m505 4.1 Upgrade file request

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  1. eclindholm

    eclindholm Newbie

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    Thanks to HP, I guess, The link for the 4.1 upgrade on the m505 is gone. Does anyone have a copy they can send me?

    Thanks
  2. Masterchief

    Masterchief Superfluous Moderator Super Moderator

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    I ran a search of my own, and I cannot find it either. Were they offering a download or a copy on CD? I'd try giving HP support a call. The rep might not know what Palm OS 4.1 is, but its worth a shot. I don't believe I have that upgrade personally.
  3. eclindholm

    eclindholm Newbie

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    I will try. The m505 was given to me to replace my iixe, and I just discovered that there was a 4.1 for the unit.
  4. Masterchief

    Masterchief Superfluous Moderator Super Moderator

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    Yes, let me know what the outcome is. Perhaps someone on this forum still has the upgrade.

    Ahh almost forgot.. How rude of me. :eek:
    Welcome to Brighthand! :)
  5. BAB2000

    BAB2000 An "Olde Moderator" #2 Moderator Super Moderator

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    The 4.1 ROM upgrade is a application that upgrades the ROM of your m505 completely and was written to be used with Windows OS 98, 98SE, or Win2000. There those tha have reported success with XP, but not without issues, and the need to usually set XP to run in compatibility mode.

    The are two versions, a m500 and m505, these are different for obvious reasons, (m505 is color).

    Also, if your m505 is a multi language unit, (EFIGS), then it will become English only after the upgrade.

    I had versions of both on work platform, but unfortunately those systems are long gone since my employer was sold and bought a couple of times with platform upgrades on each conversion.

    If I run across a copy on one of my home units I will let you know. Since I am caring for grandson, I do not expect to be back at home system until next week some time.

    Till then keep us posted if you have success via another method or have questions before pursuing.
  6. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Moderator Super Moderator

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    Would the file for 4.1 when I upgraded my m130 be the one? I'll search an old auxiliary drive to see if I saved the file. I used Win98 back then and the PC died in 2005 but I backed up the HD before its death.

    Fingers crossed.
  7. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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  8. Hook

    Hook Hookette's edgy lately

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    Wow, that's funny. I had forgotten I had done that already and was going to go looking for them in the Internet Archive, but hadn't had time until just now. :D

    I've downloaded the files now just in case.
  9. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Moderator Super Moderator

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    YAY! Now I don't have to plug in that dusty old drive. ;)
  10. jamesbennetdotcom

    jamesbennetdotcom Mobile Enthusiast

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    Can anyone send me it for the m500? Really miffed that the OS 4.1 CD i baight only works on the III and V.
  11. topaz492

    topaz492 Topaz

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    On the same topic, I have an m500 and have installed The Missing Sync for Snow Leopard. Now, I realized that it's running Palm OS ver. 4.0. One comment says that ver. 4.1 was written to be used with Windows OS98, 98E or Win 2000. Was this version also written for the Mac Platform? or just for the PC?
    I don't want to waste my time entering data until I answer this question.
  12. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta boldly battling the XenForo-ces {squeek!!}

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    I don't mean to sound harsh, but by the time a knowledgeable answer is posted, you could have tried a small set of test data. good luck!
  13. Hook

    Hook Hookette's edgy lately

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    From the wayback page, they had separate versions for the Mac, but I don't know if they were truly different or just a zip versus sit archive difference. Probably wasn't designed for OSX anyway.
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  14. siscool

    siscool Never Forget

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    Holy mackerel. Somebody is still using a 500 series Palm?
  15. BAB2000

    BAB2000 An "Olde Moderator" #2 Moderator Super Moderator

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    A bit late, but topaz492 you are confusing Palm OS 4.0 and desktop version 4.1.
    The Palm OS does not care which PC platform, yet the the desktop version 4.1 will for windows. a separate desktop was created for MAC platforms.
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