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Finally got my N810

My N810 finally arrived yesterday, and after working out how to get the battery cover off, I got it up and running with the 48MHz kernel (The N800 and N810 use exactly the same kernel, so just use the one I already released here.

I’m happy to report that the on-board eMMC is happy to run at 48MHz and performs pretty respectably with transfer rates of about 11.5MB/s compared to just over 13MB/s for the fastest card in my collection. As previously discussed, you need to force the CPU speed up to maximise transfer rates.

Other people have also said this, but if you make a backup on the N800, you can restore it on an N810 without any problems. Just remember that if you had the fmradio app installed on the N800, there’s no radio hardware in the N810 :-)

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Ilia | 1st April 2008 at 04:38 | Permalink


    You constantly say that Nokia doesn’t support the high-speed on mmc cards, and that if they break, it’s not your fault.
    This part, I clearly understand.

    My question is: if, hypothetically, due to any installed software (including kernel), my device breaks beyond the point of reflashing, will I be able to return it on warranty, or will I be left with an expensive paperweight?

    Thank you


  2. Philip Langdale | 1st April 2008 at 06:35 | Permalink

    Well, never say never, but the only realistic danger I see is if the kernel flashing fails (because you pulled the cable out or you had a power failure, etc). But even if this happens, you should still be able to try flashing it again.

    If something really did go terribly wrong, I think it would have to be a very fundamental problem which didn’t have anything to do with the kernel – so I’d certainly hope you’d get support from Nokia – but they’re the ones to ask – not me.

  3. Alejandro Alviña | 10th July 2008 at 09:02 | Permalink

    Dear Philip,

    Very nice blog, thanks for your appreciations and comments.
    I wanna know about your experience with the N810. Tell us about it, like a review.

    Thanks again