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M500 n00b

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By EggZenBeanz, Junior Member on 21st July 2005, 09:53 PM
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hi,

Having just purchased my M500 today im a noob to all things magician and m500!

Looking around this interesting site i notice a lot of talk about big storage. Sorry if this question has been asked before, but what is big storage?

Lets say i di the big storage thing......would i then loose my current orange rom on my device?

Is it easy to do? I've updated the rom on my c500 and that was straight fwd, can sombody explaain to m500 noob, but is willing to learn!

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31st July 2005, 06:26 PM |#2  
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I have a m500, and i have changed the original rom (as suplied with the m500) to bigstorage.

It wipes out the hidden partion that is used to brand the phone and increases the "storage" partion (which as default is around 7mb) to 27mb, the only downside is that the branding apps that are hidden are no longer on your device.

This means that when you hard reset the device you will have to manualy choose the files to install.


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1st August 2005, 02:07 PM |#3  
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Thats a great explanation, thanks.

I've been messing around so far, and i think i understand the whole process. Coudl you just confirm this for me?

I have downloaded the big storage rom WWE.111 from the ftp and swapped the first 416bytes in hex editor with the first 416bytes from my rom which i've got from my ohone. i then load the edited WWE.111 big storage rom back into my m500 using the sd card method. An that will give me a bigstorage rom?
1st August 2005, 02:57 PM |#4  
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could somebody post the extrom of the m500 please ?

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1st August 2005, 08:50 PM |#5  
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M500 Rom upgrade
I have been trying to upgrade it to 1.12 ROM, however when I used ntrw to write it onto my SD card, it said parameter incorrect, then when I flash my M500, it said Check Sum error. Any remedy? Also has anyone tried the Radio 1.13?
2nd August 2005, 03:09 AM |#6  
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EggZenBeanz, thats right. should give you bigstorage....remember to ignore the error messages on your phone after you copy the rom from your sd card.

Dutty, there is already the orange m500 ext rom on the ftp site.

vz7, they are the same errors that i got when i big rom'ed mine (even tho i am still on rom 1.06 (not worried in upgrading the rom as yet)

as i said in the other post, i upgraded to 1.13 radio rom last night with no problem.

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if anyone wants my desciption of the orange ext rom (what each cab files do) give us a shout. i went though them one by one and isntalled them, to see if i wanted them or not.


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2nd August 2005, 02:27 PM |#7  
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Thankyou for clearing these things up. As the post suggested im a noob to all this, so i wanted to get it clear in my mind on top of reading all the tuts i could find.

So, when the rom hack has been applied and is working. i get 25mb extra storage, and i should loose all the clearview stuff etc.. Thats cool cheers.
3rd August 2005, 08:51 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Impossible

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if anyone wants my desciption of the orange ext rom (what each cab files do) give us a shout. i went though them one by one and isntalled them, to see if i wanted them or not.


Imp

I wouldn't mind a discription of the cabs on the rom as im just about to "Go large".
3rd August 2005, 02:19 PM |#9  
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I wouldn't mind a list of what each file does either - I'd thought about doing a big storage hack on my m500, but there wasn't anything available last time I checked.

Presumably I can copy all the files for the storage area onto my SD card, and save them for later?

Where abouts is the ROM on the ftp site? I couldn't see anything that specifically mentions the m500...

Edit - OK, I think I understand now...I found a useful guide that I followed.

The only problem is, I've only got a 1gb sd card, so the hex editor won't open the rom image after I've dumped it! Is there any way around this, or do I need to get 128mb card?
4th August 2005, 01:49 AM |#10  
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The file of the descriptions is a bit scruffy atm, i will tidy it up and post it again soon here. (scruffy file attached to this post, you need to be logged into the forums to dl'ed it)


the path to the m500 ext rom is ..... i cant connect to the ftp atm.

I backed up the ext rom on my desktop pc, and put the vital cabs on a sd card that i have spare and keep in my wallet, just incase the rom resets.

I had a similar problem to dan13l when i dumped the rom, the ntrw.exe app is a bit of a pig, as it dumps a image of the sd card, and not of the actual rom.... i used a 256mb card, i suppose you could partion the 1gig card to around 256mb then try it out?

something that i didnt read was, when performing the rom dump, is that the sd card will be fully erased during dump. So back it up if you need the data on it.

one word about one of the cabs in the ext rom, OrangeUK_ActionE_Connection.cab is a odd one. It encloses some apps that i didnt like installed on my m500 but it has the gprs settings inside it, i have managed to pull these out and put them in there own cab. This helps prevent installing the annoying "action" programs


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