N900 not updating
The e MMC image will contain and restore the My Docs factory setting files and folders (.documents, .images, icons, etc.).Upgrading wipes out your Some notes: For errors see Flasher errors Install flashing software There are two methods for flashing the device on OS X, using the GUI, with the 770Flasher application or using the console, much like the Linux flashing method.To display the boot-menu press the "F8" key as soon as the Windows boot process starts (i.e.after the BIOS has loaded, and after GRUB or other non-Windows bootloaders have passed). You can use Microsoft Virtual PC - Also known as XP Mode.After booting into your Live CD/USB, follow the instructions from the Linux section of this page. Download the libusb library, and simply copy the right version to the folder you've installed Flasher to.So, rename libusb0_x86to libusb0for x86-systems (32-bit) or copy libusb0from the amd64-folder for 64-bit systems.Then go to Device Manager and update the driver for N900 Phone Parent and the flasher should spring to life...Disabling signed driver detection is done by choosing the option "Boot without checking for signed drivers" (or something similar) in the Windows boot-menu.
(Some users may encounter problems due to varying causes.) The Nokia Software Updater can now be used when updating from a previous firmware to a new one or re-flashing.(you MUST flash rootfs as well, when flashing e MMC (because of deletion) It is strongly advised you regularly use the Backup application to create backups of your settings and data to a safe storage.You will want to configure the Backup application in such a way it stores the backups to your micro SD card - alternatively when creating manual backup of My Docs as suggested below, backups stored to default location "N900" will be included and thus safe.This is the more difficult than using 770Flasher, but gives you access to the advanced options flasher-3.5 provides (like setting R&D flags, flashing only parts of the image, unpacking the image, etc).Microsoft Windows users who wish to update their N900 can use the Nokia Software Updater (aka NSU), or use the Flasher (see section below).