WINDOWS PHONE 7 Posts on XDA

Unlimited SMS and MMS for the HTC Arrive and Others

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...

WP7 on Straight Talk—Guide for the Samsung Focus

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...

Goldcard Method for WP7–The Easy Way

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...

This Week in Development – Chevron Unlocker, Facebook SDK, and More – XDA TV

This Week in Development, XDA TV Producer and all-around great guy, Jordan covers all the exciting stories you need to know from the XDA-Developers forum. In addition to Chevron Unlocker's flip-flop, he covers the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the  for the Sony Xperia Line and the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100.Jordan then mentions the changes...

Randomize Ringtones on WP7

While Windows Phone 7 is still gaining somewhat of a name development traction despite questionable actions from Redmond, that doesn't mean that there isn't time for some fun. While most consider fun to be playing games, taking pictures with camera apps that make things look goofy, and even theming tiles, there are other ways to...

CamSpeed: Camera Benchmark for WP7 and Android

Benchmarks are, whether anyone wants to admit it or not, an important part of the mobile phone world. After all, looking at which devices have the fastest graphics and highest number crunching ability can help factor into the decision of choosing one phone over another. It's not the end-all be-all, but it's something to consider.While...

Enjoying Chevron? Say Goodbye to Your Developer Unlock

Something that has left me speechless just happened this past Friday. I have been at a loss for words about quite possibly the last (note the usage of "last" rather than "latest") downfall for Windows Phone 7. In case you don't have a Windows Phone 7 device or simply if you think I am mumbling...

NAND Access and InteropUnlock for Lumia 710 and 800

The Windows Phone 7 platform has been slowly and, for the most port, silently gaining momentum since the release of the first Windows phone. With Windows 8 right around the corner, one can only assume that development for these devices will continue to grow as more devices become available and MetroUI becomes even more widely...

Spruce Up Your WP7 Lockscreen with Lock Widgets for WP7

If you ever thought that the lockscreen on Windows Phone 7 devices needed some love from our devs, and quite obviously lots of work, you are probably correct. It may be the simple fact that Android has provided smartphone users with very content-rich experiences with the lockscreen and thus we are used to seeing and...

WP Root Tools Updated to v0.9–Now with Root Tools SDK

Ultimate control over our devices is what we all struggle to obtain here on XDA-Developers. Microsoft has done an amazing job in making sure that this does not happen for owners of Windows Phone 7 devices (some of them anyways) by implementing security measure on top of security measure, and all this in the name...

Busted Volume Rocker on Windows Phone? Here’s a Solution

Our devices are built to last long and hopefully survive minor to moderate abuse. After all, we tend to bump into tables, walls, people, and many things while our phones are in our pockets. This normally results in dents, scratches, busted screens, and more. There is also the odd time when your hardware buttons (if...

ROMAbout – A Tool for Windows Phone 7 Chefs

With the recent influx of new Windows Phone 7 devices into the market, Windows Phone development has steadily increased here at XDA. Because of this, we're seeing some innovative Windows Phone applications coming from our developers.XDA Senior Member IzaacJ has created a handy tool specifically for Windows Phone 7 ROM chefs. ROMAbout is a package that enables chefs...