[NEW CORE - 19900] Tomal's - v7.7: WM6.1 Pro

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By tomal, Inactive Recognized Developer on 10th February 2008, 11:03 AM
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New Core of WM6.1 Pro - CE OS 5.2.19900 (Build 19900.1.0.2) with "12.5 MB Flashdisk".

There are so many ROM's (from the different builds) are floting around. But few of them I discovered has less database mess (i.e. Build 18188, 19400 and 19900). Finally, I decided to build my next rom based on 19900 and I would stick on that for some time (until I find another).

Changes and Features of v7.7:

-- New WM6.1 Core + OS (Build 19900)
-- New Memory Manager / Auto hibernate
-- New Advanced Config tool (by Schap) with custom config
-- New System Tray (delete link from startup if you don't like)
-- New Enhanced OEM Drivers and DirectShow filters
-- New (replaced) 6-button CommManager
-- New (replaced) Calculator
-- Fixed IRDA issue
-- Fixed ActiveSync over BT
-- Fixed external connection creation issue (e.g. BT under connection menu)
-- Fixed SMS backup/restore problem (by PIM Backup)
-- Updated DF's Task Manager / Registry Editor 3.0
-- Increased Glyph cache and Filesystem cache
-- GPRS call timer (on Connection bubble)

-- SD/SDHC support and driver switch-over tool (thanx OllieD for coding support)
-- ArcSoft MMS Composer 4.2 (max. MMS size set to 2MB)
-- TCPMP 0.72
-- BT FTP explorer
-- WkTask (by waku) Task manager
-- Camera Application (Build 25626)
-- TodayAgenda 1.10 today plugin
-- WM5torage 1.78 (USB HDD Emulation)
-- Total Commander 2.5
-- Adobe Reader LE 2.0 (optimized)
-- Performance/overclocking applet (default 624 MHz)
-- DF's PIM Backup 2.8 (for contact, sms/mms etc. backup)
-- SynchroTime (by Grachov) for Internet time sync
-- PocketRAR 3.71 (with .zip/.rar association)
-- File-Dialog changer (for file browser enhancement)
-- Voice notification & ringtones
-- Improved Video renderer (game play should be OK now)
-- NetCF 3.5 and SQLCE 3.5
-- Improved Phone response
-- PIE hi-res support
-- Source filter issue resolved
-- SMS mode set to Threaded (no more back/restore issue)
-- Image size and compression issue of MMS Composer resolved
-- Managed Program applet removed (due to Class not registered error)
-- STK srvice and all the common utilities
-- SMS delivery fix (by Saman)
-- Set default search to Google (desktop) search
-- PIE cache (temp, cockies & history) relocated to the root (\IE Cache) for easy cleaning
-- PIE cache limit set to unlimited and tweaked to get best performance
-- Enhanced wifi driver with WPA workaround
-- Set default dev-id and BT name to "Universal"
-- Disabled incoming beams (to save battery)
-- Disabled today plugins - Date, Appointments & Tasks (replaced by TodayAgenda)
-- Almost all the Today item set to hidden (Unhide from Today settings, if needed)
-- Exe's & Dll's transformed to module (wherever possile)
-- Registry type set to file-based (instead of buffer-based)
-- Some performance tweaks
-- Unlock/Unhiding tool for extROM

-- Should work on G3/G4 both devices
-- 12.5 MB Flashdisk (for G3/G4 both devices)
-- PagePool - 5.6 MB
-- 128 MB RAM Support (may need to set PP => 0)

*Cab on Flashdisk (need to be installed manually, if required):

-- Windows Live
-- Transcriber

[Delete the "Software" folder under flashdisk if you don't need the provided CAB's]

I would appreciate a little DONATION. :)

Current Build v7.7:

Old Build v7.6:

Empty ExtROM (optional):

Special thanx to:

Bepe, Mamaich, Misar, DFT team, thingonaspring, TehPenguin and all other friends for their support in different areas.

Again, special thanx to the beta testers for their support for catching bugs.


10th February 2008, 11:04 AM |#2  
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I'm having so many email's and PM's to provide the info for building the ROM using Flashdisk (FD) and I thought I would provide some general info so that it would help our friends to get at least the preliminary questions answered.
  • What is Flash disk (FD)?
    FD is the additional space usually un-utilized in the ROM ( FD has no effect to the space allocated for regular storage (36 - 40 MB). Having FD means, your net storage is: Regular storage + FD. i.e. 40 + 15 = 55 MB.
  • How to make FD working?
    Anyway, my (v7.x) ROM has a 15 MB FD; if you look on the then you should find it the offset between 03060000 - 03EFFFFF.

    There is a 512 bytes MBR starting from the beginning and then the FAT table. This is just like a physical disk and formatted using regular FAT12 ensuring the device compatibility issue. You need to be bit careful during the ROM building process. Overwriting/overlapping can damage the MBR/FAT header and disk won't be recognized by the OS. The best or easiest idea is to verify the mentioned offset by a hex editor before the ROM getting encoded or flashed.

    03060000h: EB 3C 90 4D 53 44 4F 53 35 2E 30 00 02 08 02 00 ; ë<MSDOS5.0.....
    03060010h: 02 00 02 00 75 F8 0B 00 3F 00 FF 00 00 83 01 00 ; ....uø..?.ÿ..ƒ.
    03EFFFF0h: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ; ................

    XIP of this ROM is very important or you may completely loose the FD functionality. Last but not least, most of the (OEM) drivers of this ROM are inter-dependant and exchanging may cause an unstable or non-functional ROM. You need to be careful during exchange.

    Please note that, I have a few PM’s that the Hypercore kitchen is somehow unable to handle the FD but I don’t know why as I don’t use this kitchen so I’m sorry to answer.
  • How to configure MMS?
    Create a blank MMS and tap on Menu, Options>Message Options>Servers. Now, tap on New and you can enter the servers parameters here.
  • Why I can't receive files over BT?
    Tap on Start and then Settings>Connections>Beam, check on "Receive all incomming beams". Now, open BT setting under Comm Manager and enable file sharing under FTP tab. I hope you would be able to send/receive files over BT. But please note that, BT Explorer may not work on some cases so the best possible option is to send the files directly from other (paired) device and you should find the files under "\My Documents".
  • How to RESET / SUSPEND device?
    Tap or Tap+Hold on the top-right of the today bar and then Functions>Reboot ...

Best of luck.

10th February 2008, 12:23 PM |#3  
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nice release
10th February 2008, 12:54 PM |#4  
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Hi Ranju,

First off all thanks, testing now ...

first thing I noticed, no snapvue ;(
can you post a cab ?

camera ok.
email creation after starting camera ok.
fast ok
some nice little extras.... very ok !

will test further,

again thank you,


10th February 2008, 12:59 PM |#5  
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yes 128MB
10th February 2008, 12:59 PM |#6  
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Downloading now....

Will report all bugs found...

10th February 2008, 01:04 PM |#7  
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These roms are nice and slick,thanks for your efforts. What memory is left at start up on this one please. What makes you think it will be buggy?

OK! So I couldn't wait!
Memory at first start is 39.45 mb storage and 21.94 mb programs, only bug found till now is tapping on wireless today plugin doesn't do anything (if it was supposed to)

Take care
10th February 2008, 03:44 PM |#8  
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htc .commanager fix. download it itll do the job

thanks ranju this rom looks like a good cook,ive been tryn to cook my own rom but i dont hav enough ram on my laptop
10th February 2008, 06:16 PM |#9  
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nice release

Will it work with 64 Mb Ram ?
10th February 2008, 06:33 PM |#10  
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Thanks Ranju for your permanent efforts in creation of stable ROMs. Your latest ROM is the fastest and stable for me. Very good job. Thanks.

64 RAM
10th February 2008, 06:33 PM |#11  
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Very nice rom.Thanks.Works perfect with 64MB RAM
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