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Using tablet mode to save energy

1 March 2012Entry by

Often you wouldn’t even want any phone functionality from your N900, unless you are actually using it often. When you don’t want it, disabling every cellular function seems reasonable, as it will save you up a lot of battery life, but unfortunately, Nokia’s Flight Mode turns off any radio functionality, and that includes WiFi and other communications. But, luckily, there’s a savior for those who would want some connectivity with cellular functions temporary disabled ‒ Tablet Mode!

After getting a package from Extras, you will now have a flashy button in your powerkey menu, which, upon pressing will enable (or, obviously disabling, if you had it enabled already) the Tablet Mode, allowing you to use your N900 as a regular tablet with no phone functionality saving you up quite some battery life.

Surely a must-have on your N900, so install the package with

sudo gainroot

apt-get install cell-modem-ui

And enjoy the tablet mode!

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