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

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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 in Google Play and the Facebook SDK vulnerability. Additionally, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler and XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye‘s video on Setting up Eclipse and the Android SDK and rooting the HTC One X are discussed. Along with other exciting stories found right here on the XDA Portal.

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Randomize Ringtones on WP7

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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 get creative with your Windows Phone 7 device. XDA Forum Member jbkkd has found one of those ways in the form of an application that will randomize your ringtones.

The app, known as RandomRingtone, will shuffle your custom ringtones, and will change them randomly every half hour so your calls always sound different. While a fun little app all it’s own, it’s . . . READ ON »

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CamSpeed: Camera Benchmark for WP7 and Android

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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 processor and GPU are two important features on a smartphone nowadays, another feature that’s increasingly important is the camera. Since photos taken on modern smartphones often rival those taken on low- to mid-range point-and-shoot cameras, it’s only natural to want to compare one device’s camera to the other. Android and Windows Pho. . . READ ON »

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Enjoying Chevron? Say Goodbye to Your Developer Unlock

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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 nonsense (again), let me pull a little background for this so that you understand what is going on before I go into the article itself.

Sometime right around the launch of Windows Phone 7, many developers were concerned about the multiple layers of security that Microsoft had added to their new OS, the successor of the immensely popular (at the time) Windows Mobile platform. A few devs had tried . . . READ ON »

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NAND Access and InteropUnlock for Lumia 710 and 800

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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 appreciated. For those carrying the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800, the development has been pushing along just fine without Windows 8.

XDA Senior Member biktor_gj has recently released a ROM that is supported by the Lumia 710 and 800 that is the first of its kind to support NAND Access and InteropUnlock which is a huge push forward for ROM development.

For those who don’t know what InteropUn. . . READ ON »

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Spruce Up Your WP7 Lockscreen with Lock Widgets for WP7

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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 being able to do more with them. However, when Microsoft created the one for WP7, they simply went with the “metro” or simplistic approach that a lockscreen is just that, a way to prevent your device from accidentally becoming active while in your pocket, with accidental touches, etc. They threw in some basic information such as missed call, e-mail, sms notifications, as well as weather . . . READ ON »

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

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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 of data privacy, protection to the end user, and protection of IP. This is likely one of the reasons why this platform never really got off the ground. Old time WM users will agree that playing with the registry to unlock functions (802.11g on the HTC Wizard anyone?) and to improve the overall feeling over the device and control is what probably kept WM alive and well for as long as it did. On WP7, all that was lost. . . READ ON »

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

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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 your device has any) will suffer as well like, for instance, if you decided to take your device apart.

For most of us, this is not a big issue because even if the buttons are indeed convenient, there are ways to control your device, such as reassigning hardware key functions or work through a setting’s shortcut. This is not the case for WP7. Truth be told, the devices running this OS have absolutely no . . . READ ON »

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ROMAbout – A Tool for Windows Phone 7 Chefs

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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 to include a wide variety of information in their ROMs, which is made available to users via an application located in the phone’s Settings menu.

With ROMAbout, there are no limits as to what information chefs can display in their ROMs. From simple information like ROM version, build date and developer credits, to more techn. . . READ ON »

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