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HELP - I've broke it

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I have had the Extended Rom mounted using HERMES_MountExtROM.CAB, and whilst installing something to it the machine crashed. Then it wouldnt boot past the blue Windows Mobile screen.

So I did a Hard Reset. Now, if I have the HERMES_MountExtROM.CAB installed the machine wont boot. I have tried this even resetting before the Customisation runs, so the ONLY thing installed is the HERMES_MountExtROM.CAB.

I have a back up the Extended Rom - is there anyway to format it / delete all its contents without have HERMES_MountExtROM.CAB installed?

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Weird one :)

I think the only way to resurrect it would be to re-flash the ROM, and the downside is nobody has put a ROM up for download yet.

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Even more weird...

I can see the contents of the Extended_Rom using Total Commander, but it wont let me delete anything.

I reckon its simply corrupt, so I guess a re-flash is the only option.

(Or send the thing back to Orange...)

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I wasn't aware you could edit the contents of the Extended_ROM at all anyway?

What CAN you do with this then?

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You can edit extended ROM contents.

I've deleted all mine (after backing it up), and installed my essential progs to it (SKtools) etc. that don't need to be (or I want cluttering up) main memory.

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Hi

Whilst I have had a windows mobile phone for a while and I have played around with them somewhat, I have never really understood exactly how do make a clean rom and also the methods involved in doing so.

Im not completley dumb ;-) I do know that the extended rom is the area where all the default programs come from. I would love to know how to make my own, but at the same time fully understand what it is I am doing when I do so. Also I would love to know how to make a backup first and then also re-flash it.

I am assuming however that with a rom update from orange for instance, that should my phone flashing go t1ts up then I can use that to reflash the device back to how it was when I received it from the box.

The other thing I would love to do is to extract the sim manager cab and then install it to my exec, as it shows me the telephone number. I have an 02 data 5 tarrif on that phone and I always seem to need the phone number when I am out and about, never when I am at home and have a bill to hand!

Thanks

Phill

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