Convert Your Honeywell/Intermec CN51 to Android with OS Conversion License

Posted November 12, 2014

Honeywell has announce a new expanded operating system conversion capability for their CN51 enterprise mobile device. This new software conversion allows customers to purchase devices with an operating system that supports their existing application software, while enabling them to migrate to newer applications in the future to take advantage of the latest system enhancements and preserve their hardware investment.

Any CN51 originally shipped from the factory with Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 may be converted in the field to Android by purchasing the CN51 Android Conversion License (P/N 238-000-002), applying the license per the included instructions, and loading the new Android software. The Microsoft WEH 6.5 Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label must be removed from the battery compartment on CN51 devices running Android. It is recommended that the customer retain the COA for possible later reapplication should the device be reverted to WEH 6.5.

CN51 converted to Android per the above procedure may be reverted to WEH by simply loading the WEH software via SD card per standard practice. An additional file is required on the SD card to inform the bootloader how to handle the card content. This file is available upon request from Product Support. CN51s reverted in this manner must have their original COA reapplied.

Any CN51 that originally had Android installed is not capable of being changed over to WEH 6.5.

For assistance with as OS conversion or finding the right mobile device for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.

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