Tag Archives: Touch Pro

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

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

bbextreme2_1

bbextreme2_2

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

bluetf3d

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

Games

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
Hearts
ICBM by Geoff Macdonald
G-Invaders by ageye DONATE
Rubik
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

ROMS

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

The Amazing Rom v10 R WWE link

desktopclock

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 :)

Dialer

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

dialer

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
-[CHGED] REALLY FASTER THAN PREVIOUS BUILD

(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 pda4x.com :

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