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Old 09-20-2010, 10:56 AM
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Downgrade a WinPhone7?

So, if the Windows Phone 7 isn't all it's cracked up to be, is there a chance that a few select phones will be downgraded for the OS ROM?

Or is it more likely that we'll see exploitations and some features will be enabled?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:22 PM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

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So, if the Windows Phone 7 isn't all it's cracked up to be, is there a chance that a few select phones will be downgraded for the OS ROM?

Or is it more likely that we'll see exploitations and some features will be enabled?
If you mean going back to 6.5..not gonna happen..wm6.5 and wp7 are completely different OS and msot likely have completely different boot loaders..not only that wm is part of the windows embeded license while WP is on a different license so there are legal issues as well.

More likely it will get hacks to enable features..think similar to jail breaking on iphone...assuming wp7 picks up.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

I'd say keep your 6800 for a while after you get a WP7 phone, you could always turn it back on.

You are with Verizon according to your profile, They are not getting any WP7 phones till next year, so everyone here will be talking about them and maybe you can get one.

Also, they have a 15 day no question asked refund on a phone/contract. So you could take it home, really play with it for almost 2 weeks and if you hate it, return it. You get your money back and not stuck in a contract.

You might see rollbacks here, if a large amount of people hate WP7, but, from what I have read, I don't think you will actually see that.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:52 PM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

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I'd say keep your 6800 for a while after you get a WP7 phone, you could always turn it back on.

You are with Verizon according to your profile, They are not getting any WP7 phones till next year, so everyone here will be talking about them and maybe you can get one.

Also, they have a 15 day no question asked refund on a phone/contract. So you could take it home, really play with it for almost 2 weeks and if you hate it, return it. You get your money back and not stuck in a contract.

You might see rollbacks here, if a large amount of people hate WP7, but, from what I have read, I don't think you will actually see that.
sprint wont have wp7 till 2011 either so only gsm peeps will be talking about there wp7 phones.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

pardon me if i did not follow correctly, i am confused as to why to buy a wp7 and downgrade it to 6.5? ahhh later once wp7 is full potential, then upgrade again?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:36 PM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

Why not buy a Omnia II or Imagio or the like. Makes no sense to buy WP7 and downgrade to WM 6.5. It would be like putting a Yugo engine in a Mercedes.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:41 PM
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actually, the idea isn't half bad. get all the good hardware of the wp7 and put tweekable firmware. but why not just get an hd2? probably not going to happen though.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:55 AM
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

Sprint doesn't have a WM phone with a 1 ghz processor and as long as wp7 isn't customizable, it would be cool to downgrade back to WM6.5 on upgraded hardware. Especially until somebody finds a way for backwards compatibility of 6.5 apps.
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

With an HD2 you can run either WM6.5 or WP7 at any time
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Re: Downgrade a WinPhone7?

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With an HD2 you can run either WM6.5 or WP7 at any time
Yea, yea, yea, rub it in...

Know what would be really cool, Most WP7 phones run at 1ghz+, most 6.5 based phones (Tp2, etc) run around 400-528mhz. Someone needs to make a 6.5 emulator, running at around TP2 speeds (not as fast as a HD2 but, reasonable), with access to games, phone, internet.

That would rock, then everyone with a WP7 phone could have 6.5 if they wanted...
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