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  1.    #1  
    Quote Originally Posted by CODYWALKER
    *This will not unlock/lock your phone, this is a firmware upgrade, if you want to lock it, lock it, if you want to unlock it, then unlock it, either way has nothing to do with this thread*
    Just got done doing this myself, many thanks to Taroliw for the walk-through, feel free to ask me any question, i'll do my best to answer it, yet I'm no guru. if you I can do this anyone can. not claiming it won't screw up your phone, but worked for me.

    you should know that once you do this, there is no going back to the previous version or cingular branded firmware as of now. Thanks jojocat.

    PRE-INSTALL
    - Read this whole damn thing especially the very last paragraph before doing anything.
    - backup all your files with a hotsync, then if you want to be sure, go ahead and export each thing to a file.
    - what sucks is I just know some of you won't read this whole thing and will just jump right into it, I can't wait till you put the SD card back in after you have 1.28 installed and you go along with the installation, gonna make me laugh. =-) actually it won't.. just cause I know I'd probably do the same thing. lol.

    I upgraded from the install that was on the phone when I bought it. 1.04 or
    1.05 I believe.

    1. Your going to have to get the 1.23 upgrade first. (for an explanation of why you can't just go straight to the newest 1.28 read below). I am hosting this file on my website via a cable modem, you can easily find it elsewhere though. If my site is down sry.. but after all its a cable modem!
    http://www.codywalker.com/temp/Treo650-fw123.zip

    *Q: Why can't I go straight to 1.28? Wouldn't that be easier? A: It won't let you so ha! the official ROW (unlocked) updater will not overwrite a non-ROW install.

    2. I am going to teach the SD card method. So you have to get the PALM folder (contents of that zip file you just downloaded) onto your SD card. You can plug your sd card into some type of reader so you can copy files onto it, or you can just get "Card Export" and use your treo to do it.
    http://palmsource.palmgear.com/inde...re&prodid=44626

    3. Copy the "PALM" folder from that zip you downloaded (the whole folder, not just the contents) to your SD card, make sure NOTHING else is on your SD card except this folder.

    4. Turn the radio off and remove your sim card
    5. remove the SD card
    6. take the sylus out and do a soft reset
    7. Your sim card and the SD card should NOT BE in your phone. Now place the SD card in your phone and it should pop up with some instructions, just follow them and badda boom. you are going to "HAVE TO" plug your palm in when it tells you to or it won't let you proceed.
    8. When it comes up and says select which patch or something like that to use, it will delay about 5-10 seconds before proceeding.. I think I punched the thing like 20 times, just click ok ONCE and wait, don't screw it up!

    9. A progress bar will come up and let you know whats going on. after 100% it will come up with what looks like a txt document and code scrolling by, the whole thing takes about 3 min, the progress bar took about 5-8 min.

    10. Don't freak out, your phone will power cycle a few times. Your phone will come back up. plug the Sim back in and turn the radio on (hold down power button). go to teh main phone screen, hit the top right "menu" key on your keypad and check the firmware, it should say 1.23. If it does continue to step 11, if it doesnt... cry.. pray... then post =-)

    ----- 1.23 to 1.28 ----
    go to palm one's site and download the update or you can grab it from my site (not gonna be pretty on the bandwidth, I recommend going for palmone site)
    my site... http://www.codywalker.com/temp/Treo_...dater_1_13.zip


    1. Unzip the installer and run it.
    Take YOUR SIM CARD and SD CARD OUT!
    2. At this point you should have nothing on your palm, (hope ya backed up!)
    3. FOLLOW the on screen instructions, CREATE A NEW USER called "UPGRADE" (this doesn't matter what you name it, just shutup and go with upgrade and listen to a guy thats done it, muah)
    4. let it go, when it asks for power, give it power (you can unplug the hotsync cable)
    5. it will take you through the same stuff you dealt with in the first 1.23 upgrade. let it go
    6. When it comes back up you can hit cancel on your computer (its just going to try and backup stuff back to your palm, but because we used a user called "upgrade', there really isn't anything to backup.
    7. plug it in and run a hotsync, use the old user you had and make sure everything is set up right to put it back on your palm.

    BADDA BING, BADDA BAM, badda 1.28....

    Insert the SIM CARD and turn the radio on, check the firmware (phone, menu, phone info) and it should say 1.28, if it didn't that sucks, god be with you. =-)

    *** READ THIS (I learned the hard way) ***
    NOW, go to cardexport and connect to desktop BEFORE you put that damned SD card in again, if you don't do it this way, it will try and run the files on the SD CARD. DELETE that damned PALM folder. there ya go. if your dumb and your just now reading this AFTER you put the card in and it says "plug in the power", just take the battery out and take the sim card out, then battery back in, no harm done. if your dumb and you hit ok.. good luck moron, shoulda read this first! Also, wondering why I have this in Bold? I'm a moron and stuck the SD card in and I don't like to think about the rest. Lets just say it wasn't pretty.


    ok sounds good to me, I'm a total newb so maybe this is not the best howto, if you want to change it go right ahead. Thanks to all you guys who have helped me in the past. Special thanks to Taroliw for helping me do this. feel free to ask whateva questions you want...

    -Cody Walker
    codywalker@gmail.com
    I think the instructions on the 1st page burnt my NEW treo 650...............................what is the UPDATED instructions and firmwares????????????????????????????
  2. #2  
    Wow, someone who actually searches, perhaps there is hope!!

    You will not be able to use the newest firmware. The newest firmware properly checks the existing firmware. If you want, you can follow those instructions, and then after doing so, upgrade to the newest firmware. Or you could steal the files from the most current firmware and create a custom ROM (visit http://www.shadowmite.com). The original purpose for this upgrade was to fix some defects in the branded firmware which was corrected in the unbranded firmware. There is no reason for you to do this upgrade. I highly recommend a custom ROM, I have one that I made which I am willing to share.


  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenCode
    Wow, someone who actually searches, perhaps there is hope!!

    You will not be able to use the newest firmware. The newest firmware properly checks the existing firmware. If you want, you can follow those instructions, and then after doing so, upgrade to the newest firmware. Or you could steal the files from the most current firmware and create a custom ROM (visit http://www.shadowmite.com). The original purpose for this upgrade was to fix some defects in the branded firmware which was corrected in the unbranded firmware. There is no reason for you to do this upgrade. I highly recommend a custom ROM, I have one that I made which I am willing to share.
    So dont upgrade to the 1.23 version??? I have a question,.... I currently have the 1.17 cingular firmware... it came with the phone.... can I upgrade to the latest unbranded firware????
  4. #4  
    No. But if you do the upgrade outlined above, you can then upgrade to the latest unbranded firmware. The other option is to use the latest branded upgrade to create a custom ROM.


  5.    #5  
    ok so If I do it like the instructions I posted tells me I should be ok.... so I cant jump from a cingular ROM to a unbranded rom??
  6. #6  
    Not until you first upgrade to the ROM mentioned above. Normally you couldn't upgrade to an unbranded ROM (at least without a custom ROM), because of the firmware checking function in the upgrade. The upgrade software first checks to see if the previous firmware was the same type as the upgrade firmware (i.e. Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint, Unbranded, etc.). If the firmware was not of the same type, it would not allow you to upgrade. The firmware above did not have that function or it was flawed, allowing branded users to upgrade to unbranded firmware. However, the latest firmware upgrade does. So you must first fool the upgrade software into thinking you have an unbranded device. This is done by following the instructions mentioned above. After successfully upgrading to 1.28, you can then and only then apply the latest unbranded upgrade. The alternative is to capture the files from the latest branded upgrade and remove the branded part of it in a custom ROM. The latter method is probably the simplest.


  7. #7  
    So how do you remove the branding part from the ROM?
    I managed to remove XpressMail and GetGood. But how can I remove/replace the splash/welcome screen?
  8. #8  
    Someone is bound to chide you for not searching.
    look here http://discuss.treocentral.com/showt...ash+screen+mod
    M100, M515, Tungsten E, Treo 600, Treo 650 unlocked GSM; SW 1.20 ENA; FW 1.71 (T-mobile)

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