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#20623 1-Apr-2008 09:47
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The HTC/OKTA Touch is EVDO rev a and GPS capable, it is just a matter of when the rom update will be released that supports the feature.

Any hints to when it will be released, and how do you obtain Telecom licensed ROM's that will not brake warranty?

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  #120122 1-Apr-2008 10:06
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There's no GPS on th OKTA Touch. A new ROM was made available in the US for Sprint to upgrade it to CDMA Rev A.




 

 

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  #120128 1-Apr-2008 10:23
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There was for the Sprint mogul - which also enabled GPS in the device, but no ROM upgrades for the touch, it is yet to come as they keep delaying it

 
 
 
 


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  #120131 1-Apr-2008 10:29
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The Sprint Mogul is equivalent to the HTC Titan. The TNZ Titan and OKTA Touch have different hardware and the OKTA does not have GPS built-in.

And I am moving this to the Windows Mobile forum.




 

 

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  #120133 1-Apr-2008 10:37
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Its in the Touch's chipset, msm7500, it does have GPS and it is widely reported.

They are giving a "Rev A" rom update at somepoint, and will be enabling GPS aswelll

My question is when will this rev a rom update be released?

and is there anyway to update my okta touch without voiding the warranty?

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  #120145 1-Apr-2008 11:33
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Some features in the chipset are not enabled at all in the hardware.




 

 

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  #120754 3-Apr-2008 16:00
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I got an email


Dear James,

Thank you for your email in regards to your query. 

Sorry, I don't have any information that when we are going to release GPS Rom.
Our development team is working on it but I can't provide you any exact time
frame. 

Moreover, we have already launched EVDO rev A network mode. It is fully
covered in most of the Auckland region. However, you won't be able to use the
EVDO rev A network on your Okta Mondo because its hardware doesn't support
that network. Its hardware is compatible with the 1X mobile broadband network
mode.

If you have more questions please feel free to contact us by email or call us
on 0800 116 110 opt 2 than 3.




Kind regards

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---------------------------------------
Wireless Data Help Desk
Telecom New Zealand Limited

Email: wirelesshelp@telecom.co.nz
---------------------------------------  


-- Original Message --
"Okta Mobile" <help@oktamobile.com> wrote:

The following incident has been forwarded to you by:
Tony Cleall

Sender's Comment
---------------------------------------------------------------
Could you please CC me in your reply as I would like to know as well. Thanks
Tony.
Contact Information
---------------------------------------------------------------
   Email Address: info@solcity.co.nz
      First Name: ..
       Last Name: ..
            Type: 
           Title: 
    Phone Number: 
  Account Number: 
Reference #080401-000577
---------------------------------------------------------------
         Summary: Email from the OKTA website
      Rule State: Incident In Progress
   Topic Level 1: Mobile
    Date Created: 01/04/2008 11:10 AM
    Last Updated: 01/04/2008 01:09 PM
          Status: Open
        Assigned: Tony Cleall
              CC: 
  Contact Method: 
        Priority: 
flag_feedback_sent: 
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feedback/questions (.. ..) - 01/04/2008 11:10 AM
Contact by:  
Message-Id: <200803311707606.SM01196@S86541>

You have received an email from the OKTA website!

Here are the details of the email:

Name:
James Stringer

Email:
Not for you to see!

Comments:
When will the OKTA touch EVDO rev a + GPS Rom be released?

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  #126811 28-Apr-2008 14:35
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I just updated my touch to enable GPS using the instructions on ppcgeeks.com, The OKTA touch ROM is almost identical to the sprint ROM (even has Sprint info in places) so just follow the sprint upgrade thread instructions. The GPS is a bit flakey but it does work and the touch does have GPS hardware.

 
 
 
 


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  #126820 28-Apr-2008 15:20
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"we have already launched EVDO rev A network mode. It is fully
covered in most of the Auckland region. However, you won't be able to use the
EVDO rev A network on your Okta Mondo because its hardware doesn't support
that network. Its hardware is compatible with the 1X mobile broadband network
mode."

Okta mondo? 1x? lol....

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  #126821 28-Apr-2008 15:24
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ginnie: I just updated my touch to enable GPS using the instructions on ppcgeeks.com, The OKTA touch ROM is almost identical to the sprint ROM (even has Sprint info in places) so just follow the sprint upgrade thread instructions. The GPS is a bit flakey but it does work and the touch does have GPS hardware.


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#126823 28-Apr-2008 15:35
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http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=24979

Ginnie is this what you used? any cotchas?




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#126903 28-Apr-2008 21:40
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geekiegeek: http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=24979

I have just completed an upgrade using this page. The only trap I fell into was trying to do the upgrade at step 10 before flashing with the ALLTEL ROM. You must load the ALLTEL ROM first.

Otherwise, all went well and I now have an Okta Touch running WM6.1 with an operational GPS!

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Recently you sent us an e-mail. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.


?Our Response
01/05/2008 01:08 PM
Dear Terry

30/04/2008 10:55 AM
Dear Terry

Thanks for prompt reply. I have had a deep conversation regarding this with
senior management. As advised earlier Okta is not the same as HTC because Okta
is designed specifically to the NZ market and the GPS is either disabled or
removed from Okta Touch, as for now there are no plans for Telecom to release
a new ROM specifically for GPS. If there are going to be any plans, customer
would be notified.

You may follow whats on http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=24979 but
that is more likely to void the warranty and no support for that.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


Kind regards

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Telecom New Zealand Limited

Email: wirelesshelp@telecom.co.nz
---------------------------------------


-- Original Message --
"Terry Moore" <@gmail.com> wrote:

> But if you look at this site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Touch#HTC_Vogue
> the htc touch is the same as the OKTA Touch but only has a different brand
> name. The OKTA touch also has a MSM7500 QUALCOMM chip
> http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=cpu&id=a7500 Which has the gps. And the user
> guide for the okta touch which i downloaded from the telecom web site also
> stated that there is a internal gps antana. People at this new zealand web
> site who have a okta touch have gps simply buy using a overseas ROM software
> update which activated the internal gps antana.
> http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=6&TopicId=20623 Scroll to the
> bottom of the page.
>
>
> Terry Moore
]-----Original Message-----
> From: Telecom Wireless Data telecom.co.nz>
> Sent: Tuesday, 29 April 2008 11:52 a.m.
> To:<
> Subject: Re: [Email ID # 1034733] OKTA Touch ROM GPS/EVDO Rev A Update
>
> Dear Terry
>
> Thanks for your query regarding Okta Touch. As far as the EVDO Rev A is
> concerned, Okta's are already connected on Rev A as with in New Zealand the
> network is already been updated to rev A from EVDO. It shows as EVDO but its
> at rev A. Looking at that link I can not see how you can say that Okta Touch
> has GPS, if it did I think it would have been one of the biggest selling
> feature. The link is talking about a completely different phone which is HTC
> Touch(Vogue), basis of specification a completely different phone.
>
> Hope this answers your query. If you have any questions please feel free to
> contact us.
>
>
> Kind regards
>
> Aditya
>
> ---------------------------------------
> Wireless Data Help Desk
> Telecom New Zealand Limited
>
> Email: wirelesshelp@telecom.co.nz
> ---------------------------------------
>
>
> -- Original Message --
> " <> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Do you know when the OKTA Touch will be having a ROM update for the
> > purpose of activating the GPS chip contained within the Touch chipset,
> > as well as the EVDO Rev a.
> >
> > This link confirms that their is a GPS chip inside:
> > http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=24979
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mr. Terry Moore
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
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#127689 1-May-2008 19:50
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#127692 1-May-2008 20:01
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FCC ID: NM8VOGU100. a.k.a. Sprint Touch or Verizon XV6900.

Gosh, Okta is out of touch. The whole Windows Mobile distribution is broken. Microsoft relying on operators to distribute updates is simply not happening.




 

 

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  #128765 6-May-2008 11:53
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Be very careful upgrading your okta touch (htc vogue) to enable the GPS. Before you do it, write down the HDR authentication password, available in the EPST menu under security, (unlock code is ******). Upgrading the radio will wipe this password, you will only have 1X data and Telecom won't help you!


(Moderator edit (Brian) Posting unlock/programming codes  is not permitted here. Unlock codes should only be issued by your operator.)

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