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Old 01-31-2009, 05:39 PM
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Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

Hi all I just got my Palm Treo 700wx and it has mobile 5 on it. I have tried to get software but it says I need mobile 6 or higher. Is there any way to download the newer version? I do not have a SD card either. I hope someone can give me some help. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

The 700wx is not equipped with enough RAM to run WM 6 or higher. Have you used a Mogul (PPC-6800)? Prime example of WM6 running on 64MB of RAM device. It can come to a crawl quickly with only a few things running. WM6 is a memory hog. The 700wx only has 60MB of RAM on board. Trust me you want WM5. Its not bulky and works very well with low memory devices.
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Re: Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

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The 700wx is not equipped with enough RAM to run WM 6 or higher. Have you used a Mogul (PPC-6800)? Prime example of WM6 running on 64MB of RAM device. It can come to a crawl quickly with only a few things running. WM6 is a memory hog. The 700wx only has 60MB of RAM on board. Trust me you want WM5. Its not bulky and works very well with low memory devices.
Check your facts. I went from WM5 to WM6 and am now running WM6.1 with no performance issues. You are likely thinking of the 700W, which did have a serious memory issue. The WX has 128MB total, with about half of that available for user access.

@OP...look here on XDA for your Bell WM 6.1 ROM....http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=397134. It does require a SD card. You should be able to find a 1GB for a decent price @ Office Max or some such place. Flashing from a SD card is the better way to go. You don't have to worry about such things as your sync cable coming loose (this happened to me while flashing the WM6 ROM) or other disasters.
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Re: Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

Thanks so much for your help. I am going to get an SD card and I will let you know how things work. Much appreciated.
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Re: Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

Good to hear. Just be sure to follow the instructions to the letter. You don't want to end up with a $500 paperweight. There are two versions for each carrier. One has IE Mobile 6, the other does not. Apparantly IE Mobile 6 uses a lot of memory. If that's a concern, then go w/the version without it.
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Re: Upgrade mobile 5 to 6.1

I was running WM6.1 on my 700wx before it went to the wayside!

And some days, I would swear my 700wx was wayyyy better than my 800w.
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