After HTC published a Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the HTC Kaiser (also known as HTC TyTN II, MDA Vario III and others), some users report several problems in the forum. Instead of running faster, their devices are even slower and suddenly freeze for about 20 seconds. Furthermore, some applications do not work any longer, there is few internal memory and even some microSD cards stop working correctly.

The German forum has similar reports – . While some users are glad to have this update as it solves problems, the majority wants its old version back. There are already manuals how to downgrade to Windows Mobile 6.0 again which does not have these problems.

I wrote a list of problems that occur on one or more devices:

  • very slow writing to SD cards
  • freezing of the unit for 10 – 20 seconds
  • memory decreases (from 61 to 45 MB)
  • sometimes no connection to Wireless LAN
  • applications that do not work: SPB Backup, TCPMP, QuickGPS, Skype, Card Export, Opera Mini 4 (problems), Microsoft Voice Dialing, IGO 8, TomTom, GPS applications in general

Some of these problems only occur on one device, perhaps because of a wrong configuration done by the user. Nevertheless, if your Kaiser works correctly using Windows Mobile 6.0, it would perhaps be better to wait for other feedback before you run the update.

Related posts:

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  2. HTC TyTN 2 gets Windows Mobile 6.1
  3. Petition: ATI Imageon driver for HTC Kaiser (T-Mobile Vario III)
  4. Dell Axim X50v goes Windows Mobile 6
  5. Windows Phone 7 for HTC HD2 – unofficial ports face problems

14 Responses to “Problems with Windows Mobile 6.1 for the HTC Kaiser / TyTN II?”

  1. Alex

    I had the same issue with 6.1, and even got a reply from skype saying release 22 for Mobile is not supported for this or even 6.0 (though I have it working on 6.0)

    Other issue was the camera. This did not work either.

    However, no other problems encountered.

    I finally restored 6.0, after being sure that the issue with skype was direct and not an interaction from another install by reinstalling 6.1 and skype right after. Now all is fine.

    I have sent some details to HTC and skype with the error reports and advised them both to hurry and fix it.

  2. Alex & Antony,

    After updating to Windows Mobile 6.1, I do feel my Kaiser is running better and has more memroy available. Out of the applications listed above, most of them still work perfectly. Only ones that do not work is

    I am not sure about Tom Tom, IGO and SpbBackup as I am not using them.

  3. My first impressions of the update were good, there was a considerable increase in performance and also battery life.

    I have been having a few problems though, when I’m typing an SMS (or typing anything at all for that matter) it will often miss out letters or freeze for several seconds at a time which does get rather annoying.

    Also, a lot of games no longer seem to work, especially the Astraware ones such as Bejeweled2 which I find annoying, they install fine but when I try to run them they get to the end of the loading screen and then just close without any errors or anything.

    Apart from these problems, I havent (yet) noticed anything else.

  4. My latest TYTN II has come preloaded with 6.1, how can I get back to 6.0?

  5. I moved to wm61 with my att tilt. after adding a new event to the calendar it get frozen. after play with connections my contacts disappear. FUCKING microsoft, wmx has been out there many fucking years, coudl you make it just WORK ????

  6. Hi,
    I think that old ROMs should be available at xda-developers…

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  7. Hey, i have some problems with my HTC Kaiser. I have just updated the wm 6.1 and it worked perfectly untill i tried to play some music. My point is that the sound didn’t work however i haven’t encountered any other problems. I have tried everything to make it work. If anyone can help me with this problem i woulld appreaciate that alot. thnx :D

  8. Hi,
    get a downgrade at xda-developers!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  9. I support what Rodrigo said.

    I have upgrated to 6.1 (I have an At&T kaiser) and somethings works better but it freezes sometimes or just crashs… with TOMTOM it works worse than with 6.0 , TOMTOM works but it take long tile to get the GPS signial…

    I hope the someone alse than microsoft will also make OS cause we are really in the shit!

  10. Hi,
    I think that posting bug reports is ideal – they usually react very fast at xda-dev’s…

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  11. Hi!

    I have the same problem with WM6. First I thougt it’s because of my sim card. But after i was removed the Kingston 2GB memory card the freezes and slowdowns are gone.

    My HTC Kaiser just self-restarted and / or freezed down in every 20 – 30 minutes. Some times it’s totally slowed down, couple of applications are doesn’t responding.

    ActiveSync just started itself and I don’t know why.

    Now it’s working – without memory card – 13 hours ago without any freezes, slowdowns or restarts.

    HTC doesn’t like the Kingston 2GB memory card?

  12. I have an At&T kaiser and i upgrade to 6.1 with a custom rom from xda and it do not get any sound at all, no ring tone, nada,,, i need help please my e-mail

  13. Hi,
    as said – we don’t have such a box in house anymore.

    Please get in touch with XDA-Developers!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  14. Pls guys htc kaiser and nokia n97 which is better

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