DFT (DarkForcesTeam) is a very active group for Windows Phone 7 devices, they were the first to release custom Windows Phone 7 ROMs for the HTC HD2 and they’re the first ones to release an Hard SPL (HSPL) for HTC Windows Phone 7 devices (note: HTC phones only). They released recently the second revision of their HSPL
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!
The DFT HSPL application is easy to use as you can see in the screenshot below:
DFT HSPL for Windows Phone 7 is compatible with a couple of HTC devices:
- HTC Pro 7 (Gold: T7575)
- HTC HD3 (Mozart: T8697,T8698,T8699)
- HTC Surround (Mondrian: T8788)
- HTC Trophy (Spark: T8686)
- HTC HD7, HD7S (Schubert: T9292,T9295,T9296)
Note that 2 Windows Phone 7 devices are NOT supported:
- HTC Arrive (GoldC)
- HTC Trophy Verizon (SparkW)
Installing the DFT HSPL on your Windows Phone 7 device will let you flash custom ROMs on it. Those custom ROMs might bring better performance, better battery life etc. as well as newer Windows Phone 7 OS versions like Mango (Windows Phone 7.5).
Custom ROMs for HTC Windows Phone 7 devices can be found @ Windows Phone 7 Development and Hacking.
You can find the instructions to download the files (DFT_XSPL_WP7FG1.rar, DFT_XSPL_WP7FG2.rar) and how to install them on XDA @ [DFT][Updated!#2] HSPL / RSPL for HTC WP7 First Generation.