This is a more general answer and doesn't work on the Lumia 800. But, if you have a device with Windows Phone 8, or higher, and an SD card slot then you can download the .xap file and install it manually.
To do so:
Find the application you want on http://www.windowsphone.com/
Click the Download and install manually link down the bottom-left of the page.
The update doesn't bring much:
Resizeable live tiles
You now have 20 accent colours
The lock screen can show the Bing image of the day
Nokia have updated some of their applications/features for 7.8
As well as major system updates, there has been a stream of exciting
new features introduced to Nokia Lumia. These include Internet
sharing, Bluetooth ...
After some searching, I found an app called Photo2Cloud for Windows Phone. The app is free and supports batch upload. I was able to...
Add my OneDrive account to the app
Select any of the Albums (Camera Roll, etc)
Select the destination folder on OneDrive.
Run a sync between the two folders which uploaded all the files to OneDrive.
So, as long as you have ...
There is no official dedicated Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 7.x; They chose to only support 8.0 (and later). There is an official Facebook app though, which does work on Windows Phone 7.5 and later.
If I remember correctly, you can also still use Facebook chat via the built in Facebook integration via your "Me" tile (also in the address book), ...
The article you linked to is from 2014 and isn't completely accurate anymore.
According to Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy, support for WP 7.8 ended on 14 October 2014, with no 5-year extended support promised.
The official WP7 support page also says that the OS is no longer supported and, crucially, "services and functionality ... will be discontinued over ...
OneNote should create the default Personal notebook on Onedrive. It creates the notebook in the Documents folder on Onedrive. Can you see that folder via the browser?
Unfortunately the OneNote app on Windows Phone doesn't allow you to move sections or notebooks around like you can on the Desktop client/Windows 8 app.
If you don't have Windows 8 or a ...
Google pretty much only has one official app and it is for search. However, doing a quick search I found the following third party apps. As I don't use Google Drive, I can't easily evaluate how they perform. I hope one of these are what you are looking for.
There isn't anything saying this. Actually the developer many times mention that the app is optimized to Windows Phone 8 if it is.
In the Store you can see if the app is compatible with WP8 but it not guarantee that it is optimized.
No, it is not possible to use the phone's Micro-USB with an Ethernet cable for internet access. Even with a USB Ethernet adapter, the phone doesn't have the driver support.
Try a WiFi router or a SIM card with a data connection to avail of internet access without turning on your PC.
I have a Samsung Focus and notice that too. But for my surprise the comment and rating show up in the app later. Give a try. Check back if the app you rated has your comment hour after.
The behavior of Windows Phone 8 is different. It waits in the screen while posting.
I had a similar issue, but after one crash it just showed white screen and nothing more. I did some googling and found out that those devices have an issue with memory card. And i just replaced it with a new one.
On youtube, there are a lot of instructions about disassembling a device: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=htc+trophy+memory+card&...
There are some issues with the 7.8 update regarding live tile updates; some live tiles appear to update several times a minute, using excessive data and reducing battery life.
I've found the Bing translate live tile with the word of the day suffers from this issue, ...
That happened to me too. I am not absolutely sure, but I believe it was just after I updated my Lumia 800 to WP7.8. I flashed it with Nokia Care Suite and the ROM was intended for the asia-pacific market, so it could be that.
Are you in the same situation?
No unless you root the device.
In fact, it is impossible to have access to windows phone (either 7.x or 8.0) file-system for 3rd party applications (because they are sand-boxed and bounded to an isolated storage) and Microsoft has not provided such utility up to now (as far as I know).
Therefore there is no such utility application either on phone or even ...
It may be possible that the background task that updates the lock screen has been turned off. There is an article at WPCentral that details how to make sure background tasks are active for the apps you want.
There have been protocol changes by Google. If you have the latest phone update and Google mail is still not working as expected or as it worked previously, you might have to delete the Google account from your phone (settings, email+accounts, hold finger on the correct account, select delete) and then try adding the Google account again.
Your second ...
Is there a direct way to turn off notifications on the lock screen for Outlook/Hotmail?
Unfortunately, no there isn't.
Is there a workaround to accomplish what you are asking?
Yes, there are two possibilities:
Say for instance you had 5 email accounts set up on the phone. Your phone lock screen will show notifications only for the first three accounts ...
A quick search of the Marketplace yielded two results:
Ftp On The Go: available for $4.99 and rated 3/5
My FTP: available for $1.29 and rated 1.5/5
You can check out the reviews for both of the above to see which better suits your needs.
Both of the above solutions allow you to download and upload files from a remote server to your phone. To be able to ...
Settings > applications > Phone
should show it as the first option, above the Voicemail number (as tested on a HTC Titan)
If it's not showing, it may not have been set as an option on the SIM card, so you may need to contact your telephone network.
From Windows Phone Help:
Alarm volume is separate from the overall phone volume and can't be
changed. As long as your phone is on, your alarms will still ring out
nice and loud even if you turn down or silence the phone volume.
The above applies to any Windows Phone out there. I used to have an LG Optimus too and I can't remember being allowed to set ...
The easiest way to download apps for 7.8 is to use the Marketplace app that's already on the phone. All of the apps in there will work on your phone. Most new apps that are being made for windows phones will only work on the Windows 8 phones. As for Facebook though you don't need the app for that because it's built into the phone, you can just go the ...
You need to use a Microsoft account on your phone if you want to have the "cloud magic" happen. The Microsoft account can use your corporate email address (actually I have an Microsoft account that uses my employers domain name as a second one for my corporate phone).
But: this account then has nothing to do with your active directory account. It is still ...
If your device is rebooting in [a] loop [...] and it happens even after you reset your device to factory defaults, I would say [that] is a valid reason to claim warranty repair/replace[ment].
Source: Martin V., WP7 Support