haayy, 13 Nov 2010Seriously guys.. For all you people planning to get this phone, buy Nokia 5230 instead... ... morenot at all. all the people out there who want to buy this phone just go for it. nokia dealers are suggesting not to buy 5230 as it has many software related problems whereas 5233 is highly recommended. btw, you are the one to decide. 3 months ago i was also like you people who was thinking to buy a smartphone & was confused between 5233 & 5230. don't just take my word, go through the posts of both 5233 & 5230 forum. 5230 users are facing many problems whereas 5233 users are happily busy explring the numerous possibilities of this cute smart lady.
For all you people planning to get this phone, buy Nokia 5230 instead...
It has 3g which is really awesome.. The signal is much better in 5230 than this 5233. (obviously)
And 5230 has free gps! Oh man! i just type the location where i want to go and it shows me the way..
It also has voice guidance on maps!
5233 ain't got that and it's just not cool.
Don't settle for the second best...
So you guys better get 5230.
Sbdevilmind, 13 Nov 2010Sorry for the late reply. Some guys were pulling our legs so for those hear this, no one can d... moreWhoaa.... now that's a big essay :-D. I'm pretty sure Mr.PBx (not you sidewinder) won't be too happy to see that :-P.
On Topic: I second everything SB has said in his post. We cannot teach you how to flash. We can only guide you and there is a big difference between the two. There are tons of guides available throughout the internet explaining every single details about both 'flashing' and the 'software tools' required for flashing.
I started flashing with "Phoenix service software". I knew if something goes wrong then I have to find a way out of it on my own (I didn't have the privilege of having someone to ask doubts to). I didn't just go through the flashing guides, I have also gone through the flashing software's manual. I was however a lot gutsier that SB, I did flash my phone after just 3 days of starting my research. Although the main reason for it was that my phone(Nokia 5130XM) was already corrupted and I was too lazy to make a trip to Nokia care :-P.
Now I do have to admit that so far nothing has gone wrong during flashing process, ever. I did brick my phone twice while experimenting on finding ways to downgrade firmware. One was within warranty period so Nokia care fixed it up for free. 2nd time I had to pay around $4 servicing charges.
For first timers.
Yeah, I know you guys are excited about custom firmwares and all and want to jump into the bandwagon asap. I also see some of you guys are eager to flash into CFWs without even understanding the basic flashing procedure. Flashing with CFW is a bit different than the original process(ie upgrading your firmware).
To understand the process better, I suggest you to flash your phone with the same original firmware version. And don't follow the flashing procedure given for CFWs(it's like dead phone flashing), follow the original upgrade process.
Starting with "Phoenix service software" is always better, I feel you learn a lot more with 'Phoenix' than with 'JAF'.
However... you do need JAF to flash with CFW.
Steps to follow
1) Go through different flashing guides, understand them thoroughly.
2) Download all the required tools and firmwares(read 'readme.txt' if any).
3) NEVER DOWNGRADE, very important. If you do this.. then understand that there is nothing you can do to revive you phone.
4) Have any doubts, ask someone in mobile forums(although I doubt anyone would help you there) or here.
5) Follow step 1... keep the guide running in background, follow the given step by step procedure and flash your device.
shekhar, 13 Nov 2010just see the photos properly. the camera is not good as you think thete is an excess of blue... morewe are sooooooo veeeeeeeery happy with its "BLUE" camera. if you are unhappy throw it in a dustbin & buy a N8.
Aditya, 12 Nov 2010using this cell 4 last 2 months. good camera but d sound quality sucks, u'll get better sound ... morejust see the photos properly.
the camera is not good as you think
thete is an excess of blue all over the photo.
Sorry for the late reply. Some guys were pulling our legs so for those hear this, no one can do flashing without having guidence from some place or other. I too had to follow guides to do the flashing but that doesn't meant that i didn't know what i was doing. Some people here just come and ask about flashing and after getting the steps, flash their phones. If lucky, the flashing might be successful but if something happens during the procedure and the guide had nothing written about it then the person is lost. Neither can he cancel the process resulting in dead phones nor can he continue as he has no knowledge about how things work. Before i did my first flashing, i followed each and every guide available on the popular forums on web, just to make sure i didn't miss a thing. And after one month or so i finally had the guts to flash. This was when i had my nokia 5130 about a year ago. And there was one person who personally voluntered and guided me further by giving me instructions through gmail. Its UTK here. And i am still grateful for his help. So my point is, first you guys who want to flash get the knowledge from web then we will provide the minor details or instructions that will help solve your confusions. Rahul here already said that he wanted to follow some guides on the web first and then think about flashing. This is a better idea. As he will know much more than what he would have if we gave a short guide on flashing. Trying to figure out things on ones own gives you the opportunity to discover new things. And these new informations give you a unique knowledge about that subject hence giving you unique ways of flashing (in this case).And please don't call us experts. We are just newbies, like you all, who are sharing our discoveries with you guys. Still we take every effort to provide perfect suggestions. So, when rahul here says that he is ready for flashing, we will help him get through the process, hence giving him the confidence to continue as we will be backing him up from here.
Rahul, 11 Nov 2010Hi guys ,bought a 5233 yesterday. Good phone indeed. I want to flash it but not right now. Wa... morewhy do you want to hack your phone? if nokia have made the best hardware for this phone then the software must be the best. why you people want to take such a risk that can harm your phone & its warranty? if damaging the phone is your hobby then buy 20 cheap china phones instead. and if money is no matter for you then go for a mobile-repairing course & then mess with such things. those custom firmwares are nothing but modified copy of the original. those guys who discuss here about flashing are proper experts & have proper knowledge. rest of the people are happy with the original. BE ORIGINAL,BE SAFE. BE EXPERT,DO FLASHING.
Anybody browsed with opera mini 4.2 in 5233?Oh !friends ,what a speed! I agree that it is an old java version.Interface also not optimized for touch screen. But ...in page loading speed it is so fast .
nokia 5233, 12 Nov 2010but how to have that browser ? how can i get that?with your phone browser go to http://m.opera.com
tdk, 12 Nov 2010what is the problem with 3 key method of hard reset?How it differs in ciearing memory from the... moreMate.. technically both the *# method and three key method does the same job and the *# method is usually recommended. The three key method is used as a last resort when the phone refuses to boot up normally.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010opera mini 5.1symbian(beta)is better for basic browsing.but how to have that browser ? how can i get that?
I have bought it on 13-11-2010. 2.00mega pixel camera but it is good. But i am pretty much disappoint with its loud sound quality. the screen is good but have found problem when browsing. my one is made in Hungary i think it will be fun with it.
Rahul, 11 Nov 2010Hi guys ,bought a 5233 yesterday. Good phone indeed. I want to flash it but not right now. Wa... morerahul,guys here also follow some flashing guides mechanically. Thats why they ignored your good post.they also dont know what they are doing.Only Google can help you.Make your own unique way man.You will surely become a real expert.Wish you all the best.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010how did you hard reset? by the 3-key method or dialing *#7370#.....which one? delete some file... morewhat is the problem with 3 key method of hard reset?How it differs in ciearing memory from the *# method of hard reset?
happy2help, 12 Nov 2010In your phone,open settings >phone management >security >phone and sim card . There ... moreit says there that the code is error. what will i do.i think when the code is error in 5 times, my phone will be block .
How about the sound quality of this cheap smartphone? I have used it for a mounth and I was some disapointment how it's sound quality express via headphone (I dont care the speaker, it's mono and just for fun).
What is your opinion, you guys?
alex, 12 Nov 2010hey guyz... After hard reset my phone is installing files too slow.... Plz help me.. Nd its no... morehow did you hard reset? by the 3-key method or dialing *#7370#.....which one? delete some files of your memory card, uninstall all files from phone memory,dial *#7780# to do a soft reset.i think your phone will be fine. in future NEVER EVER DO A HARD RESET BY THE 3-KEY METHOD.
using this cell 4 last 2 months. good camera but d sound quality sucks, u'll get better sound in any samsung handset just in half price. browser is good but not so good as E series. f****n design. no flash light. hangs 10 times daily. going 2 buy E63 soon.
hey guyz... After hard reset my phone is installing files too slow.... Plz help me.. Nd its not sending msgs... Its too slow... M using it frm 3 mnths bt nw m having dis prblm.... Plz help me plzzzzzzzzzz
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2010best-- opera mobile 10--fastest,flash animation,best for multi-tab browsing & multiple dow... moreThat's weird... I have never been able to open more than 4 tabs at a time with opera mobile. While opera mini symbian can easily open well over 10.
UCbrowser (UCWeb) has best download manager.