POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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

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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 make the best out of this newly endangered species. Even with Microsoft’s insane and quite possibly over the top restrictions and locks to their WP7 platform, people like XDA Recognized Developer Heathcliff74 still like to tinker with the idea that there is far more than meets the eye, and are willing to go the extra mile to find out.

For approximately 1 year, Heathcliff74 had been lookin. . . READ ON »

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

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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 the first generation HTC WP7 devices such as the Mozart, Schubert, etc. After Microsoft released the Mango update (WP 7.5), lots of things changed—not only in the OS part but also in other areas of the devices. HTC spent a monumental amount of effort making sure that this time the exploits used to hack their devices were leak tight. They added things such as INTEROPLOCK, and they modified drivers . . . READ ON »

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Forum Added for the Samsung Focus 2

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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 dual-band 4G LTE connectivity. The device also preloaded with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The device also promises to keep you untethered from power outlets thanks to its 1750 mAh battery, which delivers a claimed 6.5 and 10.4 days of standby on 4G LTE and 3G, respectively. Perhaps most importantly though, AT&T’s third LTE-enabled device rocking the Windows Phone OS comes in . . . READ ON »

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First Custom ROM Appears for the Nokia Lumia 710

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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 several devs including XDA Recognized Developer ultrashot. Well, the best thing about having our devices completely unlocked is that it allows them to receive and accept unsigned code such as—oh, I don’t know—custom ROMs!

Thanks to the hard work by XDA Forum Member vova1609, we now have the very first custom Mango ROM for the device. For those of yo. . . READ ON »

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

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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 owners. The sad reality is that in the fourteen months since the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 were released, not a single custom ROM has been cooked. However, thanks to hard work by XDA forum members Cotulla and mwang, this is no longer the case. Based off Windows Phone 7.5 Mango build 810. . . READ ON »

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Wf Phone Tools Lets You Micromanage Your WP7 Device

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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 is where utilities like wf Phone Tools by XDA forum member andreacorti come into play. This tool caters to the power users by allowing you to perform tasks such as install, update, and kill applications with ease. Additionally, if your device supports SMS Backup, wf Phone Tools can even download your SMS data from your device.

In the words of the developer:. . . READ ON »

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

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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 -the first Windows Phone to benefit from this technology

Strangely, for such a massive 4.7 ” screen, the resolution is still standard WVGA (800 x 480)
Additionally, the phone appears exclusively US bound for now.
The Titan II will be available at a price of $ 199.99 with a 24 months contract.

After its announcement at CES, nothing further has been said about when an equivalent version will be launched i. . . READ ON »

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Nokia Launches the WP7-Powered Lumia 900

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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 due to Microsoft’s late arrival to the modern smartphone OS party, I wager that the lack of a killer flagship device is also holding back the OS. After all, Google has the Nexus line and Apple obviously has its iPhone.

Stephen Elop believes that Nokia can change all this. To that end, Nokia has just launched the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango-powered Lumia 900, which mates a lar. . . READ ON »

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

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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 to apps isolated storage
Show toast notification when an action requires to launch TouchXperience
Bugfixes

As well as being a Public Release. Now, this may not look very impressive, but I dare ya to read the changelogs from versions 1.0.2.0 up to the most recent shown update, 1.8.0.0. I’ve seen shorter novels. Also, sadly, this isn’t the fully updated . . . READ ON »

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