Nokia N900 Free Software Blog


Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to update firmware on N900

When you buy a new cell phones, usually, from time to time, you will get firmware updates from the manufacturers. This is the case with Nokia N900. But these updates will not install by themselves. You need to follow certain steps in order to get your phone up to date. You can always check your current firmware version in "About Product" menu. The following video will demonstrate all the steps you need to follow in order to update firmware on N900. Remember to backup all the data of your N900 phone before updating the firwmare.

Over the Air update:
  • Before updating, make sure the battery is full and the device is connected to a power source
  • The N900 firmware update can be made in the Device Manager (remember that N900 firmware is called "Maemo 5"), select Options then Check for updates
  • After downloading the update, the N900 will restart and install the new N900 firmware (it can take up to two minutes)

Update the firmware via Windows PC:
  • In order to update N900 firmware via Windows PC you need to have installed the Nokia Software Updater.
  • Connect the N900 to your PC, open the Software Updater app and follow the instructions
How to update firmware on N900 via a Mac:
  • Download the 770Flasher tool
  • Find and download the latest N900 firmware image
  • Power off the N900
  • Use the USB cable to connect the phone to your computer
  • Start the 770Flasher app and drag the image firmare to the app (if you get an error, ignore it)
  • Power on the phone and the firmware update will start automatically
  • When the device updated and the N900 desktop reappears, it is safe to disconnect the phone

Thursday, March 15, 2012

N900 Radiation Level

We all wonder about the long-term effects of cell phone radiations. In this post, I will try to answer some of general N900 users questions. In the context of the fact that the N900 has become our best friend, we need to see its effects on our family - in addition to its usefulness.

How dangerous is your mobile?

Nobody knows for sure. What we know today may become tomorrow's nightmare - the Olle Johansson scientist believes. It is possible that over 30 years to ask ourselves how people were able to use this source of radiation near the head.

Why are cell phones dangerous?

Cellular antennas emits electromagnetic waves. The same type of radiation as microwave ovens, only on a much smaller quantity. As the oven heats food, heat waves, mobile cells, adversely affecting them.

Can cell phones give us cancer?

Experiments on rats have shown that DNA genes can be damaged by mobile phone radiation, and the cells are affected. This is a plausible explanation for the appearance of tumors.

Heat from Mobile phones

While you are in telephone calls, the body temperature in the upper skin levels can increase by more than 0.5 ° C. Temperature increase occurs in the talks but only after a very long time, the effects are visible as early as half an hour of uninterrupted conversation.

Thermal effects could seriously affect the human body only after local heating by 1 ° C. constant An exception is the eye: for that is crossed by a small amount of blood can not very well redirect the negative effects of temperature and radiation exposure. You can avoid or mitigate the effects by keeping the antenna away from the eye or ear, change the phone from one ear to another from time to time during longer conversations.

Nokia N900 SAR Ratings: 0.92(1.6W/kg) 0.80(2.0W/kg)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Skype for N900

I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but N900 has Skype already installed before purchase. Maemo features Skype, so no additional downloads are required. via N95 download

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free JoikuSpot for Nokia N900

JoiskuSpot is been around for some time. It transforms your N900 into a hotspot, allowing other devices to access your N900 internet connection. Check Google for their official website.

Nokia N900 Tips 'N Tricks

Enjoy these Nokia N900 Tips 'N Tricks

  • How to download/install wallpaper image sets
  • Tethering
  • Free up RootFs
  • Change LED Patterns

If you have other Nokia N900 Tips 'N Tricks feel free to share them with us!

Pidgin for Nokia N900

Well, many folks are looking for a way to use MSN on Nokia N900. Pidgin provides the best solution.

Pidgin for Nokia N900 is a popular multi-network chat client that has found its way to your mobile. You will find the download link on the Maebo Store.

Remote controller app for Nokia N900

BlueMaemo is an application for Nokia N900 that allows you to remote control various devices. BlueMaemo turns N900 into a Bluetooth wireless keyboard or a wireless mouse.

This free software allows you to control Media Players on PC and Mac. The best part about it is that transforms your N900 into a wireless PS3 Controller. You will find this app on Maebo official store.


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