[maemo-users] N800 update in red pill mode.

From: Paul Dundas pdundas at btinternet.com
Date: Mon Sep 17 05:19:32 EEST 2007
Huang Shan wrote:
> Sorry for being so late on this subject.
> Stil let me add my experience.
> I also updated my N800 in red  pill mode. Here my story
> http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8992
> There is (at least one) broken library on the nokia site which 
> overwirtes your beloved software on N800. The only cure is reinstall.
> It is not a quality delivery by nokia.
> I did not issue a bug report, probably it is not a bug only a nuisance.
> I reported it on meamo-developers mailing list. Either nobody cares or 
> the nokia developers do not frequent the devel-mailing list.

>From that thread on internettablettalk:-
] I also just did a magic.sys update in the AppManager
] ( I am not sure this has anything to do with the problem).

There is a warning not to update magic.sys. It states that for now it
does nothing sensible, but that in the future it may be a bit like the
apt dist-upgrade. Do not use it. It is a silly package.

It may or may not be responsible for your problem, but it's a good suspect.

I know that I'd cheerfully upgraded everything but that in red pill
mode many times without incident - until the week that the latest OS
came out, when I broke the browser. Maybe unrelated to the red pill,
maybe not.

Under the circumstances, I did a backup and flashed the new O/S.


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