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

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Mon Nov 16 12:30:13 EET 2009

(review of issues with tablets-dev front page)

On http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/ the link to "Maemo 5 for Nokia N900"
doesn't work: http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/nokia_N900.php gives a 404.
The link to the flashers is still http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/d3.php
which looks very similar to the maemo-dev-env-downloads.php page.

The link to maemo-de-env-downloads.php says "Maemo 4.1.2 Diablo kernel
patch and new kernel image for USB Networking on Windows, ver 0.4" - is
that correct?

Can someone with access please update this page to make sure the
information is correct? And if we're not sending people to flasher-3.0
any more, I recommend removing the d3 link altogether and indicating
that the flasher is in the dev-tools bundle.


Quim Gil wrote:
> 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 outdated and many people will look for it e.g. the Summit participants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 outdated specially for Windows and Mac users.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!

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