Originally Posted by Darth Homer
I have the same problem as others. I live in Korea but don't speak it well enough to properly use my SCH-480.
But I really want a phone with WinMobile. I had this in the US and would really like it here.
But I am absolutely new to this. I don't know what a ROM or dump, etc. is. Can you all tell me how this works? Is this download like a patch or something?
Also, does any other owners of the M480 have trouble using ActiveSynch. I keep getting an error code - 0x80070490.
Clearly this is a good phone, but it is frustratingly difficult. I am on the verge of throwing it out. I have no idea what that error code means and the Samsung people refused to out in an English OS even though I requested it before I bought the phone and offered them W200,000 to fix it after I got it.
Advice would be great
First off, welcome to xda developers.
Let me explain to you on the terms:
ROM - Read only memory. This is where the operating system (OS) is stored, plus some important applications like Mobile Office, etc... Any software that is stored in this ROM will not be erased through a hard reset.
Dump - A dump is getting what is inside the ROM into your PC. This contains all the applications / OS software.
The above is a flashable binary file to be put into your device rom. To do that you will need to use Mirage Updater program to "flash" it into your device. Note that the above is only
for your pda portion of your device. You will need to select the appropriate option to do a flash properly.
Regarding your activesync, I believe the error occur when you are using vista, and you should update your vista download center in your PC. I didn't encounter this problem as I am still using XP.
Above is just a very brief explanation. To learn more, perhaps you can try to google what you want to know, and in the process, getting to know more about your device.
Hope this helps.