WINDOWS PHONE 7 Posts on XDA

Relive File Management of Yesteryear with Phone Commander for Windows Phone 7

Some time ago, we covered a tool aimed at micromanaging your installed apps on Windows Phone 7 devices. While full app control is nice, it won't quite satisfy the obsessive tweakers. We also previously saw a plethora of registry tweaks courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer xboxmod. However, registry tweaks are often a tiny bit too risky...

Challenging Puzzler Orbox C for Android and WP 7

There seems to be an inexhaustible number of simple games in the Google Play Store and the Windows Phone App Store. Thankfully, there are just as many coffee breaks during which these games can be played. As both Android and Windows Phone have grown, so has the quality of the simple games released. There is...

Samsung WP7 Call Blocking App Ripped and Shared

Even though the release of Windows 8 has come and gone, there is still some life left in Windows Phone 7. Samsung recently released a call blocking application for WP7, and now everyone can get their hands on it.The XAP was posted by XDA Senior Member sutt359 for everyone to try. Surprisingly enough, there has been...

Keeping Your Windows 7 Phone Safe with Reg Backup

The Windows Registry: It's the heart and soul of machines running a Microsoft operating system. Whether you're using a Windows Phone 7 device or a Windows 8 PC, the registry stores configurations and settings for everything from the OS to any number of third party applications. Without it, Windows would be crippled and unable to...

Turn your WP7 Phone into an Audiobook Player with ElWPAudiobooks

Even if Microsoft would like to tell you otherwise, there are a lot of things that you cannot (natively) do with WP7 devices. Among the long list of frustrations, which includes not being able to install a file explorer or side load apps easily (without paying $100 a year for a developer account), one of...

Move, Pin, and Send PDF Files on WP7 with PDF Move

Windows Phone 7 was a strike of pure beauty when it came out---fast, smooth, and highly responsive (even more so than Android and iOS depending on the device). However, Metro UI had a few (to put it in light terms) issues that prevented it from truly being a great interface. For example, the tile system...

Easy Fix for Jiggly Ports–USB, That Is

One of the most important and vulnerable parts of our devices is the connection port. Be it proprietary or through USB, it not only serves the very important purpose of allowing us to gain root, sync, and transfer files to and from our PC, but it also (in most cases anyways) allows you to charge...

BlueManager: Showing WP7 Some Bluetooth Love

One of the most fascinating things about XDA is how so many different operating systems and devices have a home here. Whether it's a fix for the latest Nexus phone or breathing new life into a Windows Mobile device the outside world has long since forgotten, the developers on our site are creators of innovation....

Contract Killer and Copy and Paste Dialer for WP7

One common complaint among many Windows Phone 7 users is the lack of application and video development. It is there, but not in the volume that many users would like. This is especially true for those coming from other platforms that have a few more applications at their disposal. Now, WP7 has at least a...

Not Dying Without a Fight! WP7 Gets Video Out Capabilities

Most people who jumped ship to Windows Phone 7 after the demise of its predecessor were happy and thrilled with the change. For the most part, we were led to believe that WP7 was the Windows XP of mobile phones (due to its success and very extended life span). However, we are a little less...

Delete the Not-So-Temporary Temporary Cache with CacheClearer

As was mentioned in a recent episode of XDA TV, the Windows Phone market is growing---not by a lot, but it's growing. Does this mean there will be more development for Windows Phone 7? We can only hope so. As WP7 matures, developers are finding issues and are fixing them. So at least current WP7...

Microsoft Flips the Switch on XAP Encryption

Often when companies incorporate anti-piracy updates, they tend to leave the app more or less alone and focus on preventing its spread. Sometimes, though, companies flip the switch on a new anti-piracy feature, and it breaks many things for the development community. This happened recently with Windows Phone 7, as it has been confirmed that...