All right guys and gals of the MoDaCo Community. I have some news.
The news is good though.
After going to a different computer, an old laptop, I was able to slowly but surely flash the stock cf03 rom to the unit.Hooray!
However, all is not as it seems. Good news is not the only news here. I have now some bad news, and some even worse news:
I decided that my problem must be the computer. "The computer is weird or something" I said (or something to that effect) in both real life (in my head, not to myself out loud) and on the board here. So, I go to the trusty good ol' hp pavilion zt1250 from 2001 with success in mind. I made sure the thing was fully charged and that I had the rom that whatshisname recommended I use as the stock rom and that they were both on the USB drive. I even unplugged the wireless card, just for good measure, and let the flashing begin! For the first and only time ever, the phone happily updated its progress meter the entire way to a hundred percent. The whole process went fine. Little did it know however, that that happy little spree there would also be its last. You see, my dear friends of the community, as quickly as my immersion into the modern windows mobile world occurred, so has my departure. What happened? Read on, dear friend: Upon successful flashing, I waited for the player to shut down, which it did, so I unplugged the cable, and reset. I waited eagerly as I wondered what I would finally do with my fancy new Windows Mobile 6 music player. Maybe play some music! Internet radio perhaps? Maybe some nice Windows Mobile video games. No sooner had these thoughts crossed my mind then a new one: "Why is this thing taking such a great length of time to boot? Normally I see the Omnia logo by now". If your eyes are too full of tears right now to read on, now is a good place to stop. Depending on which operating system you are running, there maybe a bright red square exit button in the corner of your browser or similar used for exiting common applications. Friend, it is not too late to press this button. The story is still a happy ending
so far anyway... Anyway, I took the omnia, and I rotated it in my hand so that I could not see the front of the unit... or the bottom... or the left side... or the... right... side......... The face of the music player, the side of the Samsung Omnia sch i910 that I had worked so hard with so much patience and perseverance to fix, the music player that I thought I could prove the community wrong and flash over usb 1 instead of 2... that music player was displaying on the side mentioned just a few seconds ago... Red light of DEATH. Everyone knows that you can fix a bricked music player, but if knowledge serves me right, a single red light upon boot/reset following a successful or unsuccessful firmware upgrade represents the end. If so, it also represents another extremely sad situation: the end of me as a MoDaCo user. Yes friend, I own no other windows mobile devices (other than an old hp iPAQ 4150, but who wants windows mobile 2003?).
Anyway, now we've got that out of the way, what parts can I sell, or would anybody want to buy the whole thing. Brand new USB cable and headphone adapter. Real shame, never got to use the headphone adapter, not even once. How sad: I never once received the privilege of listening to music on my music player.
If you can think of a sadder story, I'll give you a cookie
Or is it possible, oh even remotely possible, to revive it in its deathly condition? What did that guy from romania do back in the day that used to fix these, or was the secret never revealed...
Gee, it is just so utterly sad and shocking... that... I... can... hardly... write...
- 2 Bunny