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Originally Posted by Addison View Post
For Garnet, copy and paste this into Xterm.

mkdir ~/.gvm/cards
echo -e "/media/mmc1\nRW" > ~/.gvm/cards/0

That will give you a memory slot on your SD card.

You should see a new folder called /PALM/Launcher/ on your external memory card where you can easily dump all of your .prc and .pdb files.

I can give you my stuff for Dosbox if you still need them.
Thanks. I loaded this web page on the device, copied and pasted exactly as above, but I don't see anything on file manager like that, not sure whether I was supposed to see any result on the X Terminal screen.

EDIT: Thanks, the trick you emailed me worked.

About Dosbox, sure, anything that can make my life easier is always appreciated.

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Hello, I have been clicking around this site for days trying to figure out how to re-flash my N810. Many sites given me by readers were duds. Do you remember what URLs got you the Flash that worked???
So far what I found gives me only %m
So many sites are duds I am really just going around in circles. Reason for wanting to re-flash .. it seems like lots of junk is stuck in memory that cannot be removed.
So, any assistance would be appreciated. I am tired of going around in circles... not being a Luincs programmer. I like my N810 and would like to keep it for a few more years.

Originally Posted by civil View Post
Hello. I have finally received my N810, which appears to be new as the ebay seller claims. I have a couple of startup questions:

The version of the OS is reported as 2.2007.51-3.

I have downloaded and attempted to install the file RX-44_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin, which I surmise is the most recent update for the N810, but so far without success.
I have recently learned that the preprogrammed nokia sites are not accessible, so I tried to search this site for ways to do it manually. My desktop OS is Windows 7, but even if I had Linux, all needed files appear to have disappeared from the Nokia site, chiefly "Update Wizard for Windows". Could some kind soul facilitate that file for me? I would be most appreciative.

I was planning to take my sweet time learning how to use the N810, as long as I was quickly able to use it for my main purpose, the Garnet-VM emulator, but the file I obtained from a member here (garnet-vm_1.0.6b_ITOS2008_armel.deb) will not install, apparently I need an OS update first or the File Manager/Application Manager install will not work (I don't yet know how to use the shell for such things).

I am hoping the update will take care of my preliminary problems (the inability to install some programs, and dosbox not working properly).

Thanks in advance.
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I recently went through this ordeal myself. I am a very experienced computer programmer, so I am experienced in giving and following precise instructions. I have never had such difficulty flashing a device, because the instructions are unclear. The instructions on the wiki for flashing the N810 are currently confusing, since the wiki has been edited to seem like instructions for the N900, which involves holding down the C key while turning on the N900. You have to go to the sites:

with web browser cookies enabled and enter the MAC address of your Nokia N810 device without any punctuation marks in order to gain access to the files necessary to flash your Nokia N810 computer. This MAC address is printed in tiny letters inside the N810 case, which are revealed when you remove the battery. You might need magnifying glasses. You can also find the MAC address in the, "Settings / Control Panel / About product", window of the N810, which is easier to read.

Before you update the flash memory on your Nokia device, you should back up any files that you want to preserve onto an external storage device. The update process will erase the contents of the internal memory and file system.

Here are my modified instructions for flashing the Nokia N800 and N810 with 32 bit versions of Windows, which I believe are clearer and more explicit than the wiki instructions, since Nokia has stopped updating the flash images:

1. Download and run the


which will install the flasher-3.5.exe, Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver, Maemo folder in the Start menu of Windows, shortcut to the flasher-3.5 folder command prompt, and documentation. The flasher-3.5.exe program usually gets installed to the folder:

C:\Program Files\maemo\flasher-3.5

by default.

2. Download the latest firmware:


and save it to the folder:

C:\Program Files\maemo\flasher-3.5

3. Ensure that the battery is full.

4. Turn off the N800 or N810 device and unplug its AC power adapter.

5. Attach the USB cable to your N800 or N810 and the Windows computer, which will see your Nokia device as an external storage device. For the Nokia N810, you need a micro A or micro B USB connector on one end to plug into the Nokia N810 and a standard USB A connector on the other end of the cable to plug into the Windows computer. For the Nokia N800, you need a mini B USB connector on one end to plug into the Nokia N800 and a standard USB A connector on the other end to plug into the Windows computer.

6. Get to a Windows command prompt as Administrator by clicking on the, "C:\ Maemo Flasher 3.5", icon in the Maemo folder in the Start menu of Windows. This should be equivalent to the entering the following two commands from a Windows command prompt that has Administrator privileges:


cd "\Program Files\maemo\flasher-3.5"

7. Execute the following program at the command prompt:

flasher-3.5.exe -F RX-44_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R

That is a lot to type, but Windows has file name completion like Linux, so when you type the, "RX", of the file name, you should be able to press the Tab key to have Windows fill out the rest of the file name for you. If there are multiple files that begin with the same letters, then you can keep tapping the Tab key until the correct file name appears. Note that there is no space in the hyphen in the, "flasher-3.5.exe", file name, while there is a space before each of the other hyphens on the line.

8. The AC power cord has to be disconnected from the right side of the N810 before you turn it on. Turn on the N800 or N810 device while holding down the Swap button on the N810 or Home button on the N800. On my Nokia N810, the Swap button is the black plastic button which has the white square on it on the left side of the screen when you hold the N810 in a landscape orientation, with the longest part of the case horizontal.

The flashing process should begin and end with your Nokia N810 rebooting. You can check that the process worked by looking in, "Settings / Control Panel / About product," on the Nokia device, which should show on one of the lines:

Version: 5.2010.33-1

There are references in the instructions installed with the flasher program to special steps being needed for installing on 64 bit versions of Windows, but I have no first-hand experience with that.

Last edited by qx773; 2013-11-11 at 10:25.
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OK thanks,... but I might be missing something. I was unable to find or did not know where to look for :

I googled it but many sites came up with different files sizes.

I found this: RX-44_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin
according to your instructions with my mac code in the 810N

so,...It might be right infront of my nose but not sure where to pickup the file you refer to as : maemo_flasher-3.5_2.5.2.2.exe

Thanks for the assistance
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I forgot to mention the web site where you can get the flasher program:

I have updated my instructions.
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any mirrors with images ? got n810 i want to factory reset(flash latet image). any idea where i can get it?
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hi, seems to be down.(trying for past 2 days)
has anyone accessed the site recently?

any other known archives for the firmwares?
most torrent uploads seem to be inaccessible too.
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since this is a for-beginner's thread:

if on flashing an error comes up like this (full error below) (and my n810 showed a usb sign in a corner and stayed there)

Flashing initfs... Sending request 0x50 failed: Operation timed out

USB device found found at bus 004, device address 003-0421-0105-02-00.
Found device RX-44, hardware revision 0805
NOLO version 1.1.11
Version of 'sw-release': RX-44_2008SE_2.2007.51-3_PR_MR0
Sending xloader image (9 kB)...
100% (9 of 9 kB, avg. 3000 kB/s)
Sending secondary image (98 kB)...
100% (98 of 98 kB, avg. 14053 kB/s)
Flashing bootloader... done.
Sending kernel image (1500 kB)...
100% (1500 of 1500 kB, avg. 11455 kB/s)
Flashing kernel... done.
Sending initfs image (2273 kB)...
100% (2273 of 2273 kB, avg. 23196 kB/s)
Flashing initfs... Sending request 0x50 failed: Operation timed out
Without disconnecting or otherwise disturbing the n810, I just reran the flasher command as previous.
This allowed flasher to continue on and complete and then the n810 reboots.
Dont know what would have happened if i had disconnected at the point of error.

fyi, i was flashing the n810 on a mac.
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yarg! A mac !
I don't know about EITHER of the main flasher's abilities with Mac's.
You may have probs with it.

Hmm ...the nokia software update wizard works fab on windows and the flasher 3.5 is great and works on linux ok....but mac??? ...I must admit I have avoided macs the last few's enough for me to mess with windows and linux let alone adding Apple to the pile. You have far more expertise on the o.s. than I.

Unless the wiki can illuminate you concerning flashing on a Mac
Only suggestion I have for you is say....running say ubuntu live on a usb drive on your computer..and THEN use the 3.5 flasher...OR fire up a vmware or virtualbox of windows or ubuntu and likewise then flash with the 3.5

Frankly.... someone else who understands "mac-eese" should weigh in to give you a hand on this one.
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