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The focus of this thread is gathering:
How-To's, Workarounds for issues, Mods/Tweaks, Killer Apps, & maybe more main sections?
Users can ask for help, but if you do, please share at least one new thing you've learned (not obvious).
I've started a Google doc here. By default anyone can view & comment...
We need more readers to become editors, so the main sections can have sub-sections created.
And so that new and outdated content, can be added and removed more regularly.
So please send your requests via that Google doc!
I'll probably eventually only link to the Google doc, & remove all content from this post & others.
It's just too much of a PIA trying to keep here and the Google doc 100% synched.
N.B. The Google doc will eventually be far more up-to-date....

How-To's/Tips
Test beta community apps before they're released as stable
http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_Apps/Community_QA
Improve SSH security once dev-mode enabled (much of this has been applied in subsequent updates)
http://www.basshero.org/blog/113/nok...e-ssh-security
Dismantling the N9 (Russian Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJtUbnM46E
iFixit N9 device stub: still waiting for folks to add their teardown/repair guides
http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Nokia_N9
Change the terminal font size (pretty obvious, maybe not worth documenting)
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4966
Rain-X (for fixing scratched glass screens)
Force a restart = hold power/lock-screen button for 10-sec (in manual)
It's perfectly fine to use the N900's charger with the N9 & vice-versa
Package a *.DEB for N9 (Binary only)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80908
Report Bugs! Pointers
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...87&postcount=1
Improve scratched Gorilla Glass
http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/moto-droid...ow-repair.html
Email & MfE, getting help with issues by giving help
http://wiki.maemo.org/Email_and_Mail_for_Exchange_n9
Make your own wallpaper
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...40#post1132540
How to restore system w/o doing a total rootfs rewrite (i.e. losing most data)
http://wiki.meego.com/N950/Fixing_MALF_state
Unlock a accidentally locked N9 by obtaining your security code
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...01#post1138501
Add Harmattan-dev Nokia repository
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=81154
Transfer files to/from N9 via WiFi+SSH client (WinSCP)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wccMF2lDH5A
Accessing N9 through SSH over 3G
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4866
Textareas in harmattan browser, scroll with two fingers!
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80482
Import Calendars into N9
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=5227
SIP + Google Voice (works like a cellular call, quality sometimes not quite as good)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80505
Setup a Bluetooth PAN
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4867
How to enable SSH root access if you really must (not necessary as you can just use devel-su)
http://sintonen.fi/n9_pr1.1_remote_root_ssh_login.txt
Also apparently if you change user, dev, & root pwds from their default, you can proceed w/root via SSH.
Connect to the net via USB using USBnet
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79929
Google Reader in Feeds App (2 approaches, one's a workaround the other's a tip)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80843
Create desktop icon w/root access to a script (2 answers on post #5)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...82#post1135282
Access touch friendly (mobile, not txt-only) version of some Google services
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...33#post1129333
Remove app shortcuts from the app launcher home-screen
http://everythingn9.com/remove-appli...cuts-nokia-n9/
Use a XMPP gateway for multiple messaging services at once, but w/only one connection!
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...66#post1049366
Re-encode video to a format more suited to the N9
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...80#post1110680
You can do it in the terminal on the phone like this, otherwise Handbrake's excellent.
I’m not aware of any transcoding software like Handbrake, but for Maemo.
Reduce N900 power consumption (much of it applicable to N9 owners)
http://wiki.maemo.org/N900_Hardware_Power_Consumption
*VKB
http://everythingn9.com/advanced-key...ions-nokia-n9/
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=5288
toggle between shell keys & arrows keys for terminal in VKB (already doco'd?)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...12#post1123712
*Swype
swype: how to delete word you don't want in dictionary
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...57#post1135357
http://www.swype.com/category/tips/
*Update/Re-Install
http://europe.nokia.com/support/prod...oftware-update
NaviFirmEx: C++ version of NaviFirm that runs on WINE (Linux/OSX) & in Windows
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80874
*Handy *nix Cmds
cat /proc/cpuinfo

Workarounds (many are subject to change with new major releases)
*Issue with dloading voices for drive app
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=768
*Using N9 w/latest version of Ovi Suite
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...1090#r31711090
*Applications that use inverted theme, menu is transparent except for menu contents (fix).
http://fiferboy.blogspot.com/2011/10...rted-menu.html
Sometime lists of things like music/movies/msgs etc. don't update correctly.
Instead of a reboot this cmd can come in handy: tracker-control --hard-reset
*Not able to see updates for apps
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...00#post1119800
*How to get terminal icon to appear in apps list w/o enabling dev mode
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?p=34681#post34681
*backed-up pre-loaded N9 content, should you want to do a full reset/reformat
http://www.n9fanclub.com/2011/11/rec...ontent-of.html
*disabling the auto-lock when using MfE
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=875
*How to enable/disable auto-connection of different connection types (wifi/3g etc)
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=877
*Nokia won't support my N9 because it didn't originate in my country (if you're in the EU & your N9 was bought in the EU, you're in luck)
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=910
*I'm about to update to 1.1 via OTA or NSU, will I lose my backed-up data?
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=917
*Are the diff. updates methods (OTA/NSU/Flash) really diff. in size, why?
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=921
*How to have FB/Gtalk etc automatically reconnect after a internet connection's been restored (not really a soln)
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=941
Drive app not starting, how to get it working (Pre 1.1?)
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?p=35241#post35241
Retrieve forgotten security code….
http://my-meego.com/faq/showquestion...dAuto=20&faq=1
Missing Quick Launch Icons
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80019
The ringer volume is too low, how-to raise it:
-via terminal (alsa)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...92#post1129092
-via GUI (no idea if this actually works, not really clear what the guy's saying)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...99#post1129299
OpenMode kernel for PR1.1 (still a WIP)
http://maemo.cloud-7.de/HARM/N9/openmode_kernel_PR1.1/
Manual display brightness control
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4682&page=2
Emails being sent via IMAP acct staying in outbox (not sure if this is really because of OS or server end)
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=351
idle consumption issue
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...8&postcount=72
Terminal level reboot
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...91#post1121191
n9 pr 1.1 forgets all passwords after reboot
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80540
Delete all accts, full reset, recreate all accts, problem should crop up again.
Strange Icon in app screen - help
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80566
N9 mUSB cover repair/replace
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80024
No sources outside Finland yet. A more common L800 will help for some countries.
Someone's looking at getting a 3d print service to make one w/better material.
In which case that post would belong in the Mods/Twks section
How-to access a gmail acct that's blocked, because you have several devices using it.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...06#post1133506
Unable to install apps from Nokia Store (2 potential workarounds)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79551
Push mimetypes to the stock browser (handy as browser doesn’t have “save link as”!)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...80#post1118280
^ Not sure if this is a workaround or mod/twk?
Adapter for earphones/headphones w/in-line mics that aren't compatible w/the N9
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...79#post1117179
Reset GConf settings (for connectivity issues, fairly drastic)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...62#post1119262

Mods/Tweaks (many are subject to change with new major releases)
Disable home-screens & lock screen portrait lock
http://wiki.meego.com/Migrating_from...landscape_mode
Wallpaper format for landscape/portrait orientation
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...0&postcount=60
How to customise your lock-screen
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79210
Changing power button behavior (editing mce.ini)
http://shootspeak.com/2011/10/10/nok...-mce-ini-file/
VKB modifications
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79879
Faster N9 transitions
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...26#post1129426
Faster Darker Theme (includes faster transitions)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...68#post1133468
n9Tweak (kind of an app, but essentially many mods/twks rolled into one)
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4991
USB host-mode (relies on how well things go for kernel openmode)
http://maemo.cloud-7.de/HARM/H_E_N9/
Disabling/tweaking orientation sensor (alas no easy way to integrate into GUI yet)
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4475
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4908
Internet Messengers on the N9/N950
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=78922
Proper integration of telepathy accounts
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80501
Integrating & using AIM/ICQ/YM/ MSNM/Vkontakte/QIP (Haze)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80687
GTK + Python+GTK for Harmattan
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79229
IP Address "Widget" for N9
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=5310
Calenderr: Daily updated Calendar app icon
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4925
Faster A-GPS response on Nokia N9
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80287
Enable image sharing to Twitter in Gallery
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80445
mute the camera shutter sound (read till 7th post to learn of two methods)
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80474
Enable more Swype settings in the GUI
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80573
Limit swype to the langueges you use
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80582
Bluetooth PBAP (for N900, not yet tested/refined for N9)
http://wiki.maemo.org/Bluetooth_PBAP
Modified Events screen
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80906
Change clock colour/font/format, & notification icons in the standby screen
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=78536
Changing/modifying the system's emoticons
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=80564
How to have terminal on apps launcher home-screen w/o keeping dev mode on
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...&postcount=218
Change your N9's fonts
http://nokiamobileblog.com/how-to-ch...your-nokia-n9/
Additional VKB layouts for N9: Greek, Slovenian, Bulgarian etc.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79492
Repartition RootFS so there's more room for app storage/mem etc (take away space used by FAT32)
http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43603
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=partition
Connect bluetooth keyboard to N9
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4828

Killer Apps
I've hit a word limit in this post so I've placed the killer apps list here.
I may remove everything in this thread & just link to the Google doc.
As the latter is way more up-to-date nowadays...

In-depth explanation of some underlying aspect of the OS
Is Maemo 5 (Fremantle) possible on the N9? (terminology for project names etc, is outdated)
Messaging's auto-merging
AEGIS notes (Maemo Wiki)
Can I run Fremantle apps on Harmattan?

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Think we should keep this in-house and use the wiki.

Thanks for setting this up. Now all I need is an N9.
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Developer joergrw is working on usb host mode for the N9.
see here
http://forum.meego.com/showthread.php?t=4610&page=2
The N9 is different than the n950 hardware wise so he has to get the N9 to work on it.
 

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Do additional country maps eat away more of the precious storage for data or are they stored in the part reserved for apps?
 

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My standing question is around getting files onto the phone. Is it a standard affair like it was on the N900 or do you have to use the PC Suite? Via the PC Suite, do you have access to movies, music and books?

Have you had any issues with using DRM'd eBooks from say O'Reilly or even Google Books - if not Amazon or Nook? And what about movie playback?

Can you finally play *.mkv files that are 720p or higher without incident? How does it handle media like that?

Just wondering about those kinds of things.

Okay, one last one... or two. Additional languages - do they cost? I tend to switch between EN-US and DE a lot on my phones. Also, what about start up time? Quick, short, medium? I'll come up with more. Thanks in advance.
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Random girl asking if you can change from qwerty to another vkb layout for sms/messaging.
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GSM arena to provide detailed in depth review:

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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
My standing question is around getting files onto the phone. Is it a standard affair like it was on the N900 or do you have to use the PC Suite? Via the PC Suite, do you have access to movies, music and books?
Yes. It's pretty much the same. 3 main ways.
1. USB Mass storage via USB cable
2. SSH (SFTP) over wireless. (sshserver gets enabled when developer mode is enabled)
3. Sync using Nokia Link app via USB

Can you finally play *.mkv files that are 720p or higher without incident? How does it handle media like that?
Unless mine is a dud, no, you can't. I've tries soooo many 720p video files. Mostly main and high profile H264 MKV files. (but some AVI) It can't play them. Well, sound plays but the video plays at around 0.1 fps. (yes 0.1) 450p main and high profile H264 videos does play but it plays very choppy. (it skips frames) It's as if there is zero hw acceleration and it's using the CPU. I will need others to confirm to ensure my N9 is not a dud.

I however could play 450p baseline H264 profile videos without issues and 720p xvid with ac3 audio AVI also played perfectly fine.

Either mine is a dud or this is how it is. Hopefully others will report.

Okay, one last one... or two. Additional languages - do they cost? I tend to switch between EN-US and DE a lot on my phones. Also, what about start up time? Quick, short, medium? I'll come up with more. Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]

Additional languages does not cost money from what I can see.

Startup time is around 50 seconds. (boot up time from off state)
Nokia Maps app takes more than 20 seconds to load.
N9 could definitely benefit from overclocking or dual core CPU.

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Lock/Unlock support?

I mean not "unlock screen" double tap thingy.

What I mean is if there is some kind of locking like on Android where you unlock with pattern and Symbian with pincodes? If you leave the device for longer...

Also is there any app to "remote lock" the device on Nokiastore or in the community repo(s)?
 
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Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
My standing question is around getting files onto the phone. Is it a standard affair like it was on the N900 or do you have to use the PC Suite? Via the PC Suite, do you have access to movies, music and books?
I've never installed the PC suite. I get an offer to use mass storage when I plug it in via USB.

Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
Okay, one last one... or two. Additional languages - do they cost? I tend to switch between EN-US and DE a lot on my phones. Also, what about start up time? Quick, short, medium? I'll come up with more. Thanks in advance.[/size]
No, languages are free. Keyboard variants are plenty too.

Startup is pretty quick, I think.
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