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Waddefok…

Windows Phone “doesn’t support SSTP” as a VPN type, but using Microsoft’s own FieldMedic app, the following is revealed:

Description             : WAN Miniport (SSTP) #13
Interface Index         : 14
Type                    : 131
Media Type              : 12
Physical Medium         : 0
Operational Status      : Not Present
Interface Flags         : 0x1 = hardware
Speed                   : 0 b/s
Physical Address        : 10-2F-6B-xx-xx-xx
MTU                     : 0
Bytes Received          : 0
Bytes Sent              : 0
Rcv Packet Errors       : 0
Rcv Packets Discarded   : 0
Out Packet Errors       : 0
Out Packets Discarded   : 0

COMMON Microsoft!

Sometimes you can have the impression you’re going crazy.

I saw this wifi network called “00000000” being available sometimes. When I opened the Windows 8 charms bar to check the available wifi-networks, it popped up after a second or 2 – which is weird.
When I checked with inssider, it simply wasn’t there.
It was not in my profiles, it was not hidden in netsh, nowhere to be found in the registry, …

I kind-of remembered I once renamed my phone’s “wifisharing”-wifi to that “00000000”-SSID.
But I changed it again a couple of months ago (brucon related)

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So, jeah, what’s a better way to find out what it does but connecting to it? ๐Ÿ˜›

Found DNS Suffix being “mshome.net”, never heard of it before, and the the gateway being, indeed, my phone…

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But apparently, it’s not a bug! it’s a feature: http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2013/10/improved-internet-sharing-in-windows-phone-8-gdr-3-update/

Anyway, after connecting again, the “00000000” was gone, and the new SSID was there…
But in WP? My laptop’s <wifi cache> if such thing exists? …

Meh…

 

 

 

My last Nokia was the world famous 3310.
The years must have been 2001 or something, and I used it for almost 2 years!

Now, my previous Windows Phone, the Samsung Omnia 7, was also already 3 years old (personal record!). And the end-of-support for WP7 was approaching.

Luckily, Microsoft announced the 930.
All I wanted in a high-end phone:

  • AMOLED, once you go black…
  • lots of RAM – 2GB
  • massive amount of cpu-power – quadcore @ 2.2GHz
  • big battery – 2420 mAh
  • wireless charging – cool gimmick
  • NFC – I really see this happening!

IN A PHONE (the world has gone mad)

Anyway, the thing works amazing!

Battery-life of almost 2 days IN USE.
Great screen, beautiful pictures, fast as hell, …
Fancy design and iPhone-like metal finish.

IT’s NICE!

Go Nokia!

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If you want pictures more of the phone: https://www.google.be/search?q=nokia+930&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=FGgQVO6hNMzfavSbgJgD&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=nokia+930+black

Your Windows Phone is made in a factory (mostly somewhere in Asia).
The manufacturer of the product is called the “Original Equipment Manufacturer”

In the case of Windows Phone, this could be “Samsung”, “Nokia”, “HTC”, …

These manufacturer all play a different part in the Windows Phone Ecosystem.
And each are given a separate section in the Marketplace as well.
If you buy a Samsung Phone you can access the “Samsung Zone”, if you buy a Nokia you can access the “Nokia collection”.

And, of course, if you jailbreak your phone, you can access everything ๐Ÿ™‚

The configuration is stored somewhere inside the Registry. (yes, WP has a register…)

If you install a random regeditor like WP Root Tools, you can browse into it!

The key we’re interested in, is the following:

HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo\OemName
HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo\MODeviceName

Which can, for example, be modified into “NOKIA” and “Lumia 800” ๐Ÿ˜€

Apps to automate the market selection are available from XDA and bazaar ๐Ÿ™‚

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So, the first time I bricked a phone…
But at least I managed to fix it ๐Ÿ™‚

And put some new software on it!

I’m still holding up with my two (!!!) years old mobile phone (also a record!).
A first gen WP, “fixed” with MAGLDR, running some weird beta version of the WP 7.8 update (the one with the image resize bug). My bluetooth wasn’t working. My storage was almost complete full.

Time had come for a fresh install ๐Ÿ™‚

After some browsing at xda, I chose this rom (latest build): dev_build8862_1.5 .

Installing wmdc, and the required samsung usb drivers didn’t really work on my Windows 8 machine…
DFT installer did find the phone, but crashed after a while with error “[Info]: USBWorkDWPI.cpp (423)”
Nevertheless, I tried to flash…

I should not have done that…

After some unfortunate try-outs, I was left with a device that only said “Samsung Omnia 7”

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Luckily, a Windows 7 computer was not far away.
After reinstalling wmdc, samsung drivers and zune, the DFT tools where able to find my Omnia 7.

I tried to reinstall the MAGLD boot loader. And the installer actually finished with “success”.

But nothing happened…
Probably MAGLDR makes use of some system files for it’s usb connection? (not sure)
And the entire OS was corrupted, so nothing from the custom bootloader worked…

I decided to download a genuine Samsung firmware, flash it to the phone, and restart the entire process on the W7 computer.

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A random samsung rom was flashed (just google one), MAGLDR was reinstalled, the previously mentioned firmware was flashed. And on top of this, from the same author as the rom, automode provided me for an radio firmware update for my Omnia7! Jeej!

So, my phone was up and running again with the newest rom on the market and its firmware flashed to the top!

But in the end, my bluetooth still doesn’t work ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

My 5th wp7 app just went live ๐Ÿ™‚

Its purpose: sending a text message from your browser!

Download the application from the WP marketplace, login, take another device (desktop, laptop, tablet, another phone, …) and browse to http://mendel.somee.com (my current free asp host ๐Ÿ™‚ ), login with the same credentials as before, type your message, send it to your phone, and send it again! ๐Ÿ™‚

This makes you can write an entire book-long message, on another device (maybe even with physical keyboard ๐Ÿ™‚ )

More info on the SMSer project page: https://mendel129.wordpress.com/projects/smser/

Today, I’ve submitted my 5th application the Windows Phone 7 marketplace ๐Ÿ™‚

Basically, it gives you the ability to type a text message on your computer and send it to your phone for sending it to someone…

You can find some screenshots and links to the app on this project page.

 

I’m impressed my msdn account is still valid, so I’m happy for that ๐Ÿ™‚ (but that’s another story)

Anyway, the app is in a pretty rough form, but it works, and it’s something you might use as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m happy about them!

And guess what, apparently 2856 other persons on this world are as well ^^
(probably a lot less, ‘cause of idiot’s downloading random apps without reading a description…)

Remember them?

According to microsoft’s statistics they have been downloaded as much as 2856 times =)

I don’t think they’re features somewhere big… But at least they’re mentioned in Johan PeetersBelgian Apps list ๐Ÿ™‚

Someone asked me for a quick overview of the “best wp7 apps”.
So I dove into my account to check out my app history.
Here an overview of my most used apps:

Jeah, it contains prefabricated sms-messages :mrgreen:

Because my previous “reloader” app was denied from the marketplace because of some weird reasons… (promoting other mobile providers) I build around this issue…

The results is PrefabSMS.

It’s an application in which you can store sms-messages, and afterwards send them with one click of a button ๐Ÿ™‚

So, you can create a messages, let’s say “sim topup 15”, to be send to a receiving side, lets say “8989”, and you can save this in PrefabSMS ๐Ÿ™‚

Ofcourse you can use it for other things as wel, sending “<3” to your girlfriend or “spam” to random people ^^


Some usefull numbers and messages:

DL