The "trivial" #1024 GSM fix

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at
Tue Aug 11 10:35:27 CEST 2009

2009/8/11 Paul Fertser <fercerpav at>

> 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.

I think I've read an email on this group from someone who broke their LCD by
trying to do the #1024 fix. The geek inside me will gladly wait for one of
the resellers to offer the fix.
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