Official 6.1 ROM released for Verizon XV6900

We saw a Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM leak for the Verizon XV6900 — that's the Touch — a couple of months ago, and now it looks like a new (and more official) ROM has been made available. PCDPhones (used to be part of UTStarcom) has the new release. [via]

Here's what you're getting:

  • Upgraded OS to Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Added EVDO Rev A capability
  • Updated the MMS client to be compatible with WM 6.1
  • Added Microsoft Remote Desktop Application
  • Added capability to use VzNavigator application.
  • Added capability to read micro SD card of up to 16GB memory.

Go snag it here. And let us know how the GPS holds up after the update. (And we've said it before, and we'll keep on sayin' it: Back up your data first!)

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  • your welcome for the tip :-) -emoney
  • The flash was painless. After the update, the phone needed to be re-authenticated for voice calls. I called #8899 as instructed by the authentication error voice prompt. A very helpful person on the other end of the line gave me a new A-Key and the voice calls worked after that. Once voice dialing worked, I installed the GPS unlocker and without any further tweaks (just cab install) Windows Live Maps locked onto the GPS from inside my building.
  • Which gps unlocker cab did you use?
  • Using Vista SP1 to install the Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM which crashed the phone. Verizon Wireless is replacing my XV6900. Good luck to anyone attempting this. Make sure you have plenty of time and a backup phone to use while they send out the new one.
  • Also used Vista SP1 to install. No problem, updated in 5 minutes, didn't even have to call Verizon to reauthorize. very smooth.
  • Got the phone yesterday, d/l the 6.1 rom... I used Windows 7 x64, update ran flawlessly ;-)