If you want to reflash your brand new Nokia n800/n810, follow the steps below:

  • On the n800/n810 run the Backup/Restore app and backup all your data to a flash card
  • On a Linux PC download the Linux flasher-3.0
  • In the same directory download the latest firmware image. As of June 26th, 2008 it's Diablo:
  • Make sure the battery of your n800/n810 is fully charged.
  • Unplug the charger and switch off the Nokia n800/n810.
  • Connect the tablet to your computer via USB without turning it on
  • On the Linux PC execute as root:
  ./flasher-3.0 -F RX-34_DIABLO_4.2008.23-14_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R
  • It should display: "Suitable USB device not found, waiting" in the terminal window
  • While holding the "home" button (the bottom one with the house on it), plug in the charger or push the power button.
  • You should see the upgrade status on the n800/n810 after which it reboots automatically -- you're done now!

You might find that if you've stored the firmware and the flasher on a remote network filesystem you might get a permission denied message. If this happens just move both to a local filesystem until you're done flashing. Once you've written the firmware you'll want to configure networking and check for updates.

  • Connect to a wireless network (may need to reconfigure network security)
  • Start Application Manager - Settings -> Application Manager
  • Enable Extras catalog - Menu -> Tools -> Application Catalog
  • Insert flash card with recent backup
  • Start Backup/Restore -  System -> Backup/Restore
  • Choose most recent backup and select the Restore button
  • Select data to restore, make sure Application list is checked
  • It will reboot when done