How to install the new portrait hildon-desktop? July 15th, 2011 Mike Posted in Add-on, Maemo Community, Video | 25 Comments » | 14,594 views Arcean, the guy behind Gnumeric - a spreadsheet application for N900, has created a script that allows my Nokia N900 to work in portrait mode (Yes, portrait mode has always worked if CSSU is installed but with this script the icons on the desktop now spin around when the N900 is turned into portrait mode).
It’s not quite a rotating homes screen / view, but it is close. The first time one turns the N900 into Portrait mode, you need to align your icons or widgets into the correct position or location. You only need to do this once, and the position will be saved or remembered (as it is in horizontal mode). Installation Instructions: Download: hd_18_07_2011.deb and then copy it to your /home/user/MyDocs folder (Note: This version might not be the latest, so please check the first post over at Talk.Maemo.org for confirmation – As it happens it’s the latest version as of 19/07/2011). Reboot your N900. How to remove the shadows from the icons? May 6th, 2011 Mike Posted in Advice, How to | 4 Comments | 6,949 views I recently changed my theme to Dark Sky and after I rebooted my Nokia N900 all the icons returned to the former glory of having a shadow around the icon.
Some might like the shadow but I prefer to have a clean icon with no shadow and what appears to be a transparent background. I prefer to do all my changes via WinSCP instead of typing in X-Term, but it’s entirely up to you how you do it and there is no right or wrong way. Instructions: How to make my Nokia N900 charge wirelessly? November 10th, 2012 Mike Posted in Hardware, How to | No Comments » | 5,570 views I stumbled upon a post called “Nokia N900 wireless charging” over at Renerento, whereby Rene describes a way to make your Nokia N900 charge wirelessly using a wireless charging kit from the Nintendo Dsi.
Fitting The idea is brilliant and I always wished for something like this, although I am not sure about trying this on my Nokia N900. If you are brave, have a steady hand and some patience, and perhaps a spare Nokia N900, then head over to Renerento and check out his cool how to guide with photos. Charging Photo Source: Renerento Like this: Like Loading... You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. How to install NITDroid version 0.0.9 on N900? February 20th, 2011 Mike Posted in Maemo Community, NITDroid | 6 Comments » | 23,450 views I recently installed NITDroid version 0.0.9 (Android 2.2 port) onto my Nokia N900.
I found all the information over on the Maemo.org forum. (I recommend visiting this thread for more information, so one can see the problems people have experienced and the solutions that are available). How to install HTC Sense theme on NITDroid? Ammyt is one of the brilliant guys behind the NITDroid project.
NITDroid is an Android port for the N900, an Android variant that is currently based on Android Gingerbread 2.3.4. By installing NITDroid, you will have a fully functioning Android OS on your device, apart from voice in calls. How to install HTC Sense theme on N900? There is a wonderful thread over at talk.maemo.org created by ammyt explaining how I can set up the Sense theme on my Nokia N900.
Ammyt only recently told us how to install the Sense theme on our NITDroid N900. The guy is incredibly dedicated to the Sense cause. One thing I will say is be prepared to try and try again. It took me quite a while to get my Sense theme (clock, weather and dock perfect) and I am not there yet. The dock is currently an image only. As it’s quite a detailed process I recommend following the instructions on the forum, because if you get stuck you can post a question to Ammyt.
One thing I noticed, which the instructions failed to mention, is that it’s important to follow a certain order when building the clock. How to install NITDroid N11 “Vostok” on N900? April 16th, 2011 Mike Posted in Maemo Community, NITDroid | 58 Comments | 88,895 views I recently installed the latest version of NITDroid N11 “Vostok” on my Nokia N900.
It is Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 port released by Alex Roslyakov (@drunkdebugger | e-yes). There have been a number of versions prior to this one, but each one improves on the last and this one is no exception. I found all the information over on the Maemo.org forum, specifically the “Nitdroid easy install on Emmc” page is very useful. NOTE: This version still does not have full two way voice support. How to customize my Nokia N900 lock screen? Sakya has taken the ‘Enhanced Lockscreen‘ addon created by MohhamadAG and made it even better with a new addon called QtLockscreen for my Nokia N900.
It is fully customizable and by that I mean everything one sees on the screen can be changed via a configuration file (font, images, icons, clock, play, fast forward, rewind, pause etc). In the past one swipe from left to right would unlock the N900. Enhanced Lockscreen introduced music control icons, which allowed the user to play, pause, rewind or fast forward the song while the N900 was locked. Now, to unlock the phone one holds down the lock key at the bottom of the screen for a second. QtLockscreen also supports portrait mode and the image can be the same or completely different to the one used in landscape mode.
The configuration file is call QtLockscreen.ini and is found in /home/user/.config/sakya – It can be easily edited to your hearts content. Q: “How do I edit the QtLockscreen.ini file if I am not using WinSCP?” Source: How to manage views on your Nokia N900? Nine months ago I explained “How to have 9 sexy desktops on your Nokia N900?”
And ever since then many people have asked me various questions relating to the scripts that were discussed in that post, scripts that many others in the know had written to get more than 4 desktops to be viewable. If you are not comfortable with scripts then there is an easier way. Visit the CSSU (Community Seamless Software Update) wiki page and follow the installation instructions. It will explain how to download and install some software or firmware onto your device. How to connect PC to my Nokia N900 over WIFI? May 18th, 2011 Mike Posted in Advice, Applications, How to, Maemo Community | 16 Comments » | 27,155 views Did you know that almost every command you type in X-term can be typed in remotely from your computer (via PUTTY), saving you finger pain.
How to speed up your Nokia N900 considerably? July 1st, 2011 Mike Posted in How to, Maemo Community, Speed, Video | 1 Comment » | 7,913 views @Karam over at talk.maemo.org has taken a ‘speed up patch‘ written for the Linux operating system and converted it so that it works on my Nokia N900. The first post in the thread (73315) is titled “[ANNOUNCE] Script (speedpatch) + Tweaks To Speed UP N900 (Update)“. It explains what one needs to do to speed up your N900. There are some extra tips in the post as well such as : Install the latest Power Kernel 47 so that overclocking is possible,Install the application Swappolube for extra speed tweaks, Just out of interest sake I have the latest CSSU version PR 188.8.131.52-9 loaded as well and it works well.
The thread is quite detailed and can be confusing if you don’t know where to start, but I have downloaded the patch (speedpatch-ALTERNATIVE.tar.gz) and followed his instructions.