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Samsung i907 Epix Windows Mobile 6.5 28008

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trashcan

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Feb 4, 2007
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WM6.5 build 28008 - 15mb page pool - New Updated
http://rapidshare.com/files/315869018/Epix28008_15mb.bin

*Capable of viewing Chinese and Japanese - I added this for myself but forgot to remove it when building the new bin
- Nicer title bar and battery percentage status bar
- Added few utilities: PHM RegEdit, Pocket RAR, Pocket Screen Capture, psShutXP and Totalcmd
- Fixed Wi-Fi, proxy manager and ring tunes
- Further cleaned up the Samsung/AT&T applications and settings
- Added Enhanced GPS settings and HSDPA setting in control panel
- IE default home page to Google.com
*Mouse pixel rendering is still an issue due to the OEM driver.*

This rom should be one of the best Epix Winmo 6.5.

Buy me a coke!




* Boot on first initialization screen will be slow - I think it's the nature of WM6.5 and also using WM6.1 drivers
* Mouse rendering is still an issue

--Use this rom at your own risk--If you don't know how to flash a custom rom, please ask or else you might ended up with a korean made, hi-tech brick.
 
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~~Tito~~

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Jun 30, 2007
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It's just like all other WM6.5 versions...I did not add anything extra yet.
Can you add the palm threaded messaging when you get the chance :)?, because it works really well on my epix. Also, the percentage battery icon from your previous rom kills the battery pretty fast. :(

Thanks for your hard work :D
 

BWheezy

Senior Member
Oct 11, 2008
235
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It's just like all other WM6.5 versions...I did not add anything extra yet.

Startup is a little slow, but otherwise it definitely works. Trashcan's the man. Also for anyone wondering the VGA patch works on this ROM, though the menus are still HUGE...
One other thing, device.exe usage is still through the roof after using GPS... ugh..
 
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lostsoul3471

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Nov 14, 2008
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Louisville
Startup is a little slow, but otherwise it definitely works. Trashcan's the man. Also for anyone wondering the VGA patch works on this ROM, though the menus are still HUGE...
One other thing, device.exe usage is still through the roof after using GPS... ugh..

well that sucks, but not unexpected. The GPS cpu usage is linked to the phone portion of the rom that was updated in ID1. Either way, flashing now and looking to see what's new. (At least I don't have to wait for AT&T/Samsung to push out an update for 6.5)
 

Cascade2

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Mar 8, 2008
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well that sucks, but not unexpected. The GPS cpu usage is linked to the phone portion of the rom that was updated in ID1. Either way, flashing now and looking to see what's new. (At least I don't have to wait for AT&T/Samsung to push out an update for 6.5)

When I originally flashed the update, no matter what I did I couldn't get the "phone" portion to update so I ended up with a new "pda" version but retained the old "phone" portion. I was pissed at first, but I have none of the device.exe issues, no slog dumps, and things are generally pretty stable. Maybe that's the way to here as well? Use 6.5 with the old radio?
 

cherrybombaz

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May 2, 2009
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New York City
The rom is running smoothly, but I noticed that none of the shortcut keys seem to be working and I'm not sure how to get the camera to work. Also, seems to be a little square of distortion in the middle of the screen, or wherever the cursor of the mouse is.
 

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Cascade2

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Two quick questions before taking the plunge:

1. Is the process the same as the 'trashcan' 6.1 update but with a different .bin?

2. Can the 6.5 ROM be re-flashed back to the 6.1 with the same process?

Thanks for all the hard work on this!!
 

maillota

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Mar 25, 2009
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GREAT job trashcan! w00t!:D:D:D:D:D:D

Not to seem ungrateful, I'm really excited, but I thought I would compile some of the issues I've found so far, I know some posts have already identified them, but I made a list!

  • some of the ring tones are corrupt (ring-standard .wma) for instance
  • when enabling pin lock (required by exchange), the first few times the lock screen comes up it pretty much freezes the phone
  • graphics buffer corruption where the mouse pointer is
  • with the high-dpi fix, IE won't start
  • camera application reports missing dependency
  • I've noticed connectivity issues - upon boot, everything works, but then the network connection dies and I have to reboot
  • right after flashing the phone it took about 5 minutes stuck on the orange Windows screen and wouldn't respond to anything, I don't know if this is normal for 6.5 or just because the rom is running a little slow, but hopefully everyone who is gonna flash will read this and know to expect it
 

BWheezy

Senior Member
Oct 11, 2008
235
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well that sucks, but not unexpected. The GPS cpu usage is linked to the phone portion of the rom that was updated in ID1. Either way, flashing now and looking to see what's new. (At least I don't have to wait for AT&T/Samsung to push out an update for 6.5)

Yeah hopefully they finish that new gdmfing phone rom, supposedly they're aware of the issue and are supposed to redo the ID1 update.

As far as the ROM: Only real issue i've noticed is sometimes switching screens there's a graphical artifact in the middle of the screen, it's like a box where the pixels render screwed up, like there's something "layered" behind the window messing up how it draws the image, if you get what I'm saying. Edit: it's the mouse pointer as others pointed out, didn't see page 2, I use 4 way nav instead of pointer but the pointer seems to still "be there" in the background. I also noticed the initial boot took AGES, but it's decently quick now.
 
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Snickolaz

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Apr 21, 2009
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Two quick questions before taking the plunge:

1. Is the process the same as the 'trashcan' 6.1 update but with a different .bin?

2. Can the 6.5 ROM be re-flashed back to the 6.1 with the same process?

Thanks for all the hard work on this!!

These are 2 questions I would also like to know. Also does anybody have any link for the program to flash the bin file? I've never done a non official rom for my Epix yet, but this one looks like a gooden.
 

Snickolaz

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Apr 21, 2009
61
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Capitol of MO
I downloaded the program to flash and it looks pretty straight froward. But I would like to confirm the steps before I do it and brick my phone. I see you have to select a profile, then it will let you select the image. Select the image in PDA, and then do I leave the others blank? Also after that I'm kind of lost a bit... :confused: Sorry I'm a n00b on this. I've done the older Cingular 8525 and the Blackjack but that be about it.
 

lazymegaman

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May 26, 2009
12
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That is what I did exactly. I chose the BIN in PDA, left the others blank. Then turn off the phone, plug into USB, click the "Detect" button, and turn phone back on. Then....wait. The program froze on me at Writing Fake CSC Header, so I ripped out the USB after a while and tried to turn it off and back on. And BAM: WinMo 6.5