Graffiti Classic for OS 5

In the mid-2000s, Palm famously redesigned their Graffiti handwriting input system under legal pressure from a competing company. While the changes allowed Palm to continue development and distribution of the Palm OS, many saw them as a step back from their original counterparts.

Fortunately, the change didn't occur until after a few Palm OS 5 devices already shipped with the original Graffiti onboard. As a result, it is possible to take files off a Tungsten T or early Sony Clie and install them on other OS 5 devices, thereby overwriting Graffiti 2 with Original Graffiti.

The replacement files below should work across a range of devices. However, compatibility is not guaranteed and may break your OS! If this occurs, a hard reset will be required to restore full functionality. See the compatibility list below, and login or register to submit your own results!

To install, see our complete step-by-step help guide!

Important: Only install files for the correct version of your OS!



  • Tungsten C
  • Tungsten T2
  • Tungsten T3
  • Tungsten T5
  • Palm TX
  • Sony Clie NX80V
  • Treo 650
  • Zire 71


  • Sony Clie UX40/UX50
  • Palm Z22


OS 5.0 classic-graffiti-for-OS50.zip92K
OS 5.4 classic-graffiti-for-OS54.zip36K

Submitted on April 12, 2022 by

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