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Hi guys !

First, I'm french so please excuse my english.

Then the point is... I bought my second-hand N900 few weeks ago and I wanted to flash it, to restore default system. So I did.
I know that the topic was said many times before, but the even if the issue seems to be the same, the solution I found doesnt seem working.

I installed flasher-3.5, last version, and downloaded the "Third Maemo 5 Global release for Nokia N900", that is to say RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin

I followed instructions, so I let my N900 power off and unplug and type (i'm on linux)

sudo flasher3-5 -F RX-51_2009SE_3.2010.02-8_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R

It says CMT complete, or something like that.
I started my N900 and .. what ?! My Sim card wasnt regonized anymore. Try to move it again and again, not a sim card issue but a software one.

I tried to re-flash and re-re-flash (with the same ROM), nothing.

So I tried another ROM : Latest Vanilla version of the eMMC content for Nokia N900. Here it is : http://pastebin.com/WM0EE7S6

I still have this problem ... with the sim card and a red slash...

Does someone know what to do ?
 
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@brieucdug
hi first of all read the wiki to understand what is going on
then follow this post by ammyt it contains every thing that a flasher beginner need hope this help

I have a windows 7 32bit flashed my N900 7 times till now:
1. the process is extensive but quite comprehensive
2. you'll need to know ur imei for software downloads
Now roll up ur sleeves we'll bring ur N900 back to life!:
1. go to tablets-dev.nokia.com/nokia_N900.php
2. there r clear instructions on how to find and enter ur imei
3. after that throw the eula in a trash and click I agree
4. find RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin latest global release for Maemo 5 and click on it then download it
5. find RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin latest vanilla emmc content click on it then download it
6. place ur 2 .bin in the folder where maemo flasher was installed (e.g. C:/program files/maemo)
Now u should have the 3 required files for flashing:
1. flasher 3.5
2. RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin emmc content
3. RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin fiasco (OS)
The following procedure is the important one:
1. Be sure ur N900 has at least 50% of its battery charge
2. disconnect any internet connections (this is the issue with windows 7)
3. go to start menu then in the search type maemo flasher u should find it.
4. click on it it will open a cmd window
5. connect ur usb cable in ur pc not in the N900 yet
6. open ur N900's keyboard and press u button and keep holding it while plugging the usb cable in ur N900
7. faded Nokia logo with usb icon on top right corner shall appear
8. ur cool stop holding the u button now or ull suffer from finger constipation :P
9. returning to maemo flasher issue this command:
flasher-3.5.exe -F RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f (u can copy and paste it in maemo flasher)
10. HIT ENTER the windows 7 screen about allow and don't allow should appear click allow another cmd window shall appear it will show the flashing status takes about 5mins
11. after it finishes the other cmd window will close and u return to maemo flasher issue this command:
flasher-3.5.exe -F RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R
12. the same other cmd window will appear showing flasing status after it finishes ur N900 will reboot
13. disconnect ur usb cable close flasher be happy
Now a bit work with ur N900
1. once ur N900 reboot open the ur battery cover, remove the battery, and yep we're not letting it boot
2. with the battery removed press the power button long press it for 5 seconds to leave away any static electricity from usb connecting
3. count 30 seconds then plug ur battery back do not put back the cover.
4. boot ur N900 by pressing the power button ur N900 should boot happily although it will take time with the 5 dots in the booting process
5. after it boots ull get the seetings of time and date etc...
6. put the cover back and brick ur N900 again :P
p.s. if ur led flashes orange when ur N900 boots after flashing NO WORRIES just repeat the takeoff battery static electricity process

If you're using custom EMMC just rename the custom emmc to RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin
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Ok during i was posting it, i was downloading many other firmwares.

The first I tried of the 4 I downloaded works. I mean, I receive a text ! that was : RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin

I only have a issue left : It cant access to updates and database for applications. I'll see for it.
 
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I receive a text ! that was : RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin
this is not a text it is the image file for the maemo.
there is already a thread about sim card problems (search button on the upper right )
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The problem you had is that you flashed an old firmware image (PR1.1 I think). With one of the updates (PR1.2) Nokia updated the cell modem firmware which meant if you tried to run a old version the phone functions wouldn't work.

You have now flashed PR1.2, but PR1.3 is the latest firmware image, so I would recommend flashing again, the file you want is "RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin", then once you've done that you may want to considered updating to the CSSU which is some updates and bug fixes provided by Maemo community developers.
 
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Latest firmware is this -> RX-51_2009SE_21.2011.38-1_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin
Tested and successfully flashed.

Regards,

J4ZZ
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