Installing the latest version of Minimo on your Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone requires a handheld running Windows Mobile 5. Earlier versions of the OS are not compatible. Minimo is also not compatible with Windows Mobile Smartphones like the Motorola Q or Samsung Blackjack. If you're unsure if you have a Pocket PC or Windows Mobile Smartphone, click here.
Minimo is distributed in two ways, as a PC installer (which must be run and installed from your Windows PC, an .EXE file), and as a self-installer (which must be transferred to your Pocket PC before it can be installed, a .CAB file). Most users will likely find the PC installer easier to use.
For installation instructions, select which type of file you have to install:
Minimo is installed to your Pocket PC through ActiveSync, the synchronization utility for Windows XP PCs. Using your computer, download Minimo. We recommend downloading to your Windows Desktop so you'll be able to easily find the file later:
Run the Minimo installation file on your PC by double-clicking it on your Windows Desktop. This should be done while your Pocket PC is synced.
The installation program will install files to your computer's hard drive, then establish a link with your Pocket PC, copying the needed files to your handheld's onboard memory:
You'll see a pop-up on the Pocket PC's screen to confirm the installation. Tap "Yes." If you have a flash memory card installed, a second screen will appear allowing you to choose the installation destination, internal memory or flash card. Make your choice and tap Install (keep in mind that you'll need to install Minimo to internal memory if you're using an external Wi-Fi card). Allow the process to complete:
Minimo is now installed. To run the program, locate it in your Programs menu by tapping Start > Programs.
If you would prefer to install Minimo from the Pocket PC itself, you must first move the .CAB installation file to the Pocket PC. Sync your Pocket PC. After synchronization, select the Explore feature from ActiveSync's main screen.
The Explore feature allows you to browse your Pocket PC's internal storage like you would browse your computer's hard drive(s) in My Computer or Windows Explorer. Once the Mobile Device explorer window is open, go to your Windows Desktop, or wherever the Minimo .CAB file is stored. Right-click the file. When the menu appears, select Copy. Return to the Mobile Device explorer window, right-click somewhere in the window, and select Paste:
The .CAB file will be copied to the Pocket PC. Allow this process to complete. Remove your Pocket PC from its cradle or disconnect it from its sync cable. On your Pocket PC, go to File Explorer in the Program folder on the Start Menu.
Find the file you moved in File Explorer. Double-tap it. It will install itself on your Pocket PC and add itself to the Start Menu or the Programs folder.
You're done. Minimo now appears in the Programs menu:
Once Minimo has been installed, feel free to delete the .CAB file from your Pocket PC's memory if you wish.
[ Via: pocketpccentral.net ]