Comments on: Design Your Own ROM with EditROM

EditROM allows you to modify any Palm OS ROM Image (i.e. delete stuff you don't need to free up more room for FlashPro, permanently add your 'mission critical' programs.) Once designed, you simply flash your new ROM over.

This application is a beta and using it violates your warranty. Use at your own risk.

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Oh! What a long wait program..

I.M. Anonymous @ 11/4/2000 9:15:11 AM #
Before EditROM, only TRG's Imagepro could do this, but Imagepro is only for corp, not common customer...
I have want to delete useless progress and replace with my own for a long long time, now it's here...

RE: Oh! What a long wait program..
I.M. Anonymous @ 8/23/2002 10:59:24 AM #
i'm intrested for tho software but the link is not functional.
you know where i found this soft?
pd: my inglish is bad, sorry!


ardiri @ 11/4/2000 5:24:31 PM #
i am a beta tester of EditRom, and the latest version is NOT 0.94 - it has come a lot further than that. the version distributed here is a warez (ie: illegal) version of the software. the latest version of the software is 0.97beta - and is not available to the private. version 0.94 has a lot of small errors, but - you can find out yourself.

// az

ardiri @ 11/4/2000 5:28:05 PM #
and is not available to the private.

should read "public"

// az

harcker @ 11/4/2000 7:46:13 PM #
So... Where can I found 0.97beta? ;P
And what small error inside it?

Got it! 0.97beta!
harcker @ 11/4/2000 7:52:55 PM #
THX! ardiri!

har har
ardiri @ 11/5/2000 5:09:41 AM #
if you want to try and crack the zip password, download the 0.97beta yourself :) you wont get it from me. nice try though.

// az

Don't Listen to Ardiri - v.94 Works Perfectly...
I.M. Anonymous @ 11/5/2000 5:01:18 PM #
I have been using EditROM for a long time now - without a hitch. The ONLY *real* advantage v.97 has over v.94 is that it will accept PDB files - however, this doesn't matter to me, as I'd never put a PDB in ROM anyways...

Get it and enjoy...

I.M. Anonymous @ 11/7/2000 5:20:21 PM #
Harcker, if Ardiri sent you 0.97 i'd delete it NOW (remember the Liberty "crack"?)

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/26/2001 3:42:57 PM #
Harcker, could you send me a copy of Editrom .97?


Where can one fine EditROM now
I.M. Anonymous @ 12/6/2001 11:45:29 AM #
Please help. Thanks.

a version history

ardiri @ 11/5/2000 5:22:25 AM #
v0.90beta (04/23/00) - first beta release
v0.91beta (05/02/00) - added support for PalmOS 3.5 images
v0.92beta (05/09/00) - adjust size of ROM/flash area
v0.93beta (05/20/00) - some minor changes
v0.94beta (05/27/00) - added key system
v0.95beta (06/09/00) - added support for TRGpro images
v0.96beta (06/15/00) - added support for PDB files
v0.97beta (07/24/00) - fix for TRGpro PalmOS 3.5 images
- add multiple files at once
- added a progressbar
- stub files will be created automatically

// az
RE: a version history
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/13/2002 1:26:27 PM #
Can you email me Editrom

Why We Ran this Article

Ed @ 11/5/2000 8:36:31 AM #
I was aware that we were running the risk of making the developer, Lars Kral, angry by publishing this link without permission. What I was trying to accomplish by running PalmVGuy's article was show Mr. Kral that there is a tremendous amount of interest in EditROM in hopes of convincing him to finish working on it and release it to the public. With the last new beta version over 3 months ago, it looked to us that there was a danger of this becoming a dead project.

As PalmVGuy said in the article, he tried several times to get in touch with Mr. Kral, without success. We took this as further evidence that the project might have been stopped.

I'm aware that ethically we're on kind of shaky ground here but I believe my motives are good. But I can always withdraw this article if enough people disapprove of it. Write in and let me know whether you think we did the right thing by publishing it.

Palm Infocenter

RE: Why We Ran this Article
ardiri @ 11/5/2000 12:17:21 PM #
the program works (i have a later version "legally" - as a beta tester), and, it does what it is supposed to. however, have you cared to think that Palm themselves may not approve of such an application? last i heard from Lars, was that this was a serious issue - and that probably explains why there has been no progress made on the application.

i suggest, you wait until the final version is released (if ever) before publishing a story - regardless of how many people want this application.

// az

RE: Why We Ran this Article
I.M. Anonymous @ 11/5/2000 5:31:04 PM #
Quote - ardiri @ 11/5/00 12:17:21 PM :

"...have you cared to think that Palm themselves may not approve of such an application?"

I find this comment to be quite interesting in light of the recent Trojan you released upon the Palm community...

RE: Why We Ran this Article
Lucky Dragon @ 11/6/2000 1:17:26 PM #
Thank you for running the article. It's nice to know that someone is working on such a useful project. I for one will be happy to pay a (reasonable) price for something like this once it's released, and I don't see why Palm would have a problem with it, as long as people aren't using it to modify the OS code itself.

PalmOS Upgrade Utility

Nomad @ 11/6/2000 3:10:57 PM #
In the readme for editROM, it says I can use the PalmOS Upgrade Utility to apply my custiom ROM to my device. Does anyone know where I can get this?
RE: PalmOS Upgrade Utility
Lucky Dragon @ 11/6/2000 3:43:27 PM #
That's included on the CD-ROM that ships with your Palm (if you have one of the models w/ Flash ROM, that is.)

RE: PalmOS Upgrade Utility
I.M. Anonymous @ 11/7/2000 7:23:23 PM #
I have a IIIxe with Flash ram, and the CD with Palm Desktop, Avantgo and PocketMirror, but there's no sign of an upgrade utility! Any help?

RE: PalmOS Upgrade Utility
I.M. Anonymous @ 1/1/2001 2:26:01 PM #
Try getting the 3.3 os upgrade utility from That will have the program. apply the palm desptop upgrade and don't add the palm os upgrade. that will get you all you need.

This is a Warez site

I.M. Anonymous @ 11/6/2000 3:19:02 PM #
I guess you realise this site you're linking to is a warez site. Go up a level and there are keygens for datebk4

Re: My own stupidity...

Nomad @ 11/7/2000 5:15:15 AM #
Sorry guys - I've located everything I need to make the most of EditROM. Thanks for bringing this blinder of a tool to my attention.


I.M. Anonymous @ 11/15/2000 11:07:53 AM #
where can I get the .97 release! I want the auto stub builder in it

Who needs editrom? look at

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/10/2002 11:14:08 PM #
RE: Who needs editrom? look at
cstamper @ 4/14/2008 1:13:58 PM #
Hey, romeo reflashed the entire device. Scary, and harder to do than on-the-fly modding.

I want editrom. Anybody?

copy of Editrom .97and stub

phisanu1 @ 1/20/2003 10:35:44 PM #
Harcker, could you send me a copy of Editrom .97and stub?



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