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This page is for those very lucky people who have somehow managed to score themselves the mythical 16GB AT&T Pre 3 device, and want to be able to make it impersonate a normal 8GB EU Pre 3 for the purposes of OTA updates and using the webOS Doctor.
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This page is for those very lucky people who have somehow managed to score themselves the mythical 16GB AT&T Pre 3 device, and want to be able to make it impersonate a normal 8GB EU Pre 3 for the purposes of OTA updates and using the webOS Doctor.  Note that the device continues to have the same cellular frequency bands, and continues to have 16GB of flash.
  
 
You need to use the meta-doctor to change the tokens on the device.  Others will update this page with more detailed instructions on how to do that, but the basic gist is:
 
You need to use the meta-doctor to change the tokens on the device.  Others will update this page with more detailed instructions on how to do that, but the basic gist is:
  
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# Install "Show Properties" on your device, and email yourself the complete token set before you start. This is your backup in case you make a mistake or ever want to revert the device to a 16GB AT&T Pre 3 again.
 
# make DEVICE=pre3 CARRIER=wr clobber unpack
 
# make DEVICE=pre3 CARRIER=wr clobber unpack
 
# cp build/pre3-p220manta-wr-2.2.0/webOS/mantaray.xml .
 
# cp build/pre3-p220manta-wr-2.2.0/webOS/mantaray.xml .

Revision as of 23:03, 14 September 2011

This page is for those very lucky people who have somehow managed to score themselves the mythical 16GB AT&T Pre 3 device, and want to be able to make it impersonate a normal 8GB EU Pre 3 for the purposes of OTA updates and using the webOS Doctor. Note that the device continues to have the same cellular frequency bands, and continues to have 16GB of flash.

You need to use the meta-doctor to change the tokens on the device. Others will update this page with more detailed instructions on how to do that, but the basic gist is:

  1. Install "Show Properties" on your device, and email yourself the complete token set before you start. This is your backup in case you make a mistake or ever want to revert the device to a 16GB AT&T Pre 3 again.
  2. make DEVICE=pre3 CARRIER=wr clobber unpack
  3. cp build/pre3-p220manta-wr-2.2.0/webOS/mantaray.xml .
  4. Edit mantaray.xml to set the desired tokens.
  5. make DEVICE=pre3 CARRIER=wr CUSTOM_XML=mantaray.xml REMOVE_MODEL_CHECK=1 REMOVE_CARRIER_CHECK=1 clobber all
  6. Flash the device using the resulting custom doctor - you can stop it as soon as it has finished writing the tokens, or allow it to complete if unsure.
  7. From this point on, you have an EU Pre 3 device, so you never need the CUSTOM_XML or REMOVE_*_CHECK flags ever again.
  8. Re-flash the device using the standard EU Pre 3 doctor.

You need to set the following tokens:

                               <Val name="DMCARRIER" value="ROW" action="overwrite"/>
                               <Val name="DMMODEL" value="HSTNH-F30CE" action="overwrite"/>
                               <Val name="MfgCode" value="" action="overwrite"/>
                               <Val name="PN" value="180-10918-01" action="overwrite"/>
                               <Val name="PRODoID" value="HSTNH-F30CE" action="overwrite"/>
                               <Val name="ProductSKU" value="FB437AA#ABU" action="overwrite"/>

If you've also somehow been able to unlock the device, you may also want to set this one:

                               <Val name="SimLockDef" value="UNLOCKED" action="overwrite"/>