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Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Counsellor
Posts: 18

Cannot flash eMMC on N900

I have followed 's instructions on

 /t5/Maemo-Devices/N900-problem/td-p/599216/highlight/true/page/5#M4047

And

 wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware

 Ihave  tried flashing my n900 on unbuntu and windows xp  but i still cannot flash the eMMC.I can flash the firmware no problem just not eMMC. Im really not sure what the problem is with my phone. Can anyone help ?

 

Maybe this information will help you diagnose my problem.

My battery is fully chaged, i use an external charger because my phone will not charge.

 

i have tried flashing on xp and same thing i can flash the firmware but not the eMMC.

 

My phone never boots to the dots, i only get the bright nokia screen when pressing power, then it cycles every 20 seconds by vibrating, or i get the dark screen and usb icon  when flashing after i plug in the usb.

 

I hear people get the yellow led blinking inbetween reboots when they are flashing the firmware. I am not getting this.

 

The problem with my phone first happened on day at work . I noticed every time i pulled the phone out of my pocket it was shut off. eventually it just didnt reboot after maybe the 5th time this happend.

 

maybe 1-2 days before i noticed it was rebooting i had loaded a bunch of information from my desktop onto the phone, pictures and favorites folder ect. About 8 gigs of data onto a folder  in the main directory. I was using the phone as a tranfer device instead of a usb stick. And its still on there.

 

 

 

 

Read my sob story below if you wish

Please help me. Nokia refuses to service my phone because i live in canada and i bought the phone from USA on ebay. I even tried sending it in to them and they sent it back to me, with a note saying they wouldnt lay thier hands on it because its from the usa. And i got billed for the return shipping.

 

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Do you have a working ubuntu system (or a way of flashing under Linux of any type?)

 

Can you post the output of flasher when you try and flash the emmc?

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

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Yes i have a unbuntu fully installed on my other computer right now.  I hope you can help me . Ill redo the eMMC flash right now and post the output in a few minutes

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

[ Edited ]

Are you infront of that ubuntu machine now? Does it have an internet connection?

Check your peronal messages

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

epcortek@epcortek-desktop:~$ sudo -s
root@epcortek-desktop:~# cd /home/epcortek/Desktop/flasher
root@epcortek-desktop:~/Desktop/flasher# bash flasher.sh
Stage 1: Install flasher
------------------------

Flasher already installed
Patching flasher: /usr/bin/flasher-3.5
Stage 2: Remove phonet modules
------------------------------

Unloading module
Checking module
Blacklisting modules
Main Menu
=========

1) R&D Mode
2) Flash OS
3) Flash eMMC
4) Exit
#? 3



Flash eMMC Menu
===============

***Select image to be flashed***
Reboot after flashing: YES

1) Select Flash image  3) Start
2) Change reboot mode  4) Back
#? 1


Select eMMC flash image
-----------------------

1) Image: emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin
2) Abort
#? 1
Flash eMMC Menu
===============

  Image to be flashed: emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin
Reboot after flashing: YES

1) Select Flash image  3) Start
2) Change reboot mode  4) Back
#? 3





Executing: /usr/bin/flasher-3.5 -F emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R
flasher v2.5.2 (Oct 21 2009)

Image 'mmc', size 241163 kB
    Version RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.
USB device found found at bus 001, device address 074.
Found device RX-51, hardware revision 2101
NOLO version 1.4.14
Version of 'sw-release': RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.002_PR_002
Booting device into flash mode.
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Yes i have a linux unbuntu machine and a windows 7 laptop both are infront of me and both have a connection to the internet

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

HOLD ON...I think it worked  this time for some reason. But i still cannot get this N900 to boot up (

epcortek@epcortek-desktop:~$ sudo -s
root@epcortek-desktop:~# cd /home/epcortek/Desktop/flasher
root@epcortek-desktop:~/Desktop/flasher# bash flasher.sh
Stage 1: Install flasher
------------------------

Flasher already installed
Patching flasher: /usr/bin/flasher-3.5
Stage 2: Remove phonet modules
------------------------------

Unloading module
Checking module
Blacklisting modules
Main Menu
=========

1) R&D Mode
2) Flash OS
3) Flash eMMC
4) Exit
#? 3



Flash eMMC Menu
===============

***Select image to be flashed***
Reboot after flashing: YES

1) Select Flash image  3) Start
2) Change reboot mode  4) Back
#? 1


Select eMMC flash image
-----------------------

1) Image: emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin
2) Abort
#? 1
Flash eMMC Menu
===============

  Image to be flashed: emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin
Reboot after flashing: YES

1) Select Flash image  3) Start
2) Change reboot mode  4) Back
#? 3





Executing: /usr/bin/flasher-3.5 -F emmc/RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R
flasher v2.5.2 (Oct 21 2009)

Image 'mmc', size 241163 kB
    Version RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.
USB device found found at bus 001, device address 074.
Found device RX-51, hardware revision 2101
NOLO version 1.4.14
Version of 'sw-release': RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.002_PR_002
Booting device into flash mode.
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.
USB device found found at bus 001, device address 075.
Raw data transfer EP found at EP2.
Image(s) flashed successfully in 199.850 s (1206 kB/s)!                    
Completed sucessfully

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

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Maybe i have to flash the fiasco first followed by the eMMC in sequence ?

eMMC content 1.2009.41-1Vanilla version of the eMMC content for Nokia N900
NOTE: Always flash the FIASCO image first, then the eMMC image immediately after that. Never boot up the device between flashing the FIASCO image and the eMMC image!

 

if you dont mind me askin , what the heck is the fiasco, im assuming its the OS

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

FIASCO is the OS image file..

 

you should be flashing the 3.2010.02-8.002 image onto your phone..

Flash that now..

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

 

 

Okay now i know why i couldnt flash the eMMC. It takes over a minute after i get the

 

Image 'mmc', size 241163 kB
    Version RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.
USB device found found at bus 001, device address 090.
Found device RX-51, hardware revision 2101
NOLO version 1.4.14
Version of 'sw-release': RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.002_PR_002
Booting device into flash mode.
Suitable USB device not found, waiting

 

Before this happens

 

 

USB device found found at bus 001, device address 091.
Raw data transfer EP found at EP2.
Image(s) flashed successfully in 204.939 s (1176 kB/s)!                    
Completed sucessfully

Press enter to continue

 

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Ok, now before letting it boot up, flash the OS image uaing the 3.2010.02-8.002 image
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Counsellor
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Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

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Okay i just now flashed the

RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.002_PR_COMBINED_002_ARM.bin

then the

RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.41-1.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin

 

in that order.

Those are the correct files right.

Also i had to pull the battery out after i flashed the

RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8.002_PR_COMBINED_002_ARM.bin

 

Are my steps correct ? if not maybe just give me the sequence of steps you had in mind.

 

 

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Mobile Guru
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Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Not too sure about the pulling the battery bit.. are you sure it finished sucessfully..

 

Either way, it should boot now, I would've thought.. Does it?

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

No it doesnt boot. Ill try it one more time . First the OS then ill flash the eMMC, and ill try to keep the battery in and see if it works

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Mobile Guru
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Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

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Turn the Reboot option off when flashing the OS (option 2 will toggle reboot off)

.. gotta go.. back tomorrow

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

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Okay i disabled reboot for the os flash. Then i flashed the os again

then i was able to leave the battery in to flash the eMMC

 

After both were complete my n900 came on and the nokia backlight was on with the blue nokia logo. That lasted for about 10 seconds as it usually does and then it turs off again.

 

There is no yellow led and i never get to the dot screen. :smileysad:

 

This phone i tell ya is really annoying me.

Ill charge my battery for tonight and wait to see if you have any ideas for tomorrow. Im really starting to think nokia is going to get away with not servicing my N900 and im going to be out a phone. :smileysad:

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Mobile Guru
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Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

what about turning r&d more on? it does sound increasingly like your phone is suffering a serious problem. the booting process seems to suggest the battery might be flat, but can't be the case...

a serial console would be interesting, but it is complex to get working.. hardware mods and stuff
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Counsellor
Posts: 18

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

yeah ill try that and taking my sim card out. If not nokia is getting this

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yanness
Posts: 10

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

Hello epcortek,

 

I have the same problem. The flashing command is hanging there waiting for the N900 to be connected.

I have installed Windows XP Mode on Win7 and I have follow most of the instructions on Maemo.org and other web sites but it still get hang up waiting for something.

I have flashed the RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM first as stated and then RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM but it didn't work.

 

I have disabled the Digital Driver Signing in Win7 also and tried again but still nothing.

 

Can someone help me out? I am lost and don't know how to reflash the EMMC.

 

Thank you. Yanness

 

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: Cannot flash eMMC on N900

If you a 2GB USB flash drive / memory stick , you could try these instructions:

/t5/Maemo-Devices/Flashing-N900/m-p/693460#M11588

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