[PORT] Opera Mini for WP7 - for fully unlocked devices [Dec 25 update]

ultrashot

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Opera Mini for Windows Phone 7
FOR FULLY UNLOCKED ROMS ONLY

First of all, I am not an author of Opera. That's Opera Software ASA property. I am only the author of this xap wrapper and related proxy libraries.
Xap or any parts of it cannot be sold.



Current version of launcher is 1.2 (it is the same in both Mobile and Mini).
What's new?
  • Application window gets recreated on the startup if Opera was already opened.
  • Got rid of WindowTreeUpdater, now using system functions directly.
  • Font smoothing
  • Removed some unneeded system calls.
  • Now timeout is 3 seconds.
Rotation support wasn't implemented in this version. Windows Phone 7 API doesn't support it in fully native apps.

Q&A
What is it?
That's Opera Mini 5.1 initially built for Windows Mobile. I've just added an extra layer that makes it running.
The only limitation so far is no rotation support - but this limitation will be deleted in future.

Why does it only work on fully unlocked ROMs (like DFT Freedom)? Isn't developer/interop unlock enough to run it?
Developer unlock will let you install xap. Interop unlock will let inbuilt interop library work. Full unlock will let Opera native exe run.
That means, nothing except Full unlock will help you run it. Don't ask me about other unlock methods, that's not something to discuss in this thread.

Which ROMs should I use?
All ROMs that use DFT-like unlock method. I say "like" because there are some other methods, I can't list them all. I can't tell you "Yes, it will work on this rom" or opposite, just test it and leave a note if you want.

Is Opera Mobile port possible in future?
Yes, already done

What's countdown made for?
Press "Stop" and check.

When I press "Stop", there is a "Delete internal opera folders" button. Why is it here? I can delete this app like any other WP application...
The reason is that Opera launcher goes beyond the standard isolated store. For example, it creates \Program Files\Opera Mini folder. Also it adds some absent libraries to \Windows\.
If you delete Opera launcher "like any other WP application", folders beyond the sandbox will still stay there. So, use "Delete internal Opera folders" button wisely :)

I have problems with starting it up...
If it Opera launcher's window doesn't appear at all, it means you have no interopunlock.
If it throws an error with "Check your unlock state" in the end, it means your unlock isn't enough for running native executables/copying files.
Anyway, you shouldn't post about it here. I will ignore such comments.

Thanks to AndrewSh and feropont for tests.

1.0 download count: 7090.

Opera Mobile is discussed here
 

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contable

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Confirmed working on my HD7 running the latest DFT rom ! Thx a lot.

As mentioned before on other devices without custom rom (like my OMNIA 7) it throws an error after launching... sad but true...
 

ultrashot

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Not working in my mozart with DFT rom v3(7740.16).!!!!
also show this error: "Check your unlock state". and close it.
I surely tested it on DFT v3 before posting. I will check it again.

Doesn't work on my Omnia 7 with Interop Unlock (7740) :(

"A problem occured while creating new process. Check your unlock state."
Read the first post:
Why does it only work on fully unlocked ROMs (like DFT Freedom)? Isn't developer/interop unlock enough to run it?
Developer unlock will let you install xap. Interop unlock will let inbuilt interop library work. Full unlock will let Opera native exe run.
That means, nothing except Full unlock will help you run it. Don't ask me about other unlock methods, that's not something to discuss in this thread.
 

chaitanya91845

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Sounds superb. In fact, the lack of landscape support is a blessing in disguise for me as I get irritated when the screen rotates when I lie down and browse. :)
I will have to wait for DFT Focus ROM though, if I want to deploy this app.
Nice work, Amigo :)
 

diboze

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great work :)
works like a charm here. Lack for landscape-autorotation is a feature for me, not a missing one :)

just 3 questions:
are there any other "simple" programs which dont have lots of "dependencies" which could be ported this way?
Is it possible to make it start instantly. not by a countdown?
Can there be a task added? I mean at the moment I dont see it in the built-in mutlitask-switcher...

I love your work already :D thanks
 

Localhorst86

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That. Is. Awesome! Thanks, gonna install it on my WP7 :D

I love this, I wanted opera mobile so bad on my phone, it's way better than the built in IE.

EDIT: why is the launcher delaying the start for 3 seconds though? IS there a specific reason for that?
 
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Isilmalith

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I'm not going to fully unlock my device but...

... I just read this on WMPoweruser and wanted to say that this is one piece of awesome work. :D Sick!
 

ultrashot

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Great job.

I was wandering, is your method could be applied to other native Windows Mobile apps to make them work on Windows Phone?
great work :)
works like a charm here. Lack for landscape-autorotation is a feature for me, not a missing one :)

just 3 questions:
are there any other "simple" programs which dont have lots of "dependencies" which could be ported this way?
Is it possible to make it start instantly. not by a countdown?
Can there be a task added? I mean at the moment I dont see it in the built-in mutlitask-switcher...

I love your work already :D thanks
Yeah, they can be ported in a similar way. But for some apps it could be problematic.


That. Is. Awesome! Thanks, gonna install it on my WP7 :D

I love this, I wanted opera mobile so bad on my phone, it's way better than the built in IE.

EDIT: why is the launcher delaying the start for 3 seconds though? IS there a specific reason for that?
added delay reason to the first post.
 
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npoe

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Thanks!!! This is the kind of awesomeness that XDA got me used to. Unfortunately my phone is not an unlocked one, but I wanted to congratulate you anyways.

Sent from my LG-E900h using XDA Windows Phone 7 App
 

sinakordi

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Opera Mini for Windows Phone 7
FOR FULLY UNLOCKED ROMS ONLY

First of all, I am not an author of Opera. That's Opera Software ASA property. I am only the author of this xap wrapper and related proxy libraries.
Xap or any parts of it cannot be sold.



Q&A
What is it?
That's Opera Mini 5.1 initially built for Windows Mobile. I've just added an extra layer that makes it running.
The only limitation so far is no rotation support - but this limitation will be deleted in future.

Why does it only work on fully unlocked ROMs (like DFT Freedom)? Isn't developer/interop unlock enough to run it?
Developer unlock will let you install xap. Interop unlock will let inbuilt interop library work. Full unlock will let Opera native exe run.
That means, nothing except Full unlock will help you run it. Don't ask me about other unlock methods, that's not something to discuss in this thread.

Which ROMs should I use?
All ROMs that use DFT-like unlock method. I say "like" because there are some other methods, I can't list them all. I can't tell you "Yes, it will work on this rom" or opposite, just test it and leave a note if you want.

Is Opera Mobile port possible in future?
I would rather say "yes". It has more dependencies, so porting is harder. But it really looks possible.

What's countdown made for?
Press "Stop" and check.

When I press "Stop", there is a "Delete internal opera folders" button. Why is it here? I can delete this app like any other WP application...
The reason is that Opera launcher goes beyond the standard isolated store. For example, it creates \Program Files\Opera Mini folder. Also it adds some absent libraries to \Windows\.
If you delete Opera launcher "like any other WP application", folders beyond the sandbox will still stay there. So, use "Delete internal Opera folders" button wisely :)

I have problems with starting it up...
If it Opera launcher's window doesn't appear at all, it means you have no interopunlock.
If it throws an error with "Check your unlock state" in the end, it means your unlock isn't enough for running native executables/copying files.
Anyway, you shouldn't post about it here. I will ignore such comments.

Thanks to AndrewSh and feropont for tests.
Ok tnx

that's work on my DFT base Rom
 
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tessut

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Dear Ulttashot can you please make a port of Xtrakt the Xperia X1 game i would apriciate it if you make this possible