Extras is the primary repository for Maemo applications where most community software can be found. You can browse the applications available in Extras at Maemo Downloads.

The Extras repository is pre-configured in the N900 but is disabled by default. In order to enable it you can simply download an application from Maemo Downloads.


Using Extras

To enable Extras repository, just open this link on your tablet.

Or you can enable it by hand:

  • Go into the Application manager.
  • Tap the menu -> Tools -> Application catalog...
  • Double-tap maemo Extras.
  • Uncheck Disabled.

About Extras

Extras is split into two areas:

  • free applications are Open Source have been through the Maemo Extras vetting process
  • non-free applications are usually closed, binary only and their quality and security must be taken on trust

Anyone interested in contributing to Extras should look at the Extras repository process definition.


The software hosted in extras-testing might not be ready for end users! Please don't play with it unless you really know what you are doing. See this post for a more user-specific discussion of the risks.

Extras-testing is a repository that holds applications waiting to be tested (that is, those that the maintainer believes are ready for public release). It is a place where power users can download the latest developer releases, test them out and evaluate them. User backups and predisposition to re-flash your device in case of trouble is assumed. All apps must go through Extras-testing and receive a minimum number of tester approval votes before they can be promoted to Extras.

More information on Extras-testing here. | List of user apps in testing


The software hosted in extras-devel is most likely not ready for end users! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't play with it unless you really know what you are doing.

Developers upload the newest version of their software to Extras-devel. From there the packages go through an automatic and human Quality Assurance process. This is a repository for developers and regular contributors of specific software projects. If you want to play with extras-devel software you need to be prepared to feel some pain sooner or later.

More information about Extras-devel