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Old 09-08-2011, 08:44 AM
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Question Can It Be Done? - ReCook a 'Telus' into a NO CELL, just handheld device

Hi Eh,

I've 'finally' ended my Telus jail term. (I've already got another cell phone with 7-11 Speakeasy.)

I would like to turn my Telus HTC Touch Diamond CDMA (1st generation) into a simple hand held device...WITH NOmore CELLUAR RADIO capability. I have no intention of ever using this thing as a cell phone, and it's worth nothing to sell...so I'll use it as my mp3 player and such at work. (maybe I can get Angry Birds on it!!)

Is it possible to do this, using one of these 'kitchen' programs...and...is it easy enough for a noob to figure out? (I only played with a kitchen once, a couple years ago, and it seemed involved)

There's plenty of help with cooking, so I should be able to figure the basics out...it's just that I can't find anything about wiping out the celluar radio software. Seeing as celluar is kinda the whole point to this device, I'm not sure if it's too deep to be modified/removed.

I realise I just don't have to use it as a cell phone, but I'm figuring it can be made to run more efficiently (although the Windows Mobile system will likely kill that idea.)

I don't really need a step-by-step (but go ahead if you want) I just need to know if it's possible...and then I can justify the time required to figure it out.

Thanks!
Eric
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:04 AM
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Re: Can It Be Done? - ReCook a 'Telus' into a NO CELL, just handheld device

The kitchens I worked on for the diamond had a no data in them I assume it made sure the data didn't work for non data users (I imagine wifi users). You can build a rom yourself without the preinstalled stuff on it that you don't want and save some of the memory to run better apps. You can follow the instructions took me a while of reading and starting at the beginning. The first thing you do to the phone the thing that unlocks it so you can put roms on it only has to be done the first time then once you flash a rom to it flash another one to it until you have one you like.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:39 PM
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Re: Can It Be Done? - ReCook a 'Telus' into a NO CELL, just handheld device

There is another good reason for creating a dummy radio file. It will allow us with QPST bricked diamonds to re-activate the HTC serial interface so we can restore our backup. I have a diamond that will NOT boot because of a bad NAM1 flash due to a bad USB cable.

Anyone in the radio department able to produce something that does not search for a carrier when turned on?
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