Post 3: Registry tips for Windows Mobile 6.5
Post 4: Tutorial on language porting with Visual Kitchen
(new!) Post 5: Description of all packages found in Rollup
(new!) Post 6: Description of the different branches of WM development.
ace10134's Post: Tutorial on porting a new build to "old style" kitchen
+ Que PPC's Post: Tutorial on porting a new build to Ervius Visual Kitchen
indagroove's Post: Tutorial on porting xip.bin for Ervius Visual Kitchen
rgb-rgb's .pdf: Tutorial on porting XIP/SYS to Da_G's Raphael Kitchen
CRACING's: Placing an Custom Image in the About Dialog/Window
WM 6.5.5 Build 23563 - All Langs, All DPI, All Resolutions
Edit: If this download link is dead, then search this thread or the stickied build thread for the build number and mirror.
Language Localization Packages
0401 SAU Arabic المملكة العربية السعودية
0403 ESP Catalan España
0404 CHT Chinese Traditional 台灣
0405 CSY Czech Česká republika
0406 DAN Danish Danmark
0407 DEU German Deutschland
0408 ELL Greek Ellas
0409 USA English United States
040B FIN Finnish Suomen tasavalta
040C FRA French République française
040D HEB Hebrew מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל
0410 ITA Italian Repubblica Italiana
0411 JPN Japanese 日本
0412 KOR Korean 한국
0413 NLD Dutch Nederland
0414 NOR Norwegian Bokmål
0415 PLK Polish Polska
0416 PTB Portuguese Brasil
0419 RUS Russian Россия
041D SVD Swedish Sverige
0804 CHS Chinese Simplified 中华人民共和国
0816 PTG Portugese Portugal
0c0a ESN Spanish España
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This thread is dedicated to porting past/current devices to WM 6.5/Windows Phone and future versions, The latest release of XIP/SYS, issues that might come up when porting it to pre-WM6.5 devices, compatibility with "OEM" Packages, etc.
This is intended as a followup to the thread Here, which contains a mountain of useful info, attachments, etc, but is getting very long in the tooth and is device-specific, whereas this thread will be used for all devices. (that one was anyway!)
The Native Kernel Partition (XIP)
This is generally Partition 2 in the Partition table (following ULDR, and preceeding OS). It is split up into 2 Major ROM Packages, and several possible Minor ROM Packages. OEMXIPKernel makes up the device-specific part of NK, and MSXIPKernel makes up the device-agnostic part of NK. When porting from your current WM version to 6.5, you want to keep OEMXIPKernel as is, and only change the MSXIPKernel files and modules. An important module to consider in OEMXIPKernel is nk.exe - this module is the Native Kernel for the device and handles Virtual Memory, which has changed for WM 6.5, and is discussed in the following post.
You can check to see if you have a 6.5 Native Kernel by dumping xip.bin, and opening nk.exe/s000 in a hex editor. Search for the ASCII string "platform" - near this string should be the build number this nk.exe was compiled against. WM 6.5 builds began around 21100, and nk.exe compiled against them can take advantage of the new memory model discussed below. WM 6.1 and previous builds will be <=21058. nk.exe compiled against these builds will not be able to use the new memory model.
The Operating System Partition (imgfs.bin)
In your kitchen, you want to use the new /SYS from the same build that matches the MSXIPKernel if possible. Occasionally the builds do not match up, this is normal. The /OEM folder generally does not change, but when coming from WM 6.1, you will need to update your initflashfiles.dat with the new shortcuts and folders introduced in WM 6.5.