WINDOWS PHONE 7.5 MANGO Posts on XDA

WP7.5 Breakthrough—Run .EXE Code Natively on Stock, Unlocked Roms

We recently saw the announcement of the newest contender in the market for mobiles---WP8. However, do you think that the short-lived WP7+ would be left for dead before it could begin taking off in the underground development scene? Lots of devs who are still loyal to the Microsoft brand are working hard to try and...

Final Frontier – Check! DFT Releases HSPL for Second Generation HTC WP7 Devices

DFT (Dark Forces Team) has been around our site for quite some time---since the days of Windows Mobile. More often than not, whenever a post of theirs appears on our site, something awesome is about to happen to a device. For instance, back in February they were successfully able to grant HSPL unlock goodness to...

Forum Added for the Samsung Focus 2

Just yesterday, AT&T launched the Samsung Focus 2. Although certainly not likely to win any awards based on specs alone, Samsung has graced the device with a 1.4 GHz processor, a 4" WVGA Super AMOLED display, and 8 gigs of internal memory. In terms of connectivity, the Focus 2 supports quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS, and...

First Custom ROM Appears for the Nokia Lumia 710

About a month or so ago, XDA Forum Member biktor_gj posted an entire unlock and NAND access method for the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 series of devices, which are the next of kin in Nokia's entry into the world of smartphones (being hand held by Microsoft themselves). The complete unlock was accomplished thanks to the collaboration of...

First Custom ROMs Appear for the Samsung Focus 1.3, Focus 1.4, and Omnia 7

It's no secret that ROM development is considerably more cumbersome on Microsoft's closed source Windows Phone 7 operating system than on its open source competition. Despite the difficulties, developers on our site such as -=Barin=- have made outstanding progress with releases such as a fully functioning kitchen for HTC devices.Unfortunately, however, this is little consolation for Samsung device...

Wf Phone Tools Lets You Micromanage Your WP7 Device

Unlike its predecessor, Windows Phone 7 was never intended for much freedom. Evidence for this can be found everywhere from the similar device specifications and lack of carrier skins to the way users are allowed to install applications. However, this being XDA-Developers, we constantly develop new ways to take back control of our devices.Luckily, this...

HTC Titan II Will Hit AT&T´s Shelves on March 18

Hopeful future owners of the HTC Titan II , you are only one month a and a few days for getting it if you are on AT&T. To recap, this phone is sporting:- Single-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 - A 16 Megapixels camera that is curiously only capable of shooting in 720p - Compatible 4G LTE...

Nokia Launches the WP7-Powered Lumia 900

It's no secret that Windows Phone 7 hasn't exactly taken off. Yes, we have a vibrant hacking community in our midst, and the revolutionary Metro interface is nothing short of spectacular; but for some reason or another, the sales figures have simply not kept pace with Google and Apple's juggernauts. While part of this is...

Windows Phone Device Manager Updated to 1.8.0.0, Open As Public Beta

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 1.8.0.0 consists of: Full access...

Bug Crashes WP7 Messaging Hub (And More) Via Text

On Monday, a reader of WinRumors.com discovered a pretty nasty bug in Windows Phone 7's messaging hub: upon receiving a special text, either through SMS, Facebook chat or Windows Live Messenger, the device will automatically reboot, and the messaging hub cannot be opened anymore. Only a hard reset will fix this. For a demonstration, watch...

Customize Your Live Tiles With Themes for WP7

Recognized developer Jaxbot, who also brought us folders for Windows Phone, has released a new interesting tool which basically recreates the standard live tiles with custom images, thus allowing for sophisticated theming. However, since this only recreates those tiles, they're not actually live, that is, they won't display any data like those counters for unread...

Forum Added for Samsung Focus S

The original Samsung Focus was one of the best Windows Phone 7 devices because it was fast, had a beautiful screen, and was very thin. As a follow up to the original, Samsung has created the Focus S, an improved version that adds Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a faster 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU with 512MB of...