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Old 14th December 2010, 17:43   #1
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Guys,

how many of us use N900 here. started this to share tips and tricks of wonders that can be done on the Phone...

to start with mine (Amateur)
1. install Tweakr to set personalise ringtones and other stuffs
2. use ur phone as a FM Transmitter.. (Sounds Cool).. it worked for me...

the song i played on my phone, my frnd was able to tune in to radio from other side...


share your experiences with this device..

Eagerly Awaiting!!!
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Old 14th December 2010, 18:36   #2
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Hey that is interesting.

I currently own a Nokia 5800 and am pretty happy with it. However, I have been contemplating to upgrade and have ever been smitten by N 900.

Could you please answer these questions for me:

1) Did you try to multi boot?

2) Did you try installing MeeGo?

3) Did you try it with the gingerbread port?

4) How is the music quality?

5) Are there any issues with Wifi/ Bluetooth?

6) Did you try over clocking the processor?

7) Any other OS?

8) How much did you buy it for?


I am a big fan of Linux and its endless possibilites and was amazed at the capabilites of N900. My friend has been trying to install 5 OSes on this (as shown in a Youtube video) lets see if he would be successful.
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Old 15th December 2010, 14:27   #3
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1) Did you try to multi boot?

2) Did you try installing MeeGo?

3) Did you try it with the gingerbread port?
I have been waiting to buy a class 10 16GB microSD card to try these out.
Basically i want to try out the u-boot approach rather than multiboot (where you reflash the kernal image every time you boot into different OSes). Shall update the experience, once I do that.

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4) How is the music quality?
I have always used FM Transmitter to stream the music from the device.
Very useful feature I would say.
I dont need to carry around any other devices for carrying my music. Plus anywhere I go, there would be atleast one FM receiver and hence instant hook up.
Also, I have some internet radio stations configured in the device. And hence, even those songs could be FM-ed to older devices. A perfect marriage of latest technology with latest one.
Only downside here is, it needs a decent internet connection (wifi or 3G) and hence works only at my home network now.

Only down side with FM tranmitter is, it wont work if you are charging the device or rather FM quality deteriorate considerably.

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5) Are there any issues with Wifi/ Bluetooth?
No issues. Once I switched to N900, my entire browsing takes place thru this device. I havent touched the laptop at home ever since.

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6) Did you try over clocking the processor?
Havent tried it as it doesnt suit my needs.

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8) How much did you buy it for?
I bought it for $410 ~= Rs. 18500
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Old 15th December 2010, 14:46   #4
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you can have FM Radio too, there is app available in the Devel-extra that enables the FM Radio, its done by starting the Bluetooth, but radio is functional have done that on my device, you can use the Extra Kernel available that also support the USB host feature, provided you have appropriate USB cable[N8 usb on go cable works], the FM transmitter hack application is also available that extend the application for more range as well as for charging mode hack.
This is a great hacker device with built in root mode, install the rootsh and you are on your own to do lot more with the device.

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Anil.. all i can tell the phone is worth the price and the one liner " A Raw Computer"

1) Did you try to multi boot?

2) Did you try installing MeeGo?

3) Did you try it with the gingerbread port?

4) How is the music quality?

5) Are there any issues with Wifi/ Bluetooth?

6) Did you try over clocking the processor?

7) Any other OS?

Answers to your questions
1. Nope
2. Meego is installed and got an update of version5.2 also..
4. Music and Video streaming are really good.. except for mkv and flv flies which i havent tried it plays everythin else.. have 3 movies on my phone now..
3. What is Gingerbread
4. Amazing Wifi connection.. currently on Mobile office by airtel but once at home or in Subway or central its Wifi .. Battery seems to stay for a day of 8 to 10 hrs continous Wi fi connection.
Lastly no plans of using any other OS.. this seems amazing..
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