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Below you will find information and links for the latest releases of all operating systems for each platform.

To reflash a device from an Android release ISO:

  1. Burn the ISO to a CD. (Windows) (Mac)
  2. Boot the computer from that CD.
  3. Reset the device (e.g. press the Reset button or remove the battery).
  4. When you first see the SDG logo screen, quickly press the Up button 3 times to enter the reflashing screen.
  5. Connect the device to the computer (which is now booted from the CD) via USB cable.
  6. Flashing will start automatically (you'll see a progress indicator and status messages on the device screen).
  7. The device will reboot when flashing is complete.

Note: SDG Android (AOSP) devices running Android 2.1 release "r2_p0" or later or Android 2.3 r1 or later have a built-in "Check for updates" option in Settings > About phone that allows OTA (over-the-air) updating to the latest release.

 

Android (AOSP) 2.3


Our Android (AOSP) 2.3 releases are available at no charge to existing customers. The upgrade to 2.3 includes performance improvements and enhancements to barcode scanning and RFID.

 

CATCHWELL CW20 - BETA 5

Improvements in this beta include:

  • Many layout bugs were fixed throughout the OS, including the Phone app, USB settings, and Music app
  • Battery capacity reporting is much more accurate (though still not perfect), making CW-20 much more usable
  • Airplane mode now properly restarts the cellular connection
  • SMS should work much better, particularly receiving SMS while the CW-20 is suspended
  • Failover from WiFi to GSM and back now works

For more detailed information about this beta including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

The beta5 build is available as an OTA update for devices currently running Android (AOSP) 2.3 beta1 or higher. To install, go to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

Devices running a pre-release of Android (AOSP) 2.3 must be reflashed using the beta5 ISO image which can be found here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.

 

PIDION BIP-6000 - R16 RELEASE

Changes in r16:

  • Fixed a bug that may prevent the device from establishing a cellular data connection.
  • Cellular signal strength is now more accurately reported.
  • IMEI, IMEI SV, and Baseband version are now displayed correctly.

Other changes in r15:

  • Support for new Broadcom WiFi/Bluetooth chipset, including SoftAP mode, with a couple of caveats:
    • If the device suspends while WiFi tethering is enabled, tethering will fail. Either keep the device from sleeping, or toggle tethering off and back on.
    • WiFi tethering will fail to start if regular WiFi is already enabled, so turn off WiFi before enabling WiFi tethering.
  • Greatly improved WiFi roaming support on devices with AR6002 WiFi
  • Support for new u-blox GPS, including A-GPS support. If the BIP-6000 has a data connection (WiFi or cell), it can speed up time to first fix dramatically.
  • VPNs are now supported
  • USB tethering is now supported
  • Improved reliability of GSM modem data connections
  • Bluetooth headsets no longer emit intermittent bursts of noise
  • Removed support for WiFi networks with hidden SSIDs

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

Users who wish to upgrade from r13 must update manually using the r15 update.zip file or the r16 ISO image. Please see the supplemental “BIP-6000 Android 2.3 r15 Upgrade Notes” for complete details on upgrading devices from r13.

Devices running Android (AOSP) 2.1, a pre-release of Android (AOSP) 2.3, or releases prior to r6 must be reflashed using the r16 ISO image which can be found here (md5 = 6727a5448306560230b09b38ab651747). If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.

 

PIDION BM-170 - R5 RELEASE

Improvements in this release include:

  • Improved battery life
  • Improvements to phone and messaging

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

Devices running Android (AOSP) 2.1 or a pre-release of Android (AOSP) 2.3 must be reflashed using the r5 ISO image which can be found here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.


SDG RAMPAGE 6 - R1 RELEASE

This is the initial release of Android 2.3 for the RAMPAGE 6.

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog from beta releases, please see the complete Release Notes.

Future releases will be available as OTA updates for devices currently running Android (AOSP) 2.3 release r1 or higher. To install, go to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

Devices running a pre-release of Android (AOSP) 2.3 must be reflashed using the r1 ISO image which can be found here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.


Android (AOSP) 2.1


PIDION BIP-6000 - R2_P5 RELEASE

Improvements in this release include:

  • Fixed an issue with memory timing.
  • Fixed an issue with camera preview displaying incorrectly.

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

The r2_p5 release is available as an OTA update for devices currently running r2_p0 or higher. To install, go to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

You can also download the ISO image for this release here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.

 

PIDION BM-170 - R2_P0 RELEASE

Improvements in this release include:

  • Camera app now embeds GPS coordinates in photo EXIF data
  • Updated APN list
  • New "Check for updates" feature for easy over-the-air updates (no more reflashing)

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

Download the ISO image for this release here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.


TRIMBLE NOMAD - R2_P2 RELEASE

Improvements in this release include:

  • Fixed issue where the preview in the Nomad 800 Camera application would freeze after taking a picture
  • The LED flash on the Nomad 900 now activates properly
  • Fixed issue where incremental OTA updates would fail on the Nomad 800
  • Fixed issue where rebooting the device would sometimes fail

For more detailed information about this release including a changelog, please see the complete Release Notes.

The r2_p2 release is available as an OTA update for devices currently running r2_p1. To install, go to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

You can also download the ISO image for this release here. If you have not used an ISO to reflash your device before, please see reflashing instructions at the top of this page.

 

Qtopia 2


TRIMBLE NOMAD - QTOPIA2-7 RELEASE

The Nomad Qtopia2-7 Release is now available for Download:

http://developer.sdgsystems.com/nomad/updates/nomad-900-qt2mt-ang2007.12-7.tgz

This is based on kernel 2.6.32.24. Please note that this release only supports the Nomad 900 series. Full release notes can be found here.

The latest Qtopia2 release that supports the Nomad 800 series can be found here:http://developer.sdgsystems.com/nomad/updates/nomad-qt2mt-ang2007.12-6rc1.tgz

 

Qt Extended 4


TRIMBLE NOMAD - QTEX 4.4.3 RELEASE 1.3.3

The Nomad Qtex-4.4.3-release-1.3.3 Release is now available for Download:

http://developer.sdgsystems.com/nomad/updates/nomad-ang2007.12-qtextended4.4.3-release1.3.3.tgz

This is based on kernel 2.6.32.24, and it uses the UBIFS file system rather than JFFS2.  You will notice better boot performance with UBIFS. You first need to install the latest bootloader release, which supports UBIFS, as follows:

sudo dfu-util -c 2 -a sdgboot -D sdgboot_nomad_v2045.sdg

When the flash of SDGBoot is successful, reboot the device by pressing the power button.  You may then reflash the .sdg files in nomad-ang2007.12-qtextended4.4.3-release1.3.3.tgz in the usual way. Full release notes can be found here.

 

GPE/X11/QT4


TRIMBLE NOMAD - GPE/X11/QT4-R1 RELEASE

The Nomad GPE/X11/QT4-R1 Release is now available for Download:

http://developer.sdgsystems.com/nomad/updates/nomad900-x11-ang2007.12-2.6.32.24-ubifs-20111118-1-R1.tgz

This is based on kernel 2.6.32.24, and it uses the UBIFS file system.  Please note that this release only supports the Nomad 900 series. Full release notes can be found here.

 

PIDION BIP-6000 - GPE/X11/QT4-R1 RELEASE

The BIP-6000 GPE/X11/QT4-R1 Release is now available for Download:

http://sdgsystems.net/gpe/bip6000/bip6000-ang2007.12-2.6.32-x11-nand-20111213-R1.tgz

This is based on kernel 2.6.32.24, and it uses the UBIFS file system.  Full release notes can be found here.