The "trivial" #1024 GSM fix

Mikhail Umorin mikeumo at
Tue Aug 11 03:47:01 CEST 2009

On Monday 10 August 2009 17:22:12 Paul Fertser wrote:
> Mikhail Umorin <mikeumo at> writes:
> >> > But I think you should still not assume that every Neo owner has
> >> > access to the #1024 GSM fix necessary for the 140 hour standby time.
> >>
> >> Should i also refrain from assuming every Neo owner has access to some
> >> *nix box? Or to ssh client? This might make sense _if_ Neo wasn't a
> >> geek/hacker/developer device. But it is so its users are supposed to
> >> be able to solve small riddles along their ways to freedom.
> >
> > Paul, I think you are missing the risk part of it: if I screw up in
> > software I can just reflash the device if I break a tiny piece of
> > hardware -- my $400 fr is gone.
> I'm somehow certain that's a wrong assumption. Unless you do something
> really cruel you're not likely to foobar the whole device. Also even
> some fatal mistake will cost you less than $400 because the prices
> really dropped lately.
> > Software and hardware are two totally different animals and being a geek
> > in one does not imply being a geek in the other.
> Being a geek is a way of life, that's how i see it.
> > I don't feel comfortable with any hw work exactly because of the risks
> > involved. So, I would like some else fix this hw bug, but not just a guy
> > around the corner -- I want a high degree of certainty that I shall get
> > back a working device.
> Well, i had a talk with cell phone repair guy today. Showed him my FR
> with front case dismounted so he could see how much work is involved
> in doing the buzz-fix. He said the work itself is very-very easy and
> he'd charge $30 or probably $15 if he liked the client.
> Probably you just can't imagine what cell phone repair guys usually
> do, comparing to that buzzfixing is really easy.

Ok, maybe I'll give it a try (i.e. ask some one else to do it) :-)
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