Samsung Omnia i900 New Latest ROM (i900DXHH1) or H1
I bought my Samsung OMNIA when it was pre-released during the recent PC Fair (1-3 Aug 2008) in KL Convention Centre. I paid RM200 as deposit and a week later I got the unit which total price Rm2799 (8GB version).
The unit that I get had a ROM version that have haptic feedback when using its Samsung keypad/keyboard. However, I immediately upgrade the phone to G4 ROM which was available for download at samsung official download site for Omnia i900 HERE.
After successfully upgrade to G4 ROM, I realized that the new ROM although much better in term of the additional features but eliminate the significant haptic feedback function which is OMNIA’s most significant arsenal when comparing with other WinMos.
It really disappointed me a lot. I went back to the store and I found out that all the newly sold Omnia already preloaded with the G4 ROM.
Then I immediately went to Samsung Customer Service Centre in Low Yatt but the service is terrible! The lady in the front counter not only rude but know very little about ROM, firmware, etc especially WinMo models.
After some searchs from internet especially from www.ppcsg.com which so far I believe the most extensive forum that covers Samsung OMNIA, I discover that a new ROM (H1) was alrealy released but not yet available for download. It said the new ROM have more features AND come with the haptic feedback if using Samsung keypad/keyboard. Wow!
Then I went to another Samsung Service Centre in Subang Jaya (the HQ for FMG, the Samsung Mobile distributor for Malaysia). There I can see some light this time…
The lady said the firmware does exist (First good sign) but then she said even with the new ROM, it still does not have the haptic feedback. What?!
Then, I said, oklah, just flashed to the new ROM anyway….
After 1 hour, she brought my newly flashed Omnia that she surprisingly told me that “now your OMNIA does have the haptic feedback.” She felt slight shameful but nevermind at least I have what I wanted from Omnia.
So, with the new ROM, your Samsung OMNIA i900 should have the following features:
- Haptic feedback when using Samsung keypad/keyboard.
- Finger scrolling works in native WinMo Programs and Settings as well as in File Explorer.
- Better integration for the clock, alarm, world clock.
- More animation choices for the Screen rotation.
- Floating button to assist finger scrolling in Main Menu/Programs
- Additional Page in Main Menu
- DLNA Server application
See the screenshots:
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