"Mostly" Dead Typhoon...
I currently have an Audiovox 5600 that'd I'd describe as "mostly" dead. After a spill into liquid, my phone no longer booted. After drying out, it booted, but didn't finish loading. I was able to execute a factory reset (soft1+soft2 + 0), but it only completes loading to the default blue Windows Mobile logo after the Audiovox screen. It'll stay ont he Windows Mobile screen forever. In this mode keypresses wake the screen and the phone charges successfully from USB, but no sync and no obvious interaction beyond waking the device and turning on the screen backlight.
It also still boots into USB programming mode, but has what I believe to be the non-loadable ROM versions.
All indications seem to be that to re-flash the rom from the USB-based telnet tools out there, that I'd have to upgrade the IPL/SPL from the ActiveSync based ROM update tools -- something I can't do.
Any suggestions would be apprecaited -- before this turns into a 3.7oz brightly colored paperweight.
I've already ordered a Tornado (5m) as a replacement