Nokia released a new firmware for the N800 tablets, and I flashed mine yesterday. It was by far the easiest upgrade ever.
I took a backup first and stored it on the internal flash card, and flashed the unit as per the instructions. One of the first questions asked was if I wanted a backup restored and I picked the backup made just before the flash.
The backup restored my gconf settings, and all the application repositories I had added, so while the non-standard applications weren’t restored automatically, all it took was to go to the Application Manager and install the ones I wanted. Applications that use gconf for user preferences had their preferences set already so I had to do nothing. For example, the FM radio applet had all the same stations as before the upgrade.

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March 25, 2007


It’d be really nice if applications could be installed on the external card. I have a 770, and the internal card is nearly always almost full. I keep no data there, just applications. My 2 GB MMC card has not yet gotten half full. What i’d like is a real ext3 filesystem on the external card. Now that i have a WiFi router on my main linux box, i don’t use the USB connection, ever. So, it’d be nice to have the USB port in host mode, so i could, for example, mount a 160 GB external hard disk. I’ve heard that these things can be done, but have not yet investigated them myself. I’m running the OS2006 load.

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