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Hello,

I tried to "liberate my shift" using the method outlined. I followed it and received the liberate command in the settings menu. But when I click on it, it begins and then says "Installatino of Shiftpack.liberate.cab was unsuccessful".

Please let me know if there is something else I need to do. Thanks.

Oddness... and you saved the main liberate CAB in the default location (NOT settings)?

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Paul,

Thanks for the video. I had no problems getting this to work. Is there a way to get snapvue to recognise the SD memory card slot. I want to use it to play music using windows media player.
Also is there a way to enable wifi on snapvue?


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WOW WOW WOW this is F****ng amazing. Thankyou!!!!

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I did save the cab file where it belongs (the main folder) and I put the link file in the settings folder. I have repeatedly attempted to get this to work, but unfortunately it still will not install. I inadvertently did discover that if the settings folder is left in "my documents", it will then display certain windows mobile windows when you activate settings from snapvue, including file explorer. But I have made sure to move it back to the windows folder each time. Is there any other possible way to install the liberate file? I can't figure out what I am doing that is inconsistent with the insructions. Any additional information would be much appreciated!

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Oddness... and you saved the main liberate CAB in the default location (NOT settings)?

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Yes I did -- just as you show on the video. And it still won't work.

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Yes I did -- just as you show on the video. And it still won't work.



Can I please get some additional assistance? I have tried to install this thing over and over again, and nothing changes. If you could provide me with more information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I appreciate it.

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Can I please get some additional assistance? I have tried to install this thing over and over again, and nothing changes. If you could provide me with more information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I appreciate it.



Okay - one other thing - I was able to access the file explorer once the settings folder is in the my documents folder. There I see various files that were all created today and are in the "my device" folder-- they read as follows "cemail" "mxip_lang" "mixp_notify" and "pim". Are these supposed to be there? They seem to coincide with my effort to open the liberate lnk file. Should these files be there?

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Paul,

Thanks for the video. I had no problems getting this to work. Is there a way to get snapvue to recognise the SD memory card slot. I want to use it to play music using windows media player.
Also is there a way to enable wifi on snapvue?
Thanks

Not yet and not yet!

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Okay - one other thing - I was able to access the file explorer once the settings folder is in the my documents folder. There I see various files that were all created today and are in the "my device" folder-- they read as follows "cemail" "mxip_lang" "mixp_notify" and "pim". Are these supposed to be there? They seem to coincide with my effort to open the liberate lnk file. Should these files be there?

Thanks.

How? That shouldn't be possible, moving that settings folder shouldn't give you access to file explorer.

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One note to make about the licensing issue is at least on my Shift, on the inside of the battery cover there is a Windows Vista and Windows Mobile 6 Sticker. Like a this device is licensed for both deal. But I suppose the question being asked may be more aimed at adding the extra software like Mobile Office, WMP etc.

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In fact, PIE, WMP, Pictures & Videos and Notes are on the device! They just get overwritten with a dummy file at bootup, my CABs delete this dummy file, thereby restoring the proper file.

Therefore, those ones contain no MS software, and actually free up space on your device too! :D

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How? That shouldn't be possible, moving that settings folder shouldn't give you access to file explorer.

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I'm not sure why, but when I move the "settings" folder into "my documents" and go back to the snapvue screen, the settings button will bring up a "mini-windows" with working versions of "file explorer" "calculator" "games" and a few other very limited windows mobile programs on the screen. I have no idea why this happens, but the cab file still says it cannot install. I don't know whether I inadvertently moved a wrong folder at some point, although I don't believe so. I also did a hard reset of the device to restore snapvue and tried again. Same error message, with no indication to give me a better idea as to why it won't work. Any other thoughts? I very much would like to get this thing working. Thanks.

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So have you tried deleting more and more dummy files then?

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I'm not sure why, but when I move the "settings" folder into "my documents" and go back to the snapvue screen, the settings button will bring up a "mini-windows" with working versions of "file explorer" "calculator" "games" and a few other very limited windows mobile programs on the screen. I have no idea why this happens, but the cab file still says it cannot install. I don't know whether I inadvertently moved a wrong folder at some point, although I don't believe so. I also did a hard reset of the device to restore snapvue and tried again. Same error message, with no indication to give me a better idea as to why it won't work. Any other thoughts? I very much would like to get this thing working. Thanks.

Ah, OK. So are you actually moving the settings folder BACK to Windows after saving the liberate lnk?

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So have you tried deleting more and more dummy files then?

How do you mean? I've checked the provisioning XML used at startup to see which ones are actually overwritten.

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Ah, OK. So are you actually moving the settings folder BACK to Windows after saving the liberate lnk?

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Yes - I move the folder back where it belongs and then everything seems normal again. I press "settings" and it looks like snapvue, but the liberate command appears. I press it and it says "installation of shiftpack.liberate.cab was unsuccesfful"

Any other suggestions?

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Try mailing it to a different mail account (eg gmail) in case it is getting mangled somehow?

Kinda short of ideas :D

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Try mailing it to a different mail account (eg gmail) in case it is getting mangled somehow?

Kinda short of ideas :D

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I understand - -one other question, though, this may sound foolish - but I don't know how to set up an account on the device that doesn't use exchange. I tried a pop 3 account, and it would not connect. I thought that maybe outlook is somehow stripping the lnk file, but it does appear and downloads on to the device -- however, I know that regular outlook usually won't let the lnk file through.

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Try mailing it to a different mail account (eg gmail) in case it is getting mangled somehow?

Kinda short of ideas :D

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Okay - okay -sorry for my confusion, but I configured a pop 3 account and sent it to that and it finally worked!!!!! I think it must have simply been the exchange server/outlook. Sorry for my several posts, but thanks again.

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Ah ha! Awesome, thanks for reporting back :D

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