How to reload OS via SD card? CE/WM and Android

Article ID: 02338353

Issue / Question

How to reload or reflash OSUpdate on a Windows Mobile, CE, or Android device from SD Card?

Applicable To

All CE, WM, and Android devices

Except for MC36

Resolution / Answer

  • CE:
    1. Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to PC.
    2. Unzip the file to a folder, once unzipped, you will see an OSUpdate folder that contains all the required files needed to reload OS.
    3. Insert SD card into PC and copy the entire OSUpdate folder (including folder itself) from the PC to the root of the SD card. (\sdcard\OSUpdate\).
    4. Insert the SD card into the device.
    5. To launch the process, the device must have a charged battery or cradle.
    6. Navigate on the device (desktop > mydevice > sdcard > OSUpdate folder) and select the shortcut within this folder where the name ends with “ _SD”.
      (For example, 92N0c70Ben_SD).
    7. Selecting the icon will launch the OSUpdate process and when completed, the device will reboot.
       
  • WM:
    1. Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to a folder on the PC.
    2. Unzip the file to a folder, once unzipped, you will see the individual files of OSUpdate needed to reload OS.
    3. Insert SD card into PC and copy all of the individual OSUpdate files (files must be loose within the root directory, not within a folder. For example, \sdcard\ StartUpdLdr.exe) from the PC to the root of the SD card. (\sdcard\).
    4. Insert the SD card into the device.
    5. To launch the process, the device must have a charged battery or cradle.
    6. The launch process can be done in 2 ways (either way will work):
      • Navigate on the device (desktop > mydevice > sdcard) and select the StartUpdLdr.exe to launch the process.
      • Cold boot device (cold boot process depends on device) and while booting up, hold down scan trigger until the process starts.
    7. When the OSUpdate process is completed, the device will reboot.
       
  • Android:
    1. Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to a folder on the PC.
    2. Insert SD card into PC and copy zip file from the PC to the root of the SD card. (\sdcard\)
    3. Insert the SD card into the device. 
    4. To launch the process, set the device into Recovery Mode (steps to put into recovery mode depends on the device, check the manual).
    5. Use navigation buttons to select install from SD card.
    6. Use navigation buttons to select the zip file to launch the process.

+ Applicable Products

  • 8585 8595 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • MC2100 Mobile Computer
  • MC3100 Mobile Computer
  • MC3200 Mobile Computer
  • MC3300
  • MC40
  • MC40-HC
  • MC45 Mobile Computer
  • MC55 Mobile Computer Series
  • MC55A0
  • MC55N0
  • MC55X
  • MC65 Mobile Computer
  • MC67
  • MC67 Base
  • MC67 Dual WAN
  • MC67 Mobile Computer Series
  • MC67 NA Mobile Computer
  • MC67NA Base Model Mobile Computer
  • MC67ND Mobile Computer
  • MC75A HF RFID Reader
  • MC75A Mobile Computer
  • MC75A0-HC Mobile Computer for Healthcare
  • MC9190-G Mobile Computer
  • MC9200 Mobile Computer
  • MC9500-K Mobile Computer
  • TC20
  • TC25
  • TC51
  • TC51-HC Mobile Computer
  • TC55 Touch Computer
  • TC56
  • TC70
  • TC75
  • TC7x Touch Computer Series
  • TC8000
  • VC5090 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • VC6000 Vehicle Mounted Computer
  • VC6090 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • VC70 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • VC70N0
  • VC80 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • VC80X
  • VH10 Vehicle-mounted Computer
  • Workabout Pro 4 Mobile Computer