[maemo-users] Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool documentation updated

From: Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 8 09:22:43 EET 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Aniello Del Sorbo [mailto:anidel at gmail.com]
> Subject: Re: Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool documentation updated
> 2010/1/7  <Jarmo.Tikka at nokia.com>:
> > Just FYI that I just updated Maemo Flasher-3.5 Tool documentation to
> be
> > up-to-date with our final Flasher-3.5 release.
> >
> >
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Documentation/Maemo_5_Developer_Guide/Development
> _Environment/Maemo_Flasher-3.5
> >
> > Comments (and possible fixes to the wiki :) are welcome...
> >
> Thanks Jarmo!
> There's something that puzzles me. In the documentation is written
> that you have to hold the 'u' key (N900) while the device is off and
> you are plugging in the USB cable and keep it pressed until you see
> the USB logo in the upper right corner of the display.
> Is pressing the 'u' key really needed? I never did it (I simply
> plugged it in) and it worked.

[jot] If you press 'u' key during bootup N900 set's itself to flashing mode. 

[jot] Also when you start flashing flasher tries to set N900 device into flashing mode. At least for Linuxes also this works but there were some problems especially with Windows PCs that when you started flashing with Windows PC N900 did not manage to set itself to flashing mode automatically especially with eMMC (memory card) images.

[jot] So it is safer to set N900 device manually to the flashing mode at bootup and this is why we have documented the process like this. If flashing works for you without manually enabling flashing mode that is fine.


> Could you shed some light?
> Thank you
> --
> anidel
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