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Topic # 29781 19-Jan-2009 12:31
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There is an old forum on upgrading the Samsung i325 to Windows mobile 6.1 – some comment suggesting it is customised to sprint, so don’t do it, some thought it would be OK.

Did anyone actually do it?  What was the result?

It would be great to have the new features of 6.1 that some are praising on US forums.


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  Reply # 190604 19-Jan-2009 20:18
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radionut:

There is an old forum on upgrading the Samsung i325 to Windows mobile 6.1 – some comment suggesting it is customised to sprint, so don’t do it, some thought it would be OK.

Did anyone actually do it?  What was the result?

It would be great to have the new features of 6.1 that some are praising on US forums.



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  Reply # 192460 28-Jan-2009 12:23
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The wild rush of replies to this seems to indicate no-one has tried windows mibile 6.12 on this phone....
Or... is there only one other person this forum with an i325?

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  Reply # 192466 28-Jan-2009 12:59
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I have had one for about 3 weeks

Obviously reluctant to download an update and install if I dont know what I am doing, so just watching

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  Reply # 192488 28-Jan-2009 13:52
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I have one but didn't even think of installing a third party ROM. If it was a WCDMA device I would do it, but not a CDMA handset...






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  Reply # 192497 28-Jan-2009 14:35
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freitasm: ..... installing a third party ROM....

eh?  This is an upgrade from Samsung.... is that "third party"?
see http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=SPH-I325&mType=SW&vType=L&disp_nm=ACE%20(SPH-i325)

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  Reply # 192591 28-Jan-2009 20:51
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Even if it is from Samsung, unless the ROM is specifically for the Telecom network do not upgrade.

Edit: Download description clearly says upgrade is only for Sprint.








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  Reply # 192607 28-Jan-2009 21:52
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STI: Even if it is from Samsung, unless the ROM is specifically for the Telecom network do not upgrade.

Edit: Download description clearly says upgrade is only for Sprint.

Surely this is Windows Mobile 6.1, from Microsoft, packaged for the Samsung PDA that has a CDMA phone in it.  Telecom source the phone from Sprint anyhow...


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Reply # 192610 28-Jan-2009 22:29
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Yes and no. The update is from Microsoft, for this handset model. But each operator still needs to put in their own customisation and network configuration information.

Stamping a Sprint ROM on a Telecom New Zealand device is not easy. It requires knowledge of what information to extract from the existing TNZ device, extract it, "cook it", and make it work. With a great risk of turning the device into a brick. And if you fail in doing that you can't complain when the authorised service charges you for repair.





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