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  1. #1

    Default Guides for how to work with your s60 device

    Full phone formating.

    Full phone formatting!
    If you encounter situation like below on your phone,
    1. Blank screen phone unable to reboot.
    2. Phone only able to boot-up to "Nokia" word screen.
    3. Install some program but not able to uninstall it after that.
    4. Error messages such as "Child Installer" keeps popping-up.

    Do a Full phone formatting 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 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 will back to original system and factory settting.

    All apps installed & 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.

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    Default Re: Guides for how to work with your s60 device

    FExplorer Tips & Tricks

    * How to reset the operator logo :
    1) go to the following dir :
    c:\system\apps\phone\oplogo
    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.

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    Cant Uninstall Applications via Manager?

    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,

    E:\system\apps

    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, click on Options>File>Delete.

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

    5. Reboot.

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    Adding A New Infra Red Device To Tour PC

    I know IR is old skool but hey, it comes handy at times especially when BT acts-up on you. This one is written by a good online buddy of mine, qtdemon666.

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

    Do one of the following:

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

    02. If you have a manufacturer's installation disk for a compatible driver, click Have Disk. Insert the manufacturer's installation disk into the appropriate drive, and then click 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. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Wireless Link.

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

    Troubleshooting
    Installing an IrDA transceiver disables the serial port. Do not attach a serial IrDA transceiver to a serial port.

    Extracted from Filipino Owners of Nokia 6600 Yahoo Group. (FON6600)

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    Default Re: Guides for how to work with your s60 device

    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 & extension of the file into a .zip.

    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 and send it to your phone.

  6. #6

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    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 clicking 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-clicking 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 click 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.

    Extracted from MobyMemory Forum
    Last edited by hmx_ryan; 23rd Mar 2007 at 07:49.

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    Convert iTunes Music Library To A Mobile-Friendly Format.

    Audience: For iPod / Windows PC owners with a “smart” mobile (with MMC/SD slot).

    Intro:
    This is a guide on how to convert your existing (and probably extensive) iTunes music library into a format that you can play from your mobile.

    iPod* owners everywhere have probably spent many long laborious hours importing all the albums from their CD collections into the iTunes* music library on their PC.

    This is not something you will readily want to repeat from scratch with the Nokia Audio Manager (or equiv.) to get your music accessible from your mobile.

    Fortunately, there is an alternative offered through the many different music file conversion utilities available on the 3rd party software market. For the purposes of this guide, we will be using the range of utilties available from dbPowerAMP.com .

    First of all, you have to find out what the Target format is for the music files you want to convert.

    This willdepend on the type of mobile you own.

    .MP3 file format is appropriate for the following mobiles:
    Siemens SX1, Siemens SL45, Sharp GX-30, Nokia 6600 (with 3rd party MP3 player), motorola A920/925..

    .AAC file format is the preference for the following (although they can all play .MP3 as well):
    Nokia 6230, Nokia n-Gage, Nokia 7610, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3300..

    .WMA file format is the preference for any of the available windows-based smartphones:
    Orange SPV / E200, Motorola mpx200, O2 XDAII..

    There are other alternatives like .AMR, and .OGG format (Ogg Vorbis standard), but are less common. (Ogg players are available for the symbian-based mobiles like Nokia 6600, Siemens SX1, Nokia n-Gage ). AMR is a lower quality encoding standard, not likely to satisfy all but the least demanding of music listeners (but it is useful for providing short mono voice recordings on mobiles).

    Some mobiles are capable of playing a variety of different music file formats (Nokia 6230 can play .aac, .mp3, .amr)

    In this case, if you are not too bothered about the portability aspect of your music, then descending order of preference is probably:

    AAC -> WMA -> MP3 -> AMR.

    This is because AAC and WMA are both newer compression standards, and so employ a more efficient compression algorithm than MP3, making for smaller files (which means more music on your memory card!). However, if you also want to play your digital music in your car stereo (MP3-CD), in your old MP3 player, and any number of other players, then portability may be more important to you than file size. Then, MP3 may still be the best format for you to convert to.

    Fortunately dbPowerAMP Music Converter is capable of converting music files to any of these formats, when combined with the available codecs.

    To start:
    Open up the iTunes application on your Windows PC.

    Select [Edit] - [Preferences] option in iTunes menu.

    From the dialog, select the [Importing] tab to verify what standard your iTunes has been encoding with in its music library. The default here is displayed below: (namely AAC to 128kbps). Write down these details somewhere (you will need them later).

    Now select the [Advanced] tab and note where the music library is stored on your PCs hard drive. Again, note down these details.

    Now, if you haven’t already, download and install the following components from dbPowerAMP.com. dBpowerAMP Music Convertor (dMC) - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

    Various Codecs - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm
    (depending on which standard you are converting from to which target format)

    Check out the list of Codecs at:
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-mp4.htm
    For converting from MP4 AAC (which is the iTunes default), you need the following [AAC to Mp4 & Mp4 to AAC] codec: Click to download.

    This will enable you to convert an .M4A file (used in iTunes, iPod, Nero) into a standard .AAC file that can be played by your mobile player (for Nokia 6230, Nokia n-Gage, Nokia 3650 / 3300 )

    If you want to convert to .WMA (for a Windows smartphone), then download the .WMA codecs:
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-wma.htm

    For conversion to MP3, dBpowerAMP already comes supplied with the best MP3 encoder (LAME). Once the dBpowerAMP Music Convertor and all the necessary codecs have been installed, open it up. You will be asked to browse to the music files you would like to convert. Multiple selections can be made here.

    In the main application dialog, you get the option of which format you would like to convert to from the drop-down box at the top.

    Make your selection according to your type of mobile. Then you will have the choice of some advanced options ( click the [Advanced] button) to set things like the quality of encoding ).

    As a rule, for most people, the following bit rates can be regarded as a good quality:

    .AAC - 64kbps encoding

    .WMA – 96kbps (or 64kbps)

    .MP3 - 128kbps CBR

    (and if VBR – variable bit rate – encoding is used, 96kbps is acceptable.

    NB. Please note that not all MP3 players in mobiles can play the full range of encoding options, from 48kbps up to 320kbps, and CBR ,to VBR).

    Once the options are set, then click the [Convert] button.

    dBpowerAMP will display a progress bar, and start to work its way through the selected files, writing them to the selected destination folder.

    When complete, those compatible music files (whether .aac for your Nokia 6230, .MP3 for your Siemens SX1 etc) can be transferred to your MobyMemory MMC card (preferably via a memory card reader).

    All you have to do now is load the MMC card into your mobile and you can take part of your iTunes music library with you if you leave your iPod behind!

    For more information on the complicated and technical arena of digital music, check out this excellent series of articles from Spoon of dBpowerAMP: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/spoons-audio-guide.htm

    NB. This guide has been written to help those with music stored in their iTunes music library. With little alteration, it should also be useful for people looking to convert digital music files from different source formats, as a similar process takes place. The range of conversion possibilities in dBpowerAMP alone are pretty extensive.

    But remember to try and use as a good a quality source as possible for conversion (either the original CD, or a high bit-rate encoding of your CD such as that provided in iTunes music library by default). You can convert down in bit-rate, but if you try and convert up, you will be making a larger file for no quality benefit in sound at all (because with lossy compression, the information has already been lost from the original encoding of the source file).

    Extracted from MobyMemory Forum

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    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

  9. #9

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    Knowing Files Extension

    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 a.zip (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... www.winzip.com

    .ace = Other format of compressed file: www.winace.com

    .rar = And the compressed format about everybody ask... www.rarlabs.com

    Note: Its always best to extract .zip, .ace & .rar files on your PC first as your phone can only most of the time.

  10. #10

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    Sending Files via BT & IR.

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

    [b]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\mail\00001001_S\0\00100c60_F\ (file)
    or E:\system\mail\00001001_S\1\00100bc1_F\ (file)
    or E:\system\mail\00001001_S\2\00100bc2_F\ (file)

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