Holiday Project : Upgrading Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6.1

My holiday project : Upgrading Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6.1



After nearly a year Windows Mobile 6 released, at last I can upgrade my dopod 818pro ( HTC Prophet ) from windows mobile 5 to windows mobile 6.1 .

WARNING - Do not try any step below if you dont really know what you doing, and backup all your data before upgrade your phone. YOU MAY LOST ALL YOUR DATA OR YOUR PHONE CAN DEAD IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG

Step 1 : Know type of my phone
HTC Prophet hardware manufactured in two type G3 and G4. Upgrading different type of hardware must use their respected sofware. USING WRONG TYPE OF SOFWARE MAY MAKE YOUR PHONE FREEZ!
To know type of my phone, soft reset the phone and during start up, on the first black screen take note the number behind SPL :XXXXXX if the number end with 0 then the phone is G3 in the other hand, if the phone end with other number, the phone is G4. My phone is G3

Step 2 : Hard SPL and Soft SPL
Sofware used: HardSPL for prophet G3 (credit for animelover from XDA-Developer)
Connect your phone to your PC with activesync, Make sure battery is more than 50%. Run hardSPL.bat. Command prompt window will open and just wait until another window PDA Rom update Utility opened,your PPC will show white screen, then it will update the the ROM of the Pocket PC(PPC) so it is ready to be upgraded. The upgrade status will be show on your pc, your PPC will just show white screen all the time. This step only need to be run once means if after this you want to update your PPC ROM again, this step can be skiped. After it has been upgraded, your PPC will be restarted and you cant see any change on the PPC(same as before)

Step 3 : Soft SPL
Sofware used: SoftSPL (credit for animelover from XDA-Developer)
Copy JumpSPL.exe, SPL.nb and SPL.lnk into the root directory of your device and execute SPL.lnk. If you have done it correctly, you could see your device rebooting and ending in an white screen, your device have successfully booted with the SoftSPL! Now plug your device onto your PC, you could hear a sound notification on your desktop like you plugged in an USB stick.

Step 4 : Choose Your ROM (OR cook* it your self)
ROM Can be downloaded at XDA-developer
I've choose [wm6.1]Prophet ShadoW 2.0 Touch Edition from cludyfa

Step 5 : Flash your PPC
Most of ROM will include ROMUpdateUtility_NV_G3.exe. Execute it!

Just wait and after 15 minutes will have "new" PDA Phone!
After upgrade successful you are advised to Hard Reset your PPC. No real reason for this, just what developer usually do after upgrading

*Cook is term use to make your own ROM, This time I use ROM from Cludyfa. InsyaAllah next time I'll cook it my self =P Currently researching how to cook my own ROM.

Gate to hell on earth

Almost two month ago I received an email with subject "pintu neraka di bumi" with all pictures above, it was very interesting but unfortunately it was just pictures with no information. Maybe the objective of the email is as reminder of life after death and create fear to Allah almighty. After some "googling" I found some info about this gate to hell ;

It is actually a burned gas crater called Darvaza mean "the door" or "the gate" in Turkmen language, located in karakum desert at Turkeminestan. The history of this Gate to hell started on 1971 when group of Russian Scientist and geologist (Turkeminestan is still in USSR during that time ) on a mission to find oil and gas on the desert, they stumbled on a huge natural gas deposit, and afraid that the substance might poison the air of the region, they had the brilliant idea of setting it on fire. The result?

It has been more than 30 years but the crater is still burning. Karakum desert is one of bigest desert on earth with temperature during daytime is around 120 degree Fahrenheit (highest temperature ever recorded on earth is 139 degree at libya) . Darvaza take more than 3 hours driving from nearest town . Check the interesting video I found on dailymotion

Even it is really hot during daytime, it is very cold at night, this make those birds fly above the fire to get some heat =P

Mind controlled animal...

It was boring day at home, just surfing internet and found interesting gallery telling me that there are animals that can control other animal minds. Huh! really! even scientist can't explain how these animal control other's mind.

Gallery taken from discover magazine , since I resized the flash gallery some of the pictures is not clear, browse the original gallery here. Read explanation on last slide (one with cat picture). I think all cats lovers must know this.

New face...

new face for my blog =P amacam? cun tak..any problem viewing my blog with this new template just leave me comments

Pelengkap mickey mouse malaysia =)

Episod 10 - Tamak

Episod 11 - Lailatul Qadr

Episod 12 - Kisah Tauladan

Episod 13 - Sayang Kak Ros

Episod 14 - Ketupat

Episod 15 - Zakat Fitrah

Episod 16 - Malam Syahdu

Episod 17 - Pagi Raya

Episod 18 - Berkat

Happy holidays!!!!!!

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New Mac book Pro

the way of making the body is really hot, the touchpad damn awesome and really love U2's background music

best technology company(for me) - Google, Apple and Asus

*cant wait for my eee pc =P