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How to make a GOLDCARD

Hi everyone!

Finally,I made this guide to show you how to create Goldcard.It’s not my creation,I just collected the informations.I tried to link the original source everywhere.
All credit goes to the original authors,programmers,etc….

What is a Goldcard?
A Gold Card is a memory card that has been converted to unlock your device's CID while it is in bootloader mode.
Goldcard is limited,you can use it 2 times,after that you have to generate a new one.

Why do you need it?
If you have a semi-bricked device (doesn’t boot up,but you have bootloader) and you can’t find the matching CID ROM.
Sometimes it helps when you can’t flash your device properly,it stuck in bootloader after flash or just sometimes gives error during the upgrade.It’s my experience,it worked for me many times,but no one else confirmed that.

Anything you do,you do it at your own risk,I take no responsibility for any damaged,bricked device!

What we need for Goldcard:
-micro SD card (64MB-512MB)
-card reader
-QMAT software (my example is with version 5.06 TRIAL,NOTE:Trial version works for 10 minutes only!It's enough,Goldcard generating takes seconds.You can generate Goldcard for older devices only,for newer devices you have to buy the software.See the bottom of the page.)
-a working Windows Mobile device

Format your memory card for FAT32

If you have a card reader, go to DOS and type:

format <volume> /FS:FAT32 /A:4096
where <volume> specifies the drive letter of the SD card. For example: format d: /FS:FAT32 /A:4096
  • Instead, if you have another Windows Mobile device, you can use Resco Explorer to format it to FAT32.

Run QMAT to create the Gold Card

My example is a Charmer Goldcard

Put the newly-formatted SD card in the working WM device and connect to

Run QMAT, go to the Hardware Forensics menu, and then select "Generate HTC Goldcard"

Select your bricked device's key

Get the SD Card Serial from WINCE Device (or enter it manually if you already have the Card ID)

Save the Gold Card image to the SD Card

Unbrick your device
Go to bootloader mode on your device with inserted Gold Card.
Disable USB connections in Activesync settings menu.Connect your device to your PC.

From your PC, run the RomUpdateUtility.exe from the RUU folder containing the shipped ROM
Alternatively, you can rename the shipped ROM (NBH file) to "XXXXIMG.nbh" (where XXXX is related to the model,for example:ARTEIMG,KAISIMG,etc...)and copy to your SD card, and then reboot your device to bootloader.
It should start flashing if everything is configured properly!
If everything went fine,the only thing you have to do is:enjoy your unbricked,running device!

About QMAT:It's NOT an advertissement,I'm NOT related to that company!
If you like and need this software (to generate Goldcard to newer devices) then buy it!

Download Qmat

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