Zaurus ROM Update
Zaurus ROM Update
You should update your ROM to 1.11 if you are still on 1.01
Put card_update_3000111.exe onto a Windows machine (you got one of those right?) and run it to extract the files. (it's a self extracting zip file).
Then copy all the extracted files to a SD or CF card (if your windows box has no card reader, then put the memory card into your Zaurus and connect it via USB cable and switch it to share your card instead of your hdd so you can transfer the files directly to the card). Make sure you put the files into the card's root directory, ie don't put them into any folder and don't copy the folder they were in.
The following files should be on the root of your memory card:
o initrd.bin(about 4,337KB) o zImage.bin(about 1,264KB) o mversion.bin(about 16KB) o updater.sh(about 7KB) o hdimage1.tgz(about 19,734KB)
Turn off your Zaurus and disconnect the power cable (and any other cables). Unlock the battery compartment and take it out for about 5 seconds. Put it back in and put the lid back on and make sure to lock it again.
Now make sure your Zaurus is plugged in to the AC power. You don't want to be on battery power and have your Zaurus run out of juice in the middle of the update process (you can kiss your Zaurus goodbye if that happens). Also make sure your card with the update files is inserted.
The charge indicator should be orange now. Hold the "OK" key on the keyboard or the back of the Zaurus and turn on the device with the "On/Off" button.
You should see the maintenance menu and select option 4 to update/flash the ROM. On the next screen, select either 1. CF or 2. SD depending on where your update files are. Now confirm to proceed with the update by selecting Y. Wait about 5 minutes after which your Zaurus should reboot. You're done. You should have 1.11 JP ROM now.