POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 7.8

Update Your WP Device to 7.8 with Sharp7Eighter

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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 of Sharp7Eighter is to bring older devices that (have not yet been updated to WP7.8) up to speed and give them the update they deserve. It should work on any Windows Phone device running version 7740 or above to the latest version of 7.8 (8862. . . READ ON »

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

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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 did was to quietly slip the information into their support page.

The resulting news created a certain amount of confusion and in some cases anger among users of the platform, especially those who may have . . . READ ON »

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

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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 webOS news Jordan mentions the articles, talking about Open webOS and the Port to the Galaxy Nexus. Also, mentioned is the release of Windows Phone 7.8 for the HTC Trophy, Arrive, and 7 Pro. Pull up a chair and check out this vid. . . READ ON »

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

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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 the Samsung Galaxy S. Also, three flavors of CyanogenMod are available for the Sony Xperia T. Pull up a chair and check out this video.

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HTC Radar Joins the Windows Phone 7.8 Ports List

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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 HTC Radar. It is surprisingly stable, as users haven’t reported any overwhelming problems yet. The features include:

-Nokia Counters, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music Camera extras (NOKIA MARKETPLACE)
-USB Video out
-DFT Bluetooth transfer
-Windows Phone 8 startscreen
-WP7 Ro

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

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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, What Did We Do to Make You Hate Us? video, and XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s app review of App Manager.

In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the official release for the Internatio. . . READ ON »

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Wrong Fonts in Leaked Windows 7.8 ROMs Causing Bugs

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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 fix. XDA Senior Member Budniu has posted a fix to a very annoying and sometimes hard to spot font bug for Windows Phone 7.8. Budniu managed to capture some screenshots of the bug. It doesn’t affect performance or how the phone works, but it is kind of annoying to see letters randomly appear . . . READ ON »

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HTC Titan Receives WP7.8 Port

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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 one, WP7 owners are rejoicing in the fact that their devices will get an extended life span (no thanks to Microsoft). When we looked at the big bad boy, the HTC Titan, we realized that this device was also blessed with a port, and XDA Forum Member Azzelio brought it to light.

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The Legendary HD2 Receives WP7.8 Port!

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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 to anything, the HTC HD2 should be able to run it. Needless to say, this still holds true even for the brand new and unreleased Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. XDA Forum Member pdaimatejam brings joy to all the customers who bought this device back in 2010 who expe. . . READ ON »

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