Dutch or English ROM needed - MDA, XDA, 1010 Software Upgrading

I've been reading all I can about the XDA on this site (and some others I must admit). I discovered I have rom version 3.02 and radio version 4.01 so I think I should upgrade. I have a 128MB SD card and USB-SD reader. I ordered a serial cable from MCC (gonna pay 28 euro's for it...quite rediculous but I couldn't find one anywhere else) which should arrive shortly.
Anyway I've read that upgrading radio software and OS is possible with the SD card. I found the how-to + tool on this site (many thanks ) but can't find the ROM images anywhere.
Could anybody please help me?

If you have the executables you can just run them, as these will install themselves.
So there is no need to do it via the bootlloader.
Be sure the your XDA is fully charged.


Rom update problem

I downloaded the rom update from o2 website in ireland and tried to install it, it the told me that i needed to find a compatible version any ideas any 1. I am running the Q-Tek XDA same thing just branded differently. Also my unit has ver 3.14 on but i cannot find function to keep gprs online. Please assist
I have exactly the saeme problem. MDA is PWA10A2, the update is for PWA10A1 and thus doesn't flash. (except for radio which I updated already).
You can use the ROM Image tool from here, it needs a 32MB SD card and a PC SD card reader but it is supposed to be risky.
Anybody tried updating to this ROM on PWA10A2 before we burn our machines? >
Get your self a FAQ with a description for a language change. Then patch that file according to that FAQ, do not change the language but the phone type. that's all.
** Remember, you might loos guaranty, it might fail or your device might get broken ! **
Can I revert to the older ROM (the working ROM) then? The bootloader should work anyway?
I can't see the FAQ though, is it PPC general or MDA/XDA specific?
I patched the ROM (rewrote the desired ID of XDA to match with my MDA ), flashed and... guess what... it works

Brand new ROM version 3.16.32 ENG on my XDA

Hi all
This is my first post to this forum but I would like to report that theXDA i recieved today has a new ROM version that I cannot find info on the Net.
The Device Information screen reads
ROM version: 3.16.32 ENG
ROM date: 02/13/03
Radio version: 4.20.00
Protocol version: 32S54
As far as i can tell the differences are:
The Programs has the following new programs Sim Tool Kit, and Wireless Modem and I think the following may be new ot updated; EzWAPv2, myO2, Infrared Recieve (Let me know on these 3)
After the Auto Configeration is completed the following new stuff appears
A newer Today screen that has an O2 start menu. This has a direct link to E-MAIL (Inbox) SMS (SMS Inbox) INTERNET and WAP. If you touch the O2 logo on this is comes up with Informationen and o2 smart menu is powered by Vision To Reality
The text on this screen is in German (On a UK XDA sent to me by O2 this morning is a bit shabby)
and it lists the same as in the Device inforation screen plus the IMEI SMSC and a Softwareversion: o2V2R4.2.201
The Start menu has a myo2 button which links to my O2 mobile interactive services for XDA page
I don't know the ROM version to my old XDA so this stuff may or may not be new so again let me know by posting here.
The problems I have discoved to far are:
The screen flickers a lot. The backlight seems to be doing this. It flashes off and on again when it is supposed to be on
The Sim toolkit program does not work. You can click on it as much as you want and nothing will happen. This is a shame as the info i have found on the application indicates it could be quite usefull.
If anyone wants this rom version to play about on their XDA's let me know. I'm getting a serial cable soon (I've been told i need this to change stuff on the phone) so you can tell me how to download the ROM and e-mail it.
I have now registered
Hi again.
I just registered myself. I was previously the New User posting this as a guest
Can you check what model you have:
[Start] -[Settings] - [System] - [device Information] - [Identity]
Thanks Tuurtje
I have a Dutch O2 XDA with following versions:
ROM version: 3.15.15 ENG
ROM date: 12/11/02
Radio version: 4.16.00
Protocol version: 32S54
Model No.: PW10A1 (DON'T KNOW BUILDER ID like PW10A1-xx)
Pocket PC: Version 3.0.12039 (Build 11178)
The model number is PW10A1
where to download the new rom and radio?
where to download the new rom and radio?
[email protected]
O2 told me yesterday that the download will be on their web site "very soon".
I have this version and I also have seen this flickering screen. It has only happened once and soft restart fixed it.
Another update on this is that the SMS-Name is fixed. However you need to enter the number in your Contacts in international format or the name will not show for incoming sms (same as SPV?). I prefer the Paragon fix.
I don't think the WAP browser is updated. It does not have MMS. I don't see any update to Infrared Recieve, it looks the same as previous version. The myO2 app is a new version. I think you had to download this new version via gprs into ram before, and now its in the rom.
New User said:
As far as i can tell the differences are:
The Programs has the following new programs Sim Tool Kit, and Wireless Modem
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"Wireless modem" sounds interesting. Do you have any idea what it does? Does it enables us to use the XDA as a GPRS modem for a seperate notebook?
"Wireless modem" sounds interesting. Do you have any idea what it does? Does it enables us to use the XDA as a GPRS modem for a seperate notebook?[/quote]
Yes. See this thread.
where to download this update software?
where to download this update software?
ROM image availabe soon. &Sorry i havn't posted for a w
I have ordered a SD card so i can download the ROM image. (It didn't work with a MMC card and now i can't format the MMC on my PC but i can on my XDA Weird!!)
As soon as I have this I will post the image to yahoo or an ftp site.
Re: ROM image availabe soon. &Sorry i havn't posted for
MineshT said:
I have ordered a SD card so i can download the ROM image. (It didn't work with a MMC card and now i can't format the MMC on my PC but i can on my XDA Weird!!)
As soon as I have this I will post the image to yahoo or an ftp site.
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Maybe it's the Reader problem.
XDArite.exe works with my MMC card, but not with my USB 2.0 6in1 Reader. It seems works with most USB 1.0 SD ONLY Reader perfectly.
Re: ROM image availabe soon. &Sorry i havn't posted for
killercheung said:
MineshT said:
I have ordered a SD card so i can download the ROM image. (It didn't work with a MMC card and now i can't format the MMC on my PC but i can on my XDA Weird!!)
As soon as I have this I will post the image to yahoo or an ftp site.
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Maybe it's the Reader problem.
XDArite.exe works with my MMC card, but not with my USB 2.0 6in1 Reader. It seems works with most USB 1.0 SD ONLY Reader perfectly.
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You are probably right my reader is probably the most bargin basement one available (£4.50 on special offer from Maplin.co.uk 7 months ago)
My reader is a 6 in 1 USB 1.0 reader made by CARRY. Model UISDMC1
If anyone has any experience with gettng this to work with XDArite.exe it would be great. I'll try it with a SD card soon and see if it works with that. A couple of people (actually 2 exactly) have told me that their readers don't work with XDArite.exe and an MMC card but do with a SD card.
I might post again in a bit asking for recomendations for card reader if mine does not work.
In the meantime
Thanks Loads for you Help

use of xda in New Zealand

I have just moved to New Zealand. In Germany I enjoyed the xda very much... but here... I have the unlock problem + some others...
I bought the the xda approx. a year ago. Now my questions:
1. Can anyone tell me what to do after another with the version I (probably ) have, in order to unlock the xda?
2. What do I have to configure that I can use the xda here in New Zealand with its existing GPRS network?
Thank you all for your support and ideas!
The easiest way to unlock will be to install the Developers Rom 1.1. Vodafone here in NZ have a GPRS setup guide for the Qtek (step by step with screenshots), contact them for a copy (I could not find it on their website, but I am sure I have a copy somewhere, so let me know if you can't get a copy and I will see if I can find mine)
Thank you.
Sorry in advance for punishing those that have read this question uncountable times.....:
How/Where do I install the Developers Rom?
- where do I get it from?
- what does it cost?
- what do I have to do with it?
Thanks for your patience
it s a free ROM (Thanks to you guys @ XDA-developers) and you will find the howto page with all links up there in the navigation menu.
Everything is explained.
Pocket PC 2003
I am running Pocket PC 2003 in New Zealand. Didnt have to change much, just the voice mail, sms message center numbers and the GPRS settings. seems to work well. I presume you are talking about the simlock. There is a Util that will unlock your device view http://xda-developers.com/XDAunlock/
Thats good news... and
I have gone through the plenty of information of the site here... however
Is there any "don´t worry - be happy - solution" around = e.g. somebody has prepared it totally.... and just put the card in and say "run"....
= can I buy a complete card somewhere or something?
I do not have time to do all those things needed :-(
any ideas ?
Where abouts are you in NZ. I could possibly create you a SD card but I cant promise that it will work.
kewl... that would be great.
I am in the Auckland region. Waiheke Island to be more specific.
I can come on the mainland any time. A very good friend of mine is trying to get that xda unlocked. He is in Germany right now but unfortunately he has nearly no time. I gave him the xda THREE month ago to try to unlock but I never found time. In August he is coming to New Zealand and doing a tour here. So he can bring the xda with him and then we could check it out with the SD card.
that would be cool
thanks for your help
The XDA's bought in NZ are unlocked so if you have to you can get them in NZ for about $1500NZ
I HAVE one... It did not bring it with me to NZ cause I hoped my friend in Germany could unlock it first...
I do not want to buy one. In August my friend comes and he brings the xda with him. Then I would be glad to know somebody here in NZ that could unlock my xda.
Can you do that?
nz gprs setting
go to this site:
Then look for qtek 1010-wap&gprs guide and download the settings
to jason.moodie
where did you get the your qtek pc2003 update from?
I have a qtek but runs on pc2002. My radio version is 3.23.01
and rom version:3.1652eng. I bought my qtek in NZ.
I am trying to get the new windows mobile update but it
is still not available yet.
My phone has Radio ver 4.21. And bootloader 5.22. The rom ver is now 3.04.00 ENG. It was purchased in NZ unlocked.
The files I used to put the new OS on the phone are below on one of my old sites temporarily.
R E M E M B E R do not overwrite the boot loader and make a backup of your existing ROM first using the wallaby boot loader and an SD card. I backed up both the CE and BOOT ROM just in case.
This is not an official release and it may contain bugs (Not that I’ve found any, seems to work better than before 8) ) . There were a few regional settings you need to change. You will also have to re-enter the voice mail number +64 021 700 700 for NZ. It may not be compatable with some old software also.
I take no responsibility if this doesn’t work, but it did work for me.
Active Sync 3.7 3,803KB
PPC2003PE 15,647 KB

error getting unlock code

I tried the XDA unlock software.
After transfering and runing it on my XDA, I received only this message: "error getting unlock code"
Any advice would be highly appreciated...
what version of roms are in your xda?
you can find this under: settings - system - device information
Thanks for your quick reply.
My ROM version is 3.12.07 ENG date 08/13/02
xdaunlock will not work with wince-3.12, you need at least wince-3.17
manupulator depends only on the radio rom. it works with 4.0? - 4.20
That was very quick, I am impressed!
My radio version is 4.06, protocol version 325S54
I found the manipulator, but this seems to require a serial cable.
My XDA only has a USB connection. Any advice of what to do?
many thanks
I hope you can help me, I know there. I tried to use Manipulator to unlock an xda but after finding the xda on COM1 the status message just remains at 'getting data from phone' and beside SID and GID it says 'ERROR'.
Nothing shows beside the IMEI. My device info is:
ROM: 3.17.03 ENG
Date: 15/5/03
Radio version: 4.21.00
Protocol version: 32S54
Please help, Thanks
sorry I do not know what to do.
My XDA is still locked and I am kind of lost myself.
If you hear something, please let me know.
all the best
If you use The Manipulator: Did you all tell ActiveSync on the desktop not to use the serial port?
If you use XDAunlock.exe: you know it only works on O2 3.17.03, Qtek 3.16.52 and Special Edition ROMs ?
Thanks for the reply.
I tried the xdaunlock. which does not seem to be working with my 3.12 version.
Regarding the manipulator: I thought that only works for serial cables?
In your message "manipulator" was posted in orange color, but on my PC it doesn't work as a hyperlink?
Is there a newer version available somewhere without the serial cable?
many thanks for your time and effort.
I would really appreciated it, if we could get this up and running again.
Oh, Like an idiot I went and read all posts AFTER I had posted my 'problem' . Not a problem at all 'cos xdaunlock did it with no time wasted (it's O2 3.17.03.)
Problem solved, Thanks xda-developers you guys really are the GREATEST!!! (now if they could just tell me where to get a replacement touchscreen for the other one that broke...mumbles the ungrateful,greedy wretch :wink: )
PS Golf why don't you list all the steps you've taken so one of the more experienced guys can spot where things went wrong? and detailed error messages.
congratulations in getting your XDA up and running with help of the developers.
Following your advise, here is what I have done so far in my attemp to unlock my UK XDA.
My ROM version is 3.12.07 ENG date 08/13/02
My radio version is 4.06, protocol version 325S54
I have downloaded the xdaunlock software and received the "error getting unlock code" message after running the unlock program on my XDA.
I have not downloaded the manipulator because of the warning on the webpage that you need to have a serial cable before downloading.
"Do not download or install The Manipulator unless you have a serial cable already, and need to reset the call counters or change the IMEI on phones with Radio software prior to 4.20"
I do not have a serial cable.
very much looking forward to any advise to help me out of this.
all the best
It says that XDAunlock only works on ROM 3.16.52 or later, bascially all ROMs that have the Wireless Modem functionality. Backup your data and install Jeff's exe holding the XDA-developers Special Edition ROM v1.2, and you'll be happy.
Thanks for your advise.
If you don't mind before trying this, let me please verify some issues.
I would like to use my Orange Sim card, but Orange is not on the UK provider list on the webpage. Is that a problem?
Since 1.2 version canot be downloaded simply, I need to do this Mkron installation, which requires unix? How complicated is that for somebody who has not much IT skills at all? This part of the website sounds rather complicated to me?
There is no download link here. As mentioned at the beginning of this page, our Special Edition ROM is based on the 3.17.03 O2 ROM, and thus contains all sorts of software that is copyrighted and for which we probably have no permission to distribute. So what we're distributing instead is a kit called 'mkrom', preloaded with all the files needed to make your own Special Edition ROM image, provided you add an O2 ROM image for the kit to modify. To run the kit you need access to a unix machine with some software installed. Take a look at the 'mkrom' page for details.
If you're no computer wiz, and still want the Special Edition ROM, you'll have to wait for someone else to run 'mkrom', and share the output with you. 'mkrom' outputs a binary image file (with '.nb1' extension) for use with our XDA ROM Image Tool and an SD-card written from the PC, as well as as an nbf-file with the correct checksum, for inclusion into a 'Programme A' package that people can install using their cradle. If you're lucky, whoever creates the installer you use to flash the Special Edition ROM into your device will make the flash utility self-extracting and use our new 'adaptROM' tool to make sure you never have to mess with model numbers, languages and checksums
many thanks

I need help restoring my windows mobile 2003 software

Hi I have a big problem and i need all the help i can get
I have an XDA IIi but i accidently deleted all the data on it
the opertating system is gone the screen is only showing me Serial 1.0
and when i connect to my pc only shows USB 2.0
I would like to know if somebody can help me out with this and tell me how to restore the software to my device, i have a backup copy on my SD card, but i don't know how to used
Please help me
have to reflash it
how did it happen?
did you try puting any rom version in it or what?
more info is needed
I was trying to upgrade the radio version of the phone, but the version i was installing was not desgined for the XDAIIi , so, instead of upgrading, it deleted of the rom of the device and now the operating system is gone
the only thing i still have is the backup copy that i made defore the upgrade
i don't know if there is a way to use that backup copy in order to restore the system
It is propably that the system ROM was erased during upgrade and the upgrade wasn't successfull. Try to download the Diamond 1.2 WM2003se(my recommendation) ROM images package(somewhere available at this forums(Himalaya Upgrade)) and aferwards to flash your device with these files. If u want,u can try also the WM05 system.
He said his device is an Xda IIi not the old II.. Well you can reinstall back ur old ROM, no worries.. Download from my-xda.com..
i or not i
I thing there's no matter if is it IIi or simple II. Or not?
How do I fash my device in order to install diamond 1.2?
I also was looking an upgrade for the XDA IIi but now there are not offering any updates, I have tried to install the upgrades for the XDAII but it gives me an errror telling me that the ROM version is different and it cannot be installed
If you mean the Country ID Error while attempting to flash the WM05 system,there's a problem of this OS. 2003se is without problem(for me). Simply download the Diamond ROM from this topic:
or directly:
This contains 4 files(maybe more,but these are important).
-ms_.nbf (Extended ROM image)
-nk.nbf (System Image)
-Radio_.nbf (Radio stack)
Start the bootloader(probably you are there),put the Hima to cradle,Windows at your computer detects your device and then extract the downloaded file into one folder and run HimaUpgradeUt.exe
This utility is writing what you should do.
As I have readed that the WM05 OS is a little bit buggy(some compatibility problems etc..) at this time to use in Hima. Therefore I am using the 2003se.
Thanks a lot!
Hey guys,
I just downloaded the XDA IIi ROM version from the O2 website
My device is back to normal. I coudn't do it without all of you guys.
Thanks a lot specially to you jamil_mhmd for providing me the address
Jorge :wink:
You're welcome
Nice to help you.
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I thing there's no matter if is it IIi or simple II. Or not?
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Of course it does matter.. Remember that the II and IIi is now a really different device even though both looks identical.. For example, u said he can upgrade to WM2005 (or ROMs that was meant only for Xda II), but of course this can't be done, this is bcos the difference in hardware specs, 4 example IIi has 1.3 MP cam (II = 0.3MP), 128MB RAM, 128MB ROM (II=128MB RAM, 64MB ROM) and so on..
JorgeGZC, I'm glad to be of help to you.. :wink:
Oh sorry.
I didn't know. I'll be well advised.
İ am a mda2 user. İve bought my device from Germany and after that i changed its ROM to an english one using a rom editor to change its country id .. This encouredged a close friend of mine and he bought a O2 XDA2i. And since both me and my friend have no idea about German language we immediately tried to convert it to an english ROM.
And using a wrong ROM (sinmerged 2003 se for himalaya) i killed his machine. It now only writes serial or usb (when connected to cradle). Someone told us that if we flash it with a original German ROM it can work again. But there is no German ROM downloadable . And even if we find a German Rom and install it , it wont solve our language problem. I am a dentist and i even cannot believe how much i've learned browsing these forums
If you can help me i will be very happy!
note : in the ftp server there is rom named german rom for xda2i.. But its a lie. its in english
The same?
That looks like the same problem as at the top of this topic. Just read all this posts once again and you'll get the right way to solve your problem. Hope that helps.
I also have the same problem. I tried to install the wrong upgrade. I've downloaded the new one but i keep getting a connection problem message because activesync can't find the XDA. Help please!!!!
When you are in bootloader then ActiveSync will not find the device to synchronise with(cause the WMOS is not running and therefore is any synchronisation disabled). When you put into the cradle,the computer should find new device(Microsoft USB Sync). Then is the device connected and ready to update.