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To make a long story short I once had the HD7 which had many custom roms, then went back to android and now once again coming back to WP7 with the Focus S. Something about the fluidness of WP7 that brought me back .

Anyway I dont see anything on XDA or the interwebs in regards to custom roms and or theming this phone. Is there a good please to read up on what can be done with the Focus S from a customization perspective? I see you can interop unlock but no access to registery edit to actually make it worth while.

What is possible with this phone today?

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To make a long story short I once had the HD7 which had many custom roms, then went back to android and now once again coming back to WP7 with the Focus S. Something about the fluidness of WP7 that brought me back .

Anyway I dont see anything on XDA or the interwebs in regards to custom roms and or theming this phone. Is there a good please to read up on what can be done with the Focus S from a customization perspective? I see you can interop unlock but no access to registery edit to actually make it worth while.

What is possible with this phone today?

Sorry if this should have been posted in general.

Thanks!
I'm 99% sure Root Tools gives the Focus S registry access plus alot of other good things that you used to only be able to do with a custom ROM (it might depend on firmware version) as for custom ROM's though you are out of luck.
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Currently, there are no bootloader unlocked for gen2 devices (except for the Lumia 710 and some Lumia 800s) so no custom ROMs. WindowBreak works on the gen2 Samsung phones, but only if their firmware version isn't too new. Successfully applying WindowBreak will dev- and interop-unlock your phone. At that point, you can install WP7 Root Tools v0.9. Root Tools not only includes a registry and filesystem browser, it can also elevate other apps so they run as "root" with full permissions. You can use this with things like XapHandler, Bazaar, and a large number of tweak apps.
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Currently, there are no bootloader unlocked for gen2 devices (except for the Lumia 710 and some Lumia 800s) so no custom ROMs. WindowBreak works on the gen2 Samsung phones, but only if their firmware version isn't too new. Successfully applying WindowBreak will dev- and interop-unlock your phone. At that point, you can install WP7 Root Tools v0.9. Root Tools not only includes a registry and filesystem browser, it can also elevate other apps so they run as "root" with full permissions. You can use this with things like XapHandler, Bazaar, and a large number of tweak apps.
So, what you're saying is that by using WindowBreak, I can dev- and interop-unlock my Focus S without using my ChevronWP7 token, which I purchased but will no longer be available to me shortly (if it isn't already)?

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The ChevronWP7 Labs token will also work (for the next few months, at least), but it's dev-unlock only. You can also get a full AppHub account for free since you bought a Labs token.

WindowBreak uses the same hack as the Interop Unlock app for Samsung, but it doesn't require a dev-unlock first.
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The ChevronWP7 Labs token will also work (for the next few months, at least), but it's dev-unlock only. You can also get a full AppHub account for free since you bought a Labs token.

WindowBreak uses the same hack as the Interop Unlock app for Samsung, but it doesn't require a dev-unlock first.
O.K., thanks! I have another question that I don't know if you'd know the answer to or not - is the ChevronWP7 token device specific? What I'm asking is, I purchased a token to unlock my Focus S, but I think there's something wrong with the USB connector on the phone (USB cable feels as if it's loose when plugged into the phone, and charging keeps getting interrupted if the phone or cable is bumped), and I'm wondering if my token will work on a DIFFERENT Samsung Focus S, should AT&T replace it for me.

Do you know if my token will unlock a replacement Focus S, or is it tied to my specific device ID?

By the way, I interop-unlocked my Focus S, too, after ChevronWP7 unlocking it.

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It's tied to your Live ID. I think you may need to use the same Live ID on the phone, but I'm not sure about that. I do suggest de-authorizing the current phone first if you send it in for repair.

That said, the most common cause of the USB problem you describe is just some lint or other junk in the microUSB port. Turn off the phone and remove the battery, then try using a pin or very skinny paperclip or something to see if you can extract anything that might be preventing the plug from locking in fully.
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O.K., thanks! I have another question that I don't know if you'd know the answer to or not - is the ChevronWP7 token device specific? What I'm asking is, I purchased a token to unlock my Focus S, but I think there's something wrong with the USB connector on the phone (USB cable feels as if it's loose when plugged into the phone, and charging keeps getting interrupted if the phone or cable is bumped), and I'm wondering if my token will work on a DIFFERENT Samsung Focus S, should AT&T replace it for me.



Do you know if my token will unlock a replacement Focus S, or is it tied to my specific device ID?



By the way, I interop-unlocked my Focus S, too, after ChevronWP7 unlocking it.



Thanks,



Dennis
Replace your microUSB cable.. I had the same problem.


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