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Conan Troutman · May 7, 2013

Update Your WP Device to 7.8 with Sharp7Eighter

Although much of our news here on the Portal revolves around the Android ecosystem, there is still a healthy development community catering to the needs of all things Windows. Whether it's RT, Windows Phone, or even Windows Mobile; people are using these platforms, people are developing for them, and they will continue to do so long after the OEMs and Microsoft cease to. A prime example of this is a utility called Sharp7Eighter by XDA Forum Member lesmo_sft. The purpose...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 19, 2013

Microsoft to End Support for WP7.8 and WP8 in 2014

Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. Due to some rather unfortunate release dates and the fixed eighteen month product life cycle, it seems that the more advanced WP8 will actually cease to be officially supported before 7.8. Now, when I say that Microsoft "announced" their plans to end support for the two operating systems, that's not entirely accurate. What they actually...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 5, 2012

Open webOS on Galaxy Nexus, More Windows 7.8 Ports, and Git / FTP for Android – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions Gidder, the Git server for Android. Jordan mentions the mobile FTP server. Jordan mentions XDA Developer TV videos for this week including: XDA Developer TV Producer Erica's discussion of mobile device screen technology and XDA Developer TV Producer TK's review of AnyTAG NFC Launcher. In Open...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 1, 2012

Xperia T Rooted and CM Ports, NVFlash on TF300, OTG + Charging for Xperia – XDA Developer TV

Want to keep track of all the wonderful development news that happened over the weekend here at XDA? XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions that the HTC Radar joins the Windows Phone 7.8 ROM club. Jordan mentions NVFlash for the Asus TF300. Jordan mentions simultaneous USB OTG and changing on some Xperia devices. In CyanogenMod 10 news Jordan mentions the unofficial release for...

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Former Writer · Sep 29, 2012

HTC Radar Joins the Windows Phone 7.8 Ports List

Ever since Windows Phone 7.8 was spotted running on phones in the wild, Windows Phone development has been more active than it has been for quite some time. The reason? Porting Windows Phone 7.8 to as many phones a possible, of course. Already on the short list is the HTC HD7 and the immortal HTC HD2. The HTC Radar recently got its own Windows 7.8 port, joining its Windows siblings. XDA Forum Member sianto1997 has released the port for the...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 28, 2012

Ubuntu on Transformer TF101, Unofficial CM10 Downloader, Official Jelly Bean for I9300 – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week on the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions the issues with having the wrong fonts in Windows 7.8 ROMs causing problems and the AnyTAG Near-field communication app for Android. He also covers XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's video Android Augmentation and Electronics Mod 101: Hacking a Relay into a Circuit, XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch's Samsung,...

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Former Writer · Sep 27, 2012

Wrong Fonts in Leaked Windows 7.8 ROMs Causing Bugs

Windows 7.8 has been a pretty big deal since it was first shared on the site. In just a couple short weeks, there have been successful ports to the HTC Titan, the venerable HTC HD2, and the HTC HD7. Developers and users alike have been able to play with the newest version of Windows for their devices. Of course, leaks and ports do have their issues, and Windows Phone 7.8 is no different. Fortunately, this problem is really easy to...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 24, 2012

HTC Titan Receives WP7.8 Port

Looks like all the Windows Phone 7 devices are getting a second wind after their ill fate was announced. Ever since last week when the mysterious 7.8 leak dropped on XDA, people have been going around like crazy, cooking ROMs and updating their devices to ensure that they are not easily tossed aside by the impending release of WP8. Just this past Friday, the mythical HTC HD2 received its very first port of the brand new operating system. One by...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 21, 2012

The Legendary HD2 Receives WP7.8 Port!

Just a couple of days ago, we witnessed WP7.8 surface on the HTC HD7. The Internet exploded in happiness (especially those about to slam their devices against the wall for not being eligible for upgrades, courtesy of Microsoft). The ROM became wildly popular within a short period of time and was scattered across the web, and obviously, across XDA. One thing that we have learned over the last couple of years is the fact that if the OS can be ported...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 21, 2012

“Unhackable” Kindle Fire HD7 Hacked, Broadcom Helping Galaxy Y Users – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions the service manual article for the International Galaxy Note and the Kindle Fire HD family being locked down. Jordan also mentions XDA Developer TV videos for this week including: XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch's discussion of Apple's iPhone Business strategy, XDA Developer TV Producer Lance's Part...

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FallenWriter · Sep 18, 2012

Windows 7.8 for the HTC HD7!

While Android is the dominant operating system on XDA at the moment, things are finally starting to heat up for Windows Phone users. Even though Microsoft has stated that existing WP7 devices will not be fully upgraded to Windows Phone 8, development has continued to move forward. In particular, the latest iteration of Windows Phone, version 7.8, has now been made available for the HTC HD7, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer dotcompt. The ROM is still in beta form and...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 14, 2012

Lumia 800 Spotted Running Leaked Windows Phone 7.8 ROM

Nokia Lumia 800 owners disappointed at being ineligible for the Windows Phone 8 update, we've got some good news for you. A Nokia Lumia 800 has been spotted running what appears to be a leaked version of Windows Phone 7.8. When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8, they also mentioned that the current Windows Phone devices will not get upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone operating system. This came as a disappointment to many, but Microsoft was there for...

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