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Restoring to Factory Settings?

Contributor
Posts: 5

Restoring to Factory Settings?

How do I restore a Nokia n900 to a like new condition?

i.e. all settings restored to the factory and all data, apps, etc removed?

Thanks 

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,073

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

  
Kudos are the STAR Below to the RIGHT, Solution is Below to the RIGHT
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Sage
TRDN900
Posts: 129

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

hi bro;

 

it is very fast and qiuck.....

 

1. got to menu

2. got to setting

3.when u have setting page open, next to battery icon on top of mobile center

4. click on setting,

5, then u will have  restor factory setting

 

 let me know if u need for help, so i will send u screen shot.

 

 

have fun

 

 

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Contributor
Posts: 5

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

I know about that command. It makes it look pretty new but it does not do what I am asking

e.g.

It will not delete any of my email accounts

It will not delete my weather settings

It will not delete my bookmarks

It will not deletely my photos...

I could go on. But basically any user created content is not affected. Only the phone is restored to its "default settings" as the command itself suggests.

 

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Sage
TRDN900
Posts: 129

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

 

 

ok try this :

 

  • shift
  • Space bar
  • Delete button
  • On button

 

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Sage
TRDN900
Posts: 129

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

or check this link, long process for N900

 

https://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_firmware 

 

 

Windows [edit] N900 (XP)

MS Windows users willing to update the N900 can use the Nokia Software Updater or see the Flasher documentation.

It is also possible to flash the N900 directly without using the Nokia Software Updater (NSU). This is handy when you would like to flash the device with the same firmware that is already installed on the N900. The NSU will update only if there is a version newer than the one installed on the device.

To flash direcly from the XP command line, follow these steps:

  • Download and install the latest version of Flasher (e.g. maemo_flasher-3.5_2.5.2.2.exe).
  • Download the latest firmware (.bin) file and save to 'c:\Program Files\maemo\flasher-3.5\'
  • Fully charge the battery.
  • Unplug charger and switch off the device.
  • Open the command prompt on XP. Start + Run. Type cmd and press Enter.
  • Change directory to the flasher program
 cd "c:\Program Files\maemo\flasher-3.5" 
  • Connect the USB cable while pressing 'u' key on the N900 (details on the wiki)
  • Run the following command:
flasher-3.5.exe -F RX-51_2009SE_1.2009.42-11_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R

The update will take about 4 minutes after which the N900 will reboot and display the Welcome screen with Regional settings.

 

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Contributor
Posts: 5

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

Thanks for the steps..that does sound kind of complicated..but thanks for letting me know.
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Counsellor
Posts: 50

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

the only way to do a hard reset is to flash your device as said in previous posts

 

btw there is no 4-button trick for N900, that one is for N97 not N900 

Az. At.
IT Support Engineer
DED
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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

I have done this but i am now not able to install many apps,

 

such as the amazon one that comes on the n900,

 

when half way through the install it displays 'unable to install'

 

any help would be apriciated

 

the whole point of the n900 was to install 3rd party software,

 

i may have to return it to nokia.

 

Thank you for any help 

 

btw is there anyway to wipe everything from the system from inside xterminal i just want to start from scatch which is what i thought a reflash would do.

 

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Counsellor
Posts: 50

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

you can try to repeat what you did, maybe something went wrong

 

i have not tried this just a thought

 

 

and of course you can always return it to nokia and they will reflash it for you 

Az. At.
IT Support Engineer
DED
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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

i have reflashed 7 or 8 times now it still wont let me install these apps.

 

there are not any nokia centres round here, and if i have to send it back to nokia i wont get it back for ages like my n97. 

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Counsellor
Posts: 50

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

wait for the other guys to help, i cannot imagine why would this happens
Az. At.
IT Support Engineer
DED
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Sage
TRDN900
Posts: 129

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

try this one or 3rd party 

 

 

In the app manager on the phone, click the top then click "application catalogues". Select the maemo extras on, tick enable and click save. You'll get access to a LOT more apps.

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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

I've have all the repositorys.

 

Don't worry!

 

The guys over at maemo.org helped me out,

 

It was flash file I was using causing the proble.

 

Thanks for all the help though.

 

John

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Advisor
jai1590
Posts: 7

Bluetooth problems

hi!

 

i was pairing my N900 with a Lg phone

 i turned off the bluetooth on my n900

after a while i turned on the bluetooth but it isn't turning on

and the device name bar isn't saving...

can you please tell me what is the problem?

thanks   my e-mail is jaijun_young@hotmail.com

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Professor
Mick_H1
Posts: 548

Re: Bluetooth problems

Hi Jai1590

 

First off try these tricks, see how you get on.

 

Go to your Bluetooth settings, tap devices and then delete the LG device, if it's in the list.

 

If that doesn't work.

 

Power down the N900 and remove the battery for 5 minutes, then put everything back together and power up.

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Advisor
jai1590
Posts: 7

Re: Bluetooth problems

i did that already ...and i tried the fatory settings and the bluetooth was still not saving~i wonder if flashing the bluetooth would do the trick.. (thanks for answering my question) btw i just bought this phone a week ago and the bluetooth is going weird wonder if i can exchange it (i think i have 1 year warranty right?)

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thomman85
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my n900slowing down!

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hi...

my phone is slowing down,it takes ages to load a web page. the youtube videos play in a sot of slow motion. i tired factory reset in settings but its asking for password,i dint feed any paswrd.

i bought my phone from carphoneware house.

pls help me out.

 

thomas

 

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: my n900slowing down!

what factory reset? do you mean restore original settings? you can't "factory reset" the n900 without using software on a pc...

 

the password is the security code.. check the user guide, but i think the default is 12345..

 

restoring original settings might speed up your phone, but I wouldn't put money on it.. flashing your phone will wipe it clean..

 

remember, this phone is not a windows machine.. I don't think mine is any slower now than it was last November when I bought it.. and I've not restored original settings, or flashed it clean..

 

it could be something else.. like 3G speed?

 

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Registered Member
avaneesh
Posts: 1

Re: Restoring to Factory Settings?

I updated software to version 20.2010.36-2.203.1 on my n900. It hangs always i cant even tap on MENU and access any of these folder/ applications/ music/videos. I have decided to Restore to Original settings it is asking LOCK CODE which iam totally not aware of. I did not set any lock to my mobile i believe it default one. I use vodafone. Can anyone help me with this please...?

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