[Release] WM6 ROM Kitchen for Tornado

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NiTroGenious

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Hi everybody. I made a promise about a couple of months ago that I would release my WM6 "kitchen" for the Tornado. So...

WM6 ROM Kitchen for Tornado
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Originally created by Shark.
New OS kernel by GNatGoSplat.
Tweaks and application collection by NiTroGen.
Many thanks to VJGrace, EA,
DSF, karhoe, Sefy, kartam, kkrull, illi, sonus,
Dr. Gonzo, Shark, Andot, DukeStix, Phil (jm012a9749) and many many more people...


Details:
  • OS version: 5.2.1711.18165.0.5.0 (thanks to GnatGoSplat)
  • Fully application unlocked!
  • 6MB Page Pool (can be changed without reflashing using this tool)
  • .NET CE version 3.5.7283.0
  • Startup/shutdown animation (with optional sound)
  • ATCIUI (Modem Link)
  • Voice Dialing over Bluetooth Headset (YES! I finally did it!!! :D)
  • Animated Startup/Shutdown screens (no sounds included - download here)
  • Bluetooth A2DP support
  • Bluetooth FTP Server and Explorer
  • Bluetooth SAP (Sim Access Profile) support
  • MMS client.
  • HTC Camera 4.00.23355
  • Internet Sharing
  • IE can download rar, exe, doc, pdf, 3gp and many more files thanks to FEADIE.
  • Windows Media Player playback support of 3gp, mpg, mp4, aac
  • Automatic date/time adjustment (needs latest GSM update and support by the network)
  • No connection problems with hidden SSID and WPA

Instructions:
  • Extract Tornado_Kitchen_v1_by_NiTroGen.exe to C:\TORN (not to any other location)
  • Run C:\TORN\BUILD.BAT
  • Select what to include in your custom ROM and press the green triangle under the File menu. Close the BuildOS utility after the procedure finishes and the word "Done" appears on the status bar.
    1buildosvj0.jpg
  • Wait for the OS to be built.
  • Create the ROM by selecting the appropriate files and entering the right values EXACTLY AS SHOWN in the following image and pressing Translate.
    2makeostr9.jpg

  • Your new custom ROM in located in C:\TORN\FLASH. Run the ROMUpdateUtility and enjoy....

Please refer to the WM6 Platinum Edition thread for more info on this ROM.

Don't forget to SuperCID your phone and "format BINFS" before flashing!

 

tezet

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Many thanks for that!

One question... I would like to add my custom apps to the kitchen. I understand I have to place the files to C:\Torn\WORK\OEM\App_name, put registry entries to RGU file, and make appropriate initflashfiles.txt and option.xml files.
But how to choose names for DSM and RGU files? Does it only have to be uniqe?
 

NiTroGenious

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For v5.2.19202 or any other version, can I simply replace the original ROM with my intended version?
You need to replace the system files too (SYS directory) with the newer ones. The original ROM is used only for the XIP (kernel). I've never had the free time to use this kitchen with the new OS, btw.

But how to choose names for DSM and RGU files? Does it only have to be uniqe?
There is a utility from Microsoft for generating those names. But I simply use a random name and it works. ;)
 

illi

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You need to replace the system files too (SYS directory) with the newer ones. The original ROM is used only for the XIP (kernel). I've never had the free time to use this kitchen with the new OS, btw.


Thanks Nitro. I will play around with it:D. Probably I can get the system files using Molskis kitchen and move them over. Will keep you posted. Edit: too risky... dare not risk my old faithful
I did some cooking test. However, apps that were omitted were in the nk.nbf eg. Celetask and a few others. Is anything wrong or my doing is incorrect?

Thanks again.

Edit: Since NiTro isnt full time with us here, hopefully someone can followup on this and upgrade it for WM6.1. OR someone with the expertise can give a guide on which WM6.1 files to populate which folders in the kitchen remembering to keep NiTro's fantastic tweaks! That would be very helpful. (I use Molskis' kitchen to view contents of the nk.nbf, so that wont be too difficult, for me I think, to proceed.)
 
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flame99

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Since NiTro isnt full time with us here, hopefully someone can followup on this and upgrade it for WM6.1. OR someone with the expertise can give a guide on which WM6.1 files to populate which folders in the kitchen remembering to keep NiTro's fantastic tweaks!

@illi:
recently you warned about the unstable wm6.1. is there a more stable rom out now that i missed? or are you just curious?
 

illi

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@illi:
recently you warned about the unstable wm6.1. is there a more stable rom out now that i missed? or are you just curious?

I have not come across a stable cooked WM6.1 ROM yet. I tried one which can be found elsewhere in this Tornado forum was quite buggy. (Probably that's the ROM I was commenting on that you are now referring to. There was talk of extracting from the emulator. So, if someone could do a successful extraction then it could be used to populate Nitro's kitchen which used v5.2.1711 instead of v5.2.19202.
 

flame99

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thanks, this kitchen is great

i've been surprised to have the windows media player 'fullscreen - problem' with this rom. somewhere in the discussion i understood that this is fixed now. but unfortunately it is not, wmp stays only some seconds in fullscreen. or did i miss something? :confused:

another surprise is that wmp does not support youtube streaming by default - well yes that is a microsoft feature. i have tried some fixes/tools posted in this forum but could not get it working. :confused:

and i realised that the wmp is very much slower than the old wm5 one. again i'm not sure if this is already known, but i even tried to play around with the processor speed to get some performance out of wmp. is there a fix anywhere? :confused:

of course i checked this forum for solutions, but i found no real hint.

so dear nitro, even if something is very good there are allways buggers that will find something to gossip about. :D
 
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