Archive for » October, 2008 «

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 | Author:

If you surf the xda-developers forums, you will notice there are so many themes on Touch Flo clocks, icons and sliders. Customising them requires you to extract those manila files manually.

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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 | Author:

Yea, we all love Touch Flo 3D, but there are certain issues that probably make you wish that a Today Screen will be there.

Enter SecondToday.

Here’s how I customised my soft keys to launch SecondToday instead of Phone. I already have a hard key for phone.

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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 | Author:

I just read this article on using compressed air to cool a memory chip so it will retain data even power is been cut off.

A video can be found here on the process and on why colder memory chip will retain data longer. By retaining the data, you can do a dump of the data and extract the cryptographic keys. They were able to extract keys for BitLocker, TrueCrypt, FileVault and dm-crypt.

The attack is not exploiting weakness of the encryption software but due to the fact that the keys have to be stored in memory.á Encrypting the key in memory don’t really help, you still need to store that key that encrypts somewhere !

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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 | Author:

The reason why I added this new tweak and application is because I keep getting missed calls on my HTC Touch Pro. ­čÖé

Do you ever notice you keep getting missed calls too ? It’s either the tight fitting case decided to touch Ignore on the screen while you are pulling out your phone or you just can’t pick up the phone on time.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | Author:

I have no idea what Gyrator means but it’s a program to customise what actions to execute based on the events that your Touch Pro’s accelerometer generates.

For e.g, I can configure in such a way that when I turn my Touch Pro facing down, it will turn the screen off.

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Monday, October 13th, 2008 | Author:

Recently, my friend, Dave, participated in Aviva Ironman 70.3 and met with a nasty accident. As you can see on the left, he broke his right clavicle when he crashed his bike trying to avoid water bottles on the road.

Yet he finished his race ! Salute !

As a result, he will need 2 separate surgeries, first to insert that metal piece, second to remove. He will require 4-6 months of rest and will probably miss Ironman next year. His dream for an Ironman.. he got it literally.

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Monday, October 13th, 2008 | Author:

By default, HTC Touch Pro comes with .Net Compact Framework 2, I have to install 3.5 to get certain applications working. Here’s a tweak to enable 3.5 by default instead of 2.

What you need to do:

1. Install NetCF3.5 on your ppc.
2. Open a registry editor, I use Reso Regsitry Editor
3. Goto HKLM\Software\Microsoft\.NETCompactFramework (this is usually the first entry
4. When you open this you’ll see all the .NET installed version change the DWORD value of 2.0.7045.00 from 1 to 0
5. Chang ethe DWORD value of 3.5.7283.00 from 0 to 1.
6. Reboot
7.Viola! you have a faster PPC

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=373721

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 | Author:

Adding another tweak which helps in increasing the overall volume for HTC Touch Pro

Make a copy of the /Windows/AudioPara3.csv to your folder for backup

Unzipá the AudioPara3_lighter_boost.zip or AudioPara3_full_boost.zip and move the extracted AudioPara3.csv to /Windows/.

As it’s a system folder, you may need to use Total Commander or Resco Explorer to execute that action.

Reset your phone for it to take effect.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=428170

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 | Author:

The best tweaking tool for Windows Mobile and Touch Flo has been updated with a new version, bringing it to version 3.3.

Version 3.3

  • Fixed crash of the file browser on Samsung Omnia i900/Player Addict
  • Fixed restoration of TouchFLO 3D settings
  • Added support for non-standard TouchFLO 3D tabs
  • Added dddd-mmm-yyyy date format in TouchFLO 3D settings
  • Added HTC Task Manager tweaks
  • Added custom values for font sizes

Download it at Touchxperience

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 | Author:

Now every self-respecting engineer will need a Secure Shell Client on his working laptop. How about having it on your phone !

Get yourself the greatest Secure Shell Client, putty here http://www.pocketputty.net/

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