It should work on any version of WP7 and has been tested on the following devices:
HTC HD7, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Surround, HTC 7 Pro, HTC Arrive, HTC HD2, HTC TITAN, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Omnia 7, Dell Venue Pro, LG Optimus 7, LG E900, LG C900, Nokia Lumia 800.
The latest version of TouchXperience is 188.8.131.52
If you want the lastest features you should try the beta which is reserved for donnator (beta tester group)
Compatible with Windows 8
Minor UI changes
Improved remote screen (up to 30 fps)
Improved general stability
Fixed app backup error on unlocked devices
Fixed screen capture not working because of background agent memory limitation
Files put in \My Documents are copied in Office hub for all devices
Full access to apps isolated storage
Show toast notification when an action requires to launch TouchXperience
Full support of Windows Phone 7.5
Added support of Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Focus S, HTC TITAN & Radar
Auto detect OS and version when phone is plugged in
Warning when trying to install an app using interop services on an interop-locked phone
Supports Mango ringtones API
Show toast notification when the phone is connected or disconnected
Show toast notification once an app has been installed
Automatically check for TouchXperience updates
Check whether phone is PIN-locked or screen-locked
Ability to change remote screen resolution & quality
Full screen mode in screen capture
Display battery remaining charging time
Notify when battery is fully charged
Automatically disable Zune launcher while running
Fixed crash when Windows Phone Developer Tools are not installed
Improved progress dialogs
Improved general stability
"Maybe" fixed FS access on LG devices
Backup/restore documents & apps data
Improved connection reliability
Improved transfer of large files
Improved connection over Wi-Fi
Fixed some connection issues
Fixed "Newer version required" error message
Allow to manually connect by entering computer IP address
Allow to change ports on device
Automatically add rules to Windows Firewall
Show progress while retrieving app info
Sortable app list (by name, size, install date,...)
Sortable file list (by name, size, date modified,...)
Save UI state on exit
Display ROM modules and ROM files in blue/dark blue
Open apps install & data folders directly from app list
Send sounds (in the same way you send ringtones, to customize sounds in Advanced Config.)
Support of Mango developer tools beta
Fixed localization issues
Automatically check for Device Manager & TouchXperience updates
Hundreds of improvements and bugfixes
Documents and favorites sync (1-way only from PC to phone)
Improved file explorer
Added option to reconfigure and restore default settings
Supports file copy to \Windows for LG devices (untested)
Fixed screenshot saving
Fixed control panel task links
Fixed localization issues
Many other bug fixes
Fully featured file explorer & integration with Windows Explorer
Support of copy/paste and drag & drop
Support of HTC Arrive
Install mutiple apps at once
Send multiple files at once
Send toast notifications from PC (with command line WPDeviceManager /SendToast "message")
Launch in background at Windows startup
Improved connection reliability
Fixed connection issues
Fixed missing toolbar in file explorer
Fixed error after taking a secong screenshot
Fixed application list not showing in some cases
Fixed duplicate tasks in jumplist
Fixed Connect/Disconnect not working in jumplist
Improved Windows explorer integration (display apps icons and info)
Control panel integration
Application updates notifications
New custom installer solving issues for both 32-bit & 64-bit
Send clipboard content
Detailed device info
Check for app updates
Auto update for future TouchXperience versions
Improved connection reliability over Wi-Fi
Launch apps from WP Device Manager via Wi-Fi
Fixed links in Windows Device Stage
Fixed connection problems on 32-bit when Zune is not running
Fixed Samsung Focus not recognized
Automatically remove max apps installed limit
Sound notification on connect
Device Information (partial)
Capture phone screen (TouchXperience must be running on the device in order to take screenshots)
File management: explore device, exchange files with your phone
Sync files, folders and favorites with phone
Send to Windows Phone (to send files, apps, ringtones, web links in one click)
Detailed device information (CPU, ROM, RAM, storage, network, battery, OS,...)
Detailed storage information
Add and manage custom ringtones
Send SMS, E-mail, notes directly from PC (without needing cloud services)
Remote screen view and take screenshots of the phone
Backup/restore files and application data
Create and manage backup/restore of the phone
Full access to apps isolated storage
Programming sends notifications to phone
Shared clipboard with PC and phone
Integration with Windows explorer (drag & drop, copy/paste)
Integration with Control Panel (Device Stage, task links)
Nice integration with Windows Vista/7 (jumplists, widgets, aero effects,...)
View apps icons and details from XAP in Windows explorer
Initiate connection from PC or phone
Wireless connection support
Auto pairing (no need to enter PC or phone IP address)
Notify phone applications updates
Display battery remaining charging time and notify when battery is fully charged
Reboot phone (OS/SLDR/Cold boot)
Open marketplace for non-commercial applications (if developers are interested)
TouchXperience for Windows Phone features:
Create custom menus
Add folders, apps, contacts, websites, maps, documents, and many other widgets
Pin apps, folders and any other stuffs to Start screen
Organize applications & games
TouchXperience port taking benefit from Metro UI
You can initiate connection from both PC and device (tap PC Synchronization in TouchXperience to etablish connection from device). You can connect via USB or Wi-Fi, but the first time you have to connect via USB so WP Device Manager can deploy TouchXperience and your device can get your PC IP address.
In the current version you can't manually set the PC or phone IP address to connect, or change default ports.
Make sure port 8007 is not blocked by firewall on PC and port 8107 is reachable on device.
When WP Device Manager initiate a connection and can't connect to the phone, in case you are connected via USB it will launch TouchXperience, in other cases it will send a push notification to your phone asking you to manually launch TouchXperience
Some tasks requires your phone screen to be unlocked
It is not necessary to have Zune runing in order to use WP Device Manager.
If WP Device Manager does not start at all, make sure you installed all the requirements and try to reinstall full .NET Framework 4.0 and developer tools.
If you are not able to connect or if some features are not properly working, go to Settings in WP Device Manager, click Restore default settings and eventually restart your PC.
If Windows Phone Device Manager is not able to communicate with TouchXperience, go to Settings in WP Device Manager, click Restore default settings and restart your PC. Try to temporarly disable your anti-virus or firewall programs to see if that's the problem. You can also try the registry fix in attachment
If you have connection problems, try the following may help: unplug/replug your phone, close or start Zune, restart WP Device Manager, make sure your device is detected by Zune, in worst case restart your PC.
WP Device Manager or some components of it may be considered as potential threat by anti-virus or firewall programs, this is a false alarm, you may need to add exceptions to your anti-virus or firewall may prevent WP Device Manager from working correctly.
WP Device Manger is automatically disconnected when you quit TouchXperience (for example when you launch an app or return to Start screen). This is not a bug, this is because TouchXperience is stopped due to the lack of native multitasking in WP7. To workaround you can enable multitasking in TouchXperience settings.
Tap on a menu title in TouchXperience and the main menu will show up
If you want to take screenshots of an other application on the phone you need to enable multitasking in TouchXperience settings
Some features needing high privileges on the phone (f.e. file system access) may not be available, this depends on the unlock level of your phone.
Applications installed with other tools than WP Device Manager are not recognized (they are identified by their id) on non-HTC device. To solve the problem you can simply browse your original XAP files, application info will be automatically cached and diplayed in the app manager.
If only sideloaded applications are displayed it's because your phone does not have full file system access.
Some application versions are incorrect. This is due to the fact that some developers does not update their application manifest with correct version number when they release new versions. To fix the problem you can check for app updates and click on Dismiss All assuming all your applicatons have been updated to their latest version.
You can't copy most of DLL and EXE in \Windows directory, this is simply because these are not files but modules.
You can check TouchXperience version in Settings or in WP Device Manager application list.
You should have a folder with device name in My Documents on your PC, place here the files you want to sync with the phone.
You can send toast notifications from any program on your PC using command line C:\Windows\WPDeviceManager\WPDeviceManager.exe /SendToast "message".
In order to use WP Device Manager from Windows Device Stage, you must have Windows 7 and driver signature verification disabled, unfortunately this is because Windows 7 recognize only digitally signed drivers.
Be carefull when using device restoration, incorrect usage or unexpected bugs may cause loss of data.
Don't use full backup/restore feature on custom ROMS!
If you get a message "Unable to launch TouchXperience" on custom ROMS it's because the ROM has some missing components, so you have to launch it manually.
Please uninstall any previously installed version of WP Device Manager and TouchXperience on your phone.
This beta is private for testing purpose, you are not allowed to redistribute it. VIDEOS démo
I agree, nice interface, nothing inside, wait another month for what???
The really solution for people looking for taking full control on phone 7, will come from another developer, sometime, I assume!!
Ok I understand that sometimes Shaps shouldn't ad us too early and make us wait long to finally release tools who are not complet, at the risk to disappoint us.
But remember DFT make us wait 4 month before they release magldr.
WP7 is a new OS,there is still lot of work to do. Everyone here have a life, maybe a work, a wife and some kids behind the screen.
People like shaps are doing the best they can, and just for this don't blame it.
If you don't like his work, log off this topic.
All I am saying is why post this thread? Does the OP just want to taunt those that don't have the tool?
Really, you "just wanted to post updates on the Beta Testing" that everyone else is not privy too?
That is what's weak! Not Julien's work. He's doing real work! This thread is useless!!!!
The goal of xda developers is to post information regarding development. That includes development in alpha, beta, closed or open. How in the heck is this different than any of the launchers in android that haven't been released, the programs users are developing for wp7, or any sort of development not released?
xda is information and a place where users and develop interact to find solutions to common problems, where users can become developers, and inform users of development for their xda/samsung/wp/android device.
So why does this thread exist? it's x - d - fricking a! That's why! So if you have a problem with imfloflo (moderator) posting this topic, take it up to PM and don't clutter the topic of what you feel doesn't need to be here.
And yes that's what's WRONG with xda
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Guys please keep this thread on topic. Anymore arguments and such after this post will result in infractions, anymore after that, I will have to talk to the senior mods about handing out temporary bans. Please stop pestering the OP about when, and how the app release will be executed. It will be released when its ready. You don't take bread out of the oven 10 min before it is ready just because you are hungry, you take it out when its ready. Same goes for software development. So please be patient!
@OP Just get me on gtalk when you have problems, you know where to get my id.
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