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Flash (Format) N900
Install Operating System Meamo World version 5 :

Download these 3 files on your 32 bit Debian based Linux PC:




Ensure the battery of Nokia device is fully charged.

Install the .deb version of the Flasher (formats drive of N900), On command line from PC Terminal, run:

     sudo dpkg -i maemo_flasher-3.5_2.5.2.2_i386.deb

the installed the .deb version, will run and install the .bin images by this following commands:

1. TURN OFF the phone
2. Connect USB cable into computer, but NOT INTO N900 yet.
3. Slide the keyboard open in N900, and PRESS U (key U) AND KEEP IT PRESSED.
4. While pressing U, CONNECT micro-USB INTO N900. DO NOT DISCONNECT USB cable until said so.
5. Soon N900 will turn on by itself. When you see Nokia logo (it may be quite dim) and little USB logo on corner of screen, you may RELEASE key U.
6. Now N900 is in flashable mode. Open terminal on your computer and cd into directory you created earlier (where you saved the flashable images).
7. First you have to flash eMMC. On command line from PC Terminal, run

     sudo flasher-3.5 -F RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin -f

Do not reboot between flashing eMMC and flashing Maemo. You should see on command line some messages, and finally you will notice that flashing has ended on the PC terminal. Power off n900, remove usb and battery again, and repeat instructions holding "U" again.
8. Now you will flash Maemo (kernel and rootfs). On command line from PC, run

     sudo flasher-3.5 -F RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R

Now flashing starts and once it is ready, your N900 will reboot itself. When it is rebooting YOU MAY DISCONNECT USB cable.

Now your phone is in “factory state”. You have Fremantle PR 1.3 in phone, but otherwise all your previous settings and extra applications are gone.

You may want CSSU for latest version and bug fixes

To update to CSSU, you must in Nokia n900 webbrowser go to for CSSU download using n900:


This is a .install file which takes a few minutes to load the repository.

Flash 10 install and increase version to Flash 12 :

then download using n900

1. Initially install "rootsh" on n900 apps, then on command line from N900 Terminal

     apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplayer

2. Download and install directly Flash Player v10.1.98.88 3. Install flash by changing directory in terminal to where downloaded file is " cd /../../ ", then type

     dpkg -i adobe-flashplayer-10.deb

4. INSTALL Ghex on Debian based PC, then copy the file to DCIM with command line from N900 Terminal

      cp -i /usr/lib/browser/plugins/ /home/user/MyDocs/DCIM

5. Run Ghex on Debian PC, to edit file in DCIM directory with "Mass Storage Mode" , then find 31 30 2E 31 and press enter, the string you've just found need to be changed to 31 32 2E 31

6. Find 31 30 2C 31 and change it to 31 32 2C 31

7. Save file from PC

8. Copy the edited file back to previous directory with command line from N900 Terminal.

      cp -i /home/user/MyDocs/DCIM/ /usr/lib/browser/plugins/

Close terminal and enjoy new faked v12.1.98.88 flash player

Share 3g with wifi network:

Download using n900 webbrowser and run in App Manager JoikuSpot


The Perfect n900 setup for Network Positing speed increase, Repositories,

Terminal Commands

rm -r /home/*
- Terminal on n900 remove all in home
sudo gainroot
- gain root
apt-get update

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