[4 December] The Ultimate Radio Thread

What is the best radio for you?

  • Kaiser Radios

    Votes: 2,403 80.6%
  • NIKI / NEON Radios

    Votes: 405 13.6%
  • Polaris Radios

    Votes: 172 5.8%

  • Total voters
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AllTheWay

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READ THIS FIRST

  • You need to make sure that the ROM you are using uses the correct radio. Certain ROM's require certain radios. Be sure to check the ROM thread concerning which radio will work with that particular ROM. Almost always, the Chef will post which Radios will work for their ROM(s).
  • The best thing for you to do is read the thread and make sure you have the correct radio.
  • [SIZE=+1]I would also ensure that you have the correct SPL in regards to the build of the ROM[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=+1]Flashing a Radio is exactly like flashing a ROM. Ensure you have a *.nbh file and KaiserRuu.exe file. Also ensure that you battery is over 50%. Never flashing anything if your battery is below 50%. See below for instructions on how to flash via MicroSD.
    [/SIZE]
Please check here to see which SPL will work best for the ROM / Radio of your choice. Having the correct SPL can also significantly improve performance and battery life.

[SIZE=+1]Note: Not having the correct radio will cause your phone [/SIZE]

  • Camera not to work
  • to have a black screen
  • to have no sound or intermittent sound
Here is a great location to see which ROMs work with which radios and where they came from.


[SIZE=+2]I highly suggest and I can't stress this enough, that you try out each radio and see which one(s) work best for you[/SIZE]

Update from Jockyw2001....

A new sort of "Radio from Hell" emerged for the Diamond. See here. It combats rom updating by preventing us from running a SSPL.

A clear advice to all is: always make sure you have HardSPL installed and your device is security unlocked before installing a new radio !!

[SIZE=+2]Flashing Radio from microSD[/SIZE]

Hi all,

I always find flashing with a card is a lot faster than using a software because I can do this anytime with just one little card. I didn't find this in wiki so might as well just make one. tested by myself.

***IMPORTANT***
Please make sure you have HardSPL on your device. And also make sure you have more than 50% of battery left or you can plug in a charger just to make sure there is no power failure. I am not sure if SIM unlocked is necessary prior to performing these steps, so hopefully someone (maybe pof) can help me with this. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

1. Get a 128MB MicroSD card (or whatever size you like) and format it (***please make sure you format it, but not just delete all contents on it) NOTE : Make sure you format it FAT32

2. find the Radio image you would like to use, normally named RUU_Signed.nbh, and rename it to "KAISIMG.nbh"

3. Plug the card into the phone, then enter boot loader mode by pressing down the Power and Camera buttons simultaneously, and using the stylus at the same time to press the RESET button at the left side. Continue pressing the two buttons for a few seconds after pressing and releasing the reset button until the bootloader screen appears. (taken from Wiki)

4. You will first see a tri-color screen then the information on the card. Press power button to start flashing.

5. After all these are done, press the reset button located at the bottom of the phone to reset the device.


DISCLAIMER

I take no responsibility for any conflict, fault, or damage caused by this flashing procedure. No warranties of any kind are given.
 
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AllTheWay

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Windows Mobile 6 ROMs.

All of these radios will work with these WM6 AT&T / HTC based ROMs.
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1.27.11.31
1.27.12.10
1.27.12.11
1.27.12.17
1.27.12.32
1.27.15.32

  • AT&T 1.51.502.0
  • AT&T 1.53.502.2
  • AT&T 1.57.502.2
  • AT&T 1.57.502.3
  • HTC 1.56.405.5
  • HTC 1.81.415.2
  • HTC 1.81.415.4
  • HTC 1.81.861.0
  • HTC 1.81.707.0
  • HTC 1.81.710.1
  • HTC 1.82.721.1
  • HTC 1.83.462.0
  • HTC 1.83.631.4
  • Q-Mobil 1.2
  • Duttys DualTouch ROMs

All of the below listed ROMs require the 1.27.14.07 or 1.27.14.09 Radios.

  • AT&T 1.60.502.3
  • AT&T 1.61.502.2
  • AT&T 1.62.502.0
  • Q-Mobile 1.2 AT&T Version
 
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[SIZE=+1]Windows Mobile 6.1 Radios[/SIZE]

[SIZE=+3]POLARIS[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+3]NEON & [/SIZE][SIZE=+3]NIKI[/SIZE]
[SIZE=+3]KAISER [/SIZE]

The newest AT&T WM6.1 ROM's and HTC WM6.1 ROM's(5.2.19202, 5.2.1209, 5.2.19212, & 5.2.19213) require the 1.65.XX.XX radio. The New Official HTC ROM also uses 1.65.XX.XX radios. Any of the 1.65.XX.XX radio's will work Update: The NEON / NIKI radio listed below will also work on these ROMs

[SIZE=+1]POLARIS Radio[/SIZE] This Radio was ripped from a Polaris Radio.

Rapidshare - 1.59.44.02

Rapidshare - 1.59.42.15

4Shared - 1.59.42.15

Rapidshare - 1.65.30.09

[SIZE=+1]NEON /NIKI[/SIZE] These Radio were ripped from NEON / NIKI ROMs.

1.58.25.17 - http://www.4shared.com/file/50468489/7e738938/NEON_Radio_Only_1582517_CustomRUU.html4Shared Megaupload RapidShare

http://www.4shared.com/file/54727469/3fc8449d/KAIS_Radio_Only_1652436_CustomRUU.html[/URL 1.65.24.36 - 4Shared Megaupload Rapidshare Sendspace Adrive

1.65.28.25 - Rapidshare

1.65.29.25- Rapidshare

http://www.4shared.com/file/66245374/31b9a5b6/NIKI_1652922.html1.65.29.22 - 4Shared

[SIZE=+1]KAISER Radios[/SIZE] These Radios were ripped from Kaiser WM6.1 ROMs.

1.65.14.06

1.65.20.29 / Rapidshare

1.65.16.25

1.65.17.54 - Rapidshare

1.65.17.56

1.65.21.14 - Rapidshare

1.65.21.18 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

1.70.18.02 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

1.70.19.09 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

1.71.09.01 - 4shared - Sendspace - Megaupload - Zshare - Rapidshare
 
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[SIZE=+1]Older Windows Mobile 6.1 Radios.[/SIZE]


[SIZE=+3]1.64.XX.XX & 1.58.XX.XX Kaiser Radios: [/SIZE]


[SIZE=+1]Kaiser Radios[/SIZE] These Radios were ripped from Kaiser WM6.1 ROMs.

1.58.26.20

1.64.06.04

1.64.08.21

[SIZE=+1]NIKI Radios[/SIZE] These Radios were ripped from NIKI Shipped ROMs. Please see this thread cornering more about these specific radios.

NIKI Radio's for the Kaiser - 1.58.11.07 & 1.58.16.27 & 1.58.21.23

4Shared - NIKI Radio 1.58.11.07

Megaupload Mirror - 1.58.11.07

Rapidshare Mirror - 1.58.11.07

4Shared - NIKI Radio 1.58.16.27

Megaupload Mirror - 1.58.16.27

Rapidshare Mirror - 1.58.16.27

4Shared - NIKI Radio 1.58.21.23

Megaupload Mirror - 1.58.21.23

Rapidshare Mirror - 1.58.21.23

[SIZE=+1]SEDNA Radios[/SIZE] These Radio's were ripped from the SEDNA shipped and test ROM's. Please see this thread concerning more about these specific radios.

SEDNA Radio for the Kaiser 1.58.13.28 & 1.58.21.23



4Shared - 1.58.13.28

Megaupload Mirror - 1.58.13.28

RapidShare Mirror - 1.58.13.28

4Shared - 1.58.21.23

Megaupload Mirror - 1.58.21.23

RapidShare Mirror - 1.58.21.23

[SIZE=+1]POLARIS Radios[/SIZE] These radios were ripped from the Polaris Shipped and test ROMs. Please see this thread concerning more about these specific radios.

Polaris Radio for the Kaiser 1.58.25.14 & 1.58.21.23



4Shared - 1.58.25.14


Megaupload - 1.58.25.14

4Shared - 1.58.21.23

Megaupload - 1.58.21.23


[SIZE=+2]The below listed ROMs will work with these Radios[/SIZE]

  • Dutty’s WM6.1 Hybrid v1 & v2
  • May 19 L26 3.53.502.0 WM6.1 Pro v1
  • Schap’s WM6.1 Pro 4.40 Beta
  • 3/27/08 Mobile Vista v1.2
  • 4/16/08 Dutty’s WM6.1 5.2.19209 Build
  • 3/29/08 Dutty’s WM6.1 Hybrid UC RTM
  • 3/22/08 Dutty’s Official WM6.1 5.2.19716 Build
  • 3/08/08 Dutty’s Official WM6.1 5.2.19199 Build
  • 3/04/08 Dutty’s Official WM6.1 5.2.19176 UC RTM
  • 2/20/08 Updated Dutty’s Official WM6.1 Release
  • DCS v1.7 WM6.1 – Ultimate Video
  • 3/10/08 L26 v4 (Base 3.51.502) with 4 flavors
  • 3/09/08 L26 WM6.1 Professional WWE v6a
  • 3/15/08 Hyperdragon WM6.1 WWE
  • Sleuth WM6.1 based v3.0
  • Stainless 304 v1.00 WM6.1
 
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Location!

Hi AllTheWay,
This thread is interesting. Since this thread is about the radio, is it possible to add "which radio works best on which location"
For me, until now I'm using Dutty's Rom (April 1st, with 1.64.08.21 radio). I tested most of radios which I can find in this forum and it turned out that 1.64.08.21 works best for me in Reno, NV.
 

AllTheWay

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Hey bro.

Feel free to mirror anything you need out of my site as well. Nice job. Nice to see them all in one place that will stay updated.

I mirrored the 1.65.20.29 radio that you ripped from the 5.2.19213 AT&T ROM.

Hi AllTheWay,
This thread is interesting. Since this thread is about the radio, is it possible to add "which radio works best on which location"
For me, until now I'm using Dutty's Rom (April 1st, with 1.64.08.21 radio). I tested most of radios which I can find in this forum and it turned out that 1.64.08.21 works best for me in Reno, NV.

I was thinking about doing this but since this would take a lot of time to do and that is varies so much from mobile carrier and location and it would be very difficult to ascertain this type of information for locations all over the world. Good idea though!
 

twisted

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I was thinking about doing this but since this would take a lot of time to do and that is varies so much from mobile carrier and location and it would be very difficult to ascertain this type of information for locations all over the world. Good idea though!

1.64.08.21 working great here in Dubai, UAE (Etisalat Network).
 

andrukit

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1.64.08.21 working great here in Dubai, UAE (Etisalat Network).

I'm in UAE too and yes this radio works like a charm for me too.

The newest AT&T WM6.1 ROM's (5.2.19202, 5.2.1209, 5.2.19213) require the 1.65.XX.XX radio.

1.65.14.06

1.65.20.29

I'm not sure why but the Radio 1.64.08.21 worked for me with the ROM (WM6.1 5.2.19213 ROM _ Ryncppr Version). was able to connect to 3G and make calls, didn't try GPS though.
 

drokkon

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Motion to sticky!

Great thread - needed desperately. Now I have a one-link answer for everyone asking "what radio...?" twice per page on every 200-page Dutty thread! ;)

Consider this a motion to sticky! Is there a second...?
 

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    READ THIS FIRST

    • You need to make sure that the ROM you are using uses the correct radio. Certain ROM's require certain radios. Be sure to check the ROM thread concerning which radio will work with that particular ROM. Almost always, the Chef will post which Radios will work for their ROM(s).
    • The best thing for you to do is read the thread and make sure you have the correct radio.
    • [SIZE=+1]I would also ensure that you have the correct SPL in regards to the build of the ROM[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=+1]Flashing a Radio is exactly like flashing a ROM. Ensure you have a *.nbh file and KaiserRuu.exe file. Also ensure that you battery is over 50%. Never flashing anything if your battery is below 50%. See below for instructions on how to flash via MicroSD.
      [/SIZE]
    Please check here to see which SPL will work best for the ROM / Radio of your choice. Having the correct SPL can also significantly improve performance and battery life.

    [SIZE=+1]Note: Not having the correct radio will cause your phone [/SIZE]

    • Camera not to work
    • to have a black screen
    • to have no sound or intermittent sound
    Here is a great location to see which ROMs work with which radios and where they came from.


    [SIZE=+2]I highly suggest and I can't stress this enough, that you try out each radio and see which one(s) work best for you[/SIZE]

    Update from Jockyw2001....

    A new sort of "Radio from Hell" emerged for the Diamond. See here. It combats rom updating by preventing us from running a SSPL.

    A clear advice to all is: always make sure you have HardSPL installed and your device is security unlocked before installing a new radio !!

    [SIZE=+2]Flashing Radio from microSD[/SIZE]

    Hi all,

    I always find flashing with a card is a lot faster than using a software because I can do this anytime with just one little card. I didn't find this in wiki so might as well just make one. tested by myself.

    ***IMPORTANT***
    Please make sure you have HardSPL on your device. And also make sure you have more than 50% of battery left or you can plug in a charger just to make sure there is no power failure. I am not sure if SIM unlocked is necessary prior to performing these steps, so hopefully someone (maybe pof) can help me with this. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    1. Get a 128MB MicroSD card (or whatever size you like) and format it (***please make sure you format it, but not just delete all contents on it) NOTE : Make sure you format it FAT32

    2. find the Radio image you would like to use, normally named RUU_Signed.nbh, and rename it to "KAISIMG.nbh"

    3. Plug the card into the phone, then enter boot loader mode by pressing down the Power and Camera buttons simultaneously, and using the stylus at the same time to press the RESET button at the left side. Continue pressing the two buttons for a few seconds after pressing and releasing the reset button until the bootloader screen appears. (taken from Wiki)

    4. You will first see a tri-color screen then the information on the card. Press power button to start flashing.

    5. After all these are done, press the reset button located at the bottom of the phone to reset the device.


    DISCLAIMER

    I take no responsibility for any conflict, fault, or damage caused by this flashing procedure. No warranties of any kind are given.
    2
    i need help i tried to find the download link of radio above then this series 1.70.X.X
    if anyone having this link then plz share it...........

    you get it at http://www.4shared.com/file/68430807/e83c3948/KAIS_Radio_Only_1701909.html
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    [SIZE=+1]Windows Mobile 6.1 Radios[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+3]POLARIS[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+3]NEON & [/SIZE][SIZE=+3]NIKI[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+3]KAISER [/SIZE]

    The newest AT&T WM6.1 ROM's and HTC WM6.1 ROM's(5.2.19202, 5.2.1209, 5.2.19212, & 5.2.19213) require the 1.65.XX.XX radio. The New Official HTC ROM also uses 1.65.XX.XX radios. Any of the 1.65.XX.XX radio's will work Update: The NEON / NIKI radio listed below will also work on these ROMs

    [SIZE=+1]POLARIS Radio[/SIZE] This Radio was ripped from a Polaris Radio.

    Rapidshare - 1.59.44.02

    Rapidshare - 1.59.42.15

    4Shared - 1.59.42.15

    Rapidshare - 1.65.30.09

    [SIZE=+1]NEON /NIKI[/SIZE] These Radio were ripped from NEON / NIKI ROMs.

    1.58.25.17 - http://www.4shared.com/file/50468489/7e738938/NEON_Radio_Only_1582517_CustomRUU.html4Shared Megaupload RapidShare

    http://www.4shared.com/file/54727469/3fc8449d/KAIS_Radio_Only_1652436_CustomRUU.html[/URL 1.65.24.36 - 4Shared Megaupload Rapidshare Sendspace Adrive

    1.65.28.25 - Rapidshare

    1.65.29.25- Rapidshare

    http://www.4shared.com/file/66245374/31b9a5b6/NIKI_1652922.html1.65.29.22 - 4Shared

    [SIZE=+1]KAISER Radios[/SIZE] These Radios were ripped from Kaiser WM6.1 ROMs.

    1.65.14.06

    1.65.20.29 / Rapidshare

    1.65.16.25

    1.65.17.54 - Rapidshare

    1.65.17.56

    1.65.21.14 - Rapidshare

    1.65.21.18 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

    1.70.18.02 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

    1.70.19.09 - Rapidshare - 4Shared

    1.71.09.01 - 4shared - Sendspace - Megaupload - Zshare - Rapidshare
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    Maybe, why don't you try when being connected to move around in different areas, let say by car? This is a practical way to test the network effectiveness.:) And if indeed you aren't able to "catch" HSDPA, then the problem might be the phone radio reception.
    My TyTN2 runs "Garmin.DK.4 WM 6.1 Premium -Manilla 2d- (OS 19971.1.4.0)" and the radio is 1,70.19.09 from the origianal last HTC ROM 3.34.721.2.
    Until now I didn't have any problems so far. I'm even very content.
    Wish you good luck and ... be patient if you have to flash with new Rom amd/or radio version.

    It's a good idea!

    PS
    Which hard spl are you using ?
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    Tilt with no sound

    realengr, I had the problem a few days ago with very low sound and no obvious setting that caused it.

    Radio 1.70.19.09, WM6.5 ROM

    A soft reset got it back to normal.

    Then yesterday I got the no SIM error. Checked with other SIM and other phone and it was a phone problem. the slip of paper on top of the SIM trick did not help. Just to warn you that it might be a warning of worse things to come.

    I have just realised that I also had the missed calls problem on 3G intermittently for a while.

    So I am now borrowing my flatmate's Tytn, but will let you know if I find out what caused the problem.
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