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So i've finally got my little beauty

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by LeperousDust, 7 May 2006.

  1. LeperousDust

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,729

    Location: Edinburgh

    The HTC Universal aka XDA Exec/M5000/MDA Pro/The beast, it's great but it's lacking in programs atm.

    It's Tmobile branded first thing i want to do is rid myself of this vodaphone stuff. Update the firmware etc...

    Also are there any fan sites or community sites out there that deal with this phone, i've tried to google but it has too many names! :(

    Likes of k700i universe etc...

    Any help muchly appriciated.
     
  2. Spit

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,715

    Location: Yorkshire

  3. Buttons

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 979

    Location: Manchester

    This site has all the advice you'll ever need including butchered ROMs that free up more storage and look for tools by vijay555, he's creating a virtual desktop environment for the phone that looks stunning.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/front_page.php
     
  4. Alasdair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: Edinburgh

    I just got my MDA Pro today as well. I'm still in two minds about keeping it as it's a bit bulky and perhaps too much for my needs. Internet isn't as good as I'd hoped either, maybe I was expecting too much.

    In terms off apps, has anyone tried Minimo?

    May get the Vario with Co-Pilot instead, seems like a more sensible option.

    al
     
  5. Buttons

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 979

    Location: Manchester

    Alasdair,

    Have you switched to VGA yet? This is the single biggest flaw with the phone, it ships with a VGA screen but actually upscales a 320x240 screen!!!

    What a stupid thing to do.

    Download ozVGA and run it with default settings and then try the internet, brilliant I think you'll find (except for poopy javascript and CSS issues!)

    Here's my desktop.

    [​IMG]

    And here is IE

    [​IMG]

    Compression ruins the sharpness of the screenies I'm afraid.
     
  6. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    Location: Warwickshire

    are you running WM5 on that? Noticed the profiles you have setup there, is that an external app to do that as I cant seem to find anythng like that in the XDA Mini S, one thing I would like as just having the volume slider is a bit, well, gay...

    Oh, also, nice theme, any linkys? :p
     
  7. Chewy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,197

    Location: Kingston upon Thames

    [​IMG]

    :rolleyes: :p
     
  8. Buttons

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 979

    Location: Manchester

    Oi, my Baby Daisy owns Dino!!!

    To answer the questions, it is running WM5 with Wisbar Advance (well worth £6 although use the trial first to see if you like it). The skin is one I downloaded from the Wisbar forums.

    Profiles is a free app called PPPCProfiles (I think it's that many P's) from modaco's forums I think.

    There's loads of free stuff about although the profiles one is one of the best I think.

    Also get hold of PHM powertoys as there is loads of useful stuff. I just need to find a today screen app launcher that I like now.
     
  9. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    Location: Warwickshire

    thanks for that, quite neat, although it doesnt go so well with my theme, still its useful.

    On the today screen thing, Im using SPB Pocket Plus, which is quite good, customisable etc etc.
     
  10. Alasdair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: Edinburgh

    Using OzVGA, I've had to hard reset on boot, as the keyboard isn't recognised for entering my PIN and password. Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: 10 May 2006
  11. Luke

    Soldato

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    Location: S. Yorkshire

  12. Buttons

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 979

    Location: Manchester

    As far as I know, ozVGA only manages some reg keys for you so I'd be surprised if it had boogered the keyboard driver. Try XDA-Developers (link above), loads of helpful people there. I just installed and ran I'm afraid!