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Hi Paul, I finally bit the bullet, performed the changes and flashed the unit.....whew....I triple checked everything but it was still a nervous time waiting for the phone to soft reset.

Am I correct to assume that we will need to go through this procedure again if we do a ROM update? Will all the details/instructions/variables remain the same for different (newer) ROM versions?

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Yes, if you do a ROM update you'll need to do it again. The location might change slightly, but the instructions and pattern to look for should remain the same.

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There are a few things you can do to increase program memory, i'll post some tweaks when I get back from holiday!

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Hi Paul, Thanks again. My Wing is alive and kicking with new 6MB pagepool size. I'm wondering if you've had time to post some other tweaks to recover program memory. My program memory gets less over the course of about 2 days. I know that my "good mobile messaging" for over the air e-mail is a program memory hog. Not sure if that is contributing to it getting less. Also, if you have other suggestions to get back more wing storage memory, that would help to. I've already moved temporary internet files to the storage card as well as live search and a couple of other programs. Would like to find other things maybe to reroute to the storage card if possible...

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No, this patch is ONLY for the Wing... I could make a Touch one tho :)

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I'd like to think my boneheadedness was the inspiration for this patch :P.

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Paul,

Thank you for salvaging my WING. I almost returned it due to the lack of program memory. T-Mobile should reward you for saving their customers.

Job well done!!!! :)

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Thank you, Paul. I've been looking for this very fix from the moment I first checked my Wing's memory.It was my one complaint (thusfar) on the phone.

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It booted initially but I kept getting errors and it was slow as hell. So I did another soft reset. It never made it past the Windows Mobile loading screen again. Thats when I checked the dump and realized my error. If anyone else makes my mistake, and they get it to boot once, hopefully they can correct it then.

I got my replacement already though so all is well, this wing even has less play in the slide and overall just seems to have a higher build quality. At least it will be once I get my replacement invisible shield, hopefully that'll come in Friday or Saturday.


what is it that you did wrong bcuz the same thing happened to me and it was acting retardely slow, but then i changed it to the 6mb and i was fine.

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Thx P, you have made my TOUCH complete and now iGO runs like a charm!! :)

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Well. . . I only did the 6mb, as to avoid some of the problems I've been seeing with the utilization of the 4mb. I used your auto-patch and it worked like a charm. Waiting on the wing to be flashed now. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . . waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting for you to. . . come along. . . waiting for you to tell me what went wrong (please nothing go wrong).

It's almost done. . . I can feel it.

'tis done. . . resetting. . . crossing fingers. . .

TMo bootscreen. . . My custom boot screen. . . (whew that's a good sign). . . and the survey says. . . I have 17 megs free upon reboot, with Slide2Unlock, Wisbar Advanced, Wisbar advanced desktop, activesync, my exchange server email, msn, and a few other programs running. Voice has been removed from startup, so I'm sure that is helpin'. Now, 17 megs may not seem like much, but I have 17 megs with all of these programs running, where I had 5 megs available with the exact same setup. To me that's a huge different. I have more ram available than space on the device. haha

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I bit the nerve bullet and dove in.... I must have typed everything 3 times just to make sure...lol i did the 6mb pool and is working great. Thanks P.

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from step 3:

"- Open a command prompt at your new directory"

how do i open the command prompt? i tried to open from my computer, but it wouldn't let me open from my mobile phone. I'm lost here. i didn't even make it through the first step. :-p or was i supposed to open it directly from my phone? sorry if you could help me just there i think i can manage the rest.

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from step 3:

"- Open a command prompt at your new directory"

how do i open the command prompt? i tried to open from my computer, but it wouldn't let me open from my mobile phone. I'm lost here. i didn't even make it through the first step. :-p or was i supposed to open it directly from my phone? sorry if you could help me just there i think i can manage the rest.



OK, So here's the deal:

You have to follow Paul's instructions to the letter, one line at a time as I did this yesterday to my t-mobile wing and it worked great. but if you dont follow it you will have problems...


I'm going to try to shed some light (for the ones that are new to this) about the instructions that Paul presented...

USE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AS AN ADDITIONAL HELP THE THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT PAUL PRESENTED EARLIER. This is to make it easier for some of you that are newer to this.

NOTE: Always ignore the " marks.. type the command just like it is between the " marks

So, first things first:

1. Install the permissions CAB to your device
a. you have to have your phone connected throught the whole time to your computer using the USB cable
b. you have to make sure the Active sync software is installed and working properly on your computer (meaning you can sync with your phone).
c. copy the file to your phone and run it from your phone so that it installs to the phone.

2. Create a directory and download itsutils
a. Create a directory on your computer on the desktop. Name it PAGEPOOL
b. Donload itsutils from the link in paul's instructions (step 2) to your desktop
c. open the zip file and copy the contents (38 files) to the PAGEPOOL directory

3. Extract the ROM from your device
a. open the PAGEPOOL folder and in the address bar at the top click on the path to highlight it and then Right click and choose copy from
from the menu that pops up. (this will copy the path of the PAGEPOOL folder to your clipboard.
in my case its this (C:\Documents and Settings\paul\Desktop\pagepool )
b. Now, go to Start, Run, and type in CMD then hit enter (this will open your command prompt - black screen)
c. in this black screen type "CD " (and note there is a space after the CD) then right click the black screen and choose paste.
you should see the whole path pasted after the "CD " like this "CD C:\Documents and Settings\paul\Desktop\pagepool"
and you can see that the space is still there between the CD and C:\
d. now, hit enter and you will be at the correct prompt. in my case "C:\Documents and Settings\paul\Desktop\pagepool"
e. type "PDOCREAD -L" This will give you and output on the screen.. look for the line that says the larger number with M 51.2 M in my case and
then its followed by a (0xAAAAAAA). Make note of that hex number and use it in the next step
f. type "PDOCREAD 0 0x7777777 PART02.DUMP" Make sure to substitute your 0x7777777 with information found in the previous screen 0xAAAAAA
Note: This will take a few good minutes.. in my case about 10-15 minutes.

4. Run the T mobileWingPagePool 4 mb or 6 mb to replace step 4 in Paul's original instructions: and i quote him:

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Here's a new idea for the Wing users... rather than doing the HexEdit thing, you can apply one of these patchers below to your part02.dump file - to do the edit for you - then just flash back. To use, copy to the same directory as your raw file and run!

So, THESE PATCHERS REPLACE STEP 4, note that they overwrite the part02.dump rather than creating a new file, so when you flash back you flash the part02.dump filename.

Let me know how it works out :)

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PS These patchers have CRC checking enabled, so should be very safe!



Attached File(s) Posted Image T_MobileWingPagePool4MB.exe ( 4.31k ) Number of downloads: 50
Posted Image T_MobileWingPagePool6MB.exe ( 4.31k ) Number of downloads: 42"

5. Flashing your edited dump back to the device.
a. Make sure you're still connected with the cable from the phone to the computer
b. Go to the communication manager on your phone and turn off the phone option to put the phone in "Flight mode"
c. In the command prompt that you had opened type "PDOCWRITE PART02.DUMP"
NOTE: this will take about 10-15 minutes so have patience. If you get any errors, try it again with the same command. I got 2 errors and the third time it worked all the way through even thought i didnt mistype it or anything else.. Not sure why but it worked for me.

6. Soft reset the phone by using the stylus into the side of the phone next to the volume keys.. Wait for it to restart and you should be good.

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Can someone post the patch for the HTC Touch??? :)


Thank you

Edited by machaco, 04 July 2007 - 11:27 PM.

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Thx P, finally decided to run w/ the big dogs and followed your post to the T, all good, 24mb @ boot. Wing can finally fly!

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how do u know if u bricked your phone, and if u did is there anyway of fixing it

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how long is the write supposed to take? mine has been running for >30mins now.... I hope i haven't bricked my device. in my WMDC (running vista) it has device status as disconnected, though i havne't disconnected the deviceout of fear that that it's still writing...

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is there a way to make the pagepool change kind of like a registry edit? when im poking around the registry I see there is a folder for a memory card named flash and it is set to mount as hidden. couldn't one just "unhide" the file and perform the pagepool mod using total commander....just a thought. im too afraid to try I bricked my first wing after it fell off the couch when I fell asleep at 3am while waiting for procread to finish.

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Hi Paul
I change your document to T-Chinese.
Link as below & thanks your great sharing
http://www.mobile01....mp;last=3125668
*If you want me to remove it, pls. let me know.Thanks

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paaaaaaaul!!! come back from holiday!! i want those memory tweaks :)



greets

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I have a question:

If a Touch user with Norwegian ROM dumps his ROM with your guide, would I be able to flash my UK Touch with his ROM dump without problems ?

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