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By DoctorT, Senior Member on 17th January 2007, 10:09 PM
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Hi everybody,

I got quite annoyed by having to read several threads on the new WM6 ROM with the same newbie questions on and on. It blows the threads and makes it a neverending story to get the information most of us are looking for:

What are the issues with the new ROM - do the integrated apps and features work and which third party apps work

That's why I started this new thread! I already picked the information posted in the other threads - let's get together and post here answers (and please: NO newbie questions) to the above topics, so we don't have to read all the "Mum, I bricked my new toy!" stuff...

Here the infos I already found:

Issues with ROM/integrated apps/features:
  • no MMS, but ArcSoftMMS can be installed
  • camera app "hidden": copy file camera.lnk from /windows to /windows/start menu/programs (with Total Commander you will see it. Just view properties and uncheck "hidden")
  • you need AS 4.5 to sync
Apps that work:
  • wisbar advance 2.7.0.2
  • batterystatus 0.0.4.200 (apart from the signal strength)
  • phonealarm 1.58 full
  • todayagenda 0.9.22
  • total commander
  • aekmap
  • coolcamera (replacing the built-in one which is as previously
  • mentioned inside the /Windows folder)
  • oxios closeapps
  • wm5newmenu
  • WM5Torage
  • Smartskey
  • registry editor SEEMS to work havent had any crashes since i tweaked some things. It complains about it not being compatible but seems to do what its told.
  • Navizon
  • BT GPS (No GPS under Settings though)
  • SPB PocketPLus
  • SPB Backup
  • Arcsoft MMS
Apps that don't work:
  • slingplayer
  • xbar
 
 
17th January 2007, 10:19 PM |#2  
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Cons:
- SLOWER than AKU 3.3
- Misses OmapClock
- Barebones
- Sounds are missing
- Bluetooth seems shaky
- Error reporting like XP (yuk)
- Too many nublets seem to be delving into this ROM, ROM feels tainted, takes shower and cries uncontrollably

Pros:
- Prettier than 3.3 (to some degree)
- Faster than stock
- GPS works flawlessly
- Exchange wizard on setup screens
- You can skip the stupid Dr meeting setup screen

All in all, it's in an infant state. Don't use it for production. Wait a few weeks and someone will cook up a masterpiece. If you have had the pleasure of seeing this ROM, you are looking at the canvas of one soon-to-be masterpiece. I bet you that the cooked ROM product to come out of this ROM will be the end-all...
17th January 2007, 11:03 PM |#3  
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Did you guys fine the Internet Calling appliation that comes with the ROM worked? Mine always reports "Not Available".
17th January 2007, 11:05 PM |#4  
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just add coreplayer as workin
batterystatus plus 1.04 beta2 is actually workin despite the error message on install, after start not showin up fully, switching the rows on and off helps only thing not workin are free space on storage card and activating wifi in the taskbar
tman 0.9.5 is workin but doesnt fit the skin too well

someone know where to get the sms backup app from farias and molskis roms?? only thing missing to happyness
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17th January 2007, 11:07 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonjoyner83

Cons:
- SLOWER than AKU 3.3
- Misses OmapClock
- Barebones
- Sounds are missing
- Bluetooth seems shaky
- Error reporting like XP (yuk)
- Too many nublets seem to be delving into this ROM, ROM feels tainted, takes shower and cries uncontrollably

- slower? i don't think so
- omapclock is a program developed by 3rd parts. Install it if you need it.
- barebones: that's true
- which sounds are you missing? Rings? Rings are not provided by MS. Install the rings you like if you want.
- Bluetooth: haven't tried it
- Error reporting: it was present in wm5 too. Disable it.
- ???

Quote:

Pros:
- Prettier than 3.3 (to some degree)
- Faster than stock
- GPS works flawlessly
- Exchange wizard on setup screens
- You can skip the stupid Dr meeting setup screen

I agree and also raise:

- BT PAN (haven't tried it but it should be there)
- HTML Email
- Better designed Message application (accounts are more easily reached)
- different notification icons for text or email msgs
- Remote Desktop: much better than terminal services client
- Smartdial included in phone application. No more HTC's external smartdial app.
- Improved contacts application

I know this rom is not perfect/complete but it is really a gooooood starting point!

IMHO




About your cons:
17th January 2007, 11:10 PM |#6  
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some more issues for me:

internet calling: can't figure out how to use it
html email: my mail is not showing the html
17th January 2007, 11:12 PM |#7  
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Did you guys fine the Internet Calling appliation that comes with the ROM worked? Mine always reports "Not Available".

I'm not sure about how internet calling works but i think it is somehow related to msn live services.
17th January 2007, 11:28 PM |#8  
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# camera app "hidden": copy file camera.lnk from /windows to /windows/start menu/programs (with Total Commander you will see it. Just view properties and uncheck "hidden")

Then reboot (reset will make camera visible in button settings)
After that you can assign "button 3" (the camera button) with the camera.lnk:
Settings>Buttons and select button 3 and point to "camera"

Now you can shoot your pictures
17th January 2007, 11:30 PM |#9  
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I'm not sure about how internet calling works but i think it is somehow related to msn live services.

it's supposed to be a SIP standard client. unfortunately i don't have the rom installed so can't really help a lot - just google a bit on "SIP" and you will find out more...
17th January 2007, 11:35 PM |#10  
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Apps that work:
IGO 2006 (Beta 10-01-2007)
VJvolubilius
Mortscript
PHM tools
PocketPC Installer (Nice for experiments like this )


What doesn't work:
USING Pim.vol from older AKU (2.23 eg.) will cause contacts to die..

Regarding errors (reporting):
Just switch them off:
settings>system>error reporting
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17th January 2007, 11:45 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by risidoro

- which sounds are you missing? Rings? Rings are not provided by MS. Install the rings you like if you want.

risidoro, the sounds are missing when pressing the start button and things like pop up menus when you tap and hold etc... I did raise this in the main thread but no one else commented so i presumed it was just me
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