Growing Panel – More Surprises & Bye Bye WinMo 6.5

Posted On: Saturday, April 18, 2009

The leaked Growing Panel that we love so much… turns out it has a lot much more to it. As you can see in the screenshots below, the panel adjusts itself according to the time – The first screenshot is for Christmas with tree lights on the plants in the background and a slight layer of snow on the ground, the second one is for Easter (time to hunt down the eggs!), the third one is for Halloween, and the fourth one is… well all you beautiful people out there. :)

The screenshots are courtesy of Sera_6969 at XDA Forums… unfortunately for me, when i switched my date to 12/31/2009 23:59:00 to see what it shows for New Year’s (which it does), a message box popped up saying that the Beta version of Windows Mobile 6.5 is to be expired on 7/7/2009, and that followed by a white screen with the text saying something like “This Beta version of Windows Mobile has expired…” And it closed down access to the phone – The start menu was displaying and all, but wouldn’t open. Tried soft-resetting twice but after no luck in getting access to the mobile had to do a hard-reset. Bye Bye WinMo 6.5. (At-least for the time being…)

Christmas Easter

Halloween Valentines


 

4 Responses to “Growing Panel – More Surprises & Bye Bye WinMo 6.5”

  1. Abdulla Ameer

    Salman, can you please post all the steps (with links) of the process of getting the WinMo 6.5


  2. M.Salman.K

    AOA Abdulla,

    Like everyone else, I would first like to warn you that if you proceed with this, you do at your own risk. Though i have never known anyone who had their phone bricked by performing HardSPL or by flashing a custom ROM, but there is a possibility that this might happen... so proceed with caution.

    That said... what you need to do is pretty simple:
    1. HardSPL your Xperia: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=431218

    2. Attach your Xperia to your laptop/computer and copy the downloaded 6.5 NBH file to the Storage Card (you can alternatively use the RUU utility which is considered safer)

    3. If you used RUU Utility (which is included when you download the 6.5 NBH file, you won't need to do this; but if you copied the NBH file to your storage card just hard-reset by pressing the volume down and power button.

    It'll flash/upgrade to the 6.5 ROM and should start up...

    A Word of caution... Itje's 6.5 ROM update on April 16th is a no-go. Don't install it. Had problems in Messaging and other applications. Wait for a new version or look for a slightly older release or a release by someone else.

    Good Luck!


  3. M.Salman.K

    AOA Abdulla,

    Like everyone else, I would first like to warn you that if you proceed with this, you do at your own risk. Though i have never known anyone who had their phone bricked by performing HardSPL or by flashing a custom ROM, but there is a possibility that this might happen... so proceed with caution.

    That said... what you need to do is pretty simple:
    1. HardSPL your Xperia: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=431218

    2. Attach your Xperia to your laptop/computer and copy the downloaded 6.5 NBH file to the Storage Card (you can alternatively use the RUU utility which is considered safer)

    3. If you used RUU Utility (which is included when you download the 6.5 NBH file, you won't need to do this; but if you copied the NBH file to your storage card just hard-reset by pressing the volume down and power button.

    It'll flash/upgrade to the 6.5 ROM and should start up...

    A Word of caution... Itje's 6.5 ROM update on April 16th is a no-go. Don't install it. Had problems in Messaging and other applications. Wait for a new version or look for a slightly older release or a release by someone else.

    Good Luck!


  4. Abdulla Ameer

    Thanks, but
    What is an NBH? which one do you suggest?


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