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Topic # 90527 23-Sep-2011 12:12
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Just thought someone might be interested in this. There is still quite a lot of development going on for old windows mobile devices, so I followed one of these guides to breathe some new life into my Tytn II.

It's pretty straight forward, you just need Hard SPL, customise the NBH file with aTools, then flash from the SD card.

After this I found the thread on the CM7 port and just followed those instructions. It's a release candidate so it's not completely stable yet, but the bugs are minimal and not much of an issue (not that I've found at least).

If anyone wants to give this a go, make sure after flashing cyanogenmod to install launcherpro. It's way more responsive than the launcher built into the rom.

Here's the link on getting started
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=680518

Thread on Hard SPL
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=334679

And a thread on the CM7 port I used
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=948134


This will overwrite the windows mobile rom in nand, however you can revert back to windows by following the guide in the first link. It's pretty much just downloading the winmo rom, and flash from bootloader.












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  Reply # 525170 23-Sep-2011 19:21
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I have one of this sitting round, loaded Android and had a play, battery is pretty poked though so not really suitable for use as a fulltime phone. Nice to have a use for something that was otherwise sitting in the box doing nothing. Funny that people are still trying to sell these on TM for over $300....

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  Reply # 525171 23-Sep-2011 19:30
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I have an Okta Touch (HTC Vogue) running android... pretty useless now sinceTelecom turned off data on cdma.
And a HTC Apache somewhere... :D



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  Reply # 525243 24-Sep-2011 09:44
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ZeJackal: I have one of this sitting round, loaded Android and had a play, battery is pretty poked though so not really suitable for use as a fulltime phone. Nice to have a use for something that was otherwise sitting in the box doing nothing. Funny that people are still trying to sell these on TM for over $300....

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What android rom are you using? With the CM7 port I'm getting about 3-4 days standby (just sitting there with a sim in it, connected to the network with the screen off about 80% of the time) or about 2 days with moderate usage (texting, small amount of market browsing etc).

You could try wiping the battery stats and do a few charge cycles? Otherwise it might be worth trying another rom.

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  Reply # 525245 24-Sep-2011 09:56
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I've tried a few different roms, currently running Cyanogen mod 7 as you are.

I think the battery on this is "actually stuffed?" - I rescued the device from a client who had moved onto iphones and it already had battery issues then. Have tried several charge cycles and the stat wipe, can always grab a battery if wanting to get it running for actual use.



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  Reply # 525274 24-Sep-2011 11:51
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Ah yeah that sounds like that could be the problem. I just thought I'd mention the rom because a few years ago I had an imate jasjam running a custom rom, and the battery would only last about 10-12 hours just on standby with the screen off.

I didn't know much about operating systems and roms back then so I thought the battery was faulty. I bought another battery and it did the same thing. A few months later I tried a different rom and the battery issues were fixed. I thought it could be a similar situation with you, however like you say, if the battery was already dodgy, chances are that's the reason for the battery drain.


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