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PalmOne LifeDrive OS Installation

Before buying the PalmOne LifeDrive, it have the OS of "Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)." I'd like to know if I can install Pocket PC as an OS to it, instead of the one they provide to it. Can I install it? Thanks

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Re: PalmOne LifeDrive OS Installation

Palm os is a flash rom built into the device, the only way your going to be able to do this (which will risk the device itself and i highly recommend NOT doing) is if you can get your hands on a flash tool to flash the ROM with your version of pocket pc os. i have never seen it done, but there are rumors that a palm treo 670 has windows mobile 2003SE on it. i just wouldnt recommend doing it because you could and probably will make your device useless and therefore will have to replace it. anyway, i strongly recommend that you not to do this unless you are really good with computers.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

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