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Monday, March 28, 2011

NoDo Available For Samsung Focus or HTC Phones By Unbranding

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:30 PM

http://www.neowin.net/news/how-to-g...ows-phone-7-now

"One user on xda-developers has nailed it down for HTC devices. In addition to this, another user, as reported by WPcentral, has managed to get NoDo onto the Samsung Focus early."

Image courtesy of silicon.com

If you are tired of waiting for your carrier to finish testing the NoDo update, the developers over at XDA-Developers have got you covered. They've discovered how to unbrand HTC phones and the Samsung Focus in order to bypass the carrier and get the update pushed to them directly from Microsoft. The process does require the phone to be either a developer or Chevron unlocked device. If you are interested, the instructions for HTC phones can be found here and Samsung Focus here along with the required Samsung registry app here.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

NoDo ROM For The GSM HTC 7 Pro Leaked

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone Software" @ 08:00 PM

http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/...pro-gsm-edition

"Some of HTC's Windows Phone 7 devices got their taste of Microsoft's NoDo update a little ahead of schedule, as we saw ROMs leak for the HD7, Mozart, and Trophy earlier this month. Now the GSM-enabled version of the HTC 7 Pro is joining their ranks, with a NoDo ROM of its own."

Ah, leaked ROMs and XDA developers... two things that always brings me back to my Windows Mobile days. If it brings you back too and you happen to have a GSM HTC 7 Pro, take a look at XDA developers as they now have the leaked NoDo ROM. This is the fourth WP7 phone in which a leaked NoDo ROM has surfaced. It joins the HD7, Mozart and Trophy. If you plan to install the leaked ROM, you will need to create a specially configured microSD called a "gold card." For detailed instructions, visit the XDA developers site. As always, any hacks are done at your own risk. Read the entire thread before you decide.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WP7 on HD2 a Bit Harder Than Thought

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 03:00 PM

http://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...8&postcount=143

"So, how different is CE7/WP7 from that model? (Which is the model we have now in CE5.x/WM6.x) - The mARM AMSS provides a different interface and initialization proceedure. That means any of the WP7 drivers from a donor device we might port from would not work at all with our current AMSS. Which in turn means no boot without re-writing the drivers/kernel or AMSS. So to compare it to a desktop PC once again, we need to write a BIOS, a Hardware Abstraction Layer, and a set of drivers for each component on the system (likely a good deal of the drivers would be usable once the rest is done) Do I sound jaded yet? Yes, yes I am It's probably a factor of 10 more complicated than I thought it would be initially."

Remember when I said half-baked WP7 on an HD2 was a bad idea? Well those who are attempting to port WP7 over are finding it a bit tougher than they initially thought to even get it on the device, aside from the performance concerns I raised. Also putting aside the legality (which isn't vague - the HD2 isn't licensed for WP7, so you'll find no one arguing that the device should have WP7 running on it), I think this is further evidence that WP7 marks a radical shift in Windows Mobile development, away from what we've had in the past. It's no wonder that no existing device got an upgrade, despite the pleas of the users!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

An XDA-Developers Online Store?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Software" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.xda-downloads.com/

Keep your eyes on the www.xda-downloads.com as it looks like something interesting may be brewing. While XDA developers is home to some of the questionably legal software for our devices (and outright thefts of OEM's proprietary software), it is also the home to many nifty little utilities that you may want for your phone. So an app store of hacks might prove valuable.


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