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Has anyone mannaged to figgure out how to get rid of/Replace the Virgin mobile splash screeen from the bootup of the Monet?

i used reg edit to chnage the shutdown screen and startup screens, but the virgin one stays put even tho the registry value says otherwise (unless there is another reg value i dont know about)

anyone? ;)

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You can't do that easily.... it's set in ROM.

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so it can be done?

i have searched the reg a little to see if there are any references to it.. but nothing that has made any changes..

if i could replace the rom with a default htc monet rom (not messed with by virgin in any way), if such a thing exists. like a clean install of windows ;) hehe

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You can't do that easily.... it's set in ROM.

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Its actually fairly easy :D Luckily the splash image is located in a different section of the ROM to the OS, bootloader, etc so you can 'cook' if you like your own ROM with the splash screen ONLY without too much trouble. All your programs etc are safe.

If you want a MoDaCo boot screen, download and flash the splash screen i posted HERE

If you want to make your own, follow the instructions by me HERE, or slightly more specific instructions by merwin HERE

@Paul, if you feel it'd be worthwhile, I'll make a Hermes version of the MoDaCo Splash Screen I did for the Tornado ;) It'll be both the Splash Screen and the Sub splash (normally the same image but if you want to keep some operator branding i'll leave the subsplash section out so it wont flash that)

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Its actually fairly easy :D Luckily the splash image is located in a different section of the ROM to the OS, bootloader, etc so you can 'cook' if you like your own ROM with the splash screen ONLY without too much trouble. All your programs etc are safe.

If you want a MoDaCo boot screen, download and flash the splash screen i posted HERE

If you want to make your own, follow the instructions by me HERE, or slightly more specific instructions by merwin HERE

@Paul, if you feel it'd be worthwhile, I'll make a Hermes version of the MoDaCo Splash Screen I did for the Tornado ;) It'll be both the Splash Screen and the Sub splash (normally the same image but if you want to keep some operator branding i'll leave the subsplash section out so it wont flash that)

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no luck :( it passes the immediate flash test.. but displays "Error saving splash zone" when i try to put in my new splash.bmp :)

i am app unlocked. is there any special format the bmp has to be in?

[edit]
The Modaco boot screen rom update utility failed too :) what have virgin done to my phone?

Edited by Bongmaster, 08 March 2007 - 01:08 PM.

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no luck :D it passes the immediate flash test.. but displays "Error saving splash zone" when i try to put in my new splash.bmp :(

i am app unlocked. is there any special format the bmp has to be in?

[edit]
The Modaco boot screen rom update utility failed too :) what have virgin done to my phone?


I'll look into the Monet ROM structure this week sometime and *hopefully* come up with some answers ;)

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I'll look into the Monet ROM structure this week sometime and *hopefully* come up with some answers ;)

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good luck :D hope u find something :(


my friend suggested i find an imate equivilant rom and flash it.. which is a bit drastic.. i would like my DAB radio to still work :) n stuff.. and not chance bricking my phone :?

tho a nice clean wm5 would be nice :) no oem inteferance :)

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good luck ;) hope u find something :D
my friend suggested i find an imate equivilant rom and flash it.. which is a bit drastic.. i would like my DAB radio to still work :) n stuff.. and not chance bricking my phone :?

tho a nice clean wm5 would be nice :( no oem inteferance :)


Don't flash an i-mate ROM whatever you do, i-mate never released the HTC Monet so you wont find a compatible ROM.

But like i said, i'll cook you your own splash tomorrow, if you want a specific image then post it here before about 11am MoDaCo time. Needs to be 240x320 in bmp format.

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Don't flash an i-mate ROM whatever you do, i-mate never released the HTC Monet so you wont find a compatible ROM.

But like i said, i'll cook you your own splash tomorrow, if you want a specific image then post it here before about 11am MoDaCo time. Needs to be 240x320 in bmp format.

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yay :D

oh crap ;) am i too late to post an image?

if not here is one...

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yay :D

oh crap ;) am i too late to post an image?

if not here is one...


Ok try this one...

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Ok try this one...

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alas it failed ;) i have attached a jpeg of the error screen if it helps..

is there anything i need to unlock in my phone in order to flash it?

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alas it failed ;) i have attached a jpeg of the error screen if it helps..

is there anything i need to unlock in my phone in order to flash it?


Hmmmm

Just had a thought that the upgrade files may be in nbh format? You could try the hermes modaco splash number 3 and see if that works...

I'll have to look into this further tho

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Hmmmm

Just had a thought that the upgrade files may be in nbh format? You could try the hermes modaco splash number 3 and see if that works...

I'll have to look into this further tho

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that worked less than the other one ;) it just lost com

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that worked less than the other one ;) it just lost com


Hmmm, tbh i need a shipped update to tear apart to really get to grips with this

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Hi, just got my monet yesturday thought Id try changing the splash...I have ran the first software with modaco logo and it seemed to work though - didnt get an error like the previous guy but mite b worth mentioned Iv app unlocked mine.

I got some debug screen on the monet and the software said please wait 10 minutes etc then closed itself down...took battery out/put it back as nothing was happenin still works n still got virgin splash but not sure the proper procedure

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Hi, just got my monet yesturday thought Id try changing the splash...I have ran the first software with modaco logo and it seemed to work though - didnt get an error like the previous guy but mite b worth mentioned Iv app unlocked mine.

I got some debug screen on the monet and the software said please wait 10 minutes etc then closed itself down...took battery out/put it back as nothing was happenin still works n still got virgin splash but not sure the proper procedure


Need to do more research into this before we can arrive at a solution

BTW does your phone still boot into windows?

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Need to do more research into this before we can arrive at a solution

BTW does your phone still boot into windows?

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yes - it still boots into windows just fine

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hi been away for a while. ;)

any progress been made on this? i really hate that virgin splash screen more than ever now since they screwed me over. long story not going into it..

i would really be happy to see it gone :(

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