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Topic # 17094 11-Nov-2007 10:39
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hi, I m willing to buy a htc titan. but I'm so disappointed to see that the titan only have wm5. I own a 700wx right now, and wanna upgrade. my question is: what will happen if I flash a sprint wm6 rom(dcd, imcokeman, etc) into the titan?

will I ever be able to connect to telecom nz after I flash my rom to wm6??

will the new rom erase all the telecom setting?

coz I read a thread from geekzone in which there is one member who brick his titan bcoz he did something wrong with the radio rom. so, what is the radio rom mean?? where can I get that? telecom nz radio rom??

please somebody give me some advice on these questions, coz I'm really keen on titan.

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Reply # 94655 11-Nov-2007 10:58
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Why not just get a Okta (HTC) Touch or Boss? Already has WM6. And they are very well priced.

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  Reply # 94659 11-Nov-2007 11:06
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for me personally, I m not interested in wm sp like the boss, and it has got a keyboard which is weird to me. yes I do interested in the touch, it is a very small pda I believe, but I just wonder if the lack of keyboard will frustrate my typing experience a lot. I'm using touchpal sip on my 700wx now, and it isn't a good experience when I wanna type complicated words and numbers. that's why I choose the titan, but it only have wm5. so disappointed about everything..... just wonder when will telecom ever release the touch dual like what sprint did.
could anybody give any advice on flashing the alltel or dcd wm6 rom into titan and the consequence?
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  Reply # 94660 11-Nov-2007 11:19
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lots of sprint mogul people reported that the skype 2.2 is not supported on titan. I just wanna ask u guys out there who already have a titan, is the skype working ok on titan? how is the call quality? I'm using the 2.2 skype on 700wx now, and the call quality is acceptable, although sometimes people in the other end can't hear me.
and is there any major issue on the titan, besides the ram issue?
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  Reply # 94663 11-Nov-2007 11:24
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yes I am into the okta touch, but I just scared that the keyboard won't work for me. cos I m so used to the physical keyboard on 700wx and 750v. anybody has any experience with the touch's soft keyboard?
thanks.

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  Reply # 94678 11-Nov-2007 12:52
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harrylin: hi, I m willing to buy a htc titan. but I'm so disappointed to see that the titan only have wm5. I own a 700wx right now, and wanna upgrade. my question is: what will happen if I flash a sprint wm6 rom(dcd, imcokeman, etc) into the titan?

will I ever be able to connect to telecom nz after I flash my rom to wm6??

will the new rom erase all the telecom setting?

coz I read a thread from geekzone in which there is one member who brick his titan bcoz he did something wrong with the radio rom. so, what is the radio rom mean?? where can I get that? telecom nz radio rom??

please somebody give me some advice on these questions, coz I'm really keen on titan.

regards.


Do not flash any of those ROMs to the Titan as they will all overwrite the Telecom settings and there is no copy of them floating around.

What I did was to extract just the OS out of the ROM and install that. If you were to install the full ROM including the customised ones you would turn the Titan into an expensive paperweight.

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  Reply # 94682 11-Nov-2007 12:57
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harrylin: yes I am into the okta touch, but I just scared that the keyboard won't work for me. cos I m so used to the physical keyboard on 700wx and 750v. anybody has any experience with the touch's soft keyboard?

thanks.


Actually the Touch key pad is very nice. Go into a Telecom Store or Dealer and ask to have a look at one.

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  Reply # 94687 11-Nov-2007 13:56
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I own an HTC P3600i (Trinity) on Australian Vodafone. I do miss having a keyboard, but it hasn't worried me too much. I can happily use the little stylus that comes with it. Other people have purchased bluetooth keyboards, and have tried software solutions such as the SPB Full Screen Keyboard, and there is a port of the HTC Touch Dual on screen keyboard solution on the xda-developers forums.

My unit is a refresh of the Trinity and came with WM6. It also came with something called Network Manager that configures the settings for the phone automatically. I suspect it will work against Vodafone NZ after a brief look into the bands it supports, so it might be an option for you to purchase internationally, although you would be best to ask someone who has already done so to see how the solution works.

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  Reply # 94689 11-Nov-2007 13:59
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I can confirm that before I upgraded to the Touch, that Skype would install and run fine, work for IM, and initiate or accept calls, but zero call audio. All other sounds work (connecting etc), but no incoming or outgoing audio.









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  Reply # 94699 11-Nov-2007 16:56
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:-(( ..... so disappointing to hear all these negative replies from u geeky guys..... maybe I will just stay with my lovely 700wx for now. since the skype doesn't work at all on titan and touch, no point for me to upgrade for now, coz skype is very important for me. and I can't install wm6 on titan either, coz it will brick the titan..... I live outside out of chch, no 3G coverage on vodafone, only telecom has 3G for my place, so I can't use gsm handsets :-(. anyway, thanks so much you guys.



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  Reply # 94701 11-Nov-2007 17:04
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but I did flashed my 750v's rom from wm5(vodafone) to wm6(cingular), and everything worked fine... I just had more cingular junks from its rom... other than that, everthing else work all ok. so why u say if I will flash a US rom to the titan, all the telecom setting will be erased?? there is a alltel rom which is said that it won't change the radio rom. sorry I don't have much knowleadge of how to flash the rom. can anybody explain this a little more.
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Reply # 94702 11-Nov-2007 17:12
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harrylin: so why u say if I will flash a US rom to the titan, all the telecom setting will be erased??

He says that because its true.










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  Reply # 94704 11-Nov-2007 17:15
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so does the touch support skype voice calls?? incoming and outgoing? thanks.

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  Reply # 94710 11-Nov-2007 17:26
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just for you, I will install and test.







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  Reply # 94712 11-Nov-2007 17:35
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But I will post the results on the OKTA Touch thread. Please move any conversation about the OKTA Touch here







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  Reply # 94713 11-Nov-2007 17:35
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harrylin: but I did flashed my 750v's rom from wm5(vodafone) to wm6(cingular), and everything worked fine... I just had more cingular junks from its rom... other than that, everthing else work all ok. so why u say if I will flash a US rom to the titan, all the telecom setting will be erased?? there is a alltel rom which is said that it won't change the radio rom. sorry I don't have much knowleadge of how to flash the rom. can anybody explain this a little more.

thanks heaps.


Try reading carefully, I see you have posted the same questions on ppcgeeks and got the same answers as you are getting here.

For one, GSM phones are different to CDMA in which carriers have very specific settings. Overwriting one with another will leave you with a brick.

You can indeed use the Sprint and Alltel ROMs as I said earlier BUT you must remove the Radio etc so you are flashing the OS only. Even then there is a lot of work that must be done to them so that among other things you can get a data connection working (the original will be restored on every soft reset if you don't know how to change things).

To flash another ROM you will first need to replace the bootloader on the Titan, somethine that will void your warranty.

harrylin: :-(( ..... so disappointing to hear all these negative replies from u geeky guys.....


We aren't being negative, just making sure you are aware of everything. Undoubtably if you went ahead with it and something went wrong we would get that blame for it.

It can be done but it not for the faint of heart or those who are unable to accept the fact they may end up with a useless Titam at the end of it (not likely but it can happen if you don't do it exactly as instructed).

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