have you tried booting with NO sim in the phone... they do boot up ok wihtout a sim card. try that wiht hard reset etc.
Can some one help me ! my Atom is not booting up when I insert SIM. It is getting stuck on O2 blue screen. Tryed with hard restart and inserting another SIM same result. I am using latest ROM
- You should be able to charge to max on usb.
- If you look back a few pages on this forum there area alot of posts for s/w unlock codes for sPBsoftwraehouse stuff
- and a t9 phone pad that you will want too - that makes SMS easier.
well ....... I got this mobile jus yesterday. I like the phone. it has a good feel to it. system is fast. Phone book cud have been better. It only lists according to the last name, and nothing can be done to overcome it. Looking for some softwares for it. Guys if anyone have links plz post it on this page. It well help a lot of customers.
Besides i have a doubt. Can we charge to the max thru USB port? Cause i m having probs with that.
Here are some links for atom software:
Hi to all,
Pls help me on how to play MPG files. Can someone point me to a free or cracked software that will play mpg. many thanks..
I bought this phone 2 days ago and here is a few comments from me incase anyone is considering this phone:
The version I have is a HK-EN version bought with the May ROM update installed. And my previous phone was a SE P800 so there may be some comparisons to symbian.
-Memory/Running programs option, you can turn off some bacground programs to have it run even faster
-Small design, small even with a carrying case
-Good resolution screen and can adjust to bright or dark
-Very flexible with many programs available since there are many windows mobile devices.
-Flawless SNES emulator, you don't need any mobile games when you have a whole SNES available with all the best games, except for sudoku.
-Buttons are flexible, you can set three buttons to any shortcuts you want. I have them set as Camera, Voice dial, and Contacts
-Sound/Music, very good clarity and sharpness, or bass with sound since there is an equalizer so you can make every ringtone sound the best. The loudest settings show the limited bass and sharpness flaws but it happens to all mobile speakers.
-MiniSD, it's cheap, it's small, it's perfect
-No Hanging, I haven't had any slowed or hanging problems except for once when I randomly installed some program to it and forced it to run, but this isn't too bad as well since there is a soft reset button, you don't need to take out the battery to reset it.
-CE Paint, it's free to download and works just like MS paint, simple program but I can't live without drawing on my mobile
-FM radio, I don't listen to radio but I played with it anyways. Automatically scanned for all the channels in my area, most of it had great reception and quality, better than my car's reception.
-Call history, shows all calls and what it was such as incoming, outgoing, ignored.
-Strong signal strength, haven't had any weakened signals yet compared to the P800 when it was noticeably weak at times.
-File Explorer, you won't ever run into those problems in older mobiles where you don't know how to access files in certain non-default folders
-ROM updates, they can be done yourself for free
-Screen rotation, it’s allowed and what else can I say?
-Today, the main screen, most of the main things can be toggled there such as, Time, Date, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Messages, Tasks, Calender, Email, Phone, Contacts. It’s definitely better than having a wallpaper that says Rogers.
-Camera Delay, when you take a photo you count "3, 2, 1, 0!" but you will find that the photo actually takes a photo of -2 in "3, 2, 1, 0, -1, -2". To compensate you must count and click from 2 in "3, 2, 1, 0"
-Holding functions, some functions such as calender dates require you to hold on the screen for a second, which is an irritating process.
-Battery life is not great, you have to use "turn device off after 3 min" otherwise it won't last over 2 days for sure.
-Handsfree/headphones, they are the wierdest headphones ever and they don't fit very well.
-Dialing, hard to dial as a normal cellphone especially in the car. This can be compensated by using voice dial which has worked very well so far.
-Contacts, it sorts alphabetically by last name. I don't know everyone's last name except for a few ones that are common such as Tony, John, and others but they are all mixed such as you would get the order as "Barbara, Chan Tony, Cherry" and it would be hard to browse.
Between Con and Pro:
-Typing and recognition, it's not easy to get used to it and I don't see any instructions as well. It would be normal pace to write a paragraph on P800 but this would take significantly longer. I hope it will get better later. With symbian you can just write on the screen but for this one you need to open up the “recognizer” to write so it’s another slower feature.
-Calender, the calender works fine but it's slower to use effectively compared to symbian's calender, but I like the reminder at the Today main menu to show what is next in my schedule.
-The crystal carrying case fits very well and closely with an opneing screen flap like the Motorola A1200 which helps me retain a high resale value incase I want to change phones later on.
-The Think Outside stowaway bluetooth keyboard works perfectly so I can take notes and record meetings with this and microsoft word. It's also very useful when playing the SNES with the keyboard with fullscreen.
-Internet browsing, it works, it's not great, and typing is acceptable. Resolution is great though for seeing small words and more in a page. The only thing I would use it for is to check email and emergencies.
You might want to try using the Auto Configurator before you decide to uninstall anything.
This application actually gets the Service Provider's information from your SIM card & set it in your phone automatically.
Lowell - on ActiveSync on PC look at add/remove applications and remove O2 Msg Plus that shoulddeactivate .
i have a problem with my atom.
other phones cannot send me any file to me but i can.
in the other phones says that unable to connect.
I just installed the latest patch. So far, the performance improved but I have a brand new problem with the messaging. Messaging doesnt work anymore. I can receive nor send SMS with that. SMS can only be done using SMS plus which is not user friendly. Although I see a notification that I have unread messages, they are not updated to my O2 SMS plus right away. Not to mention, I can't set any SMS alert for O2 sms plus. Is it possible for me to activate the old messaging and deactivate the O2 SMS plus?
This Is with Ref. To O2 XDA Atom ( IMEI No. 357553000119898) brought from ALFA-Mumbai on 17/02/2006. Bill No. B/211. On 13/04/2006 after changing the Sim card the get got hanged and refused to work. On inquiring about it to a local dealer I was directed towards ACCEL FRONTLINE LTD., (Connection Center - Pune) Where Mrs. Prabha V attended me. Who in turn informed me that the set is to be sent at H.O. Chennai and would take at least 20 days Ref. BMW-PUN-P-254
ON 13/05/2006 I was informed by the Pune office that the set has come back without being repaired and that the set is not under warranty on reproducing the XEROX copy of the bill the set was once again sent to Chennai the entire R.F. Board has been changed as a result the IMEI No of the set was changed to 357553000042132 and the set was delivered to me on 20/05/2006.
24 days later on 13/06/2006 I encountered the following problems.
· Blue tooth was not being discovered by other Hand sets
· Windows Media player the file is getting Open only Once
· Handset was getting hanged
· The set was connected to P.C. but was not getting synchronized
· Camera was not taking the correct picture & clarity is an issue
The set was again back with ACCEL FRONTLINE LTD. (Connection Center-Pune) where Mrs. Prabha V had to once again send it to H.O.- Channai (Ref.MBL-PUN-50020) This time the set was delivered to me on 23/06/2006 again with R.F board changed & the new IMEI No was 357553005001331 The first four problems were solved but the Camera Problem Remained as under.
The image that is to be captured is focused & after the button is pressed the image is shown on the screen for about 2sec. Approximately after which the click sound accurse at this instance if the physical position of the set is changed it looses the original image captured & the one stored in the memory is different than what was focused Although the clarity was improved but it still not satisfactory as compared to Nokia (N70) or Sony (K750i)
As per Talks with MR. UmaShankar at H.O.-Chennai in presence with MRS. Prabha V regarding the Camera Problem I was told that the latest software up gradation (i.e. RADIO: R060428N_MNIARC_RS00049; ROM: 20060426BIWWE) & the change of R.F. Board is the least that can be done from our side with no further improvement.
Each time I suffered with the loss of all my contact Nos. as backup could not be taken also some time while using the set the entire screen goes white and the set stops responding only after removing the battery of a master reset will restart the set. And all the setting saved are changed the handwriting file saved in the transcriber cannot be loaded for use I had to call your service center no. daily for the status of the set. Need less to mention the countless trips. I had to make to your service office due to bad service which not only disturb me routine work but also caused frustration.
Now the reliability of the set is a Question to be asked. I am not sure weather the set would work properly in future & the 2MP camera is a shame to click with. As it cannot capture even a still picture correctly forget the moving once
Need advice from you all. O2 released new ROM for Atom Exec "20060721B1WWE" and wonder whether it compatible with the XDA Atom.
I think what u are trying to ask is whether this Atom can be used to surf net. Yes, either by WIFI or GPRS. U have to check for both the services at your local site and service provider, respectively.
I have had my Atom for about 6 months. Had constant problems with crashing, freezing, slowness to begin with. Upgraded with 3 lots of new ROMS losing all data before now being in a position where mostly the product runs o.k.
O2 nicely implied they were doing users a favour by providing software upgrades that actually work at no further charge.
The only exception to my current acceptance of the product are the phone function, camera, and synching.
Outbound call connection only successful about 60% of the time, incoming better. Reception seems to be worse than with my previous basic nokia.
Camera has delay of about 2 seconds from push of button to capture of image.
Synch is only successful about 50% of the time.
This is all with latest ROM upgrade, no memoery card, with no foreigh software and regularly closing of running programs.
Have unsuccessfully pursued O2 for refund.
I dun think we can increase the internal memory. However, the external memeory card comes with 512MB, 1G & 2G storage.
Try to store third party applications, softwares, games & songs in the Mini SD instead. Free up as much internal memory as possible so that your system will run faster.
To use mp3 file as a ringtone, just store the song in the memory card, not in any folder. U will be able to choose it from the Setting -> Phone -> Ring Type.
If u have already done so, then erase it from Windows -> Rings.
hi guys have just bough an atom a month ago...the problem is that the battery is lasting me around 12 hours only.is that normal? i have even got the battery changed, my usage is not very high and before this i waz using a nokina n70 and with the same usage it was lasting me two days.HELP neone?
You can put the caller on speaker phone. Just press and hold onto the Call button on your phone.
I have an O2 Atom phone but do not know for sure if I can increase the memory of the phone. If this is possible, can someone show me how to do it? My brother got it for me as a present... but I don't know how to play around with it.... Help!!!!!!!!
U Can Download T9 s/w in this forum
forum.xda-developers.com in windows mobile thread - it's a thread about russian language for t9 - but its english too.
Since the MAY ROM Upgrade - this phone has not crashed on me 1 time - it is very solid. Its very fast too and works fine