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Yes, with WP7RootTools. It gives you: registry-editor (with access to low level previously restricted parts of the registry) file-explorer with basic file-operations certificate-installer with write-access to the certificate-stores policy-editor Note that Rooting is different then unlocking and custom ROMs.


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Microsoft announced an update will be available for current Windows Phones. The update will be named Windows Phone 7.8. There will be no way to fully update your device to Windows Phone 8. Also, the update will be sent out using the Over the Air technology. UPDATE Windows Phone 8.1 is now available to the public via an OTA update as part of the Preview ...


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Open the people application. Tap your avatar on the main page (with the 'all' heading). Tap the pin icon.


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Internet sharing or "Tethering" is an option that is not available on all Windows Phone devices. it is a feature that can be build by one of the OEM's HTC provides tethering on their devices and it can be found in the settings menu. There are rumours on Nokia working on an update to provide it on their Windows Phone devices as well. I'm not to sure about ...


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No, photos are uploaded to OneDrive at a reduced resolution. In my case, photos seem to be all in 539x719. To get the full resolution photos, sync your phone with Zune and they should appear in your Pictures library. From the WindowsPhone How-to: Pictures are uploaded to SkyDrive and other social networks at low resolution. To back up your pictures at ...


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There's no Pandora app for WIndows phones, but the following equivalents exist: MetroRadio Radio Controlled WpFandora WpFandora is an unofficial app that I guess can be used till the official Pandora comes out (if it ever does)


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File upload functions in browsers assume you have full access to the file system. With WP you do not have unfettered access to the file system on the phone. Therefore, until IE9 allows you to choose from the locations on the phone where you do have access, this isn't possible. Perhaps in IE10? Those details aren't released yet IIRC.


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You're only able to attach pictures to e-mails from the e-mail application. Consider using a more appropriate collaboration tool for documents, instead of sending them per email, such as OneDrive or Office 365. For Office documents, open the documents on the phone, and press share in the the application-bar menu. This allows you to share a document using ...


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If you are a small business that is privately owned, produces software, has less than 1 million in revenue a year and you're not an employee of microsoft, you can apply for Bizspark. Bizspark will get you AppHub access.. which ultimately lets you unlock devices. edit: I went and looked into my Bizspark account today, and the process of getting a token isnt ...


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You cannot upgrade a Windows Phone 7.x device to Windows Phone 8. This can be confirmed by a post in the Nokia Forums. Windows Phone 8 is a generation shift from Windows Phone 7.5 and will not be available for current devices due to the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8. That said, an update will be made available which will, amongst other ...


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Is not possible install Windows 8 on Windows Phone Device. Maybe in a near future we can Update Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 (name not confirmed yet).


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If you're a student, you can get a developer unlock for free via DreamSpark, but this limits you to up to three sideloaded apps (vs the 10 from the paid unlock).


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If you upload the photos from the Pictures hub, they are downsized so they don't eat your mobile connection. The only way to upload the full-resolution photos is doing it manually from the official OneDrive app.


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This is not possible as Windows Phone 7 supported different processors.


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This is a limitation of the operating system and is similar to other mobile platforms. Because the concept of a universal file system doesn't exist, there is nowhere to choose a file from to upload.


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Since you had an Android phone before, I guess you might have synced all your contacts to your gmail account. Add your gmail account to Windows phone, and set sync options to include contacts. All your contacts are automatically synced. (even without the vcf files.)


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This question was really unexpected! Short answer: no. Windows Phone 7's last update is dated back to 14 March 2013. Also, the last few updates didn't included new hardware support but only some software improvement. Without hardware support there is no chance to get WP7 working on a Nokia Lumia 930. It's not only about processor or instruction set: screen ...


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I'm on Orange, which has an app that tells you how much of your talkplan minutes you have remaining. Until recently it also showed how much of your data allowance you have left, but that seems to have been removed. This hasn't gone down well and Orange cutomers are giving it one star ratings in the marketplace in protest. Anyway, I found an app called ...


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The Lumia 610 was launched as a Windows Phone 7 device. Windows Phone 7 is based on the Windows CE architecture (CE stands for Compact Embedded- this was an operating system that Microsoft deployed to embedded systems such as mobile phones). Unfortunately, shortly after Windows Phone 7 was launched, Microsoft went down the route of unifying all of it's ...


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Type in your friend's name and after the last character of the name typed (and before hitting space), tap the name which gives you and option like this: Tapping the +[Somename] adds that word to the dictionary and will no longer be auto corrected.


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Just contacted support via their twitter account. Unfortunately they said a version for Linux is currently unavailable. Source: https://twitter.com/WinPhoneSupport/status/494647002945576961


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This means that if you are currently using WhatsApp on a Windows Phone 7, you will be able to continue to use WhatsApp on that phone during this period. However, as part of this process, after July 1st, 2016 it will not be possible to create a WhatsApp account on a Windows Phone 7 nor move a WhatsApp account to a Windows Phone 7. It means that only ...


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The file upload capabilities have been extended with IE11 on WP 8.1, now allowing you to upload photos, videos, documents, music, ringtones and downloaded files. http://ryanjoy.com/2014/04/file-upload-in-ie11-on-windows-phone-8-1/


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You might need to convert the file to a .csv file first if you plan to upload it online, this depends from service to service. It's required for Windows Live on my first look. Try http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/ or search an off-line variant. In case you have Windows Live: Go to http://live.com/ and log into your Windows Live. On the Inbox page, click ...


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In "Settings" some devices have an option labelled "Internet Sharing" which can turn your phone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature isn't disabled on some devices, and on some networks, but if it is there on your device, that's the option to use.


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This is not currently possible and so requested for as a feature. There is a solution but useful only for developers who want to monitor how their app uses a data connection.


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You can provide the DNS servers through DHCP. Microsoft aims on simplicity, and it's fairly safe to assume that either DHCP or a statically leased IP is available in every occasion. If an administrator doesn't turn on DHCP, he most doesn't want phones on his network unless he explicitly configures them as static leases...


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Well, those applications have now disappeared from the applications tab, so perhaps someone at Microsoft noticed -- I also see from a blog post that they're encouraging people to report applications that appear to have invalid keywords to reportapp@microsoft.com


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This can happen if the drivers get corrupted - there is a Fix-It app available from Microsoft that will check common causes, and attempt to resolve them for you.


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