palmOne Releases ROM Update for Verizon Treo 600

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palmOne has released a ROM update for the version of the Treo 600 being offered by Verizon wireless.

This was released primarily to fix some bugs, as no significant new features are being added.

According to palmOne, the changes being made are:

  • Fixes an issue with MMS (MultiMedia Messaging) in which MMS does not appear to work
  • Adds longer DTMF (TouchTone) tones as an option for those who need them
  • Provides better handling of incoming calls when roaming
  • Fixes an issue in which SMS messages to or from certain short numbers (such as SMS voting) resulted in duplicates or resets
  • Updates the Software version number to Treo600-1.11-VZW

Treo 600 Updater 1.11 can be found on the palmOne web site. It is, of course, available free of charge.

The company warns that this update contains carrier-specific requirements that are incompatible with non-Verizon phones.

Versions of the Treo Updater have been released in previous months by many wireless carriers. Non-Verizon users should check palmOne’s web site to be sure they are running the latest version of the system software.

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 that’s on the device.

Thanks to Alan Grassia for the tip.

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