Thanks, Steve! I had a feeling you'd be the first to offer some
No I never installed FlashPro. Whenever I try and learn something, I
always learn by breaking it first ;) And since FlashPro can cause
*permanent* damage to my PalmV, I don't want it to die... because then
I'd just be "Guy" until the PalmV gets fixed!
No, I'm not a beta tester. Got the update from a friend who has a
friend who has a friend, etc.
All I've heard is that the new update will have the Euro symbol, as well
as an improved/quicker hotsynch (note I said *heard* not *seen*).
I've also *heard* that the installer zaps all info on the Palm, applies
the flash patch, then reloads everything that was zapped.
There are supposed to be a bunch of other updates. I saw a thread a
while back the size of Texas that listed many features all of us in the
NG were looking forward to seeing. They sounded real cool (especially
the feature that boosts the IR signal a tad higher, allowing us to
control satellite transmissions!)
I think I'll leave 3.1.1 on my PV for now... and wait for the official
What's the legality of e-mailing the beta to someone else? When I got
the e-mail I thought it was a little shady... since it is not a public
release. I'm curious about that.
> Hi, Guy,
> -not guess-
> I can't remember if you're a FlashPro user. The FlashPro people have
> already said that their current version 1.05 is *not* 3.3 compatible, but
> that a 3.3 compatible version will be provided before the general release of
> 3.3. So don't try it if you've got FlashPro.
> Yes, I think it might fry your Flash, you could end up with a dead machine.
> Have you got the tools and know-how to recover from that situation? If you
> have the full specs on 3.3 including the features, take a look and see if
> there's anything in there you couldn't live without. My guess is that you'd
> find you can manage on 3.1 for the time being. Also, how reliant are you on
> the Palm? A good rule of thumb is never run beta on a production machine.
> Unless you're actually part of a beta test team, I see no advantage in
> running a beta version other than the dubious advantage of getting new
> features a month or two earlier.
> My .02, YMMV :)
> >Hi all,
> >Someone e-mailed me what seems to be a beta release of the PalmOS 3.3
> >flash upgrade.
> >I'm wondering if I should install this or not. If problems occur, could
> >my flash be fried?
> >Plus, when the official 3.3 version is released, would I be able to
> >simply overwrite the beta version if it's installed?
> >I know how to use my PalmV inside-out... but when it comes to the
> >hardware and file system specifics, I'm a little rusty.
> >I know a lot of people in this newsgroup like to make educated
> >guesses... and that's cool with me - but before you send a reply, please
> >check and make sure your message notes that it's a guess, not a fact.
> >I'm not a stickler about that... but I've noticed some are.
> >/PalmV Guy