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Maemo 5 firmware update available 1.2009.44-1 [new app manager icons]

| January 11, 2010 | 34 Replies

There’s a mini update available for the N900 to 1.2009.44-1 (18.5MB – from 1.2009.42.11).

Changes as far as I’m aware:

  • New icons in app manager [see screenshots below]
  • Red Pill mode is now gone [If you need to google Red Pill mode for N900 you didn’t need it]
  • Ovi Catalogue is added to app manager (some new apps from that)
  • Application lists stay in the position you last left it after installing an app (before, the app list would refresh and you’d start back up the top – annoying if you were trying out apps S-Z)
  • Ovi Store is accessible  (via web)
  • There are a lot of minor updates, complete change log shown in the final screenshot (via Hiren) at the end of this post.

It came up this morning as a notification in the status bar.

I wasn’t going to bother with it as it’s supposedly just there in preparation for the proper firmware update ota. (Some have mentioned it even causes some lags). But I’ve been reinstalling my N900 firmware this morning anyway (to fix a bug) and thought I might as well try.  [update, there are some changes. Can’t check them all right now as I’m now in a meeting till  3]

If you don’t get the update notification, you can get it manually get the update by going to App Manager>Update [NOT VIA Nokia Software Updater, though it might be possible, it’s a much larger update and you’ll have to restore any backups as you’ll lose your data this way]. You’ll get a list of applications that can be updated as well as “Maemo 5 1.2009.44-1”.

Back up is advisable, though it hasn’t seemed to have wiped anything like a normal update.

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Oh – the app manager has new icons [instead of just words]

Some things I was hoping for in the new firmware: click

Firmware change list (via Hiren):

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