Out of warranty and managed to shatter the screen on the Nokia Lumia 620? Don’t worry this DIY video guide will show you how to go about replacing the display screen unit. LE55ONS has put together a Lumia 620 teardown and reassemble guide that will walk you through the entire process. If you didn’t already know : this will void any warranty you may have. So let us see how it’s done.
Recently my Lumia 920 froze and became unresponsive, while I was playing Galactic Reign. The phone became completely unresponsive, the Windows key, the back button nor the display would respond to my commands. I could not even turn the device off by clicking and holding the power button. I tried plugging the device to a power outlet and to my computer , they had no effect. Now since we cant remove the battery the only other choice I had was to let the battery run dry. I am not sure if any of you have seen a similar issue with your Nokia Lumia 920 , or any other Windows Phone device.
Say you have dropped your Lumia 510 and have shattered the glass screen in the process, and if you don’t have a warranty on it getting it repaired might cost you quite a bit. So is there an cheaper DIY solution to this problem ? Yes there is , LE55ONS has put together a Lumia 510 teardown and reassemble guide that will walk you through the entire process. Stating the obvious here , if you didn’t already know : this will void any warranty you may have. So lets get to it and see how its done.
If that image above scares you turn away and run and don’t come back and watch this video. If for whatever reason you want to replace the battery on the Lumia 920, this teardown and reassembly will guide you on how to open up that lumia 920 and put it all back together. Stating the obvious here , if you didn’t already know : this will void any warranty you may have.
So lets get to it and see how its done.
To use voice commands on Windows Phone all you have to do press and hold the Start button. Soem of the common thing you can say include Call, Redial, Text, Search. You can also click on the Help Icon on the Listening dialog to see some examples of things you can say, or say “Help” to have your phone read the examples to you. You can also use advance commands to call a contact and place the call on speaker phone.
There was concerns that the Windows Phone 7.8 update was going to be on a slow roll out for the lumia family of devices. A new firmware build of Windows Phone 7.8 ( build 8858 ) has been spotted over at NaviFirm for a number of Lumia devices like the 510, 610, 710, 800, and 900. This can only mean that the official roll out is going to happen very soon, perhaps they want to give us this update for Christmas ? In any case if you want to jump the queue and put WP7.8 on your phone right now , we got a video that will run you through the process. ( WARNING : as always you are on you own if you decide to go down this path , any issues that may arise out of this is all on you and you are likely going to void any warranty in the process )
I am running my Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Acer Iconia w500. It comes with a 32 GB HDD so if I already have on OS on there and if I try to reinstall the new build , it start to whinge about freeing up space on the drive and what not. Luckily I can put the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO on to a USB drive , make the drive bootable and then it’s a simple process of reinstalling the OS. Today we will tell you how to get Windows 8 ISO on to a USB drive.
Another great app exclusive to Nokia “Contact Transfer” is most likely going to offer the easiest way for you to import all of your existing contacts from your old mobile phone ( Android / iPhone / Blackberry / Symbian or any other device with bluetooth ) to your new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. The app comes pre installed on your Nokia Lumia devices ( its also available in the Nokia Section in the marketplace ).
Contact Transfer Video
Workaround for using your CreditCard for purchasing Apps from Windows Phone Marketplace using IDswitch [ Homebrew ]May 1, 2012 | Saijo George 5
Users have had trouble in the past while trying to add their local creditcard to their windows phone primary live id account, when the primary account they use is a US based account ( and they are not from the US ) and if they happen to use this account as their primary acoount on windows phone. Now it would be a lot easier on everyone if Microsoft allows users to switch the region on their account, sadly this is something Microsoft has been reluctant to do. The folks at xda-dev does not usually take no for an answer and some of them has come up with a work around to get past this issue.
NOTE : I have not used this myself coz I hear the folks at Microsoft are always ready with the BanHammer when it comes to messing around with xbox live services. You have been warned. But if you want to head down this road jump past the break for the full step by step instruction
I love my Nokia Lumia 800 but what frustrates me more than anything is its internally sealed battery. I have had a Nokia update that was ‘supposed’ to increace battery life and improve performance. Swing and a miss in my opinion! Yesterday a fellow journalist and I were discussing the upcoming firmware that has been released on NaviFirm+ and if the new firmware cures the issues that really matter to the end user?
Following the news of update 8107 being reserved for carriers that request it, I was a little frustrated to say the least,I wanted to find a work-around and in my search I found this thread on xda-dev that listed the download locations to the official update files on Microsoft’s servers, and I remembered that xboxmod & YukiXDA had released a WP Update Cab Sender batch file that uses the WPUpdate.exe file that Zune updates your phone with, so here’s a tutorial that will enable you to update your phone to the latest version (7.10.8107) with a few clicks.
Update 21/10/2011: One of our reader ‘ bob ‘ pointed out 2 new ones that are found on xda-dev that allows users to Fwd and Find on Page ( by byobge and GoodDayToDie )
Forward and Find on Page
Phone7Market is a homebrew tool that allows users to install Free apps / games which is only available from a specific region on the Windows Phone Marketplace to their device. The app will only display free apps and will NOT display trials / paid / OEM branded apps. So say you want to install Amazon.com which currently is not available from the AU marketplace, this app will let you do that. Of course you will need an unlocked windows phone for this to work.
NOTE : the app is still in Alpha, but I had no major issue with it when I played around with it
Heathcliff74 the developer behind the WP7 Root Tools app has put up a tutorial to get the home-brew apps with NATIVE code to run on Windows Phone Mango. NoDo homebrew apps that used native code to tweaks windows phone devices …
That DLNA app for Samsung devices AllShare refused to work on our gen one Devices like the Focus and Omnia but luciky there is a small fix that will get it working ( a few features might still not work ).
- Install the AllShare Samsung from the Samsung Zone
- Connect you device to a WiFi network
- Run the app and press the start button before the error message kicks in
- Go back to the app by holding down the back button
Are you looking to get an Audiobook to your Windows Phone ? You might have the audiobook as multiple mp3 files and there is no easy way to put it on to Windows phone as an Audiobook but there is a way you can add the entire series as an Podcast and this will enable you to listen to the audiobook on your Windows Phone, its also handy that zune will remember the location of the audio book if you pause and jump out so you can go back and listen to the audiobook right from where you left off. You DON’T have to have an unlocked device for this.
You will need :
- Zune on your PC
- Windows Phone
- USB Cable
- The Audiobook ( could be multiple MP3 files )
ElWPAudioBooks is a Windows PC app that allows you to generates a podcast feed from a folder that you give to app. Its got some bells and whistles like you can add an image for your podcast n stuff, over all a nice little software that gets the job done. Props to Elastep from xda-dev for releasing this tool.
A simple hack has been discovered that will force the Mango update to your devices. If you are on NoDo then you probably will have to install 3 updates: 7392, 7403, and 7720. Jump past the break for the full instructions
Well now that Mango is about to be released I think many of you would like to know what are the cool new thing on Windows Phone Mango, we have lined up some of the nice new features and have put them on video so its easy for you guys to go through. Today we are going to take a look at how we can create and transfer ringtones to your Windows Phone.
Now that Microsoft has released the Windows Developer Preview ISO files , why not try it on your PC. Here is a short tutorial on how I installed it. I will try to make this as simple as possible with screenshots of most of the important steps. I am not planning to use this a lot its just to install and play around for a bit and see what all the fuss is about, so installing via a virtual machine is the best option for me.
What you need
- a PC
- VMware Workstation ( its Free for 30 Days ) – Head over to vmware and complete the form and you will get a 30 day license and the download link.
- Windows Developer Preview ISO – you can get it here choose the one that you want. I went for Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
Windows Live SkyDrive is a free cloud storage service by Microsoft that offers users 25GB of storage space and then access it from anywhere from any browser but unlike dropbox you can’t just sync a folder on your PC which is a much better to getting it done ( at least for me it is ). Having a Windows Phone I started using skydrive and I was looking around for a way to sync folder on my PC to Skydrive and since most of you all will be windows phone users as well this could come in handy for you as well. Plz note that you can’t sync all file types , I was only able to sync documents using this method. Tutorial after the break.