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How To: Load a Custom ROM onto Your Windows Mobile Phone

Want to get Windows 6.5 on your phone? Or just want to flash a custom ROM for faster performance, to unlock Wifi Tethering, load themes, load TouchFlo, Sony Panes, etc. or any of the other great benefits of custom ROMs? Here’s how… First off, loading a Windows Mobile ROM consists of 3 main parts; loading the HardSPL, loading the latest Radio, and then loading the ROM itself. All of these steps are done in the same way and must be done HardSPL, THEN RADIO, THEN ROM. Each HardSPL and ROMs are specific to only ONE SPECIFIC PHONE MODEL, so do …

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New Phone: Motorola CLIQ

Wow, so Android phones are just falling out of the sky. Here’s another for your enjoyment! The new Motorola CLIQ will be sold on T-Mobile in time for the holidays. It has the following hardware features: 3.1″ screen with 320 x 480 pixels Slide out keyboard 3G 5.0MP Camera (no flash sadly) GPS Wifi But what is really interesting is to see what Motorola is doing with their own UI. Personally I think this is going to be what makes Android all powerful, deep UI customization by manufacturers (and 3rd parties someday?). The UI is very clique oriented (they are …

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New Phone: Nokia N900

So the newest Nokia phone, is being market as an “internet device”. Makes sense, since it runs an operating system, meant for an internet tablet, according to Maemo.org, instead of the company’s usual favorite OS (Symbian). Nokia reps claim that this device is not meant to compete with it’s Symbian smartphones, but is meant to cater to a totally different market (not sure how true that is, would you rather have this phone or a N97? Hmmm). The new N900 runs on Maemo OS 5 which is a Linux based operating system meant for an internet tablet. It is a …

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HTC Hero Gets an Official Update, and What That Means for Hero ROMs…

HTC has announced the they are coming out with an official update for the HTC Hero “within a few weeks” to fix some complaints of a “slight lag” to the device. I personally have a Hero here to use and can attest to the slight lag (although the phone is still pretty awesome, I would never have an issue with it being smoother than it already is). Below is a video from MoDaCo showing off the new update briefly. For all HTC Hero owners out there, help is on the way. And to clarify for those that have rooted their …

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How To: Load a Custom ROM on Your HTC Magic

Before you begin make sure you have done our How To Root Your HTC Magic in One Click! procedure. After you have successfully done that, you can do this procedure. I. Partition Your Memory Card for Apps2SD or Hero 1. Get into recovery mode by holding down Home and Power to turn on the phone (if you are not already there). 2. Click on Wipe Data. Once that is done, click on Format Fat32+Ext2+LinuxSwap and wait for it to format. 3. Once it is done, take out the battery and put it back in. Turn on the phone and goto …

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How To: Root the HTC Magic in One Click!

I. Read Before You Begin 1. You must downgrade back to cupcake first: Get Back to Cupcake for Magic After you have done the above procedure and are back on cupcake (Android 1.5), you can come back to this procedure and continue. II. How to Check Your Motherboard Version 1. Turn off your phone 2. Turn the phone on by either holding down the volume down button and power button at the same time OR by holding down the back button and power button at the same time. 3. When the screen comes up, it should say somewhere on the …

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How To: UnRoot Your MyTouch 3G/MyTouch 1.2 MyTouch and Get Back to Cupcake (Updated 04.19.10)

UPDATE: THIS NOW WORKS ON THE MYTOUCH 1.2 (THE MYTOUCH WITH THE 3.5MM HEADPHONE JACK AT THE TOP) AND THE OLD MYTOUCH AS WELL. 1. Download the correct .nbh file for your device and rename it to sappimg.nbh if necessary (make sure it is sappimg.nbh and NOT sappimg.nbh.nbh or anything else) NBH File (Works for the Old MyTouch) Zip File (Works for the new MyTouch w/ 3.5mm headphone jack) RENAME IT TO sappimg.zip (not sappimg.zip.zip, just sappimg and its a .zip file!) Thanks Caesar for sending this in! 2. Save the sappimg.nbh/sappimg.zip file to your SD card. As always, do …

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How To: Root Your MyTouch 3G / Magic (GoldCard Method)

PART II VIDEO: PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU HAVE A MyTouch 1.2 / Fender, STOP! WE ARE DOING A NEW PROCEDURE JUST FOR YOU, HERE. USE THAT PROCEDURE INSTEAD OF THE ONE BELOW! Before Beginning: Have a SPARE memory card (2GB is perfect and relatively cheap) to use for the Goldcard procedure, do NOT use your normal everyday card as it will ONLY be a goldcard after we are done. I. Setup ADB and Create a Goldcard 1. Just follow our new How To Create a Goldcard procedure and once you have finished it enitrely and have a working goldcard, come …

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How To: Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G/3GS (3.0.1 Firmware)

  So as new iPhones and firmware come out, so does a new jailbreak and unlock. Here’s how to do the lastest Jailbreak and Unlock on your iPhone 3g or iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware on it. UPDATE July 31st 2009: THE NEW 3.0.1 FIRMWARE IS OUT, IF YOU HAVE THIS FIRMWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JAILBREAK YET (UNTIL WE CAN JAILBREAK 3.0.1). WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE WILL POST AN UPDATE IN THIS POST. 1. Download the appropriate iPhone Firmware File: iPhone 3G 3.0 Firmware or iPhone 3GS 3.0 Firmware 2. Then download the jailbreaking program: iPhone Jailbreaking …

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How To: Unlock Your iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS (3.0.1 Firmware)

  So like the iPhone but not so keen on AT&T? Or maybe you want to travel over the pond to Europe and would rather not get hit with the ridiculous international roaming charges? No problem, here is how to unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS on firmware 3.0. UPDATE July 31st 2009: THE NEW 3.0.1 FIRMWARE IS OUT, IF YOU HAVE THIS FIRMWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JAILBREAK YET (UNTIL WE CAN JAILBREAK 3.0.1). WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE WILL POST AN UPDATE IN THIS POST. 1. Follow the procedure for the How To: Jailbreak Your iPhone …

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Phone Review: Nokia 5800

360 Degree View: Drag to Rotate, Double Click to Spin   Introduction: No Introduction Available Specifications: GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 – American version Announced 2008, October Status Available. Released 2008, November SIZE Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc Weight 109 g DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate– Handwriting recognition SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers …

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How To: Use Your G1 as a Wifi Network (Wifi Tether)

Want to use your G1 to give out a wireless signal so your laptop (or other phones with Wifi) can connect to it and use the 3G internet for FREE? Course you do. First, make sure your G1 is Rooted (search our site for the 1 click rooting method). Then follow these steps. 1. Download the APK file from here: Wifi Tether 1.51 (After you save it you may have to put the .apk after the file name if it does not show as an APK file in Windows). 2. Connect your G1 to the computer via USB cable (pull …

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T-Mobile’s 3G vs EDGE

We do a quick test of whether an unlocked phone (that can only run T-Mobile’s EDGE) can keep up with T-Mobile 3G on the G1. Guess what? It can… RESULTS: Opera 9.5 on EDGE is only a few seconds slower than the 3G on the G1. SkyFire on EDGE is about the same as 3G on the G1. NIICCEE! Then we test SkyFire browser vs Opera 9.5 on a windows Mobile Device to illustrate how big of a difference your Mobile Browser can make.