Sure, you could wait for Verizon and HTC to get their act together and release the upcoming software update for your Verizon HTC Touch, confusingly known as the Verizon HTC XV6900, or, you could just grab the un-released update for yourself. Thanks to PhoneNews, Verizon HTC XV6900 owners don’t have to wait on an “official release” to start enjoying Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
The software update will endow your Verizon-branded HTC Touch smartphone with the long-awaited Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS that has been announced but has yet to materialize. And, with the addition of VZ Navigator, Verizon XV6900 users will be able to get GPS positioning information through Verizon’s premium navigation service. Unfortunately, Verizon is locking down the GPS receiver to only work with their VZ Navigator service. Fortunately, there’s a workaround for the XV6800 (which is already down with Windows Mobile 6.1) that should also work on the XV6900.
Note: The update file is a self-executable file, so only Windows users (or Mac users with virtualized Windows installations) will be able to use. Please backup all your data prior to performing the software update – you will lose it all! By flashing your handset’s ROM, you run the real risk of bricking the phone, please ensure that you are fully charged and SIM card is removed to prevent any problems. IntoMobile does is not responsible for you bricking your phone.