It had to do with Appforge's license manager that would think it's on a new phone and promptly die. As you may know Appforge has closed its doors and Oracle that bought its assets has distanced itself from this (appforge) issue.
-> Why do this firmware update?
I used to have a Treo 600. I downloaded a "firmware upgrade" from the Palm site. After I installed it, my phone became very unstable, dropping calls and refusing to run much software, including all that required the AppForge Crossfire client. Since I needed this software for work, I tried to get the upgrade uninstalled. Palm said it couln't be done, so I upgraded to a Treo 700p at a cost of nearly $600. They gave me a $40 trade-in allowance on the old phone. My old phone would have been perfectly good if I did not install the firmware upgrade.
Now Palm is pushing a firmware upgrade for the Treo 700p. I am afraid to install it. Has anyone else had trouble with Palm firmware upgrades and do you think that Palm is deliberately publishing false upgrades that destroy phones in order to sell new hardware?
Also, have you run across other upgrades that damage equipment?