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LOCKED: The HTC MTeoR only supports Signed Root Certificates at the moment
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 10.08.06 - 11:42:29 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 10788x
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Okay, we got another information about the Root Certificate problem I was mentioning yesterday in my HTC MTeoR review. The problem is, that the HTC MTeoR only accepts signed Microsoft Root Certificates at the moment which means, you can not "application unlock" your device at the moment.
As a result, you are not allowed to install your own certificates to enable Push Mail over https (while Push Mail via http is working) but it also disallows the installation of some non-signed applications as well as changing some device settings (like reordering the Start menu shortcuts which I'm usually do).
According to HTC, the problem is known now and HTC is working on a fix. Nevertheless, at the moment there is neither a workaround nor a release date for the fix (a new ROM) known:

Dear Sir

At present the MTeoR will only accept signed Microsoft Root Certificates.
This is an issue that we are addressing, but at present do not have a solution, or an estimated time for a resolution.

Ok, now the question is "how much can go wrong" with such a release? As soon as I've heard more, I will let you know.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Peter Nielsen on 12.08.06 - 12:48:10

Hi - i have the same problem and i wrote to HTC and got this answer:

> Good Morning,
> This is an issue that we are aware of and are currently trying to remedy.
> I believe there will be a ROM upgrade/patch imminent, that will
> address and fix this problem.
> It will be available for download on the HTC website soon.
> Thanks for your patience.
> Best regards,
> Pete Whiteley

Posted by Kent on 14.08.06 - 10:47:05


I got another answer fron the HTC Support:

Dear Sir,
> Thank you for your email.
> Installing root certificates on your HTC MTeoR is not possible unless
> they have been signed by Microsoft.  This is a common problem we are
> seeing on our MTeoR devices, and are actively seeking a "non
> application lock" ROM update from Microsoft so our customers are able
> to add certificates at their whim.
> At the moment we have not time frame in regard to rectifying this issue. 
> Yours sincerely
> Perry Bird

Posted by alf on 16.08.06 - 19:11:55

This unlock thing makes this unit impossible to use with my Tomtom.

A new rom is highly appreciated :-)

Any idea of when it will be released?

Posted by Arne Hess on 16.08.06 - 20:39:45

No, unfortunately I haven't heard anything yet but I hope soon. Nevertheless, normally a new ROM, doesn't matter how worse the old ROM is, takes at least 10 - 14 days minimum due to some necessary HTC and Microsoft tests.
And please don't ask me now if the current ROM was tested. wink

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