WINDOWS PHONE 7 Posts on XDA

MetroTube for WP7: Back and Better Than Ever

It's unfortunately not often that we get to talk about Windows Phone 7. It's not that we don't like it; it's just that OEM's (and Microsoft in general) don't give it the proper attention it deserves. For instance, as any WP7 fanboy will tell you, using YouTube on a Windows Phone is like pulling teeth....

Debranding and HSPL Guide for the AT&T HTC Titan

Hacking a Windows Phone 7 is usually a little bit harder than hacking most Android phones. Where most Android users have a whole development kit worth of tools to tap into---not to mention the various OEM tools such as Odin or RSD Lite---Windows Phone 7 users have fewer options at their disposal. In some cases,...

First File Manager with Bluetooth Transfer for WP7

Some time ago, we brought you news of a Bluetooth file transfer application for Windows Phone 7. While it was quite a simple application, the Dark Forces Team app was also pretty powerful. With Bluetooth transfers achieved, it has given application developers another feature to include in their own applications.Unique File Manager provides WP7 users with all...

Windows Phone 7 Users Can Now Track Themselves

With Windows Phone 7 playing catch up with Android and iOS in the app game, it was only a matter of time before there would be an application that utilized GPS technology to help users track their own movements. The app, dubbed TrackUrSelf, was developed by XDA Forum Member darthveda in an attempt to use the...

W.I.N.C.O. Shows WP7 Some Remote Control Love

For many, the Windows Phone 7 platform is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. While many Windows Mobile enthusiasts were skeptical of yet another closed source mobile operating system by Microsoft, others embraced the new ecosystem and viewed it as a chance to challenge themselves. XDA Forum Member W.I.N.C.O. is one such person.His latest application, W.I.N.C.O. Phone Controller is...

Open Source Google Web Service API for Windows Phone 7

Unlike Android, in which any user can make and/or commit changes to the source code, Windows Phone 7 is a closed source operating system. As such, its source code is only available to Microsoft. This in turn makes development for Windows Phone very difficult. Thanks to XDA Member 2hdass, WP7 is finally seeing some open...

Multi-Forum Client for WP7 Seeking Beta Testers

For Android, there are quite a few applications users can use to browse forums. With general forum browsing apps like Tapatalk to specialized forum apps like our very own XDA-specific version of the Tapatalk App, Android users have many options when it comes to forum browsing. So what about Windows Phone 7? Not so much,...

Topplez: 3D Block Stacking with a Twist

Growing up in suburbia, I often played tabletop games with my family. One game of particular fondness in my household was Jynga. As an adult, I often wonder what it would be like play on a cell phone. Thanks to XDA Member kingofmyworld324 I've had that opportunity.Called Topplez, kingofmyworld324 has taken the original wooden game...

WinTT Registry Editor for WP7

Last year, we wrote about Windows Phone 7 finally getting a registry editor. Now the next generation of registry editors for the platform has arrived, thanks to XDA Senior Member Nickg. Called WinTT, the application is designed to save the user the hassle of having to manually edit the phone's registry. According to the developer: This application...

RapDialer–WP7 Dialing Done Right

In this modern world, we tend to forget that the primary function of the mobile devices in our pockets is to serve as a cellphone. Their most basic feature is the facilitation of rapid communication with people in the world around us.XDA Forum Member esword, has made it his mission to ensure that users of Microsoft's...

Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

A while back, we told you about the Lumia 710 getting its first custom ROM. Well today we have even bigger news: the Nokia Lumia 800 (the 710's more expensive sibling) has received its first custom ROM, courtesy of XDA Forum Member lucifer3006. Known as RainbowMod and based off of Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98 (Tango), the...

Change the Marketplace Settings on Windows Phone 7

With the large number of ways Android users can modify their Marketplace Settings, it was only a matter of time before Windows Phone 7 users figured out a way to similarly unlock their Marketplace and download applications they wouldn't typically be able to download. In addition to the region restrictions we've seen tackled on the Play Store, WP7...