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11-04-2009 12:23 PM
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  1. stanip's Avatar
    Wonder if any body has tried any Windows Mobile 6.5 21501 ROM and advise whether if it works with Redfly? Is the bluetooth issue with some earlier roms still there?

    Looking at a number of interesting customed roms for my touch pro but want to check here first to see.

    Thanks.
    04-24-2009 07:25 PM
  2. laurieny's Avatar
    Sorry, but no, REDFLY drivers do not work with the 6.5 ROMs...yet.

    Thanks,
    Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY
    04-25-2009 09:28 AM
  3. anon159272's Avatar
    There is a fast-growing community of Touch Pro users that are switching to pre-release (yet very stable - in my experience) builds of WM 6.5. I've switched myself because 6.5 has some ease-of-use enhancements that I'm quite happy with. If there is any sort of alpha program for any drivers in development, let us know and we can do real-world testing.
    04-29-2009 10:20 AM
  4. anon159272's Avatar
    Followup: don't get cute and try the 163 build on a 6.5 ROM. At least on the 4/25 build of MightyROM5 (21501), it renders the Touch Pro un-bootable. A hard reset is required to recover. :D
    05-01-2009 12:56 AM
  5. grabaclue's Avatar
    I'd like to add my voice to those requesting WM 6.5 support. And I'd be happy to Alpha/Beta test it! Now that I've had a taste of 6.5 I don't want to ever go back to 6.1, but I do miss using my Redfly device. If we go too long without 6.5 support I may just go to another solution, perhaps my old Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard...
    05-18-2009 04:38 PM
  6. anon159272's Avatar
    I switched back to MightyROM 4R3BORN so I could use my Redfly. But I don't like that ROM; it's slower than some of the 6.5 ROMs I used, so I'm kind of in the same boat. The problem is that I don't have a Stowaway. :) I'm looking at the Dell Mini 10v for the casual remote work, since there's no ETA on 6.5 for Redfly and I'm now seeing the TP2 for Sprint being released with 6.1 initially. That means even less incentive as there aren't any 6.5 devices on the market for at least awhile (?).

    What I really want is the new Rhodium notifications and still be able to use the Redfly over USB and Bluetooth. Whether that happened on 6.1 or 6.5 wouldn't be all that big a deal to me. Then I'd just cook up a Redfly ROM for anyone here with a TP and optimize it for Redfly usage. How amazing would that be!!
    05-19-2009 08:15 PM
  7. Velvis's Avatar
    I also want to see a Rhodium rom with Redfly bluetooth support. Preferably 6.5.
    I havent used my redfly in a while because I dont want to go back to pre rhodium.
    05-20-2009 01:35 PM
  8. mknollman's Avatar
    Huh - I tried rhodium and there was nothing about it that was enough to makw me choose it over my Redfly. If I had to pick one to wait for it would be 6.5 - but to each his own.
    05-20-2009 06:17 PM
  9. Velvis's Avatar
    For me it was the calendar on TF3D.
    05-20-2009 06:54 PM
  10. mardibloke's Avatar
    another ask for 6.5 support, my redfly is gathering dust and I miss it.
    05-21-2009 08:38 AM
  11. anon159272's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be so cool if Celio weighed in on this topic again. :) I'm counting 5 (possibly 6) ready-and-willing testers in this thread so far, who already own all the hardware needed and are probably willing to test (as they are clearly willing to flash experimental ROMs to their devices).
    05-21-2009 10:22 AM
  12. Velvis's Avatar
    I absolutely would love to test. I miss my Redfly as well, but since I use my TP stand alone alot more then with the Redfly, the benefits of 6.5 overshadow the RF. I miss it though.
    05-21-2009 02:54 PM
  13. itsy's Avatar
    New 175 beta build still not running on 6.5

    My redfly as also been collecting dust until this is addressed. I like the redfly but my normal day to day usage still outweighs it
    05-24-2009 09:20 PM
  14. Smart Guy's Avatar
    My Diamond2 (Topaz) doesnt work with the Redfly either. The Redfly is now collecting dusts... What an expensive investment.
    06-11-2009 02:03 AM
  15. ckj's Avatar
    We'll let you know when/if we decide to hold a 6.5 user beta (most likely we will at some point before releasing full driver versions).

    We have 6.5 ROMs, have tested them, and are actively working on 6.5 but don't hold your breath. As a policy, we only support official carrier-released ROMs and there are none as of yet.

    As soon as there are carrier ROMs available and a shipping phone(s) with 6.5, we'll start the testing approval process on those (but it could be weeks to months before we feel comfortable releasing beta drivers for those phones).

    We want 6.5 support at least as bad (most likely worse) than you all, so trust me, it's coming as soon as possible.
    Last edited by ckj; 06-15-2009 at 03:21 PM.
    06-12-2009 05:53 PM
  16. anon159272's Avatar
    Thanks Colin,

    Clearly when you folks are ready we are. :)
    06-14-2009 04:26 PM
  17. badersk's Avatar
    Any progress on this?
    09-01-2009 11:18 AM
  18. ckj's Avatar
    We’ve been working hard on Windows Mobile 6.5 for the last few months and plan to support select 6.5 phones within a few weeks of the official Windows Mobile 6.5 release date (we're hearing Oct 6). However, as with all REDFLY-supported phones, we need to test each individual phone model with the officially-released ROM that ships on the phone to consumers and make any minor adjustments needed to the REDFLY driver for that particular phone. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few months depending on the customization of the phone and other phone hardware/software characteristics. We’ll know much more as we get closer to Oct so I'll keep you updated. Post any questions you have here and I'll try to answer them as best as I can.
    09-02-2009 02:47 PM
  19. Velvis's Avatar
    As someone who loves his Redfly, I am anxiously awaiting 6.5 support. This is good news.
    09-02-2009 09:05 PM
  20. Tiredone's Avatar
    Still waiting as I Tilt 2wards a new phone.
    10-19-2009 05:51 PM
  21. graham.hughes's Avatar
    You might want to follow the tail-end of this thread also, especially if you have a C8...
    10-20-2009 05:48 AM
  22. kraski's Avatar
    Still waiting as I Tilt 2wards a new phone.
    Great phone. Unfortunately the 212 Redfly driver (supposed to support WM 6.5) didn't like my phone. Somewhere in the middle of installing the driver, my screen blacked out & nothing I tried would wake it up, again. Including a soft reset only got as far as the WM splash screen, then blanked out again.. The very same driver works perfectly on my unlocked GSM Treo Pro (WM 6.1).
    11-01-2009 01:12 PM
  23. anon159272's Avatar
    Great phone. Unfortunately the 212 Redfly driver (supposed to support WM 6.5) didn't like my phone.
    As I have an officially released WM6.5 phone (Samsung Intrepid) I read this with great interest. but on the Celio driver page, none of the beta supported phones next to the 212 driver say "6.5". Where did you find out that this driver is supposed to support WM6.5?
    11-02-2009 11:06 AM
  24. jwebb56's Avatar
    A post by cjk (Colin Kelly of Celio) in response to a question on Palm Pre support indicates the firing order is Blackberry, WM 6.5 and then Android. Since the Blackberry is officially promised by mid Q4 that would imply none of the current beta drivers support WM 6.5 yet.

    By the way they have to be really close on Blackberry and even WM 6.5 because Laurie (Celio's Director of Engineering) has offered people spots in a pre-beta release test program.

    My guess is Blackberry in Nov, WM 6.5 in Dec, and Android in Q1 2010.
    11-02-2009 07:23 PM
  25. kraski's Avatar
    As I have an officially released WM6.5 phone (Samsung Intrepid) I read this with great interest. but on the Celio driver page, none of the beta supported phones next to the 212 driver say "6.5". Where did you find out that this driver is supposed to support WM6.5?
    Guess I assumed that, since Colin had indicated (in a thread here) that there would be support for "select" WM 6.5 phones when they came out, expected date of 10/6, that support on 10/28 would be a "done deal". Obviously, that didn't happen. It's the least conservative projection I can recall Colin's statement's being.
    11-03-2009 12:14 AM
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