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I can´t start my n900

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I can´t start my n900

I have the phone since 2 week ago. Ocassionally the phone just reboot. The big problem was today. The device reboot and now doesn´t work. Just load the first "white screen" with the nokia´s logo and then stop in the "loading" screen. I don´t know what to do.
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Professor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

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search forum... you have hit 50 reboots without power cycling...hence your device is locked.... cpitchford has a thread on how to unlock..

 

/discussions/board/message?board.id=maemo&thread.id=1289

 

Message Edited by DrEJV on 27-Dec-2009 02:22 PM
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Mobile Guru
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Re: I can´t start my n900

That is a good thread that'll hopefully get your device working.. Actually your device can only reboot 17 times (there is a counter that goes up by 3 every time your device randomly reboots.. so that's 17 random reboots)

 

Once you've got your device booting, have a look at this thread

 

/discussions/board/message?board.id=maemo&message.id=1669#M1669

 

Read the first two posts too.. That fixpm.sh download might help your device run more stablely.

 

Remember, if your device randomly reboots you MUST turn it off then back on using the power button otherwise it will stop booting

 

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Advisor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

Thank you very much. The phone works great!!. With linux is too easy...
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Mobile Guru
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Re: I can´t start my n900

If your device has been rebooting by itself, have a look at this thread

 

/discussions/board/message?board.id=maemo&thread.id=1799

 

It contains information in the first post that might help to stop your device rebooting by itself

 

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Advisor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

Hi... with the information in wiki.maemo.org i fixed the "freeze" problem. But, my phone still reboot randomly. I read your post. I need rto do the final step "CHANGE ENABLE_OFF_MODE TO STOP RANDOM REBOOTS". But, i don't exactly understand where run your tool. In my n900?? windows?? or linux??. Sorry for my english, i hope you can understand me.
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Mobile Guru
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Re: I can´t start my n900

You need to open these two links in the browser on your phone..

The first installs rootsh.. this allows you to make the changes to your phone

 

http://maemo.org/downloads/product/raw/Maemo5/rootsh/?get_installfile

 

Next you have to download the fix script

 

http://chris.intrepid.cx/N900/fixpm.sh

 

Save this in the documents folder on your N900

 

Open an xterminal and type these two commands exactly

 

sudo gainroot

sh MyDocs/.documents/fixpm.sh enable

 

and that should be it. Let me know if either of those two commands return an error.. The last command shouldn't say anything at all..

 

 

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Advisor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

Hi... i'm sorry.. i don't know what is wrong... I send a printscreen with the error. Thank for your help

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Mobile Guru
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Re: I can´t start my n900

You were right, my bad!! download the last link AGAIN.. then run that exact commands again..

 

cut and paste error

 

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Advisor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

hi... sorry... another error...

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Mobile Guru
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Re: I can´t start my n900

Did you do download again.. The version I have is working.. try downloading again.. but this time add a "2" to the end..

 

so its

http://chris.intrepid.cx/N900/fixpm2.sh

 

and 

 

sh MyDocs/.documents/fixpm2.sh enable

 

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Advisor
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Re: I can´t start my n900

Thanks mate... Run perfect. Now i keep on observation of the phone. If reboot again i write a new post. Thank for your time.

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