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

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Old 12-01-2004, 05:33 PM
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Question Resetting N-Gage to Factory Settings....

I would like to ask if there is a way to completely "clean up" the device to it's factory settings. I've installed and uninstalled far too many applications on my n-gage and they are leaving lots of unecessary files behind (e.g software license infos, databases, etc). Now I cant run some apps because of conflicting shared files, invalid engines, etc...etc..etc...I want to delete them all up but finding them would be very tricky. Is this possible?

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Old 12-01-2004, 07:42 PM
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A follow-up question to that...... has anybody tried deleting everything on Drive C (flash memory)? I think this might be a solution but Im a bit scared as I might not be able to start my device if I do so.

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Old 12-01-2004, 08:05 PM
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I'm shure(90%) it will still still boot up, but it mains to be seen if you can actually delete all the files on the C drive as many or used by the system (contacts for instance?).

I don't know about any reset option, but check the series 60 facts?
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:21 PM
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Will a soft reset from the phone work in this case, or the hard reset- *7370#?

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Old 13-01-2004, 08:23 AM
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I also gave a gut-feeling that the phone will still boot up since all the critical files are stored in the ROM - and all apps that comes with the n-gage are stored in there as well. I will try the hard reset first....

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Old 13-01-2004, 10:20 AM
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Ok here is the result of what I did: The hard reset "*7370#" didnt work at all.

I made a backup copy of everything on Drive C to my memory card and deleted everything.... guess what....

The phone still boots up, my contacts and messages are still there, I can still make outgoing calls, BUT....

I have lost the Menu functionality, USB Connectivity, MP3, Radio, and cannot receive incoming calls.... so basically, it means I need to return it to the shop and have Nokia fix it. Hehehe.... what I did was really stupid but somebody has got to do it. Case closed... I hope everybody reads this bcoz this is really important.

So the moral lesson is:

Be careful when using "File Explorer" software and do not attempt to delete stuff you dont really know where and what it is for. And do not tamper with the Flash Memory.

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Old 13-01-2004, 10:29 AM
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Well done!
You may not have succeeded in solving your problem but you sure have been brave and done something alot of people have been wanting to do and never dared. Now we all know. We owe a bit of our wisdom to you. Hope all goes well with the recovery of your n-gage.
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Old 13-01-2004, 05:47 PM
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Cool

I took my n-gage to the nokia service center for a repair. It didnt cost me anything and I got it the same day.... I also got a free firmware upgrade... hehe... the real cost of doing something stupid.

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Old 13-01-2004, 05:49 PM
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By the way, Nokia told me they reformatted my phone to install a fresh operating system. Any software concerns and upgrades are free.....

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Old 13-01-2004, 06:24 PM
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Your just a costant source of usefull information. Dont migrate to any other forum ok?!?
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Old 14-01-2004, 08:49 AM
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Talking Great!

well done!

can you notice anything useful in the new firmware?

something like..

possibility to store SMS on the MMC?
or to save all you send with Bluetooth to MMC?

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Old 14-01-2004, 12:04 PM
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i was about to do it a couple of weeks ago
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Odd that if you deleted everything on the C: the phone still booted up. The 7650 certainly won't boot up if everything on C: is erased.

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Old 14-01-2004, 06:32 PM
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Re: Great!

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Originally posted by Lugus
well done!

can you notice anything useful in the new firmware?

something like..

possibility to store SMS on the MMC?
or to save all you send with Bluetooth to MMC?


Well my loudspeaker used to be soft when I use Mp3 as ringing tones... now it's really much louder after the upgrade. A memory backup is the only means to store SMS on the MMC. Hehehe.... Bluetooth... ?? I havent tried it yet.

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Old 14-01-2004, 08:12 PM
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Can you use mp3 as ringtone?
I certainly cant do it!
Am I the only one!
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