POSTS TAGGED: Windows Phone 8

Potential Leaked Image of Windows Phone 8.1 Appears

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If you’re an aficionado of Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, you are more than likely waiting on the edge of your seat for Windows Phone 8.1 Blue. To whet your appetite further, XDA Forum Member when im gone “found” an SD card with a blurrycam image of what appears to be Windows Phone 8.1 Blue running on a Nokia Lumia 620. From his original post:

Hey ppl

i found a SD Card and this photo was in it

who can confirm if this is wp8.1 or GDR3 ??

If you look closely, you’ll see an interesting asterisk in the status bar and mail tile, corresponding with rumors of a notification center in 8.1. Unfortunately though, when im gone hasn’t been able to recover any additional data. And the EXIF dat. . . READ ON »

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Interop Unlock for the Samsung Ativ S on Windows Phone 8!

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It is no secret that development on Windows Phone 8 is but a shadow of what it once was on Microsoft’s older mobile operating system. Be it because of smaller market share, more security features, or simply less of a need to modify the OS thanks to the already streamlined and speedy interface; Windows Phone development has taken somewhat of a backseat to Google’s juggernaut.

Luckily, things are about to get exciting, as XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has just achieved interop unlock on his Samsung Ativ S running Windows Phone 8.  For those who don’t remember, Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has an extensive history of Windows Phone development. Thus, it should come as n. . . READ ON »

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Tweak Your Lumia WP8 Device with Lumia Registry Modifier

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Back when Windows Mobile ruled the roost in the pre-iPhone days of yesteryear, registry modification was quite a common means of device tweaking. This should come as no surprise, as such modifications have been commonplace for quite some time on the Windows platform on traditional computers. This process then continued onto Windows Phone 7.

Thanks to efforts by XDA Recognized Developer snickler, this is now possible for Nokia devices running Windows Phone 8. A couple of important notes to keep in mind, however, are that in the current release only HKLM (HKey_Local_Machine) is accessible. The other limitation is that currently, users cannot change dword values. Because of the dword limitation, ch. . . READ ON »

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Install OEM-Specific Apps on Any WP8 Device

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Objectively, there’s no question that Microsoft’s latest and greatest faces less app and feature fragmentation when compared with everyone’s favorite green robot. That said, the ecosystem isn’t entirely the same across devices. One such example is in OEM-supplied proprietary apps. While Nokia Maps (or HERE, if you wish) is now available on all Windows Phone 8 devices, not all OEM-specific apps are so universal. However, that doesn’t mean that we’re forced to live with that.

Thanks to XDA Senior Member xdevilium, you can now easily install all Nokia, HTC, and LG Apps on any WP8 device. How does it work? Xdevilium’s contribution is a simple app that configu. . . READ ON »

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Access Your Mobile File System via LAN on WP8

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Back on Windows Phone 7, XDA Recognized Developer fiinix released an interesting web server app that allowed users to browse their mobile file system through a LAN. Following up on this, Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has created a similar application for Windows Phone 8, WP8 File Access Webserver.

As with its spiritual predecessor by fiinix, GoodDayToDie’s app enumerates files visible to the sandbox, and it also allows users to download them. Getting started is fairly simple. All you have to do is sideload the app, connect to LAN, run the application, and point the client web browser (on the same LAN) to the phone’s internal IP address. Once in the index page, enter your desired pa. . . READ ON »

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Microsoft to End Support for WP7.8 and WP8 in 2014

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Microsoft announced earlier this week their plans to officially stop supporting both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 in the second half of 2014. Due to some rather unfortunate release dates and the fixed eighteen month product life cycle, it seems that the more advanced WP8 will actually cease to be officially supported before 7.8. Now, when I say that Microsoft “announced” their plans to end support for the two operating systems, that’s not entirely accurate. What they actually did was to quietly slip the information into their support page.

The resulting news created a certain amount of confusion and in some cases anger among users of the platform, especially those who may have . . . READ ON »

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Why I Switched (Back) to Android? – XDA Developer TV

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If you’ve seen XDA Developer TV Producer Steve’s last couple of videos, than you know he’s been using Windows Phone. He reviewed an app for Windows Phone for Google Music called CloudMuzik, and then he reviewed an e-reader called Freda.

However, his satisfaction with Windows Phone has waned, and he is switching back to Android. Steve takes the time to explain why Windows Phone is not the operating system for him. He shares his frustration and quirks he experienced with Windows Phone. Check this video out.. . . READ ON »

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Windows Phone App Review: Google Music on Windows Phone with CloudMuzik – XDA Developer TV

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Windows Phone has a small, but present market share. The market share is unfortunately not enough to garner the attention of a lot of large app developers, including Google. So if you have music from Google Music how are you going to access it on a Windows Phone Device?

XDA Recognized Developer snickler has an app that allows you to access your Google Music on a Windows Phone Device. In this video, newcomer and XDA Developer TV Producer Steve reviews CloudMuzik. Steve shows off the application and gives his thoughts on its functionality and uses. Be sure to check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Guide to Unbranding Your HTC 8X

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Say what you wish about HTC and their recent shenanigans, but despite their recently announced and frankly staggering drop in profits, they still make devices that many people cannot wait to get their hands on. They usually follow this up by releasing another version with a random letter placed at the end of its name. Jokes aside, their latest flagship Windows Phone device, the HTC 8X, was no exception and proved to be a hit with WP users.

One of the biggest bugbears that power users have with the Windows Phone platform is the lack of custom firmwares for many devices. Some are effectively stuck on whichever carrier branded ROM the phone is shipped with. Thankfully for 8X users though, XDA Elite Recognized Dev. . . READ ON »

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