Prepare for an OS update by noting your handheld's make and model number.Though Palm's current release is version 4.1 (version 5 will be available shortly), the latest OS may not be appropriate for your machine.The procedure for upgrading your OS is simple, but naturally differs by manufacturer.Make sure to check the instructions that come with the download. Handera devices require a memory extension card before installing the update.Version 4.1 chiefly consisted of fixes to bugs that could cause third-party applications to crash.
Handspring suggests buying third-party software to give your PDA the capabilities of later OSs, adding to the cost of running this device.
The upgrades you may be interested in are OS versions 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1, and any intermediate releases, such as 3.5.1.
Here's how to find your current version: Palm made mostly internal changes in version 4.0 that supported development of more advanced devices.
Press the TO-DO button on screen to run the updater. Install the file on the handheld and run the updater. In addition providing to Palm OS upgrades, Handera, Handspring, Palm, and Sony have released other patches for their models.
Finally, restore your data and delete the OS update from the memory card. Quite a few of these updates fix incompatibilities with Windows XP.