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March 18, 2007

windows mobile 6 standalone emulation…only at the funcave!

that’s right, kiddos…

as promised, the robot horde spared no expense getting windows mobile 6 running standalone with device emulator v2. here’s a few screenshots as proof:

1440x900 original size, if you click these. consider yourself warned 

and yes, these are functional…





don't you know by now? all roads the funcave.

apologies for the large pics…want to be sure everyone’s clear that this is true standalone emulation.

now, as has been mentioned here & elsewhere…

if you have a copy of visual studio 2005 standard or higher, you can use the windows mobile 6 sdks that have been released with device emulator v2.

but for those of us without vs2005, we’ve been sitting on our hands since the wm6 sdks were released.

well, that was then…

this is now.

consider this your only warning…

this method is not for the faint of heart. nor is it for the short of time, disk space, or bandwidth. as in, you’ll need to download roughly 8 gb of data. that’s right, i said 8 gigabytes.

and the installation process will take at least a 24~30 gb slice temporarily, altho the final operating space needed is actually quite small, comparatively speaking. which means less than 600 MB.

here’s the list of all the device types you’ll have at your disposal…

the full package

if you’re still interested, well…

you’ll just have to follow me.

updated: in response to the deluge of inquiries we’ve received & just so everybody’s clear on our method. it doesn’t use pirate roms, cracks, nor anything illegal whatsoever.

|| posted by chris under freebie, funlab, mobility, virtualization || comments (11) || ||


  1. Windows Mobile 6 emulators …

    Want to play with Windows Mobile 6 before the rest of the kids on the playground? No prob… visit Chris…

    trackback by E-Bitz - SBS MVP the Official Blog of the SBS "Diva" — March 19, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  2. Chris,

    I happen to have a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard. In that case would it be easier for me to install VS 2005 and download the WM 6.0 SDK and extract the WM 6.0 emulator images somehow using VS 2005, or, is it, in fact, still easier to use the method that you specify at your www site?

    Best Regards

    John Holmblad

    comment by John Holmblad — April 10, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

  3. Standalone images have been released by Microsoft.

    comment by John — May 18, 2007 @ 5:36 am

  4. Hey John:

    Now that the standalones are out…

    Funlab 2.x, which covers DEmu 2.0 and the WM6 images, is being released over the next week.

    comment by chris — May 18, 2007 @ 8:10 am

  5. hi ,am using WM 6.0 Professional edition and while sending message it gives me error ” wireless device must be attached to use phone phone ” how should i solve this problem.

    comment by Kumar — August 22, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  6. There is a much less resource intensive way. you can open the msi files in an extractor and jsut remove the ones you need and just use a bat to launch them

    comment by shawn — March 4, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

  7. @ shawn…

    Wow…welcome to last year, man.

    BTW, extracting pieces violates MS’ EULA in a big big way. They consider that reverse-engineering. Yes, I know…crazy. But that’s why I didn’t outline that method

    For those of us who didn’t just wake up from a coma, there’s an even easier way than any of this. Namely, all you have to do is load the standalone Device Emulator Windows Mobile 6 images, which were released in May of last year:

    comment by chris — March 4, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  8. I have some eten glofiish pda images, how i can run that images in this emulator?

    comment by Batouhan — May 17, 2008 @ 10:46 am

  9. @ Batouhan…

    You can’t. Device Emulator doesn’t run any images other than the ones MS releases for it.

    And if those are pirate ROMs, keep in mind you are breaking copyright law.

    comment by chris — May 17, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  10. Those are Eten’s official released roms for devices x800 x600 x650 etc. I dont think those are pirate roms…

    comment by Batouhan — May 18, 2008 @ 4:02 am

  11. @ Batouhan…

    Sorry man, wasn’t trying to accuse you. When you said “some,” ut made me thing of well…ROMs from somewhere.

    Been posting and speaking on the pirate ROM issue a LOT lately. Kinda have it on the brain.

    As for using them in emulator, same thing as I said before. Only the MS supplied images will work with it.

    comment by chris — May 18, 2008 @ 6:31 am

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