It's a great possibility that YOUR particular issue could either be hardware or soft related, not ruling any of them out. As is likeley in a few cases with some people having returned & received working replacement.
If the issues ARE soft related it's possible the most KEY causes known might be KEY Applications from Nokia, but could also be Third Party Apps.
If you follow the instructions in my last post & uninstall said Key Aplications & any Third Party applications which you might suspect are newly installed & may not be built to native S^3 coding standards.
If issues continues you are likely among the people with possibly a faulty handset. I hope you get problems sorted very soon. Some people have had to wait a few hours befroe their phone will switch on.
Some people have had handsets reboot & freeze while in mass storage mode. Also during OVI MAPS, also Nokia have an issue that causes this when certain setup process routine is used based on users actions & prompts during setup of EMAIL CLIENT.
Engineer Man, 07 Nov 2010Are you still using your *OLD* SIM card. One C7 owner had issues because he used his old 2004 ... moreWell the phone doesn't come with a Sim card i had to use my old one. but the problem is not with the sim card cause it still froze and turned off even without it
i didn't get too much playing around with the phone cause i only used it for less than 2 hours or so
i now simply have to return the phone for an exchange only and just hope for the best that then next one i get won't have the same problem.
extremely disappointed with Nokia, along with hundreds of other ppl....didn't expect this from a $600 CAD price phone!!
Is the screen and lens cover of Nokia N8 is scratchless ?? i knw its body is scracthless but how about its screen and lens cover ??
none, 07 Nov 2010Yes i've been reading everywhere on the forums and its seems that its becoming a major problem... moreAre you still using your *OLD* SIM card. One C7 owner had issues because he used his old 2004 SIM card. So he used the new SIM that came inbox with phone & everything is fine & issues can not be duplicated.
Also I know that OVI MAPS, The EMAIL CLIENT are also causing an issue which causes the phone to freeze, reboot. I'd undo every action you have taken prior to the issues.
This means uninstalling any Apps which may not be fully compatible with S^3 which were built for S^1. So uninstall OVI MAPS, UNINSTALL EMAIL CLIENT or just delete the MAILBOXES & settings for the ACCOUNTS.
Some people have returned RMA for replacement & have not experienced the problem again. So If I were you i would try some of these very quick, minor steps to find a resolution.
I hope this helps;
[deleted post]this is an N8 forum. nobody is selling 2nd hand phones here. also, if you cant afford a new N900 you shouldn't buy one. get a phone in your budget. it is also very stupid and moronic to give your emails to public forums. thought you should know.
Yes i've been reading everywhere on the forums and its seems that its becoming a major problem with the PHONE HANGING AND NOT TURNING ON...ppl have even tried removing the battery and still hasn't worked for them. It was only within in 1 hr of using the phone that it completely died on me
Here is more with ppl facing the same issue:
Discrepancy Sorry re read lines "If it turns out that the battery *is* delete(not)delete the cause"
none, 06 Nov 2010Please note that there is something wrong with the BATTERY of the Nokia n8, which Nokia has ke... moreThe battery is very easily replaced, it only takes like a minute with the correct torx screwdriver.
I would forget Nokia care centre. What takes like an age to process & tell you rubbish.
If it were me I'd try a new battery carrying out the routine obviously very carefully so they will not notice you have replaced it.
Then if you conclude that the resultant issue is the cause & resolve has taken place, return the original battery.
Then visit Nokia & see what they do & see what nonsense they tell you to try. You can't tell them that you have replaced the battery or you have just validated your warranty eliminating any possible replacement if it turns out that the battery is not the cause.
Please note that there is something wrong with the BATTERY of the Nokia n8, which Nokia has kept quiet about. The phone just does and dosen't charge at all. I'm also a victim of this...which now i have to send the phone back to the retailer AT MY OWN COST!!! This is truly ridiculous...i've been a Nokia fan for so long but i'll be sure that my next phone won't be a nokia!!
here is the link where alot of ppl are facing the same situation.
Think again, and do your research before going blindly based on Nokia's old reputation and purchasing this phone
guys i hve been trying to sownload stuff from ovi n i did some, but now it always gives the error "download failed", no matter how many times i try. tell me what to do? n is there any other place from where i can download stuff for my n8??
Shashank, 06 Nov 2010N8 anyday. N8 Advantages : 1. super camera, super video recording. 2. USB on the GO. 3. Mu... moreThank you , tell me please can you chat online on yahoo messenger , or be online with nokia n8 like with blackberry. I mean how is it with social network with nokia n8?
[deleted post]N8 anyday.
N8 Advantages :
1. super camera, super video recording.
2. USB on the GO.
3. Multimedia Monster.
4. has almost everything a smartphone shud.
BB torch :
1. Good internet and awesome email.
2. Hardware Qwerty.
In addition , N8 is way cheaper and much better to use. It also has a promising future in terms of applications and software updates. and it supports flash content.
Dan, 06 Nov 2010I can open and compressed zip & rar files even on my old N82 just need to install 3rd part... moreMan, you need opera 10 on this phone to use internet,because bulit in broswer is terrible.this is the first version of bada so new version will bring us new features
i dont like this phone thats mobile res very low othervise older app nd older soft very low ram
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2010people i see many of you don't know that dlna is far superior then hdmi tecnology.wave and gal... moreI can open and compressed zip & rar files even on my old N82 just need to install 3rd party apps. Do you think that is a new feature of your Samsung wave? Wired connection still have better connectivity and resolution than wireless connection, if you really know technology you're aware of that.
But at least your samsung wave made in s.korea is better in quality than the apple phones made in china. (Note since 2008 no mobile phone was made inside USA, all overseas, mostly china & taiwan)
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2010people i see many of you don't know that dlna is far superior then hdmi tecnology.wave and gal... moreYou just don't know what you are talking about. Nokia is one of the 26 DLNA promoter members. It is totoally different thing than HDMI. Your talk is like to say internet is a lot better than html, maybe not exact, but something like this. Check what DLNA is yourself.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2010people i see many of you don't know that dlna is far superior then hdmi tecnology.wave and gal... moreDLNA is quite different from hdmi. My old N900 could do DLNA. All it actually needs is network capability and some software.
The problem is most current TVs, video projectors etc. do not have DLNA support, so it isn't very useful at the moment.
Also, if you think sending HD video trough Wifi etc. is a smart way to watch a movie, let me tell you it isn't.
1. I do not believe for a second that Wave or Galaxy S have processor power to do live HD content decode and then encode it again into a DLNA stream.
2. Even if it would be possible, you still wouldn't watch a movie like that, since transferring data and decoding & encoding would kill the battery in half an hour.