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[Updated:7/7/07]XDA Mobile 6 Release 2a (Lite and Full Versions)

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XDA Mobile 6 Release 2a
Taking You to the Limit

Release 3 is now available! See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=324632 for downloads and discussions on this latest version of XM6!

On 7/7/07 Release 2a replaced Release 2. See known issues for the slow program folder fix, or upgrade to Release 2a

XDA Mobile 6 Release 2a (XM6r2a for short) is the second version of the popular XM6 rom for the Wizard. This is mainly a release to fix some bugs, and update apps that were in the first version of XM6.

I'm also releasing a "Lite" (not Vanilla, or Clean, but "Less Filling") version of XM6. The Lite is the exact same build with Apps removed (but some "essential tools" are left in, thus its not Vanilla or Clean, but Lite).

XM6 is built on the OS 5.2.318 Build 15342.4.0.01 rom that was provided to us by InGeNeTiCs from Howard Forums. One major difference between the original Release and Release 2 is that in this version the ROM, SYS, and OEM folders originated from the Ingenetics Kitchen work by mattk_r (where the original release of XM6 was a mismash of Faria ROM kitchen OEM packages, and ones I built). Organization of this rom is much better (if you want to dump it)

Please remember that this ROM is a product of what _I_ wanted with many inputs from users of the Original XM6 and the Crossbow Reloaded series, so no complaints about why does this rom have this in it, or why didn't you put this in there. If you don't like how this rom is spiced, then go grab a ROM, put it in one of the many Kitchens now out, and make your own version. I am open to ideas on how to improve the rom so constructive criticism is appreciated (to a point ).

Please Note: this ROM was NOT intended to push the limits on speed optimization or memory optimization. It was made to be functional, stable, and something that I myself wanted and will use. I've found it to perform at a better than acceptable level for myself, and so far Battery life seems very good for me and those beta testing this. If you have Battery Drain issues, make sure you flashed back to an official rom before you upgraded to this one, as that should correct extended rom corruption that has been shown to cause battery draining. BatteryStatus is NOT included in this ROM due to how fast changes come out with this application, and not everyone likes it or uses it. If you want to overclock or use other features of BatteryStatus, you are welcome to download and install the latest version of BatteryStatus yourself.

Base ROM Information
The base rom was an "Official" Wizard WM6 ROM that was part of the development cycle of WM6 inside of Microsoft (Dogfood as they call it). The base rom was not a port of another device rom with drivers and stuff pieced and parted onto this one, but this was an actual Wizard WM6.
  • Windows Mobile 6, OS 5.2.318 Build 15342.4.0.01
  • ROM Version: 10.1.0.811 WWE
  • ROM Date: 08/11/06
  • Protocol: 4.1.13.09
There is no Radio, IPL, SPL or Extended ROM.

What's In XDA Mobile 6 Release 2a?
Both versions have the following
  • Office 2007
  • New 8 Button "Touch" Style CommManager (yeah only 8 buttons. If you want more then install one of the many 10 or more button ones )
  • VoIP (See next post for instructions to set this up)
  • SQLCE
  • HTC X-Button v1.0
  • Notepad editor
  • Pocket RAR (ROM already has associations with .rar and .zip setup)
  • SIP Config 2.0.1
  • SynchroTime
  • Total Commander Beta 2.5
  • PIM Backup to 2.4 (updated in 2a)
  • Windows Live Search searches via Google
  • WM5torage 1.75
  • SIM Manager 6.13
  • psShutXP was Removed in 2a due to it not working properly and causing problems with Programs folder
  • dotFred TaskManager (with registry editor link setup and associations built in for .reg files)
  • Regional Settings default to English (United States) and use a slash for the date seperator (M/dd/yyyy)
  • Menu sounds work by default
  • Pressing the "End Call" button does not disconnect GPRS but minimized the active application. Pressing and holding the "End Call" button for about 5 seconds will do a GPRS Disconnect
  • Internet access over ActiveSync (USB) connection works (You must apply a registry fix on your PC first. See the next post for the fix)

The Full Release also contains the following
  • mUn designed onscreen Keyboard skin (grey/green one)
  • Mobile Justice (a security app that will send an SMS if an unauthorized SIM is placed in your phone)
  • TodayAgenda
  • StartClean
  • Pocket Screen Capture
  • HTC Audio Manager
  • CicleBT (Toggle BlueTooth on and off)
  • 1-Calc Lite
  • WiFiFoFum 2.2.12
  • MoDaCo NoData (so you can turn off data sources)
  • Smartskey 0.56 (DPAD is set to 0 in the .ini so the up and down scrolling works in the Phone dialer as expected in WM6)
  • SMSDRFix
  • DotFred's SoftKeyAppletEx

Requirements
You MUST have an IPL and SPL at 2.xx or higher (BOTH not just one or the other).

You MUST be running ActiveSync 4.5 on Windows XP (Vista comes with the correct sync utility, although there have been issues reported about Vista and sync'ing with PPC's so be aware of that).

Before you attempt to upgrade to this ROM, Please follow this thread to learn how to flash roms, CID unlock your phone, and how to fix issues you may run into! It is also recommended that you flash your phone with a Windows XP computer and not Vista. It will work with Vista, but if you run into problems Vista can't talk to a phone in Bootloader mode!


Recomendations
  • I HIGHLY Recommend that you flash back to an official rom before upgrading to this (or any) custom rom so you have a clean base (and correct any Extended ROM corruption you might have). G4 users would flash back to their provider's latest official release. G3 users can use T-Mobile 2.26 for a good base.
  • If you use BatteryStatus (its NOT included in the rom!) to overclock, I don't recommend overclocking above 260Mhz, and the CPUscaler settings in BatteryStatus should not be set to a min lower than 143MHz (or your device may not wake back up after going to sleep).
  • Radio Issues UPDATE: There appears to be a possible fix for the Radio issue on Cingular. Attached is a cab you can run to implement the change. I've successfully run Cingular 2.25 radio on my phone for many days now with no missed calls or SMS messages. Others have had success with 2.61 and 2.69 radios after doing this fix. You can follow this thread (starting around post 9) on this. A newer cab is now posted and info on it can be found around post 214.

Credits
I've moved the credits to the 6th post of this thread as this post has become too big.

Known Issues
  • The base rom has a bug / feature where if GPRS is active, unanswered calls may not show up as a missed call and may not give notification of the unanswered call. If this happens, the unanswered call shows up in the history as an answered call with a duration of 1 or 2 seconds.
  • In XM6r2 some people were having problems when they go to Start > Programs and the folder was taking a long time to paint or the phone would hang. To resolve this, remove the Shutdown.lnk and Display Switch.lnk located in \Windows\Start Menu\Programs or upgrade to XM6r2a
  • Every WM6 rom I've tried has an issue where if you use the "Press and Hold" of the CommManager button to switch to and from Vibrate mode, that the ringtone may not play when not in vibrate mode. To work around this go to Settings > Phone and play your ringtone and your ringing will work again.

Official Download Sites for XDA Mobile 6 Release 2a

XM6r2a Full Version

HTTP Download by n3rxs

FTP Download by TheWizzard2203

Sendspace Download

RapidShare Download


XM6r2a Lite Version

HTTP Download by n3rxs

FTP Download by TheWizzard2203

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4th July 2007, 07:19 AM |#2  
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Voice Command
How to not have a 24hour Clock (or how to show AM/PM)

This works on all WM6 roms
  • Go to Start > Settings > System > Regional Settings
  • Make sure you have the correct Region selected
  • Click on the Time tab
  • Click on the drop down box for Time Style
  • Notice the little up and down arrows? This is a scrolling region in this dropdown. Click the up arrow a couple of times and you'll find h:mm:ss tt

Thats it. Microsoft is amazing at having a 2 line scrolling region on this dropdown. You'd think they would have had at least 3 or 4 lines show up for chosing (and it would be more obvious that its a scrolling region then too).


GPRS / MMS Setups

This rom uses the new Arcsoft 4.0 software which has SMS and MMS merged together. Overall I personally like this better in my using it, so I put it into this rom. To setup your MMS settings though is a little different / odd. Here's what you do:
  • Go to Messaging
  • Menu > New > MMS
  • Select whichever MMS template
  • Menu > Options > MMS Options
  • Now you are in the familiar MMS settings page. You can choose the Servers tab to setup your MMS server.

Here is a list of automated and manual ways of setting up GPRS and MMS for various cell providers and regions:
VoIP Setup Instructions
Thanks to joaosousa for the following steps!

!!! Only Tested in a Wifi network !!!
  • Install the wm6voip.cab.
  • Restart your Wizard (Soft Reset).
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories and open SIPConfig Aplication.
  • Insert your VoIP account information. (See example below)
  • Restart your wizard (Soft Reset).
  • Now you should be able to use VoIP, check the status of the service in the today screen.

SIPConfig configuration (VoipBuster account):
  • Service name: Voip
  • SIP Server: sip.voipbuster.com
  • UserName: my_voipbuster_user_name
  • Password: my_voipbuster_user_password

This didn't work? Then please check this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=299950


Connecting XM6r2a to the Internet via ActiveSync 4.5 on Windows XP
  • For those having issues connecting to the internet via Active Sync, cut and paste this code onto your PC in a file called net_over_activesync.reg and run it (on your PC not your phone)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows CE Services]
    "AllowLSP"=dword:00000000

Splash Screens and Splash Only RUU for G4
  • For G4 users, I've attached a zip file with the Splash Screens of this rom (since you don't get them when you use the shell tool). As I understand it, this is completely safe for a G4 as its nothing but splash screens (no OS, IPL, SPL, Extended ROM, etc, just splash and htc logo screens). I've also placed the .bmp files that make up the splash screen in the zip file so you can see them directly before flashing this. Before anyone asks, yes, the htc logo one is grainy. I had to do that due to size limitations of the file. I tried for a couple of hours to get a nicer version to work but it wouldn't display correctly (seems to have to be pretty low res / non-complex)
  • If you have problems flashing the above RUU on a G4, then extract this http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...8&d=1152698784 and pull the nk.nbf file out of the above Splash Screen file and put it into the directory of this one and run this RUU. You can use the same method for flashing the Radio Only ROM (pull the nk.nbf file out of the radio only rom and put it into the directory of this RUU and run it). Thanks anichillus for that link! You can also check this thread for another RUU that is in English and seems to work for most G4 users. Thanks Vippie!

Weather Panel Setup

See my post in the Wizard forum on how I setup WeatherPanel. It will give you a fixed dll with correct moon phases through 2008, new/better Moon phase icons, and a cool theme called Chameleon-240 QVGA. I dumped SBSH Pocket Weather after seeing this setup

Hermes Black Cabs that may be of Interest
Transcriber can be added back into XM6r2a by using the Black 3 Add-on CABs file. There may be others in it that may be of interest also for some. Included in this file is Cyberon VoiceCommander, Cyberon Voice Dial, VIjay555 utils, and a Slingbox patch (none of these I've tested) and Adobe Reader LE.

10 Button Black CommManager
Some seem to think 10 buttons are better than 8, and some just like the look of the 10 button CommManager over the 8 button one in this rom. So attached to this post is a zip file with the 10 Button Black CommManager. You shouldn't have to use the cert cab file, just run the CommManager one.

Turning off Word Auto Completion
Some people do not like how Windows Mobile tries to suggest words that you may be typing. If you are one of those people, jacob-mda wrote up a post on how to turn it off. Check out This Thread.

Auto Completion for Spanish
User peu found the file to change the auto completion of words to Spanish. You can check his post here for details and a link.

New DialPad to match the CommManager
The EquinoXe was successful at pulling out the dial pad from the HTC Touch and it matches up with the CommManager in XM6 very nicely (see pic attached below). I've attached the CAB to this thread, so if you'd like to use this dialpad, just download and install. Cool! WARNING: If you install this, you can't just uninstall it. It requires a HARD RESET or you have to reflash this rom to go back to the original dialpad that was included in WM6r2! Some love this DialPad and the features of it, and others don't like it.

BatteryStatus (for Overclocking, CPUScalar, and much much more)
BatteryStatus is a very popular utility around here and for good reasons. Currently its in a beta phase and the author is releasing new versions of the beta constantly so I decided not to put it in the rom and let people install whatever build of it they want. Also, some versions of BatteryStatus have been known to cause excessive battery drain, so be aware of that too. You can find it in the Official BatteryStatus thread and if you do use it, feel free to give feedback on it in that thread as they are always looking for ways to improve it.

NOTE: If you do use overclocking, I recommend you use the OMAP Apps tab to setup Camera to be at 195Mhz as it can mess up the display if you are overclocked and doing the camera.

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I'm always updating these first posts, so check here periodically for new information!


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Info on Included Apps

MobileJustice v0.8
MobileJustice is an Anti-theft app that you can configure on your phone. Just go to Start > Programs > Accessories and click on the MJConfig icon (first time in you will get a message that there isn't a config file, just click ok and it will be created). To us this, check the Enabled box, then click Add on the Allowed line. You can then setup your SIM card as an authorized one, and add other SIM cards IMSI numbers if you use more than one. Next click on Add next to Report to: and setup an SMS number (wife, friend, colleague) where you want the text message to go to if an unauthorized SIM is put into your phone. You can add multiple SMS numbers if you want. At this point, your phone will now be setup so that if an unauthorized sim is put in it, then it will send an SMS (with no record of it being sent) to your Report To list on the next boot (you can test this by not setting up (or removing) the Allowed and then doing a soft reset).

For more advanced, you can turn on the Disp MsgBox at the top and then put in some text in the MsgBox text line. This will pop up a Message box on the screen of the phone after a boot, if an unknown sim is in the phone.

You can also enable RMon (bottom half of the screen), put in a pass phrase, and then turn on MsgBox (GPS and LocCall do not work on Wizards, and the other options haven't been implemented in this version). By doing this, you can now send an SMS to your phone in the following format:

+m passphrase message

Rmon will intercept the sms message (so it will not show up as a received message), and if the passphrase matches the one you put in the configuration, then it will pop up a message box on the phone with your message in it (so you can secretly send messages to the thief to possibly intimediate them (or whatever).

The project page for MobileJustice is located at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mjustice/
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Original version links
Here are the links for the original release of XM6r2
In case someone still wants XM6r2, here are the original download links. You should install XM6r2a, but I'm keeping these links just in case

XM6r2 Full Version

HTTP Download by n3rxs
FTP Download by TheWizzard2203
SendSpace
RapidShare
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XM6r2 Lite Version

HTTP Download by n3rxs
FTP Download by TheWizzard2203
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Note that psShutXP was removed from XM6r2, and PIM Backup was upgraded from 2.2 to 2.4. Those are the only changes between r2 and r2a.
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Hey Brillant!!!
Do you have any screen shots to show the people, what a excellent system you have made??

I am running XDA Mobile 6 and look forward to flashing the "r2".

Great work

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XM6r2 Credits
Credits
I would like to thank the following in help (directly and indirectly) with XDA Mobile 6:
  • Faria for providing the initial ROM Kitchen that got me cooking
  • anichillus for the fantastic Core ROM Kitchen which was exclusively used in the production of this ROM
  • Dr Puttingham for the guides, information and giving me a pointer to the cool 8 Button CommManager in this rom
  • Molski for having a nice tutorial on various cooking tools and providing easy access to info at http://www.molski.biz
  • mattk_r for inspiration and pushing the envelope and for the fantastic set of OEM packages
  • Those that took the time to help beta test XM6 Release 2. We worked out a number of issues with a nice long beta test!
  • Everyone that installed and gave feedback and support on the original XDA Mobile 6 thread
  • Everyone that I thanked in my other ROM releases!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mfrazzz

I'm still updating the first couple of posts. Screen shots are coming.

Since most seem interested in memory, the Lite version gives you about 29meg of free Program memory. The Full Version just over 28meg of free Program memory (so not a lot of difference, but thats right after flash).

Thanks for the quick answer. What time is it there? Here it's 9am.

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mfrazzz,

you should try and get hold of a link for the 1.6 UK version of Voice command, as I had tried the 1.5 on the XDA Mobile 6 and it didn't work. 1.6 works fine.

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Congrats!
Congrats on the final release. Unfortunately I never got round to installing the beta as I just didn't have time. Really looking forward to trying the final cooked version though - this looks like a superb combination of features and apps.

I trust you managed to resolve the comm manager issue?
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Congrats on the final release. Unfortunately I never got round to installing the beta as I just didn't have time. Really looking forward to trying the final cooked version though - this looks like a superb combination of features and apps.

I trust you managed to resolve the comm manager issue?

No problem on not being able to help with the Beta, seemed a number of people I invited couldn't participate, but we all have lives outside of XDA (hard to believe, but we do ).

Yes, the CommManager issue in XM6 is fixed in XM6r2. And then the CommManager issue I had with the Lite beta is also fixed in this released version.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dleeming

you should try and get hold of a link for the 1.6 UK version of Voice command, as I had tried the 1.5 on the XDA Mobile 6 and it didn't work. 1.6 works fine.

If someone will upload the UK 1.6 someplace, I'll link to it in the second thread, but I've never seen a copy of the UK 1.6 version of VC.

And I'm MDT, so GMT -6... So its 1:35am here (and I'm heading to bed). But I made my goal of releasing this rom for the 4th of July. So my Fireworks for the Wizard community

Also screenshots have been uploaded to the first post, and the 2nd and 3rd posts have been updated with info...

Waiting for comments about the first splash screen... Finally did one that doesn't stink (IMO). I'm sure some won't care for it, but its fun for me (I'm a SciFi nut).
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Waiting for comments about the first splash screen... Finally did one that doesn't stink (IMO).

Please include screenshots of the splash screens in the first post.
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