There's no software that can enhance the camera other than Nokia's own firmware updates.
Firmware 5.24, 5.35 and the later updates which are the basically the same as 5.24 allows you to experience the real 6230.
The easiest way to maximise the use of your 6230 is getting a large capacity MMC (Multimedia Memory Card). The 32MB that comes with the phone just doesn't cut it. It's just to demonstrate the power of the phone. The minimum capacity I would recommend is 256MB. Once you have a large capacity then the possibilities are endless with this phone. Music, Movies, Movie Trailers, Music videos, bloopers and other type of video clips, photos, grapics, screen savers whether real or animated, ringtones whether it be MP3 rings, AAC ringtone, polyphonic rings, monophonic rings, AMR ringtones. You can even use it as a jump drive / flash drive / thumb drive by putting computer software on the drive, whether it be a Windows XP installation files, Microsoft Office installation files or you could simply put document files, whether it be word files, excel files, access files. wordperfect files any form of files that can be stored on a computer hard drive. This is useful if you want to transport files from office to home or vice versa...remember that you need to have a data cable, bluetooth or infrared adapter to connect the PC with.
Once this phone helped out a friend, I was over their house and they wanted a Microsoft word document to be printed, their ink was finished so I decided to take the file over to my house, I didn't have any diskettes or CDs to burn the file on, there was no jump drive / thumb drive around either, I decided to use my phone after some thinking and transferred the word document file to the phone using my data cable which I had with me. They already had the PC Suite software installed because they have a Nokia phone as well. So that was one instance where the 6230 proved to be very useful that day.
Not every phone or every Nokia phone allows PC files to be transferred to them, for example, I had a Nokia 3200 and once I tried to transfer a microsoft word document file to it and I got an error message saying the 'That Operation is Restricted' and 'The Mobile Phone Rejected the Operation...the phone simply wouldn't allow any form of computer files on it.
Another way to utilise the features and maximise the use of the phone is by getting java applications, whether it be a business application, communication application or game application. The 6230 supports J2ME (Java 2 Mobile Edition) and MIDP2 (Mobile Information Device Profile 2)...many s40 phones like the Nokia 3200 only supports MIDP1. Nokia claims that the phone will accept up to 128KB java apps BUT I got a 200KB to work pefectly! I even got a game which was more than 300KB to work but it was off screen due to the type of resolution screen it was intended for. If you love games then try out some on the 6230. The older series 40 (s40) games normally maxed out at 64KB...eg. Nokia 3200 wouldn't allow any java app. over 64KB to be installed. These same 64KB will work perfectly with the 6230 but most of these games aren't that great unless it's from a company called Gameloft or Macrospace other than these two companies it hard to find many great games that doesn't pass the 64KB file size. If you are a big game fan than forget the s40 games and focus on the series 40 version 2 games (s40v2) which is exclusive for the Nokia 6230. The 6230 was the FIRST s40v2 phone! The s40v2 games normally has background music so while you are playing the game there's music playing right through. They are normally big too has in the time it may take you to finish the entire game and lastly they have great graphics and wonderful soundeffects. If you have a Nokia 6230 then series 40 version 2 games is the way to go.
There's nothing too great for the 6230 to handle, originally, the phone isn't supposed to support 3GP2 files (only 3GP) but I got a 3GP2 file to work, showed clearly the only thing is that no sound could be heard. This phone handles anything you throw at it, whether it be the highest bitrate MP3, the highest bitrate 3GP...the ONLY problem is that these high bitrate files will drain your phone battery.
This phone can be used to do so many things for the mere fact that it's a business class phone and classic phone all in one device.
NONE of the Nokia 6230 firmwares has support for themes, you will need the 6230i for that.
The most important thing to remember about the 6230 is that while many phones have limitations and restrict certain things from going on those phones, the 6230 accepts anything you throw at it!
May i kn0w wat is new in the latest firmware of 6230 which is v05.80?D0es v05.35 have the feature theme n0r 5.80?Orgnal jamaican,we nid ur help.Whch is better,6230 or wth "i".Tnx br0
0rgnal jamaican,tnx f0r the reply.Can i ask s0methng?Is there any applicati0n i can use to enhance the camera?Or any disc0very of u to see the real 6230?Gives us ur c0mment h0w to maximize the use of our 6230.Last wik id rather change my f0ne to 6230i but im glad my thumbs br0ught me here.Tnx f0r the reply.D0es 5.35 rec0gnize theme?Wat versi0n has the feature theme?
Once you upgrade to 5.35 you will see the correct memory size for a 2GB Multimedia Memory Card (MMC). Hope my advice works out well for you.
A 2GB Memory Card may work with your 6230 BUT it won't register the correct memory size.
When v4.44 was released, 2GB memory capacity wasn't in Nokia's mind but surprisingly v4.44 is able to recognise a 1GB MMC which Nokia claimed wouldn't work. When you check the memory size, you will see something like 80MB but ignore that because you can store stuff on the card going over that 80MB all the way up to 1GB. You just WON'T know how much capacity is really being used. It's a strong possibility that a 2GB MMC will work with firmware v4.44.
A 2GB will definately work with v5.24. I myself had v4.44 but upgraded to v5.24 because v4.44 has a lot of limitations. 5.24 shows the real beauty of the 6230. If version 5.35 is the only firmware available then go along with it. 5.35 is the same as 5.24, 5.24 is a personal preference on my part so don't worry, you will get the same results if you go with 5.35. If you decided to go along with 5.35 I assure you that you will enjoy it and you will see an instant difference compared to 4.44. Finally, 5.35 WON'T harm your phone in anyway, it will only make it better (smile). I will send you an e-mail in regards to 5.24 so check your mailbox once you read this. Let me know how things work out.
can someone tell me what are all the codes from nokia 6230 that can improve my phone?
please i want to see what this nokia can do at maximum power.
Orignal jamaican,pls i nid ur urgent reply.I wnt to flash my 6230 v4.44 to 5.24,but the available firmware is only 5.35.Is it the same as 5.24?It can be 5.35 harmful to my 6230,0r,wil 5.35 much better or w0rst to my 6230?D0es 5.35 0k to my 6230.Pls i nid ur help ;-(.Tnx.0thers help me t0o.
Original jamaican,can u pls help me on this?Can my 6230 h0ld a 2gb mmc?H0w to upgrade my firmware?Where?Pls help Dicekei27@mocospace.com pls help me
The ONLY way to save MP3s or any other file for that matter to the memory card is via the PC...either using a data cable, bluetooth or infrared.
In receiving a file from another phone or other devices, the file is saved to the 6230's internal memory by default, that is a standard thing and you CAN'T change it!
You can assign a password to your MMC by going to 'Gallery', the MMC option is automatically highlighted once you enter the gallery, select 'Options' then scroll up or down until you see 'Set Password', highlight and select the 'Set Password' option, enter your password, press 'OK', it will ask you to confirm it, retype it a second time and it's case sensitive so if it was in FULL CAPS when you first typed it then it has to be in FULL CAPS the second time around when it asks you to confirm it.
However, I DO NOT RECOMMEND using the password feature, you can end up locking yourself out of your own memory card. Once you assign a password you can access the memory card using the same phone easily BUT once you take out the MMC and put it in another phone, the password WILL be required in order to access the MMC. If a password is assigned to a MMC and you put that MMC in a Memory Card Reader, when you try to access the MMC the computer will FREEZE!...until you take out the MMC out of the computer. To get around this problem you first need to disable the password from the MMC using the same phone which assigned the password and then put the MMC back in the Card Reader. Use the password feature with caution, in some cases people had to throw away their memory cards because they forgot their passwords. I hope you now have a better understanding of the things you asked about. Take care.
Backing up is fairly easy. You have 3 options, DKU-2 data cable, Bluetooth or Infrared (IrDa). I use a DKU-2 cable because cable is faster than the others. If you choose to go with Bluetooth of IrDa then your PC MUST have the respective adapter or as some call it dongle.
Secondly you need to install Nokia PC Suite. Nokia PC Suite v6.82 is the latest but to me v6.4 is the best to date. It really doesn't matter which one you install, both will get the job done...if you want better flexibility though v6.4 is the way to go.
You can find the PC Suite on the CD that came with the phone, if you don't have the CD you can download it from Nokia's website, here's the link http://europe.nokia.com/A4144903. You WON'T find v6.4 on Nokia's site because they only keep the latest versions on their site.
You will certainly see an improvement in audio quality using a better headset, I don't have to do any tests to know so (smile).
It's possible for a 2GB MMC to work with the Nokia 6230 BUT you need to have firmware v5.24 or higher. You can check your firmware by typing *#0000# in standby mode...where you see the battery and signal indicators. The speed will differ depending on the MMC and Manufacturer of that MMC.
The older technology was called MMCs, the newer technology is called MMC Plus! for the full sized MMC and MMC Mobile for the reduced sized MMC Plus!...where you fit the smaller sized MMC in an adapter before putting it in the phone.
Regardless of this, some MMC Plus / MMC Mobile are faster than others, pay attention to the read and write speed before buying a card. The older MMCs normally maxed out at 2.5MB per second whereas the newer ones (MMC Plus!) range from about 6MB - 32MB per second. Be sure to note that you will pay more for higher speed MMC Plus! cards. For best results DON'T go below 6MB per second read & write speed. The MMC Plus! which reads at 32MB per second may be a waste because the phone won't be able to utilise all that speed, I am yet to find out what MMC speed the 6230 max out at. If anybody knows they can share it with me (smile).
MYKL I hope my answer will be of great help. Take care.
@OJ- i've been reading your comments and they are really helpful. i hope that you can help me out with some concerns...
how do i back-up data on my 6230 before i flash/upgrade to 5.5?
can i expect a reasonable improvement in the audio quality with a better headset?
will a 2gb mmc work with the 6230? still with the same speed?
To B. MEADOWS: Well you have to look elsewhere and forget about the Nokia offices. Take the phone to any repair shop, if they don't facilitate the service I'm sure they can recommend a source for you. Take care and thanks for reading.
Original Jamaican, I have followed your advice and information on this site and am very grateful. I have two 6230's and would like to get them flashed to upgrade to v5.24(or better). But when I checked with Nokia to see where the closest place is to do that(Atlanta Georgia, United States)There is nowhere to do it. Nokia suggested that I mail in the equipment, but they would not flash the phones unless there were actual problems with the phones(which I do not have actual problems with the phones). Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Hey i love the phone but can anyone tell me what software to use to ff mother
I am having problems using the music player. I cant seem to have the player pick up mp3 files from the memory card. Can any1 help me with this ! i refresh its track playlist but then again it doesnt pick the tracks in the memory !!!
Also can any1 confirm if they have used the HS-20 headset with this set ? this is the hands free kit available now with the Nokia 3250.
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