We recently shared with you guys that Nokia Link was updated on the N9 and it brought with it some 3G connectivity improvements. In what some are calling “Sabotage”, the update has seen some users suffer for the exact thing the update is supposed to fix – connectivity.
So here is the situation. Someone at Nokia who cares/was paid to, has updated the N9 through Nokia Link. Now, Nokia Link is simply an app that will open an installer for the desktop software on your PC when you connecte your N9. In a rather clever move (although I would have done it with a package that is more likely to be installed on all devices – seeing as heaps remove Nokia Link), the update doesn’t actually update Nokia Link at all. It simply attaches a 5kb file (confpp_1.0.0+0m8_armel.deb) that is then installed alongside the version of Nokia Link you had before. NOTE: Nokia Link itself has not been updated.
This confpp package is what brings with it the 3G fix that has been reported in the bugzilla a while back.
The conclusion is that if you have issues with your 3G connection – install the update. If you don’t stay clear of it, as it seems to introduce the bug into your device.
So if you’re one of the unlucky ones affected – simply purge your device of confpp and you should be fine