Sunday, 26 May 2013

The One E7 v2.2.0 Dutch

As per your request, I created a Dutch version of my E7 custom firmware.

This version is identical to "The One E7 v2.2.0", but now supports the full Dutch language as well as the QWERTY keyboard.

The translation is based on the files by freaxs_r_us and therefore should translate most of the applications and mods available in my CFW.
A few E7-specific files were taken from the original firmware, to translate some additional settings.

Thanks to MikeisDutch and Petzep for their support in creating this version!

For details about this custom firmware, take a look at the latest change logs here on my blog.
You can download this version, where my other firmwares are stored ("Downloads" tab) or use the direct link here:
The One E7 v2.2.0 Dutch

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Camera Samples Lumia 620

As promised, here are a few camera samples taken on the low end Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 620 (unboxing).
The Lumia 620 sports a 5 MP camera (no Carl Zeiss branding) and offers 720p Video recording.

For only 250.- CHF it is one of the most affordable Windows Phones out there.
But in comparison to the even cheaper Lumia 520, the 620 offers all the sensors you need (e.g. compass), a brighter screen, LED flash, etc...

Long story short, the Lumia 620 comes without the compromises and limitations of the Lumia 520 for only 50.- CHF more.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Unpacking: Lumia 620 (Black)

I got the Lumia 620 today, it will belong to my sister (yes, I have a lot of sisters :p).
The Lumia 620 is available in many colours, not sure why anyone would pick the boring black one... but my sister did.

Here is a link to the specification sheet on
What makes this phone special is the fact, that we see Windows Phone 8 running on a 250.- CHF phone.
The price puts the 620 to the low-end market, but looking at the specifications, there is hardly any compromise in functionality. You get a lot for your money on this device.

So here are a few pictures of me unpacking the black Nokia Lumia 620!
Sorry about the picture quality, I took them indoors with flash enabled... handling the powerful xenon flash of the Nokia 808 PureView is difficult at short range.

The One E7 v2.2.0 QWERTY

The "QWERTY" version of this E7 custom firmware is based on my "The One E7 v2.2.0".
It is the exact same version, but for phones with physical QWERTY keyboards.
For details about it, take a look at the change logs.

You can download this CFW directly here or from the "Download" section on this blog.

A special thanks goes to Leo, for testing and his feedback about the QWERTY version!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Support is up to date & other news

I finally managed to reply to all messages you guys sent me.
All comments and emails are answered by now!

Some support requests are still ongoing, but the people involved in those know whats going on.

There were lots of emails and comments, so it is possible that I missed some...
If you sent me an email or comment and did not get a response from me 'till now, feel free to contact me again!

Read on for other news about me and upcoming stuff on my blog ;)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

I'm back... sorry for not being around

Hi everybody...

like I said, sorry for not being around as much the last 4 months...
but I was "involved" in the major revival of Delight custom firmwares...
and not only that, but I have been translating mods in the past that needed to be done badly

sooo... after I find some time, I want to:

- get back in business and take part in discussions again
- I need to fix some translations... for example chinese translation sets on Generation^1 phones
   sorry for the inconvience
- and some other mods, like the small calander that hasn't been showing in translations
- 5 pages symbol mod translated...
- and some other stuff that I will surely find in the process

since nobody really noticed these issues, I will do it step by step, and make TheOne reloaded translations even better

...stay tuned

a.k.a freaxs_r_us

Unpack: Lumia 920 (Black)

Here are a few pictures of me unpacking the black Lumia 920.
All the pics are taken by the Nokia 808 ;)

For technical details about the Lumia 920, I recommend to take a look at

What makes it stand out of the crowd, are these facts (at least in my opinion):
  • Display: 4.5 inches, PureMotion+, ClearBlack, 768 x 1280 pixel (332ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass (2)
  • PureView Camera: 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels), Carl Zeiss, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Qi wireless charging: read more in my previous review about the DT-900/DT-901

Saturday, 4 May 2013

bad weather photography

Here are a few shots I took yesterday, they are all taken in bad weather conditions.
I think that makes it more interesting, since most phone's on the market are all delivering good quality in good light conditions these days...

Those are the phones I used in my test scenario:

Nokia 808 PureView
The current camera phone champion and best Symbian phone ever made!

Nokia Lumia 820
The higher mid-range Windows Phone 8 device. As powerful as Nokia's current flagship the Nokia Lumia 920, but not exactly a camera centric phone. Still equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens, promising decent results.

Nokia E7-00
The 1st generation Symbian^3 phone is representing the 1st generation EDoF camera's used in devices like the Nokia C7 and Nokia X7. With the limitations of the EDoF technology, it was never meant to be a true camera phone... but it's surprisingly capable of producing excellent results in good light conditions.