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If you've now got a fully functioning device, do you need an exchange? The hardware will be the same, and you've proven that the GPS works OK, so it would be difficult to ask for an exchange on the basis of a non functioning GPS, as they will ask you to open a GPS application to demonstrate.

To be honest, I think you burned your boats when you flashed the ROM, with respect to returning the device; you can't get it back to the 'out of the Orange Box' state without access to an official ROM, which hasn't yet been released (unless you try to get the M700 ROM from the Orange France website, though this also has the GPS enabled, defeating your argument for a return!)

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If you've now got a fully functioning device, do you need an exchange?

Yes, as the device did not have it enabled from the off, which, as pointed out, could mean it was a demo or preproduction model. I did not see the guy in the shop open the box in front of me. Gonna mess about with the extended ROM business, which definitely has the Dopod stuff in there now. If someone could furnish me with the contents of their Orange extended ROM I may be able to get an exchange.

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Nowt like hijacking my thread ;)

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Yes, as the device did not have it enabled from the off, which, as pointed out, could mean it was a demo or preproduction model. I did not see the guy in the shop open the box in front of me. Gonna mess about with the extended ROM business, which definitely has the Dopod stuff in there now. If someone could furnish me with the contents of their Orange extended ROM I may be able to get an exchange.

Cheers,

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.....And here's a copy of my ExtROM in zipped form. Look in the config.txt file to see the order in which to run- the exe file enables the Orange today theme.

Attached File  ExtRom.zip   121.27KB   287 downloads

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Thanks very much for that Neil, I'll let you all know how I get on.

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I'd have no problems using a Modaco start screen once I have a fully functioning device, however I need to get my phone back to its 'out of the box' settings so I can take it back to the Orange shop for an exchange.

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Just ring OCS up and they send a courier to collect the phone, they get hundreds of these devices back, nobody checks them! I sent a couple of my M600's back with different ROMs on them and no-one complained!

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Orange SPV M700 Windows Mobile 5
Operator 19.123.1.615
ROM 1.23.61.5
ROM date: 01/25/07
Radio 1.41.00.11

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Have you enabled the GPS in the settings screen. THere is a reg hack for this. Think its in HKLM\ControlPanel\GPS Settings. Change the hide setting from 1 to 0. THen add another DWORD Group and make that = 2.

Reboot device and try again. More info elsewhere on modaco or xda-dev.

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I am not very techie. Does the second DWORD group need a name?The default name is New Value #1.

I am at my wit's end. Before my M700 was unlocked it all worked fine. Then they loaded an old radio rom and it stopped working. I have had this updated to 1.38.00.11 but it still doesn't work. I have hard reset, re-installed TomTom and tried using COM8 (it worked before using the stettings suggested here). When I try setting up NMEA, it just stays on the screen which says:

COM3
GPS in COM9
COM7
RIL on COM6
S2410 IRDA

The only option given is Cancel, regardless of how long I leave it. Previously, it picked up GPS pretty fast. Wassup??

Operator ver 19.123.1.615
ROM ver 1.23.61.5
ROM date 01/25/07
Radio ver 1.38.00.11
Protocol ver 32.71.7020.12H

Edited by Bruce A, 19 January 2008 - 10:21 PM.

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I'm not quite sure what you are trying here! You say you are trying to connect via COM8, but TTN gives you the COM9?GPS option.

Have you tried GPS on COM9, with Baud 57600? This is the correct setting for the M700. In the GPS screen just tap the COM9 entry to select it.

If that doesn't work, then you may need to alter the GPS driver settings, by making the GPS Control panel visible. Note that the regsitry change doesn't enable or disable GPS itself, only the visibility of the control panel. The Radio ROM controls whetehr GPS is actually avaialble, and 1.38 certainly is. Are you sure the Radio update was successful- look in Settings/About, or Device.

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I'm not quite sure what you are trying here! You say you are trying to connect via COM8, but TTN gives you the COM9?GPS option.

Have you tried GPS on COM9, with Baud 57600? This is the correct setting for the M700. In the GPS screen just tap the COM9 entry to select it.

If that doesn't work, then you may need to alter the GPS driver settings, by making the GPS Control panel visible. Note that the regsitry change doesn't enable or disable GPS itself, only the visibility of the control panel. The Radio ROM controls whetehr GPS is actually avaialble, and 1.38 certainly is. Are you sure the Radio update was successful- look in Settings/About, or Device.


Many thanks fo ryour reply. In my OP, you will see the radio ROM etc release numbers which I took from the mobile after the update. So yes, it looks like the update worked. It was on COM9, set to max baud rate (not that that seems to make much difference as I hear the actual rate is really slow) before the unlocking clobbered my working TTN. Now it doesn't seem to allow me to select the NMEA device (yes, I've waited and waited, tried in different locations). I thought I'd try COM8 as some folk say that works but no luck (I regedited it so I could get the GPS setting option). I haven't added the additional DWORD group mentioned above as I don't know what to call it. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree?

Any input gratefully received.

UPDATE: It's official. I'm a plonker!! Tapped the screen and it started searching for signal...now it works :)

Edited by Bruce A, 20 January 2008 - 10:50 PM.

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