Perhaps one advantage of the Nokia N900 with its Maemo platform is the ability to upgrade firmware wirelessly, or commonly called Over The Air (OTA). In addition to faster, more secure this way as well when the user is doing in mobile.
For users who enjoy tinkering with gadgets, here is an alternative way that can be used to flash the N900. But remember, these tips developed by a third party. Nokia itself does not recommend it.
Keep in mind, the worst risks of flashing is the total dead cell phone, if the process failed (broke up in the middle of the road). So, make sure the battery is fully mobile. If you have, prepare mentally and follow the steps that were taken from the following Maemofanatics blog.
Download the following link,
http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/maemo-dev-env-downloads.php, to get an application called Maemo Flasher 3.5.This application serves to flash our phones, depending on the OS that we use. Can Windows, Mac or Linux. Flasher version so choose, according to the OS are used. When finished immediately install the application.
Download the latest firmware choice of several existing firmware. We recommend that you select the firmware reads the Global releases, compared to experiencing a different keyboard layout problems in every country.
:If you are connected, follow these steps. This is the most important part:
3. When the USB cable connected, N900 will send the signal in the upper right side, as a sign ready in a flash.
4. Remove the 'U'
Open the Flasher Maemo 3.5. The default is on Start > All Programs > Maemo > Maemo 5.3 Flasher
Remember the firmware downloads on the second step? Immediately move the results file downloads to the same folder with application Flasher Maemo 3.5.
Step 8:When image files have been moved to the same folder with Flasher Maemo 3.5, type the following command. This is an example when file downloads done, 'Flasher-3.5-F RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin-f-R "(important note: do not enter any commands, or Flasher will not work).
Step 9:If eight steps above done correctly, Maemo 5.3 Flasher will work.Within 3-5 minutes, the installation process will be completed. After that the phone will restart itself, and the Nokia N900 back to the initial setting. Only then disconnect the phone connection with a PC.
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*Yes, You Can Do It!!