Sunday, January 16, 2011

Custom Ringtones on WP7.. using ChevronWP7 RingTone

As promised, this is my guide on how to create your very own custom ringtones.

if you still have not unlock your phone, here’s a guide I’ve written yesterday on how to unlock your phone:

Okay.. lets start with the guide.

First of all, you will need the following tools.
1. Zune Software (
2. Chevron WP7 Ringtone (
3. Windows Phone 7 SDK (
4. Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Free Edition (

Step 1: Choose what songs you want. You can select up to maximum of 5 ringtones everytime you send it to your phone.
Step 2: Run Chevron WP7 Ringtone application. It will then build a xap file named: ChevronWP7.Ringtones.xap
Step 3: Connect your phone to your PC via USB. Make sure Zune is running in the background and is connected to your phone.
Step 4: Run the application ‘Application Deployment’ (Free application that came with Windows Phone 7 SDK)
Step 5: From ‘Application Deployment’, select the XAP you created earlier and click on DEPLOY.
Step 6: Go to your WP7, look for the application ‘Chevron WP7 Ringtone’. Run the application.
Step 7: You can now see the custom ringtones in your list of ringtones.

VIOLA! its that simple.

Repeat steps 1 to 7 if you want to add more ringtones.

Unlocking Windows Phone 7, via Chevron Unlocking Tools

After several weeks of using windows phone 7, I really cannot stand using this phone without custom ringtones.. they built-in ringtone is really bad..
But I’ll touch on that subject later. First, let me guide everyone through unlocking your Windows Phone 7. I tested it on my LG Optimus 7 E900. And no problems occur.
Background : This works on my system, Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit System and LG Optimus 7.
First of all, this is a list of tools you will need.
1. Zune Software (
2. Chevron WP7 Software [Link Removed]
3. Chevron WP7 Cert [Link Removed]
4. Windows Phone 7 SDK (
Step 1: Install Zune Software on your PC
Step 2: Install Windows Phone 7 SDK
Step 3: Email Chevron WP7 Cert (The Cert File itself, and not the zip file) to your own email address linked to your Windows Phone 7
Step 4: Open the Chevron WP7 Cert file from your phone to install it to your phone
Step 5: *Restart your phone*
Step 6: Connect your phone to your PC via USB. Make sure Zune starts up and can detect your phone properly
Step 7: Disable your phone’s locking screen via settings –> System –> Lock & Wallpaper –> Password –> Off
Step 8: Run Chevron WP7 Software
Step 9: Select both ‘Ensure your phone isn’t PIN-locked’ and ‘Install Certificate blabla..’
Step 10: Click on ‘UNLOCK’
DONE ! !

Troubleshooting: What if I encounter the following screen:
Solution: Make sure it IS connected and that ZUNE is running in the background of your PC and ZUNE can detect your phone.

That’s it.. isn’t it easy? Now I can enjoy an unlocked WP7 device I paid for.
Now your device can handle custom ringtones. My guide on that coming soon.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.. its Year 2011.. Firecrackers at The Curve

Hello everyone.. A very happy new year to you all.. It is now 2011!!!!

Excitedly, made my way to 1-Utama for some firecrackers shooting.. Parked my car at 1-Utama’s open car park and snapped away.. The photographs was a bit disappointing though.. here they are.

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