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H3630 upgrade rom 2.07 to 2.20

I want to upgrade my ipaq from ROM version 2.07 to 2.20 but when I do this I get the message 'device must have Pocket PC 2002 before upgrading', this is strange because when I look at the HP support site I only see ROM version 1.87 (PC2000) and version 2.20 (PC2002) so where does my 2.07 version come from? And more important, how do I upgrade to v2.20?

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I would check your iPAQ to see what operating system is showing. Start -> Settings -> System (Tab on bottom) -> About (icon) this will tell you if its 2000 or 2002. You may have to acquire an older ROM and reflash.

Posted on Sep 11, 2005

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IPAQ are obsolete, why mess with this old toy, buy a used smart phone.? and move on to the new world?

why not ask and HP.com and not here, this is not HP here.
https://h30434.www3.hp.com/

why own any IPAQ, nobody does now. its OBSOLETE.

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Hook the iPaq to an Win XP or 2k PC, install active sync first, and then get the ROM update again. Run the Rom Update Utility and it will recognise the iPaq and will update it correctly. :)

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Pocket PC 2002 Self-test on iPAQ 3630


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you should install the ROM v1.10 update, and then install the 8/3/2005 XIP BIOS update recently posted at: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp30501-31000/sp30939.exe Apparently, this BIOS update is supposed to correct the region in ROM v1.10 where the hi-capacity battery read error is found, without incrementing the ROM version. It's explained in the BIOS update "Read Me" file, here: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp30501-31000/sp30939.txt

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