THIS IS THE ANSWER ADONIX (PNHT MEMBER) PUBLICLY POSTED ON THE SAME FORUM (dailymobile). IF YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED JUST DO NOT READ THIS POST AND DO NOT SPAM WITH INSULTS! THANKS!!
READ THIS WHOLE MESSAGE TOO IF YOU’RE INTERESTED!
First of all, i’m really sorry that you’r leaving the Symbian platform.
I truly consider you a dear friend, but i guess that you have been so harsh on PNHT and i feel obligated to reply and clarify things out (although i don’t like this kind of stuff).
1- Regarding stealing FPSX file format from Marco: When i first started exploring the FPSX file format and discovered the 54 packets, i wasn’t even aware of a tool called BB5 extractor by Hex. Szakalit joined me on this task and, together with him, we discovered the meaning of fields in the 54 packets. Lots of this has been shared here on DMF. Marco (il.socio), even having the sources of BB5 Extractor, he didn’t have cracked the full file format and he turned to us for some info, which Szakalit shared with him. If it wasn’t the case, then Marco should have released his NokiaCooker long before PNHT released NokiaEditor. Otherwise, why there were no tools to cook BB5 firmwares before NokiaEditor? Even if I and Szakalit weren’t aware of Hex’s tool, we did all the discoveries by OURSELVES! I’m not trying to attack Marco by any means here, just to make things clear;
2- Regarding Credit: If we weren’t aware of BB5 extractor or of any of Marco’s work, how could we credit them?? Plus, i’m not even aware till now that Marco did take BB5 extractor and released it again (after all, i’m newbie to Symbian world December 2009).
3- Regarding Omnia HS: i wasn’t directly involved in this project and i don’t have too many details; But let me tell you something: I have passed days analyzing symbian executables file format both E32Image and ROMImage just to be able to convert ROM files to E32Image files (Yes, convert rom files to their original state). If i didn’t succeed in doing that, neither Omnia HS nor C6/N97 porting was even possible! You are fully aware of the files that Steven supplied to rem_dem and you truly must’ve asked yourself “Where did these files came from!!??”. I repeat, without these files, none would have succeeded porting the HS. However, at the same time, if you have worked on this and rem and steven continued the job, this truly gives you Credit, and lilian too. I guess in this case and because of lack of info, PNHT did make a mistake by not Crediting you guys. So, i’m apologizing for this inconvenient.
4- Regarding N97/C6: you stated that PNHT asked for help on this project and no one was credited. First, we did thank everyone for their support hundreds of times. Second, none of the provided files worked, plus, we had already tried lots of these. Only my ROM converter did the job and made this possible. If you think that’s not the case, i’m asking you and others to port N97 FW now to 5800 since you have base files or it. Plus, i really didn’t like the way you attacked our beta testers. Was your attacked based on you not been chosen to betatest?
5- Even if you had the idea to port C6, do you think that this would be even possible without a partitioned 5800 FW and converted rom files!?? Never! So, did PNHT steal CORE file hack from Marco too? Did we also steal FW partitioning? I think that you exaggerated things a little.
6- “PNHT gets lots of donations”: Ok, now we didn’t want to talk about that, but since you opened the subject, i’ll have to comment. When we first announced N97 porting to 5800 we received too many Moral support and zero donation (not to mention insults and some people doubting our job). Everyone said “Release so that we donate”. We released the FW and do you know how much donations we received out of the hundred of promises and from thousands that are using this FW??? We received 156 euros from the release date till now! This including both paypal (someone donated 50 euro), sms and google ADS! Did you or anyone seeing us complaining about that? No! Yet, we are trying to provide support to users and ignoring some attacks from time to time. So i ask, where did the promises go? Did we get rich? Was the enormous time that we spent on porting this FW and coding the tools correctly sponsored?
7- “for the work they didn’t even do”: I won’t even want to comment this out! What’s so sad isn’t your post, but rather the support you have got from users who are using our work/tools. This is really sad and in this world, apparently no one feels ashamed anymore!
I think that after reading your post and seeing users reaction, maybe we PNHT should retire. This way, we won’t steel anyone’s job/work and at the same time, we will be happy because we will do new stuff for ourself only since few seems to believe in us or our work.Everyone seems to have a pleasure attacking us, but they often forget that it’s PNHT who brought back phone hacking to life (although using rompatcher) and without our hard work, Nokia FW cooking for BB5 was still a dream and even better, seeing C6/N97 on 5800/5530 was also a dream since Nokia won’t ever release them to these phones.
I wish you best of luck in your new community and please, don’t take my reply personally.
I forgot to say that many many users use our stuff, like widgetizer, autoinstaller, NFE and C6 and we see few who gives us credit. Should we started crying about that??