Well last night I finally took the plunge and flashed my HTC Snap with the latest homecooked ROM based on the WM6.5.3 STD 23090 build of Windows Mobile.

*** BEFORE YOU TRY THIS YOURSELF READ THE FORUMS IN THE LINKS BELOW THOROUGHLY ***

Details on the what are here ... (you'll need to sign up to dowload anything)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=551642

The how is a little trickier as our phones don't seem to accept the standard HardSPL instructions posted in this article.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=550620 but if you jump down to page 11 and follow these instructions, they worked for me.



  1. Removed SIM and SD card



  2. Connected, established a sync connection w/ActiveSync



  3. In JockyW's folder; open "SSPL"



  4. Run SSPL.bat



  5. If you have a firewall or anti-rootkit running ie. COMODO Internet Security, disable those and the sandbox if your security software has one



  6. Follow commands in command prompt



  7. Pop up should show on your device's screen



  8. The "OK" option is outside of the screen's viewable area, press the trackball or press enter.



  9. The phone's screen will shut off but the keyboard will remain lit



  10. DO NOT DISCONNECT



  11. LEAVE ACTIVESYNC ALONE



  12. Return to the JockyW folder



  13. Run the ROMUpdateUtility



The great thing about the HardSPL is I now have a Bootloader menu to unbrick my phone back to say the stock ROM if I stuff up anything.

There's a few tweaks etc to get the phone working and I pulled all the settings of the iphonenewzealand site to make sure I got them right.

Everything is working ... FASTER ... and so far (it's only been 12 hours or so) no issues.  I'll document the process this weekend when I repeat it so you can have a try (AT YOUR OWN RISK) :)

Good times.