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Flashing ookba’s 3volution ROM Part 2 – Flashing the ROM

September 6th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series 3volution ROM

Windows Mobile 6.5 … er, excuse me, Windows Phone 6.5 … here I come.

In Part 1, I successfully installed the HardSPL security fix on my phone. The process and instructions worked like a charm. So I’m, willing to try part 2. Here it goes.

As before, I created a dedicated working directory on my PC and downloaded the file from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=551642. The file is in a RAR archive (as opposed to a ZIP archive) so you will need to uncompress it before you can use it. I use 7Zip, but WinRAR and other programs work for this too.

Please see Part 1 of this series to see the parameters of my Dash 3G and the computer I am using to flash.

As before, here are the steps.

  1. Read, re-read, and re-re-read the flashing tutorial and the entire thread about this ROM (yes, all 266 posts at the time of this writing).
  2. Fully charge phone battery.
  3. Remove SIM and MicroSD from phone.
  4. Prepare computer by disabling firewall/virus software.
  5. Connect phone and allow ActiveSync to connect.
  6. Run ROM Update Utility (my ohone was HardSPL’d in Part 1)
  7. Follow prompts … Hit OK
  8. ActiveSync connection drops … bootloader screen starts.
  9. Wait. Progress bar on phone and screen. The progress bar on phone and screen moved steadily for about 90 seconds to 100%.
  10. Computer shows Rom Update Utility completion.
  11. Phone booted to 3volution/HTC start screen and hung there for about a minute. Then booted to WinMo 6.5 screen with “Preparing Device” message.
  12. After 2 minutes moved to SIM Failure screen.
  13. Phone rebooted again to 3volution/HTC screen then to WinMo6.5 screen.
  14. Clicked OK on Sim screen and saw 3volution homescreen! Success!

All in all — a pretty painless process. And at first glance, the 3volution ROM looks awesome! I will be reviewing after I get my mail accounts etc. set back up!

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Series NavigationFlashing ookba’s 3volution ROM Part 1 – Installing HardSPL FixDash 3G – Quick Impressions of 3volution ROM

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  1. pyzorm
    December 19th, 2009 at 07:51 | #1

    thanks for your piece.. its really great… but i wanted to know whether this would work on HTC s620…….thanks once again

  2. December 19th, 2009 at 09:14 | #2

    The file I used is specific to the HTC Maple, which is the T-Mobile Dash 3G and the Verizon Ozone. However, Ookba has released a 3Volution ROM specific for the HTC Excalibur (s620) which is on XDA-Developers at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=523718

    All the necessary information can be found in that thread, and in the Excalibur forum.

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