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Is there any way to connect to a device without using SSH? I've broken the keyboard on my Nokia N900 and want to get access to it. It must be possible?

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Is it possible to network boot (PXE) the N900? – Keith Apr 22 '11 at 20:48
I have no idea how to do that... :p – Thomas Clayson Apr 22 '11 at 20:51
If you turn your phone off and connect it to a computer over USB, does the phone appear as a USB removable drive? (Some phones do this, I have no idea if that includes the N900.) – Gilles Apr 22 '11 at 21:29
Hmm, I'll try this, need to find my USB then! :p – Thomas Clayson Apr 25 '11 at 18:22
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There are lots of ways to do it, but the usually involve setting it up ahead of time. Do you perchance have a serial console enabled that you can reach with a USB cable or something?

Otherwise I doubt there is anything open unless you planned for it ahead of time.

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haven't set anything up ahead of time... my main phones an android phone, just trying to salvage! :p – Thomas Clayson Apr 22 '11 at 20:54
Look into the bootloader and if there are any hooks to get into it before/as it boots. – Caleb Apr 22 '11 at 20:56

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