[maemo-users] bricked n900 under 24 hours

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue Nov 24 13:45:46 EET 2009
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 09:37:23AM +0100, Keywan Najafi Tonekaboni wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Dienstag, den 24.11.2009, 10:10 +0200 schrieb Timo Pelkonen:
> > How can i get my n900 connected to PC when it freezes when 5 bubbles
> > are shown in screen in bootup (animated stuff, one bubble is bigger
> > and moves)?
> > 
> > with n800 you needed to press one of the keys when booting up, but
> > atleast shift or blue shift (no idea what the real name is) doesn't do
> > the trick. machine sees the device for a second and thats it.
> if you want flash it you don't need to push a special key anymore.

I never needed to press any keys to flash my 770, N800 nor N810.

There are special keys that make the tablet wait a bit more for USB
host; on the N900 the special key is holding down "u" while you plug in
the USB data cable when the tablet is off, according to the N900
flashing instructions.

> Just
> start flasher and then connect the n900 via usb to the computer. If you
> turn it on, flasher will gain control over the device.

AFAIU it'll turn itself on as soon as you plug in the cable (just like
older tablets turned themselves on as soon as you plugged in the

Marius Gedminas
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