------big thanks to stuntdouble for his great help in making this possible
------i did a bit of editing(just a bit) (mostly just shortening) but i think there's alot of stuff which still needs to be added here------
Backup your device before making any unfamiliar changes. Hell just backup anyway, you can never have too many backups, only too few.
Guide based on 28004 full/light roms + onwards.
(some common questions and links to answers)
Q. how do u install (flash) jjlaster3's roms?
Flashing Your First Kaiser Rom (For Noobs)
and before flashing
, please make sure you have HardSPL installed. Also if using Vista or Win 7 (flashing thru pc) make sure you have administrator priviledges.
Q. i experience hard-reset issues (phone hardresetting for no reason) / soft reset issues / phone freezing alot
Re-flash to a stock rom. Then install JJ's. Then flash a recommended radio version.
Q. How do I fix issues with: no sound, camera problems, GPS issues, etc.?
Change your radio!
Recommended radios (which can be found in the ultimate radio thread
) are as follows:
188.8.131.52 (if you have GPS problems then use this)
1.71.09.01 (if you have battery draining too fast, try this)
Q. Having problems with no Weather showing on today screen?
Update your city in location tab (very improtant to do this first), then go here:
or if u dnt want to use the patch, go here
Q. where can i find patched m2d for custom weather cities?
get it here
Q. Battery draining fast? Tried different radios already? Try these tips:
Reduce backlight time and brightness.
Turn off bluetooth, GPS, wifi, and direct-push when not in use.
Pressing the power button doesnt power off your device, it only sends it to sleep. To turn off fully hold the right side power button for 5 seconds and switch off device when not needed, i.e. overnight.
if all fails, look at this
thread and consider changing spl
Q. Why is my GPS taking so long to get a fix?
try using the gps test program to get a fix, more info on how to do this here
This seems to be radio dependant. Try the recommended radio 184.108.40.206.
Q. My sim card isn't working with your rom. Why?
Unlock your phone, follow this guide:
Q. Why don't all screens work properly in landscape mode?
Manila was not made for the Kaiser. It is only a port.
Q. Where can I get just the phone dialler, or other diallers?
htc mega dialer (the one included in 28008)
pimp ur pocket pc wm6.5 dialer(the one on my earliest of builds)
m2d 2g dialer skin (blue)
Q. How do I customise the look of my phone?
themes and some 6.5.x customizations(top bar styles, bottom bar styles, bottom button styles, menu styles, selection bar styles, etc, etc) done by Livven
S2U2 themes here:
manila 2d themes here:
Q. How do i get a hardware button to do what I want it to do?
Map the key using the included AEBplus
Q. Why isn't activesync working?
Do you have a supported operating system and all drivers updated? IF not you may be able to get around this by using Microsoft Virtual PC to run a copy of XP.
Q. How do I get rid of the time in the top corner?
You can't it's coded into the rom. You can however get around this by running SPB mobile shell or some other progam on top of it.
Q. Why won't my CAB file install?
It's not supported by this OS. Find a copy that is supported from the manufacturer, or search these forums.
Sometimes an interrupting program may be open so either softreset or hunt it down with a task manager
Q. You haven't installed the program I wanted. Why not?
make a suggestion for it and will get back to you
Everyone wants something different, not everyone will like the same rom. (it is simply a matter of preference and thats y there r many roms by different chefs available, or better yet a guide to make ur own rom here
Q. expiry image on today screen / start menu. How do I remove it?
Delete the reg keys in here using total commander or some other registry editing program:
Q. How do I get Marketplace working for older builds?
what taskmanager is used in this rom? does it support tap&hold x button to close?
apart from fdcsoft taskmanager (for xdauc reg n xml stuff) and stock ms taskmgr, the one specifically used for the wm6.5.x build is called ArkSwitch, more info here
. After reading, you'll get an answer to the 2nd qsn
Q. Want to edit the startup look(animation/splashscreen etc) of your phone?
Q. Want to try cooking your own rom?
or the noob guide here
Q. Problems not fixed from reading this FAQ or hard/soft resets? Try these:
If all else fails, try flashing back to a stock rom and radio, then reflash JJblaster3's rom with a recommended radio.
Install extra programs one at a time keeping backups at each stage to find the cause of your issues. Then post your findings giving as many details as possible.
Q. What is a "stock" rom?
A rom made by a proper manufacturer for your device. Lots listed here:
Other tools not mentioned so far:
(most are already included, but wat the heck)