Let the cooking begin!
I'm going to be on vacation for the next week. Please watch for new posts to this thread in case joojoobee666 makes some more progress on our little display driver issue.
Ok guys, here's the scoop. After many...MANY failed ROM's, a bricked phone brought back to life (thanks to NightRaven's awesome knowledge of the 700wx for saving my test phone), lot's of tears and cries of anguish there is still no working ROM, but we have made some progress.
We finally got confirmation today that the hang on boot is being caused by the OEM ddi.dll display driver. We have tried all the ddi.dll we could find in the publicly available Carrier sanctioned ROMs, but no matter which one we use, gwes.exe hangs on boot. Today we managed to procure a copy of ddi_nop.dll (it's basically a dummy display driver) and used it in place of ddi.dll. Windows Mobile 6.5 did indeed boot, but at the cost of no display. Since there is no display, we are unable to tell what else may be wrong.
So, this is an update and a call out to anyone who is willing to help. We are looking for anyone who can:
a.) offer a ddi.dll from any Intel PXA27x based device, and preferably a msm6500 chipset as well
b.) has a NEWER 700w/700wx ddi.dll than the Sprint 1.15 ROM or VZW 1.24 ROM
c.) has the skills to debug the one we have and figure out why it hangs any gwes.exe above 20273.
I'm sure once we get past this part there will be other bugs to work out, but one hurdle down is better than the none.