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Nokia N900 Firmware Update

Nokia N900 Smartphone Firmware Update v3.2010.02-8 (PR 1.1.1)


If your Nokia N900 smartphone is freezing, hanging or acting up I recommend you update the system software / firmware of your device. Erratic behavior can often be corrected by a firmware upgrade.

Here are the instructions for updating your N900 smartphone:

Over the Air (OTA) Update

  1. From the phone's home screen key in *#0000# or go to Device manager
  2. Select Options then Check for updates
  3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the update

Update via a Windows PC
  1. Download and install the Nokia Software Updater
  2. Connect your N900 to your PC with the supplied USB Cable
  3. Open the Nokia Software Updater application
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to update your device

Update via a Mac
  1. Download the 770Flasher tool
  2. Download the latest available N900 firmware image
  3. Turn the N900 off
  4. Connect the N900 to your computer via USB cable (with the device turned off)
  5. Run the 770Flasher application
  6. Drag the firmware you downloaded in step 2 to the 770Flasher application (you will get an error regarding a USB device not being found, ignore it)
  7. Turn the phone on
  8. The update process will now begin automatically once the N900 boots
  9. You are safe to disconnect your phone from the computer when you see the normal desktop reappear on the N900 display

Update via a Linux PC
  1. Download and extract the Linux Flasher tool
  2. Download the latest available N900 firmware image
  3. Turn the N900 off
  4. Connect the phone to your computer via USB cable (with the device turned off)
  5. Open a Terminal window and run 'sudo ./flasher-3.5 -F -f -R' (you will get an error regarding a USB device not being found, ignore it)
  6. Turn the phone on
  7. The update process will now begin automatically once the N900 boots
  8. You are safe to disconnect your phone from the computer when you see the normal desktop reappear on the N900 display
I hope that helps.

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i get operstion failed on My N900 any time i try to download,uninstal,update ..


For resolving your Nokia N900 problem, I recommend a firmware replacement to reinstall the system software.

Full instructions and software are available here.

Try updating your firmware using either the Windows PC or the MAC instructions.

I hope that helps.

Mar 09, 2010 | Nokia N900 Smartphone

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Restored the phone to a backup and it has just died on me. No reponse to trying to switch it on. Battery fully charged. Connected it to my computer and the computer does not acknowledge it is there.


For resolving your Nokia N900 problem, I recommend a firmware replacement to reinstall the system software. Full instructions and software are available here.

Your computer does not need to acknowledge that it is hooked up for the firmware update to be successful. Sounds funny, but trust me it does work.

I hope that helps.

Mar 08, 2010 | Nokia N900 Smartphone

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My Nokia N900 has refused to boot


For resolving your Nokia N900 booting problem, I recommend a firmware replacement to reinstall the system software. Full instructions and software are available here.

I hope that helps.

Feb 15, 2010 | Nokia N900 Smartphone

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