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Forum: Competitors 2018-02-20, 13:39
Replies: 114
Views: 27,589
Posted By biketool
Re: Gemini PDA (the return of the Psion Series 5MX)

What kind of keyboard switches are they using, those keys look almost big enough to hide some Cherry blues.
(edit) I looked at more pix, I am pretty sure there is no room for mechanical key switches.
Forum: General 2018-02-13, 16:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,776
Posted By biketool
Re: Would you buy/use Nokia N900 in 2018?

I have been thinking of opening up a few of my X-SIM N900s and reballing the modem chip with my hot air reflow station, does anyone know the ideal temp for the N900's solder?

As for the thread I...
Forum: SailfishOS 2018-02-05, 08:58
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By biketool
Re: Run Alien Dalvik on OnePlus One

Is the install more reliable if deep reaching store/gapps is not installed and instead uses only f-droid repository and hand installed apks?
Forum: Buy & Sell 2018-01-31, 18:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,625
Posted By biketool
Re: [WTS] Nokia N900 Used - California

Be careful this is one of the Chinese Refurbished "New" N900s.
The outsides are new but the circuit board is from a repaired N900, though the ones I have had are nasty dirty work.
If it works...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-25, 19:36
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,068,206
Posted By biketool
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Joerg, Sorry didn't mean that to come out $#!tty towards you, I have been bugging him to use his louder voice for years for a pager-smartphone, I turned RMS onto the idea. I am also disappointed in...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-25, 08:43
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,068,206
Posted By biketool
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Joerg, GDC, Neo900 team, TMO,
I do not fault you and the Neo900 team when I make statements of resignation to our fate.
I would contribute to the Neo900 and did buy a GTA02 because I was part of...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-23, 09:39
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,068,206
Posted By biketool
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

Naw, I just wanted to take a shot at using him as my human megaphone for inclusion of POCSAG paging in proposed FOSS phones. Sadly despite him being the famous no-phone guy nobody has taken up that...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-23, 07:16
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,068,206
Posted By biketool
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

I have a fun email conversation with RMS(Richard Stallman) back in the early Neo900 days where he says offline modem(radio silent) and paging for incoming calls and messages with callback function...
Forum: Neo900 2018-01-21, 07:06
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,068,206
Posted By biketool
Re: Neo900 - finally a successor of N900

It has always been about the N900 form factor and OS. I would love to do another hardware generation jump and maybe bump back to N800 form factor so we get more LCD area.
Throw a Maemo5 like GUI...
Forum: SailfishOS 2017-11-30, 15:07
Replies: 41
Views: 6,260
Posted By biketool
Re: Zipper (Turn your smartphone into a blockchain powerhouse)

I would only consider a FOSS cryptocurrency app where I could and HAD reviewed the code for phone home of my wallet details as otherwise I would suspect the app of being able to 'rob' me at any time...
Forum: General 2017-11-14, 17:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By biketool
Re: JTAG, how to use it to recover data?

Browse around on hackaday, a DIY tech project website and feature blog mostly for hardware hacks and projects.
I think you could probably hack something together with a $1/free shipping USB...
Forum: MeeGo / Harmattan 2017-11-11, 16:25
Replies: 150
Views: 57,805
Posted By biketool
Re: Emojifix (iOS/Android Emoji SMS fix)

Just curious, is there an easy way to download and link/enable the large current collection of smiling poop and eggplants we call modern emoji?
I have had the fix for years and it is great, no more...
Forum: Nokia N900 2017-10-13, 06:33
Replies: 2,608
Views: 974,998
Posted By biketool
Re: Problems with N900 USB port becoming broken / loose and resulting warranty & repair issues

If you need an external charger find a cheap e-cigarette or phone battery charger and solder on two jumper wires for the + and - terminals and figure out how to make them stick without bending the...
Forum: Nokia N900 2017-10-10, 16:10
Replies: 2,608
Views: 974,998
Posted By biketool
Re: Problems with N900 USB port becoming broken / loose and resulting warranty & repair issues

I think if you are getting the USB symbol the USB port is good enough, though you could get a cheap hot air reflow unit and try reflowing the USB solder points, you might try putting some lead %...
Forum: Applications 2017-10-09, 11:55
Replies: 1,613
Views: 462,705
Posted By biketool
Re: [Announce] cuteTube - A feature-rich YouTube client

FWIW I just used it this morning with the AAC convert script given upthread. It worked well.
Forum: Nokia N900 2017-10-03, 20:12
Replies: 307
Views: 146,651
Posted By biketool
Re: [HOWTO] N900 Bluetooth-PAN Tethering (N900 supplies Internet Access for PC)

Android(Cyanogen - LineageOS) seems to have gotten better along with me learning to force my N900 onto the net usually by checking mail and then surfing from my tablet.
This BT tethering function is...
Forum: Applications 2017-10-02, 19:30
Replies: 64
Views: 18,357
Posted By biketool
Re: [Announce] Maebble - Pebble support for Maemo

Proprog, either the current version you have public or the beta should be on the repos, not sure how to get that done.
The reason is that most of the tech difficulties people are having are...
Forum: Applications 2017-09-28, 18:50
Replies: 64
Views: 18,357
Posted By biketool
Re: [Announce] Maebble - Pebble support for Maemo

-load the maebble dir onto your phone
-edit the cfg for your watch's mac address
-verify the mac address
-launch from the directory with the cfg and executable
-Pair your watch in bluetooth
...
Forum: Applications 2017-09-19, 04:05
Replies: 64
Views: 18,357
Posted By biketool
Re: [Announce] Maebble - Pebble support for Maemo

I think Proprog is just slowly porting over the whole feature set form libpebble including uploading firmwares and watch apps.
https://github.com/Hexxeh/libpebble
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2017-09-19, 04:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By biketool
Re: N900 microusb connection and battery drain

Other than success where there is no longer a stuck-on illumination LED under there?
I suppose you could alternatively try to crush or snip it with pliers or cutters though I think this would be...
Forum: Ubuntu 2017-09-17, 19:39
Replies: 165
Views: 40,580
Posted By biketool
Re: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition - first ubuntu phone announced

I gave UT the old college try on a Nexus 7, but UT was more of a bodged Ubuntu flavor UI running on hacked Android-Linux than what I was hoping for, the well known Ubuntu flavored Debian. And I...
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2017-09-15, 05:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By biketool
Re: N900 microusb connection and battery drain

Take some broken surface mount electronics and try to solder and unsolder parts from the printed circuit board. Or maybe there is a phone repair shop where they can do a hot air rework fix, which is...
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2017-09-14, 08:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By biketool
Re: N900 microusb connection and battery drain

Get the app healthcheck from the repos and see if your KB sensor is working.

In one case I had a N900 keyboard light logic stuck to ON, I eventually just desoldered it, the battery connection was...
Forum: General 2017-09-11, 16:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,686
Posted By biketool
Forum: Maemo 5 / Fremantle 2017-09-11, 16:06
Replies: 110
Views: 33,603
Posted By biketool
Re: idea: Update browser engine on N900

Too true, I end up carrying around a LineagoOS tablet just so I can check the bus arrival prediction website. I used to be able to use MicroB for the exact site but upgrades for... better?
I wonder...
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