Screenshot Function on WP7 to come soon via Homebrew app

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 27-01-2011


Another feature that Windows Phone 7 misses out on is the ability to take Screenshots. Microsoft had recently commented that they are not so keen on adding this feature anytime soon.

Julian the guy behind TouchXperience and whos currently working on the next WP7 Jailbreak has managed to Enable this feature on his HD7. His recent Facebook update mentions that he’s succeeded in taking Screenshots on his WP7.

The software app/hack will be made available soon. We will post it here as soon as it does! So keep checking back for more info.


How to: Install Windows Phone 7 (WP7) on HTC HD2

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in HTC HD2, Tutorials, Videos, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 26-01-2011


The HTC HD2 was launched more than a year back and is still receiving tremendous support from the Developer community. Windows Phone 7 for the HTC HD2 was launched just a couple of weeks back by the famed Dark Forces Team.

I’ve been personally using WP7 on my HD2 for 2 weeks now and I’ve to say that I’m really impressed. This comes from someone who’s vigorously used iOS and Android on a daily basis. Sure, WP7 lacks some features but it makes up for it in terms of User Experience and overall Speed of the OS.

I highly recommend anyone with a HTC HD2 to go ahead and Install Windows Phone 7.

To Install Windows Phone 7 on your HD2 make sure you have HSPL 2.08 or higher installed.

If you don’t have HSPL installed follow this post to Install HSPL on your HD2.

Once you’ve confirmed that you have HSPL, download the following:

Photo Studio : Free Photo Manipulation App

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Software, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 26-01-2011


Samsung released a new application for their Windows Phone 7 based devices called “Photo Studio”.

This application provides some basic photo editing features like sharpen, soften, shading, etc.

Here’s the Official Description of the application:

Photo Studio is an all-in-one solution for taking, editing and sharing pictures though your WP7. Photo Studio allows the user to take pictures with effects such as LomoShot, Beautyshot and PlusMe. All pictures can modified with various photo effects. Users also can also easily upload their pictures to the most popular Social network services including Facebook and Flickr.

  • LomoShot: Users can vignette pictures in the style of softening or shading away the edges of the subject. There are four option modes: Normal, Gay, Warm and Cold
  • BeautyShot: Users can brighten and sharpen the portrait
  • PlusMe: Users can take two pictures separately and mix them together
  • Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, MySpace, Photobucket, Friendster support

You can download this application from the Marketplace now.

How to: Install HSPL on HTC HD2

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in HTC HD2, Tutorials, Tweaks | Posted on 26-01-2011


The HTC HD2 is a device with a lot of tricks under its belt. Not only can it run Windows Mobile 6.5 but a lot of other really cool stuffs like Custom ROMs, Android, Meego, Ubuntu and also Windows Phone 7.

But to do all this you first need to flash in a patched Bootloader which allows running of unsigned code and as a result allowing you to run all these other Operating Systems and Custom ROMs.

Why install HSPL and not SSLP?

Installing H(Hard)SPL is the most safest way to try out different third party ROMs on your device. In case you brick your device, HSPL will force the phone to enter into Bootloader Mode from where you can simply flash another ROM incase something goes wrong while flashing the previous one.

Pre-requisites before Installing HSPL on your HD2 :

Make sure your current SPL version is 1.42.000

To check your SPL version. Restart the Phone while holding the Volume Down Button

Installing HSPL 3 on your HD2 :

How To: Use Windows Phone 7 as Modem (Tethering)

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Tutorials, Tweaks, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 26-01-2011


Windows Phone 7 misses out on a lot of important features, Internet Tethering being one of the major missing feature. A lot of us out there use our Mobiles as Modem for constant on the go Internet for our Laptops/Netbooks.

Although I have no doubt that Internet Tethering support will eventually come to WP7 in future updates, currently most of us cannot afford to miss out on it.

The folks over at XDA have came upon a solution that allows us to use our Windows Phone 7 Devices as Modem.

The procedure is not as simple but if you really need Tethering right now, follow the steps below :

Note: You need a “Developer Unlocked Device“. At this point, the only way to Unlock your Device is to use the Chevron unlock hack.


1. Download the DFRouter App from : Click Here

2. Download HTC Sync Software from HTC Site. (Note that this is for Android phones but contains the required Modem drivers for tethering)

New Microsoft Ad shows Synergy w/ Windows Phone

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Videos, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 25-01-2011


Microsoft has recently shown some aggressive advertising through its various Videos showing the integration between the various Microsoft Services and Devices.

Microsoft has recently launched 2 new videos showing the same on its Official Youtube channel.

Have a look at them below :

New Jailbreak in line for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Tweaks, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 25-01-2011


After the Chevron team officially joined hands with Microsoft, its only obvious to wonder to what extent they will support the core Homebrew community. Will they allow anyone with a Windows Phone to be allowed Development free of cost? A lot of doubts still remain unanswered.

Meanwhile another Developer who was famous for his TouchXperience mod has released details about his upcoming tool that uses a different method to “JailBreak” your Windows Phone 7.

This tool as seen in the above screenshot, will allow you to Developer unlock your Windows Phone 7 permanently! (unlike Chevrons temporary unlock) This means you can sideload Homebrew applications, Debug your Windows Phone 7 Application right on the actual device, use Mass Storage Mode, etc.

The developer will not be releasing this tool before the next WP7 update for obvious reasons. Once the Official WP7 update is released he will launch this tool. So all you Developers out there won’t lose out on the the unlock and still be able to enjoy the updated features of Windows Phone 7.

Read the Official announcement of the new Jailbreak after the break!

Another Video of the HD2 Running WP7S

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in HTC HD2, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 29-03-2010


I’d previously posted about a Rumor of HD2 getting a WP7S Beta ROM which was later confirmed by multiple sources.

Now a Htcpedia user named ‘MagLite‘ has posed another Video which shows Calculator and Internet Explorer Running on the HD2.

Have a look:

You can see the previous Video and some snaps in my earlier post.

Windows Phone 7 Series ROM for HTC HD2 to be available soon [Now with Video Proof]

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in HTC HD2, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 28-03-2010


A very popular Site’s Administrator has leaked the information about a Windows Phone 7 Series ROM for HTC HD2. He has provided snaps of the HD2 running WP7S, but that doesn’t mean anything. It could even be simple pictures being viewed via the HD2′s Album Application.

But there’s some credit to the Source as it’s been put up by the Admin of that Forum.

WP7S is still a long way from release and if HD2 is the 1st Device to run it, looking at the current sales of the HD2 in the US, those sales will certainly get even a higher boost due to this.

Is it really true or not? We’ll know soon enough now!

*Update* One of the Moderators at XDA has Confirmed this! Now we all wait with bated breath!

*Update 2* Now updated with Video.

It’s been said that at this moment its not possible to revert back to Windows Mobile 6.5 once you install this WP7S ROM as the Bootloader and AMSS (Advanced Mobile Subscriber Software) have been modified!

Check out Video, more snaps and link after the break.

Download Windows Phone 7 Theme

Posted by Tanmay | Posted in Themes, Tutorials, Tweaks, Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 22-03-2010


Windows Phone 7 Series is going to have an entirely new and very unique User Interface. Microsoft calls this the Metro UI. The speciality of this UI is that it focuses on the Content rather than graphical elements like Icons.

Information is shown in big bold letters and the Start menu is composed of a concept called ‘Live Tiles’.

Microsoft disappointed everyone by leaving out any existing Windows Mobile Phone from getting a WP7S upgrade. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try out the new UI on your current Windows Mobile.

Many Modders and Designers out there are trying to get the Windows Phone 7 experience onto your WinMo device.

WP7S Theme

The Best WP7S theme I came so far was one by ‘arley12’ an XDA Forums member.

His Theme is based on the Throttle Launcher Shell UI.

Check out the Theme in action, its almost indistinguishable from the actual WP7S Interface :

The Theme is still not 100% complete and is a work in progress. Here’s what we have so far :

- Scrollable home page and apps launcher
- Animated real contacts on home page
- Animated pictures tile with different thumbs from user selected folder
- Animated "Me" tile for owner info (customizable photo)
- Animated contacts tiles for People hub
- People hub
- Games hub
- Ability to select an Xbox LIVE Avatar (animates on home screen)
- Five color patterns for the tiles (Blue, Red, Green, Dark Blue, Yellow)
- Custom taskbar with a clock (can revert back to standard WM taskbar)
- Custom WP7S soft keys (can revert back to standard WM keys)
- Battery indicator(Graphics by HDOwner)
- Pin favorite apps on the home page

How to Download and Install :