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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Mobile Guru
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

awesome! That explains the problems you were seeing! USB Linux to the rescue!
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pippomu
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

F****NG YEEEEES! I followed 

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Mobile Guru
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

good job! Glad it worked! :smileyhappy:

Feel free to hit those little green stars to the left, if you're feeling generous :smileyhappy:
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pippomu
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Just done. Thanx

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jhenu
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Hello All,
1. When I try to update OTA. Application update manager says i have to update via PC.
2.When I try to update my nokia N900 to the latest software update available through NSU it tries to update, says estimated time is 2 minutes and white screen appears on phone and disconnects the phone


IT SAYS SOFTWARE UPDATE FAILED. No DEVICE FOUND.

 

Software version in N900 UK version (not vodafone i think)
CURRENT VERSION :03.2010.02.8.203.1
UPDATE VERSION: 10.2010.19.1.203.1

 

Software Version in PC --> WIndows XP

 

The device remains connect via USB but still throws the same error.

3.I tried using the flasher 3.5 also cold and warm flash but all in vain not updated.

I tried pressing U and holding and connect it to USB and dark nokia screen with uSB symbol on right screen.

 

used the following commands as well

flasher-3.5 -F RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.203.1_PR_COMBINED_203_ARM.bin -f -R

flasher-3.5 -c -h RX-51:RX-51 -F RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.203.1_PR_COMBINED_203_ARM.bin -S usb

Any one please help

 

I tried installing the script to debug the phone but it said permission denied.

 

Can some post step by step method to update the phone ??? pls

 

Thanks,

Jhenu

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Mobile Guru
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have a 2GIG USB stick?
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xlr8shawn
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Well crud, I'm still stuck, I've tried all that was posted here, It has been awhile and think I need to start from scratch, any Help would be great. Thanks. ...Shawn

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Luz1978
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

I would really appreciate some help, have follwoed all instructions fine, except VMware player will not recognise phone when i plug in holding U... Really hope you can help...

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ceroberts75
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

ok, you 3...try this first.

 

if you are just trying to get an OTA update, it may be that your rootfs is too full.

 

be sure you have the rootsh application installed.  after that, do this:

 

open x-term

sudo gainroot

apt-get clean

apt-get clean

apt-get autoclean

 

 

then try to do the OTA.  if it still does not work, then all 3 of you try this:

 

1. Download the Flasher

2. Download the latest firmware image for your N900  (you will need your IMEI of the device)

3. when you save the global variant of the firmware to the "flasher-3.5" folder, save it as "pr1.2.bin"

4.  When you save the vanilla file of the firmware to the "flasher-3.5" folder, save it as "vanilla.bin"

5.  Turn your phone off

6.  launch the flasher-3.5 program

7.  type this command:   flasher-3.5.exe -F pr1.2.bin -f

 

it will then scroll a bunch of jiberish and then say it is looking for a unit.

 

8.  with the phone still off, hold slide the kb open and hold the "U" button while you connect the usb cable to the phone.  continue holding the "U" until you see the faint "NOKIA" logo and/or the USB connection symbol in the top right.  The flasher will find the device and automatically flash the unit to the original rom

 

9.  after about 1.5 minutes, it will be complete.  DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR UNIT!

10.  type this command:   flasher-3.5.exe -F vanilla.bin -f -R

11.  now it should reflash the deviece and wipe the emmc clean of EVERYTHING.  after it reboots, you can disconnect it.

 

before you load any software into the device via restoring from your backup, be sure to try the backlight settings again and see if it is still having the issue.

 

 

if the issue is gone then there was some software that you had installed that was affecting it.   if the issue is still there, then have your device replaced.

 

 

 

if the issue is resolved, then a couple of things.

 

1.  depending on how many applications you had installed, you can go back and install them one at a time and re-sync your contacts/calendar seperately.  or you can do a restore from your back up.

 

when you do the restore, be sure that you look at all the applications in the list that it is going redownload and install before you allow it to, to be sure they are the only applications you want.

 

 

 

2.  mark this post as solution and post a kudos to any post above that has helped you in the effort to resolve your issues as a happy thanks to thier efforts in giving you free support for your device that NOKIA did not give you. 

 

 

Kudos are the STAR Below to the RIGHT, Solution is Below to the RIGHT
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rkcian
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

i too had the same problem just updated from sp2 to sp3

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andreasole
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Re: CANT FLASH MY N900 PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

Hello guys i have the same problem. I cant flash my devise from windows vista is one year now and i was flashing it from a windows xp untill today and is stuck at 'suitable usb devive not found waiting...' and also the the windows xp doesnt regognise my N900 at all , even a message even a light. I tried i believe everything. I unistall the drivers,pc suite,ovi suite i took off the battery , i run the command and after plug the usb i tried all the usb ports but nothing. I have an ubuntu cd if that helps but i dont wont to lose my pictures,videos from my vista pc thats why i dont try to flash it from there. If there is something please tell me . My vista pc is 32bit. Thanks
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