Things You Should Know:
Things Which Will not work after Upgrading to WM5, WM 6 or WM 6.1 :
- Htc Himalaya Backpack (read below)
- STK will Not function
- There is no SDHC Drivers for any Version of ROMS for HTC Himalaya Yet
- To Have 30.53 MB of storage Go here
Windows XP :
- Windows XP
- Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5
- Minimum of 256 MB of RAM
- and some patience
Start your device in bootloader mode by pressing and holding down:
DPad + PowerButton + ResetButton
After a second release Reset Button, then release the rest of them.
Your screen will show word "Serial" at the top.
You are in bootloader mode now.
Place your device in the cradle/USB Cable, ensuring that the cradle/USB
is plugged directly into a USB port on your PC and not to a hub
and that the power supply is connected to the cradle/USB.
It is also a good idea to disable any screensavers on your desktop PC.
Once your device is cradled, the text on the screen will change to "USB".
Run HimaUpgradeUt_noID.exe and follow the instructions
Sit back and wait for the Congratulations screen to be displayed
on your PC.
Your device will still be displaying 'Upgrading radio stack, please wait' but as long as the PC says it is done, then its all OK.
Detach your device from the cradle/USB.
Now you have to hardreset your device :
Press Reset Button and hold down Camera Button + Record Button.
Hold them pressed until the "Boot Options" menu appears on the screen.
Select the options as follows:
(for selecting use Record Button, change values with Camera Button)
Enable KITL -> NO
Clean Registry Hive -> YES
Format Storage -> YES
When done, press DPad/Action Button and wait until OS starts.
- Any Version of Windows Vista 32-Bit
- Windows Mobile Device Center (Latest Version)
- and a little computer knowledge
Before starting: Your device needs to be connected to the PC, and in BOOTLOADER mode.
Step 1 of 16: Extract the attached zip file to a memorable location on your machine (e.g. the desktop). This is the Activesync 4.5 RTM USB driver.
Step 2 of 16: Run 'Windows Mobile Device Center', and click 'Connection Settings'.
Step 3 of 16: Uncheck the 'Allow USB Connections' box, and select 'OK'.
Step 4 of 16: Run 'Services' by clicking the Start Orb and typing 'Services', and ensure the 'Windows Mobile-based connectivity' and Windows Mobile 2003-based connectivity' services are started. If they are not, click the service name and press the 'play' button on the top bar.
Step 5 of 16: Load 'Device Manager' by clicking the Start Orb and typing 'Device Manager'. Expand the 'Mobile devices' section and click the 'HTC USB Sync' (or similarly named) item.
Step 6 of 16: Click the 'Action' menu and select 'Update Driver Software'.
Step 7 of 16: Click 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
Step 8 of 16: Click 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.
Step 9 of 16: Click 'Have Disk'.
Step 10 of 16: Click 'Browse', and browse to the location where you extracted the ZIP file in Step 1.
Step 11 of 16: Double click 'wceusbsh.inf'.
Step 12 of 16: Select 'HTC USB Sync' from the list, and click 'Next'.
Step 13 of 16: Wait while your driver is installed.
Step 14 of 16: Run 'Task Manager' by clicking the Start Orb and typing 'taskmgr'. Then find the 'WMDC.EXE' item, and click 'End Process'
Step 15 of 16: Install your update! Everything should now run fine! You just need to bear in mind the final step when you want to start syncing normally again...
Step 16 of 16: In 'Windows Mobile Device Center', re-enable the 'allow USB connections' checkbox you disabled in Step 2.
muckelmaus Wrote :
As I tested some ROMs with my himas. Only the CF-slot will not work, 'till someone will write a working driver for it.
There are no probs to use the backpack battery and the vga-video funktion, so far. Two out of three, thats not bad, I think.