HP Releases ROM Update for iPAQ h4100

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HP has posted on its web site a ROM update for the iPAQ h4100. While this isn’t the long-awaited upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 SE, it does add some enhancements and fixes a number of bugs.

According to HP, installing this update will improve the Pocket PC’s Wi-Fi roaming performance. It will also add the ability to re-order Pocket Internet Explorer Favorites.

Among other changes, this ROM update enhances the DRM (Digital Rights Management) of Microsoft Reader and updates .NET Compact Framework to version 1.0 Service Pack 1.

This also fixes a bug where the handheld stops responding after a soft reset if Wi-Fi is off and Bluetooth is on.

There are a couple of important bug fixes related to the SD slot. It takes care of a problem in which the handheld stops responding after a hard reset if an SD card is inserted. This update also removes a bug that causes the SD card to not be recognized if the iPAQ enters Suspend/Resume mode while ActiveSync is transferring a file between the SD card and a PC.

These are just a few of the bug fixes included in this ROM update, which can be found on the HP web site.

What’s a ROM Update?

The ROM is where the operating system and built-in applications are stored. Changes made to the files in ROM are permanent and will survive the device undergoing a hard reset.

Updating the ROM will erase everything on the handheld, usually including the contents of the File Store.

Thanks to Geekzone for the tip.

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