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  Reply # 295827 3-Feb-2010 20:45 Send private message

I'm still sitting on that one....
I refuse to pay $30 to $40 shipping for a $40 case.

But I need to get one...my mate who I shipped of these in for, he dropped his and has seriously scratched it.




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  Reply # 297266 9-Feb-2010 00:21 Send private message

Well...I thought it was about time to flash my N900...
Formating and reinstalling the firmware on Symbian is easy, but with Maemo it requires using CLI...
So I carefully followed instructions, and in the end it as actually rally easy, quick and painless...

Before I flashed, I noted everything done, all my apps, favorites, I exported my contacts etc etc in preperation...
But I also used the default N900 'backup' app...

And Wow!

That backup app is brilliant!

I needed to save nothing...having the backup did everything!
The backup did the following:
- Contacts completely restored, including additional IM details
- Apps, remembered list, downloaded and installed (after I approved)
- Desktop, restored to exactly how it was
- Website favorites
- RSS feeds
- System preferences
- Email an IM accounts
- Website logins and passwords

It did everything!
Painless!

With my old N97 and Symbian...formating and reinstalling the firmware was technically easier and less scary, but is far far more time consuming, as once done, you then have to spend lots of time reinstalling apps, seting up IM and email accounts, changing/personalising system setings, importing contacts etc etc...

Brilliant app.

Anyone wants help with flashing their N900 give me a buzz.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  Reply # 297270 9-Feb-2010 01:11 Send private message

euanandrews: Anyone wants help with flashing their N900 give me a buzz.


any chance you could put a link to the instructions in the 1st post? although I don't want to flash mine just yet it would be handy to know how and having a link in the 1st post would be invaluable.



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  Reply # 297342 9-Feb-2010 11:38 Send private message

e
kitretter:
euanandrews: Anyone wants help with flashing their N900 give me a buzz.


any chance you could put a link to the instructions in the 1st post? although I don't want to flash mine just yet it would be handy to know how and having a link in the 1st post would be invaluable.

Yeah ok.
I'll have to attach a warning to it though, as I read if you stuff it up, you can brick your device.




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  Reply # 297343 9-Feb-2010 11:49 Send private message

euanandrews: e
kitretter:
euanandrews: Anyone wants help with flashing their N900 give me a buzz.


any chance you could put a link to the instructions in the 1st post? although I don't want to flash mine just yet it would be handy to know how and having a link in the 1st post would be invaluable.

Yeah ok.
I'll have to attach a warning to it though, as I read if you stuff it up, you can brick your device.


yeah fair enough. I'd say anyone wanting to flash their N900 knows the consequences if you stuff it up. i'm loving all the updates for apps that keep pouring through but i wish they would make the calendar and conversations widgets smaller or customisable so you can reduce their size



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  Reply # 297409 9-Feb-2010 16:07 Send private message

Links to flashing the N900 now added to the first post.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  Reply # 297410 9-Feb-2010 16:09 Send private message

c71931f: In regards to cases, would something like Nokia N900 case not be good enough? :)

Looks good, but not what I am after...
Personally, I want a fully enclosed case so  protect the screen, hence I will likely get the official N900 case CP-321.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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  Reply # 298324 12-Feb-2010 12:49 Send private message

Hi all,
just wanted to share some stuff I have found useful when installing games and doing alot of complicated moving of files to hidden folders etc.
Installed Winscp on my pc with win 7 on it, avail from
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
this is a secure file transfer program that uses SSH so you can browse your N900 on a pc via wifi.
You need to have root access so install rootsh though most of you sound as if you did this early on. Also install openSSH on your n900and set password. ALso install personal IP widget.
Then when you use winscp just put in ip address for host, root for name and password and you have pc root access to any file. I had trouble understanding all those linux move commands etc.
By doing this I was finally able to get the wiimote re configured to play SNES games after stuggling with some of the complicated instruction from the lads at Maemo.org. ALso have got quake 3 from my pc onto the n900 playing smothly with auto aim and accelerometer control. YAy!

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  Reply # 299049 15-Feb-2010 12:46 Send private message

hey guys

i ve tryed searching for a 3rd party software so i can add groups etc to my contacts but couldn't find any .can sum-one please let me know?

thanks




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  Reply # 299050 15-Feb-2010 12:48 Send private message

Pity the handset does not support STK






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  Reply # 299378 16-Feb-2010 01:38 Send private message

Well that did not last long...

It appears Maemo has just become extinct.

The Intel platform Moblin and Nokias Maemo is to merge into a new platform called MeeGo.

Hmmmmmm......




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  Reply # 299459 16-Feb-2010 11:25 Send private message

oh well it looks like meego will work fine on the n900 anyway so it'll just involve changing OS at some point down the line...

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  Reply # 299479 16-Feb-2010 12:44 Send private message

Lots of new stuff coming for our Maemo 5 phones till then, did you check out Nokia Conversations and that Roller Coaster game. Good move if they want to run with Android and Apple this year. Go open source!

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  Reply # 299650 17-Feb-2010 01:16 Send private message

A new firmware update is now available, which according to reports, is a minor bugfix update. 
PR 1.1.1 (version 3.2010.02-8) 
16.2MB

To what I read, it is also required in preparation for another much larger firmware update, PR 1.2, which will provide QT support.

The update also adds a widget to the first screen pointing to MeeGo

Changelog

And more breaking  news!

Nokia is dropping the Maemo 6 brand! (not the product or development, just  the name)
Maemo 6 is now instead to be called MeeGo
Source found here




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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