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How to: Update the Firmware on the Nokia N900

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The Nokia N900 is Nokia’s MID/smartphone which runs on Maemo 5 operating system. The device is often called a mobile computer owing to its high extensibility. However, it can be confusing at first how to update the firmware on the device. This tutorial should help you update your N900.

It is possible to update the device Over The Air (OTA). For this, you should first check the firmware version by going to the dialer and typing *#0000#. Now, go to the application manager and select updates. All applicable updates for the device should show up. Just keep installing them and your device will be up-to-date.

The device may also be updated using a computer. The method varies depending on whether you have Windows, Mac or Linux.

Windows users imply need to install Nokia Software Updater and connect their N900. The application does the rest and you have the latest firmware on your device.

Mac users need to download the 770Flasher tool and download the latest available N900 firmware image. Now, proceed to turn the N900 off and connect it to your computer via the USB cable (with the device turned off). Run the 770Flasher application and drag the downloaded firmware to the 770Flasher application. When you turn the phone on, the update process will automatically begin.

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By , International Correspondent on Apr 17th, 2010 GMT +2

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