| | 08-22-2007, 08:54 AM Thread Author #1
8830 OS update with VMware Fusion...not:-(
Well I decided to try updating the Verizon 8830 with my MacBook 2.0 ghz, intel core duo 2, 2 gig ram.
I switched from Parralels to VMware Fusion. I could not get the USB connection working very well. So far with Fusion everything has been working...desktop manager syncing, and I also use SplashId password protector program and syncing.
So I took the plunge to use the Mac to update the OS. I used desktop manager, followed it through the step by step process. Made a back-up of everything (however jumping to the end of the story, when I recovered it didn't reload SplashId or YahooGo...the only two apps I've loaded on to the 8830)
The process seemed to fail at the step of initializing the 8830 after the new OS was downloaded. A funny little icon shows up on the 8830 screen which means no OS on the device, there was a number also...I think 570.
My only guess is that the USB connection fails.
Well I thought I was screwed, but I re-ran the install on a Windows machine and it worked fine. I then connected back to the Mac to do the restore since the file was in the Mac. That work except I have to reload Splashid and YahooGo (well may not reload YahooGo...not that useful) I'm wondering if I missed an option in the the restore process for 3rd party apps (?) I will check into it. I'm just relieved to be up and running again, but sad that I needed a windows machine.
I also have a Garmin GPS, but given this experience, I'll wait for an update of Fusion before I try using the Mac to update it.