How to install Skype on your Nokia N900 with Indian Firmware

Hey there everyone I bought my Nokia N900 like a month ago in bangalore from India, and one of the reasons why I was purchasing this instead of N8 which was cheaper at the time I bought my N900 was Skype , I came back home with this mobile computer I'd like to say , just to found that there was no Skype preinstalled I was like hmm may be I will have to install it from the Ovi Store or from Skype itself but it lead to nowhere ,

Did some googling and found out Skype is not allowed in India due to some technical issues so the N900 with Indian Firmware does not have it and will not install it.

At that time I was like wtf wer am i stayin .. :| .. I knew there was hope as I had read a lot about this phone.

Did some googling again found out the solution is to flash (format) the Nokia N900 to a Global Firmware which has the Skype Preinstalled and working..

After reading several tutorials and how to's and instructions over here at maemo

on how to flash

I tried it out hoping that I wouldn't brick my new phone it worked and the best part is it didn't even took like more than 10 minutes to do the actual process

So here is the actual process for windows xp
(Disclaimer: Do it at your own risk and follow up to date instructions at )

  1. Download Vanilla MMC Image that would be :RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.13-2.VANILLA_PR_EMMC_MR0_ARM.bin   and rename it to mmc.bin
  2. Download Global Firmware PR 1.3 that would be: RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin and rename it to globalfw.bin
  3. Download Flasher 3.5 and install it and run it.
  4. Make Sure the Battery on your N900 is full and all of your data on it is backed up which means everything.
  5. Switch off the Phone.
  6. Hold the "u" button on the keyboard and connect the USB cable to the computer and then to phone while holding the button. If you have done it right a dim Nokia sign will appear on screen and a USB icon on the top right hand side of the screen.
  7. Now type in these commands in your flasher window :flasher-3.5.exe -F mmc.bin -f
  8. You will recieve confirmation for the mmc being flashed as Image(s) flashed successfully in 26.848 s (8982 kB/s)! on the flasher
  9. Now take unplug the USB power down or take out the battery and put it back in do not reboot(Restart) the N900 yet, connect it to the computer again while switched off by pressing the "u" key.
  10. Now to Flash the firmware enter this command:flasher-3.5.exe -F globalfw.bin -f
  11. When it is done you will recieve a confirmation on flash now switch on
And there you go ,We've got Skype on our phones pre-installed.

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The Most Boring Eid Ever Again

September 11 2010  also 9/11 , Today it was Eid Ul Fitr here in India , and by far this has been the most boring Eid ever to my knowledge..

So here'z how the day has been goin till now.. Woke up early in the morning cleaned up my house , took a shower , dressed up and went for Eid Prayer , came back home slept , till a colleague invited me to lunch , planned to go there , what happens bike wouldn't start , what happened same old shitty problem with it as usual ,  the carborator or what ever it is called got filled up with water , i still have no idea how that happens or how the hell does water gets inside , even after covering the fuel tank.. its a freakin mystery to me..

so been alone all day .. nothing to do .. then just to read up all my reader subscriptions, Finally.
made a short video to remind myself in the future how boring this day was , would make another video for youtube as well if i feel like there still more to rant about it ..

This is the second Eid in bangalore which has gone bummer..
Now questions to be answered ... why did this happen .. hmmm why didn't I go home ..

it is simple I've joined IBM Daksh and am being trained till the next week or so , after that I'll be in training again .. so one of the reason's why I didn't go anywhere this eid .. well now thinking of it I could've gone to Mumbai as i had a waste holiday on friday since eid wasn't on friday I could've easily been there for eid and came back by sunday , but whatever I guess I wanted it to be this way , now why didn't i go home .. hmm

well brothers are there , and all the other relatives bla bla.. bt seriously get a plane just for eid and for one single day , spending almost 12-15k just to meet up people , I would rather be alone and buy myself a new ipod touch 4th gen if i had the option to spend that money elsewhere .. besides that mom n dad weren't there either...

It's 750 PM --> forgot  the time .. this stupid blogpost made me forget that i was cooking pasta and it got burned up damn .. talk about a bad day ..

coming back to time.. i say Eid Mubarak to all of you .. and hope you all have a better eid than me ..