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Verizon’s New MR2 Touch Pro 2 ROM And The No Boot Situation
Last Updated on Friday, 18 June 2010 04:16
Written by Mr.X
Friday, 18 June 2010 03:42

With the release of a MR2 ROM by Verizon Wireless for the Touch Pro 2, came excitement about something new. However this quickly turned into frustration by users who shortly realized that the ROM failed to boot.  See Mr. X’s diagnosis and  fix inside.

After Reading the forums at http://www.ppcgeeks.com it didn’t take users long to realize that the HSPL was the cause of the ROMs hang, or was it the ROM its self? Well its both.  Users soon figured out that if you flash back to a stock bootloader the MR2 update would boot no issues. Then shortly after this another user Nightraven from PPCGeeks decided to do what any chef would do in a no boot situation and start digging into the xip and the drivers associated with booting the OS. he or She discovered that one of the OEM XIP Kernel drivers was to blame, specifically OEM_FLASHDRV_1.DLL. Removing this and while you’re at it you may as well remove OEM_FLASHDRV.DLL and also edit them and any reference to an extended rom out of the boot registry, will in fact allow you to recook and boot the ROM successfully.

Is this all just a sad coincidence that many users have to relock to flash this rom, is it poor rom building on HTC/Verizons part? Was this intentional? No one is really sure.  It’s up for dispute as no one has any facts to be honest.

Now here is my take on this, my diagnosis of the issue if you want to call it that.  Now part of this is based on an educated guess as I’m not a SPL expert.  OEM_FLASHDRV.DLL and OEM_FLASHDRV_1.DLL appear to be drivers for an extended ROM. I’m not sure why they are included because they are not needed by the device at all to function properly nor are any of the carriers appearing to deploy and use an extended ROM partition for their software customizations.  No chefs that I know of are taking advantage of the EXT partition “proses” and this makes these drivers and there reference to boot up with the XIP/Kernel and launch useless.  Now my speculation is that for some reason when the OS boots its halting and most likely has something to do with the driver and looking if an EXT ROM exists.  My theory is that for some reason the HSPL causes this proses to malfunction causing a no boot situation.  This is the first time I’ve personally seen a OS have issues booting from a HSPL flashed device so your guess is as good as mine if this is even the right theory, but its a pretty good guess as to whats gumming up the works.

There was enough users on the forums reporting issues that I took it upon my self to dump the ROM,  clean out the xip of the above DLL files, removed all EXT ROM reference, made it tethering safe, added in a HTC task manager, Added in Wifi Router, replaced the D3D driver with a better preforming one and put in a driver patch that will stop the SOD (sleep of death) from occurring.  Basically I made this ROM the way it SHOULD have been shipped out.

The last two sense 2.5 updates pushed out by HTC for the Touch Pro 2 seemed to be a mess in some way, the Sprint MR1 is a mess, even the device name in active sync partinership in the Sprint MR1  has a damn typo in it.  Looks like some one is dropping the ball these days.

As promised above here is the FIXED version of the Verizon Wireless MR2 Touch Pro 2 Rom Upgrade.

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35 Comments
  1. CommentsTweets that mention Verizon’s New MR2 Touch Pro 2 ROM And The No Boot Situation | MightyROM -- Topsy.com   |  Friday, 18 June 2010 at 5:12 pm

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by tjELITE, MightyMike. MightyMike said: New blog post: Verizon's New MR2 Touch Pro 2 ROM And The Lock/Unlock Dance http://bit.ly/aazB3q [...]

  2. Commentseri   |  Saturday, 19 June 2010 at 5:13 am

    is this only a verizon rom or can telus,sprint or us cellular users also use it

  3. CommentsMr.X   |  Saturday, 19 June 2010 at 11:04 am

    Its loaded with Verizon carrier customization, i wouldn’t use it for other carriers. It would work thought.

  4. Commentsmixman   |  Friday, 25 June 2010 at 9:20 am

    This is very nice. Thanks for going to the trouble. The only issue I’ve found with it so far is that my device gets hung up when I try to go to “People”. I have to soft-reset each time.

  5. Commentsabb   |  Friday, 25 June 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work and efforts!

    Sincerely yours,
    abb

  6. Commentsmixman   |  Saturday, 26 June 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Update: The problem I was having with “People” was actually an issue with the device not being able to return to the “Home” screen. The problem went away once I disconnected the device from my computer. It looks more like an issue with Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows 7 than anything with the TP2. Thanks again for your hard work This ROM is fantastic.

  7. CommentsGregT   |  Friday, 09 July 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Is MR2 something you use instead of MightyRom (why the heck would you want to do that??) Or do you flash MR2 to upgrade radio, etc. and then flash MightyRom Full Force over it to get back 6.5.3, etc? Or will the Full Force flash just overwrite the MR2 and put radio, etc. back to the versions within Full Force? thanks!

  8. CommentsConfused   |  Tuesday, 13 July 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Maybe I’m reading into this too much but it sounds like Verizon is using Mighty ROM as their stock ROM? I would think that carriers would develop their own rom intead of having a custom ROM tailored for them.

  9. Commentsanonymous   |  Thursday, 15 July 2010 at 7:13 pm

    MR2 = Maintenance Release 2

  10. CommentsMeredith Parkinson   |  Tuesday, 20 July 2010 at 8:46 pm

    1 day old TP2 and possessing some adjustment shock. I will appear completely thru this site, however it is so diverse from my q and my palm 800 which have been each largely the same. At this time the only thing I really recognize is how you can access internet ( which can be why I purchased it ) Producing calls recieving messages is tougher, moving photos to TP@ so I can use it being a viewer seems impossible. I can move them but i want them being simply found for the device. Finding out curve I hope is all.

  11. Commentsfernado   |  Tuesday, 03 August 2010 at 9:06 pm

    picture masage did not work it went to email??? other than that it great.

  12. CommentsCarlos   |  Saturday, 07 August 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Ok, I have a windows 7 laptop which my verizon touch pr 2 is connected with via usb cable. I have been trying for the last few days to upgrade my touch pro 2 with the RUU_Rhodium Mr. X ROM but it goes all the way to the screen with the percent, then freezes. I have to disconnect the usb cable, remove the touch pro 2′s battery for a few seconds then start process all over. Keeps freezing though!

  13. CommentsTP2/MightyRom getting wiped? - PPCGeeks   |  Friday, 01 October 2010 at 9:36 pm

    [...] started, it happened with whatever ROM I flashed after that (MightyRom Official, the 052410, or the MR2 upgrade fixed by Mr. X). In desperation I re-locked my ROM and flashed the MR2 update. I also had to get a new [...]

  14. CommentsCarlos Alberto - Brazil   |  Saturday, 09 October 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hello Mr.X.

    First, GREAT JOB!!

    I have a Verizon TP2. I bought it used from ebay with the MR2 update. Unlocked it to use it in Brazil, and a few days after it, I got a problem on cprog.exe which invalidated the “Phone” App. So I had a Hard Reset and got stuck on the HTC logo.
    I got the Stocks ROMs, and tried the Verizon MR1, with still use the Sense 2.1. So I tried Mr.X one (with Sense2.5), and my TP2 reborn from ashes. I loved it, but I´m missing the shortcut to use it as a Flashdrive when on USB (A loss on the update)… But MAINLY: I can´t get the ActiveSync to work on USB on my Windows 7 PC…
    Any solution??

  15. CommentsCarlos Alberto - Brazil   |  Saturday, 09 October 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Hello, ActiveSync problem solved…
    Still miss the Flash Drive Option!!!

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  17. CommentsPaulita Pierce   |  Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 12:20 am

    Superior post! It really got me pondering far more about this topic.

  18. CommentsTutorial: Sprint Touch Pro 2 on the Verizon Network - Page 3 - PPCGeeks   |  Friday, 30 March 2012 at 7:38 pm

    [...] Re: Tutorial: Sprint Touch Pro 2 on the Verizon Network >What are you trying to do with EPST? After I successfully activated I tried to load the MR2 rom, that didn't work, so I tried to reload the shipped rom your instructions said. Then in troubleshooting I looked in EPST and saw the MIP settings were all changed back to what they were. And when I tried to change them to what your instructions sais it game me the LPM error. Here is what my splash screen says: r 1.87.00wv d 1.18.53792 I really want to use my phone again, but now I can't at all. As mentioned I had never used a cooked rom. Should I try this one? Verizon’s New MR2 Touch Pro 2 ROM And The No Boot Situation | MightyROM [...]

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