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[Tutorial]Gigabyte G1305 / Orange Boston unlock and upgrade to 2.1 with CMLMod 1.5.1

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suriya83

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I won't follow this thread anymore since i have sold my Boston. Anyway you can find more informations on htcmania.com (use google translate if you don't speak spanish)
EDIT: Upgrade to CMLMod 1.5 based on Muchtel ROM (below outdated CML 1.4)

With this tutorial you sould be able to unlock your Orange Boston (aka GigaByte G1305 Codfish, Apanda A60, WellcoM A88, Vibo A688, Cincinnati Bell Blaze f800, Commtiva Z71, Muchtel A1, Chinavision Excalibur, Motorola Greco, Nexian A890) and install CMLMod 1.5.1 (or 1.4) (by c.martinez.lozano) based on the ROM Muchtel 2.1 (eclair)

Main advantages/disadvantages of CMLMod 1.5.1:

+Unlocked device (can use any SIM)
+Android 2.1 (Eclair)
+Root access with Superuser permissions
+Preinstalled programms and other features
+Easy SD partitioning and more features thanks to the new recovery
+Optional App2SD
+Processor speed adjustable in a range between 122 and 600MHz (with the possibility to set variable processor speed to have performance and longer battery life at the same time)
+Other features: 3 different launchers, flash light, setcpu, app2SD in one click, other preinstalled apps and tweaks
=Camera autofocus not working (like on stock ROM)
=Different UserInterface (in my opinion better, but that's subjective)
-You may loose the warranty on your device
-IMEI may change, to restore your original IMEI use the tutorial in my second post
-Languages not fully implemented (english is working fully, other languages settable with LocaleSwitch but not fully integrated )

Important!!! There may be the risk of damaging your phone in an irreparable way! Be aware also by installing this ROM you will loose your warranty! I do not take any responsability for the status of your device!

I translated the tutorials on htcmania.com

All credits to c.martinez.lozano and pindemon from htcmania.com


Requirements

Hardware requirements:
-Phone model: Orange Boston (aka GigaByte G1305 Codfish, Apanda A60, WellcoM A88, Vibo A688, Cincinnati Bell Blaze f800, Commtiva Z71, Muchtel A1, Chinavision Excalibur, Motorola Greco, Nexian A890)
Edit: never seen a phone with so many different names!!! :confused:
-PC operating system: Windows XP 32 bit with SP3 and .NET Framework 2.0 and Winrar installed. Do not try with Windows XP working on a virtual machine!!!. Seems to work also on other Windows 32 bit operating. Does NOT work with Windows7 64 bit
-USB to micro USB cable (comes with the phone)

Software requirements For CMLMod 1.5.1:
Firmware Apanda A60 1.6.2
Firmware CMLMod 1.5.1 (this file already contains RUT 1.2.2 and the Phone drivers)


Additional for CMLMod 1.4 (Outdated):

RUT 1.2.2
Phone drivers
Firmware Apanda A60 2.1.9
Firmware CMLMod 1.4
Tools like adb, fastboot, etc


Ready to start! make sure you have enough battery left (at least 30%)

PART 1: Installing Apanda 1.6.2

  1. Unpack the file Phone drivers on your desktop, or another place, but remember where
  2. install RUT_V1_2_2. At the end you will have to reboot your pc. Reboot it
    [*]Unpack the firmware 1.6.2 from the archive Hipi1_6_2.rar and you get a file ending with .nb0
    [*]Execute RUT (the shortcut should be on your desktop). The program reminds us to prepare the USB cable and to have all the drivers installed. (For Vista or Seven 32 bit: right click on the RUT shortcut. on the menu select Properties-->Compatibility check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) then press OK, then right click on the Rut shortcut and select Run as administrator)
    [*]In the next window, look for the firmware just to unpacked (the .nb0 file) and select it.
    [*]The instructions tell you what to do: disconnect the phone from your pc (if connected), remove and reinsert the battery to your phone
    [*]Hold the camera button and the volume up button pressed and then press the power button to enter recovery menu.
    [*]Once the recovery menu, connect your phone to your computer. If we never connected in recovery, it requires new drivers. They are in the inside the Folder we unpacked in step 1 inside the subfolder AndroidX32 for 32 bit operating systems (if it later asks for drivers again, select the same folder again).
    [*]The installer will detect your phone. If not, enter the Device Manager and check that all devices are correctly installed.
    [*]From now on, follow the on-screen instructions and wait, it takes a while.
    [*]Once complete, we have the new firmware installed. Our phone will restart and (after a while) show us something in chinese. Touch the right on-screen button to select the english language.
    [*]When your phone is on check your IMEI by dialing *#06# and then press the call button and write it down. Now check the IMEI written on the phone under the battery. If the IMEI is the same, go on with PART 2. if the IMEI changes, use the tutorial in my second post to restore the original IMEI.


Now your phone is unlocked but you have the chinese version of Android 1.6

PART 2: Installing CMLMod 1.5.1 (for CMLMod 1.4 skip this and go to PART 2 OLD)

  1. Unpack the file CMLMod1.5.rar
  2. Run the programm RUT once again, and select the newCMLMod1.5.nb0 file you got
  3. Repeat the same steps described in PART 1: 6.-10.

Now on your phone open the main menu and then CMLMod1.5 to configure App2SD select Configurar Apps2sd, then partitionar SD the phone will restart into recovery mode.
Now select Partition sdcard, Partition SD and confirm with the Home key. set swap=0, Ext2=512 (is more then enough! you can also set less) and Confirm twice again.
Then press the back button and select APP2SD if you want your apps being installed on your sd in the Ext2 partition.
Attention!!! if after you want your apps being installed on your phone memory you have to make a Wipe, that means, your data will be lost.
Always in CMLMod1.5 you can select a launcher, install flash lite and install setcpu to set the speed of the phone's processor with the possibility of variable speed.

FINISH!!!


PART 2 OLD: Installing Apanda 2.1.9

  1. Unpack the file Hipi_2_1_9GMS.rar and you get the file Hipi2_1_9_GMS版.nb0. Rename this file in Hipi2_1_9_GMS.nb0 (the chinese symbol can make problems)
  2. Run the programm RUT once again, and select the new Hipi2_1_9_GMS.nb0 file you got
  3. Repeat the same steps described in PART 1: 6.-10.

Now you have the chinese version of Android 2.1

PART 3 OLD: Installing CMLMod 1.4

  1. Unzip the archive CMLMod1.4zip copy the 3 files inside and paste them into the folder A688
  2. Remove and reinsert the battery of your phone
  3. Press and hold the volume down and the end call buttons and then press the power button
  4. Now your phone starts in fastboot mode. Connect it to your PC
  5. Press on your keyboard Windows+R in the pop up window type "cmd" and press Enter
  6. In the dos window type "cd.." (off course without ") and press Enter, until you are in C:\
  7. Now type "cd A688" Enter, then "fastboot getvar version" Enter. If the answer is "0:5" procede, otherwise control if your drivers are correctly installed
  8. Type "fasboot -w" Enter
  9. Type "fastboot flash system system.img" Enter (wait 2-3 min. until it finishes)
  10. Type "fastboot reboot"
 

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suriya83

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Tutorial: Restore your original IMEI

Wrong IMEI seems to lead to a lot of different strange problems while using the phone. So if your IMEI changed after flashing an other ROM it might be better to restore the original one.

All Credits to c.martinez.lozano

Attention!!! this process is delicated!!! I have no responsability for any damages to your phone!

  1. Dowload this File: and Unpack it to "C:\IMEI"
  2. Go into C:\IMEI and execute setup. This will install PSAS
  3. Execute MadEdit (answer NO), in MadEdit click File-->Open and choose NVList.nvr and we see a lot of numbers
  4. Scroll down until on the left grey side you see "000020C0" and on the same line in the white part you see the numbers ".. .. .. .. 1A 23 45 67 89 AB CD EF...." this is the BAD IMEI
  5. Now open notepad (on your pc) and write down your correct IMEI (found under your battery) putting in front "A" and separing every 2 characters (E.g. if your IMEI is "324867523906130" write "A3 24 86 75 23 90 61 30") and now invert every coupe of letters (in this case you would have "3A 42 68 57 32 09 16 03") *NOTE: thanks to jhonburton for better example
  6. In MadEdit instead of the BAD IMEI "1A 23 45 67 89 AB CD EF" write (replace it) the number you got (in this case "3A 42 68 57 32 09 16 03")
  7. Save the file and close MadEdit
  8. Disconnect from your PC and turn off your phone and restart it into Recovery mode (Camera+Vol. up+Power). Reconnect it to your PC and if necessary install the drivers
  9. Run PSAS (you installed it before) and choose Hardware Forensics-->Use Mobile Ports
  10. Right to Serial Com Port select COM? - Smartphone 2009 Wireless USB Moden. The ? stands for a number. So very important!!! remember for Example if ?=3, remember COM3
  11. Go to the tab Codes (QC) and click on Send SPC
  12. Go to the tab Dialog Port (QC) and on the second drop down menu left to the button Lets go select Restore NVItems (Binary) and then press Lets go
  13. Select the NVList.nrv (we have changed before) and click Open
  14. IMPORTANT Once the process is complete, closed PSAS
  15. Download and install QPST
  16. Launch QPST Configuration
  17. Click on the tab Ports and select Add New Port... and there you write the COM? port you had to remember before (in my example write "COM3") and click OK
  18. In the tab Active Phones now you should see your phone. If not something went wrong.
  19. Click on Start Clients-->SERVICE PROGRAMMING
  20. A window with our phone will pop up. We select OK
  21. Select Load from file and choose the 00000000_sp.qcn inside the folder c:\IMEI and click Open
  22. Click Write to Phone and wait until your phone restarts, with your new IMEI.
  23. Check your IMEI again by dialing *#06# now it should be correct

If your IMEI is still wrong, check accurately if you did everything right (correct number in NRV file etc etc...) if nothing helps procede with following steps:

  1. Turn on the phone in download mode ( Hang up + Vol. Up + Power) and flash Apanda 1.6.2 again
  2. Repeat all the steps of the Tutorial to restore your IMEI
  3. If this didn't help install Apanda 1.6.1 always with the phone in download mode
  4. Repeat all the steps of the Tutorial to restore your IMEI

If you still have problems, try to find another PC with WindowsXP SP3 32bit where you can try again.
Sooner or later you will be able to get you IMEI right (i think so)
 
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floroiu.andrew

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thanks alot. really good tutorial!

i didnt encounter any problems at all, not even those specified by you in the tutorial. as for the underclocked cpu, i see that as an advantage: this android version is faster with lower cpu frequency then the original one (at least for me), and thus, less battery is consumed.

if u dont care about ur phone's warranty (i dont), i really recommend this upgrade.

so far seems stable, but the bug when u place a call and u don't here ringing, persists.


Thanks alot, again!
 

nuno_mdj

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Is it possible to flash the phone with this room using ROM Manager?

And if following your method do we have to do PART1 of the tutorial? i allready have my phone unlocked and have Android 1.6 for example.

thanks!
 
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gru15

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I have problem with Imei. After flash it is chaged. And i use this tutorial for restore imei but it didn´t work and my imei is still different thet under battery. And i have problem whit wifi. Maybe bad IMEI is reason for don´t working Wifi

Sorry for my poor english :D
 

suriya83

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You forget to explain how to use app2sd on CMLMod1.4
I will do as soon as i have my sd (i think it will arrive this week) and i will also translate how to bring it back to 600MHz. By the way, THANKS TO YOU!!!!

but the bug when u place a call and u don't here ringing, persists.
Explain me better. Do you mean, when you call someone you don't hear this "tuuut-tuuut"? cause if it's that i don't have this bug
by the way if you didn't read it look here, about battery optimization.

Is it possible to flash the phone with this room using ROM Manager?

And if following your method do we have to do PART1 of the tutorial?
ROM Manager doesn't support our phone as far as i know.
I wouldn't skip that part! seems strange but i think i have red that people got trouble if skipping PART 1

I have problem with Imei. Maybe bad IMEI is reason for don´t working Wifi
Try once again step by step. start with PART 1 again. be careful you don't forget anything. Use this version of QPST and a new .nrv file this time. if this does not help we will find a solution together looking step by step (in case c.martinez.lozano is an expert).
By the way wich kind of phone do you have, and from wich country? And wich operating system has your computer?
 
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gru15

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So i have Orange Boston from Slovakia and i am using WIN vista 32-bit. I read original post on htcmania but it is spanish so i dont understand everything, but some people write there that this tutorial must be use whe RUT is in download mode while i am installing 1.6.2 rom. I don´t know when is RUT in download mode...
And your qpst want serail !!!!
 
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suriya83

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So i have Orange Boston from Slovakia and i am using WIN vista 32-bit. I read original post on htcmania but it is spanish so i dont understand everything, but some people write there that this tutorial must be use whe RUT is in download mode while i am installing 1.6.2 rom. I don´t know when is RUT in download mode...
And your qpst want serail !!!!
Sorry i replaced the qpst links.
ok... not download mode but compatibility mode.
you right click on tha RUT shortcut. on the menu select Properties-->Compatibility check Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) then press OK
Now right click on the RUT shortcut again and select Run as administrator.
Try that way. then try that imei stuff again!
cheers
P.S. Anyway if you know where you can use an XP (32 bit) with SP3 i am confident everything will work if you do it step by step
 
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gru15

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ok IMEI is correct now. But i have a problem with wifi. On any 2.1 rom cant find any network but when i flash 1.6.2 it find. So i dont know where is a problem.
 

suriya83

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ok IMEI is correct now. But i have a problem with wifi. On any 2.1 rom cant find any network but when i flash 1.6.2 it find. So i dont know where is a problem.
Ok good you restored your IMEI. About WIFI. Best thing is if you ask on htcmania because i don't know what to do.
When you have an answer and corrected your problem please post it here. So i add it to first post cuz other people may have the same issue.
 

floroiu.andrew

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So i have Orange Boston from Slovakia and i am using WIN vista 32-bit. I read original post on htcmania but it is spanish so i dont understand everything, but some people write there that this tutorial must be use whe RUT is in download mode while i am installing 1.6.2 rom. I don´t know when is RUT in download mode...
And your qpst want serail !!!!


dont remember exactly, but in some parts of the tutorial, you have to "Run as administrator" the given applications (RUT, etc). i used win7 32bit, and no problem.
 

suriya83

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there is in italian version too?
No. But with LocaleSwitch you can select italian then most things are in italian. Settings (impostazioni) is still in English, and no italian dictionary on the stock keyboard. you can install another keyboard, to solve this. But wait for CML 1.5. Maybe some better.

dont remember exactly, but in some parts of the tutorial, you have to "Run as administrator" the given applications (RUT, etc). i used win7 32bit, and no problem.
Yeah thanks for your confirmation. I wrote it on the first page.

cheers suriya
 

suriya83

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oki..thx for info. but, what does exactly that locale switch app? what are the changes?
with it you can select languages wich are present in the phone. Italian is also partially present. most things then are in italian. except the settings menu, the camera menu, the date on the lockscreen and maybe something else

Please add Nexian A890 (Indonesian version of this device) on the list too.
thanks mate. added
 

RCRAIL1369

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It worked on my Cincinnati bell Blaze,but I can't get the IMEI to change. all works but
the Internet connection, WIFI does work.

Thanks for the 2.1 Upgrade
 

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    Here is a updated link to unlock with the rom. I couldnt locate the imei restore. When i do i will post that as well.

    http://d-h.st/ziT
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    I used this to successfully unlock my brothers Bell Blaze. I figured I'd help out those people that were having trouble hunting down the correct files, so I repackaged all of the necessary files in one download... Hope that helps some people out...

    This contains:
    RUT 2.2
    CMLMod 1.5
    IMEI restore
    Apanda A60 software
    Phone Drivers

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8VBKEAQX