Tips And Tricks For Nokia Mobiles

3370# Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR) – Your phone uses the best sound quality but talk time is reduced my approx. 5%

#3370# Deactivate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR)

*4720# Activate Half Rate Codec – Your phone uses a lower quality sound but you should gain approx 30% more Talk Time.
#4720# Deactivate Half Rate Codec.

*#0000# Displays your phones software version, 1st Line : Software Version, 2nd Line : Software Release Date, 3rd Line : Compression Type.

*#9999# Phones software version if *#0000# does not work.

*#06# For checking the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI Number).

#pw+1234567890+1# Provider Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols).

#pw+1234567890+2# Network Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols).

#pw+1234567890+3# Country Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols).

#pw+1234567890+4# SIM Card Lock Status. (use the “*” button to obtain the “p,w” and “+” symbols).

*#147# (vodafone) this lets you know who called you last.

*#1471# Last call (Only vodofone).

*#21# Allows you to check the number that “All Calls” are diverted to.

*#2640# Displays security code in use.

*#30# Lets you see the private number.

*#43# Allows you to check the “Call Waiting” status of your phone.

*#61# Allows you to check the number that “On No Reply” calls are diverted to.

*#62# Allows you to check the number that “Divert If Unreachable (no service)” calls are diverted to.

*#67# Allows you to check the number that “On Busy Calls” are diverted to.

*#67705646# Removes operator logo on 3310 & 3330.

*#73# Reset phone timers and game scores.

*#746025625# Displays the SIM Clock status, if your phone supports this power saving feature “SIM Clock Stop Allowed”, it means you will get the best standby time possible.

*#7760# Manufactures code.

*#7780# Restore factory settings.

*#8110# Software version for the nokia 8110.

*#92702689# Displays – 1.Serial Number, 2.Date Made, 3.Purchase Date, 4.Date of last repair (0000 for no repairs), 5.Transfer User Data. To exit this mode you need to switch your phone off then on again.

*#94870345123456789# Deactivate the PWM-Mem.

**21*number# Turn on “All Calls” diverting to the phone number entered.

**61*number# Turn on “No Reply” diverting to the phone number entered.

**67*number# Turn on “On Busy” diverting to the phone number entered.

12345 This is the default security code.

press and hold # Lets you switch between lines.

Cant delete a file normally?

When you cant delete a file which is in your inbox the normal way, here is what you can do;

1. Install FExplorer.

2. Launch it and goto the path/folder of your message inbox. If its on the C drive, it would be C:\system\Mail0001001_S and the same if its on the E.

3. You will notice there are more folders, 0 to9 and a to f. Just go look into all those folders and you should be able to find the file that you wanna delete.

4. Once found, ** on Options>File>Delete.

5. Exit FExplorer & goto your Inbox to delete the file again.

Full phone formatting on a 6600!

If you encounter situation like below on your 6600,
1. Blank screen phone unable to reboot.
2. Phone only able to boot-up to “Nokia” word screen.
3. Warning of Application Error pops-up requently.
4. Or just because for the fun of it!

Do a Full phone formatting on your 6600! as steps below,

1. Make sure you have at least 3/4 charge of battery power left.

2. Backup your contacts list and personal files to MMC memory card.

3. Switch-off your 6600 phone.

4. Press and hold 3 keys;

Green dial key, * (star key) & no. 3 key and then press the power on/off to swtich on the 6600 phone.

Remember, do not let go all of the keys and hold keys until you see a formatting word screen show!

5. After a few minutes when the Full phone formatting completed, your 6600 will back to original system and factory settting.

All apps installed & id not of the phones’ default will be lost. If you did a backup on your mmc, you can restore it back to the C drive again.

FExplorer Tips & Tricks.

* How to reset the operator logo :
1) go to the following dir :
2) delete any file in this directory
3) restart the phone

* to make a screenshot on a Nokia 3650, 6600 :
1) use the pencil key + ‘0’

* to make a screenshot on a SX1 :
1) use the shift key + ‘0’

* remember, there are some shortcuts :
<KeyPad 1> : copy
<KeyPad 4> : cut
<KeyPad 7> : paste
<KeyPad *> : go to root
<KeyPad 3> : PageUp
<KeyPad 6> : top of the list
<KeyPad 9> : PageDown
<KeyPad #> : file properties

* ‘send command’ fails new firmware
with some new firmware, some users have reported that the ‘send command’ (thru bluetooth, IR, …) fails; it’s due to a ‘copyrigth protection’ introduced in the new OS (!!!!), this happens only with some kind of files (eg: .SIS), in such case, simply rename the file (eg: wtih .SIS_ ) before trying to send them.
About Operator Logos

The operator logo is the picture on top of your phone screen, in most cases is the name of your operator.

How to change it for a nice picture? You can do this by diferent ways:

First create this folder if you dont have it:


The operator logo will be stored on it…)

You can use FExplorer (any jpeg/bmp, no resize), seleQ (any image, it will resize it) –> select the image you want be operator logo, select options-file-set as operator logo.

You can make your own logo:

The operator logos have the following format:


For example, for Spain:

Amena: 214 03 -> 214_3_0.BMP
Movistar: 214 07 -> 214_7_0.BMP
Vodafone: 214 01 -> 214_1_0.BMP

Smart: 515 01
Globe: 515 02

The size for bmp is 97 x 25 pixels.

Also, you can store diferent logos for diferent operators. For example if you change your SIM to other operator, you will see the other logo, or if you travel to other countries, you can store diferent logos for the operators in this countries.

You have a list of country codes and network codes here , just ignore the first “0” in network code if any.

If you want to delete the logo to restore the original (name of the operator) just delete the bmp file from c:\system\apps\phone\oplogo.

Backing Up Phone Settings on 6600/7610.

If you ever come to a point when you need to hard format your phone or maybe upgrade to a new firmware, I’m sure definately would like to save the current settings of your phone. So this is what you should do;

How to backup phone settings to MMC.

Menu>Extras>Memory>Options>Backup phone mem.

Once the formatting or upgrading is done, you can then restore back the settings by doing;

Restoring settings after phone format.

Menu>Extras>Memory>Options>Restore from card.

Cant Uninstall An Application?

When you cant uninstall an application(most of the time Java games) using the Manager function of the phone, then do this;

1. Install FExplorer.

2. Launch it and goto the path/folder of the Application. I’m assuming you have install it to the MMC so the path would be something like,


and you will see lots of folders in there that is only labelled by numbers(for Java games/apps) or the name of the application. Go though them one by one. Open the text file in that folder to exactly know the name of the application in that particular folder if you dont see any icons or familiar name.

3. Then if its the correct folder, “move-out” of the folder, ** on Options>File>Delete.

4. Then goto the Manager to uninstall it if its still listed.

5. Reboot.

About Infra Red Connections.

This procedure assumes that the infrared device is connected to a serial port on your computer. Use this procedure only if Windows did not automatically install an infrared device when you turned on your computer. Typically, Universal Serial Bus (USB), PCMCIA, and other Plug and Play-compliant infrared devices are automatically detected and installed.

To add a new infrared device:
01. ** Start, point to Control Panel, and then ** Add Hardware.
02. The Add Hardware Wizard starts.
03. ** Next.
04. ** Yes, I have already connected the hardware, and then ** Next.
05. In the Installed hardware list, ** Add a new hardware device, and then ** Next.
06. ** Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced), and then ** Next.
07. In the Common hardware types box, ** Infrared devices, and then ** Next.

Do one of the following:

01. If you do not have an installation disk for the infrared device, ** the manufacturer of the device in the Manufacturer list, ** the infrared device that best matches your hardware in the Infrared Device list, and then ** Next.

02. If you have a manufacturer’s installation disk for a compatible driver, ** Have Disk. Insert the manufacturer’s installation disk into the appropriate drive, and then ** Next.
Follow the instructions that are displayed on the remaining pages of the Add Hardware Wizard to install the infrared device.

View the Properties of an Infrared Device
To use this procedure, there must be an infrared device installed on your computer. Note that the settings for the infrared device are configured automatically when you install the device, and typically do not have to be changed. To view the properties of an infrared device:

01. ** Start, ** Control Panel, and then ** Wireless Link.

02. ** the Hardware tab, ** the infrared device for which you want to view properties, and then ** Properties.

Configure a Serial Port for Infrared Communication
Your computer must support an infrared mode for a serial port. Use this procedure to install an IrDA transceiver that is provided by the computer manufacturer. To configure a serial port for infrared communication:

01. Start the BIOS configuration utility for your computer. Note that the method for starting the BIOS configuration utility varies from one computer to another. For many computers, you can start the BIOS configuration utility by pressing a function key that is indicated during the computer startup process. Some computers require that you start by using special configuration disks. For more information about how to enter BIOS Setup, see your computer manufacturer’s documentation.

02. In the peripheral or serial port configuration section, change the mode to IrDA or Infrared.


Installing an IrDA transceiver disables the serial port. Do not attach a serial IrDA transceiver to a serial port.
Downloading & Installing Java Files

Java files can be a bit tricky at times. Most of the time, after you have downloaded and saved the java file on your pc, windows tend to change the icon (& sometimes the extension) of the file into a .zip one.

And this will led to those not familiar with this issue to extract the file. Once that is done, you will see a lot of folders and files. This is not the right way but ofcourse theres a way to get around this. Heres what you should do instead;

First, on your PCs, launch Windows Explorer and then select

Tools>Folder Options>View and “un-tick” the Hide extensions for known file type.

Now only can you see the full extension of a file and change the .zip into .jar (if necessary) and send it to your phone.

Repairing A Corruptted MMC.

Correct Treatment of your MMC:

Physically, memory cards are quite fragile pieces of high technology, susceptible to damage from various silly things like excessive heat, condensation, strong magnetic fields, physical damage from rough handling and/or bending! (similar to most electronic devices then..)

Given the natue of mobile memory card products, they are constantly being taken in and out of some form of interface with a mobile phone, a camera, a laptop, or desktop PC, or a separate memory card reader. The number of different devices they have to be able to interact with is in the thousands.

It is not too surprisingly, then that sometimes the state of the file system on the memory card can get damaged.

This may happen for a number of different reasons, including:

> removing the card from a device whilst an application is trying to read/write to it.. (Just be patient…)
> battery drain on a device whilst in use meaning an insufficent voltage failure whilst writing to the card.
> a poor implementation of the MMC standard on the device using the card
> poor connectivity software drivers on the device or the Windows PC/Mac
> physical damage like card or device being dropped, bent, getting wet etc…
> lots of others i am sure..

As often as not, the problem is not terminal for your memory card, but just a software issue ( or in physical terms, it could be called “a temporary disalignment of the all the bits and bytes on the card”).

The fix for this problem is the same as for any other file storage device (like a floppy or hard drive) with corrupt or invalid file system, namely; re-format the file system.

Re-Formatting your MobyMemory MMC Card:

It is possible that your mobile will offer you the option of formatting the memory card if it is found to be invalid. (However, the likes of Nokia nGage, Nokia 6600, and Siemens Sx1 often just prefer to reject the media as corrupted).

In that case, to format the card, you will need access to one or more of the following:

> A Windows PC or Mac.
> A separate multi-format memory card reader (verify that it is compatible with the MultiMediaCard -MMC- standard).
> (This can come in USB or PCMCIA flavours. If USB, try and ensutre it is a USB2 device.
> Alternatively, many of the newest laptop and desktop PCs now come with integrated Multi-format memory card readers.
> If you are using a separate memory card reader, then connect it up to your PC, and let windows recgnize the device through plug-and-play.

Now you can insert your MobyMemory card into the appropriate slot in the memory card reader. (Please note that because the MMC card is pretty much symmetrical it is very easy to insert it upside-down in the slot).

Open up [Windows Explorer] (or the equivalent for MAC users..sorry not well-versed in OS X).

There should be at least one icon visible for a [Removable Drive] in the list of available drives. (in fact, there is often a list of about 5 or 6 Removable drives, one for each of the different Memory card formats that your reader is compatible with).

Find the drive that is mapped to the MMC card by *** on each in turn until it confirms there is a drive present. (Sometimes it is easiest to do this by trying a fully-functional MMC card in the MMC slot first so you can confirm which drive letter it is.)

(NB. It will always be labelled as a [Removable Drive], don’t mistake it for one of your PC hard drives like [C:] drive, as that could be catastrophic later on!)

At this stage it may give an error message saying that the drive is unreadable.

By right-*** on the drive letter, it will provide the option of formatting the drive.

Select format the drive, and the [Format Drive] dialog will appear (Double-check again to make sure it not your [C:] drive!).

There is only one setting to focus on in this page, and that is to ensure that the FileSystem selected for formatting is the [FAT] option (not FAT32, or NTFS or any other option)

(Note: All mobile phones, to my knowledge, and most cameras (etc..) use the FAT file system (or at least are compatible with it) on their memory card media.)

Now ** on Format Now ( ensure [Quick Format] is not selected as this will not actually restore the file system space byte by byte, but only resets the header information so the drive thinks its empty again. This may not be enought to solve your corruption problem.)

The PC will now – hopefully!- chug away happily until it has restored the memory card space back to its original configuration (of course, any information on there is long gone by now!).

If you recieve an error message back from the [Format Now] request, then your problem may be more permanent, and not just a software issue. In this case, it may still respond to a format request in a different memory card reader or device.

If you believe it to be a failure of manufacture, then the warranty on the card offers the prospect of a replacement card, subject to a confirmation of the fault upon return of the goods.

MP3 For Your 6600.

Transfering Mp3s.
1. If you have an IR, just activate your 6600 IRs and your computer should detect the connection. You can either ** on the IR icon (bottom-right on your task bar) and a window will pop-up allowing you to browse for the file; or just locate the file via windows explorer, right ** on it, goto Send to and an option of “Send to a nearby computer” will be visible. Once done your Mp3 would be in your inbox and to move it would require you to have FExplorer or SeleQ installed earlier on on your mobile.

Launch your SeleQ/FExplorer and goto C or E:\system\ mail0001001_S\*.
Go through the folders 0 – 9, a – f and you should find the Mp3 you just sent..
Choose Options>Edit>Cut and then when you have located your Mp3 folder (e.g. E:\Sounds\Digital) and Option>Edit>Paste.

A lengthy process but if you dont have BT or MMC reader, its the only possible way.

2. If you rather prefer to send by IR via the PC Suite, as mention up there, make sure you goto the Control Panel and untick the conversion that you dont require under File Transfers. This is a much more easy process you can assign directly to which folder you want the Mp3 to be.

3. For BT owners, its a much more simpler procedure, its just a matter of pairing your phone and your PC and then launching your BT client browser. Although if you send it not using the PC Suite, you will have to do the Cut & Paste procedure as described in option 1.

4. By far the easiest and the fastest way to transfer your Mp3s is via the MMC reader. Just slot-in the MMC to you reader, which is connected to you PC ofcourse, then dump all the your Mp3 into the specific folder you prefer.

So thats the possible option (that I can think off) on how to transfer your Mp3. The best player I’ve seen/heard is the Ultramp3 & Mp3player only and its both not free. As for the bit rate settings, thats upto you, but theres no need for high cd quality file, as the 6600 or 7610 only has mono speakers.

Mp3 as ringtones for the 6600?
Yes people on the old firmware (v3.42.1) can actually play mp3 files that is converted to/with Ogg codec on your phone as ringtones the way you would do for midi or wav files! (If you have firmware v4.09.1 and above you cannot have this function). All you have to do is find an mp3 song and convert it to/with Ogg format/codec. The mp3 would then have an .ogg extension. The best FREE mp3 converter is the dBpowerAMP, its a must have if you havent got it yet.
Increase Your MMC Space.

Your files in MMC are stored in multiple (disk) blocks.
So if you format using 16K block, the space used will be 16K eventhough your file is just 1K.

If you buy MMC, it is usually preformatted with 16K block. Therefore alot of space is wasted as most installed program files are usually less than 2K.

You will need a card reader to do this:-

1. Connect card reader and copy all your files in the MMC to computer disk. (Make sure you set the show all/hidden/os files to “on”)

2. Do a format of the MMC using command line “format” and use the /A=size option.

Alternative, you can use the Disk Management in Adminstrative Tools to format. Make sure you select FAT. For 256MB MMC, smallest block you can use is 4K, 128MB is 2K, 64Mb is 1K and 32MB is 512B.

(Note: You cannot use the phone “format MMC” to do this as the format just clear the allocation table and does not change the block size)

3. Copy back all files to MMC.

Now you will find that you will have more space.
256mb MMC got back 30+ mbs

Knowing File Extensions

In downloads thread you can find diferent type of files (like you can find it over the web…)

.sis = Symbian installation file, just send it to your phone, and install.

.jar = Java installation, send file to your phone, and install.
Note about .jar files. You dont need to extract the .jar files into your PC, juest send them to your phone directly. By the way, if you get (or other extension) and when extract its content you get lot of files and folders, files like \META-INF\MANIFEST.MF, or *.class, it should be a .jar file… then, dont extract, just rename the main .zip to .jar. and send to your phone.

.zip = The standard compressed file, you can use winzip to extract the content…

.ace = Other format of compressed file:

..rar = And the compressed format about everybody ask…

Sending Files via BT & IR.

Where are the files that you send to your phone via IR or BT?

There are in mail folder:

If you store your messages in phone memory, there are in c:\system\mail\…

If you store your messages in MMC, there are in e:\system\mail\…
Files in inbox are in folders like “*_F ”

For example: E:\system\mail0001001_S0100c60_F\ (file)
or E:\system\mail0001001_S\10100bc1_F\ (file)
or E:\system\mail0001001_S\20100bc2_F\ (file)
About BT Connection: Setting Up & Pairing Your Phone.

This is a “How To” for Connecting the Nokia Series 60 device (Nokia 7650, 6600, 3650, 3660 etc…) via Bluetooth TM with the Windows Widcomm software used by TDK, Billington, MSI and others Bluetooth USB Vendors. The guide was created with the 7650 hadset but the steps are similar for other Series 60 devices and have been checked with the 3650 and 6600.

1.Pairing the computer and the Series 60 Handset
Pairing is the process of swapping pass keys and setting up a trusted connection between the Bluetooth USB adapter / card connected to the PC and the 7650 handset. Save any files and close any applications you may have been working on.

2. Set up Bluetooth TM on the 7650 by going to the Main Menu, selecting Connect and then Bluetooth.

3. Make sure the Bluetooth option is On and My Phone’s Visibility is Shown to all. Remember what is in My Bluetooth Name – or edit it to one of your choice – this is what your 7650 will be seen as by other Bluetooth TM devices.

4. Right ** on the Bluetooth Icon in the system tray, on the menu that appears go to Setup and then ** on Security.

5. A window appears and all being well the right hand pane will have your 7650 (titled what ever you have entered into the phone’s My Bluetooth Name entry). If nothing appears ** Refresh and your phone should then appear. Highlight the 7650 and ** Execute Pairing.

6. A window will pop up asking for a PassKey. Enter in a numeric only passkey and ** OK.

7. On the 7650 a screen pops up asking you to enter a passkey – key in the same number you just typed into the PC.

8. By default any connections from your PC to the 7650 must be manually accepted on the 7650. You have an option to set up a connection from the PC to your 7650 as authorized, this means when you connect from the PC to the phone it won’t ask you if it’s ok and will connect automatically.

9. To set it as automatic: On the 7650 in the Bluetooth TM Setting Screen, you joystick right to the Paired Devices screen, highlight the Computer you just paired with and press Options, select Set as Authorized and Yes. You will then see a padlock icon beside the paired device – this device will no longer require manual authorization for connections to the 7650.

Now you should set My phone’s visibility to Hidden – so that unknown devices searching won’t see your phone. You can still be connected to by any paired devices. Remember to switch it to Visible if you want to pair with a new device or receive a file / business card from someone with an unpaired device.

About BT Connection: Connecting To PC Suite

Manually make a serial connection to the Series 60 Handset to get the mRouter connection started:

1. To get a connection working you need one last step – you need to connect to the 7650’s Bluetooh Serial port from the PC.

2.Right ** on the Bluetooth TM Icon in the system tray, on the menu that appears go to Services and then ** on Bluetooth TM Serial Port. Select Find Devices from the sub menu. (A shortcut to this connection will be created so next time you will have the 7650 listed in Bluetooh Serial Port submenu to save the next step).

3. Select the 7650 from list and ** Connect.

4. A window will appear telling you the connection is starting.

5. If you have not set the 7650 to automatically authorize a connection from this computer be ready to accept the connection request on the phone. If you have set it to automatically authorize then you won’t be asked.

6. You should also see the Bluetooth icon on the 7650 start to flash showing a connection take place. Then you may get an error on the PC saying it can’t connect and/or a message saying there is a Connection on COM0 (you can check the box to stop this appearing again), you can just ignore these message(s) for a minute. (** OK once the mRouter connection is made described below.)

A couple of seconds later the mRouter icon in the tray shows a connection in starting and then a connection being made. You can see also the active connection in the mRouter Connection Properties. The PC Suite application should then be ready for use.

Lil Tips / undocumented functions:

– At the top of the main-menu and every folder, the keys 1 to 9 are shortcuts to the icons 1-9

– A shortcut on the left menukey in standby-mode will take more time to open than a shortcut on the right menukey. Reason: The left key is also used for the keylock so it shortly waits for pressing the * button.

– While writing text press and hold “#” to switch between Alpha mode and Number mode. You can also press a key long to insert its number.

– In standby-mode, press and hold 0 to launch your wap home page.

– If you forgot your Wallet password, type *#7370925538# to reset it.

– If you have your keylock activated just press the on/off button to turn on your backlight to look at the time when it’s dark without having to unlock the keypad.

– To keep the backlight on, run Torch (freeware), press and hold the Menu button and go somewhere else on the phone.

– To check your current firmware version simply type *#0000# in standby screen.

– To check your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) type *#06# in standby screen.

– To check your Bluetooth device address type *#2820# in standby screen.

– Start up in Safe Mode (no ‘auto start’ apps will be running): Hold down the pencil key when you turn on the phone and hold it on until you have to enter your PIN code.

– Format the phone memory by typing *#7370# in standby screen.

– In standby mode,
45# + <talk> dials the number on your sim in memory slot 45.
50# + <talk> dials slot 50 and so on.

Regarding Log Times.

When I set the GMT offset time in clock of 6600 to +530 then all my call log shows half hour prior to the actual time logged, and if it is -530 then log shows after half hour of actual time and if the same is set at +500 or -500 then the call log shows correct time of the call logged. But further I am not able to set the offset to + or – 500 as Psiloc world clock pro changes the timing to exactly +530 indian timing. Does anyone has a solution?

The log timings depends on the time set in your mobile clock. If you change the timing and make a call the log shows the changed time only. My previous post meant if th clock offset minutes is “00” and any hour, then log timings is accurate to the time set on clock. But opening World clock pro changes it automatically to +530 as the home location is india. and as the minutes offset changes to “30” the log time varies. If I dont use World clock pro nothing changes.

Phone Hangs on Start-up?

We sometimes hear from users of Series 60 handset users stating that they’ve filled up their memory, and the memory is so full that they can’t get in to delete any files.

We’ve not had any experience of this, but the best thing to try is to restart the phone (by taking the battery out) when it “hangs” and then starting the phone in “safe mode”. This causes the phone to load as few apps as possible at startup. To do this, hold down the ABC key, and while holding it down, start up the phone. Hopefully you will then be able to transfer files from your C drive to your MMC to free up the memory.

As a very last resort, you can format the phone and start again – 1st post in this FAQ section – This will remove all data, and you’ll have to restore your phone’s information from a backup which you may have made on your MMC or via PC Suite.

If you still can’t get into the phone, the final option appears to to be to take the phone to the nearest Club Nokia shop (or your retailer), who should be able to re-flash the phone to factory settings.

To check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) Type-*#06#
Information you get from the IMEI-XXXXXX XX XXXXXX X
· TAC = Type approval code
· FAC = Final assembly code
· SNR = Serial number
· SP = Spare

To check the phones Software revision type-*#0000#
Information you get from the Software revision-V 05.31 18-02-99 NSE-3

To enter the service menu type- *#92702689# (*#WAR0ANTY#)
· Serial number (IMEI)
· Production date (MM/YY)
· Purchase date (MM/YY) You can only enter the date once.
· Date of last repair (0000=No repair)
· Transfer user data to another Nokia phone via Infra-Red

Clock Stopping
To check weather your SIM Card supports clock stopping type- *#746025625# (*#SIM0CLOCK#)

Revealing the Headphone and Car-Kit menus
Please note that if you do these next tricks, the new menus can’t be erased without retoring the factory default settings.
To do these tricks you need to short-circuit the pins on the bottom of the phone next to where you plug in you charger.
1. To activate the “Headset” menu, you need to short-circuit pins “3” and “4”. After a short time the word “Headset” will be shown in the display. Menu 3-6 is now enabled.
2. To activate the “Car” menu, you need to short-circuit pins “4” and “5”. After a short time the word “Car” will be shown in the display. Menu 3-7 is now enabled.

To activate EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) Enter the code- *3370#
This improves call quality but decreases batterylife by about 5%
To deactivate it, Enter the code- #3370#

Changing Operator Logo

Ok this has been another popular issue. I myself do not like to use it as it toally makes the Themes I use ugly. I have quite a number of Themes and changed it frequesntly, so I cant be bothered to make one that would suit to each Themes. Anyway, for the sake of everyone else, here goes.

1. Design your own. I think the correct size to go for is 97 x 25 pixels. After you are done, either save it as jpeg, gif or bmp.

2. Then send the logo you designed to your phone and safe in your Image gallery.

3. Next, go get yourself FExplorer & install on your phone.

4. Launch FExplorer and goto the Images folder where your logo is saved. Then ** Option>File>Set as operator logo (scroll down). The phone will then reboot and the logo should appear after that.

If you get bored of it then simply goto
C:\System\Apps\Phone\Oplogo\ to remove it

Series 60 3rd Ed Faq’s, Tips & Tricks, 3250,E60, E61, N71, N72, N73, N92, N93
Series 60 3rd Ed Faq’s, Tips & Tricks for 3250,E60, E61, N71, N72, N73, N92, N93

General information about S60 3rd Edition devices

I have problems installing a .sis file on my Nokia device.

The new Symbian OS 9.1 package is known as SISX, which differs from the SIS format. Hence, old SIS packages are not supported. User tools, recognisers, file extension and mainstream documentation, however, will continue to refer to SIS packages.

Can I use old Nokia S60 applications with my Nokia device?

No. Your device only supports Series 60, 3rd edition applications.

I have problems connecting my Nokia device and my PC.

Please visit: official support page for specific questions on installing and using Nokia PC Suite software.

What can I do if my phone memory is low?

To free phone memory, transfer data to a memory card in the Office > File mgr view. Mark files to be moved, select Move to folder > Memory card and then a folder.

My phone is requesting a PIN/PIN2/PUK/PUK2 code.

PIN: set by yourself by following the instructions in your user guide.
PIN2: acts as a second layer of protection for certain features of your phone.
PUK: an 8-digit code request only when PIN code is entered incorrectly multiple times.
PUK2: Request when PIN2 code is entered incorrectly multiple times.

Both PUK & PUK2 are provided by your operator or service provider.

I got this error message: Installation security error. Unable to install.

Only carry out the following procedures if you can trust the application that you are installing.

Go to Application Manager>select the application that you are trying to install, ** on Options>Settings. You will see two options:
1) Software Installation (set this to “All”)
2) Online Certificate. (set this to “Off”)

Remember to turn these settings back on after installation.

Can I use my Nokia device without a SIM card?

Yes. The Offline profile is automatically activated when the device is switched on without a SIM card. This allows you to use your SIM card in another phone.

How do I switch WLAN off, so as to reduce the battery consumption?

You cannot switch it off, you can only specify that your phone does not scan for available networks.

To turn off the background scan:
1. Press the Menu key, and select Tools>Settings>Connection>Wireless LAN.
2. Select Scan for networks>Never.
3. To save your changes, select Back.

You can still use available WLAN networks as usual.

E61 FAQs
E61 FAQs

I have been getting pretty poor battery life.

You’ve to turn off your phone’s need to search for a 3g network. To do this, ** on Menu>Tools> Settings>Network>then select GSM.

I cannot delte emails out of my inbox. I ** delete and it only puts a line through it.

Emails will be deleted once you re-sync with your email account.

Can i create themes for my phone?

Yes, you will have to use Theme Studio 3.0 (available for free download here)

How to change the resolution of the theme studio to 320×240 (w/h)?

1. Open a normal (240×320) theme with theme studio.
2. Drag an image (with the size of 320×240) from the browser tab on the right side to the active background rectangle.
3. In the toolbox, ** layer effects>layers. This should bring up a box showing your actual layers.
4. ** the tiny arrow right of the mini-preview in that box. A list of layer effects
should appears beneath the mini-preview.
5. ** Apply Graphics>Scaling mode.
6. Select – With aspect ratio
7. ** the save button at the bottom of the active background preview.

I get the message: no gateway reply while trying to connect wireless network (wi-Fi).

You could try to change the Wi-Fi setup of your phone from open key to share key.

N80 FAQs
N80 FAQs

How can i master my phone?

The user guide is the most complete source of information. You could donwload it from here.

Why does my battery drain fast?

You could:
1. Try turning the Bluetooth technology off when you do not need it.
2. ** Connection settings>Packet data conn, change it to >When needed.
3. Close all the applications (which you do not need) that are running in the background. Do this by press and hold the Menu key, then select the application from the list. Lastly, exit the application.

Why is the blue status light of my phone always flashes?

It is an indication that the screen power has been turned off (to save battery life) but the phone is still on and active.

Can i turn the blue light off?

You could turn the sleep mode off. Settings>Phone>Display. However, this might reduce the battery life.

There is no autokey lock, what can i do?

You could install either one of the two freewares.
1. Autolock: It locks the keypad after a specified time period.
2. Mlock: Once installed, it will appear on your standby screen. It will lock your keypad with a simple **.

Mp3 songs that i added to the memory card wouldn’t show up (as a playlist) in the music player.

After adding audio tracks to the memory card, go to Music player>Options>Music library>Options (again)> then choose Update. The phone does take a while to find all the audio files tho.

I am irritated by Not enough memory error message. (While zooming pictures in gallery from 50% above, or in the Web browser exiting to the iddle screen.)

Please check if you’ve got the latest firmwareinstalled in your phone (enter *#0000# on the phone while it is in standby). If not, you could either bring your phone to nokia service centre or do it at home (not recommended).

When transferring larger amounts of data to memory card, the crashes half way through.

Quick fix, is to press the power butten and choose the “remove memory card”. Then, insert back the card again. The phone should resume to normal.



14 thoughts on “Tips And Tricks For Nokia Mobiles

  1. Tip 1 : Do u know how to use the edit button (abc or pencil button)?
    Heres how… in the inbox for example; u wanna delete multiple sms, simply hold the edit button, scroll down, and then, press c to delete the marked sms. The edit button can also b used to copy and past text in sms, simply hold it and scroll across, choose copy. pretty good for placing song names in ngages
    Tip 2 :….happens, on a smartphone, its inevitable u do something wrong, and tis calls for a format of fone. to format the fone, press *#7370#, then enter the lock code, which is the sec code of the fone. NOTE: batt must b full, else if format is disrupted by low batt, consequences will b disatrous
    I heard the code *#7780# works too, pretty much the same i tink.
    for 6600 users, to format the fone, theres an alternative way. Press and hold , , and the buttons, then power on fone, keep holding on the 3 buttons, till u come to a format screen. tis method ONLY works on 6600, and need not enter the sec code. BUT sec code wun be reset to

  2. default 12345.
    Tip 3 : TO NGAGE USERS; Did u know u can install.sis files simply using the cable given? Juz plug it in, place the.sis file anywhere on e: (the mmc), not in any folders, root of e:, disconnect, then look for it in manager.
    Tip 4: Save on battery and system memory being used by regulary checking the task manager which can be accessed by holding down the menu button!!
    Tip 5: Type *#06# to display your IMEI serial number, very valuable for the unlocking your phone to other sim cards
    Tip 6: Type *#0000# to view which firmware version you are running
    Tip 4a: Set the screen saver to a short time out period to prolong battery life.
    Tip 4b: Avoid restarting the phone, or repeatedly turning it on and off. This helps increase battery life.
    Tip 7: If you would like to avoid being “blue jacked”, keep bluetooth turned off, or set your phone’s visibility to hidden.
    Tip 8: Don’t want to carry a watch and a phone? Set the screen saver

  3. to show date and time, then you can ditch the watch.
    Tip 9: Save memory when installing apps, by installing over bluetooth. This can be done using the nokia phone suite and a bluetooth serial connection. Only works with.SIS files, so java still has to be sent to the phone, but will save space when using.SIS files.
    Tip 10: Operator logos
    Use a filemanager like FExplorer or SeleQ to add the folders: “c:/system/Apps/phone/oplogo”. Add a.bmp picture to folder “oplogo” and restart your phone! The.bmp picture size needs to be: 97 x 25 pixels
    Tip 11: Check if the recepients phone is on
    Delivery reports
    Type *0# your message in the message composer window space then write your message, the recipient will not see the star zero hash bit – just the message When they read it it will relay a message back to your fone showing the time they recieved it. (haven’t yet tried it myself though).

  4. to show date and time, then you can ditch the watch.
    Tip 9: Save memory when installing apps, by installing over bluetooth. This can be done using the nokia phone suite and a bluetooth serial connection. Only works with.SIS files, so java still has to be sent to the phone, but will save space when using.SIS files.
    Tip 10: Operator logos
    Use a filemanager like FExplorer or SeleQ to add the folders: “c:/system/Apps/phone/oplogo”. Add a.bmp picture to folder “oplogo” and restart your phone! The.bmp picture size needs to be: 97 x 25 pixels
    Tip 11: Check if the recepients phone is on
    Delivery reports
    Type *0# your message in the message composer window space then write your message, the recipient will not see the star zero hash bit – just the message When they read it it will relay a message back to your fone showing the time they recieved it. (haven’t yet tried it myself though).

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  5. Tip 12: BlueJacking
    First up, you need to know what Bluetooth is. There are lots of types of modern devices that incorporate Bluetooth as one of their many features. PDAs, mobile phones and laptops are a few of these modern devices. Bluetooth means that Bluetooth enabled devices can send things like phonebook/address book contacts, pictures & notes to other Bluetooth enabled devices wirelessly over a range of about 10 metres. So, we’ve got past the boring part. Now, using a phone with Bluetooth, you can create a phonebook contact and write a message, eg. ‘Hello, you’ve been bluejacked’, in the ‘Name’ field. Then you can search for other phones with Bluetooth and send that phonebook contact to them. On their phone, a message will popup saying “‘Hello, you’ve been bluejacked’ has just been received by Bluetooth” or something along those lines. For most ‘victims’ they will have no idea as to how the message appeared on their phone.

  6. Tip 13: While you are viewing a picture in your phone’s gallery, press one of these shortcut keys (definitely works on 6600, not sure about other symbians)
    1 – turn image anticlockwise
    3 – turn image clockwise
    * – toggle on/off of full screen
    5 – zoom in
    0 – zoom out
    #15 u can select all files in a folder by selecting THE folder and copy it then paste it somewhere. however u need to make a new directory. fexplorer wun let u copy that folder together. well seleQ can mark files to copy but it really takes time!
    #16: A soft and Hard reset
    A Soft-reset – the process of resetting all the settings of the phone to the factory default! No applications are deleted! A Hard-reset is like formatting a drive! It does format the memory. Everything that has been installed after the first use of the phone is deleted! It will recover the memory of the phone to the state you purchased it! It is done by inputing the following code: *#7370# NOTE: The battery must be full or the charger has to be connected to the phone so that it does not run out of power and make the phone unusable.

  7. #17: Formats of images
    supported ones: JPG UPF GIF87a/89a WBMB MBM TIFF/F PNG EXIF
    How to copy & paste text in your Nokia 3650:
    Press and hold the pencil key and select your text using the scroll key.
    Left function key will change to ‘Copy’. Press it to copy the selected text to clipboard.
    You can paste the clipboard contents the same way:
    press and hold the pencil key and press ‘Paste’. Or, press pencil key once and select ‘Paste’.
    Press and hold the Menu key to open the application switching window, where you can *duh* switch between applications.
    If a program hangs and you can’t shut it down, select the application in the
    application switching window and press ‘C’ to kill it. It’s also a faster way to exit programs.
    Turn on/off the “click” sound made by the camera by selecting the ‘Silent’ profile or by turning warning tones on/off:
    Menu > Profiles > “select your activated profile” > Personalise > Warning tones > On/Off.
    (This also effects the sound of Java games and apps).
    To change background image go toTo change background image go to:
    Menu > Tools > Settings > Phone > Standby mode > Background image > Yes > “choose an image”.
    The best size for background images is 174×132 pixels.
    Only got blue, green and purple in your 3650 colour palette?
    This free app adds 3 more colours: Palette Extender.
    Display an image when someone’s calling:
    Menu > Contacts > “select a contact card” > Options > Edit > Options > Add thumbnail > “choose an image”.
    Add a personal ringing tone to a contact:
    Menu > Contacts > “select a contact card” > Options > Open > Options > Ringing tone > “choose a ringing tone”.
    Delete all messages from your Inbox at once:
    Menu > Messaging > Inbox > Options > Mark/Unmark > Mark all > Options > Delete.
    Send or hide your caller ID: Go to: Menu > Tools > Settings > Call > Send My
    Caller ID > ‘Yes’, ‘No’ or ‘Set By Network’ to follow the default settings of your home network.

  8. If you often copy large files to your MultiMedia Card, I recommend a card reader.
    E.g. With a card reader it takes only 12 seconds to copy a 10 MB file!
    Record the sound of a phone call using the (sound) Recorder.
    Menu > Extra’s > Recorder > Options > Record sound clip.
    Note: short beeps are audible during call registration.
    But there is a 60 second limitation so if you want unlimited sound recording get this app: Extended Recorder.
    While writing text, press “#” to switch between upper and lower case and Dictonary on/off (predictive text input).
    Press and hold “#” to switch between Alpha mode and Number mode.
    Keyboard shortcuts for zooming and rotating images in Images:
    1 = zoom in, 0 = zoom out, press and hold to return to the normal view.
    2 = rotate anticlockwise, 9 = rotate clockwise, * = full screen.
    In standby mode, press and hold the right soft key to activate voice dialling.

  9. To add a voice tag to a phone number, open a contact card and scroll to the phone number and select:
    Options > Add voice tag.
    You can customize both soft keys located below the screen (in standby mode):
    Menu > Tools > Settings > Phone > Standby mode > Left/Right selection key > “select an application”.
    In standby mode. press scroll key center (joystick) to go directly to Contacts.
    In standby mode, press and hold 0 to launch your wap home page.
    In Menu or any subfolder, press numbers 1 – 9 to start the application at that location.
    In standby mode,
    45# + dials the number on your sim in memory slot 45.
    50# + dials slot 50 and so on.
    If you have your keylock activated just press the on/off button to turn on your backlight
    to look at the time when it’s dark without having to unlock the keypad.
    Never, ever, in your whole life, install WildSkinz on your Nokia 3650!!! WildSkinz screws up
    the whole 3650 system. It was never intended to work on the 3650, only on the 7650.
    e tag.
    You can customize both soft keys located below the screen (in standby mode):
    Menu > Tools > Settings > Phone > Standby mode > Left/Right selection key > “select an application”.
    In standby mode. press scroll key center (joystick) to go directly to Contacts.
    In standby mode, press and hold 0 to launch your wap home page.
    In Menu or any subfolder, press numbers 1 – 9 to start the application at that location.
    In standby mode,
    45# + dials the number on your sim in memory slot 45.
    50# + dials slot 50 and so on.
    If you have your keylock activated just press the on/off button to turn on your backlight
    to look at the time when it’s dark without having to unlock the keypad.
    Never, ever, in your whole life, install WildSkinz on your Nokia 3650!!! WildSkinz screws up
    the whole 3650 system. It was never intended to work on the 3650, only on the 7650.

  10. Symbian-Tricks And Tips

    Why assigning Video Recorder in the right or left soft key does not work?
    (Sound Recorder is launched instead of Video Recorder)
    It’s a bug with firmware version 2.50.
    How to check your firmware version:
    A “Firmware” is the phone’s operating system stored in internal Flash memory of the device (disk Z.
    Manufacturers release new firmware versions containing bug fixes, improvements and -sometimes – offering new functions.
    Firmware upgrade can only be made in authorized Nokia service centre (point).
    To check your current firmware version simply type *#0000# on main Phone screen.
    · How to check your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)?
    Type *#06# on main Phone screen.
    Start up in Safe Mode so no ‘auto start’ apps will be running:
    To make sure that no memory-resident programs start when you reboot your phone,
    hold down the pencil key when you turn on the phone and hold it on untill you have to enter your PIN code.

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