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The N900 Finally Gets The PR 1.2 Firmware

The much awaited PR 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) Firmware for the N900 is finally available for those of you in the UK, the rest of us will be blessed with this much awaited update tomorrow (OTA) i.e. Wednesday, just like we told you. The update brings a ton of bug fixes (literally), faster performance, inbuilt Qt libraries so you can gear up for some tempting applications, changes to the way the application display is handled and support for paid apps from the Ovi Store. Oh and there is support for Skype video calls as well.

The N900 Finally Gets The PR 1.2 Firmware

The update is available OTA in the UK, but if you want to flash your device to get a fresh start, grab the firmware images from here. The paid apps and the new version of the Ovi Store will be switched on later this week (Thursday) when most people have updated to the new firmware. It will not function on PR 1.1 so you will have to update to benefit, expect to see Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster, Zen-bound, Angry Birds (level pack), Sygic, Kroll, Weatherbug, and GoGadget.

  • Longpress to enter numbers/symbols on the keyboard.
  • A revamped virtual keyboard.
  • The ability to rearrange icons,  no ‘more’ button in the menu.
  • Changes to the camera UI, and a night mode for both photos and video.
  • Qt 4.6.2 is now pre-installed.
  • Video in Skype and Google Talk.
  • The web browser now features a button to activate the portrait mode and a few more option while in the portrait mode.
  • The browser benchmark also seems to have shot up from 8687 to 10141 with this leaked release.
  • USSD codes now work.
  • Type to search for apps in the Application Manager.
  • Another addition is an email widget as well for the desktop.
  • Updates to the Ovi Maps application, but no voice navigation yet.

The available firmware images include:

  • RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.002_PR_COMBINED_002_ARM.bin 187852797 PR 1.2 version 10.2010.19-1 Latest Maemo 5 USA release for Nokia N900
  • RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.003_PR_COMBINED_003_ARM.bin 187852797 PR 1.2 version 10.2010.19-1 Latest Maemo 5 Middle East and North Africa release for Nokia N900
  • RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.004_PR_COMBINED_004_ARM.bin 187590653 PR 1.2 version 10.2010.19-1 Latest Maemo 5 India release for Nokia N900
  • RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin 187721717 PR 1.2 version 10.2010.19-1 Latest Maemo 5 Global release for Nokia N900

So if you do not want to wait until tomorrow, simply grab the vanilla version for PR 1.2 for your region and get flashing. Use this guide. If you notice there is a specific ‘India’ release, so you can expect the device to hit India anytime now. If you are on a Mac, this is the guide to use.

[Update – If you are in India I recommend staying away for the India variant of the firmware as that lacks Skype support. Go with the Global version].

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The N900 PR 1.2 Firmware Gets Leaked (Release Candidate) – Changes With Screenshots Inside

The much awaited N900 PR 1.2 feature got leaked this morning on this talk.maemo.org thread and initial reports suggest that this is a release candidate and that it seems to be working perfectly on the devices of those brave souls who have tried flashing it onto their N900’s.

Key changes/improvements that come with this release include:

  • A revamped virtual keyboard. Screenshot via OptX.

  • Longpress to enter numbers/symbols on the keyboard.
  • The ability to rearrange icons,  no ‘more’ button in the menu.
  • Changes to the camera UI, and a night mode for both photos and video.
  • Qt 4.6.2 is now pre-installed.
  • Video in Skype and Google Talk. Screenshot via AtteK0.

  • The web browser now features a button to activate the portrait mode and a few more option while in the portrait mode.
  • The browser benchmark also seems to have shot up from 8687 to 10141 with this leaked release.
  • USSD codes now work.
  • Type to search for apps in the Application Manager.
  • Another addition is an email widget as well for the desktop. Screenshot via qwerty12.

  • Updates to the Ovi Maps application, but no voice navigation yet.

There is even a video showing off some of the changes outlined above.

I will keep updating this post with the changes, but I strongly suggest you wait for an official release and not flash right now. If you must, this is the thread where it was leaked and it has details about all sorts of download links and torrents to the leaked firmware.