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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Flashing the NOKIA N900 fedora 13 recover from a bricked N900

Flashing the NOKIA N900 fedora 13 recover from a bricked N900

1. Install the FIASCO Flasher.

yum -y install 0xFFFF

2. Download the latest Firmware for the N900, in my case is the UK version

wget http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/nokia_N900.php?f=RX
51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.203.1_PR_COMBINED_203_ARM.bin

3. Switch the device off,and then switch the device on by holding 'u' until you see the nokia logo and the usb in the top rigth hand corner.

4. For a warm Flash

0xFFFF -F /home/manuke/Downloads/RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.203.1_PR_COMBINED_203_ARM.bin -f

USB device found found at bus 002, device address 086.
Found device RX-51, hardware revision 2101
NOLO version 1.4.14
Version of 'sw-release': RX-51_2009SE_2.2009.51-1.205.1_PR_205
Sending xloader image (14 kB)...
100% (14 of 14 kB, avg. 2900 kB/s)
Sending secondary image (106 kB)...
100% (106 of 106 kB, avg. 11875 kB/s)
Flashing bootloader... done.
Sending cmt-2nd image (79 kB)...
100% (79 of 79 kB, avg. 9937 kB/s)
Sending cmt-algo image (507 kB)...
100% (507 of 507 kB, avg. 19524 kB/s)
Sending cmt-mcusw image (5824 kB)...
100% (5824 of 5824 kB, avg. 19350 kB/s)
Flashing cmt-mcusw... done.
Sending kernel image (1704 kB)...
100% (1704 of 1704 kB, avg. 21310 kB/s)
Flashing kernel... done.
Sending and flashing rootfs image (158464 kB)...
100% (158464 of 158464 kB, avg. 13389 kB/s)
Finishing flashing... done
CMT flashed successfully

5. We can see the sw-release has changed


[root@manuketi /]# 0xFFFF -i

flasher v2.5.2 (Oct 21 2009)

USB device found found at bus 002, device address 086.
Found device RX-51, hardware revision 2101
NOLO version 1.4.14
Version of 'sw-release': RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.203.1_PR_203

6. Use the backup app, restore from backup

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