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  Reply # 288226 8-Jan-2010 16:47
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Cheers guys, glad you all enjoyed.

I apolagise for the lousy formating, hard to read when you can't tell whe one section ends and the next begins...

Initially when I first posted, I wanted to break down the sections by using Bold for section titles, and Underline for each point in each section...but Geekzone's TinyMCE editor uses SPAN instead...so I could not initially get Underline to work to break up the sections for easier reading...

I asked MF about this, he explaind that to me, and recommened I use Windows Live Writer, which I have now downloaded and just ested out for editing that very post...and vola, it is now broken up for easier reading using Underline.

Yay.




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 # 288238 8-Jan-2010 17:26
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Yep I agree. First class review and very interesting comparing how I feel about my fantastic little toy to how others feel. Well done.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 288241 8-Jan-2010 17:48
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kitretter:
GEONXT: Mod colour notification light. I have a green light for emails now and purple for sms white for calls.
Mod boot screen removed Nokia hands and added custom Maemo splash screen.
Mod power button to add more function have added a reboot button option so i dont have to shutdown and start again.

This has lead me to realize that if you have the understanding of how to mod you will truly get 100% satisfaction from this unit.


Any chance you could post up how to do these mods?



All credit to this post, you will find a few in this will post the boot screen when i find the thread

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=39565

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  Reply # 288401 9-Jan-2010 11:40
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well done Euan, an exhaustive and enthusiastic review! you will give that ruskie at mobile review a run for his money.congratulions.still loving my N900 and for some reason since my holiday it now is playing nice with the nokia car kit.maybe peace in the middle east will follow. . .

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  Reply # 288423 9-Jan-2010 13:06
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Noticed a lot of the catalogues are down for over twelve hours? hopfully big updates.

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  Reply # 288428 9-Jan-2010 13:16
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Great review their Euan,

I no this is not a bigger for most of you guys and girls out there but is there a PROGRAM that will upload pictures and video's directly to PC i had to email them to myself to get them. just a pain as it has been crashing from time to timeaswell. As we know that PC suite and OVi suite is not fully compatible as yet.

Cheers

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  Reply # 288440 9-Jan-2010 14:14
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GEONXT: Noticed a lot of the catalogues are down for over twelve hours? hopfully big updates.
They've been moving their servers.

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  Reply # 288445 9-Jan-2010 14:52
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GEONXT: All credit to this post, you will find a few in this will post the boot screen when i find the thread

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=39565


cheers for that dude. Euan, I recommend this thread link is added to the 1st post as its for the "N900 Mods" thread on Maemo.org



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  Reply # 288462 9-Jan-2010 16:19
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temon01: Great review their Euan,

I no this is not a bigger for most of you guys and girls out there but is there a PROGRAM that will upload pictures and video's directly to PC i had to email them to myself to get them. just a pain as it has been crashing from time to timeaswell. As we know that PC suite and OVi suite is not fully compatible as yet.

Cheers

Um....ya know a program is not required to get your media off the N900 onto you PC yeah?

If you connect the N900 to your PC using USB, ya get a choice of either Mass Stolrage Mode or PC Suite Mode...
Just select Mass Storage Mode and the Nokia N900 will show up on your PC within Windows Explorer just like a hard drive...
Then go to the folder where ya desired files are, and copy and paste what you want.

Also, Nokia PC Suite does work with the N900, just not all functions...
I use PC Suite to tether my N900 to my PC to use Mobile Broadband on my HTPC.




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 # 288464 9-Jan-2010 16:25
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kitretter:
GEONXT: All credit to this post, you will find a few in this will post the boot screen when i find the thread

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=39565


cheers for that dude. Euan, I recommend this thread link is added to the 1st post as its for the "N900 Mods" thread on Maemo.org

I agree, it is done.
I will tidy it up and hyperlink it once I get on my HTPC...still have yet to figure out this mouse/gestures to be able to select a word and hyperlink it on my N900...frustrating.




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 # 288469 9-Jan-2010 16:52
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kitretter:
GEONXT: All credit to this post, you will find a few in this will post the boot screen when i find the thread

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=39565


cheers for that dude. Euan, I recommend this thread link is added to the 1st post as its for the "N900 Mods" thread on Maemo.org


So what colour did you change did you add reboot? seems pretty complex to read but once you get in there its reall easy. the boot screen link
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=32935

If any one finds any other mods pls post looking for the one to change the name at top from voda to whatever i like.

Also Euan I find using the large up arrow at the bottom left easy with the on screen mouse for copy or highlite it often does not always show the text as highlited but does anyway works for me. does everyone also know double tap ctrl for uper case and double tap function key for numeric locks so you dont have to hold down.



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  Reply # 288474 9-Jan-2010 17:15
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Yeah, I knew those, and know a couple others too...
I will add a tips/shortcuts section to the first post, and list them all as we post them.
I have also seen the instructions for modding your netqwrok provider name...I will add a link to that too.




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 # 288475 9-Jan-2010 17:17
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temon01: Great review their Euan,

I no this is not a bigger for most of you guys and girls out there but is there a PROGRAM that will upload pictures and video's directly to PC i had to email them to myself to get them. just a pain as it has been crashing from time to timeaswell. As we know that PC suite and OVi suite is not fully compatible as yet.

Cheers


There is the Petrovich app that sends files via bluetooth betwen devices, if your comp is blutooth or you have a dongle try that.

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  Reply # 288477 9-Jan-2010 17:25
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hey cheers for the info.



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  Reply # 288542 9-Jan-2010 21:40
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Okey dokey...

I have updated the thread first post again, adding loads of info, including:

Customization tips and hacks:
Powatool (app for customizing the N900)
Custom Operator Name Applet (app)
N900 MODS - Share your MODS (Maemo.org thread) including:
- Added 'reboot' function to power button
- Modified LED colours and vibrations
- Extended Keyboard Shortcuts
- Swap Fn and Shift keys
- Hackd FM ransmitter with RDS
How to personalize your N900 (Maemo.org Wiki) - not fully populated yet
N900 Hardware Hacking (Maemo.org Wiki) - not fully populated yet
Themes
Remapping your keyboard
Device boot video
Move apps around in apps folder
Creating custom folders and rearranging main menu icons/apps
Red Pill Mode
(disables deafult safety so one can install Deb files) 
How to send SMS to multiple contacts at once

Shortcuts:
- Long pressing the Menu/multitasing shortcut/icon will bring you back to your desktop
- Double tap ctrl for upper case (to stay on without needing to hold down)
- Double tap function key for numeric locks (to stay on without needing to hold down)
- Shortcuts and gestures  (Maemo.org Wiki)
- ctrl +shift +p = screenshots

Commands:
Maemo Linux Commands

Sites of interest:
Maemo.org - The Maemo community hub
NokiAAddict - Recommended downloads
Mobile Users - Tips/instructions for looping the desktop wallpaper properly
Maemo N900 Wiki - Has everything about the N900

I will keep looking for more...found a couple really informative sites...




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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