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AVAILABLE: HTC Europe releases Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the HTC TyTN
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 02.08.07 - 12:00:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 20726x
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Finally, it took HTC a little bit longer but after HTC released the first Windows Mobile 6 upgrades for other versions of its HTC Hermes reference design, HTC now also released the long awaited Windows Mobile 6 Professional ROM upgrade for its HTC TyTN.
HTC released the upgrade in several European language including World Wide English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and others.
Do get your free download of the HTC TyTN Windows Mobile 6 ROM upgrade, you have to have a free HTC eClub account.

As always, this ROM upgrade wipes all your data so make sure to sync before you upgrade. Also, as always, it doesn't allows you to upgrade to another language then your current device language.
If you don't have an HTC eClub account yet, you can also check MoDaCo for further download information.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Harry Fine on 02.08.07 - 13:28:50

I am one of those who have been waiting for this upgrade patiently, going to the HTC Europe site every day.  I have signed up to their Club (which seems to have no benefits).  I was there this morning after reading the article by Arne, the first poster, and there is no TyTn upgrade.

Posted by Patrick_F on 02.08.07 - 13:44:34

Check the Modaco link Arne mentioned! wink

Posted by Richard Watts on 03.08.07 - 01:52:32

Me too, there is still nothing on the HTC site. It says choose from the list of phones but there is no list.

What to do???

Posted by Arne Hess on 03.08.07 - 09:44:41

Have you created an HTC (*Europe*) eClub account and asigned your TyTN with the S/N to this account?

Posted by Trane on 03.08.07 - 15:25:34

I tried both Safari on Mac and Iceape (Firefox) on Linux.  Neither shows the device list.  A quick glance at the page source indicates that the list is missing from the source.  Time to go to work so I can try IE.

Does anybody know if this ROM includes Remote Desktop, a now optional component which most providers have overlooked including?

Cheers,
Mark

Posted by Arne Hess on 03.08.07 - 15:33:42

AFAIK it's not including Remote Desktop. As I wrote earlier - no Windows Mobile 6 device includes Remote Desktop yet.

Posted by Trane on 03.08.07 - 17:12:46

I have confirmed that the device list does not show up in IE 6 or 7 either.  Can anybody, after reading this, get the list of devices to appear?  If so, a link to the download page (which I assume would still require login but would help us get there) would be appreciated.  Or what browser you're using and any tricks you had to do.

I figure it would be good to find out about Remote Desktop from someone who has installed the ROM, as each vendor is different and perhaps HTC would realize the value in including this.

Cheers,
Mark

Posted by Harry Fine on 03.08.07 - 22:15:13

I've had the same problem since yesterday when I first heard it was out.  I got the actual file elsewhere, and it is the official tytn HTC english (europe) rom.

But the problems don't end there.  It won't install.  The RUU program starts, and it kills the activesync connection.  Without the Activesync connection, it can't do the upgrade.  It's a reasonably common problem from my Google search, but no solutions that worked for me.

If anyone wants the file, I'll email it to you.  It's harry.fine@gmail.com.

Could you folks let me know if you have the same problem.

Posted by RobertWebbe on 03.08.07 - 22:43:32

I have called the friend of HTC Europe today and they didn't even know there was a problem. While we were talking on the phone they took a look and saw it for themselfs.

But, the website is maintained in Taiwan and they could not fix it themselfs directly. An a-mail is sent and I think and hope it should work soon.

Posted by Harry Fine on 03.08.07 - 22:46:14

But the activesync problem is real also.  I heard one guy say he used a different computer and it worked, so I installed Activesync 4.5 on a 6 month old laptop, copied the ROM update over to the laptop, plugged the USB cable in, started the ROM update, and the same as on the desktop, as soon as the TyTn screen turned to red, green and blue (bootloader I think), the Activesync connection disconnected, and the TyTn was no longer communicating with the PC.

Harry

Posted by RobertWebbe on 03.08.07 - 23:04:40

Harry Fine wrote:

But the activesync problem is real also.  I heard one guy say he used a different computer and it worked, so I installed Activesync 4.5 on a 6 month old laptop, copied the ROM update over to the laptop, plugged the USB cable in, started the ROM update, and the same as on the desktop, as soon as the TyTn screen turned to red, green and blue (bootloader I think), the Activesync connection disconnected, and the TyTn was no longer communicating with the PC.

Harry

Harry,
It is possible to perform a normal sync with ActiveSync?
Did you have connected your device directly to a USB port (not via a hub or dockingstation)?
Did you completely charged your device?
Did you ever tried to flash another ROM which was originaly not ment to be (e.g. another language)?
On which OS do you run? XP sp2 or Vista maybe?

Posted by Arne Hess on 03.08.07 - 23:53:41

Harry Fine wrote:

But the activesync problem is real also. [...] and the same as on the desktop, as soon as the TyTn screen turned to red, green and blue (bootloader I think), the Activesync connection disconnected, and the TyTn was no longer communicating with the PC.

So far nothing wrong. In fact, the way HTC are updating ROMs requires to shut down ActiveSync after the device was put into the bootloader (three stripes mode).
However, here it's important that the device recognizes it's connected to a USB connection which you can verify in the bootloader screen. There stand "Serial" which needs to change to "USB". If Serial doesn't changes to USB something is wrong with the connection.

Solutions you might want to try:

* Use a different USB cable
* Shut down any firewall and virus scanners you might use (incl. Windows XP firewall)
* Don't use USB hubs in between
* Try a different USB port on the PC

Please let us know if the bootloader shows USB or Serial and if one of the solutions above helped.

Posted by Harry Fine on 04.08.07 - 03:48:29

Is it possible to perform a normal sync with ActiveSync? - Of course, I've had it for 3 months, and sync many times per day.

Did you have connected your device directly to a USB port (not via a hub or dockingstation)? - Direct


Did you completely charged your device? - Yes, was in the cradle for quite some time before I started.

Did you ever tried to flash another ROM which was originaly not ment to be (e.g. another language)?  No, I've been waiting for this official one.  It's stock from the factory.

On which OS do you run? XP sp2 or Vista maybe?  XP, SP2

Posted by Harry Fine on 04.08.07 - 04:55:11

I've been struggling all day, but I finally got the official HTC Hermes Europe upgrade installed. Two problems.....first the one everyone mentions about the HTC site, but it's been posted elsewhere, the official version. If anyone wants it, email me at harry.fine@gmail.com, and I will email it to you.


Second, you will likely find out that notwithstanding their instructions to have activesync running durring the install, activesync will crash as you run the RUU program. I was petrified about running it without following their instructions, but after a lot of Google searches, enough people said dont worry about ActiveSync running, so I continued the process, and it worked perfectly. About 10 minutes in all. This was an unlocked HTC Branded Hermes (TyTn), and this is the latest version. The file is: HTC_TyTN_WWE_3.54.255.3_6275_1.48.00.10_108.exe.

It looks great, it seems faster, there are more features and software. Finally.

Harry

Posted by RobertWebbe on 06.08.07 - 12:24:24

I just received an answer from HTC, the error on the page is fixed and you can download it now: http://member.htc.com/member/downloadde … ERCURYP-C9
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