And the same goes for an upgrade from Windows Phone 7.0, 7.5 or 7.8 to a version 8.x (and above): needs different hardware because of kernel changes. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
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I went to Windows Mobile site and downloaded the Zune software but nothing worked.
I just successfully upgraded my HTC Touch Dual (known as NIKE in other regions) from windows mobile 6.0 to 6.5. I wasted 5 hours at this point when i bricked my mobile because it will not flash correctly.
It took me the better part of 6 hours to fully research and figure out how to do it. So find an old Win XP machine just while you are doing this.
Windows Mobile is an operating system developed by Microsoft.
It is specifically designed for use in smartphones, PDAs and other mobile devices.
Well, to help current Windows Mobile phone owners, Microsoft has posted an update guide that outlines upgrade eligibility.
Alright, so it's no secret that the upgrade path to Windows Mobile 6.5 is pretty limited, but Microsoft has nonetheless gone and laid thing out with another handy upgrade guide to avoid any confusion.
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It should step you through updating your bootloader.
The short of it is that those with Windows Mobile 5.0 or 6.0 devices are flat out of luck if they're looking to upgrade to 6.5 (although they may be able to upgrade to 6.0 or 6.1), while users of Windows Mobile 6.1 devices (but not those aforementioned users that have just upgraded to 6.1) be able to upgrade to 6.5 at some as yet unspecified point in the future.
Right now, that latter group is confined to just eight phones (including the likes of the HTC Dash, Snap and Touch Pro2, and the Samsung Jack and Epix), but Microsoft says more devices may be added at a later date.
This mobile operating system can be downloaded and installed for free.