it only has HID and MassStorage profiles and that it is also a proof of concept. In any case, this is a great piece of news for those of you in possession of an HD2 and who are still sticking to good old Windows Mobile. Please leave some feedback for the dev if you have a chance to test this.
this project was started long time ago, but then, during luck of free time for this project, it was suspended.
Now, because it seems very hard to improve it more, we make decision to release developed stuffs. Also more interesting projects now appear
You can find more information in the original thread.
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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 –
JWMD SlideUnlock is available for free – to download and for more information, head on over to the forum thread.
March 23, 2011 By: Will Verduzco
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 lot of hardwork? Here’s another tool to do the job for you.
Armids can change your the number of columns in your Windows Mobile 6.5/6.5.x Start Menu or Edit the Start Menu Item look or even change the Selection Background image!
Armids supports the ff resolutions:
Armids has this ff features:
- Change the number of columns
- Change Selection background not yet implemented
- Restor original GridScene file from custom ROM or Original Firmware
- - Backup occurs upon first use of the application.
To go and get your customization on, please continue on to the application thread!
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 Windows Mobile Sense interface.
Improvements included in the updated modification are refreshed graphics and the extremely useful ability to install the tab from a .cab, as opposed to the somewhat tricky process of manually adding the Manila files.
Give the RSS tab a try by downloading it and following the instructions from this thread.
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. However, if you like it, please leave some feed back so future versions can be improved.
Working on WM6.5 and up and should work on any resolution.
Originally posted by TeDeV
RapidRead – A forum reading application
RapidRead is a forum reading application similar to tapatalk.
The aim of this application is to offer you a fast, easy and economic way of accessing your favourite forums, without the need of a web browser or extra costs on your data plan.
Where can i use RapidRead?
RapidRead is for Windows Mobile 6.5.x and below. I haven’t been able to test this on different resolutions or devices, but it should work everywhere.
Current Version is 0.5 beta
Things need to fix
- Ability to add new forums in the list
- Ability to load forums faster (stay tuned)
- Ability to be able to navigate through thread pages
- More forums support
- Ability to view pictures in posts
- Ability to post messages
You can find more information in the application thread.
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 by bratboo
[Release 10-12-10] – TouchXperience Beta 0.3.0.3 For Public Testing
Just want to share to you guys that the TouchXperience is open to public for testing!
TouchXperience: Sorry for the lack of updates, I recently moved and still have no Internet connection there. For those who missed it TouchXperience Beta 1 is publicly available, but keep in mind this is for testing only.
You can find more information in the application thread.
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 customizing the tiny things in manila. So here’s a list of what i’ve done. Maybe one day i’ll create a theme if I have enough time ^^’
I hope you guys enjoy these, i’ve worked very hard on these…
This is still a work in progress. The beta in my opinion came out wonderful~
This was made so I can appreciate both widgets and wallpaper so use it wisely and pick your favorite wallies to use so you can enjoy the full experience of this theme <3
Also set up everything in widgets if you want, i only changed the Main, Phone, Web, Menu, and middle widget which was changed to music via CHT settings. Try it out with a couple of your own custom icons, i’ll also release fonts to use with this theme. Use the dulce one since this one doesn’t have all the icons in place.
Continue to the original thread here.
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 and here it is. I think my gold Slidebox looks good with it, but the .cap included no Slidebox its transparent. Slideboxes you can download here. Or two new here.
Big Thanks goes to poyensa for the mode9 File.
Now also working with CHT_2.0 (2nd cab file)
Thanks poyensa again for modified the mode9 Manila.
Continue to original thread here.
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 should be fully functional with any WVGA-resolution Windows Mobile device and are available to download as a .cab from this post.
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 the way such as SMS icons and message avatars.
If you would like to give HTC Sense a new lick of paint, download davej’s icons in .png or .cab format from the original thread.
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 and up for VGA and QVGA resolutions.
Originally posted by Marshall07
[APP - 27th Mar 2009] MWC3 Transparent WaitCursor
MWC3 (Marshall WaitCursor 3) is an application that replaces the default Windows Mobile WaitCursor. It is not a way to skin the existing one (shellres.96.dll), but it is a standalone application that offers a new concept of wait cursors.
[ NEWS ]
27th Mar 2009: Cursor Pack LARGE released
24th Mar 2009: MWC3.0 released
[ NOTES ]
- Uninstall older versions of MWC before installing this
– Install in Device Memory to ensure a better working
– It seems that MWC3 is working on WM6.5
You can find more information in the application thread