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Reinstalling Windows mobile on an MDA pro (htc universal)


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Guest barfoo

Right, so I finally bought a T-mobile Mda-pro (htc universal).

Now of course, as soon as I booted the thing, it started installing tons of crap from tmobile, which (correct me if I'm wrong) can't be removed straightforwardly.

Regardless, I'd like to start from scratch and reinstall windows mobile 50 on it. Question is, how, and will I need prioritary drivers from Tmobile?

Any help or even pointers would be greatly appreciated!

TIA!

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Guest Shuflie

You don't need to reinstall, just hardreset, instruction should be in your manual. Since you're going to loose everything on it anyway you might as well go off and get the latest ROM image from Tmobile at http://t-mobile.iris-global.com/download_m...er_mda_pro.html, this has a few improvments over the standard ROM that comes with the device and you get access to MSN including hotmail with it.

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You don't need to reinstall, just hardreset, instruction should be in your manual. Since you're going to loose everything on it anyway you might as well go off and get the latest ROM image from Tmobile at http://t-mobile.iris-global.com/download_m...er_mda_pro.html, this has a few improvments over the standard ROM that comes with the device and you get access to MSN including hotmail with it.

Well, thanks for your reply Shuflie! I've check version information and it looks like I got the latest ROM. Pardon me for my ignorance, but what you are saying is that a hard reset will give me a working, 'clean' device, ie, none of the Tmobile branding fluff, but still with all the devices recognized>

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Guest chucky.egg

No, whether or not you do the ROM update it will automatically reinstall the T-Mobile stuff after a Hard Reset

The easiest way around it (again, with or without the new ROM) is to do the Hard Reset, go through the basic setup (screen calibration, time zones etc), let the Today screen load then press the Reset button. Most seem to say "Automatically installing crap all over your phone" and give you a 3 second countdown. Press Reset before the countdown runs out.

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Guest the_ape
No, whether or not you do the ROM update it will automatically reinstall the T-Mobile stuff after a Hard Reset

The easiest way around it (again, with or without the new ROM) is to do the Hard Reset, go through the basic setup (screen calibration, time zones etc), let the Today screen load then press the Reset button. Most seem to say "Automatically installing crap all over your phone" and give you a 3 second countdown. Press Reset before the countdown runs out.

Or install the iMate/Qtec rom :)

EDIT : link removed - forum rules only allow links to official download sites

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Guest Confucious

Like Chucky said, all the customisation stuff is installed seoeratly and rebooting before it does will stop it installing, a lot easier than trying to install another ROM.

O2 seem to have done this rather well giving 3 options, a complete install, a basic install which keeps all their connection settings and a corporate install which doesn't install anything but with the other makes rebooting before it's installed works.

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