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ROM UPDATE: PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone ROM Update with MSN fix available
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 15.12.03 - 14:40:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 12602x
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Finally it became available, the long awaited MSN fix for your PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone.

Like before, it's a complete ROM update you have to download to your PC first and you need to flash your i-Mate Smartphone with it. Please note that this will erase all your settings so make sure you have backed-up your data first.

Also don't wonder if you get the same ROM version like before (1.50.8.6); that's the most stable for the i-Mate Smartphone but also includes the MSN Messenger fix now which lets you use your MSN Messenger on your Smartphone again! :-)

Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for CDL i-Mate Smartphone software update, v1.50.8.6 with MSN fix

Before your upgrade your i-Mate Smartphone please see the checklist first:

  • Download the ZIP file to your PC
  • Open and extract the file to any location on your PC
  • Connect your PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone with your PC via ActiveSync
    • Make sure to use the USB port on your PC - don't use any USB hubs in between
    • Make sure your Smartphone is connected to the power source
  • Now run the previously extracted
  • Don't touch your Smartphone or PC during the upgrade

First your previous ROM will be erased from the device:

This might takes a couple of minutes, please stay patient. If the ROM was erased successfully the new ROM image will be copied back to your Smartphone:

That's it - your PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone is updated with the latest available ROM:

After you've removed the battery and switched the phone on, it takes a while to boot. That's normal. Also please don't touch the phone during the IPSM check until it asks for a reboot.

But now - finally - you are ready to use MSN Messenger on the road again! :-)

Important Notice: This ROM update was designed for the i-Mate Smartphone with Windows Powered 2002 Operating System. It might work on other Smartphones as well but neither I nor anybody else is responsible for any damages if you try to install this ROM update on devices, other then the i-Mate Smartphone 2002!

Update: The previous reported problems with the update are solved now. I've tried it on 2 different Smartphones 4 times and it worked without any problems!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Comments
Posted by Pablo on 15.12.03 - 17:46:20

Hey Arne,

  Was wondering something... if I don't really even use MSN on this phone, do I need to perform this update?  Are there any other changes in battery life, or anything that will improve the performance of my phone or is it basically the same as the oprevious update I have installed?  Let me know so I can downlad whenever it is finally ready! Thanks a lot.

Pablo smile

Posted by Arne Hess on 15.12.03 - 17:49:16

No, there is no real reason other then the MSN patch. If you already updated your ROM before it's fine. It's the latest and most stable ROM for the Tanager anyway... So if you don't need MSN you don't need to update since you don't get any other benefits!

Posted by Joe on 15.12.03 - 22:59:55

Hey Arnie...

Will this upgrade work on an HTC Canary (ie: unlocked Orange SPV) Smartphone.  I had previously successfully upgraded the ROM on my Orange device to the i-Mate ROM.

Just curious...

Joe.

Posted by Frank on 16.12.03 - 00:59:15

Does this upgrade work with the qtek-7070?

Posted by CodeSmith on 16.12.03 - 12:40:00

Arne,

I am not sure what your official response to Joe and Frank's question is, but I can say from experience that the iMate ROM's you provide have worked great on my E100. It should work on any similar phone (including the 7070).

Posted by Arne Hess on 16.12.03 - 14:27:28

CodeSmith! I don't have an official response here because I don't have an unlocked Orange Canary (anymore) nor a Qtek 7070 so I can't give any advises if it works or not.

As you said, the previous version also worked so it might work or not but I can't test it here nor I can suggest to upgrade (because of legal and copyright reasons as you might understand).

Posted by CodeSmith on 16.12.03 - 17:20:22

Gotcha Arne, iI understand. I have tried the latest ROM with MSN fix on my phone (loaded it yesterday) and it worked flawlessly. Thanks by the way for providing all this help, I bought my E100 from an MS employee, it was an eval version, and as such was without and tech help or upgrades...except what I can gather off the web.

Posted by roke on 17.12.03 - 00:53:35

Hey Arne,

I'm just out of the hospital, so I missed this update two days ago.

This must be the best news

I heard in months!

Posted by JJmaster on 18.12.03 - 22:16:54

FYI....upgraded my Smart Amazing w/Bootloader .99 to v1.50.8.6 with MSN fix without issue.  THANKS!

Posted by Leo on 25.12.03 - 22:24:20

Will the 1.50.8.6. bring any performance / battery life improvements if I upgrade from 1.41.84? I read that the SPV upgrade (to 1.60.smthg) brings performance improvements so what about the I-mate upgrade?

Posted by Peter on 13.01.04 - 08:26:05

Do you think it's worth switching from the IMate 1.50.8.6 to the new Orange OS's ? I have a Smart Amazing Phone on a T-Mobile USA network. Thanks. PLease use my email to reply.

Posted by Arne Hess on 13.01.04 - 17:51:10

No it isn't!

Posted by AnnaCabs on 24.01.04 - 04:44:55

is there a way for me to use Yahoo Messenger in i-Mate ROM?

Posted by Qman on 24.01.04 - 21:43:49

Try using the following URL with IE:

wsp://wap.oa.yahoo.com

HTH

Posted by jules on 27.01.04 - 13:01:30

i was trying this upgrade on my imate smartphone 2002, it reached stage 1where it says that it is removing the rom.

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