How to Upgrade to the Treo 680 from a previous Palm OS device

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  1. holvoetn

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    Hello macdoggie, welcome to BrightHand :D:D:D

    Basically the steps are the same for Mac as for Windows:
    - rename backup folder to, backup_old (which on MAC would be in the area of ~/Documents/Palm/Users/<hotsync ID>/Backups)
    - repair permissions before and after upgrading PalmDesktop if needed (this is Mac specific ;) )
    - sync your new device, select old ID
    - reinstall apps one by one AFTER making sure they are compatible with the target device.
     
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    macdoggie Newbie

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    holvoetn,

    Thank you very much.

    macdoggie
     
  3. mikes5785

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    Is there somewhere to find a listing of680 compatible apps? I thought there was one for the 650

    Mike
     
  4. Dick Tracy

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    See the first post in this thread, specifically paragraph 3.
     
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    I have Palm Desktop 4.2 and Hotsync Manager 6.0.1 that I've used for a Palm TX.

    I now have an unlocked Treo 680 (gsm) that I'd like to start syncing. I do not have the CD and cannot find it anywhere on ebay, pdaparts.come, etc...

    Palmone lists an article for the 680 for downloading HotSync Manager and Desktop 4.1.4E -- quite a step backwards from what I now have.

    My problem is the Palmone article says: "What if I have version 4.2? If you currently have Palm Desktop 4.2 on your desktop PC, do not install version 4.1.4e from this page." It then does NOT tell you what you *should* do if you have Desktop 4.2. (you can see it at http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/windesk414e680.html )

    So what should I do? Should I just sync 4.2 into the 680 using the method listed in this Brighthand thread? Help!
     
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    If you have 4.2, stay with 4.2.
    Then step in at 2. with the procedure above.
     
  7. leenman

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    Thanks for your reply. Only now I have actually located a copy of a software cd for the Treo 680. I'm not sure what version that will be on the CD. Should I use that instead when it arrives? Or use 4.2 anyway? And why?

    If I do use the one on the CD and it is *lower* than 4.2, I assume I need to clean out all Palm registry per this discussion: http://forum.brighthand.com/showpost.php?p=1364161&postcount=2

    That right?

    And one more question: If instead of loading apps via hotsync, if I beam them from my TX, that's the same thing, right? I mean, beaming them doesn't include the TX preferences or otherwise cause problems does it?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    680 also uses 4.2
    Beaming is also good, provided the app is compatible with your 680 (not all are).
     
  9. leenman

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    I do find a Palm folder at this location, but there is no backup in it and the files all have old modfied dates.

    Where I find a backup folder is at C:\Program Files\Palm\[truncated username]\backup

    Why is that?

    (I'm assuming I've got the right one since it's modified date is today/last sync).
     
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    The reason is because PalmDesktop will transfer THAT folder back to your device if it sees your device has had a reset.
    You do NOT want that when moving between different HW platforms ;)

    You only need to do this for the folder which resembles the hotsync ID you want to retain.
     

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