POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Bug Crashes WP7 Messaging Hub (And More) Via Text

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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 this video.

Shortly thereafter, Microsoft acknowledged the bug and said it is looking to “take appropriate action to help ensure customers are protected”. Meanwhile, Khaled Salameh, who originally discovered it, has investigated this issue further and found that it applies to lots of other Microsoft applications as well – including Windows Liv. . . READ ON »

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Customize Your Live Tiles With Themes for WP7

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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 messages. Still, it’s a nice little hack, since it opens up a lot of theming possiblities.

  • Customize any tile (system or third party, including Marketplace)
  • Use your image as a background for the tiles
  • Use an accent color for overlay transparency
  • Import themes
  • Export themes
  • A bundle of joy with easy personalization ;)

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Forum Added for Samsung Focus S

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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 RAM, a larger 4.3″ screen, and an even thinner design. Now this great device has a spot on XDA. Click on to the Focus S forums!. . . READ ON »

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Keep Those Brain Cells Alive With Bump Out

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Sometimes the simplest games are the ones we spend the majority of our time playing—after all, just look at Angry Birds. It may not have the latest in 3D graphics, but it offers simple and intuitive game play that keeps you hooked for hours days weeks years FOREVER.

Today, we bring you news of one such game from XDA forum member farhadabas. Bump Out for Windows Phone 7 is a puzzle game in which your goal is to bump out all of the soccer balls from the field until just one remains. While simple in concept, the game’s difficulty progresses quickly, keeping you entertained for an extended amount of time. There are two game modes, which are best described by the developer:

LEVEL MODE:
-150 levels pres

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Forget Your Passwords No More With PassKeeper

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Do you routinely forget your passwords? If you’re anything like I am, entering your password usually involves resetting your password. Luckily for Windows Phone 7 users, however, XDA forum member IzaacJ has created a simple application to help us safely store our commonly forgotten keys.

Currently the application only offers local password storage. However, future versions of PassKeeper will likely boast some seriously impressive features such as password syncing, password-protected decryption, and user-specified encryption. In the words of the developer:

This is a simple app for storing usernames, passwords, links and descriptions for various accounts.
You have the option to have t

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Manage Your StarCraft II Ladders and Career Progress from WP7

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Occasionally, we are reminded that there’s actually life outside of the mobile hacking world. Absolutely shocking, I know. Rather than being held hostage to a 4-inch screen, some of us are enslaved by far larger screens—such as that 27-inch monster constantly feeding your StarCraft II addiction.

In a quest to make both of your screens work in perfect harmony, XDA forum member ATomiH created a StarCraft II ladder application for Windows Phone 7. The app allows you to view match history, career statistics, and your top leagues. It also makes great use of the innovative WP7 interface by giving you a live tile with your current 1v1 rank. If you’re a WP7 user currently addicted to S. . . READ ON »

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Windows Phone 7 Advanced Configuration Tool

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It is always appreciated to have tools that let you adjust more into deep your experience with your device, and this is an example of that. Advanced Configuration Tool presented by XDA member schaps features the option to customize panels and widgets with interactive backgrounds, including a launcher for applications and games, a file explorer and contact manager, among other interesting things to play with.

The latest version 1.5 supports Mango HTC (first generation only), Samsung, and LG devices. Please leave your comments and thanks for reading.

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Advanced Configuration Tool for WP7 allows you to customize themes, sounds, tiles, icons and to tweak your phone.
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Have You Recently Updated Your HTC WP7 Device To 7740? If So, Check This Out…

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By this time, you are probably aware that my picture manipulation skills are less than par, but if you take a quick look at the image on this article, right below the MAC address, I placed a small refresh icon. Weird as it may seem, I do have a valid reason for having done this to a network adapter. However, I am getting a bit ahead of myself, so let me take a quick step back. A few days ago, HTC and Microsoft started pushing out build 7740 to their WP7 line of devices (Schubert, Mozart, etc) in order to bring their builds up directly to Mango, which happens to be a really good improvement from the NoDo release. Well, as most releases from Microsoft, this one is not without its bugs. Shortly after the update a few users started no. . . READ ON »

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Get Multi-Lingual With Abjad Keyboard for Mango

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Say what you will about the importance of mobile entertainment, smartphones are ultimately about connecting people. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak, our mobile devices should allow us to relay our thoughts to our friends in the simplest and most efficient manner. While this works as planned for those proficient in English, native speakers of other languages are sometimes left out in the cold.

To help remedy the situation for Arabic- and Hebrew-speaking WP7 users, XDA forum member Dr.Dev has decided to create Abjad Keyboard. Unfortunately, Abjad is a standalone app, which means that it cannot replace the stock keyboard entirely. However, thanks to the fast . . . READ ON »

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