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Nokia Lumia 920 reportedly gets jailbroken, but there are more questions than answers

Nokia Lumia 920 reportedly gets jailbroken, but there are more questions than answers

File this under wishful thinking, but the venerable Lumia 920 has allegedly been jailbroken. That’s the claim from hacker poandsou and Silen Tech, who have posted a video supposedly demonstrating a Lumia 920 with the jailbreak enabled. For owners of the Lumia 920, or potentially any other Windows Phone 8 device, jailbreaking could bring a new avenue of development and customization,...

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DIY: Shortcut Tile for screen rotation toggle in Update 3 for Windows Phone

DIY: Shortcut Tile for screen rotation toggle in Update 3 for Windows Phone

If you’re using Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (Preview), and according to today’s poll many of you are, then you’re probably enjoying the benefits of the new screen rotation orientation lock. A long sought after feature, albeit minor, is the new setting that allows you to lock the OS in place so that it won’t auto-rotate—great for when lying in bed. In fact, it’s your third favorite feature...

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Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

For those of you who are into the ‘homebrew’ hacking community for Windows Phone, you’ll want to take note that Jaxbot, the man behind the site Windows Phone Hacker (www.windowsphonehacker.com) will sadly be retiring. Jaxbot just graduated from high school—yes, he was a young lad---and he will be moving on to college in the fall, where he hopes to take on other projects and adventures....

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Homebrew Dynamic Background 2 guarantees fresh wallpaper for Windows Phone

Homebrew Dynamic Background 2 guarantees fresh wallpaper for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Hacker as returned to an earlier project called Dynamic Background with some significant updates previewed in his latest video. The app brings a feature that will be present in Windows Phone 8—the ability to automatically change and update the Lock Screen wallpaper via at least two sources: your own arsenal or Bing’s daily image. The new version now has an update interval...

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Keep Alive app for Windows Phone offers a new way to keep your Wi-Fi connected

Keep Alive app for Windows Phone offers a new way to keep your Wi-Fi connected

We’ve covered the whole how-to-keep-your-Wi-Fi-alive issue before on Windows Phone Central. It was first realized that some apps keep the data-connection channel open which then allows your Wi-Fi to stay on when the phone is placed in standby (screen off). Then a bloke over at XDA Forums created an app to mimic that scenario and it worked quite well except for the fact that it appeared...

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Snotify brings alerts scheduler to Windows Phone but only interop-unlocked devices [Homebrew]

Snotify brings alerts scheduler to Windows Phone but only interop-unlocked devices [Homebrew]

It's been awhile since we've seen some solid homebrew pop out from developers so it's with great interest for us to find Snotify version 1.0 floating around. Billed as an "application that silences notification sounds based on a schedule" the concept should be very familiar to anyone who used the fabulous Windows Mobile app PhoneAlarm or PhoneWeaver. Anyone else just have a technology...

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