Adam, 26 Sep 2010Nokia N79 or Nokia 6710 Navigator which one is better?Don't buy 6710,u will regret
Does this phone support 3.5G or 3G coz in Nokias website it shows only wcdma pls advice
I've had it for 10 months now, and in my experience I'm quite happy with it, it's very fast and easy to use, you can access almost everything with a couple of buttons, and about that zoom problem that everyone talks about, it only happen to me 1 day and i've fixed it by cleaning the screen, as easy as that. Problably the best phone that i've had. 5 stars.
Hi everybody who's having trouble with the Nokia 6710 Nav's random zooming.
I've tried a couple of approaches to this problem and I've figured this out; The reviewers who suggested magickey are correct but they do not give a comprehensive approach. Please note that these steps require you to reset your phone and possibly lose all data and settings you've made. If the magickey application can not be signed following these steps, I will not be to blame if it doesn't work or if data is lost. The fix comes at a price, you will not be able to use the zoom bar.
Here's what I did (and it worked)
You will need your phone's lock code, default is 12345
I suggest you do this operation side by side at a desktop computer and not attempt to do it on the phone's internet browser. You will have to use Mass Storage Mode between your phone and the PC with the data cable. It's important to do this step by step.
1)Type *#06# in standby mode to get the phone's serial number(IMEI), write this number down or save it somewhere where you will be able to find it again.
2)firstly, you need to download an unsigned copy of magickey to your computer, here's a link, any other link to magickey will do. Just paste this link in the address bar and it will download automatically; http://www.symbian-freak.com/downloads/freeware/cat_s60_3rd/files/systools/magickey_unsigned_beta.zip
unzip this folder and copy the file "MagicKey_1.0_Unsigned.sis" to a location where you will find it again when needed. This "MagicKey_1.0_Unsigned.sis" is the only file you need from this zipped file.
3)go to ( http://cer.opda.cn/en/index.php??module=index ), click on "register" and register to the website. Log out and in again.
4)click on "Apply cer", fill in...NOKIA 6710...IMEI CODE...REPEAT IMEI CODE...6710nav...Press "Submit application"
5)at the top of the page, click on the underlined "My Certificate", you are taken to a page that shows your submission.
6)Click on the underlined "Signing" link. You are directed to a page where you can choose the file you wish to sign. click on "Choose File" and browse for the file "MagicKey_1.0_Unsigned.sis" you downloaded and extracted earlier. In "Remark", type "MKey01" and press "Submit and Upload"
7)Click "Download" and save the file "opda.cn_MKey01_MagicKey_10_Unsigned" somewhere on your phone's Memory Card via the data cable.
8)backup all the important files on your phone to the micro sd memory card and then remove the micro sd memory card.(will go back in after the modifications)
9)reset all the phone's memory by typing *#7370# in standby mode, have your phone's lock code nearby and enter it when it's asked(default lock code is 12345. The phone will switch off automatically. Switch it back on and skip installations, get to standby mode.
10)insert the memory card and open the file that you've saved on it "opda.cn_MKey01_MagicKey_10_Unsigned".
It should install and you should install it on your phone's memory.
ASSUMING YOU'VE INSTALLED MAGICKEY SUCCESSFULLY
11)open MagicKey from your applications menu on your phone, press the right arrow to go to "KeyMap List". Press "Options", "Start On Boot". Then Pres "Options","Add", enter map name "New" and press "OK". select "New", "Click to Add Key Pair", in [Original key, type "192"] and in [Maps to, type "20"] press "OK".
Click on "Click to Add Key Pair" again,in [Original key, type "192"] and in [Maps to, type "20"] press "OK".
Press Left arrow and click on "All Apps", select "New", exit MagicKey by pressing the "red phone button"
Every time you switch your phone on, you will have to open, and close MagicKey. it really is worth all the effort.
I Really Hope that you can figure this out.
Got my Navigator 3 weeks ago and ran into zoom and dysfunctional keys as most have been complaining about. Knowing the phone is very capable and I really like how it handles, I persisted. Nokia Care in Bangkok sorted out the zoom issue with a quick fix that handled all the dysfunctions; it is now very user-freindly. The Navigator's aesthetics and capabilities are simply outstanding; along with PC Suite and Ovi this is a fantastic tool.
This phone is a total dissapointment. I had it for less then a month when the usual problems kicked in. Trouble with software and zooming started almost immediatly. Phone was repaired, but the psycological damage was done. A pity i signed into a two year contract as from August 2010. I reverted back to my old 6110 - and still use my GPS. Execpt for the suspect casing the 6110 is a little gem.
My 6710s was gift frm my oz bro a yr bak. Startng ther was no prob at al, later I came to know tht gtng zoom is a brig prob 4me n I'm so iritated to tht n was nt able to find solution. So, could any1 tel me d complete solution..
zooming wont be a problem if you dont update your firmware.. after I updated my firmware the problem apeerd so I took my phone to load the prev firmware and still have no problem... ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This phone is an absolute waste. First one was very unresponsive and slow.
Second one has the crazy zoom problem, phone does not allow you to do software updates & GPS does not even get a fix. I took this phone on a two year contract and I am now gonna have to battle to get a replacement.Eish...
i took my phone back to mtn n is work 100% ok. N i love like hell. All you need to do is full software upgrade using PC.
My phone was sentback three times-each time optus gave a new phone-same faults - crazy zoomimg and unresponsive buttons on the screen- finally it was sent to Nokia and repaired-has not played up again. The fault was in the flexi cable between the base and the screen. Hope this helps someone.
I bought it in October 2009, and since then I'm suffering with the many software and hardware problems it has !! unfortunately, they didn't give me a guarantee and I can't return it. I'm waiting for the chance to by a good cell phone.
because of navigator, I'm not sure whether i wanna buy another nokia to suffer with again.
is their a good cell phone with good specifications that u recommend ??
My Nokia 6710 navigator is the worst phone nokia ever made. I have had nokia phones since 1993 and never had a problem with them until now. This phone has been in and out of repairs since i got it in January 2010. Eventually Vodacom because they couldnt fix the problem claimed the phone to be water damaged...how typial of them. i will never subscribe to Vodacom again after my contract is over (been a loyal subscriber for 8 years)And as for nokia if they want to continue having the support they currently have i suggest they refrain from producing inferior quality phones. Already people prefer blackberry and samsung. Nokia has lost it.
Worst phone I ever had! Worked fine for a couple months and then all started. GPS zoom problem, can't go the phone menu, screen rotated and froze, have to switch on/off very often. I've should byu different phone and buy GPS from aldi separately. So don't go for it.