Connection Manager comes to Samsung Windows Phones [Homebrew]

We last mentioned Beau Allison's (aka codeJoker) a few weeks back which involved creating a WiFi shortcut on Samsung phones--it basically allowed you to hop from your Today screen right to the WiFi settings to quickly toggle them on or off. It's actually one of the more simple homebrew hacks yet it's the one we use the most, for obvious reasons.

Now he's gone further creating three new shortcuts: Bluetooth, Airplane Mode and Connection Manager. The first two are self-explanatory but the last is really the best. Connection Manager brings you all the previous shortcuts under one screen. Huzzah! As you can see above, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Network and flight mode all under one quick access panel. What's more, he's trying to incorporate the status-sliders below each setting for a direct toggle. Once again, this will only work with unlocked Samsung phones (sorry HTC, LG and Dell).

This app is so useful we don't know where to begin outside of saying Microsoft (and or OEMs)--you could do this too!

Source: codeJoker

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Is that a WPCentral app I see on the home screen? Me want!
  • Nah, just email ;-) But it's on the roadmap.
  • Man, not many of us have unlocked developers phones. All this homebrew goodness is ticking me off.
  • You can unlock yours too (before MS removes the exploit), it's easy!
  • Really, using the chevron unlocker? I thought it had been pulled. I'll snoop around XDA to see if I can find it.
  • I sucked it up and paid MS the $99--but then again, I'm in a different position than everyday users...My hope is MS comes up with something to meet the homebrew commmmunity half way.
  • Can someone ask codeJoker to hook up the other brands with this?
  • He's trying...others have asked already. Hopefully something will happen.
  • What's the point? The update will block the unlock feature, so why bother with all that garbage? I don't waste my time with this stuff. Even if M$ didn't plan on fixing the hole, I wouldn't take a chance on screwing up my phone by sideloading anything. Just plain stupid.
  • Umm...some of us have developer unlocked devices which Microsoft won't be patching. Also, there will be a homebrew community that Microsoft will sanction.The point is, I get to use this everyday and it makes my phone better.