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FIX: Samsung BlackJack, BlackJack II and ACE Leap-Year Calendar patch available
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 10.03.08 - 00:03:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 33294x
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You might have noticed that 2008 is a leap year and while you (and even Microsoft's Outlook Mobile) noticed it, it seems Samsung's BlackJack, BlackJack II and ACE Windows Mobile smartphones have overseen it. As a matter of fact, Samsung's Calendar Home screen plugin, for the above mentioned devices, shows the wrong date as of March 1, 2008; the day after February 29 and since Samsung's Calendar ignores the 29th, date displays one day prior to the correct date until the end of this year. At the end it means that, if you are using/used the the Calendar plugin, you will get the wrong date displayed for the rest of the year (on the left the wrong calendar, on the right the correct):

Please note that this is a Home screen issue only and it neither affects the devices real time clock nor any other calendar functions, including Outlook Mobile, but it's a cosmetic issue of the Home screen plugin which makes it, nevertheless, useless for the rest of the year.

Anyway, I've got my hands on a couple of patches, just small CAB files for your device, which corrects the issue described above. So if you are either using a Windows Mobile 6 upgraded BlackJack/SGH-i607 (the patch isn't working with Windows Mobile 5.0) or a new BlackJack II/SGH-i617 or a recently released ACE/SPH-i325 Windows Mobile Standard smartphone, you might want to install the patch to get the Home screen issue fixed.
Also note that only North American smartphones are affected! Neither the Samsung SGH-i320 nor the SGH-i600 needs this patch - so please don't install it on any other devices than the one mentioned above!

Either download the appropriate CAB file from your PC, copy it to your device and run it from there, or download it directly from your device (through the::unwired's mobile site) and run it on your smartphone. As always, this patch will need to be re-installed whenever completing a hard reset.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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