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Posts Tagged: Windows Mobile 6.5

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Some of you may have heard of this app, which was featured a lot in the Touch Diamond 2 forums.  It is quite a nifty little app that was created by XDA member lyriquidperfection. The application itself provides you with some simple tweaks that allow you to take more control of your phone.  One of its biggest features is that it gives you the ability to control the action of the long press end key.  Moreover, it also provides the ability to hard reset your device from the built in interface.  The UI has a lot of the HTC look, but with a little twist added by the developer. This allowed the creation of his own controls and keep the file size small

Changes / Improvements:
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Touch Tools for HTC – Public Release – PR1
This Version is for Windows Mobile 6.5 ONLY!

  1. TD2 Tools is now Touch Tools for HTC. I felt the name needed changing as it now supports multiple devices.
  2. Added: Full HD2 support. If you are not running Touch Tools on an HD2, the HD2 Options menu will automatically be disabled.
  3. Added: Opera Settings tab for changing various Opera related settings.
  4. Changed: Boot Manager has had modifications to make it fully compatible with the HD2. It will now detect the device its running on so the integration function can work correctly.
  5. Rotation Manager and Slim Volume have been modified to be fully compatible with HD2. No more using the stylus to capture window information. Instead, just simply shake the device to capture the information.
  6. Added: A neat little utility called Snatch Screen. This has a nice interface and allows you to take device screenshots in multiple formats. Allows you to preview the captured image and then discard or save.
  7. HD2 options added include: Data Options: Enabling Wireless-N Mode, Show 3G in Comm. Manager which adds the 3G button to Comm. Manager. SMS/E-Mail Options: Show ‘Send’ button in HTC Messaging and Disable ‘Reply All’ in E-mail. Multimedia Options: Enable Extra Games Shortcuts, Extra Camera Modes, Extra Video Recording Formats, Improve MPEG4 recording bitrate, Enable Text Selection Magnifier and HTC Album ‘Real’ Exit.
  8. Added Confirmation On Exit to Program Options so you can choose whether or not to display a confirmation when exiting Touch Tools to eliminate accidental screen taps.
  9. Changed: Startup Animation settings have now been moved to the Boot Options menu.
  10. More features coming soon!

You can find more information in the application thread.

Mute4

Picture the scenario – you have a meeting so you put your phone in silent mode.  You leave the meeting and go about your daily work.  Later when you get home, you realise you have 100 missed calls from your girlfriend/boyfriend and some irate text messages.

We’ve all done it – forgotten to turn up the volume on your Windows Mobile device.

XDA member thx1200 has the answer to all your problems – well this one anyway.  Thx1200 has developed Mute4 – a simple application that allows you to set your phone to vibrate or silent, and then also set a timeout for when you want to restore the original volume profile via the system timer.  The app includes default timeouts of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours. However, Mute4 also lets you set custom timeouts by editing the settings.ini file.

Mute4 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0 and 6.5.

To download the cab, and information on the source code, check out the application thread.

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If you are a big fan of customizing the looks of your HD2, everything from the task bar to the keyboard, then you have definitely heard of  xda member dinik and all the amazing work that he does on our HD2s.  Just recently, he created a thread where he placed all of his creations. Just think about it,  no more looking all over the HD2 Leo threads for each individual mod!  The thread is a one stop shop for all the great things he has created including:

For more information head over to the mods thread.

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If you are unfamiliar with the whole concept of Google Visual Voicemail (GVV), it is an application developed by xda member Sl4sher, which mimics the original application made for Google devices. His idea was to simply bring this functionality to the Windows Mobile platform. The app is built on top of the newest Sense SDK, a tool responsible for spawning tons of new apps for WM devices. This new revision brings a few bug fixes and a couple of updates, but it is becoming better as time goes by.

The app is not resolution specific and only requires .NET 3.5 to work. Installation instructions as well as development can be found in the link below.

(v0.5.5)

Upgraded to SenseSDK 1.36

Fixed

  • Dialer item names guaranteed to be unique. *Fist shake at SenseSDK*
  • Update button updates both sms and voicemail at the same time.

GVV has been tested on a Touch Pro 2 and a Treo Pro, all resolutions should be supported, let me know if you experience layout problems.

You can follow development in the application thread.

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Back in September, XDA member RR33 released the first part of the SenseLIKE Suite for WVGA and VGA devices. Contained within it was a plethora of modifications for the original TouchFlo3D and the newer Sense 2.1 which allowed users of those applications to enjoy the aesthetic improvements of the newer releases of Manila without sacrificing performance, or having to flash a custom ROM. Additionally, users who just couldn’t get enough of the recognisable look of the Android version of HTC Sense could have it integrated into various aspects of the OS that would otherwise appear dull.

The Suite included skins for the default Windows Mobile and Tachi dialers along with an Android-themed boot animation, retouched slider icons and, most interestingly, an array of redesigned clocks for the Home tab.

Recently, RR33 has released the follow up to his original suite. The new set includes skins supporting the dialers found in newer devices such as the HD2 and the Touch Pro2, while also expanding upon the choice of customised clocks. Variations include a clock with the Union Flag as a background, a wood grain effect and a soft blue glow as well. Also updated, are the customised sliders and slider icons, which help bring a brighter appearance to the Manila interface.

Part 2 of the Suite can be found in the suite’s thread.

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Are you a veteran rom chef? Or maybe you are beginning to explore the possibility of making your own roms. Whatever the case may be, we all know that cooking can be both problematic and time consuming, especially at the time of making sure that our kitchens are structured properly. With this idea in mind, xda moderator and developer TehPenguin has released a tool that is bound to make chef’s lives much easier.

The tool’s core function is to merge files and modules from dumped roms with pre-existing kitchens by comparing, merging, and cleaning up all the files needed to make a functional rom for any HTC device. This is a universal application, which means that it can work with many kitchens including (but not limited to) EVK, OSKitchen, and many more.

So, if you are still considering cooking your own roms, this tool will make your life considerably simpler.

New and Improved – Much more functionality than the old one!
I’m trying to make this a general cleaning\sorting\worker app for processing dumped folders. If you’d like a feature added, please let me know.

What is it?
This is a simple program designed to take the hard work out of rearranging, cleaning and merging dumped ROMs with Kitchens.

What can it do?

  • Clean – Removed all files with the same name as their directories (This is very useful when converting files to modules)
  • Sort – Files and Folders can be sorted by:
    • Ervius Kitchen’s folder format
    • osKitchen’s folder format
    • By comparing to a donor folder (should work with any kitchen)
  • Unsort from:
    • Ervius Kitchen’s folder format
    • osKitchen’s folder format
  • Merge missing file and folders from a donor directory (useful when the dump is missing files\folders) (SVN Directories are ignored (‘.svn’ and ‘_svn’))

You can follow the development in the application thread.

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LMT Launcher, created by xda developer and moderator l3v5y, is a great little app which has been written about in the past. In case you are interested, check out the News Story 1 and then the News Story 2 for further information regarding this.  However, today we will talk about the upgrades to the app rather than describing what the app can do.  The last article written about this was for version 0.5. Now, version 0.8 is out and it is packed with tons of goodies, so be sure to check out the change log.

Changelog 0.8

  • Fixed rotation feature
  • Controller button “R” now toggles between: Portrait (fg app touchable) -> Landscape (fg app touchable) -> Portrait (full screen lock) -> Landscape (full screen lock)
  • Added Mario feature in controller mode: The areas between A and B, C and D and X and Y will lead to both keyevents. When you e.g. run in Mario Bros. with button “C” and jump with button “D” you can run with “C” and then slide your finger right. Then “C” and “D” will be both pressed. Mario will run and jump… :-)
  • Fixed rotate and exit button in controller mode (no interference with fg app)
  • Added dword reg value “ShowOverlay”: 0=overlays deactivated, 1=overlays activated with default time, >1=overlays activated with custom time (ms)
  • Optimized square gestures
  • Removed arrow gestures
  • Added 5 new mt gestures: Double Diamond and Swipe left/right, right/left, up/down, down/up
  • Added 1 st gesture: Diamond
  • Added \Windows\services.exe to BlackListClose
  • Set new defaults for gestures (see registry!)
  • LMT is now rotation arware and works also in landscape mode (only 270°)
  • Controller supports now real landscape mode (e.g. for flash games)

See full changelog in changelog.txt attached!

Check out the application thread for more information!

Deutsch Bahn App Updated

May 21, 2010   By:

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After a very successful launch of Deutsch Bahn, xda member brandi has released many updates to his app. Most of these are not actually bug fixes, but rather improvements over the original release. It’s latest incarnation (version 0.42), carries over improvements from all of its previous releases plus better interface and analytics. The installation cab can be found in the development thread, and as with any newly developed application, feedback is important, so be sure to share your experience with the developer.

[V.0.40]

  • +Added MyLocation Service for Startplace
  • +Fixed a lot of Output
  • +Added Status Panel

[V.0.41]

  • +Added UpdateChecker
  • +Fixed MyLocation Service for More Details
  • +Fixed Status Panel

[V.0.42]

  • +Fixed Output for not-Supported Connections
  • +Fixed Warnings for Wrong Details
  • +Better Analytics.

You can follow the development in the original application thread.

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Have you ever had a burning urge to play Dungeons and Dragons in the middle of the night, but been afraid that the uncontrollable clatter of the dice rolling might wake up an angry neighbour? Have you ever been dismayed at a friend’s house to find that their Monopoly set has been rendered completely unplayable due to the lack of a small white cube? If the answer either question was “yes”, then read on…

Starbuzz‘s RPG Friend application eliminates the fears of die-related inadequacies by allowing you to perform every roll virtually. Designed as a WVGA-supporting alternative to Pocket Dice Master, the application will simulate die rolls, from conventional 6-sided dice to those found in RPG board games, so that you can roll whenever and wherever you have your phone handy.

The app is available in both French and English and is designed to be compatible with VGA and WVGA phones running .NET Compact Framework version 3.5, although other resolutions may work.

The developer is open to suggestions for improvements to the app, which is downloadable in the application thread.

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Many users prefer the more complex user interface plugins, such as HTC Sense and SPB Mobile Shell, you might just enjoy a light-weight today plugin, which can perform just as well. This new today plugin enables you to launch applications directly from the Windows Mobile today screen.

The application was created by XDA member loffactory, and it is compatible with most touchscreen Windows Mobile devices.

Originally posted by Loffactory

Easy Today Launcher is a today Plug-In lets you add shortcuts to their favorite aplication on the today screen.
All bug reports, fresh ideas and recommendations are welcome.

He has updated it to version 1.1.0.3, which adds some extra functionality:

  • New: Another method for choosing an application or document
  • New: Possibility to pass arguments
  • New: Option to change text size
  • New: Option to change the height of the slots and text
  • Improved: Unlimited slots
  • Improved: Mora stable, faster and without apparent failures
  • Application partially rewritten

You can find the application, feedback, as well as more information in the application thread.

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In direct competition with the newly released Google Navigation for Android,  Microsoft has updated the pre-existing Bing searching application with an exciting new feature.

The new version 5.1 will allow you to rely on Microsoft’s app for voice guided turn-by-turn satellite navigation, without having to pay anything. Much like with Google Maps, Bing uses the established network of satellite imagery and road mapping that is already accessible on the main website to calculate the fastest way to get to your destination.

Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T are the only carries on which the voice guided navigation currently works, although this may be set to change in the future. To use the navigational functions of the application, you also have to be a resident of the US and have a compatible Windows Mobile phone. A list of suitable phones has been compiled by Microsoft and it can be found here.

[APP] XroM_Switch Comm Manager

May 18, 2010   By:

Screen18

Bored with your comm manger? Member XroM presents this interesting version of a communication management application.

This app is a great alternative to the Windows Mobile default Comm Manager that gives you all the original options plus the ability to switch off GPRS, restart manila and reset the device amongst other features.
This app is available in English and Russian.

Originally posted by XroM
A small app to switch a wireless devices with additional functions.
In resource you can customize the layout of buttons, background color and the name and font size.
The program supports the launch with the parameters (without displaying the main window).

For more information continue on to the application thread.

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A simple image editor like Microsoft Paint always comes in handy when you want to make changes to an image quickly or do a quick sketch without being buried alive under the overwhelming and often unnecessary range of features offered by high-end photoshopping software.

XDA member menos has created just such a handy editing tool, but for use on our mobiles. Through the Paint Now! application, you can add shapes, doodles and effects to pictures stored on your Windows Phone without having to be near a computer. Paint Now! also lets you rotate, crop and flip images before being given the choice to convert them to a more suitable file type.

The app doesn’t ask for much to run – just a touchscreen device running Windows Mobile 5 or higher and .NET Compact Framework version 3.5. Pick it up in the application thread.

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