Hi there CrazyC, thanks for your reply. After some further investivation, I have come to the conclusion that Vodafone, and Qtek, are both totally useless, and really don't give a **** about their customers... It seems like the only way to go is to get a unofficial ROM on my device...
I have been looking at pandoras kitchen, and I am extremely intriugued by it. Once you have "cooked" a ROM up for your device, is it a matter of going through installing Olipro and then installing the new ROM? Is there a Vanx style guide to follow for pandoras kitchen? Apologies if I am seeming thick... I am purely trying not to brick my hermes!!
As always, any help would be hugely appreciated..
OK - if you are going to be flashing any kind of Rom, put HardSpl on your device. use either the Mrvanx guide or find the thread on xda.
After that, once you have run Pandora, it will actually take you right the way through flashing your device!
I personally use the flash from SD card instead. (see the wiki about flashing from SD card.)
Basically you take the nbh file from pandora, and save it on a blank sd card, and rename it to HERMIMG.nbh
then soft reset whilst holding in the power and ok side buttons.
It sometimes takes a few goes to bite, but then a grey screen comes up with options, telling you waht parts it has found. mine normally says OS.nb as that is all I change.
I have a copy of my latest safe rom stored on an sd card so that if I should flash a dodgy rom, it is easy (thanks to hardspl) to pop in the card and flash back to a safe rom.
In your shoes I might be tempted to try black satin (full) first. If you are happy with that then keep it as your backup so to speak. Pandora does take a bit of playing with as quite often you need to play around to get what you want, but it is a good learning point for cooking.
Note that I have not used the recent Pandoras - I have my setup where I have deleted unneeded packages, and just add what I want to update. Hence am still working with a 3.57 rom base.
Edited by crazyc, 21 November 2007 - 02:17 PM.