Unofficial Windows Mobile 6 for HTC Hermes (Cingular 8525)

If you've got an HTC Hermes, TyTN or Cingular 8525, today's your lucky day. The guys on the XDA Dev Forums have hacked together a bunch of Windows Mobile 6 code together to make a version that works on your phone. It's very unofficial, to be sure, and is missing stuff like voice calling, PTT, Live! Mobile, Smart Dialing and Windows Mobile Update.

If you're brave and really want WM6 on your phone, give it a shot. Just don't be a afraid to get your phone a little bricked.

WM XDA Live [XDA Dev via Engadget Mobile]

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They've been given a takedown notice by Microsoft to remove all of the custom roms - from their server, at least - so get this while it lasts (if it's still there.

To be honest, I'm surprised that they have been able to get away with hosting the cooked ROMs as long as they have.

I'm just using the stock T-Mobile rom in my Wizard with very slight customizations but without most of the T-Mo specific junk that they preload on a hard-reset. I was using the WM6 ROM but it doesn't have a BT DUN profile and I need that for my Nokia N800. As soon as the N800 has BT PAN support, you can bet I'll be reflashing in a heartbeat!

BTW: terranaut - this only applies to Windows Mobile phones and in this case, a very specific model so your RAZR or what-have-you won't benefit from it.