[maemo-users] Good News - WIFI NOT Borked after Update

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Sun Oct 19 17:58:56 EEST 2008

after reading the thread started by Dimitry Makovey and entitled "WIFI 
Borked after Update", I hit the (mental) "Pause" button on the idea of 
going ahead with updating my N800 with the ~33mb OS update from Nokia 
that was published a few weeks ago.

I took some time to see what other (intrepid)  pioneers of this OS 
update would have to say on the thread started by Dimitry about their 
experience. Once I read enough (but without enough time to read and 
ponder all of the posts in that thread) I decided to go a head and "let 
er rip". 

Maybe I was lucky this time but, for my N800 the OS update seems to have 
worked although there is a new window on my "IT top" that informs me 
that "Video Center is here". I will figure out what that means when I 
get some time to do so.
My decision to do the upgrade was made somewhat more risky due to the 
fact that, for some reason, the backup/restore utility on my N800, it 
would seem, and to use Dimitry's language, is itself "borked". 
Nonetheless I pushed th "lets do it" button on the upgrade. Now that the 
upgrade seems to have worked, and the 802.11 interface is still 
operative, I will go back and see if the upgrade somehow "fixed" (we all 
know that such fixing CAN happen even when it is not an announced part 
of a given upgrade) what ever caused the borking of the backup/restore 

My caution in "committing" to  this upgrade derives from the fact that I 
actually need to be able to use the N800 for daily business purposes 
and, my only mobile fall back option is to use the tiny screen of a 
Windows Mobile based handset with a much more limited browser,   
Internet Explorer Mobile. Thus, although I have put a number of apps on 
this device, I have not used it as an experimental system by any stretch 
of the imagination, nor have I "bored and stroked" this device as some 
on this list have done in order to explore its outer limits.

I want to thank Dimitry and the other "pioneers" who got borked for 
sharing their experiences and for the Nokia folk for rushing into the 
breach to figure out what happened in his particular case. It looks like 
this time, at least, I won't be spending the better part of a weekend 
restoring a device borked by a failed upgrade. And that is a good thing.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

<mailto:jholmblad at verizon.net>

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