Windows Phone 7 home brew folder hack updated, now includes IE and native app links


WindowsPhoneHacker have updated their Windows Phone 7 folder hack, which allows users with unlocked devices to add folders to their Start screens, to allow users to add websites and system apps like Zune to their folders.

Besides bug fixes the full list of new features include:

  • System applications: The tool now allows select "system" (built-in) applications to be added directly to folders. The list includes main built in applications (Zune, Marketplace, People hub, Games), as well as some other useful links (WiFi settings, Flight mode, etc).
  • Homebrew XAPs: Simple little import function now opens homebrew XAPs and extracts the info/icon, making it much easier to add homebrew programs into the folders.
  • Websites: Enter a URI and an entry for the site will be added to the folder.
  • Support for extended/non-default tasks: Add a /TaskName to the end of the GUID to launch non-default tasks (For the techies). Examples include 5B04B775-356B-4AA0-AAF8-6491FFEA5660/_default? for navigating to IE pages, etc.

Live tiles will remain unsupported, and due to complexity is not in the roadmap at all.

Read more and find the download at WindowsPhoneHacker here.

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