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Old 19-10-2008, 06:28 PM
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How to turn n95 8gb from debranded back to branded phone?

Have one question. Is there any chances to turn my debranded phone back to branded.
Actually I change product code to debranded balkans (0550379) and now I have v30.0.0018 firmware. I want to turn my firmware back, which was before when I bought this phone. Original product code was 0558643, it has vodafone themes, etc. Last firmware for this code is 20.0.0.16. I've already changed product code back to original. NSU is telling me that my phone have latest firmware and I can't do anything (just closing the program).
Is there any possibilities to do what I want or I have to wait for new firmware realise?

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Old 19-10-2008, 07:58 PM
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I'm afraid you'll have to wait for your branded firmware to reach v30.0.18 or higher to be able to re-brand.

May I ask why you want to do so?

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Old 20-10-2008, 06:26 PM
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I'm going to sell my phone and I don't want to have any complication with consumer (warranty).

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Old 21-10-2008, 05:52 AM
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Ah i see.

The problem is that once you debrand, nokia can tell. Even if you rebrand. So they still won't honour the warranty.

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Old 21-10-2008, 08:46 AM
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I'm going to sell my phone and I don't want to have any complication with consumer (warranty).
The warranty is already void they will prob pay more knowing its debranded
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Old 24-10-2008, 07:11 AM
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I'm going to sell my phone and I don't want to have any complication with consumer (warranty).
Unfortunately, the second you de-branded your phone, you technically voided your warranty.
Assuming you used NSU to upgrade the firmware, then Nokia already know your IMEI is no longer supported.

Even if you reset the product code and manage to re-flash the Firmware to the branded version, your warranty is still invalid.
If your handset is ever sent in for repair, Nokia's database displays a message warning their engineers that your handset is out of warranty conditions.

Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear. I would suggest you do not click the warranty button on your eBay listing.
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Old 24-10-2008, 12:29 PM
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You can re-brand your fone, but why would you ?? there is a term or a saying "Once you go Black you never go back" lol...

Plus look on the bright side

Advantages of having a De-Branded phone
- Any Sim
- Use WAP and GPRS on any Sim
- Faster loadings
- Flexible much more flexible
- makes your phone more expensive.. *tighta**ses lol

Dis-advantages of having it branded
- Slow......
- Slow......
- You can unlock the unit, but still restricted against WAP and gprs usage. eg.
you have a voda branded, you manage to put optus in, you want to use optus gprs... Phone will not accept the optus gprs settings. cause its a voda.

- reduces the value of the phone

Dis-advantages of having a phone which was branded. but now de-branded

- VOIDS WARRANTY!!!! Your stuck with it... but not to worry...
It is nearly almost impossible for the phone to go wrong unless u mis-use it some what ways.
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Old 24-10-2008, 02:12 PM
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Ok, so I fu?ked up
I changed my mind. I think I'm going to keep my phone.

I don't know why mobile providers brand these phones. I'am always getting mad when I buy phone with contract, when I saw these logos on the phone and branded firmwares. Why they can't leave it original?
 

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