NX8: WEH->Android

Support Article No. 12466
Latest updated: 2/18/2015


NOTE
: This feature is only available on units purchased with Windows Embedded Handheld.

NOTE: Make sure that you are running the latest version of Windows before converting your unit to Android. You can find the latest version HERE.

NOTE: See KB11453 for latest Android OS.

NOTE: Create a bootable SD-Card before continuing with the update procedure. Use a max. 2GB sd card if possible. Bigger cards can work but some might not.

See KB5795 on how to create a bootable SD card.

Download the latest Android OS files and also the tools on the bottom of this page before starting the update procedure.

  1. Prepare update
    Copy the image files and the tool to a bootable SD Card.

    • 88_XX_XXX.PFU
    • MLO
    • u-boot.bin
    • Update2Android_V1.4.1.exe 

    When the above is done, place the SD card in the terminal.

  2. Launcher Update 
    Launch “File Explorer” and navigate over to the “Storage Card” folder. 
    Launcher update 

    Tap the “Update2Android” file 
    Update2Android 

    Press and hold “Power button + F1 + F2” for more then 8 seconds. Make sure no other buttons are pressed at the same time. When you feel the unit vibrate, let go of the buttons.
  3. Update Complete
    The unit will update and reboot automatically. This is the home screen you should be seeing when the update is complete. 
    Update complete