It was hard to come up with a flashy title for this post, but I figured that I get a lot of traffic from people looking for info on the Wing.
As it stands, ActiveSync stopped working some time this week. I installed some apps and thought that one of them could be the culprit, but searching the forums and Googling clues proved to be fruitless. In the end, I resorted to a hard reset (since at this point, it was really important I sync’ed my contacts) and ActiveSync worked just fine.
So, I headed over to Howard Forums to see what the latest was. Actually, I couldn’t remember how to do a hard reset, (couldn’t remember which button to push) and stumbled into the slipperly slope of installing a modded ROM.
First, if you have a Tmobile Wing, you need to read this thread as it is a treasure trove of tips, tricks, and improvements:
On my Wing, I’ve been using the HTC Touch skins on my phone. I really like the improved look and launcher of the phone, but by doing a hard reset (like I had to do to sync again), I need to reinstall all my mods. This isn’t my screen capture but it looks like this:
I liked the look so much better. Then tonight I stumbled upon this link and it was a breeze following the directions:
- Newbs guide to Herald modification *updated* 11/02/07
For those of you guys that don’t know, HTC Herald is the same as the Wing. That thread has a ton of great info in there for you to check out. If you are new to the Wing or wanted to learn more about hacking it, then you need to READ IT COMPLETELY before attempting anything found therein.
Again, this isn’t my screen shot but my Wing now looks like this. I love it:
There is a fair amount of customization you have to do, but it isn’t too bad or hard. I was again able to resync all my data and contacts so it’s good to go, but still have some minor tweaks.
Make sure you check out Part 2 of the FAQ.
Do you know how to install dialer skins for the t-mobile wing? Smart Phone Junkies have some good ones but no on knows how to get them on the wing.
Amity, there is a treasure trove of info, but you have to do some reading. I am running TouchFlo 4 on my Wing; it’s really, really great. Google it, and read over at http://forum.xda-developers.com. Those guys are all over it. I know there are several Herald dialer skins floating around out there.