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  # 65911 2-Apr-2007 05:25
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Thanks Golfman32.
I played a bit with the Extended Rom Unlocker and got it unlocked.
Now I can see 22 files on my PPC (1.85MB) in the Extended_ROM2 folder.
I copied to SD card just in case.

The main ROM I can backup with your link.
I'm wondering how you're doing with AKU 3.5?

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  # 65950 2-Apr-2007 10:41
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Hi Canada4U,

I have not done anything else.

I am waiting for some info from PPC Geeks thread from Jeff Kirvin (why Explore Pocket PC is not working)

I will likely try this ROM for the week unless it really messes up and report back on this thread next weekend.

Were you able to get AKU 3.5 no junk working with Exchange sync?

Do you get EC-DO working?



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  # 65964 2-Apr-2007 11:47
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Hello Golfman32:
Were you able to get AKU 3.5 no junk working with Exchange sync?
- Not tried it. Reason: Since my company owns the phone I'm a littel reluctant to do so.
If someone can confirm that I can go back with the ROM backup link that you posted
I might try it. The Rom backup backups both ROM and Ext-ROM I suppose so that
everything is like it used to be before the AKU 3.5 flash. Am I right? Did you try this?
I don't see a real issue with Exchange Server. It's important to do the additional hard reset after the
3.5 flash.

Explore Pocket PC is not working. Strange.

Do you get EV-DO working?
- Since AKU 3.5 is independant from the Radio part of the PPC it should work.

Let's see what news the week brings.

Why do I want to flash?

I'd like the device to be more stable. Often I have to soft reset every 2nd day.
I use push-mail and bluetooth. Random bluetooth disconnect after PPC enters suspend mode.

Is bluetooth more stable with AKU 3.5??

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  # 65966 2-Apr-2007 12:03
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I do not have an exchange server to test and no requirements to test with exchange.

I own my PPC6700, therefore, can try changes.


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  # 66566 8-Apr-2007 02:50
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Hello Golfman32:

I noticed this on ppcgeeks where you placed your AD2P skip question:
Did you try this?

Add "Priority256 "= dword:60 (Use Dword Value)

(Dword:69)(Default is 37)

(Dword: 60)(Default is 30)

What is your experience with AKU 3.5 after a week?
What about bradstewart, fordomatic69?

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  # 66686 10-Apr-2007 02:17
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I no longer have my Apache, but I found that bluetooth was much more stable than with the earlier AKUs, also A2DP was excellent.

I see you have gone for the "no junk" ROM. It has some programs added in and a few like MSN removed. I linked to the "stock" one back on the first page of this thread, you would be much better using that one and then adding any neccessary fixes to that.

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  # 66688 10-Apr-2007 03:18
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Hi Brad,

Thank You for your reply.

I am toying with reloading Bell Mobility stock ROM back onto my device.

I did load the Kirvin stock rom as well last weekend.

The stock ROM seem to have same issues with A2DP as Bell ROM with Tornado A2DP hack.

The main purpose for me of changing ROM was to improve A2DP.

I did see some minor performance improvement, using TCMP and the "no junk" ROM, the A2DP was a little more stable.

I still get some skipping, however, less than before using the stock ROM or Bell ROM/Tornado A2DP hack.

The PPC6800 is being released this week from Telus Mobility (bell's competitor), it is the HTC branded vs UTStar, if Bell released in the next few weeks, if the price is reasonable, I will likely upgrade and sell my PPC6700.

I believe the 6800 may have A2DP and has more base memory. I also has a Samsung processor vs Xscale.

In Canada, our devices are heavily subsidized, on this occasion, I have ability to upgrade with subsidized price.



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  # 67191 16-Apr-2007 09:41
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Hello Golfman32:
Did you go back to original Bell-Rom?

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  # 67193 16-Apr-2007 10:08
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Yes, there was no value for me to use AKU 3.5 "no junk"

The filter in Pocket Outlook for tasks did not work properly, no Pocket MSN (could not use Messenger) and A2DP (the one reason I did look at moving to AKU 3.5) did not fix the skipping.

Besides, I am going to look at P4000 this week (Telus to release likely Tuesday) CDMA version of TyTN, UTStar will call it PPC6800.

I believe that A2DP is fully supported, it has a better processor than PPC6700, 256MB, is WM5 is only downside (would like better mail support for HTML).

I also believe that Telus and HTC have a better chance of releasing a WM6 ROM, H&^l would have to freeze before Bell Mobility would offer any ROM upgrades.

May wait for PPC6800 to see the comparison of price point, I am hearing Telus will offer for $199 on 3 year, if Bell offers for 3 years at approx same price and does not wait until unit is obsolete to release, I may stay with Bell and upgrade to PPC6800.

Another variable is if Bell Mobility release the unit with WM6 (I doubt it based on my discussions with people who know what is happening), Bell did wait to release PPC6700 with undated AKU, Telus offered upgrade.

Also looking at HTC Universal, would have to be on Rogers network, HSDPA not in my area yet, it has the 5" screen.

I am happy I have lots of options, I should have better knowledge within 3 weeks (I hope Bell makes their intentions clear soon as to fate of PPC6800).

Based on this tread and your situation, if your device is a corp device, you really have no choice, the Bell ROM.

Too bad, if I buy P4000 or PPC6800, I will be selling my PPC6700, let me know if you want to purchase, the device has to be activated on bell's network, however, it is free of a contract (you would pay month to month only) woooohooo

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  # 67210 16-Apr-2007 12:57
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Hello Golfman32:
Interesting! You're right, I'll just wait what UTStarcom or Bell will offer to make
Bluetooth more stable, well, if they do.

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