A pleasant surprise.

Wednesday, 7. May 2008

I just upgraded a N800 from Chinook to a internal Diablo pre-release with apt-get. This was never supposed to work, but it just does anyway. Nice!

It’s also quite easy:

  • Put the device into R&D mode and disable the lifeguard reset.
  • Make sure you have a lot of free space in / and/or move the apt archive cache from /var/cache/apt/archives to a memory card.
  • Run apt-get install osso-software-version-rx34-unlocked in a shell that doesn’t die when the network goes down.
  • Make some coffee, walk the dogs, plant a tree.
  • Updated: Run flash-and-reboot and let it flash the kernel and initfs.
  • File bugs.

I hope we can soon announce the repository that you need for this, but I can’t make any promises.