View Full Version : just a quick question about flash N900
guys, i have been reading about flash N900 with firmware to restore to factory status, just a quick question, and i know it is a silly one,
when/how do you know that you need to flash the OS/firmware???
03-20-2010, 09:47 PM
When you feel that your tablet is messed up beyond your ability to fix it and you long for the tablet you started out with, it's time to flash.
thanks geneven, i wonder if you could give more detail about "tablet is messed up beyond your ability to fix it"???
I saw people talked about using commands in X term as root and something mess up, then need to flash, i mean how do you know it is "messed up"???
03-20-2010, 10:17 PM
well it starts being unresponsive, or reboots too often times then some applications dont open accordingly
03-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Programs that you used to be able to run and now won't. Your tablet is slow and is crashing a lot. Suddenly, you hate your N900. All are signs that things are messed up and you should consider reflashing.
Also, if you have never reflashed and are afraid to, you should reflash just for the experience.
03-20-2010, 10:21 PM
we all expect the phone to do things quick and flawless.
when we buy it new, is fast and agile as a cat.
someday (or suddently), you realize that your cat has become fat, hangs a lot by everything, and you want to make it garbage
THEN, you have to reflash
so everything is fine again
thanks guys, how do you know if you mess up some commands in X term??
and also anyone saw a "Malfunctioning, device shuts down in 10s" when reboot or using "Restore Original Settings"???
03-20-2010, 10:54 PM
I have flashed 2 times my n900 in 2 months.
1) Playing with extras-devel without realizing the risks, i have installed an app who mess the sudoers file. some hours later, the developer fixed the bug, but my n900 was unable to install new apps, write in /tmp and receive sms.Time to reflash
2) Playing with the configuration settings, i have touched a lot things like tracker, init.d, /etc, installed certain daemons manually, and then i realize that i dont know the way back :D. My n900 was slow and the battery drain fast. Time to reflash.
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