Best ways to solve the 2016 Windows Mobile bug

Posted on February 8, 2010

0


If you have a Windows Mobile phone, you might be getting text messages from 2016.

Here are some fixes to the problem:

HTC Touch Pro

NOTE:  If the device is not running the latest software version 2.01.651.6, please download and install the latest ROM from the download page.

How to copy the hotfix to the device

  1. Download the hotfix below and save it to the desktop of your PC
  2. Verify you have installed and configured the Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) software
  3. Place the Touch Pro in Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Programs > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode
  4. Connect the Touch Pro to your PC using the supplied USB cable
  5. In Activesync, tap on Explore to bring up the File Explorer window.  For WMDC, tap on File Management then Browse the contents of your device.
  6. If using WMDC, double click on the device memory folder that appears in the File Explorer screen.  This is usually depicted by a backslash icon. Next, double click on My Documents.
  7. Drag and drop the hotfix file from your Desktop to the File Explorer window

How to install the hotfix on the device

  1. On the device, tap Start > Programs > File Explorer
  2. Locate the hotfix file and single tap on it to install
  3. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the hotfix
  4. Reboot the device per on-screen instructions to finalize installation
  5. After the device reboots, take the device out of Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Programs > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode

NOTES ON THIS HOTFIX

  • This hotfix will need to be reinstalled if the device is hard reset.  Also, the hotfix cannot be installed again until the device is hard reset.

HTC Touch Pro2

How to copy the hotfix to the device

  1. Download the hotfix below and save it to the desktop of your PC
  2. Verify you have installed and configured the Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) software
  3. Place the Touch Pro2 in Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode
  4. Connect the Touch Pro2 to your PC using the supplied USB cable
  5. In Activesync, tap on Explore to bring up the File Explorer window. For WMDC, tap on File Management then Browse the contents of your device.
  6. If using WMDC, double click on the device memory folder that appears in the File Explorer screen. This is usually depicted by a backslash icon. Next, double click on My Documents.
  7. Drag and drop the hotfix file from your Desktop to the File Explorer window

How to install the hotfix on the device

  1. On the device, tap Start > File Explorer
  2. Locate the hotfix file and single tap on it to install
  3. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the hotfix
  4. Reboot the device per on-screen instructions to finalize installation
  5. After the device reboots, take the device out of Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode

NOTES ON THIS HOTFIX

  • This hotfix will need to be reinstalled if the device is hard reset. Also, the hotfix cannot be installed again until the device is hard reset.

HTC Touch Diamond

Notes for the Touch Diamond from HTC

NOTE:  If the device is not running the latest software version 2.00.651.7, please download and install the latest ROM from this page.

How to copy the hotfix to the device

  1. Download the hotfix below and save it to the desktop of your PC
  2. Verify you have installed and configured the Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) software
  3. Place the Touch Diamond in Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Programs > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode
  4. Connect the Touch Diamond to your PC using the supplied USB cable
  5. In Activesync, tap on Explore to bring up the File Explorer window.  For WMDC, tap on File Management then Browse the contents of your device.
  6. If using WMDC, double click on the device memory folder that appears in the File Explorer screen.  This is usually depicted by a backslash icon.  Next, double click on My Documents.
  7. Drag and drop the hotfix file from your Desktop to the File Explorer window

How to install the hotfix on the device

  1. On the device, tap Start > Programs > File Explorer
  2. Locate the hotfix file and single tap on it to install
  3. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the hotfix
  4. Reboot the device per on-screen instructions to finalize installation
  5. After the device reboots, take the device out of Airplane Mode by navigating to Start > Programs > Comm Manager and tapping on Airplane Mode


NOTES ON THIS HOTFIX

  • This hotfix will need to be reinstalled if the device is hard reset.  Also, the hotfix cannot be installed again until the device is hard reset.
  • If any software was installed to bypass the MCTS functionality of the device, the device may need to be hard reset prior to this hotfix being installed.
  • If any software was installed to bypass the MCTS functionality of the device, the device may need to be hard reset prior to this hotfix being installed.
  • If any software was installed to bypass the MCTS functionality of the device, the device may need to be hard reset prior to this hotfix being installed.
  • I could not wait for the official fix so I downloaded this very unofficial fix to my Touch Pro2. Here is a Microsoft Tag that will take you to the download page.
    Advertisements
    Posted in: Cell Phones