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

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Old 22-11-2007, 02:39 PM
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guys i guess i just bricked my phone! update went smoothly but the phone doesn't turn back on.

the screen lights up and goes off and this keeps on happening!

i changed to EURO1 product code from APAC code before the update.
Does your PC recognise the phone when it is turned on and connected?

Try removing and replacing the battery with the power cord out then replace the pwer cord, connecct the USB cable and power the phone on again. Then try and run the updater again. keep trying until it goes through OK.
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Old 22-11-2007, 02:42 PM
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i tried it actually but no luck. :(

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Old 22-11-2007, 02:56 PM
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Did you have an operator branded one and you've now changed the product code?

I did that with my N95-1 and when I restored my settings to it I thought I'd bricked it. Run the flash again if you can but don't restore your settings and see if that helps.

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Old 22-11-2007, 02:59 PM
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This usually brings it back to life


Turn phone off, press and hold the green (talk) key on the left + number 3 on the keypad + the * key and then turn the phone back on.
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Old 22-11-2007, 03:07 PM
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Some answers:

Product code of my unit is 0549487.

Half my apps disappeared after the restore, half stayed. Wierd. Most themes don't now work 8-(

Screen saver's still landscape - apparently this is by design!

No sign of Flash Lite 3 or YouTube playing etc. This seems to be a bug fix firmware, mainly for Web (which did crash quite a bit on v10 firmware)
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Old 22-11-2007, 03:13 PM
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This usually brings it back to life


Turn phone off, press and hold the green (talk) key on the left + number 3 on the keypad + the * key and then turn the phone back on.
tried that too. didn't work.

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Old 22-11-2007, 03:22 PM
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Some answers:

Product code of my unit is 0549487.

Half my apps disappeared after the restore, half stayed. Wierd. Most themes don't now work 8-(

Screen saver's still landscape - apparently this is by design!

No sign of Flash Lite 3 or YouTube playing etc. This seems to be a bug fix firmware, mainly for Web (which did crash quite a bit on v10 firmware)
Strangely I never had a single web crash on the v10 firmware.

Never bother with a restore myself, prefer to reinstall apps and sync my contacts etc. Seem to have less problems that way and it gets rid of all the crap from uninstalled apps.
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Old 22-11-2007, 03:47 PM
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Just de-branded my N95 8GB with this update so just the job for me

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Old 22-11-2007, 04:19 PM
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I have just had my VF one unlocked.
Wanted to debrand using the product code mentioned.
Does it erase Spiderman 3? I haven't seen it yet.
I could do a back up but restoring seems to screw up firmware upgrades on S60.

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Old 22-11-2007, 04:23 PM
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Yes it will delete the Spiderman 3 key (the movie will still be there but unwatchable) unless you do a restore

So if you are unbranding then watch it first, don't restore a branded backup to a unbranded firmware
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Old 22-11-2007, 04:28 PM
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Restoring works fine on this update, I reasoned that the fixes were to Web, Maps, mainly and that Nokia were unlikely to have changed the format of system files etc.

The upcoming update for the N95 will be a good example of when NOT to *just* backup and restore, as I suspect that an awful lot of system files will have changed in subtle ways....
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Old 22-11-2007, 04:31 PM
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This may sound rude but I find people who generally brick their phones are not always stating the truth. They don't admit to messing around with it during update or panicking by disconnecting the device, having low battery, very unstable windows etc. It's advised to temporarily turn off firewall which can cause problems during update. Windows may give you ton of new drivers nag screens... Just let it do it.

Nokia implements a test mode to make sure the firmware went smoothly before rebooting your phone to normal.

I'm not saying you're one of these people or just one that is very unlucky. I've done hundreds of firmware updates without a glitch.

So what happens when you do the key combination (keep them pressed down together for a while)? Does it still just turn back off?

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Old 22-11-2007, 04:52 PM
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Restoring works fine on this update, I reasoned that the fixes were to Web, Maps, mainly and that Nokia were unlikely to have changed the format of system files etc.

The upcoming update for the N95 will be a good example of when NOT to *just* backup and restore, as I suspect that an awful lot of system files will have changed in subtle ways....

Yes it fine to restore if like you (and me) they have a factory Euro 1sim free handset, but I would never recommend doing a restore if you have done the backup on a branded handset then changed the product code to generic, it causes lots of problems.

For example, if you change the product code and update a vodafone handset it will enable the Internet Tel settings option, but if you then restore a backup it will disable them again, you then have to format to get them back

Once you have updated once, you can then backup, update and restore without problems.
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Old 22-11-2007, 05:07 PM
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I backed up my pictures by copying them into a folder on my desktop, Wrote all my phone numbers down then updated and put the files back manually, Got mms setting sent back from vodafone, reinstalled my apps, No spiderman 3 anymore, But best of all no vodafone software

Rolled my product code back to original 1 and all seems well.

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Old 22-11-2007, 07:40 PM
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>>Wrote all my phone numbers down then updated

Well, that's one way to back up your contacts 8-)))))))))
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