I just uploaded patch 71J059 to http://40hz.org/ and SourceForge:
This patch fixes the Y2010 problem for the US MessagePad 2100. German
and eMate versions are still in the making. The patch is based on the
717260 patch and includes the contents of that patch.
NOTE: THIS PATCH IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY. DUE TO THE COMPLEX
NATURE OF SYSTEM PATCHES, FAILURE TO INSTALL PROPERLY MAY RENDER THE
NEWTON UNUSABLE, RECOVERY REQUIRES A TEMPORARY ROM BOARD SWAP, AND
WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ALL DATA ON THE NEWTON! IF YOU RUN INTO
PROBLEMS, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY!
Even though the patch will not erase any data, a backup or moving
data to memory card prior to applying the patch is strongly recommended.
If all this seems to be too risky, it is important to know that
bricked Newtons can be recovered, and the patch has been tested by a
number of people already. I will probably try to correct the problems
with Avi's original, less sensitive Fix2010 patch later on as a
Many thanks go to Tony Kan, Don Zahniser, Ronnie Simon, William
Ponciengel, Sonny Hung, Rhonda, Greg Goodwin, Stefan Hassenstein and
Grant Hutchinson for testing, and to all of you who have donated via
The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://www.newtontalk.net/
The Official Newton FAQ - http://www.splorp.com/newton/faq/
The Newton Glossary - http://www.splorp.com/newton/glossary/
WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
Received on Sat May 23 08:05:05 2009
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