Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak
DoubleAt is an iphone app that allows jailbroken users to insert their Email Address by tapping the @ Key. Now our favorite Windows Phone Hacker is bringing this feature to Windows Phone via a Homebrew App. The app is quite …
I am not the only one who wants a Notification Center for Windows Phone, we have had some concept designs for the same a while ago ( Metro Re-imagined, Notification Center ) and it would seem our favorite Windows Phone hacker is hard at work on realizing this dream.
We have been sent a pre-release review copy of Heathcliff74′s WP7 Root Tools, So we have created a short video showing its features.
New additions include a tweeks menu that was hidden until now, and a certificates store,
Warning! flashing roms may be cool, but when things go wrong (and they could) remember, we didn’t tell you to flash it!
I received an email today from dotcompt as i had been helping him with a few typo’s in his baked in apps and I was pleased to read his new Deepshining Mozart rom was ready for public release, I believe i was the first to flash it, and find the expired root tools issue (date related)
now ive re-installed all my apps (that i find usefull) and fully power cycled the battery once, and im happy to report i shall be sticking to this until i find another shinier rom to use, so on with the story…
In the video below you will see some of the cool stuff that he has added in to this release with which the Windows Phone lock screen can be customized with information about weather, text messages, battery info, and RAM usage.
Version 0.4 which was recently released brings the following changes
- Now uses WP7 Root Tools SDK 0.2.1, which should help with some performance boosts and optimization.
- Reordered some items, working on cleaning up the UI
- I finally reached 50 apps, and noticed that the letters are irritating. Option to disable the jump list items is now available.
XDA-Developers member Vova1609 has pushed out a Fully Unlocked custom ROM for Nokia Lumia 710 called Metro^7. Custom ROM allows users to run quite a bit of homebrew tools but also opens up the device to potential threats from rogue apps. Features include
- Full unlocked
- You can install XAP from Internet Explorer
- Bazaar has already installed
- Bluetooth File Transfer by DFT has already installed
- Exclusive wallpapers “metro ROCK” which we featured a while back
- Added tethering
- Deleted Nokia’s apps, like Nokia Music
- Added Google and Yandex as search engine
- And more…
We have seen the folders app by windows phone hacker before , now Jaxbot has pushed out a new update for this app that adds some new features and bug fixes to this homebrew app that allows users to add folders on Windows Phone
- PNG images are now used, meaning the accent colors should always be correct on the start screen
- Custom library is used for launching, which should fix conflicts with Battery Status.
- WP7 Root Tools SDK 0.2.1 is now used, which should speed things up a bit
- Optimizations, code cleanup, etc.
Today we will be interviewing one of the legends on the Windows Phone Homebrew Scene Heathcliff74, this guys has got some great apps for the homebrew community the most known one has to be Windows Phone root Tools an app that all homebrewers should install. So lets try and figure out a bit more about this “Heathcliff74″ shall we ..
Hi tell us a bit about yourself .
I’m 37 years old, married and proud father of 2 kids. I have a bachelor degree in Software Engineering. I live in the Netherlands.
Hey you are not that Dutch hacker who held all those jailbroken iPhones hostage for €5 are you ? ( just kidding ) … well are you ?
Why Heathcliff74 ?
I chose Heathcliff74 as nickname because at the time I was watching the Heathcliff cartoon cat (long time ago). ’74 is my birth-year, which I added because on every forum there already is a “Heathcliff” :-)
are you sure it has nothing to do with lasagna ?
What do you do ?
I have been working for my current employer for almost 15 years now and we develop ERP software quite successfully. But I’d like to move to mobile technology professionally too. So I will see if this is possible with my current employer, or else I might consider a career-switch.
One feature many users wanted once we got the custom ringtones feature in Windows Phone Mango was the ability to add custom SMS tones , there was a way to get this done by a registry edit but now thanks to the effort of Windows Phone developer djfoxer and his app MyRingtone2SMS there is an easy way to get custom ringtones on your Windows Phone. You will need a fully Unlocked device or you can use Windows Phone Root Tools to give the MyRingtone2SMS app Trusted status.
Ever wanted to check out what the various other OEM’s offer their customers ? Perhaps you want to check out the exclusive marketplace offered by a different Carrier that the one you currently use. Well if you answered yes to those then stick around , we are going to tell you how to do just that in a few simple steps. Like all Best Homebrew Apps for Windows Phone this one requires a full unlock or you use use Windows Phone Root Tools to give the Marketplace Config app Trusted status.
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
SMSBackup is a homebrew tool for Windows Phone that offers an easy and quick method to backup SMS on your device. The app is available for free but you need to have an interop unlocked device to run it. According to the developer first-generation interop-unlocked HTC, Samsung phones and fully-unlocked phones can run it ( If you have a Nokia you could try interop unlock ) . I have successfully run it on my Omnia 7 and the app does backup my SMS messages .. NOTE : I have not tried to restore em back .. I will try that on my next ROM flash. The app offers users the ability to back up to the device ( to the isolated store ) or external backup to your skydrive account.
Do you want to change your carrier logo that pops up when your phone boots up on rooted devices ? ( the one that comes up between the OEM logo and the Windows Phone animation when you boot-up your phone …
One of our favorite Homebrew developer Jaxbot from windows phone hacker has updated his Orientation Lock app to version 3 which have introduced the ability to pin a secondary live tile. Clicking on the secondary tile acts as a quick toggle between the orientation locked and orientation unlocked states and the tile icon will tell you if it is in locked or unlocked state. For me this app is quite handy when I want to read something in portrait mode while I am lying down.
You can download it from here
WP7 auto launcher is a small utility to automatically run specific programs ( on the PC ) on WP7 connect or disconnect to PC via USB cable.The tool also supports command line execution; so you are able to run batch-files. …
We have run you guys through a tutorial on how to create your own windows phone ringtones from your favorite music and now thanks to the work of windows phone hacker jbkkd from xda-developer we have the ability to automatically randomize your ringtones on Windows Phone. Say you have multiple custom ringtones on your device and you want the phone to play random ones when you get calls, with the homebrew app RandomRingtone it is now possible.
With Apps / games that are installed from the marketplace you automatically update the app when an update is pushed out via the Marketplace but if you are a sideloader then when the new version of the app comes out and you try to reinstall the XAP file the app is installed as a fresh copy and you lose the settings and customization but with a new homebrew app called XapHandler you can tell your phone to install the XAP as a clean install or force it to update the existing XAP.
Update : The app can also be used on unlocked stock ROM ( thanks to WP7 Root Tools ) which will enable users to sideload XAP from IE or email )
Install instruction :
- Install XapHandler
- Run XapHandler ( if you are on a stock ROM you will need to add XapHandler as trusted using WP7 Root Tools ) and hit OK.
- Exit App.