[maemo-users] unable to get into flashing mode on N800

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Mar 6 19:59:25 EET 2009
On Mar 6, 2009, at 12:45 PM, Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:

> 2009/3/6 Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com>:
>> On Mar 6, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
>>>       the subject line says it: I can't get my N800 into flashing  
>>> mode
>>> by holding down Home key when pressing power button. What are my
>>> options
>>> for reflashing the tablet?
>> Is it plugged into USB (it wont enter "flashing mode" unless it's
>> connected to USB)? If so, are you sure you have the right "Home" key
>> (it's the one with the house on it)?
> I usually use a different, easier, safer method:
> turn off the tablet,
> disconnect it from the charger,
> connect it to the PC via USB
> run the flasher on the PC in root
> connect the tablet to the charger.
> It will turn on in flash mode automatically.

It's actually not safer. The argument I've heard from Nokia engineers  
is that there's a chance that if the power goes out (charger  
unplugged, power outage, etc), that the flashing could fail, and if it  
fails while flashing NOLO . . . let's just say it's a good idea to  
stick to the Nokia-recommended procedure.

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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