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Topic # 9839 17-Oct-2006 16:26
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Hi Guys,

i tried to update my firmware on my harrier today.

it failed miserably! crashed the phone hard :(

it said update was unsucessful, and now when i try and turn the PDA on it says on the screen

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' Serial 



V1.02 '
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thats when its not plugged into the USB cradle, when its in the USB cradle it replaces the word 'Serial' with 'USB'



tried to update it again but it cannot find the phone - obviously because its not booted up

can anyone help ? i dont really want to be without my Harrier by sending it to Telecom, plus theyll charge me for it too im sure

thanks guy - much appreciated !!!


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  Reply # 48868 17-Oct-2006 16:28
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R.I.P Harrier.

Have you tried a hard crash? I think you hold on/off button while using stylus to press reset button underneath.




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  Reply # 48872 17-Oct-2006 17:59
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yes ive tried a hard reset - no avail

so theres no chance of saving my baby ? :( :(

ill buy anyone who can provide me with a fix a box of beer or two!

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Reply # 48873 17-Oct-2006 18:07
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Was this ROM from the Telecom site? IIRC, the last release was a couple of years ago. If you tried to install anything else then you might be out of lucky - it means sending it out for repair.

If this is the original update then it should be able to find the Pocket PC again - plug it to your computer and run the update. It should just flash it without problems.







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  Reply # 48876 17-Oct-2006 18:44
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freitasm: Was this ROM from the Telecom site? IIRC, the last release was a couple of years ago. If you tried to install anything else then you might be out of lucky - it means sending it out for repair.

If this is the original update then it should be able to find the Pocket PC again - plug it to your computer and run the update. It should just flash it without problems.



no sadly the update was from an overseas FTP - was advised of the update (3.0 ?) wasnt supported yet by telecom but was assured it worked on the Harrier

afterwards i tried to use the Telecom ROM updater, but it could not locate the phone.

any idea how much it would cost to get it fixed ? .. otherwise i may deem the phone 'destroyed' and get it replaced under my phone insurance

im guessing theres no hope of recovering the contacts that were on there, as they'd be part of the OS that was in my last firmware

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Reply # 48878 17-Oct-2006 18:47
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ROM images for Pocket PC Phone Edition devices are very specific. I wouldn't tell anyone to apply an overseas ROM to a device marketed by a CDMA operator.

You have to send it away for repair. I have no idea of cost.







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Reply # 48885 17-Oct-2006 19:16
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freitasm: ROM images for Pocket PC Phone Edition devices are very specific. I wouldn't tell anyone to apply an overseas ROM to a device marketed by a CDMA operator.

You have to send it away for repair. I have no idea of cost.



ahh well i learnt the hard way

the guy was from NZ, and has a harrier so *shrugs*

too bad its over a year old now heh.




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  Reply # 48920 17-Oct-2006 21:25
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hmm had a thought ..

is there any cool things i can do with the screen ? obviously a touchscreen isnt totally worthless !!

adapt it to my pc somehow ? .. maybe build a touchscreen ipod or something cool :-)

ideas ?

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  Reply # 48925 17-Oct-2006 21:48
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i thought about that ..

however i was told by telecom it will cost about $150 to get it reflashed (just over the phone though)

i can get it replaced for $80 under insurance - keep the original one i have as its deemed useless

also that leaves me with a 2nd battery - VERY useful to me !!

wouldnt that be a more worthwhile option ?

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