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omega2008
post Feb 28 2006, 04:12 PM
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Step by Step Procedure on how to upgrade the ROM on your MPx 220.

NOTE:Upgrading the ROM is fairly straightforward and is easily done provided you follow the updaters and my instructions. Do not do anything that you are unsure of, I am not responsible for any damages you cause to your device, do this at your own risk!

FLASHING YOUR ROM WILL NOT SIM LOCK YOUR PHONE IF IT IS SIM UNLOCKED. LIKEWISE IT WILL NOT SIM UNLOCK YOUR PHONE IF IT IS SIM LOCKED!!

This tutorial will explain how to update your MPx 220’s ROM. There are several ROM versions with 1.430 being the most up to date U.S versions for Cingular and AT&T.



NOTE: YOU CAN NOT USE .OPR FILES WITH THE ASIAN ROM’S, THE ONLY .OPR FILES YOU CAN USE WITH THESE ROMS ARE THE DEFAULT .OPR FILE THAT COMES WITH THAT ROM OR ANOTHER ASIAN .OPR FILE. YOU CAN NOT USE THE CINGUAR AND OR AT&T .OPR FILES WITH THE ASIAN ROMS. THESE ROMS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1.39, 1.40, 3.45, 3.46 AND MORE MAY COME. IF YOU TRY USING ANOTHER .OPR FILE WITH THESE ROMS YOUR PHONE WILL HAND AT THE MOTO BOOT UP…SO DON’T DO IT!!

There are two files you need to familiarize yourself with: the .mlf file and the .opr file.

.mlf file – This is the file that contains the setup information for the ROM, you need to concern yourself with this unless you are wanting the ROM and you want to change the .opr file (branding).

.opr file – This file contains carrier specific files and branding, you only need to change this file when you want to use a different .opr file than the one that comes with the ROM you are installing.

The following will deal with those people who want a certain ROM version but want to use a different .opr. If you don’t need to use a different .opr , scroll down to the end of this document for instructions.

Updaters

There are two updaters, one is offline and lets you upgrade to any ROM you want and the other is offline which is for MPx 220 owners that have a Cingular or AT&T branded ROM on there phone and they want to get the newest ROM with out using the Offline updater. Instructions for the Online updater are at the end of this document.

Using the Offline Updater to update your ROM when you want to use a different .opr file.

Before we start you need to make sure you have the following and that you complete the following before proceeding:

USB Data Cable
Motorola Offline System Updater
Install USB Driver
Turn off your phone, and remove the battery.


After those 4 steps are completed then you are ready to proceed.

1st – Get a hold of the ROM files you want to upgrade to and the ROM with the .opr file that you want to use.

2nd – You will need to create a folder and put all the files of the ROM you are upgrading to and you need to put the .opr file you want to use in this folder, you can leave the .opr file that came with the ROM files you are going to use to upgrade or you can delete it, it doesn’t matter.

3rd – You will need to locate the .mlf file that is in the folder with the ROM files that you are upgrading to, once you found it open Notepad, in Notepad click File, Open you will need to change Files of Type: .txt to All Files and point it to the location where you folder is at and to the .mlf file.

4th – When you open the .mlf file it will look like the following:

[Package Download Profile]

PROFILE VER = 1.0

MODEL = MDS

VERSION = 1.390

PACKAGE NUMBER = 15

NEW PACKAGE INFO = 0

[Package Info Main Body]

IMAGE FILE = SKIP THIS SETTING BUT DO NOT MODIFY THIS SECTION

[Package Info Main]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-1390-0000-0.max

[Package Info 1]

IMAGE FILE = MDSBL-4-3270.bl

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 1

[Package Info 2]

IMAGE FILE = 400G23270.m0

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 2

[Package Info 3]

IMAGE FILE = MDSBT-4-3270.bt

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 3

[Package Info 4]

IMAGE FILE = MDSYL-4-3270.yl

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 4

[Package Info 5]

IMAGE FILE = MDSXL-4-3270.xl

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 5

[Package Info 6]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-1390-0000-0.mbr

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 6

[Package Info 7]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-1390-0000-0.smf

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 7

[Package Info 8]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-1390-0000-0.chn

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 8

[Package Info 9]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-4-1390-0000-0.xkl

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 9

[Package Info 10]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-0490-1003-0.oap

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 10

[Package Info 11]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-4-1390-0000-0.oem

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 11

[Package Info 12]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-0500-1003-0.opr (This is entry you need to change, change it to the file name of the .opr file you put in the ROM folder that contains the files of the ROM you are updating too, it should began with MDS make sure you type it correctly or the update will fail!!. Once you have done this in Notepad click File, Save and close notepad)
START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 12

[Package Info 13]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-0190-0000-0.lng

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 13

[Package Info 14]

IMAGE FILE = MDS-0-1390-0000-0.cpu

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 14

[Package Info 15]

IMAGE FILE = FLM-5-115A-012.f0

START ADDRESS = 0

INDEX = 15

DESTINATION = 1

[Flex File Info]

FLEX FILE = FLM-R103-002.edf

Note: Your file will look different depending on the ROM files you are using, all you need to worry about is changing the entry that I noted above.

5th – Start the Motorola Offline System Updater, and follow the instructions that you see. It will ask you to point it to the .mlf file that you just edited, do so and everything should work fine. DO NOT plug the USB Data cable into the phone until it asks you too.

Offline Updater without needing to changing the .opr file.

If you don’t need to change the .opr file and you just want to upgrade your phone with the .opr file that is included with the ROM you are upgrading to then you need to do the following:

Before we start you need to make sure you have the following and that you complete the following before proceeding:

USB Data Cable
Motorola Offline System Updater
Install USB Driver
Turn off your phone, and remove the battery.


With those steps complete, make sure that your ROM files are unzipped and put in a folder, then Start the Motorola Offline Updater and follow the instructions, when it asks for the firmware file point it to the folder where your ROM files are located and point it to the .mlf file. DO NOT plug in the USB Data cable until it asks you too. It will start to download the ROM, so just sit back and relax, disconnect the USB Data Cable from the phone when it says “Update Successful”.

Using the MPx 220 System Update Tool (Online Updater).

Now if you are in need of the brand new 1.430 Cingular or AT&T ROM then you can use the MPx 220 System Update Tool (Online updater), this will download the new ROM for you and install it. Its very easy to use all you have to do is follow the instructions. Remember you must have a Cingular or AT&T branded ROM to use the Online updater.

I hope this helps, if you do not know what you are doing then before you proceed and possiably hose your phone please go here and ask for help.


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