Newton OS: Determining Which OS Version & System Update Is Installed

This article explains how to determine which Newton OS version, and system update is installed on the MessagePad.
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To determine which version of the Newton OS is installed in the MessagePad:

1) Tap Extras to open the Extras Drawer.
2) The MessagePad has version 2.x Newton OS installed if:
- you see an Information button and Rotate button in the lower left corner of the Extras Drawer
- you see a folder tab at the top of the Extras Drawer
- you see a Folder button, Routing button, and Close box below the battery gauge, in the lower right corner of the Extras Drawer.
3) The MessagePad has version 1.x Newton OS installed if
- you see only a Close box next to the battery gauge in the lower right corner of the Extras Drawer

Note: The eMate 300 ships with Newton OS version 2.1.


To determine which system update is installed in the MessagePad:

Newton OS 1.x
1) Tap Extras to open the Extras Drawer.
2) Tap Preferences. A screen appears with several Topics.

The ROM version and update are listed at the bottom of the screen. The update is located between the parentheses.

Newton OS 2.x
1) Tap Extras to open the Extras Drawer.
2) Tap the information button and , in the list that appears, tap Memory Info.

A slip appears which displays the ROM version, and update. The update is located between the parentheses.
Published Date: Feb 18, 2012