POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 7

Multi-Forum Client for WP7 Seeking Beta Testers

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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, but that could change in the near future.

XDA Senior Member SimzzDev is developing an application that will allow WP7 users the joy of surfing thousands of forums within a single application. While it isn’t quite ready yet, there’s a beta released scheduled soon and there’s beta testers needed.

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Topplez: 3D Block Stacking with a Twist

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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 and made it available with 3D graphics on WP7-based devices. What’s more, he’s taken things up a notch with:

Classic mode has you take blocks from the bottom and place them on top to make the tower as tall as possible in the shortest time possible but its gameover if the tower TOPPLEZ! Dice and Match3 modes each raise the difficulty and fun by adding a puzzle and strate

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WinTT Registry Editor for WP7

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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 allows to apply a registry tweak more quickly and more easily than the traditional editing method, also giving the possibility to restore the value and reboot the system from the app.

WinTT works on all interop unlocked phone with WP7 Root Tools, and it supports customization thanks to theme support. Furthermore, the application is open source, and the . . . READ ON »

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RapDialer–WP7 Dialing Done Right

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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 Windows Phone 7 platform can dial others with ease. His application, known as RapDialer, does just that through the inclusion of features not normally found in the OEM dialer, including:

Extremely fast launch and search speed.
+ Fast search with T9 keypad (or system keyboard as you like)
+ A contact profile page (open it by tapping contact photo)to share contact’s info easily.
+ Support

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Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

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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 ROM promises such exciting features as:

Full Unlock from UltraShot
Removed OEM applications (Nokia Drive, Maps, etc.)
Search key remapping
QuickLaunch menu for quick switching state of WiFi, 3G, Flight mode, Power save, etc.
Ability to access file system via WiFi/USB
Integrated Live ID, DppImplant no longer needed, but new key can also be banned
Orientation locker
Added many color the

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Change the Marketplace Settings on Windows Phone 7

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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 devices face an additional problem, as their Marketplace changes depending on what OEM they have. Well, not anymore.

XDA Forum Member ken52787 has released an application that will switch the settings of the Zune Marketplace and provide WP7 owners with better and unrestricted access to any OEM- or carrier-specific applications. The ap. . . READ ON »

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Unlimited SMS and MMS for the HTC Arrive and Others

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Apparently, for some older Windows Phone 7 devices, especially on Sprint, there are certain limitations on SMS and MMS. To be limited to the standard 160 characters in SMS is not fun, especially when trying to get a full thought in before someone texts you back. MMS limitations have never popular either. While most devices on most operating systems can bypass the 160 text limit rather easily, the MMS limit is usually boosted as high as possible, but there’s still a limit.

For those on the HTC Arrive, you can now have unlimited SMS characters and essentially unlimited MMS size thanks to XDA Senior Member mapaz04. This will most likely also work on other Windows Phone 7 devices, but it untested at the curren. . . READ ON »

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WP7 on Straight Talk—Guide for the Samsung Focus

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One of the beauties of being able to tinker with our devices is how it allows us to have flexibility. Most countries around the world have several choices when it comes to mobile service, and among them you have the ones that will welcome you with open arms and that ones that simply do not want to let you go. How do the latter accomplish this? They lock the phones to their networks so that they cannot be used on others. Because of this, ever since XDA has been XDA, we have striven to do away with this ridiculous concept that is the carrier lock. The reason is simple, you pay good money for your device, you should be able to use it wherever and with whomever you see fit. XDA Forum Member fatclue had this idea as well and af. . . READ ON »

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Goldcard Method for WP7–The Easy Way

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In the world of mobile device hacking there are several very well known, terms, most of which are things that hackers, regardless of platform are familiar with. Some of these include, S-OFF, unlock, root, and gold card. The last one was born several years ago, and allows members to flash things from a specially formatted  microSD card, also known as a gold card, to any device when the regular flashing methods do not work.

In the world of Windows Phone 7, the gold card method can actually be used for things such as downgrading the SPL version of a device when a downgrade cannot be flashed via RUU or PC. However, this method tends to be overly complicated, with one of its variants even requiring the use of an Android devi. . . READ ON »

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