After my first post on upgrading the HTC P3300 (Dopod P800 in the US) some time back it’s time for yet another post on this, see ‘Windows Mobile 6 on HTC P3300’.
This time round I’ve been playing around with two seperate versions of custom ROMs for the HTC P3300. The first one I’ve looked at is the ‘Black&Blue 5.0’ ROM, written by Tom. The second one is the ‘Oops Black 1.0’ also written by Tom. If you need information on how to install these ROMs then look at my earlier article and follow those steps, except you don’t install the Windows Mobile 6.0 ROM but one of the two below.
The main reason for me to use this ROM was that it was build on top of Windows Mobile 6.1. Why was this so important you may think. Well let me list a couple of nice new features in:
- Better usability with out using the styles
- A lot faster
Though it’s not a big list the first one was reason enough for me. Finally a Windows Mobile version that I don’t need a styles to operate. Some of the parts I really liked about this ROM was that it was really fast. And even better really stable. I’ve had no problems what so ever using this ROM.
Oops Black 1.0
Like I stated before the second ROM I tested was a relatively new one written by Tom. The base of this ROM is identical to the Black&Blue one. It’s also running on Windows Mobile 6.1 and has more or less the same applications installed. One huge difference is that this ROM is attempting to emulate the Touch Diamond style.
For those of you interested in this please let me give you a warning in advance. The ROM looks a lot like the Touch Diamond, but it’s behaviour is nothing like it. So if you are interested in the eye-candy this ROM is for you. If you want the functionality behind it then buy the new phone.
Warning notice: Please note that both of these ROMs have been written by a 3rd party, which means you’r phone operator will not support you if your phone breaks. As to support from HTC they might, but you did modify the phone without approval.
Update 1: I’ve been getting some questions from people that had problems updating the P3300, all of them noted that the file might be corrupt and the update failed. If this happens you don’t need to worry, as long as you installed the USPL first. You should be able to reflash any ROM to the P3300 even if an update fails. If you encounter update failures you could check http://forum.xda-developers.com where you can find a lot of information on the HTC P3300.