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WARNING: This is a release of Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Due to changes to os code, SOME older programs WILL NOT WORK. By this, I mean that an older program may execute as normal, but some of the menu options might not work due to the start button being moved to the bottom of the screen instead of the top like it was with WM6.5 and older. As far as I know, this is an os thing, so I CANNOT change this.


Here's another summer rom release for WM6.5. This one is my 1st release of WM6.5.3. Due to comments recieved from my previous WM6.5 rom release thread, I have done testing of bluetooth and I can say yes, it does work. For those of you waiting on the next release of WM6.1, I will officially say that I will not release it until I figure out how to flash international roms (as this will be my 1st international release). If someone knows how to do this (for example, English is the default language for roms, but you want to flash a German rom), PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This is the only thing hanging up the release.

Thanks to Makuu (for helping to get me started), Lenny, AstainHellbring (thank you for all the nightly help sessions), the creators of the tools I used to make this rom, and anyone else that I failed to mention in name who gave me the knowledge to complete this rom.


Asus Mypal A6x6 WM6.5 version 3
Windows CE version 5.2.28205 (Build 28205.5.0.89)

This was tested on an Asus Mypal A626 (and works). It should work with the A686/A696, but the other models were not tested. Any other models not metioned above WILL NOT WORK.

Updates
1. new compression type
2. NEW INTERFACE (comes with OS update)
3. os build
4. bug fixes
5. Bluetooth fixes


Additions (since last release)
1. PsShutXP


Removals (since last release)
1. none


download: http://www.easy-share.com/1910836072...x6_WM653_3.rar

At this time, this will be the only download link. Mirrors will be created in the future (after I give permission).

Instructions (I have included a txt file with same instructions for offline convenience)

Before you do anything, make sure you have at least a 256mb SD card and a card reader (you can get one at a place like Radio Shack or Office Depot). You also need to install winrar (found at http://www.win-rar.com/download.html). Your SD card must be formatted with the FAT16 file system.

To format your SD Card with the FAT16 file system

Step 1: To do this insert the SD Card into the reader and go to "My Computer".
Step 1a: BACKUP YOUR FILES before you start!!
Step 2: Right-click the drive letter of the SD Card reader (differs for each computer, probably either E:\ or F:\ or G:\) and click "Format".
Step 2a: Don't worry about any of the options except for file system, choose "FAT"
Step 3: Click "Start" and wait until it is done

Step 1: Get (OS) rom image
Step 2: Extract files to any folder on hard drive using Winrar
Step 3: Go to the folder where you extracted the files in the RAR archive
Step 4: Make sure that the filename is "CANNES_A_WM6.img"
Step 4a: if the img file it's not exactly "CANNES_A_WM6.img", rename it to that
Step 5: Format the SD card if you haven't already done so using the instructions above
Step 6: Copy the img file to the SD card, see step 6a
Step 6a: Make sure that the img file is the ONLY file on the SD card after formatting
Step 7: Take SD Card out of SD Card reader and put it in the a6x6
Step 8: Make sure that the a6x6 is plugged in via ac adapter before doing the next few steps
Step 9: activate SD Loader using the following instructions {
Step 9a: Hold down the power button and enter button (that's the button in the center of the d-pad)
Step 9b: Double tap the soft reset button while holding the other 2 buttons
Step 9c: After double tapping the soft reset button, keep the other 2 buttons held until a blue screen comes up that says something like Asus Cannes flashing utility
Step 9d: Wait until the process is finished (it's near the end when it says "writing private")
}
Step 10: At this point, your a6x6 should reboot on its own
Step 11: enjoy your updated rom

If you have any questions, feel free to just post or PM me.

As I release new roms, if you have a support question, please give me the rom version so I know what rom you are working with. You can get the rom version from the filename of the rom pack.

Example: Asus_A626_WM614_1
A626 = device (most often it will be A626, will rarely be different), WM614 = os version, 1 = release #
 
 
8th June 2010, 03:41 PM |#2  
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My work is free for everyone's use, but if you feel compelled to give a donation towards my work (I am a full-time college student working on this in what little spare time I have), my paypal e-mail is "[email protected]"
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you sir Steven855, are just plain awesome. thank you I will try this one the next days.
9th June 2010, 06:53 PM |#4  
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Steven - thanks for the new version. Flashed and everything seems to be working so far without issue. I've reconfigured my SDIO barcode reader and all software and things appear to be working. I'm going to do some testing with the device going into and out of blank screen with AC power connected and disconnected. I'll report back with any problems. Thanks again!
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For those of you who do run some old programs (like me), I will be coming out with a updated WM6.5 rom (which has the old configuration of start menu on top instead of bottom like this version).
10th June 2010, 08:24 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven855

This was tested on an Asus Mypal A626 (and works). It should work with the A686/A696,

Works on my A696, although I have problems connecting the WiFi to my Sitemcom AP (which can do B+G+N) and uses WPA2-PSK(AES), a WPA-PSK 11b seems to work.
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Before you do anything, make sure you have at least a 256mb SD card

And make sure you do not use a SDHC, although it works later on the flash process can't use it.

Tanks for the ROM!
11th June 2010, 06:20 AM |#7  
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Thanks for the 6.5.3 ROM !

I think this is almost a perfect ROM, no battery drains, no wakeup problems, bluetooth is working fine. The only bug what I observed is the task manager problem (not runing the task manager if wireless is not enabled in today).

Thanks again, great work.
13th June 2010, 07:03 AM |#8  
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This ROM is very good indeed but do you know how to disable the Windows Media "A SD CARD WAS DETECTED, WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY" Message when I pop in the SD? Thanks.
13th June 2010, 07:23 AM |#9  
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Can somebody point me out to a A639 6.5 ROM ? thanks
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This ROM is very good indeed but do you know how to disable the Windows Media "A SD CARD WAS DETECTED, WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY" Message when I pop in the SD? Thanks.

Sorry, I do not know a permanent solution (although I have seen it before). I can only offer the suggestion of making sure Windows Media Player mobile is not running (if it is running, you can kill it with the task manager) when you insert the SD card.
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I'm curious; How many people like this rom's graphical interface better than the one that WM6.5 and previous versions of Windows Mobile used? Also, what programs have people using my roms come accross that work with previous versions of Windows Mobile, but don't exactly work with the new interface that comes with WM6.5.3 (and later versions)? I'm trying to compile a list of older programs for Windows Mobile that don't exactly work with the new graphical interface.

Last thing, has anyone encountered any problems with Bluetooth? I had gotten some complaints about bluetooth issues with the last WM6.5 rom that I put out, and I would like to know if those problems got fixed.
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