HOWTO: unlock your N900 and turn it into a 3G modem

After reading the recent Boing Boing post about HOWTO unlock your Nexus One and turn it into a 3G modem, I thought it might be worth putting together a similar set of instructions for the Nokia N900.

Some notes before we begin:

  1. This is a supported use of your phone.
  2. There is no risk of bricking your phone.
  3. This does not wipe your phone.
  4. You don't need to back anything up before starting.

Install Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking support

  1. Open the Application Manager
  2. Install the "Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking" Application

Tether your computer