This guide is for Htc Himalaya also known as O2 XDA II, T-Mobile MDA II, Qtek 2020, iMate Phone Edition, TSM500, Vodafone VPA, Dopod 696, Orange SPV M1000, Krome Navigator F1
Lesson 1 :-
I am going to list the Frequently used Acronyms in the Classroom or in the ROMcooking Enviroments
AKU - Adaptation Kit Update: they usually patch up existing bugs and enable several new features. Each newly released AKU pack retains fixes found in previous versions of AKU
RUU - ROM Upgrade Utility: Its the woftware used on your PC to do a ROM upgrade for your PPC
Bootloader : The bootloader is the first thing to load once you turn on the device, this does the job of booting up the device hardware and loading various items into memory before the ROM starts in the device. The bootloader is also responsible for enabling the flashing of new ROMs and other components such as the Radio and the Ext_ROM (in Wm2003 )
Cooked : Refers to ROMs which have been modified and optimised by users to offer better performance than a carrier ROM or a release by Microsoft. Cooked ROMs can be found every where in the forums now adays or you can cook your self once you are Passed from this class
Flash : Term meaning to write something (usually a ROM image) to a non-volatile chip. The term originates from original chip writers (EPROM blowers) which used to write to a chip by fusing tiny areas in the chip making individual links either short circuit or open circuit.
Hard Reset : Similar to a soft reset, by performing a hard reset you completely wipe your device and restore it to the position it was in when you first turned the device on after it was purchased or after a new ROM is flashed.
To carry out a hard reset on the Himalaya press and hold BOTH Camera and Record Key and insert the stylus into the hole in the bottom fo the device, Select the options as follows:
For WM5, WM6 and WM 6.1 Only !!
(for selecting use Record Key, change values with Camera Key)
Enable KITL -> NO
Clean Registry Hive -> YES
Format Storage -> YES
When done, press DPad and wait until OS starts.
ROM : The ROM holds the Operating system and other components such as the bluetooth and wifi stacks. The ROM is accompanied by the Radio, Ext_ROM, SPL and IPL. Carriers such as T-mobile or Vodaphone taylor the ROM to their specifications and version numbers do not carry the same meaning across different carriers. IF the carrier you use supports the device well they will usually release regular ROM updates.
Soft Reset : Soft resetting the device will lose all the data currently in RAM and any unsaved information, much like pressing the reset button on your pc. A soft reset is the first thing to try if your device has stopped responding. To soft Reset your Himalaya insert the stylus into the hole in the bottom of the device.