How to Install Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM on HP iPAQ Hx4700
If you have an old HP iPAQ Hx4700 Pocket PC and you want to give it a new life, you might be interested in installing Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM on it. This is a custom ROM that was developed by a user named Alkor on XDA Forums[^1^] [^2^]. It is based on Windows Mobile 5.2.19209 (Build 19184.108.40.206) and it has many features and improvements over the original ROM, such as:
Support for SDHC cards up to 32 GB
Improved performance and stability
Updated drivers and applications
Enhanced user interface and graphics
Built-in GPS support
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM on your HP iPAQ Hx4700 using the ROM Update Utility (RUU). Before you proceed, make sure you have the following:
A fully charged HP iPAQ Hx4700 with the original ROM version 2.01[^4^]
A Windows PC with ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center installed
A USB cable to connect your device to your PC
A backup of your data and settings on your device
The Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM file, which you can download from here[^1^]
The RUU file, which you can download from here[^4^]
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:
Extract the Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM file to a folder on your PC.
Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable and wait for ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center to recognize it.
Run the RUU file on your PC and follow the instructions on the screen.
Select the option to browse for a ROM image file and locate the Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM file that you extracted earlier.
Click Next and accept the terms and conditions.
The RUU will start flashing the new ROM image to your device. Do not disconnect or turn off your device during this process.
When the flashing is complete, your device will reboot automatically.
You can now enjoy Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM on your HP iPAQ Hx4700.
We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below or visit the XDA Forums[^1^] [^2^] for more information and support.Here are some more paragraphs for the article:
How to Use GPS on Windows Mobile 6.1
One of the advantages of Windows Mobile 6.1 Alkor ROM is that it has built-in GPS support for your HP iPAQ Hx4700. This means you can use your device as a navigation system with various applications and maps. Here are some steps to enable and use GPS on your device:
Go to Start > Settings > System > GPS.
Select the GPS Program Port as COM4 and the Hardware Port as COM3.
Set the Baud Rate to 4800 and click OK.
Go to Start > Programs > GPS Test and wait for your device to acquire a GPS signal. You should see your latitude, longitude, altitude, speed and other information on the screen.
Once you have a GPS signal, you can use any compatible application or map to navigate with your device. Some examples are Google Maps, Bing Maps, TomTom Navigator, Garmin Mobile XT, etc.
How to Optimize Battery Life on HP iPAQ Hx4700
The HP iPAQ Hx4700 has a powerful 624 MHz processor and a large 4-inch VGA screen, which can consume a lot of battery power. However, there are some tips and tricks to optimize the battery life of your device and make it last longer. Here are some suggestions:
Adjust the screen brightness and timeout settings. Go to Start > Settings > System > Backlight and lower the brightness level and reduce the timeout duration.
Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use. Go to Start > Settings > Connections > Wireless Manager and tap on the icons to toggle them on or off.
Disable unnecessary notifications and sounds. Go to Start > Settings > Sounds & Notifications and uncheck the boxes for events that you don't need.
Close unused applications and free up memory. Go to Start > Settings > System > Memory and tap on Running Programs. Select the applications that you want to close and tap on Stop All.
Use power saving modes and profiles. Go to Start > Settings > Power and select a power saving mode or create a custom profile that suits your needs.
We hope these tips will help you extend the battery life of your HP iPAQ Hx4700. If you have any other suggestions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below or visit the XDA Forums for more information and support. ec8f644aee