this phone is great. i have a few questions though. yesterday i upgraded my nokia 6230 v4.44 to a v5.50 is 5.50 the latest? another thing the guy mentioned to me was that my nokia was "made in china" and its a big risk if i update it, is that true or is it BS? i upgraded it anyways, and my phone is fine, but i have a nokia 6230b which has fw v5.35 and its also made in china, and i dont want to risk it breaking if i upgrade or downgrade the fw. my last and final question is, before the upgrade to 5.50, my phone had a "IM" instant messenger application, after the upgrade i dont have it anymore, is there a way i can get this program? and put it back on the menu list? does anyone know what that application is called? i have it on my 6230b as well. but now my 6230 newly upgraded, does not have it. anyways, thanks.
Have you ever assigned a password to your memory card ?
I had that problem before and the only way I was able to fix the problem was to repeatedly take out the memory card and put it back in.
Well Lewy as I said before any firmware below 5.24 will show a 1GB MMC as 80MB but you can still store up to 1GB worth of data on the memory card. Go ahead and put in a 1GB your phone can handle it.
My phone fell down and the memory card was locked,
I ve tried everything that I knew about it.
what i can do ? to regain the memory card.
The answer to your question is YES, your phone can read a 1GB MMC. The fact that you just purchased your 6230 I suspect you would have gotten the latest firmware which is 5.50. However, once you have v5.24 or later you will see the correct statistics for your memory card which includes capacity, used and free space.
If you have a firmware older than 5.24, whenever you check the memory size, you will see something like 80MB but you can 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.
firmwares 5.24, 5.26. 5.35 and 5.50 shows the correct capacity, used and free space. As I said before firmware 5.50 is the latest, which you may have seeing that you just got your phone. Use the procedure I told you about yesterday in order to know which firmware your phone has then you can know what to expect when you check the MMC statistics.
I have a 1GB memory card and with my 5.24, the phone tells me that the total capacity is 991.2MB (which is normal due to file system etc.). I have a Transcend 1GB.
What brand MMC (MultiMedia Card) do you have in mind to use with your phone ?
thanks O_Jamaican. i probably wont get my firmware updated because i dont want to stuff it up.
I have just bought a nokia 6230 and i want to no if a 1gb mmc is capable in the 6230. please reply thnks
To learn more about phone screens you can also check out this link:
TFT: Thin Film Transistor
CSTN: Color Super-twist Nematic
Let me be frank with you, AVOID all CSTN screens preiod! This is a weaker and cheaper technology compared to TFT.
Phones which implements CSTN technology in their screens are very slow. Slow response time when accessing the menu, dialling a number (especially from the SIM Card) and just doing general activities within the phone. To make matters worse CSTN screens are illegible in the sun. When you are in the sun you won't be able to make out anything on the screen UNLESS you have bionic eyes.
TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology blows away STN/CSTN technology by a wide margin. First of all, the reaction time in which items are displayed on a TFT screen is much faster...reason being TFT has built in circuitry in the screen so it doesn't have to draw and redraw each image/text. Secondly everything seen on a TFT screen is clearer and thirdly you can make out pictures and text clearly enough even in the scorching sun.
As you can see, the TFT has some vast improvements over CSTN, BUT one advantage that CSTN has over TFT is less power consumption so your cell battery will last longer if that cell phone has a CSTN screen.
CSTN phones are cheaper as well that's why you are bound to find the lower-end colour phones with a CSTN display.
Stick with TFT if you want first class quality.
To troubleshoot your problem the first thing I'm going to tell you to do is to send the files to your phone BEFORE converting them and see if they play fine, that is, the files you download from the internet. If they play fine before converting them go ahead and convert them after and see if the problem arises (no sound, restarting etc.). This troubleshooter only applies to files you download from the internet.
If the original downloaded file plays perfectly and the converted file plays with glitches then the problem PROBABLY lies within the EASY CD-DA CONVERTER program. I use this program and it's flawless for me. I have version 10 which I believe is the latest. My version is the full version, no trial thing right here. You can probably visit the site and get a later version and see if it solves the problem.
In regards to the earphone question, I'm not really a headset fan so I don't even use the pre-packaged one that came with my phone...only in certain circumstances. What I did however, was to check Nokia's site to see the latest earphones which are compatible with Nokia 6230 and I picked this one: "Nokia Boom Headset HDB-4" and this is what Nokia have to say about it: This modern headset comes with basic handsfree functionality and a convenient over-the-ear concept providing excellent audio quality. I would give it a try because it not only provides stereo but apparently good bass as well. Take care until we speak again. Take care JUDE.
The phone's software is the operating system for the phone and a more official title for this type of software is called firmware. Look at it this way, look at it as a Windows operating system for a computer, only in this case it's a Windows for your phone. Whenever you change the phones software / firmare you get different features and in some cases faster responses.
You can check your firmware by typing *#0000# in standby mode.
I will use my firmware data as an example as to what you will see:
v 05.24 -> This is the firmware of your phone
25-11-04 -> Date the firmware was released
There's more information below all that which you will see if you press the key but you need not worry about that, that information is for the smaller brother Nokia 6230b deigned to work in the U.S.
Nokia 6230 firmware started at 3.15 as far as I know (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) and it's now up to 5.50. I have tried quite a few including 5.50 but I'm most satisfied with 5.24. 5.24 was the first major upgrade and to me it's still the best. Even though 5.50 is the latest 5.24 has two things over it, in my opinion, speed and better clarity from the camera.
Lewy, you can ONLY update your firmware (this process is also known as 'flashing the phone') via special cables and a special type of electronic box which is expensive for the average consumer. The best way to get an upgrade done is to take your phone to a Nokia Center, who will do the upgrade for you free of charge if you phone is still under warrantly, otherwise they will charge you a small fee. There are also other 3rd parties who will flash your phone for you. The easiest way to locate these type of people is to check your nearest phone repair shop. Hope you have a better understanding of the whole firmware and flashing terminologies. Take care.
Sorry about the delay in replying to you.
In theory 1.3 Megapixel cameras are SUPPOSED better than VGA cameras...BUT seeing is believing and I have seen where my 6230's VGA camera outperformed a 'STAND-ALONE' 3.2 Megapixel camera (a full digital camera, NOT a camera phone). I know it's hard to believe but it's true. The problem with that particular 3.2 Megapixel camera is that the photos lacked colour and the pictures had a dull look. When you compare photos between my 6230's VGA camera and that stand-alone camera my pictures are rich and colourful. I never thought I would ever see a camera phone camera beat a full featured stand-alone camera. Naglia, don't expect the same results if you compare a 6230's VGA camera with every 1.3 & 3.2 Megapixel because I know for a fact that if you compare the 6230's VGA camera to a 'Canon' stand-alone, whether it be 1.3 or 3.2 Megapixel, the 6230 would be laid to rest 6ft. under. The stand-alone camera I compared my phone's camera with was a Concorde brand. Canon is the leader in digital cameras.
For the most part though, Megapixel cameras, whether camera phones or stand-alone normally OUTCLASSES VGA cameras.
As for taking pictures in the dark, I have never tested the quality of a non-flash megapixel camera so that I cannot answer...at the moment. Stick a pin and I will get back to you on that one. Take care NAGLIA (smile)
to original jamaican
yh iv seen the differnece in my 6230i and 6230 seems easier to use in folders and so on...but 6230i is a pain just to make a folder and moving stuff...
hi. im not a high tech person so i have a question. What are you talking about when you say software 5.24 and 5.50? i dont no what this means so please explain. thanks heaps lewy
To Original Jamaican,
Hey there dude am a 6230i user version 3.88, and boy do I wish we had u over on our opinion side. Wen I was buying my phone I had the choice to choose btwn my phone and the Sony Ericsson K750 & while sometimes I regret not buying the SE, with its 2 mp camera & all, wen I read ur inputs and praises 4 this phone I don’t regret anymore. Anyway I wanted to know what software u could recommend for audio conversion e.g. mp3 to aac etc and weather its free to download over the net. Am asking coz my friend gave me a software to try out called easy cd-da extractor a 30 day trial version and while it converted very easily wen I load the converted files to my phone (aac and mp4) my phone would sometimes play the file without any sound then restart its self then on a second attempt it would play the file without problems then wen I try it later on the same story all over again. This only happens only with the files that I converted with that software, the rest work like a charm even CD’s that I rip using nokia’s audio manager in 2 aac format are brilliant. Pliz ur input will be appreciated. I also wanted to know the headsets that u use with ur 6230, do u use nokia headsets or do u use a nokia audio adapter. Thanks in advance.
786, thank you for helping out SHA but never dare leave out the 'version 2' part of the 6230's Operating System platform. This Series 40 platform is much more of a pleasure to use compared to version 1. It also provides more flexibilty, more features and very convient use of older features eg. being able to create a folder no matter where you are in the gallery, even if you start a 'file move' process and realised that you didn't create a folder prior to you beginning the 'file move' process. I find this very handy if you are transferring a file from internal memory to MMC and you reach deep into the MMC just to realise that you want the file in a folder of it's own, you can create a folder without restarting the file move transfer again from square one. Series 40 version 2 aka S40v2 makes a world of a difference compared to Series 40 version 1.
this symbian version is Series 40 "non symbian" its a simple easy to use platform..i think its the best platform