How to get AllShare DLNA to work the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus

A relatively easy trick enables you to bypass the current restriction put in place to allow the Allshare DLNA application to work on the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus devices:

- Connect you device to a WiFi network
- Launch the Allshare app and instantly hit the start/home button of your device (before the error message pops up
- Navigate back to the Allshare application by long pressing on the back button and selecting it in the fast application switching view
- Voila you’re done

I just did it and it works like a charm but I sincerely hope that Samsung updates it though.

UPDATE: Actually it doesn’t properly work at all. The application in its current state doesn’t have access to the multimedia files stored on the device. You can only use is as a remote control to playback files that are shared on a network.

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Samsung releases Allshare DLNA application, RSS reader and Text messages settings add-on for Windows Phone 7

Samsung has released 3 new Windows Phone 7 apps / add-on for its line of Windows Phone today. The most interesting one is the Allshare DLNA application that is already present on most of its high-end Android handset. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work on my Samsung Omnia 7 running the Mango RC1 firmware but I sure hope that it won’t be restricted to its new Windows Phone 7.5 handsets (Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash and their European version) unlike HTC’s Media connected App which works on all of the company’s Windows Phones once they are updated to the retail Mango Firmware.

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