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All posts tagged "homebrew"


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Phone7Market Helps ByPass App Geographic Restrictions

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.1800pocketpc.com/phone7m...y-region/23747/

Phone7Market is a homebrew app to get around geographic restrictions in the marketplace, though it only lets you grab freeware apps for now. The app is still in alpha, but within that limited scope it seems to work well. You'll need to have the Windows Phone SDK and there's a few other dependencies (hit the link for more info). Just bear in mind that trying this out is at your own risk.


Friday, April 8, 2011

First Homebrew Multi-Tasking Solution Coming Soon

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.wpcentral.com/multitask7..._medium=twitter

Multitask7 will soon be released to the public as a legitimate multi-tasking solution for Windows Phone 7. For those of you who haven't seen the video, the minute and a half is well worth it. The video shows the utilization of a quick app switcher which can be launched by half-pressing the camera button. A timer is used to show that an app can be run in the background while completing other tasks. Hopefully the team behind it over at Windows Phone Hacker will release the program soon. Some caveats though, this does require a developer unlocked device to install. Once the program is released we'll be sure to update our readers.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Microsoft Urging Users To Wait For Official Update

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:34 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...ate-status.aspx

"But my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can't say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven't fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates."

Microsoft's Eric Hautala via the windows blog is urging users to wait for the official update rather than using a homebrew method to update. Eric states he understands why people would chose to go homebrew for the update but can't say for sure what the implications are of using homebrew workarounds. Possible potential negative impacts cited are the phone may not get device specific software, incorrect configuration resulting in missing future updates, bricking, etc.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ChevronWP7 Custom Ringtone Manager

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.chevronwp7.com/post/2054...ingtone-manager

Those fellows at Chevron have been busy. Despite pulling their unlocking tool, they've put up a custom ringtone manager - with open source code available, no less - that allows you to use your own ringtones (subject to format constraints) on your WP7 device. Of course, you have to jump through a couple of hoops (you need the WP7 SDK and build an app), but the ability is there if you want it. Of course, Microsoft's pending "massive" update might include this function soon, so you might not have to wait too long for an officially sanctioned way to do it.


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