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Software Update 1.07 (Memory card installer) for Centro for Sprint

Software Update 1.07 (Memory card installer) for Centro for Sprint

Article ID: 5919

Centro_1_07_SPNT_SDupdater.zip (18.4 MB zip file)

Double-click the downloaded file to decompress it. Your computer will unzip the file to a folder containing several individual files.

Description & Features

Released July 22, 2008

What is this software?

This software update is a tune-up that improves email, IM, and general device usability under certain conditions.

The Sprint Palm® Centro? software update 1.07 offers the following performance enhancements:

  • Improved Gmail IMAP compatibility and an updated setup wizard with the new Gmail settings
  • Updated compatibility for Google Mobile Maps My Location feature to approximate your current location ? great for directions, finding nearby restaurants or business, or checking local traffic.1
  • Improved ongoing delivery of email sent to VersaMail accounts using Microsoft's Direct Push Technology via Exchange ActiveSync
  • Bluetooth usability enhancements and updates
  • Sprint TV performance enhancements2
  • Enhanced AOL Instant Messenger performance
  • Improved performance when adding a contact using Mobile Voice Control
  • Improved email attachment handling
  • Changed default camera shutter sound to "ON." Audible shutter "click" will be heard when taking photos
  • Allows Preferred Roaming List updates over the air

1 - Location is an approximation based on digital towers and is not GPS. You will need to download the latest Google Mobile Maps version to your phone after installing the Centro software update. Within wireless coverage area only. Messaging, email, and web require data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. Google Maps for Mobile may not be available for certain areas. Please see Google Mobile Maps for more details.

2 - Sprint TV is available within wireless coverage area only. Requires data service at additional cost. Additional fees required for some services.

Do you need this update?

On your Centro smartphone, press Phone . Then press Menu . From the Options menu, select Phone Info

Look for the Software item. If the version number is lower than 1.07 and the end of the string says SPNT, you should install this update.

System Requirements

  • Install this software on a Centro for Sprint only. The update will not work on any other smartphone.
  • Allow an hour for this update, preferably at a time when you won't be interrupted by phone calls or text messages.
  • This update requires a blank microSD expansion card and a card reader. Please use a standard-sized microSD card between 64MB and 4GB.
  • Make sure you back up your information with a full HotSync operation before updating. This update will erase all data on your device.
  • Plug your smartphone into its AC charger and keep it plugged in throughout the update.
  • Keep an eye on your smartphone during the update. Respond to prompts and alerts in a timely manner.
  • Important: Settings for some applications such as IM are not retained after update process. You will need to re-enter your user data. If you use Email (VersaMail) remember to re-enter your email account password(s). You will need to re-pair any Bluetooth devices.

How To Install

1

Format the memory card (here's how). This will erase all data on the card. Your card needs to be blank before proceeding.

Keep the expansion card in the reader, connected to your computer.

2

On your computer with the expansion card connected, copy the PALM folder in its entirety, with all its subfolders, into the root directory (top level) of the expansion card.

Do not insert the card into your smartphone yet.

3

Connect the USB sync cable to your smartphone, and perform a HotSync operation. Ensure your data has been backed up before proceeding.

Disconnect your smartphone from its AC charger and USB sync cable.

Perform a hard reset (info).

This will erase everything on your device.

4

Connect your smartphone to its AC charger. Do not have the USB sync cable connected to your smartphone.

Insert the expansion card into your smartphone.

The update will begin immediately. Select Proceed when prompted.

The smartphone will reset itself, and the Palm logo will appear onscreen. The update may take a moment to begin.

5

Do not disconnect your smartphone from the AC charger during the update.

The update will take approximately 5 minutes. ROM is updated first, then firmware.

6

Your smartphone will reset itself, and the Palm logo will appear. Allow the unit to complete the reset process.

Then you'll see "Use stylus to tap center of target". Go through this process, and proceed through setup (Quick Tour).

If you experience complications during the update, please contact support at 866-750-7256.

7

Your Centro is now updated.

Connect the USB sync cable and perform a HotSync operation to restore the data you backed up at the beginning.

Check your Phone Info as you did before. The Software item should read Centro-1.07-SPNT.

Finally, reformat the expansion card or delete the files on the card.

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