Folders for Windows Phone Mango updated [Homebrew]

We previously covered the homebrew Folders for Windows Phone app, which allows users to create live tile folders to store multiple tiles within. It's become fairly popular in the homebrew community and Windows Phone Hacker have updated the app to version 3. What's included in the update:

  • Support for custom accents (have to enter the colour code manually)
  • Optimization and bug fixes
  • Easier to pin applications
  • Able to use applications from other markets (e.g France)
  • Able to save the XAP to deploy manually (makes things easier)

You can download Folders for Windows Phone from Windows Phone Hacker. Remember that you require an unlocked handset and need to be running Mango.

Source: Windows Phone Hacker

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • never unlocked windows phone before, is it safe to do it? I would like to know if i could re lock my device after i unlocked it. Thanks.
  • If you do a chevron unlock than it is 100% percent safe.
  • I have never unlocked" my wp7 phone before and homebrew for some reason kind of makes me nervous.  It sounds like there is not need for me to be nervous?
    I really like folders and to have that on my homescreen on my phone would be awesome, I really wonder why this was not included w/ Mango.  Regardless I have an ipad so I love me some folders.  Any thoughts?  I suppose I will research it a bit more.
  • Just tried this out. Very cool! Great idea and will start implemting folders to keep the clutter down.