the Wait Symbol of your e740/e750 (FREEWARE)
allows you to change the Wait Cursor or Symbol from Pocket PCs running
Pocket PC 2002 or Windows Mobile 2003 (No SE). 24 Wait cursors available in
this version. (Screen shot)
Thoughts about Toshiba's Pocket PCs
"Toshiba (puh-tuhy! May they rot in hell...) has completely abandoned every Pocket PC they ever manufactured, except their current e800 line. I'm not too certain they won't do the same thing with that line of PPC's as soon as they release a new line, so be careful when you purchase a Toshiba Pocket PC. They rarely, if ever, release updates, fixes or patches for their Pocket PC's; and usually have to be threatened, ganged up on, or otherwise harassed in order to get them to do ANYTHING. Toshiba is the epitome of poor Pocket PC Support (may their names be forever cursed...) Yeah... I used to own a Toshiba PPC. Never again...
Toshiba (I'd spit again, but I'm out...) argued this to its customers. They begrudgingly released PPC2002 EUU2 and EUU3 updates for most of their PPC's, all the while claiming that they really didn't HAVE to, but did due to customer pressure."
These words have been taken form the most recent article of Christopher
Spera, Columnist of PocketNow.
Bravo Chris... well said.
database format is not compatible with Pocket PC 2002
has changed the database (.cdb) file format for a new one used in
Windows Mobile 2003 and which is not compatible with Pocket PC 2002.
Now developers have to decide if they want to create two versions of
the same tool, one for PPC2002 and another for WM2003 or just one
for the latest OS WM2003. This is another problem that Toshiba e740s
users will find when they are buying Databases, they will have to
look for versions compatible with Pocket PC 2002 and soon it will be
hard to find new programs because programmers wont design for a
market that is dying.
I have been programming database tools and being an ex Toshiba e740
owner I have created version of my programs for the old Pocket PC
2002 ;). Here are links to those tools: CTDrugs,
CTFood and CTDVDData.
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Messenger client service software by October 15, 2003.
USB Hard Drive
This hard drive require
the Expansion Pack (which provides a VGA
graphical interface) or a Toshiba USB Host cable Part Number
PA3243U-1ETC. Of course this cable is cheaper than the Expansion
Linux installed in a
It's just a project that
needs your help. If you feel that you can help to this project
donating some money please, check this
is a very useful program that will allow you to keep different
Networks profiles in your e740. (Thanks to Keith W. Bacon for
Finally 1.0623.0409 released in USA! (07/28/03)
An this is funny, Today I
got a report from an Italian e740 owner who received his e740 from
Toshiba with a new ROM installed version 1.0624. Update: the
1.0624 seems to be just an update relative to e740s with a different
e740 High-Capacity Battery Notice (Recall)
Check the serial number
on your high-capacity battery. The serial number is located on back
of the High Capacity Battery. If the serial number of the High
Capacity Battery does not end with the letter "A", then the battery
will be replaced.
Toshiba Wireless Projector Utility for Windows Pocket PC 2002
(v184.108.40.206; 07-11-2003; 373K) Toshiba has released
this new tool for those users with a wireless projector. What
do I think about this? Like one of the this page fans said to me:
Ironically enough, they (Toshiba USA) still have not released the 23
consumer ire over Pocket PC upgrade (Article from TheInquirer.net)
Toshiba's statement about the Windows Mobile 2003 for Toshiba e740
published in The Register.
Of course this is not
what all we are waiting for. The issue that Toshiba is telling that
(check this other
the "utilities includes enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality,
and Toshiba is offering e740 owners an updated Bluetooth app which
exceeds Microsoft Bluetooth utilities in terms of functionality"
is proving a total ignorance from Toshiba about what the new
features in Windows Mobile 2003 are. Just the Zero Configuration
feature is 100 times more flexible and friendly that all that
Toshiba has included up to this moment in the ROM of the e740s and
in my opinion the BlueTooth configuration program in the WM2k3 is
much better also than what Toshiba is supplying.
1.0623.0409 Finally officially released in Europe.
Finally we can know what this version fixed according to Toshiba Web Site in
Europe. The USA division has not released yet any update as usual.
1.Support RAW IR read / write mode
2.Fixed USB ActiveSync disconnect sometimes due to OEMidle timer counter may be incorrect.
3.Update Data Backup application 1.03
4.Double check the value of gas gauge to avoid sometimes HDQ signal is not ready
5.Modify welcome.exe and add in MISC.bin to solve the issue in European language that cold boot and power off/on will cause touch panel disable of upper two-thirds of the whole panel
Do you want to write a review about your experiences using the
Toshiba e74x/e750 and how you have been treated by Toshiba?
Here is a little sample
of one of the review I have read.
"This unit has
had more bugs than the dirtiest restaurant in town. However, the
most frustrating part is that Toshiba will not communicate with its
consumers about what they are doing or planning to do to remedy the
problems. They have lied to, hidden the truth from, and ignored
their customers. I have never had an experience with a company quite
like I have with Toshiba...it will be my last experience, I assure
you. Avoid any PDA from Toshiba as if it were the plague; because
after spending your money, that's exactly how Toshiba will be treat
you! - Semper Fi "
for Toshiba to Support Their Customers
Dear Toshiba. The reason we are writing this petition is to
express our extreme dissatisfaction and disappointment with your
handling of the Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC upgrade.
This follows a long list of grievances that the Toshiba e700 and e300 series communities have
had with you and now we would like to air them out to you in this
public forum in hope that we can come to resolution on our expensive
The Toshiba e740 PDA was your flagship product for a solid year.
It was the first PDA on the market with the advanced PXA250 400mHz
X-Scale processor and built in WiFi. After its release, it was
discovered that the operating system at the time was not ready for the
processor and there was little or no improvement. We accepted
this as the cost of being early adopters. After all, the e740
was fully capable of being upgraded to the newest Pocket PC operating system when it was
released. Likewise, the e310, utilizing the 300 MHz version of the
processor, would reap similar benefits from an updated operating
system. You have not given us the option of this upgrade.
Calls to customer service are a joke. We have been told so
many different things by so many different people that it is obvious
whoever is in charge of making decisions in your company have been
making no decisions. And if that is not true, you may wish to inform
your customer service representatives what those decisions are.
People have been told by customer service sometimes that they don't
know what the Windows Mobile 2003 is. They have been told sometimes that
they are as baffled as we are as to why the operating system is not
being offered to us. And we have been told we should take our
$600 units, many purchased within the last six months along with hundreds of dollars of
accessories, and trade it in for a paltry $64 to Toshiba and buy the
This type of conduct is completely unreasonable. If you are
not going to release this OS for us, we deserve to know in clear
terms. We would still be complaining, but at least we would
know where you stand. As it is, we're not sure, but we're also pretty sure if you were going to
give us an update, we wouldn't be forced to write this petition.
And the lack of an OS update for the e740 and e310 is only the first
in a long line of slights you have given us. The e310 was not given the EUU3 initially, until there was a loud
call from the community that they needed the update like everyone
else. The e740 users have waited patiently while your customer
service reps blamed us for known bugs in your unit. This is including, but not
limited to fonts on the Today Screen and Start Menu changing to
white for no reason, ActiveSync turning on and off repeatedly,
battery meter giving false readings of 1%, and actual defective batteries.
Some of these bugs were blamed on users leaving memory cards in the
device and others were blamed on third party software. It is
interesting, that while Toshiba would never take any blame over the
phone or in internet chat sessions, they quietly developed updated
ROMs that would eventually solve all of the problems. Toshiba
of America still does not acknowledge the existence of ROM 21 and
ROM 23 despite the fact that they were released in Europe and Australia
respectively and together solve almost every major issue of the
e740. The ROMs are only available in English so your support
for non-English speakers who own your PDAs have been totally abandoned.
There is one last issue that we are waiting to be resolved.
The X-Scale processor, as mentioned before, could not be used at
full potential because Pocket PC 2002 was not designed for it.
Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC has given significant performance enhancement to the
devices it has come out on and even more importantly, is aimed
directly at wireless internet users and the e740 has built in
wireless capabilities that would be far better utilized with the new operating
The PDA community is a very well informed and outspoken one.
We make purchases based on our experience and after careful
consultation of others. Up until now, many of us have had
nothing but optimism for Toshiba, despite the problems we had.
We have been left out in the cold for the final time, however.
We, the undersigned, are hoping that you can see our plea and simply
provide the Windows Mobile 2003 for all of your Pocket PC customers
and not only the most recent ones. You have a long way to go
before restoring our trust in you as a company, but selling us our
updates would be a good first step. We leave it up to you to
decide how far you must go to repair what is becoming a very bad
reputation in the PDA and technology community.
you want to participate in this petition please sign it at this site.
Do you want to know some reasons why you should not buy a Toshiba
Pocket PC? if what you have read in this site is not enough
to change your mind I would recommend you to
read what other users think about Toshiba. And don't think that
if you are a
Toshiba e310/330 owner you have a better luck.
Toshiba Trade in
Program. I called Toshiba's TS asking for the Windows
Mobile 2003 upgrade and they did not give me any useful information
as usual but the guy advised me to check the trade in program as a
way to get a e750 for my e740. I went today to
www.toshiba.tradeups.com to get a quote for my e740 and guess
what... they offered me 64 dollars for my e740 in
And do you know what was the quote for a e750? 63 Dollars! I have to say that this trade in program is ran by 3er company and
basically this company does not sell you a new Pocket PC, what they
do is request from you a prove saying that you just bought a new
Toshiba PDA and then they buy your Pocket PC (that's the information
I got after I called the trade in program to see how it works). What
a shame! Definitively, DO NOT BUY A TOSHIBA PRODUCT! I will
continue my job at this web sites helping other users that
mistakenly bought a Toshiba e740 but I wont recommend anyone to do
the same mistake as we did. And with a release of 2003 upgrade for
our devices Toshiba wont change my mind: I wont buy ever neither
recommend others to buy a Toshiba product again.
Windows Mobile 2003 for e750 upgrade program.
PC 2003 officially will be available from Toshiba in June 23!
I received today this information:
Full details regarding Toshiba's Pocket PC 2003 upgrade program
specific product skus, pricing and terms and conditions will be
made available on June 23, 2003 and be can be found by visiting
www.shoptoshiba.com or by
calling Customer Service at 1-800-TOSHIBA.
Toshiba Customer Relations
Note added 07/01/2003: The upgraded was announced just for Toshiba
e750 and e350 devices.
New Drivers released!
(Thanks to Jeremy Thibodeau for this Tip!)
Bluetooth SD Card Driver (05/02/2003) This driver is
for the Toshiba Bluetooth SD Card. If you have a Bluetooth SD-Card,
you have to install this driver first and the the Toshiba Bluetooth
Bluetooth Stack (04/29/2003) Bluetooth Toshiba Stack
Programs The Bluetooth Toshiba Stack consists of the following four
utility programs: Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth Service Center,
Bluetooth Local COM, LAN Emulation Network Service (LANE Server
Service); Notice: If your Toshiba Computer has not a integrated
Bluetooth module, you need a Toshiba Bluetooth SD Card. This Card
can be used with every Toshiba SD Card drive.
Do you have any
questions to ask Toshiba?
If you have any
questions, complains or anything you would like to tell Toshiba
about these buggy devices (e740s) here is the link you can use to do
1.0623.0409 - New ROM version for Toshiba e740s! Just a week
after the official release of the version 18, I received an email
from one of my web site fans reporting that a friend of him got
installed in his pda the ROM version 23 in Hong Kong. Toshiba, what
a shame! What this fixes is a mystery, but so far I have it
installed and no more white text issue in my Today screen and no
more disconnections while using ActiveSync. The question is, why
Toshiba does not officially release this ROM which fixes these
problems? More than that, HP has released 3 ROM patches in less than
2 months for the HPiPaq 54xx, why Toshiba has released only one ROM
patch in 11 months, having two more ready that have been tested by
users thanks to unofficial releases. Toshiba, I really hate to say
this, but you have the worse Tech Support I ever have seen before.
(A week after this note Toshiba in Australia released the
Portrait 2.1 released!
times I have been asked How to set a chat section between two
Well the answer is simple if you have a e740 with BlueTooth because
the e740 has a chatting tool for this case. But it isn't simple if
you have and e740 with WiFi. In this case you have to use Microsoft
Portrait. Knowing the IP addresses of both PDAs is very easy to
place calls and chat using this software. You can even send files
between two e740s connected via WiFi using Microsoft Portrait. ;)
1.0621.0409 - A new ROM version from Toshiba for e740s!
(this ROM was officially released in Europe, Toshiba USA ignores
this release no making it available in USA site)
Well it's real. Here is
the list of fixes:
Audio Codec didn't turn
off due to side effect of USB Active sync improved function.
Add 300ms delay when
record to avoid record beep sound.
When OS power down
indicate bq2019 entry sleep mode, Solve power down DCR increase
Clear BQ2019 TEMPH
(0x61) register, Solve over Temperature issue.
Turn off AGC and MIC if
we didn't used to improve battery life.
Change read voltage
method to improve battery life.
Set USB_CLIENT_PW to
high when USB disconnected for improving battery life.
Support RAW IR mode.
Keep D+ pin in High to
avoid USB of some machine can't connect.
Removed Intel PCMCIA 8
bit workaround solution.
If you are an owner of a
Toshiba e750 you should keep an eye to this site ;)
ActiveSync 3.7 Released (5/6/03)
Looking for a free WiFi sniffer? then Airscanner(TM)
Mobile Sniffer is the perfect solution for you.
PDA USB Driver for Windows XP, 2000, 98SE - Updated (04/10/03)
I can charge my e740/e750 while I'm traveling.
Well that was one of the first question I had when I bough my e740 and
the answer was simple. I made for my self an External Battery Extender
like this one
around 2 years ago. Since them I have used it in my Cassiopeia
e100, in my iPaq 36xx and recently in my Toshiba e740. If you want to
made one for your self here is an article
with the instructions. But $6.99 and free shipping is a really good
deal taking in consideration that all parts will cost you around 4
dollars in Radio Shack.
excellent article about Networking at Home with BlueTooth .
I liked the idea of having a BlueTooth Modem so I can connect my
e740 without having any PC kept ON so I can use the Shared Internet
Access. Just think about, a WiFi card use around 170 mA of power
versus 40 mA that consumes a Socket BlueTooth CF Card, more than 4
time less power, that means more browsing time without having to
recharge the battery :D
e740 using the same processor than a Toshiba e750: PXA255.
to the guys of www.pocketpctechs.com
participating in this thread
that can be possible. So we have to keep the eyes open for the next
few months and show them that in the e740 community they will find a
good market. Of course if the price is good, in my opinion 200
dollars is not a good price at all. ;)
How to connect an external modem or
a cell phone to a Toshiba
e740? How to connect a serial device if Toshiba e740 does not have a
Well, I put together all the material you
need to accomplish this project including a little tool to hack the
registry in the way is needed. Click here for more
details. (updated 03/07/03)
Programs. - Display name, size and date of installedd programs, -
Uninstall program (better that standard uninstaller)
- Delete the uninstall info only, - Delete the registry key only, -
Find/Remove bad uninstall info, - Find/Remove not valid shortcuts, -
Find/Remove temporary and junk files
In 3 words: A MUST HAVE.
current rebate...turn around time? One more time the
Toshiba's service lets angry many users. It seems that some of them
have been waiting for more than 3 months for the promised rebate. :(
Active Synchronic lose the connection without
have been fixed with the new ROM (1.0623.0409).
USB Expansion Pack
This is a video
demonstrating how to use the USB expansion pack.
You can read the whole article in Spanish using this other link.
The video uses the divx 5.03 which can be downloaded from www.divx.com/divx/
and can be played in your e740 using PocketDivx.
e740 802.1x Wireless LAN Driver Update
Overclocking your Toshiba e740:
Pocket Hack Master
($9.99) (Review)(More information about this utility can be found in this forum),
you can take a full control of the overclocking process, changing
the parameters in any way you like (the end result could be a hard
reset so be prepared). All speeds shown as radio buttons has been
tested in my Toshiba e740 and they work fine.
SpeedStepper: a Free
Utility to Overclock the HP iPaw h1900, this one
includes under "More speeds" the 472 Mhz, so it can be used also in
our e740 and in any XScale at 400 Mhz (Source included), I have seen
reports about the 300 Mhz speed hanging (hard reset) the e740s.
by ImmierSoft ($12.95) : I tested this software in all
possible speeds it works fine in e740s, its safe and very easy to
The safer and faster speed that can be used in Toshiba e740 is 472
Watch if you don't need to keep statistics about the battery
life in your PPC and all you need is a little application giving you
an idea of your battery status, this is the software you need. It
places a little icon in your bottom bar graphically giving you the
power level in your battery.
Ultra-Portable PDA Charger and Synchronizing Cable.
Toshiba Pocket PC USB Host Cable for Pocket PC e330, e335 and e740
This Toshiba Pocket PC USB Host Cable offers the easiest way to connect your Toshiba Pocket PC e330, e335 or e740 to an USB
device, such as a keyboard, mouse or printer. Since all you need is the USB Host cable to add an USB port to your PDA, get this small and lighweight cable with you when you travel.
handheld optical barcode scanner works with Toshiba e740.
thread this scanner can be used in a e740 as a regular barcode
for Toshiba e330, e335 and e740.
now has keyboards available for the e series PocketPC's on
Foldable PDA Keyboard for Toshiba Pocket PC (F8A1500)
Click 'n' Type Keyboard for Toshiba Pocket PC (NW780U) - You
can read a review before you buy it here.
to John.C.Chybinski for sending this information.
USB mass storage
driver!!! Thanks Deje!!!
"The long awaited USB mass Storage driver for PocketPC 2002 This is a driver which enables you to use USB mass storage devices (HD, multimedia Reader, digital camera) with your USB host enabled PocketPC."
Installation: Copy the USBMSC.DLL and USBDisk6.DLL to your PPC windows directory.
Softreset your PDA. Plug in your device. A message box pops up asking for the driver name. Type "usbmsc.dll" and tap on OK.
Please be patient because several devices needs some time to get initialized (digital camera).
In case the driver did not work well the first time try this
trick: Uncompress the usbhdd.zip
file in your PC and copy the usbhdd.vb file to any folder in your
PDA, once there run it (if you get an error saying that no file is
associated with this extension, please install and run this file)
. Warning: This driver can damage your data, don't use it with important data or
You can find more information in this forum.
HOT HOT The new ROM
1.0618.0409 has been released by Toshiba.
-Corrected an issue where WiFi required approximately 5 minutes to obtain new DHCP-supplied IP address when moving from one WiFi network to another.
-Corrected an issue where Pocket Internet Explorer could not access Hotmail and other secure websites without first downloading and installing High Encryption Software.
-Corrected a server synchronization issue.
-Corrected an issue where the battery pack lock did not turn off unit before battery can be removed.
-Corrected an issue where a false low battery message appears when the main battery falls to around 50% remaining.
-Corrected an issue where it was impossible to begin Chat using a Bluetooth SD Card without first downloading and installing a registry patch.
-Corrected an issue where data written to the 340MB IBM MicroDrive could be corrupted when the WiFi antenna switch was on.
-Corrected an issue that caused poor video display performance.
-Improved system performance
-New Media Player with much better performance and a new skin
-New Today theme and new branding
-Pocket Internet Explorer now supports the Tab key
This ROM upgrade is for Windows 2000 and Windows XP Boxes!. So the only alternative for users with
other OS (ME, 9x and NT4) is the installation of new ROM via CF Card
using the procedure described here.
How to modify the Toshiba e740 cradle to
power the e740 via USB. Warning: You
are the only responsible for what you do to your PDA. This process
is not covered by Toshiba's warranty so if something goes wrong you
wont have anybody to help you.
has initiated a voluntary recall.
The reason for the recall is to repair a recharge problem with
the e740's back-up battery that ensures data retention even if the
main battery is fully discharged. Units bearing serial numbers
72014641L through 92042130L are effected.
Toshiba e740 known issues.
These issues have been found in more than 10 different persons and
have been reported in public forums. I'm not posting any issue
without checking it before to be sure that's not an individual case.
.Fonts in Today screen and Start Menu
change the color to white without any reason. This
happens to users with a new ROM (1.0618.0409) installed during
the recall process and Omega Battery Pack, Uptime and other
today screen plugins. This issue
have been fixed with the new ROM (1.0623.0409).
.Action buttons not responding. This happens without any reason
and it's impossible to duplicate. The temporal solution is to
press the record button for a few seconds (note: I found this
solution a long time ago and posted in Brighthand's forum, well,
I sent recently an email about this topic to Toshiba's Tech
support and they recommended me this solution :) ) This issue
have been fixed with the new ROM (1.0618.0409).
.Active Synchronic lose the connection without
reason. At the
beginning many thought that this is a USB driver problem. But it's
not, because the same problem happens while connected via WiFi. This issue
have been fixed with the new ROM (1.0623.0409).
.Poor multimedia performance. This PPC performs worse than ARM
devices while playing movies or games. PocketTV
have released optimized versions for XScale which resolve this
e740 issue. Toshiba's new ROM 1.0618.0409 has a new ATI
driver that has increased the performance of this pda to the
same level than the rest of XScale devices in the market.
But in general, DO NOT expect to see a device
twice faster just because is using a processor running at 400
.The battery meter does not show the real battery
time it falls from 9x % to 1 % even when the unit only have been
used for a few minutes after a full night of charge. Workaround:
put it in the cradle and waited until the green light in LED.
Then go to view the battery meter for a few seconds. Even when
the light is green and showing fully charged, the battery meter
is displaying 1%, then in a few seconds it hits 100%.
More information about this point can be found in this
Up today this issue does not have a solution but if you are having a heap of random acts "hard resets, multiple soft resets, 1% battery problems" it is best to
double check the battery fit/connection.
.Defective Battery: Battery does receive charge over the 80~85
% even after a full overnight charge. Also the battery life is
considerable reduced. Call Toshiba for a fix.
.128 MB SanDisk. At some point of use (In my case it was after
2 weeks of use), this card refuses to work corrupting the
information saved on it. Solution: Replace the card for another
brand. Note: I have not seen any report about this problem yet
in other brands or sizes of this same brand.
More information can be found at PocketPCPassion,
Toshiba e740 forum and Pocketnow's
Portable Keyboard. This wireless keyboard is the first
solution for an e740 portable keyboard. The drivers
for this keyboard allow users to easily work in portrait or landscape
mode (hint: driver works even if you don't have the keyboard). Note
from Manufacturer: Toshiba Owners Toshiba devices should ONLY use the new drivers on our website. The
drivers on the CDROM will not work, and a Hard reset will be required to
remove the CDROM version from the PDA.
You can use a USB
Mouse with your e740! Yes, all you have to do is uncompress this
file, copy the trayapp.exe to your PPC, having the mouse
attached to your USB expansion pack run the trayapp.exe and then tap
on the display once or move the mouse. By doing that the mouse
pointer will be started and calibrated. You can find more
information in the Author's
web page. Thanks to D.Jenett for this nice little tool.
a Floppy Drive to your e740
and it's CE compatible.
e740 has a battery with only 1000 mA so this program is a must have
if you want to keep track of your battery life.
accidentally the record button?
Well the best solution I have found for this problem is to set the record
button to use this little freeware: Poweroff.
Sync Charger for e740 . I just got it today (10/03/2002)
from this site
for a great price, and I think it's a must have. Now I'm charging my
device using the usb power from my laptop. ;) The only bad thing is
that I did not get the USB cigarette lighter adapter that converts
the cable for use in your vehicle.
High Encryption Pack You don't need it any more if you have
a ROM version greater than 1.0618.0409
|e740 review (in Spanish)
How to set a per-to-per connection
(ad hoc) using 802.11b
between your e740 and the Internet Connected PC so you can share the
You can find more useful information about Wireless in the following
to share your Internet Connection in Win2000.
to set the client
has more information about all parameters involved in this
How to get a contrast control in your
Open the registry with a registry editor and go to:
And rename the key Redirect by xRedirect, then soft reset your
pda. You will see the new control at Start\Settings. You can find
this trick included in Tweaks2k2 and you
wont have to edit the registry ;)
for wireless access points in your neighborhood or around the world.
Pharo GPS recommended
byToshiba for e740 (26 June
Pharos Science & Applications Inc. today
announced it has been named the GPS solution recommended by Toshiba
for its new e740 Pocket PC. Pharos products will be the only GPS
solution available for purchase on the Toshiba online retail site.
The Pharos Pocket GPS Navigator lets Pocket PC
users locate their current position, and offers turn-by-turn
directions to addresses or points of interest, including voice
prompts and automatic re-routing. Combined with the Toshiba e740's
400 MHz XScale™ processor and 64 MB of RAM, the combination of the
Pharos Pocket GPS Navigator and the Toshiba e740 creates a powerful
adds support for XScale-based Toshiba e740.
This is the first Control remote software & hardware combo
working on Toshibas e740.
you want to see what is inside of your e740?
Is there a serial port in Toshiba e310/e740?
No, these pdas don't have a serial port. You can find more
information about this topic in this BrightHands
A perfect USB
keyboard to be used with the Expansion Pack.
FAQ for e740
e740 Support Bulleting
Download page for e740
How to rename your Storage cards name.
1- Go to
HKLM\Drivers\PCMCIA\ATADisk and create a
string key called Folder iqual to Storage Card2 (in my
case I named it CF Card)
2- Go to HKLM\Drivers\SD\Detect\99
There you will see a key called Folder=Storage Card2, delete this
key. You can change the value of this key for SD Card if you
like but not Storage Card this name wont work.
Then, take out the CF Card from the slot, leave the SD card in and
soft reset the unit. Keep in mind that if you have programs
installed under Storage Card and you rename it to SD or CF card, you
will need to reinstall all these programs again. This trick is
useful when you have installed every thing on your CF Card under
Storage Card and you want after a while to move every thing to your
SD card without having to install all your programs again but when
you use this trick it breaks the Toshiba backup program. It
appears to be hard coded to search for those factory names.
Solution: use the Pocket
Backup which is better than Toshiba's Backup
to backup and restore the ROM of your Toshiba e740 (lit)
(Thanks to Bo
Short for helping me in the creation of this document and to Thomas
Wolfram for the information at his
page that gave me the idea about this possibility, thanks to
PepeGG who play a main roll in this project) Warning: You
are the only responsible if you corrupt your PDA's ROM. This process
is not covered by Toshiba's warranty so if something goes wrong you
wont have anybody to help you, please DO NOT CONTACT ME in
case of problems because I cant do anything for you, also, DO NOT
CONTACT ME asking for ROM copies. This information was created
during the process of trying to find a way to install LINUX in a
Toshiba e740. I'm not responsible for how you use this information
or any damage your pda can suffer due to this information. An
Spanish version of this same information can be found here.
If you want to see other opinions and information you can check this
thread at BrighHand.