Flash Your VZW Q9c/m From WM 6.0 TO WM 6.1

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  1. Q-Area51

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    Flash Your VZW Q9c/m From WM 6.0 TO WM 6.1

    Flash Your VZW Q9c/m From WM 6.0 TO WM 6.1
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    I wrote this Tutorial back in the day when I was a super moderator
    on another forum. I had over ten thousand hits when I last looked
    including loads of folks at EQ and many other forums.

    Download the files you need from my server and read and re read the
    Tutorial several times before starting so you are thoroughly familiar
    and can just sail through it. If you have any problems or further
    questions, just txt me at 7173938551 and I'll get right back to you.

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    First let me say that this IS a lot easier than it may look.
    If you follow the following tutorial implicitly, I can assure
    you that you will have NO PROBLEMS.

    Before you do anything else, you will need to download the following three
    files and un-zip them and install the first two to your PC or laptop. The
    unzipped VZW WM 6.1 ROM must be in a directory that you can easily access.

    Download these:
    A.) One or the other 32 bit or 64 bit USB Motorola drivers to recognize your phone's connection.
    32 bit
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yjmnztzyiaz/Handset_USB_Driver_32_v3.5.0.msi

    64 bit
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/z2vylutymn4/Handset_USB_Driver_x64_v3.5.0.msi

    B.) The actual RSD Lite Motorola "flashing" application: RSD Lite (+ patch update)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/bmzglha2j2m/RSDLite_4.2.msi

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wkwyzmmu2ml/Patch.zip

    {After you install RSD Lite, unzip the patch and follow the directions included.}

    C.) The VZW WM 6.1 ROM
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/xjcwiamnrdy/VRZ_P3_NN_C_07.7A.00I_01.05.00R_MONSTER_01.sbf

    Now that you have your primary "prep" work done, continue on
    with each of the following steps in exactly the order as listed.

    1) Backup all the info you want to save from your phone

    2) Do a master reset. Your Q is now factory/VZW reset.

    3) USE A Fully Charged BATTERY even though your phone will be connected
    to your PC or Laptop via USB cable. Your USB cable MUST be plugged directly
    into your PC/Laptop - NOT A HUB.

    4) Remove your phone from the partnership list in Active Sync or WMDC. (Vista)

    5) install the RSD Lite if you haven't already and have the VZW WM 6.1 ROM
    unzipped (If not) and in a readily accessible directory.

    6) Now, reboot your PC/laptop - do not yet connect your phone.

    7) NOW connect your phone.

    8) ignore Active Sync/WMDC as it will try to establish a new partnership.

    9) Start RSD Lite and let it find your phone.

    10) In RSD Lite use the browse button to take you to the UNZIPPED VZW WM 6.1 file.

    11) Click the "start" button to initialize the flash upgrade. Follow any prompts that
    you might get BUT you shouldn't get any at all if you have done everything as above.
    Just let the phone boot/reboot by itself - it should. Be patient and let it do its thing.

    DON'T JUMP THE GUN !!!!! ENJOY VZW WM 6.1 !!!!!!!!!

    NOTE:
    This will work flawlessly on a Windows XP PC/laptop.
    There have been may problems with VISTA.

    You can use this process on a Q9c OR a Q9m.
    It will essentially turn a Q9m into a Q9c only with red trim. HA !!!

    I've done this "flash" on both my personal Q9c AND Q9m and they
    are both up and running FINE with absolutely NO PROBLEMS.
    This Tutorial has been successfully used literally thousands of times.

    (Usual "RISK" disclaimer here.)
  2. TreeFrog

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    for a Q9c whats wrong with just going to the moto site? mine was quick..painless..flawless!
  3. Q-Area51

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    YOU...were ONE lucky frog !!! HA !!! I've had dozens of folks who were not so, as you + it doesn't exist anywhere for the "m". Just another option, froggy. :) -Q
  4. PacoJr67

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    And I've helped dozens of people get the MSU working. In the end it's basically the same thing, MSU just tends to be easier
  5. Q-Area51

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    You're entitled to your opinion, man. "easier" is rather subjective. I wouldn't argue that but everyone has just been great with their feedback as to how easy the tutorial method really is. Guess there's YOUR "easy" and then there's MY "easy." Good to have alternate "easys" yes? :) -Q
  6. Aixelsyd

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    MSU will work fine for updating a Q9c with q9c software. however if you want to turn a q9m into a q9c MSU would not work as you would need to flash it (q9m) with a full q9c flash file and this is the process you would need to do to get it changed to a q9c. IMHO opinion I'd rather do the flashing myself then let MSU do it seeing as all files from MSU are only upgrades and not full flash files ( ie Monster file).
  7. PacoJr67

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    actually they are flash files, that's why your information is erased while doing the upgrade,and why the upgrades persist after a master reset. pretty much RSD lite is like a more advanced version of MSU.
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    yea for sure they are flash files but not a full blown Monster flash that wipes everything out. I've never had my info erased when using MSU to update a firmware.
  9. Q-Area51

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    Yeah, yeah, BUT how many have you helped with the MSU to upgrade their Q9m.s to WM 6.1?
  10. TreeFrog

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    i think you know the answer to that...we/I are talking 9c.
  11. Q-Area51

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    Not so . . . read the thread. We're talkin' using the MSU vs my Tutorial. :) -Q (Yes, of course I know the answer - it's a rhetorical ?)

    What part of PA you in ???
  12. PacoJr67

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    due to the fact that I "moderate" on motorola's forum we only talk about motorola supported updates there
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    Huh ?????????????
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    I'm really sorry...whatever it is that you just wrote makes absolutely no sense to me. :) -Q
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    using RSD lite (let alone installing the Q9c rom to a Q9m) isn't something that Motorola intends for you to do. so they don't provide support for it if something goes wrong. since it's a motorola site we play by their rules
  17. Q-Area51

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    Okeee-Dokeee . . . I'll relieve your angst. You can call a "c" a "c" and you can call a "m" a "m" BUT, other than the red trim vs the silver trim they are internally exactly the SAME phone. VZW simply released to two of them so that one, the "m" would appeal to those who preferred more multimedia content, while the "c" was released for commercial or "business" oriented use. When flashed, the "m" truely IS a "c" no matter what you want to say that it is. At Motorola, it is seen as a "c" so as I have said, the only diff is the red trim vs the silver trim. It is/was VZW's choice to release or not the 6.1 upgrade with all the multimedia "stuff" in it but in any case, the phones are the same...sorta like identical twins even though one's name is Rick and the other's name is Bob. Essentially the flash is no different than any of the other hacks we all know and love. Motorola doesn't support the GPS hacks we all read about here nor most or all of the others so your point or the point that you are trying to make is ostensibly moot. Vis-a-vie, sorry man, you have no point. :) -Q
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    or you just missed it. I would explain, but then I would be repeating myself.
    I know that they are essentially the same phone. but Motorola Software Update will not install the Q9c update on a Q9m. Because the forum I mentioned is run by motorola we do not discuss hacks there. other than to say that if you do hacks and have problems it's on you
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    Whatever . . . GO Steelers !!!!! :) -Q
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    you asked...:2cool:

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