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  # 137932 14-Jun-2008 08:35
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I have downloaded and flashed all of the rom. dmj sprint wm 6.1 rom, dmj alltel 6.1 rom, and many others. but I finally flash my okta back to almost rom. I have flashed 7 or 8 times. because dmj rom's download speed is too slow, about 400 or 300kb. but the almost rom download speed can reach 900 to 800. hope this helps.

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  # 138002 14-Jun-2008 14:52
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kiwidoc:


For GPS on the Okta I used GPS proxy and Garmin Que.  In the GPS proxy I set up a virtual com8 and then set the Que to look for com8 - works just fine.  As mentioned ealier in this thread the NZ OPen GPS project has free fully searchable NZ maps.  BTW Garmin XT just won't work.  Garmin have locked out the GPS proxy method, so that only works with Que.  (Free download of that from the Garmin site)



Hey kiwidoc I got Garmin Mobile XT working today with the opensource maps..want to try garmin city nav nz maps to compare.  No proxy or anything just the default com4, prime with gps viewer (not sure if really neccessary) and then garmin just goes

I'm using alltel and I get 4-5 satellites on average .. haven't done much testing out and about with it yet.

harrylin: I have downloaded and flashed all of the rom. dmj sprint wm 6.1 rom, dmj alltel 6.1 rom, and many others. but I finally flash my okta back to almost rom. I have flashed 7 or 8 times. because dmj rom's download speed is too slow, about 400 or 300kb. but the almost rom download speed can reach 900 to 800. hope this helps.


Hey Harrylin thanks so much for all your help, I'm up and running now too

Which almost did u flash as I see he has a couple?  did you let customisations run or no?

 
 
 
 


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  # 138065 14-Jun-2008 22:22
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cant remember mate. there is no customisation to run from almost rom, i think. but if u see any, dont let it run then. because it is for sprint only.

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  # 138090 15-Jun-2008 03:14
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Well, i'm using V3 of the Almost 6.1 ROM and and is by far the best for GPS and normal operating stability. Put togeather with S2U2, FTouchSL and a few other funky add-ons my Okta is only 1 step away from being perfect.

I need my HDR AUTH Username & Password. Still waiting to hear back from Telecom but I also have a contact number for someone from EDS Wireless who are the guys that look after the jamamobile domain here so they MUST be able to tell me or reset my password!

Update to come Monday!

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  # 138230 15-Jun-2008 18:22
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ZeeBOB: Well, i'm using V3 of the Almost 6.1 ROM and and is by far the best for GPS and normal operating stability. Put togeather with S2U2, FTouchSL and a few other funky add-ons my Okta is only 1 step away from being perfect.

I need my HDR AUTH Username & Password. Still waiting to hear back from Telecom but I also have a contact number for someone from EDS Wireless who are the guys that look after the jamamobile domain here so they MUST be able to tell me or reset my password!

Update to come Monday!


Ive got no probs at all with Alltel so will stick with it for a while.. but Almost will be the first one I try after this.

I get 4-6h locks on satalites i'm running the gpskickstart+dlls cab and have gpsmode4 set in reg, With Garmin you get voice assisted turn by turn directions but Google maps satalite view looks cooler ;) but less functional on the nav side

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  # 138260 15-Jun-2008 22:21
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Hey Mattoktanz.




I'm intigued you got XT working.  Whenver I try to get it to rum (with GPS primed) it says 'looking for Garmin GPS device' and scans attached and bluetooth.  Then it quits and says 'would you like connect to another device', I hit yes, and it say 'it can only attach to Garmin GPS unit' )or similar.

Which version of XT are you using?  I tried com 4 to no avail (An the com 8 set up that worked for Que and also tried com 7 BTUR (Which I assume is the bluetooth channel?)
Thanks

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  # 138342 16-Jun-2008 12:41
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kiwidoc: Hey Mattoktanz.




I'm intigued you got XT working.  Whenver I try to get it to rum (with GPS primed) it says 'looking for Garmin GPS device' and scans attached and bluetooth.  Then it quits and says 'would you like connect to another device', I hit yes, and it say 'it can only attach to Garmin GPS unit' )or similar.

Which version of XT are you using?  I tried com 4 to no avail (An the com 8 set up that worked for Que and also tried com 7 BTUR (Which I assume is the bluetooth channel?)
Thanks


I did nothing fancy to get it to go perhaps its your drivers I'm using ones from PPC Geeks (GPSKickStart_&_GPS_drivers_cab.zip)

And its Garmin Mobile XT 4.20.50wp with the NZ OpenSource Maps.. when I go to gps details it says its using the "GPS Intermediate Driver" so I think it talks to that which then talks to the com port.

Roof top Google maps shot is my carpark - roof top obviously helped get such healthly gps locks.

Speednet rating is pretty good.. upload speed could be bit better but I'm happy with it - youtube never has to buffer now :)


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  # 138816 17-Jun-2008 20:14
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mattoktanz:

I did nothing fancy to get it to go perhaps its your drivers I'm using ones from PPC Geeks (GPSKickStart_&_GPS_drivers_cab.zip)

And its Garmin Mobile XT 4.20.50wp with the NZ OpenSource Maps.. when I go to gps details it says its using the "GPS Intermediate Driver" so I think it talks to that which then talks to the com port.

 


Hmm - still not there.  Have run the driversw as per Kickstart link, (thanks for that). I wonder if its because I'm using the 'Almost OEM Sprint ROM' that I flashed after the Alltel rom?

When you open Garmin XT does it go through the  'scanning bluetoth, and scanning attached screen ?"

Thanks

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  # 138817 17-Jun-2008 20:34
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Well, EDS Wireless couldn't help me with my HDR UN/PWD so i've sent it in for repair. :(

Now i'm back to my stupid 700wx for a week!

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  # 138822 17-Jun-2008 20:49
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kiwidoc:

Hmm - still not there.  Have run the driversw as per Kickstart link, (thanks for that). I wonder if its because I'm using the 'Almost OEM Sprint ROM' that I flashed after the Alltel rom?

When you open Garmin XT does it go through the  'scanning bluetoth, and scanning attached screen ?"

Thanks


No it does not normally.  I did notice it scan blue tooth today when gps was shutoff.. known issue (which I think kickstart resolves) is that GPS stops working properly if phone goes into standby.  Prime it first with GPS Viewer and waits for lucks to be sure its working, then open Garmin.   I have gps on com4, automatically managed.  And nothing changed in garmin

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  # 138847 17-Jun-2008 21:54
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mattoktanz:

No it does not normally.  I did notice it scan blue tooth today when gps was shutoff.. known issue (which I think kickstart resolves) is that GPS stops working properly if phone goes into standby.  Prime it first with GPS Viewer and waits for lucks to be sure its working, then open Garmin.   I have gps on com4, automatically managed.  And nothing changed in garmin


I've just been using the version of XT off the Garmin site, so is not activated.  I read on a nother post that once Mobile XT is unlocked/purchased then it will find non-garmin GPS devices, so I guess this may be the issue.

I'm not keen on finding warez for the unlock, afterall am happy to pay for good software that works.  Typically tho, the 'purchase and go' from the startup screen doesn't connect to garmin, and garmin has no online shop...  Hopefully garmin will respond to an email to them...

I'm assuming yours is activated, and hence will hunt for non garmin device.

Later - man that garmnin business process is crazy!  Why sell software that is tied to a physical card, and to transfer to a larger card with music etc on it you have to go hunting for the cracks?  Needless to say the Harmin XT is now working fine, and with those drivers it locks within 20 seconds and even locks from my living room.  Thanks for steering me in the right direction mattokanz!

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  # 140667 26-Jun-2008 10:48
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I find my gps locks vary quite a bit and very rarely do I get 20sec locks :/   

NEW ROM Released - Sprint have offically launched their new Touch rom which has an updated radio and some PPST settings that improve GPS fixes. 

I'm going to flash the new rom and Reset before customizations - Who wants to be the guiena pig who lets the Sprint Customizations run ?

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  # 140683 26-Jun-2008 13:00
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mattoktanz: I find my gps locks vary quite a bit and very rarely do I get 20sec locks :/   

NEW ROM Released - Sprint have offically launched their new Touch rom which has an updated radio and some PPST settings that improve GPS fixes. 

I'm going to flash the new rom and Reset before customizations - Who wants to be the guiena pig who lets the Sprint Customizations run ?


Good luck, let us know how you get on - more importantly if it works the steps you took.

I am currently running the almost OEM rom.

Is there anyhope telecom will release this for the Okta touch?

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  # 140688 26-Jun-2008 13:08
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mule:
mattoktanz: I find my gps locks vary quite a bit and very rarely do I get 20sec locks :/   

NEW ROM Released - Sprint have offically launched their new Touch rom which has an updated radio and some PPST settings that improve GPS fixes. 

I'm going to flash the new rom and Reset before customizations - Who wants to be the guiena pig who lets the Sprint Customizations run ?


Good luck, let us know how you get on - more importantly if it works the steps you took.

I am currently running the almost OEM rom.

Is there anyhope telecom will release this for the Okta touch?

In total, Telecom have released very few ROMs for WM devices. They are not proactive at all.







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  # 140706 26-Jun-2008 14:20
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tonyhughes:
In total, Telecom have released very few ROMs for WM devices. They are not proactive at all.


Hmm that's why xda-dev and ppcgeeks communities exist. Voda is as much to blame not just Telecom. All carriers and manufacturers are guilty of that really? Off topic I know but eh what the heck.

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