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upgrade HP iPAQ hx2490

Posted on 2011-02-25
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My iPAQ 2490 is being put back into service after 2 years in a drawer.
Currently it's telling me to upgrade my web browser - how do I do that?
Also, are there any other upgrades (drivers, software, etc) that I should perform on it?
Wireless connectivity is glitchy - maybe related to needed upgrades?
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Officially, there is no update available for your hx4290.

But, I know that some people are building new ROM that fits for your hx2490.
Not sure that it's legit.
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Mike, so you're saying that the web browser can't be changed/upgraded?
I've read that the OS can't be upgraded (5.0 to 6.0) - is that why the browser can't be changed/upgraded?  
 
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Yes, that's why.
But I've seen a hx2490 with WM6.5 on it.
But it's not "supported" by hp.

Google "hx2490 wm6.5"
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I came across this site............
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=383173
........... and downloaded the .RAR file on it. I haven't tried to install it yet.
Is this what you had in mind?
Does this upgrade the OS and the ROM?
Will this enable me to upgrade the web browser?
Will this help with WiFi and Bluetooth issues?

I really don't have anything to lose as far as this iPAQ goes - it was given to me by my work a few years ago, then I was upgraded to the iPAQ Enterprise, thus, this iPAQ went into a drawer for a couple of years.
Both iPAQ's were used for very specific purposes (proprietary software was installed) and I had no use for the internet or bluetooth capability at the time. I'm no longer with that employer and I thought I would take out the old iPAQ (the Enterprise had to be returned) and see exactly what it's capabilities are. Now I'm staring "planned obsolescence" right in the face.
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Yes, that's that kind of thing that had in mind.
You could upgrade you hx2490 up to WM6.5.
This will update the web browser but unfortunately, the Wifi and Bluetooth manager are still the one from hp.
So, everything not related to hp will be updated.

Have fun... ;-)
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