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Windows Phone 7 Homescreen for Windows Mobile 6.5.x

Posted by techhackz-admin Monday, March 1, 2010


You knew it was coming ;) Jaxbot at XDA created a Windows Mobile 6.5 homescreen replacement that looks like the Metro UI we’ve seen in Windows Phone 7. Note that this is not a skin or a theme for Windows Mobile but an application that you start to get access to this Windows Phone 7-like homescreen.

Windows Phone 7 Homescreen for Windows Mobile 6.5.x

It is a beta / alpha release so don’t expect something totally usable yet but there are a couple of things working fine:

  • Access to Phone, Text, Email (Outlook), Favorites
  • View appointments on lock screen
  • Live tiles like on Windows Phone 7

The animations can be quite sluggish on low end devices so give it a shot if you have an HTC HD2 for example.

To install the application:

  1. Download the CAB ( @
  2. Copy the file to your device and install it.
  3. Run w7ps.exe to start the application

You can follow the forum thread @ XDA:

Take a look at the following video:

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