You can transfer your contacts from PC to phone by using Nokia PC Suite. Just click on Contents or Backup and Restore (whatever your version of PC Suite calls it). It's the first icon.
When you flash your phone all the factory contents are reinstalled from the flash software. The only thing you will lose is your personal stuff like contacts, text messages, calendar notes, notepad notes, internet settings and sometimes you lose photos, videos etc. It's a big risk to leave anything on your phone when you are going to have it flash. BACKUP FIRST!!!
How can I transfer my contacts from PC to my phone??
In other theme, you said to Naglia that if you update the firmware all data is lost. It´s the same for the factory stuff like ringtones and preloaded images includeed in the phone??
YES, you WILL lose EVERYTHING when you change the Operating System version so please backup your entire phone contents. You will need a DKU-2 or CA-53 data cable for PC connectivity and you will also need to install Nokia PC Suite in order to backup your phone.
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P.S. You are a female right ?
my version is 3.30 so i hope that something can be done. i gave my 6230 to my brother for his birthday and i'm sure he will agree to make a change :).
would i lose my phonebook, pictures and music if i change my version?
I never bothered with the 6230i because it's predecessor was faster overall and turned out to be the best buy in the long run.
The main reason why the 6230i is slower is because of the increased screen resolution from 128x128 to 208x208. A higher resolution means more time to redraw images hence the need for a faster processor...unfortunately to keep down cost Nokia decided to stick with the same processor as the original 6230.
Some people have said that they are firmware which boosts the speed of 6230i. The first time I held a 6230i in my hands it was quicker than I expected. I checked the firmware and it had v3.62. NAGLIA, if your phone doesn't have that version you can try and get it upgraded to it...or even a later one.
Please check and tell me the version firmware that your 6230i uses and tell me. You can check by typing *#0000# in standby mode....that is, the screen where you see the reception and battery indicators.
Hope my advice helps you. Looking forward to hearing from you.
P.S. I still have my 6230 (smile).
hi. i've changed my 6230 for 6230i.
6230i much much slower. can u help me :)?
i'll be happy if it's just slower :))
well I feel more safe with your opinion about the battery. The only thing I don´t know is where are made the 6300s that are sold in Mexico. And thanks in advance if you can find an office document viewer for 6300.
The battery is quite fine on the 6300. All you need to ensure is that you have firmware v5.00. I'm very positive if you should purchase a 6300 right now you will get firmware version 5.00 and you will see the extended battery performance, believe me on this one.
Where document viewers are concerned, I was able to download a PDF document viewer. I'm sure I will be able to find other document viewers soon or in the near future.
Well I´m glad to hear that you are happy with your 6300. The battery and the absence of document viewer are the main reasons for why I keep my 6230. Really it´s my best phone. Even if mine was made in China, for me it´s the best and I can say is at the same quality than the other 6230s manufactured in other countries. Thanks for let me know about the lag when you open the memory card, but this isn´t important to me (I tested a 6600 last week and it´s really slow). For that reason I´m looking for 6120c (which isn´t as fast as 6230 or 6300).
My 6300 is ok but I haven't abandoned my beloved 6230. In fact I use it every night because by night my 6300 battery is normally finished due to me being on a service where I talk to a particular person all day long...a VIP service here in Jamaica where you pay a flat rate and talk all you want for the month. Normally by the time I get home I have to plug in the 6300 to charge and then I'm back to my trusty 6230.
LUIS, funny enough I decided to do a speed test between 6230 and 6300 last night and I tell you, my assumption about the 6300 handling the memory card faster was wrong. I put both of them side by side and pressed both keys simultaneously to see which one would open the memory card faster and the speed on both phones were the same. I have a feeling that the 6230 might open larger folders more quickly though, I am going to put that thought to the test later tonight. I have a 245MB folder on my 6230, I'm going to transfer it to my 6300 and see which phone opens that folder first. I have a feeling the 6230 will win.
Even though both phones handle the memory card at similar speeds the 6230 definitely handles the internal memory faster than 6300. For example, when the 6230 is in standby mode and you press the 'Menu' key, the menu appears instantly while the 6300 takes about 1.5 second so while there's no delay on the 6230 there's a slight delay on the 6300. I cannot crucify the 6300 for the slower speed though because we have to remember that there's 16.7 million colours to generate with each press of a key whereas the 6230 have 65,536 colours. In other words if we were to use the 6230's processor in the 6300, the 6300 would move really slow... look at the 6230i which turned out to have a lag in speed because the resolution was increased to 208x208 while the same processor from the original 6230 was used. When there's a change in resolution or colours the processor speed needs to be increased. So all in all the 6300 has a faster processor seeing that it has a 240x320 resolution and 16.7 million colours and yet the speed is right up there with 6230. So the bottomline is that the 6300 has a faster processor than 6230 but when put to the test the 6230 churns out a bit more speed. The difference in speed is nothing to complain about. You have to put both phones side by side and give them a thorough test to see the speed difference. All in all the 6300 is 'basically' as fast as the 6230.
I still have this phone. I was going to sold it to my cousin but he preferred to buy a cheap and crappy Motorola so I´ll keep it for a little more. A year and eight months after I bought it, still a good phone, it´s still on sale in my country (México) even if 6230i and 6300 are available too. The price of this phone has dropped down and now it cost 110 usd (it cost me 250 in December'05), only 20 usd. more than a 6080. So here is a great value for a phone like this and so durable. I´m still looking for a replacement but simply I can´t find it. Waiting for 6120c or a mid level S60, because I want to have office document viewer. But still love this phone and I´ll hardly have a better phone than my loyal 6230. Any other recommendation for a replacement??? OJ: How are you with your 6300?
Whenever I visit GSMArena the first place I check is the 6230 forum and then the 6300 forum. So Ben, as you can see, I WON'T turn my back on the 6230 users who need help (smile).
I got my new 6300 on August 27 but still used the 6230 for calls for a week and a half...until I decided to start using my SIM card in the 6300 last Wednesday (September 6th). BEN I tell you, it's a lovely phone. It handles the memory card faster than the 6230. Where was your friend's 6300 made ? Do you have any idea ? Mine was made in Hungary which is the best way to go. European phones are the best...clearer display, clearer sound . If you get one, you won't imagine having a better phone.
You know I love my 6230 and I STILL have it, haven't sold it...yet. I have had the 6230 for more than 2 years...the LONGEST I have ever had a cell phone for. I normally changed my phone in a few months or within a year maximum. When I had the 6230 using I told myself that it would have probably been my last phone...so BEN, for me to switch to 6300 you know it had to impress me enough.
OH WOW u sold ur beloved 6230? wow thats quit a blow. Its been a while since i was last on this forum, but am glad for u. U made a good decsion to buy a 6300 a friend of mine had it and it makes my 6230i look fat and ugly + its totally sleek he had a 2gb card on it how cool is that but unfortunatley he lost it in a club last weekend and it was only 8 weeks old. Do take care of urs and do not desert us here sice u have upgraded... I might just sell my 6230i too to get a 6300 or Sony Ericsson W810i. Cheers