Category Archives: HTC

exchange 2010 calender sync issue with HTC Desire

=> workaround can be fond here :

howto hardreset (format) a HTC Desire

Warning : the following will erase everything on your phone, your settings, your data, etc!

The most convenient way to do a factory reset is via the phone settings.

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU and then tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down the screen and then tap Privacy > Factory data reset.
  3. On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.

Performing a factory reset using phone buttons

If you cannot turn on your phone or access the phone settings, you can still perform a factory reset by using the buttons on the phone.

  1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
  2. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button..
  3. Press VOLUME DOWN to select CLEAR STORAGE, and then press POWER.
  4. Press VOLUME UP to start the factory reset.

more help can always be asked on the XDA desire forums

HOWTO hardreset (format) Touch Pro 2 / Rhodium / Tilt 2

warning : the following will ERASE all data on your phone, you will lose all your settings!  The device will be in the state like you unpacked it from the box.  Use it as a last option only. (or after flashing a new rom).

  1. With the device turned off, press and hold the TALK/SEND, END and POWER buttons until you see this message on the screen:
  2. “This operation will delete all your personal data, and reset all settings to manufacturer default. Press VolUp to restore manufacturer default, or press other keys to cancel.”
  3. Release the TALK/SEND, END and POWER buttons.
  4. Press the VOLUME UP button to perform the hard reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.

After ROM flashing I like to HardReset  the phone, just to make sure everything is nice and clean. So you end up at the UPDATE SUCCESSFUL! screen, and now want to ?HardReset  your Rhodium. You can’t turn it off and on again, because it is boot loader. The solution is easy, and basically the same as above:

  1. With two fingers, press down TALK/SEND and END/HANG UP
  2. With your other hand hold down POWER
  3. Ask someone/use your mouth to press the Reset hole
  4. Hold on to all 3 buttons until you get to the HR screen
  5. Press Volume Up to HR your Rhodium.

If you have a Telus or Verizon TP2 (Sprint not tested but likely the same), the combination is different.

  1. Power off the phone using the ‘end’ key.
  2. Hold ‘volume down’ and ‘send’, the press ‘end’ till you see blue text. Follow hard reset prompts.

more info can be found on the xda wiki or you can ask for help in the xda rhodium forums

Groovefish : Grooveshark client for windows mobile 6

found this little application for our windows mobile devices :

Groovefish will allow you to search for and play virtually any song in the world for free via your Windows Mobile 6.x device!

developed by Barguast

development / download bugs etc here

if you don’t know what grooveshark is

Windows Mobile 6.5 themes, skins, apps, plugins,…

It hasn’t been officially released yet (it’s gold however), but here is the master thread with Windows Mobile 6.5 themes, skins, apps, etc.

for example :

but I still prefere touch flo 3D 2 :)

check it out here :

Shep’s Custom Windows Mobile 6.5 rom for HTC Touch Pro

As most of you have found out, Monx no longer offers his rom trough XDA, but strictly trough his website.  Access to his roms is now only available after a donation.  You’re choice, his rom’s are worth it, check it out here And that will be the last thing I write about RoMeOS, until his policy changes.

now for another ROM.  I highly recommend Shep’s Custom Windows Mobile 6.5 series.  It’s as fast & Stable as Windows Mobile 6.1 (if not faster on many occasions), I have a GPS lock within 5-10 seconds (with quick gps data downloaded), etc.

You might want to check out the new windows Mobile 6.5 interface, personally I prefer the Touch Flo 3D 2 interface!

Check it out here

HTC Touch Pro Theme : BBExtreme 4

Check out this new theme from showaco : BBExtreme 4.

thread here
download here



Update on Themes, roms, games & dialer for your HTC Touch Pro / Fuze

long time since there has been an update,

some new themes for your touch pro / Fuze

What is CFC compression

Thanks to Chainfire for that. What’s CFC? Its a compression method for the tf3d image files that greatly reduces file size. The CFC cab and zip below also included a modified manila.exe and mode9.dll necessary for the cfc compressed files along with two other dlls and ALL manila image files compressed. CFC compression allows for quicker tf3d.

BBExtreme 2 link



This is, in my opinion, the nicest theme around.  CFC and non CFC version available.  only problem => the guy removed the calender.  A new version should come available this weekend with the calender added back in!

Blue TF3D link


from the same guy, nice blue theme.  CFC compressed version available.


Touch Pro Super Arcade 3.3 link

One cab, with these games

Navtetris by Baldo
Net Hack PPC by M Stephenson
All Mobile Mines by BinaryFish
Battleship by Steve Belczyk
Chess by Valentin Iliescu
Clickball by
Connecting Jigsaw
Crosswords by Eric House
Cubicle Chaos from Microsoft
Dope Wars by Jenifer Glover
ICBM by Geoff Macdonald
G-Invaders by ageye DONATE
Tangled Bugs by XflibINFO
TripYzee by Tim C.
Caver by Ageye DONATE
Diamond Beer v2 by cgeboers
Sensory Overload by Koush
Pocket Uno by OrangaProgramaro
Pipes by Xflib
Sudoku by Xflib


I’ve flashed a lot of roms in the last few months.  Some ROMS to remember

The Amazing Rom v10 R WWE link


This is without a doubt, one of the nicest looking roms out there.  It’s quite fast, and a nice addition id P.D.M.  This enables you to download cabs from the PDM, and install them with just one click.  Gps is fast also.

The Raphael Elite rom RC3 link

This is the rom I’m using right now.  Very fast, and a lot of tweaks & apps built in.

Lantis OS link

Been using this one also.  Also very fast, and worth checking out his RC2 builds with Manilla HD included.

There is no best ROM.  Almost every rom is fast, and quite bugfree.  Test them all :)


Do you also pick up your phone accidentally from time to time ?  Most new roms have changed the default dialer with a new version that includes a dialer.

have a look at it here


HD manilla from Touch HD on HTC Diamond / Touch Pro

“Hackers” of XDA have managed to port the HD Manilla from the HTC Touch HD to the HTC Touch Pro & Diamond.  (manilla is the Touch Flo 3D user interface from the HTC Touch Pro / Diamond / Touch Hd).

some release notes :

- Fastest manila version
– 1 new tab – Stocks!
– 1 updated tab – Weather (now the forecast is for 5 days)
– BackGround4All pages mod included
– Forward option in messaging menu
– Customizable tabs. U can chage an order or hide any tabs you want by using new option in settings menu. Attention!!! U can see common tabs only !!!

Please note that all this is still beta.  It’s worth cheching it out, if you know what you’re doing.  Otherwise, i would wait untill a more stable (and easier to lauch) version is launched.

link here :

updates on custom ROMS for the HTC Touch Pro

I’m currently using ROMeOS V1.40, which is very fast and very stable.  Good GPS  reception, activesync / pushmail working 100%.  My HTC hasn’t crashed anymore in the last 2 weeks, which is a first!  I highly recommend this rom, it’s clean, it’s nothing fancy, but it made my Touch Pro the best GSM / pocket pc i’ve ever had.

  • ROMeOS² World Wide English version here
  • ROMeOS² French Version here
  • ROMeOS² Dutch Version here

Another very popular ROM atm is a Rom made by the PDAviet forum.  Some users are discussing this  rom here in English :  They are porting stuff from the Touch HD to the Touch Pro.  Haven’t tried this rom yet, but i’m following it closely, as it has some potential.

A first beta of the Elite Rom Project has been released here .  I wouldn’t recommend this rom yet (it’s beta), but as it’s made by a few of the best skilled rom devs, its worth checking it out.  It might become the best ROM yet.

and finally PROven Rom.  This guy is also porting stuff from the touch HD to the Touch Pro.  I might install a next version later, it has some potential.  Check it out here .

master list of HTC diamond manilla themes, icons, clocks, tweaks

NisseDilligaf made a huge list of available HTC diamond manilla tweaks, clocks, icons, themes etc etc.  Check it out here if you want to customize your diamond.

Some of these also work on the Touch Pro (icons, clocks, some themes).  Trial and error :)

ROMeOS 1.21 released for HTC Touch Pro

ROMeOS² got updated to version 1.21. Based on Htc Rom 20758.1.4.1, It’s really really really faster then any previous build / tweak I’ve ever tried.  Make sure you backup all your data before you flash to this rom.

tips on howto flash your Touch Pro here

tips on howto backup your data with pimbackup here

[v1.21] Consider this as BETA 2 or final if no major bugs
-[CHGED] NEW 20758 XIP & OS BUILD | Thanks to ayyu3m
-[CHGED] NEW ATT v1.95.502.5 BASE | Thanks to incognitho
-[CHGED] 4 icons in a row for programs & settings page supported but disabled by default.
-[CHGED] Manila now has full support for mun_rus Manila addon.
-[ADDED] mun_rus Manila addon (uninstallable)
-[ADDED] Shutdown animated screen

(All previous fixes/tweaks/hacks/etc has been applied to this ROM except new bugs may found)

HOWTO hardreset (format) your HTC Touch Pro

EDIT 2010 : the instructions below work on my phone,  (and on many phones), an unbranded original HTC Touch Pro (Raphael/Fuze).  If this would NOT work on your phone, there are a lot of comments below (thank you), with different ways to reset this phone, that worked for other users.  Good luck.

Hard resetting your phone is like reinstalling windows on your computer, and chosing to format your windows partition. It will wipe out all data of your phone, your messages, your contacts, pictures, xls data, everything.  Except what’s on your memory card.

So before you hard reset your phone, backup your data.  Some tips :

1. Backup your phone with PIM backup (messages, contacts, …)
2. copy your pictures etc either to your computer, or to your memory card
3. If possible, sync mail, tasks, calender, contacts with either your exchange server, or outlook, or …

To quote :

1. With your phone on. Pull out your stylus.
2. Hold your Touch Pro upside down.
3. Press and Hold the VOLUME DOWN and ENTER buttons, then press the RESET button with the stylus tip till message appear
4. To HARD RESET, Press the VOLUME UP button to perform the hard reset, or else press any other button to cancel.
5. Then just follow all the screen instruction to continue…

hardreset touchpro

hardreset touchpro

The Icons theme for HTC Touch Pro

check out the themes posted here . Kinda nice.

if you just want to replace your icons, and some tabs, check out the themes here

backup & change T9 custom words on windows mobile

before you flash or hard reset your device, you might want to backup your T9 custom words. They are saved in eT9Rudb.Rdb in the windows folder.  There is also eT9MyWord.exe in the windows folder, allowing you to edit, change, delete, … the custom words.

RomeOS version 1.13 released for the HTC Touch Pro

There is a new version of ROMeOS available to dload here

It’s also available in Dutch, German, Spanish, French & Swedish.

update 22/10 : this is the fastest rom for the touch pro I’ve tried to date.  It also gives the best audio performance.  No more low volume when calling people :)  Still have to try gps.

The changelog since version 1.10


-[CHGED] Various fixes from user’s feedback (i cant remember to list ). Hope this will be final for 20755 Base. Thanks.
-[CHGED] Removed BTBPP,BTSAP & HTC Vol Control (Available as extended cabs)

-[CHGED] More experimental modifications | hope may fix some user issue
-[CHGED] New AudioParameters patch
-[CHGED] Flash Lite 3.1 available in extended cab

-[CHGED] Updated latest Opera 9.5.2392 (Flash Lite v3.1 supported)
-[CHGED] New AudioParameters patch
-[CHGED] Changed some icons for pnotepad, WiFi & WLAN
-[ADDED] Flash Lite 3.1 cooked in.

-[CHGED] NEW 20755 BUILD | Thanks to Jerpelea
-[CHGED] Removed SMCLOSE due to stability issue
-[CHGED] Updated 2nd today
-[CHGED] Some registry tweaks
-[ADDED] Tillanosoft notepad with txt, inf & ini files association
-[FIXED] Silent on unknown number incoming call & 3G video call

[v1.10] Failed version with build bugs
-[CHGED] NEW 20753 BUILD | Thanks to Jerpelea
-[CHGED] NITZ disabled by default (may avoid ActiveSync popup unnecessarily)
-[FIXED] Silent on Unknown Caller incoming call
-[FIXED] Some MMS alerts pointing to un-exist tone
-[ADDED] Phone option to automatic diconnect any active GPRS connections within 5 sec of phone sleep/suspend

howto change the clock on a your HTC Touch Pro or Diamond

  • found some cool clocks here at XDA
  • just dload the cab and install

some images (nevermind the backgrounds, these aren’t mine).

The Glass clock


The Diamond clock


The Crystal Clock


Red Numbers clock


howto change themes on the HTC Touch Pro or HTC diamond

edit 23/01/09

a master list of themes, clocks, wallpapers etc has been created here at XDA


edit 03/11/08 :

a master list of themes and clocks and other tweaks has been created here at XDA

original post :

  • download and install Diamond TF3D Config here
    or here on it’s original forum thread at XDA
  • download a theme somewhere
  • you can find a lot of themes here at XDA
  • if needed change the .zip extension of the theme to .theme
  • copy the .theme file to your device
  • install the .theme file with TF3D config

TuxApple Theme


edit : this theme doesn’t work on my touch pro

HTC 3D theme

3d theme

a lot of other themes here :

another nice theme (ken diamond theme)

is it possible to change background of the other tabs on your HTC Touch Pro / diamond

q: is it possible to change background of the other tabs on your HTC Touch Pro / diamond

I think the answer at the moment is no.

according to this thread, with this modification it’s possible.  please be careful!

howto enable or disable threaded sms

in the registry

  • goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Inbox\Settings\OEM\
  • create a new DWORD SMSInboxThreadingDisabled with value 1 (enabled) or 0 (disabled).

by using Advanced Config from touchexperience