All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:30 PM
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Bricked my N97?...

I have just changed my product code to Euro 1 and it all seemed to go well.
NSU told me that I could install 11.0.021 and it all went well and even told me that the update had been sucessful.

Now all my new lovely N97 is doing is getting about 3 seconds into the startup beeping, screen lighting up and then resetting. Again and again and again.

Please, please, please someone tell me how I can recover this?

This was a vodafone branded N97 with product code 0585262.

John

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:41 PM
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Can't help directly but I had exactly the same probelm using the same upgrade process...

Have taken it to a Nokia Service Center to see if they can breathe any life into it :-( ARRRGH

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:00 PM
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Sorry to say that phone IS bricked... Nokia Service Centre were unable to install software either... :-(

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:15 PM
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Sorry to say that phone IS bricked... Nokia Service Centre were unable to install software either... :-(
send it back from were u had it from, just say it went off on u
and never came back on, dnt tell them u updated fw
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:25 PM
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Yep already done that :-) Has anyone else successfully changed the product code and updated a vodafone branded N97?

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:32 PM
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Yep already done that :-) Has anyone else successfully changed the product code and updated a vodafone branded N97?

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yes me, the day i got it (last thursday) i changed code and reinstalled same fw to unbrand and it went fine and updated today via ota
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:29 PM
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Question

aargh! I have exactly the same problem! Used JAF 1.98.62 to change the product code from my Black Voda one - 0585262 to 0570817: RM-505_EMEA_EURO_QW1 Black.

All seemed fine, Almost the same as using NSS to debrand my N95 and N95 8GB. I backed up the phone using the nokia suite software. Then ran Nokia software updater. All completed fine, then BANG white flashing screen!

Anyone know how to use JAF to re-flash it? Or have a solution to this issue? If not I'll phone Voda and blag them that it's broken.

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:09 PM
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I debranded my VF n97 with the UK code (0585162) with v10, but going from that to the euro product code (RM-505_EMEA_EURO_QW1 Black - 0570817) and proceeding to v11 firmware bricked mine also. We can't even manually re-flash as its on a uniteruptable power cycle when connected to USB, as this must initiate charge which it obviously can't handle. If charge and USB were still seperate then we might have had a better chance... As far as I can tell there is no solution but the return the handset for a replacement.

Shame, as I was just starting to get fast on the keyboard!

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:09 PM
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the only way i know of is to use phoenix to flash a dead phone, search google to find phoenix
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:18 PM
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The Nokia Service Center will definitely see the product code changes. I got my old N95 8Gb there once to replace my slider mechanism. This was done within warranty, but after finishing the repair, the service guy hooked up my phone to his system and he mumbled: "Ahhh... I see you have been playing around a lot already!", pointing at a print that showed an exact list of when and how the codes were changed. He didn't make a problem of it, as replacing the slider had nothing to do with software problems.

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Old 01-07-2009, 10:55 PM
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I just bricked my Vodafone N97... It's odd how it's only Vodafone N97s that are Bricking. Would Vodafone have done something to the software to punish people for debanding their phones? Also won't Vodafone get suspicious about so many people suddenly getting "faulty" phones the day after a firmware update is released?

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Old 01-07-2009, 11:40 PM
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I did find a site with claims of dead flashing an N97 back to life with jaf too. So that's jaf AND phoenix to try.
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