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    Thread Replacement for an ATIV S

    So, my Samsung ATIV S (SGH-T899M) died on me yesterday, and I'm not giving it much likelihood of recovery. That brings me to the question of what to replace it with. Priorities are: * Compatibility with T-Mobile USA network. This is mandatory for up to HSPA+ and strongly desired for LTE as...
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    Thread Help with phone recovery?

    Just in case anybody is able to help out: My SAMSUNG SGH-T899M (retail-configuration factory-unlocked ATIV S, originally branded for Telus Mobility in Canada), which ran the last build of WP8.0 (it failed to upgrade to 8.1 the times I tried), has apparently stopped working (possibly for good)...
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    Thread WebServer Q&A / Troubleshooting Thread

    Hi folks, I'm opening this thread to provide a place for people who have questions or problems with the WebServer Native Access app to contact me and get support. I will monitor this thread as closely as I can. As always, PLEASE search before posting (seriously, it's in the forum rules)...
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    Thread Help me fix Internet Sharing feature

    Hi folks, I need to know what the "correct" values for the Internet Sharing registry keys look like, so I can write an app that fixes them for those of us who don't have it working. To do this, I'm asking if people can do some simple steps for me: 1) Install Webserver Native Access v0.5.3 on a...
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    Thread Trouble updating to 8.1 (error 80070003)

    TL;DR: I need update logs or an idea what path might be missing that breaks the 8.1 update! Hi all, strange for me to be asking for help here but it happens... I've finally gotten my ATIV S (SGH-T899M) into a state where I'm willing to upgrade it to WP8.1. However, I am unable to do so. I've...
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    Thread [XAP][SOURCE] Storage Cleaner 0.2.1

    Hi folks! So, inspired by the discoveries on this thread, I set about creating an app to easily discover and delete space-wasting files. This app is now in Alpha stage, and will be advanced to Beta as soon as it is feature-complete. Requirements: capability-unlock (interop-unlock plus...
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    Thread [XAP][GUIDE] Interop Unlock for WP8 + all Capabilities

    It took us much longer than WP7 did, but the first Interop Unlock hack for WP8 is now available. It's currently limited to SAMSUNG phones, although we're trying to extend it to other phones, of course. WARNING: Samsung is trying to break this hack! If you take the retail upgrade to GDR3...
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    Thread WP8 Update for ATIV S, probably others

    On a whim today, I told my Samsing ATIV S (SGH-T899M, was running OS version 8.0.10211.204) to check for updates, and for the first time since I bought it, there were some! The phone was bought factory-unlocked, but originally provisioned for TELUS Mobility in Canada. There were three updates...
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    Thread [LIBRARIES][SOURCE] WP8 Native Access project

    This thread is for announcements and discussion around the WP8NativeAccess project (https://wp8nativeaccess.codeplex.com/). The purpose of this project is to provide general-purpose libraries, usable from C++ or .NET, which enable access to the underlying functions of the OS. In some cases, this...
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    Thread [XAP][Source] Webserver v0.6.0 (File uploads)

    Version Alpha 0.6.0 is now available I'm back! Not dead yet, I promise. This is actually a relatively small update in terms of user-facing features, with only one really big new thing - support for file uploading - but that's a lot bigger than it might sound. It's the first write support I've...
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    Thread Porting Chromium to Windows RT

    So, I've been at this for about 48 hours now (not continuously, but closer than you might think) and I figured I should take a break from modifying project files and puzzling over alignment issues to discuss the project, share some of the problems I've been having and ask if anybody can help...
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    Thread Desktop apps ported to Windows RT

    The purpose of this thread is to provide a list of desktop apps which have been recompiled to run on hacked Windows RT devices. A secondary purpose is to request or discuss such ports. Listing apps which run without recompilation (.NET 4.x) and providing libraries which are ported and/or known...
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    Thread Function keys and scroll direction

    So, I'm loving the hell out of my Surface RT (64GB with black Touch cover) except for two things. 1: I use the actual function keys (F1-F12) a lot more than I need a shortcut key for the play/pause button or the Share charm. Due to the placement of the Fn button on the right side of the...
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    Thread TAP/TUN drivers and OpenVPN

    So... this is less the announcement of a hack than the announcement of a plan to attempt a hack, but this one is big enough I thought I should get it started now. Short version: I want to get an OpenVPN client working on my phone (ideally on a stock ROM, with Root Tools). Somewhat longer...
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    Thread [XAP][SOURCE][ROOT] XapHandler (RELEASE for Root Tools or full-unlock!)

    Hi folks, FIRST RELEASE: Wow, lots of bugs that needed fixing. There are still some things I'd like to improve, but they can wait. This is officially the first release of XapHandler, for stock ROMs with WP7 Root Tools, and optionally for custom ROMs as well. INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Install...
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    Thread Hacking the policy database

    OK, time to give this subject its own thread. You can read about previous efforts here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113066. In particular, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113066&page=11 is where I started. Background: the policy database is essentially...
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    Thread [HELP] Implementing "install XAP from IE" like on a custom ROM

    OK, I need to know that the procedure is (on the device!) for installing a XAP. I'm pretty sure that, using my HtcRoot Project, I can implement open-XAP-in-IE-to-install. What I need to know is twofold: what programs do I need to call with what parameters, and how can I write an app that will...
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    Thread [XAP][Source] Root Webserver - v2.3.1 (supports Full or Root Tools unlock)

    UPDATE: Still working on a newer version of the webserver, but I've been distrcted by a number of other projects lately (including getting a new job). The most important news is that the Root Webserver works great with WP7 Root Tools; you don't need a full-unlocked ROM or HtcRoot compatibility...
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    Thread [Source][Dll][XAP] The HtcRoot project - Testers needed

    The result of probably more than 100 hours of solo hackery: a working COM DLL for allowing any application to elevate itself to SYSTEM (root) permissions. What you need: An interop-unlocked HTC phone. Sorry second-gen and Arrive users. A working HtcUtility driver. It's possible some HTC update...
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    Thread [XAP][ZIP] Access OEM Marketplaces easily, no dev unlock! (Update 16 Aug 2013)

    Hi hackers! Found something pretty cool while I was digging around looking for new interop-unlock hacks. The bad news is that it looks like it's not usable for interop unlock, the good news is that it's still pretty cool. This previously required a dev-unlock, but no longer does. It does not...
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    Thread Possible interop-unlock for HTC

    Hi folks. I know many of us have been frustrated with being unable to run Interop (high privilege) apps since upgrading to Mango (or our phones came with Mango and never could at all). Well, I've got a possible solution. It needs testers, though...
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    Thread [XAP] HTC Interop Unlock test 2 - courtesy of Heathcliff74

    UPDATE 2: Heathcliff74 has taken a look into the reason that this method wasn't working on phones with the HTC updates for Mango, and appears to have found a work-around! I strongly suggest that people try his version instead of mine. The instructions are similar but not identical. Scroll down...
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    Thread [XAP][SOURCE][MANGO] Samsung gen2 interop test app v2

    All right folks - several hours later than I wanted to get this out to you, but here it is. Blame my new cat, she's wonderfully distracting. ;) Requirements: Samsung generation-2 WP7 device (Focus S or Focus Flash/Omnia 7 S). Dev-unlocked (ChevronWP7 Labs or AppHub). Interop-unlocked (yes, it...
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    Thread HTC Connection Setup

    Connection Setup is back in the marketplace, under HTC Apps as before. Current version is 1.12 (build 2119.18323). I saw it because I was prompted to update. This version *DOES* process \Windows\CustClear.proxml still, assuming you don't have the latest HTC Updates (the Mango ones). Therefore...
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    Thread Find On Page / Forward / View Source bookmarklets

    UPDATE: New incremental search on page ("Next" button)! So, one thing that has annoyed me about Mango are the changes to IE's user interface. I love the new rendering and JavaScript engines, but the UI is a pain. It wasn't enough to hide away the Tabs and Favorites options; they completely...
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    Thread [XAP] LG Test App (provxml query) 1

    Hi folks, I need a few testers with LG devices to try something for me. This app is a test app to see if it might be possible to write a registry browser using no homebrew native DLLs (and therefore it would work on Mango). The test app does not require Mango, but will run on Mango if your...
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    Thread [XAP][Source] DeployProvXMLv2.1 - Fixes self-chaining, adds diagnostics

    Hi hackers, Version 2.1 of DeployProvXML is here, and should be more robust than the previous version: 1: The CustClear.provxml file is now copied both using the filesystem DLL (like v1) and using XML provisioning (hopefully works aroudn the HTC update blocking filesystem access. 2: The...
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    Thread [XAP] [Source] [Mango] MultiTaskToggle 1.1.1

    Hi hackers, Threw together something fun for you: a one-click (don't sue me, Bezos) app for enabling or disabling multitasking (no-dehydrate) on Mango. Fast app switching + full multitasking = awesome! Disabling multitasking when you need to save battery = convenient! Credit to Jaxbot for...
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    Thread HTC regedit app using COMRegRW.dll that works in Mango

    Has anybody written one? I've seen lots of apps that include this binary, but they all use provisioning for registry writes and a homebrew WinCE DLL for registry reads. That's great, except that in Mango you can't use the homebrew DLLs anymore. I'd like to write an app that can read and write...
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    Thread [Q] FingerKB registry key moved in Mango?

    Hi folks, I found a way to add extra "alternate" keys to the WP7 keyboard. For example, when you press-and-hold on . you get the ability to intead insert ! or ? or -. Now, those are all very nice, but the , key has no such expansion, and there's no easy way to get to the ; ' " keys... so I...
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    Thread HTC Compass app - anybody explored it?

    HTC recently released a new app (search for "HTC Compass" on any HTC phone's marketplace) that utilizes the magnetic compass hardware in the phone. Since there's no official managed API for it yet, this probably is using a COM dll. Has anybody tried picking the app apart to make the compass API...
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    Thread [XAP] [Source] IE Search Switcher 1.3.2

    Tuesday 4 April: It looks like Samsung support is still broken. Feel free to continue testing and reporting any issues, but it looks like I'll need to try a few different things. HTC and LG still work, of course. UPDATE 1.3.2 - Saturday 2 April: I've added some more checks to the registry write...