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How to Upgrade iPAQ Hx2000 series to WM6

July 12, 2008 — by NeoTech52

My HX2750 on WM6.1

Since i’m very free today (no overtime, no more movies to watch for today, no syg this week 🙁 ) so I’ve decided to get my iPAQ HX2750 upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.1 and it took me 30minutes to get things done. Here’s how it works :p

1) Download the WM6 ROM from here (http://rapidshare.com/files/110252765/iPAQ_hx2000_6.01.02_WM6.1.rar.html).
2) Uncompress the downloaded file & put it into this directory (C:wm6). I’m using wm6 as it’s folder name just to make sure there are no SPACES in the directory path.
3) Plug your iPAQ to cradle @ USBsync cable.
4) Get the device to Pre-BootLoader state by pressing iTask + Contacts + Reset button.
5) Then just run the C:wm6hpRUU.exe
6) Now you can get yourself a cup of Tongkat Ali and wait for it to flash your iPAQ 🙂
7) After the flashing process has completed, let it reset on its own and you’ll get your precious iPAQ HX2000 series running on Windows Mobile 6.1 ! Yeay!

GOOD LUCK 🙂

PS : Now my iPAQ is running faster on WM6 than my previous WM5 :p

52 comments

  • fa

    July 15, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    alololo :* sian syg i bored. wknd ni insyaAllah we’ll spend time tgthr k? byk movies nak tgk with u.. hehe (plus nk tgk syg i tetdo lg x tgk movies…. hehehe , :p)

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  • Adam

    August 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hey thanks for posting this. Trying to follow your instructions but every time I put the device in pre boot loader mode it loses connection with the pc and HP RUU programme says error with activesync lost connection. How can I do this please. Thank you. Adam

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  • Adam

    August 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Now my device says “digital sign mismatch” and the pc window says “wrong dll for device”. I don’t understand! My device is genuine Ipaq 2790, bought in KL so what is the problem? Please help. TQ.

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  • NeoTech

    August 9, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Hi Adam, since you’ve came to the second part of the installation, i’m assuming you dont have anymore issues with your activesync anymore. I too encountered the “digital sign mismatch” error. So what i did is I transferred all the files into this folder “c:wm6” so that my path has no empty spaces. Then only the digital sign mismatch problem resolved.

    Wrong Path : “C:iPAQ hx2000 6.01.02 WM6.1”
    Right Path : “C:wm6”

    Just make sure there are no empty spaces for your installation folder.

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  • bruce

    August 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Hi,

    so how do you know this is a good Wm6 upgrade, with no bugs?
    Does it include all the microsoft software and connectivity tools, etc?
    thank you

    bruce

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  • NeoTech

    August 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    So far my PPC didn’t face any problems with the WM6 upgrade assuming it’s good and bugs-free. It’s actually a whole package of complete WM6 including mobile version of MS Office & also ActiveSync plus the WiFi & Bluetooth (since my PPC only have those connection available).

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  • bruce

    August 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve tried to follow your directions, but I continue to get the missmatch error. I have a 2795. I’ve removed the passwork

    bruce

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  • NeoTech

    August 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Have u make sure your directory’s like the example?

    C:wm6hpRUU.exe

    *and other files are also in the same directory as above

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  • bruce

    August 29, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Yes I have. I’ve even tried shorening it to c:6hpRUU.exe

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  • bruce

    August 30, 2008 at 1:49 am

    I’ve been thinking about what could be going wrong. The preboemot loader state may be the problem. When do this it goes to the rebooting screen, but does nothing. I have to do a soft reset to get it to reconnect. Am I doing something wrong here? Should I try doing a hard reset or reinstalling the wm5 software?
    thank for your time.

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  • Misha

    August 31, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Yo man!
    I folowed your instructions (including coffie tips) and everything runs OK. IPAQ 2790 is now working perfectly, I’m sure it’s faster now then before with WM5.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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  • NeoTech

    September 2, 2008 at 8:56 am

    did ur device have shown the Pre-BootLoader msg during the reboot?

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  • Mike

    September 20, 2008 at 9:39 am

    hey man! i have a problem with the installation.. when i put my ipaq hx2415 in Pre-BL my PC don’t recongnize it, and i can’t run the upgrade… can U help me! :0S
    Thanks NeoTech

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  • PHiL

    October 18, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Hi NeoTech and Adam,

    I cant get my device to be correctly connected while starting in pre-boot… Is there any trick ?

    Thanks

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  • Black_Fox

    October 18, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Hi, I heard a lot of positive opinions about another ROM – 5.07.04 – being said that WM6.1 ROMs are a little bit unstable and generally less recommended that WM6 ROMs (as of May 08). Do you have any experience in this? Can you tell that this new ROM is better (as in faster & more stable) than the older one I found?

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  • ragess

    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Hi there. I have HP iPAQ 6320 Palm OS. it has WM2003. I want to upgrade it to WM6. Can I do it with my Bluetooth, WiFi and phone still functioning? This would be really nice if I could. I would highly appreciate your help.

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  • saq__d__aus

    November 18, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Hi I have a issue with this romon my hx2110 upgrade is ok but ppc don’t want boot after .I have the HP screen with a blue bar growing, whit “6.01.02.PV” write, but when the bar is full nothing happens…. somebody can help me please??

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  • saq__d__aus

    November 18, 2008 at 6:55 am

    And I can’t flash back to Wm2003… Please need help!!

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  • Matt S

    December 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    hey all, I figured out the problem with the pre-boot not communicating. Just hit the calendar button on the pre-boot screen so that it says “USB” in the bottom left corner of the screen. Hope this helps all you guys!

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  • Den

    December 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    mine is same as saq__d__aus……. Pls help…

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  • Tryffan

    February 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Managed the flash well. Only problem on my hp 2790 was that contacts is non-functional. Anyone else experience problem? any fixes found?

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  • Bob

    March 25, 2009 at 11:35 am

    All of this works great however you cannot use Windows Vista’s Sync program you MUST use the Windows XP’s Active Sync. I tried a number of times and had an old XP box laying around and that is what it worked on.

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  • andi

    March 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    can i upgrade my iPAQ hw6965 to WM6?

    Hmm, how about downgrade (if upgrade is fail).

    terimakasih sudah share.

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  • piero

    April 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Hi I have a issue with this romon my hx2110 upgrade is ok but ppc don’t want boot after .I have the HP screen with a blue bar growing, whit “6.01.02.PV” write, but when the bar is full nothing happens…. somebody can help me please??
    ——————————
    same problem then saq__d__aus

    help please!!

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  • Darcy

    April 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hello. Thanks for the upgrade. Worked flawlessly. Ipaq 2750 running wm2003se. Synced it ran the update from the folder as sugested. All buttons work. Thanks again. Now I can use more up to date apps.

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  • Amos Moses

    April 16, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Hx2790C
    Dos anyone know of a rom that will work on the 2790C. I can’t find any information on the C model. Thanks

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  • John

    April 26, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Has anyone found a way to get this to work through Vista. I don’t have access to an XP machine to do this on but would really love the improvements.

    Thx,

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  • Gleidson Matsuda

    April 27, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I didn’t have any problems doing the update… The only thing that I’d like to notice is that the HP program doesn’t work in Windows Vista… I guess because the ActiveSync. I tried in Win XP at the company and works fine.

    The programs are faster and better!

    Thank you to NEOTECH!!!!!

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  • kubasbb

    May 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    ty jo ste p?kní zmrdi p?kn? ste mi posrali PDA vy lami debilní. sere te m? ?uráci. zabiju vás!

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  • Steve

    September 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Rapid share doesn’t work for me, do you have another download link for the “Upgrade iPAQ Hx2000 series to WM6”?

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  • sdtbftone1

    September 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I have used the above suggestions including the correct files in the C:folder, USB is displaying at the bottom right hand side of my screen, But the bar across the screen on the PDa (IPAQ HX2750) does not tuen blue and move across the screen frleft to right and the hpRUU (04/25/2005) file just stops and doest even get to an aerror messoage.
    Question: what drivers are used in vista?
    THere are two alt drivers that stand alone and there are a slew of them now. SHould I change the drivers for my HP Sync device?

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  • sdtbftone1

    September 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    now I am getting the following error message:
    Error Message 503 ACtive Sync Error (I HAVE VISTA)

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  • Mikael

    December 4, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Hi.
    I have a problem with my hx2490. When i’m executing hpRUU.exe the IPAQ are restarting. The in Windows XP the bar shows 1.0%. And at the IPAQ i gor Digital Signature Missmatch. I have tried to rename folder name. But it’s same. I have also restarted IPAQ with those two button and reset button at the same time. same thing. Please help.

    Regards

    Mikael

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  • Ben

    December 13, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve upgraded to wm6.1 successfully, but contacts is not functional.

    Anyone else had the problem and managed to fix it?

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  • oliver

    January 27, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hi I have an issue with this rom on my hx2110 upgrade is ok but ppc don’t want to boot after .I have the HP screen with a blue bar growing, with “6.01.02.PV” written, but when the bar is full nothing happens…. somebody can help me please??
    ——————————
    same problem then saq__d__aus

    Need help please !

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  • Boaz

    March 18, 2010 at 3:19 am

    i m getting could not communicate to the ipaq with activsync. i hav windows 7

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  • Ivan

    March 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    i need
    wm 5 or wm2003!!

    could you to post the link?

    thx

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  • Ivan

    March 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    i ve Ipaq 2410

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  • Fred

    April 13, 2010 at 1:43 am

    IPAQ : Hx2415
    PC : Windows XP, ActiveSync 4.5

    i can follow all the steps without any problem. After RESET by itself, it remains in ‘6.01.02.PV ENG’ screen.
    I saw many people having same problem,

    plz help~~~

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    For others, DON’T try this image now WITHOUT my call. you may lose your precious IPAQ.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

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  • roan

    May 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

    can someone tell me what happens when you enter bootloader mode?

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  • roan

    May 15, 2010 at 2:08 am

    i dont get it in pre bootloader the bar wont turn blue please help

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  • Marco

    July 31, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Neotech hello friend just finished the update of the team but not reset the computer to use the win 6.1. how long it takes, really? help me please.

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  • bejcek69

    February 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Cauky…mam iPAQ hx2750 potrebuji upgrade na windows 6.1 nebo na 6.5???dekuji

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  • Salvatore

    August 15, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Hi! Well this finally worked! I had a bad week until I fuond this post dude… thanx.
    I had the same problems you guys had and I own an hx2490b running WM5.
    As I am running Win7, I had to install Win XP on a virtual machine. Then (always on VirtualBox) installed Active Sync 4.5, had it run, connect the ppc, set the pre-bl mode while connected (sync actually closes) and then run hpRUU.exe. Just had to wait for a little, then the upgrade begun. Running Win Mobile 6.1 on my device now!!!

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  • Frank

    September 8, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Sorry if I’m being extra-thick but I’m not clear on “iTask+Contacts+Reset buttons” to get into pre-bootloader mode. Which button is the reset button?

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  • Frank

    September 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    OK..got it… I was using a cradle and so couldn’t get to the reset hole. Doh !!

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  • Steve

    January 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hello, just wondering but everything seemed to go fine. after it said everything was finnished the ipaq HX2490 restarted screen turned to 6.01.02.PV ENG and gets to 100 % and sits there. so i left it for a wile and nothing. did a soft reset and same, did a hard reset, and same any info would help please. thank you

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  • Steve

    January 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    i found the answer to the question, and for the rest who may have been stuck at the same issue which i do see in past posts, Which is the last step that is left out. you need to do a calendar+messaging+power+reset which will restart the device and do a format and up comes 6.1 and works like a top. good luck everyone thanks for the help.

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  • Steve

    January 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Greetings again everyone if anyone is looking for 6.1, 6.5 ,6.5.3, or 5 this is a fantastic resource, http://www.spiaatiesroms.com/
    I just thought i would let everyone know. it has everything and any info you need .

    Take care everyone.

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