I got a new phone today (I returned the LG 8500 I had for a Samsung SCH-i730.) It worked fine out of the box, but I was told I should upgrade to windows mobile 5, cause it's so much better than pocket PC 2003. I downloaded the updater, and it warned me that it wasn't configured to use Microsoft Active-Sync 4.2, just 4.1 and older, but I had no way to get 4.1, and I figured it would be fine. (I should also take this minute to mention that the update window takes up the whole center of my screen, and cannot be minimized and demands to be on top, so I can barely use my computer for anything else, since all I have is some free space above, below, and to the sides of the window.) I took the thing out of the cradle, and stopped to updater with task manager.When I turned the phone back on, it was the firmware screen with some message at the bottom.I also have Windows Mobile Device Center installed on my computer.Is there a way I can update WM5 to version 6.0 or maybe higher?I tried to install WM5 anyway, and it seemed to work, but got to 74%, and then the updater froze.So now my phone is sitting there, saying 'formatting root,' and in general being a giant pain in the ass."Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
I did get it to boot into the emergency mode, and the updater started..froze at 2%. SO I removed it from the cradle, and tried again, but now the phone won't go into emergency mode, even though I'm doing what I did before (turn it on while holding the send and end buttons.) Instead, I just get a 'formatting root' message at the bottom.
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I bought this windows mobile phone in December 2010 and since then I keep getting this stupid error from Zune - 801811A3. I then followed the tutorial here on the forum, and merged the Media Boot Install file downloaded from... I'm running windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop; VGN-FZ140E.
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After being unable to upgrade my Axim X51v to the A.04 ROM update (andseveral other problems including the PDA not recognizing storage cards and occasional "White screens") Dell sent me a replacement unit. Since checking several news groups I found that Windows 2000 Pro has a problem updating the ROM via AS 4.0 and 4.1. Still getting 4 hours of battery if not using WI-Fi. Regards, Mike O'Brien life is full of choices; choices have consequences .