[maemo-users] bricked n900 under 24 hours

From: Timo Pelkonen peltsip at gmail.com
Date: Tue Nov 24 13:52:29 EET 2009

I got it working. Win 7 wants to install a driver of its own so it blocks
very effectively functionality of flasher-3.5. No idea if there is a way to
get around it. So Win 7 updates cant be done unless you get your device to
pc-suite -mode unless somebody gets a way around (if).

I downloaded the firmware 42 three times and third time got it working.
Managed to flash without problems using pen drive ubuntu.

but now the whole device isn't so much better from a solid brick.

-Web browser doesnt accept text input to text boxes, reloads the page couple
of times when trying and finally renders a page
"Päivitä"(its finnish with broken umlauts,päivitä, means: update) plus a
link to the page you tried to open

-app manager can't install anything. tried to install foreca weather and log
shows this:

*dpkg:unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
unable to open files list file for package 'fmtx-middleware':Structure need*

-email app starts but shows blank screen and the circle that indicates

have I done something wrong? is there something wrong in the 42 image? is
there problems with my hardware? should I just file a bug per point?


2009/11/24 Keywan Najafi Tonekaboni <lists at prometoys.net>

> 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. 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.
> Good luck,
> Keywan
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