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#20671 2-Apr-2008 16:35
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Sprint plans to release an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 for some devices that have equivalents on Telecom New Zealand -  currently available HTC Titan, Okta Touch and a soon to be released Samsung Ace.

I've asked Telecom about the possibility of those upgrades being available here and it seems they may come to some of these models, but nothing is certain about dates or what models would be getting the upgrade.




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  #122340 9-Apr-2008 15:52
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I don't know what to believe on this topic anymore. :p

I've been told by CTS (over the course of around least ten emails) that WM6/6.1 definitely will, definitely won't and may be released by Telecom. If they do bring out 6.1, I doubt that Titan owners will see it due to the hardware constraints and age of the device. Touch owners will probably be more fortunate, I'd imagine.

I got fed up with the contradictory responses from them and flashed Sprint's ROM and radio to my Titan, and it works fantastically. WM6.1 really is a huge improvement over WM6 - they've given serious attention to the bad memory leak in 6, which is the biggest improvement.


 
 
 

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  #122352 9-Apr-2008 16:24
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Would these upgrades be available to existing users?  Or just come pre-installed on hardware that they're selling?  i.e. could we download it and upgrade our phones ourselves?

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#123052 12-Apr-2008 14:56
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Hi - Has anyone flashed an Okta Touch to WM 6.1 yet? I am not brave enough to try.



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  #124387 17-Apr-2008 14:06
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tr3v: Hi - Has anyone flashed an Okta Touch to WM 6.1 yet? I am not brave enough to try.


I'm not a Touch owner, but I can tell that it will work. You need to know certain information from your phone's EPST in order to reprovision the radio (since 6.1 will require you to flash a new radio ROM in addition to the OS ROM). To get into your phone's EPST you need to know the MSL code; I don't don't really know if Geekzone allows the discussion or distribution of MSLs, so I won't post it here, but Google is your friend (and so is ppcgeeks.com) if you don't already know it. I only needed to reprovision my MDN and MSID, though occasionally you may need to restore your A-key (that's left blank on Telecom, as far as I know).

CMGuardian.exe in the \Windows\Startup folder will prevent you from removing the data connection configuration that is there by default after upgrading (Sprint, Verizon or Alltel, depending on the radio ROM you flash).

You also need to flash a new bootloader to your phone, which is quite straightforward and won't touch or destroy any data for the OS or radio. By flashing the custom bootloader you effectively prevent the device from being brickable from bad flashes.

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  #124753 18-Apr-2008 14:16
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I have a GSM version of the HTC Touch, (bought off the web and I don't know why the Telecom version does not have WiFi) and was wondering how I would go about getting WM 6.1.  Its not immediately obvious from the Windows Mobile Website.  Can one download it somewhere?

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#124763 18-Apr-2008 14:37
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It is not available anywhere. It is made available through manufacturers (if Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition) or operators (if Pocket PC Phone Edition or Smartphone).

It is not distributed through Microsoft.

Any Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM you find today is not official - it is most likely hacked to run on different hardware. Some can be really good - but some not. Of course if anything happens then the warranty is void.




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  #124768 18-Apr-2008 14:50
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Righto.  I'll wait then.



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  #124795 18-Apr-2008 16:18
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I am very much looking forward to this, especially since it has BIG changes for smartphone that will go nicely on my BOSS. Any one know how long until it will be availible for upgrade?

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#125364 21-Apr-2008 16:42
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Hi,

I have flashed a Sprint 6.1 rom onto my Okta Touch and it works perfectly. Happy to give pointers if anyone is willing to try it. Note it does void any warranties etc.

I have found that I get slightly better reception and the quality of voice is much improved.

The rom I flashed is only a beta version of the OS. If you wait a few weeks there will be offical versions kicking around to try

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#127386 30-Apr-2008 20:45
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I've deleted the previous post. It was a complete Copy & Paste of instructions found in another forum anyway - and against our guidelines. Google is your friend.





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  #127394 30-Apr-2008 21:05
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Hello,

Today I upgraded my octa touch using the procedure described on xda-developers.com. Now I have WM6.1 based on the sprint rom wint evdo rev A and GPS.
The only problem I have is I cant establish an Internet connection properly. I put #777 as dial-in number into the connection profile and also mobile@jamamobile and the password into the setup dialog. Unfortulantely the connection is only established some time and is very unstable. Mostly it is not usable.

Do I have to provision the device in order to get the internet connection working properly? I can make phonecall without any problem.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Enno

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#127400 30-Apr-2008 21:36
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I am locking this discussion because it is going off topic and there wasn't an update related to the original post for a while.




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