Originally Posted by silviu.h
Thank you for your reply (and for not flaming me
). I have managed to get it working again by flashing a Windows Mobile 5 ROM (by mistake) and then the Windows Mobile 6 again. However I still do not understand what exactly went wrong, why it works again now and what will happen next time I hard reset.
I had already read a lot of posts on the forum, however the learning curve is steep, and there are a lot of things to understand which are rarely explained from the ground up (most of the time the learning process must be made by assumptions and by inferring from what problems others have and how they solved them). And quite understandably I don't want to experiment too much with my device, especially when I read solutions that worked for other devices (like the Universal), and that might or might now work for mine.
Anyway, it's a shame that one has to become a PocketPC boot process expert in order to get out of such a situation, especially if one got into it without doing anything stupid (which I think is my case).
As a UNIX administrator and hacker I do know the power of RTFM, but I don't think it applies to each and every question.
I don't believe you have to become and expert to get out of JAMs, however I do believe you better understanding what you are doing before you start flashing your phone or device with something not released by your phone Operator.
Keep in mind you got yourself into that situation when you decide you are going to unlock your phone (play with the BIOS) and flash it with a WM6 ROM (Unsupported OS). Being a Unix Administrator, how often do you play with an Ultrasparc BIOS then decide to install an unsupported version of Solaris on it.
Nonetheless the Windows Mobile device does not cost as much and it would only affect you if you bricked it. The point I am trying to make here is that what we are doing with these phones are pretty serious and if you choose not take baby steps and read carefully, then you better be prepare to purchase new device and deal with the outcome.
I am not flaming anyone, but I think people needs to understand this is serious and the Athena is not $49.99 or free with a two year contract
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