Tag Archive: Windows Mobile


Android on HTC Kaiser (aka TyTN II)

So you have old smartphone (HTC Kaiser) laying in drawer… and don’t like the ancient WinMo OS???  Here is the steps how to convert it to Android running SMARTPHONE :

HUGE THANKS to l1q1d who made this guide 🙂

Before starting

you need:

  • python 2.7 installed on your system
  • atools
  • a class 4 (better class 6) sd card free space > 1 G (only if you install on sd or virtual disk)
  • time
  • a working brain
  • androidinstall.tgz/tar (look in the xda forum)
  • Hard-spl installed

Nand

This mode erase windows from the device, is quite more fast than haret method and you need to hard spl your device. You can access to Nand partion 2 and 3 and all sd and sd virtual images.

  1. Open Nbheditor

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  1. Choose your branch (Develop or Stable) Button E
  2. Selct how to install (NAND) button D
  3. Download latest release button B
  4. Select your device box G
  5. Select resolution box H (suggest 240×320)
  6. Select Version Box I (usually froyo)
  7. Select Panel type (avaible only for kaiser and polaris, auto is now avable with latest kernel but in testing)
  8. Select Keymap (avaible only for Kaiser device)
  9. you can change the advanced options but on first time left all as it is
  10. on w box select where the system search for partion
    • mtd* -> Nand (suggested for both system and data)
    • mmc* -> Sdcard (you need to create it using sdpartitioner)
    • *img -> Virtual disk on sdcard (you need to create it, you can create it with bse)
  11. save button a
  12. put the KAISIMG/POLAIMG/VOGUEIMG.nbh in the root of your sdcard
  13. open rom mix https://i2.wp.com/img543.imageshack.us/img543/2992/kpackage.png https://i2.wp.com/img209.imageshack.us/img209/3933/mixer.gif
  14. open the downloaded androidinstall.tgz/tar button H
  15. select the set of modules K (D/E/F are now deprecated)
  16. extract the files button J
  17. save new androidinstall.tgz
  18. create a new dir on sdcard /andboot
  19. put androidinstall.tgz in /andboot
  20. open Boot scritp Editor https://i2.wp.com/img837.imageshack.us/img837/1751/packagedevelopment.png

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  1. select on C and D where you want to install the system and data (same of nbheditor)
  2. if you select image on disk you can change the size of virtual disk using G and H
  3. select first install check J
  4. if you select sdpartitions and you want to create them (you need them) select sd partiotioner Y
    1. select disk size 1
    2. select number of partition you need 2
    3. select the partition on Z and change to the correct type (ext for data and system, swap if you need swap)
    4. change the size if you need it 4
  5. press save
  6. put the install-seq.sh in /andboot
  7. press quit
  8. you need hard-spl installed on your device
  9. put sd in your device
  10. boot the phone with camera button pressed
  11. tricolor screen appear (boot screen)
  12. then flash from sd (gray)
  13. reset device when it finished
  14. cross your finger
  15. if you have black create a new nbh image file with a different screen.
  16. wait and don’t press dpad or vol up (install-seq start to install all)
  17. wait
  18. wait (it takes long time)
  19. if follow all steps your android phone is ready!
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How to turn off SENSE UI on HTC HD2

  • Click on the “Customize” tab of Sense.
  • In the lower right corner of the screen, click “Menu” and in the dropdown menu, select “All options”.
  • Click on the icon “first screen” (for WM 6.5) or go to the tab “Personal” and click on the “Today” (for WM 6.1).
  • Under the “Items” tab, select “Windows default” instead of HTC Sense (for WM 6.5) or remove the box “TouchFlo 3D” (for WM 6.1).
  • Click OK.

If not working try these steps :

Start -> Settings -> Right Softkey -> More.. -> Today -> Items and choose Windows Default.

Performing a Soft Reset

Perform a soft (normal) reset to clear all active program memory and shut down all active programs. This is useful when your phone is running slower than normal, or a program is not performing properly. If a soft reset is performed when programs are running, unsaved work is lost.

  1. Hold your phone securely, with the front facing down.
  2. With your thumb or finger, open the back cover by lifting up from the left side of the cover.
    Removing back cover
  3. The RESET button is located at the bottom left below the battery compartment and SIM card slot. Use a small object with an unsharp, pointed tip such as a toothpick to press the RESET button.
    Reset buttonYour phone restarts and displays the Home screen.
  4. To replace the back cover, secure the right side of the back cover first and then press the cover down into place.
    Replacing back cover

WP7 – Will it survive???

Main features:

* Premium mobile OS (high minimum hardware requirements)
* Clean, uncluttered interface with distinctive design language
* Easy and thumbable user interface
* Smooth operation with cool animations and transition effects
* A fresh start with no legacy support needed
* Backed up and developed by one of the largest software companies in the world
* Excellent MS Office mobile implementation
* Top-notch social integration
* Excellent cloud services integration (SkyDrive, Windows Live, Xbox Live)

Main disadvantages:

* No system-wide file manager
* No videocalling
* Limited third-party apps
* No Bluetooth file transfers
* No USB mass storage mode
* No memory card support
* No multitasking
* No copy paste
* Too dependent on Zune software for computer file management and syncing
* No music player equalisers
* No Flash or Silverlight support in the web browser
* No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far
* No DivX/XviD video support

As you can see there’s more disadvantages and it looks like Micro$oft following Apple’s way : as much restriction as possible….