Windows Phone 7 ROM Leaked at XDA

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We’re not sure how significant of a development this is, but it’s a big first step in answering the question: “Will it be possible to run Windows Phone 7 on older Windows Mobile device?” Over at XDA, a user has posted the .NBH ROM file for a device called the HTC Mondrian. A Google search for this device will reveal nothing of interest, so we can’t speculate on what the Modrian is, and when it will be released. The ROM uses build 6176 of Windows Phone 7, which is refereed to as Release Candidate 1 which we showed on video several weeks ago. From user Da_G, we learn this:

After further examining the file, there is indeed an IMGFS inside, the D000FF format appears to be a new “store” type of .bin, will need to figure out the format for it to pull out imgfs (because just cutting in a hex editor gives you some invalid data)

Also, IMGFS is compressed with XPH (rather than XPR or LZX as we’re used to)

We’ll keep a very close watch on this development.

(via: XDA Portal)

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.