.:-= 22.05.07 UPDATE -=- ver 004.4 -=- CHARMER WM6 WWE ROM by vlodeck & nocturne =-:.
CHARMER WM6 WWE
T-mobile does not care about devices they sold us. They are not supporting WM5, almost useless in the way they have implemented them in your devices. So we expected no support for WM6. We made it ouselves. Two people in the main team, lot of others providing support, feedback and knowledge. That is called the community. And finally, after lot of problems, we have working Windows Mobile 6, better, more stable and faster thany any previous WM5 ROM.
Vlodeck and me, nocturne.op.15 - we are the main team. We are creating this ROM in our free time, for no wage and with no support from vendors. We are providing this ROM "as is". We do it as good as we can, but you will find bugs. Report them and we will try to fix them in the next ROM or provide help. But we cannot take any responsibilities for it. If you damage your Charmer, do not be angry - you made something bad. We will never release anything that may damage the machine, we will never release something that is not working. It's just your fault - and it was your choice to try it.
Simply take what we provide or leave us alone. Or make your own ROM as you wish - we will be happy if you will find our rom to be good enough for your cooking.
HISTORY and FUTURE
We were not the first who released WM6 ROM for Charmer. chinese xBeta was the first. We are sorry that we cannot provide full credits of chinese stuff, but we do not understand even a word on their pages :) But our WWE rom was built primary on the chinese one. Vlodeck had enough patience that he started to translate CHS rom to WWE using Altavista Babelfish. We have discovered soon that it wasn't the right way.
Now, the ROM is working. Based partialy from Wizard, partialy on Prophet WM6 WWE roms, mixed up with chinese xBeta parts - it works. We have changed the main source ROM completely few times - that's why there are also major differences between versions. Different sources are bringing different problems. But we are strictly focused on performance and stability - on fast and stable ROM, you can easily build your own custom ROMs, filled with junk as you wish.
That's also reply for questions "will your rom include...blah blah" - no, it will never include any 3rd party product. We are not able to control every dll of sources, but we will try to keep this ROM maximaly clean and fast. Performance tweaks will be included, but only tweaks that may not harm any part of system. We will make everything possible to allow all 3rd party products work without restrictions - so no hardcore system tweaks.
Thanks to following people for sharing their knowledge, tools and ROMs:
xBeta team - provided proof that WM6 on charmer is possible
Bepe - without his tools and advices, making of ROMs should be impossible
smart1 - source ROM
anichillus - source ROM
faria - source ROM
mUn - source ROM
Martie - excellently and preciously made ENG and GER guide for flashing
Separate thanks for:
* all OEM packages creators
* all unknown developers for their well known tools
* xda-developers server for beeing the most usefull knowledgebase
I want to apologize if forgot to mention someone. We have lot of work ahead and behind us, hours of registry editing, looking for issues and their solutions - and also hours flashing and coffee making :)
Just working stable versions will be listed. Some of them will never be released. Numbers will not be complete. Do not ask for missing numbers - those are devil numbers, ROMs that were not OK... You need at least bootloader ver. 2.xx to upgrade to WM6.
004.4 - http://rapidshare.com/files/32708502...004.4.zip.html
004.2 - http://rapidshare.com/files/32079043...004.2.zip.html
002.5 - http://rapidshare.com/files/32074387...002.5.zip.html
001.1 - http://rapidshare.com/files/32068816...001.1.zip.html
To upgrade rom just extract rar and run RUU. It would be nice if you had your charmer cid-unlocked but I think it will work on locked devices as well. This method does not work on Vista. If you have it, proceed with ANOTHER FLASH METHOD.
- added Voicedial
- Windows Live works
- added Transcriber
- multilanguage phonepad
- added Softkey Applet
- camera and voicedial buttons are working
- minor internal changes
- hope mms will work (i cannot use it on my work phone)
- Java Midlett Manager added
- you still need the battery fix to charge using usb synch cable
- contact and calendar buttons are hardcored, no remapping possible for now
- IE does not support homepage
PhonePad SIP - http://rapidshare.com/files/32326885...ional.CAB.html
Battery fix - enables USB charging:
1) download the fix from http://rapidshare.com/files/29790962...atFix.CAB.html
2) at least soft reset your device (i have performed HR to have clean system for valid testing results)
3) install the patch - DO NOT MAKE SOFT RESET!!!
4) press and hold power button until message "Device will be off..." appears
5) tap OK to turn the device off
6) power on your charmer, it should work normally since this - at least mine does
mUn's keyboard - http://rapidshare.com/files/28801230...6.dll.0409.mui
just copy it to /windows
Do it on your own risk! We take no responsibility in case you damage your device.
ANOTHER FLASH METHOD
If you have the chinese WM6 rom, downgrade to some WM5 with official RUU, then:
Once you unpack it, please put the nk.nbf (charmer wm6) into the Shelltool folder. Open shelltool.exe. Click Get Rom info, then click Extract OS. Wait until its finished and you'll receive a file called 8004000-OS.nb (save it for later).
Download the xbeta Chinese WM6 rom : http://rapidshare.com/files/27671349...xBeta.exe.html
Extract it and put that 8004000.OS you saved before in the XBETA directory. In the itsutils folder of xbeta rom you will find enablerapi.cab and cert_spcs.cab. Copy them to your device, install them on Device Memory, then soft reset.
run xbeta.cmd and choose the 8004000OS.nb file to flash (you should be connected with AS and have your radio module turned off).
When the screen goes green and the flashing is finished make a HARD RESET!
. Press Camera and Voice Dail buttons (hold them). Put and hold the stylus in reset button for 2 seconds. Release it. Wait until you see some white fonts on black screen. Then release those 2 buttons. Push the green dial button.