I flashed my Nokia 770 last year, with the latest image from Nokia Europe, marked 2005_51-13, but I’m not happy with it at all. There are some minor improvements, but on the downside I’m seeing many spurious crashes, on the order of ten crashes in the last day and a half, and I really didn’t use it that much on new year’s eve.
I’m not a happy camper. On the up side counts that switching between programs is faster and that the formatting of item texts in the news reader is slightly better. Now the text is at least separated into paragraphs instead of just being flowed from start to end.
On the down side, the system is very unstable. It will reboot spontaneously. Sometimes its just lying on the table, and you hear the ding-dong-ding Nokia sound, and it has rebooted.
It took several reboots to just reinstall my old applications: xchat, gaim, xterm and ssh.
Maybe the new image is based on Windows?
I have no idea what causes the reboots. I’m been on wifi all the times, I always am, but sometimes I was standing just besides the access point, at other times far from it. On one occasion it froze and then rebooted just seconds after associating with the AP.
Some other notes of little interest
I did the normal upgrade procedure: backup, flash, restore. It worked quite well, and there were no errors in the flashing procedure.
$ sudo ../flasher/flasher -F Nokia_770_SE2005_3_2005_51-13.bin -f -R Found image 2nd (length 8576) Found image secondary (length 79360) Found image xloader (length 13824) Found image initfs (length 1581824) Found image kernel (length 1481856) Found image rootfs (length 58851328) Suitable USB device not found, waiting USB device found found at bus 001, device address 004 Found board Nokia 770 (F5) NOLO version 0.9.0 Sending X-Loader image (13 kB)... 100% (13 of 13 kB, avg. 710 kB/s) Sending secondary image (77 kB)... 100% (77 of 77 kB, avg. 798 kB/s) Flashing X-Loader... done. Sending kernel image (1447 kB)... 100% (1447 of 1447 kB, avg. 524 kB/s) Flashing kernel... done. Sending initfs image (1544 kB)... 100% (1544 of 1544 kB, avg. 964 kB/s) Flashing initfs... done. Sending and flashing rootfs image (57472 kB)... 100% (57472 of 57472 kB, avg. 734 kB/s) Finishing flashing... done
Restoring the backup killed my list of preferred radio stations. I was asked about some files that were older on the backup, and I chose to keep the newest files from the new image, and that might have overwritten my preferred stations list.
The backup and restore process doesn’t take the files from my other applications, so I had to do that by hand.
Xterm didn’t require any changes.
Xchat2 was ok after copying ~/.xchat2 from the backup of /home/user I had made before flashing the system.
Gaim had to be setup manually. I copied ~/.gaim, but it didn’t bring back my old setup. Fortunately the changes were few, mostly my nicks and passwords.
Ssh just had to have ~/.ssh copied over from the backup.