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How to upgrade with the latest I-mate Jam ROM --GUIDE--

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By pinooo, Junior Member on 1st January 2005, 06:28 PM
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Hi,
Firstly: HAPPY NEW YEAR !!


After some searching and trail by error testing I have sucesfuly upgrade my German T-Mobile MDA with the latest Jam rom from the I-mate website.

ROM version 1.03.00 WWE
Radio version 1.01.00
ExtROM version 1.03.141 WWE

I am not resposible for any damages !!! It should work perfectly !!


First Step:

You need to download the latest ROM (English version!!!).

http://www.clubimate.com/Support/ma_...10100_ship.exe

After download run it.
When you see a screen with "welcome to device software update utility", do nothing and go to your TEMP directory of windows. I you don't know where to look do a search for this file name: MaUpgradeUt.exe
When you have located the directory that hold this file copy the complete contents, 8 files. To a directory on your PC eg: c:\jam

Then cancel/close the "welcome to device software update utility"

Second step:

You need to find out the Operator code and language of you device.
If you have a MDA Compact from germany, the Operator code is: T-MOB101

If you have a German language ROM your code is: GER
If you have a UK ROM the Language code is: WWE

Third Step:

Download xda3nbftool.exe, and put it in the same directory as the 8 ROM files.

Fourth Step:

Build a batch file, name it change.bat or whatever you like in the directory where you put ROM files.

Paste the following in it:
------------------------------- paste the data below ------------------------
xda3nbftool -x ms_.nbf ms_.nba 0x20040522
xda3nbftool -x nk.nbf nk.nba 0x20040521
xda3nbftool -x radio_.nbf radio_.nba 0x20040523

xda3nbftool -so T-MOB101 -sl WWE ms_.nba
xda3nbftool -so T-MOB101 -sl WWE nk.nba
xda3nbftool -so T-MOB101 -sl WWE radio_.nba

xda3nbftool -c -u NK.nba
xda3nbftool -c -u ms_.nba
xda3nbftool -c -u Radio_.nba

xda3nbftool -x ms_.nba ms_.nbf 0x20040522
xda3nbftool -x nk.nba nk.nbf 0x20040521
xda3nbftool -x radio_.nba radio_.nbf 0x20040523
del *.nba
--------------------- paste the data above --------------------

This data is for a MDA Compact from T-mobile, with a UK language.
If you have a German Language change the WWE to GER in the file.

Fifth Step:

Go to a Command Promt and change to the directory you have places all the files in. Then run your batch file. It give's some errors maybe about a password but ignore those, it works !

Sixth step:

Run the MaUpgradeUt.exe program in the directory, it should start the UPGRADE. If not then you have not changed the language or operator code sucsesfully.

Last step:

If you have reset your device after the upgrade, be sure to skid the Extended ROM install. Install the apps you need manualy from the EXT-Rom. Or you will end up with some arabic nonsense.


Some tips:

If you want to find out your Operator Code and Language of you device:

In the directory you should have a file called: GetDeviceData.exe copy this file to your device. On the device run it, it looks like it does not work but that is fine! Now go with you PC to your windows directory on your device. You should find a file called DeviceData.txt there. Copy it to your PC and open it with notepad.

You should see something like this:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PM10A 0 A WWE E T-MOB101

1.01.00 0 0 1.03.141 1.00.10 WWE
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

The PM10A is the Device code
The WWE stands for English language, if you have a different language it hould say so. German would be GER.
The T-MOB101 is the Operator code.

If you have different info there use it for the batch file. Language an operator code.

Good luck everybody !!! And I will try to provide more info if needed !
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1st January 2005, 06:56 PM |#2  
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thanks for the info mate.... but did you notice any change in the quality of the sound of the earphone after changing to imate jam's rom??
1st January 2005, 07:12 PM |#3  
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Hi,

I have ever used the earphone... So no idea if it changed...

I use a Bluetooth carkit and a Bluespoon AX...

Cheers
1st January 2005, 09:59 PM |#4  
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Thanks pinoo it worked for my compact! Now the question is will we be able to make our own extended ROM?
3rd January 2005, 08:38 AM |#5  
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katsj

have you noticed any difference in sound quality moving from tmobile WWE to imate??


Thank you
3rd January 2005, 09:22 AM |#6  
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The sound was a bit better with T-Mobile's ROM but I know that imate is about to release a new rom fixing the sound quality and even improving the compatibility of the sandisk WiFi+256MB RAM SD card.
More than that at a friend's JAM who had problems with high distortion of the sound and the sound was coming and go we manage to fix it by opening his JAM and bending the speaker's contact legs so the force of the contacts of the speaker against the motherboard solved the coming and go of the speaker and fixed the distorion! It is a hardware issue but not a serious one! I guess we will be able to fix it easily in the nearest service center!
3rd January 2005, 12:48 PM |#7  
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katsj, could you please post picture and steps in how to do that........ we have no service centers over here....
4th January 2005, 04:02 PM |#8  
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I currently have a MDA with these ROM versions (and Imate ext ROM):
ROM 1.01.00 WWE
Radio 1.00.10
ExtROM 1.03.141 WWE

What would be de benefits in upgrading to this new Imate ROM?

My MDA works fine now, also I use a Sandisk 256MB+Wifi card without problems.
5th January 2005, 06:33 AM |#9  
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can't worked
5th January 2005, 01:02 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaDocta

katsj, could you please post picture and steps in how to do that........ we have no service centers over here....

Sorry but I would never do it again at least not before JAM 6 will be released! :lol:
It was a nightmare! Not so hard but if you don't know what to do and you are living to be scared of breaking a part of the case then you would never do it again! Next time that someone else shows up brave enough to hand me his JAM for that kind of surgery I will make sure that I take some pictures! :wink:
5th January 2005, 03:11 PM |#11  
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What are the improvements of this ROM compared to T-Mobile's WWE? I noticed that i-mate's is 1.01.00 while imate's is 1.03.00. Are the changes documented anywhere?
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