[maemo-community] URGENT! Updating the info for flashing

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Nov 16 08:27:10 EET 2009

ext Timo Pelkonen wrote:
> Isn't the flashing with windows done with NSU?

For what I know (but shame shame I could be wrong) NSU won't flash the eMMC.


> or have I understood something wrong?
> I could take a look at the wiki this evening probably and might do some
> updates to flashing articles.
> -Ossipena
> 2009/11/16 Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com <mailto:quim.gil at nokia.com>>
>     Hi,
>     We will publish officially the Maemo 5 sales release *very soon*. I just
>     overlooked the fact that the public documentation for flashing is quite
>     outdated and many people will look for it e.g. the Summit participants
>     that got a pre-production N900 with beta software.
>     Flasher 3.5 was released recently with support for all linuxes but also
>     Windows and mac OS X:
>     http://maemo.org/news/announcements/maemo_flasher-3-5_tool_final_for_fremantle_and_diablo_released/
>     The software can be downloaded from
>     http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/maemo-dev-env-downloads.php
>     The documentation, however, is only reachable in the installation files.
>     Nothing that Google is aware of.
>     Because of this, http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware is
>     outdated specially for Windows and Mac users.
>     http://wiki.maemo.org/Flasher is ok-ish for core Linux users since the
>     3.0 instructions mostly work for 3.5 without changes, but it says
>     nothing about Windows and Mac.
>     It says nothing about flashing the eMMC either. This is something that
>     in principle regular users don't need to be aware of, but it's very
>     important for those that got a pre-production device since they will
>     need to reflash the eMMC in order to get the N900 as it comes out of the
>     sales box.
>     I'm not even a Windows/Mac user so (as shameful as it is) I reckon
>     having no clue now about how these users are supposed to flash their
>     devices. Can I beg some (urgent) help from the Nokians and community
>     writers related to the pages linked above? It will save us many
>     questions in lists and forums.
>     Thank you!
>     --
>     Quim Gil
>     open source advocate
>     Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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