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Mobility Modder - ATI Version v1.2.0.0

Mobility Modder - ATI Version v1.2.0.0

The new FINAL version is now 1.2.1.0 and has an installer. Discussion Forum

Changes 1st August - added support for:
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4330
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4530
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4650
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4670
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4830
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4850
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4860
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870 X2

Changes:
- Added support for Windows 7 drivers
- Fixed problem in driver modification with the 9.2 and higher drivers

So what's the deal, what exactly is Mobility Modder?

Hopefully some of you coming to this page will already have used our older Mobility Modder for XP but for those of you who haven't I guess it is time for a brief history lesson. I know these things can be extremely boring, so i will keep it short.

ATI have for many years had their hands tied with laptop manufacturers (OEMS) who request that ATI do not offer support for their device in the Catalyst Driver. This may seem strange, however makers such as Dell may have implemented their own support system and they do not want their customers downloading "reference" drivers from ATI's home page.

Terry Makedon: AMD Manager for Software Product Management Graphics Product Group issued Driver Heaven with the following statement in April of 2007:

"AMD (formerly ATI) introduced the concept of Catalyst Mobility which is a generic driver that works decently for most laptops. The only way we are able to do this is through permission by a laptop manufacturer (OEM) to include their device in the Catalyst Mobility. We were the first company to provide graphics drivers for laptops to the general public, and we believe there is great value in this. At this point we only have permission from a few vendors and I personally wish more of them would let us. My suggestion is you contact your manufacturer and ask them to have your laptop included in Catalyst Mobility. As for Vista specifically we do not have permissions yet, but as soon as we do we look forward to releasing Vista drivers for laptops."

Mobility Modder, the evolution

Unfortunately if you have just spent a few thousand $/£ on a new laptop and you want to keep your graphics drivers updated this leaves you in a bit of a pickle and many people frequently are waiting for their OEM to furnish them with new drivers. Right now the only option is to keep emailing your OEM to request that they update their drivers on a regular basis. However, we all know in real life that this rarely makes a difference.

This is where Driver Heaven comes to the rescue and has done now for years with our FREE Mobility Modder for Windows XP. Over 8,000,000 downloads would suggest that many people wanted the newest ATI drivers on their laptop, with good reason.

With the release of Windows Vista, things have changed, our old mobility modder didn't work correctly as many people on our forums reported, so we have created a new release which is specifically made for VISTA. Currently this has undergone internal testing only so please if you are unsure about running beta software please wait a while until it goes to final build. We would however appreciate feedback on the application in our forums. With your help we can make it better!

The application is recoded in .net framework by the wonderful Ruud Ketelaars (author of the original DriverCleaner (not one of the copycats which are currently riding on the name success of our application) which is natively supported in vista and it is a very compact little program which will install no spyware, malware or anything we could class as dubious. We are enthusiasts just like you guys, so its a simple download with nothing remaining on your system.

Hardware supported:

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4330
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4530
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4650
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4670
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4830
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4850
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4860
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3430
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3670
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870 X2
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3470
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3650
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850
ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 XL
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1350
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1900
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600 XT
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1200 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1300M


Windows XP

ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4330
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4530
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4650
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4670
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4830
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4850
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4860
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870
ATI MOBILITY Radeon HD 4870 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3430
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3670
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850 X2
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3870 X2
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3470
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3650
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3850
ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e
ATI MOBILITY FireGL 7800
ATI MOBILITY FireGL 9000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200
ATI MOBILITY IGP 320M
ATI MOBILITY IGP 340M/345M
ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000
ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000/9100
ATI MOBILITY RADEON
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 SE
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 XL
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1350
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1450
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1700
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1900
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2300 HD
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400 XT
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X2500
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600
ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2600 XT
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1200 Series


Ok, let me have it, how do I use it?:

This is a step by step guide on how to run and use Mobility Modder on Win7/Vista AND XP, if you follow these instructions carefully in a step by step manner you will be fine. If you don't then you more than likely will end up with a driver that doesnt correctly work so you have been warned ! (Don't panic, even if you don't mod the driver correctly you won't hose your OS, the driver just won't install (like it did before you came to this page - so pay attention!))

BEFORE INSTALLING READ THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE BELOW!

Installation step by step guide

1: Download MSXML 6.0 from Microsoft. (Default in Vista) - Install.

Step 2 is VISTA ONLY

2: Make sure UAC control in Vista is turned off. If you don't know how to do this then read this guide (method 4 is the easiest) or click the "disable UAC" in Mobility Modder.net - please note you MUST reboot after disabling UAC. If you don't want it disabled permanently, you can turn it back on after our mobility tool has finished, but it won't mod the drivers correctly with UAC ON.

3: Download the newest desktop drivers from www.ati.com (or get them from Driver Heaven Downloads). If you are using Windows XP make sure to download .net framework from Microsoft (this is built into Windows Vista so there is no need to install it).

4: Run the downloaded driver, let it extract into c:/ATI/SUPPORT - but cancel the installation once the driver is extracted.

5: Run Mobility Modder - browse to the driver in C:ATI/SUPPORT/ - an example of Catalyst 7.4 would be C:\ATI\SUPPORT\7-4_vista32_dd_ccc_enu_44985 - hit modify. Wait until driver is modified.

6: In Vista, go to C:\ATI\SUPPORT\7-4_vista32_dd_ccc_enu_44985 (Or whatever the driver installation folder was called), and run the SETUP.EXE. Please note you might see a "Driver is not WHQL certified", ignore this, as it is a side effect of the modification.

7: Wait until Install is finished and reboot. Enjoy the new drivers!

EXAMPLE: Successful installation of Catalyst 7.4 over Catalyst 7.1 on
X1800 Mobility powered Dell M2010



Q&A:

Q: Does this Mobility Tool install anything into my computer, any "crapware"?
A: No, Nothing, it runs within a contained folder, nothing is installed into your system. If you bin the folder, you bin everything you downloaded.

Q: Why the MSXML 6.0 install from Microsoft first?
A: It is a library install which allows our modtool to correct modify specific files.

Q: Do ATI Support this?
A: No ATI do not support our Modtool, if you install modded drivers you will get no support from ATI, you must go to the Driver Heaven forums, register for free and report problems or questions here

Q: Is this free, why? are you guys not charging for it, whats the catch?
A: There is no catch, we want to help people, the only catch is you get updated drivers and don't have to deal with your crappy OEM!

Q: I have a problem, and I can't get it to work, can you help me?
A: Yes we can help, post your problems in our forum over here, with your detailed system specification and mobility card and we will do our best to get you up and running.

Q: OMG I love this program, you guys rock, can I donate?
A: Yes you can donate to Ruud via paypal

TERMS OF USE:

Driver Heaven is not responsible for any issues which might occur due to the use of modified drivers. You modify these drivers at your own risk. You can report bugs with the program or installation in our forum and suggest improvements, but we don't offer support for hardware failure or a wrecked operating system. If you aren't sure then DON'T run this tool, its free. If you have downloaded our Mobility modding tool from any other website we cannot verify the integrity of the contents. ONLY download our application from this page to ensure you are getting the latest and virus free files. If you notice a suspicious archive on another site claiming to be this application then contact webmaster@hardwareheaven.com

You aren't allowed to reverse engineer, sell, modify or rebadge this application, if you decide you would like to try, then i suggest you get legal counsel, we will prosecute anyone stealing or selling our software.

WEBMASTERS:

You are allowed to host the ZIP file on your site, but you MUST not change the contents or remove any files. This is simply because all the files in the folder are needed ! You must also link to this support page as without it, your end users could end up with problems, especially without a correct installation procedure. Any further questions about hosting this application or for inclusion on a CD or DVD with your publication please contact webmaster@hardwareheaven.com. We would like to know the places this application is being hosted and/or shared, so please have the courtesy to let us know. This way we can also ensure you have the latest version.