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

excluded MC36

Resolution / Answer

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

  • CE:
    • Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to PC
    • Unzip file to folder, once unzipped, you will see an OSUpdate folder that contains all the required files needed to reload OS.
    • 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\)
    • Insert SD card into device (location of where SD card gets inserted depends on device)
    • To launch process, device must have a charged battery or cradle
    • To launch process, navigate on device (desktop > mydevice>sdcard>OSUpdate folder) and select the shortcut within this folder which the name ends with “ _SD”
      (i.e., 92N0c70Ben_SD)
    • Selecting this icon will launch the OSUPdate process and when completed, device will reboot.
       
  • WM:
    • Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to a folder on the PC
    • Unzip file to folder, once unzipped, you will see the individual files of OSUpdate needed to reload OS.
    • Insert SD card into PC and copy all of the individual OSUpdate files from the PC to the root of the SD card. (\sdcard\) NOTE: files must be loose within root directory. not within a folder. (i.e., \sdcard\ StartUpdLdr.exe)
    • Insert SD card into device (location of where SD card gets inserted depends on device)
    • To launch process, device must have a charged battery or cradle
    • To launch process can be done in 2 ways (either way will work)
      • navigate on 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 process starts.
    • When the OSUPdate process is completed, device will reboot.
       
  • Android:
    • Download appropriate OS package (zip file) from Support Site to a folder on the PC
    • Insert SD card into PC and copy zip file from the PC to the root of the SD card. (\sdcard\)
    • Insert SD card into device (location of where SD card gets inserted depends on device)
    • To launch process, put the device into Recovery Mode (steps to put into recovery mode depends on device, check manual)
    • Use navigation buttons to select install from sdcard
    • Use navigation buttons to select zip file to launch 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