AnonD-3538, 03 Dec 2011
My own thoughts on upgrading to Belle were that I wasn't going to bother but... more@Ray
You are correct in your guess. My phone is not 'Network locked' or unbranded as you said. I have already downloaded a step by step tutorial about flashing and NaviFIRM and phoenix, but the fear of bricking my phone is keeping me from my first attempt, and a wee bit complicated for a newb to attempt, especially since this is my only phone.
By the way, i have probably read the same reviews on the Lumia 800 and plan to get that phone as an upgrade somewhere in the future or the rumoured N8-01 if and only if WP7 gets improved. I dont much care to have billions of apps either like on other OSes but the ones that work like they are supposed to.
Guys, i've flashed my N8 with official Belle from Navifirm, everything is smooth(all function inc. camera, speaker, etc)..except !!!
1. my imei goes 0 !
2. can't make a call or data (signal bars are on and service are detected)
3. Can't turn on my wifi either
my N8 made in china (hardware cofig may differ?)
Pls help, anyone (sorry for my bad english)
AnonD-27294, 03 Dec 2011Hi Ray,
1.want to know if some 3rd party app like Mobishield and NetQuin have any wrong effec... more @ N8 and me
I used to use Netqin mobile guard on my N8 and can confirm it doesn't have any negative impact on the phones performance. I'm not sure if it's fully compatible with Symbian Anna because the latest version is designed for S60 devices (Symbian ^1).
However, there is Netqin Mobile security 5.0 that is fully compatible with the N8 and is free from Nokia store. Howver, you really don't need Antivirus software on your N8. Symbian is pretty much immune to malware.
The usual culprits for eating C: drive memory are SMS/MMS, Emails and the web browsers cache. Try clearing all privacy data from the browsers cache and transfer your SMS/MMS to a PC or laptop.
For your "Phone startup Failed: Contact the retailer" error the only known fix for this is to perform a three fingered reset by pressing volume down + camera key + menu key and pressing power button until the Nokia handshake appears. Sadly, this will wipe everything from the phone including maps and Nokia store so you will need to visit a Nokia care point to get them back. If that procedure still doesn't get rid of that error message you will need to visit a Nokia care point anyway to get the problem resolved. My advice is to go there anyway and have them fix the problem for you. Hopefully you have a recent backup of your important stuff because, as I mentioned the phones memory will be completely wiped.
people 110% percent safe to flash your n8s with symbian belle official release from navifirm.......via phoenix tha is..............works like a charm....
nokia should install alarm for battery charging should alarm when it is done or full.
can any one help me how to download free motion sensor games for my n8
AnonD-3538, 03 Dec 2011@ JayDiCee
My network provider, Virgin mobile UK typically take around two weeks to approve... moreHi Ray,
1.want to know if some 3rd party app like Mobishield and NetQuin have any wrong effect on our phone.
2. Regularly c drive accumulates some garbage memory, how to clear that garbage without any app. I use the above mentioned app to do the same.
3.and why sometimes on restarting the phone i get this error "Phone startup failed, contact retailer." and simply phone dont respond anything.
Thanks in advance.
hi, can any one help me in how to down load free motion sensor games for my N8
JayDiCee, 03 Dec 2011@Ray
Thanks man. I did the check like you said and saw that both dates were Identical. I re... more
My own thoughts on upgrading to Belle were that I wasn't going to bother but curiosity will get the better of me so I'll probably do the upgrade in the end.
Belle itself looks like the OS the N8 should have had at launch and reports from people who have flashed with the leaked version are positive and encouraging.
Out of interest, is your N8 an unbranded SIM free model? Or is it a network branded one? I'm guessing the former for those two dates to be identical.
My best guess based on recent activity on Navifirm is that Belle will be released sometime in December, but that is only a guess.
I'm of the same opinion as you with flashing leaked/custom firmware on my N8. I don't want to run the risk of bricking it. It's a different story with my Samsung Galaxy S though. I've flashed that one loads of times as the procedure is less complicated and the phone is virtually un-brickable. I actually did brick it once but the procedure to un-brick it was easy and effective.
Microsoft and Nokia will have to make a few improvements to WP OS before I consider getting a WP phone. That being said, the Lumia 800 has had some positive reviews with Engadget saying it's the best WP phone on the market today and a 4 out of 5 star rating. The phone certainly looks good with decent enough hardware inside.
All the best.
AnonD-3538, 03 Dec 2011@ JayDiCee
My network provider, Virgin mobile UK typically take around two weeks to approve... more@Ray
Thanks man. I did the check like you said and saw that both dates were Identical. I remember with the Anna update it was just anounced/released and the next day I did the SWUpdate check and it was there. That was August 25/26 if I'm not mistaken, or it might have been September.
I've read some of your posts here and would like to know what your thoughts and expectations are of Belle as an OS, as we do know that the n8's hardware can not af upgraded.
I have toyed with the idea of trying those custom Belle releases but decided against it as i DO NOT want to run the risk of bricking my gem.
Thanks for the time you took to reply to my posts. It seems to me you are an N8 'God' for all the knowledge you have.
I'm a nokia fan and will probably own a WP Nokia someday due to the whole fanboy thing lol
JayDiCee, 02 Dec 2011Anyone know how long it 'normally' takes for a firmware update to be released to the cellphone... more@ JayDiCee
My network provider, Virgin mobile UK typically take around two weeks to approve firmware for my phone.
But what happened last time with Anna was Nokia held on to the update for a month after Virgin approved it.
You can check how long your network or region take to approve the firmware by dialling *#0000# and comparing the dates of the firmware version and custom firmware version.
i have this phone for more than a year. problems now started to arise with the phone, I have formatted the device thrice in Nokia Care . After installing some applications, I am getting Error: Phone startup failed contact retailer. I am going to samsung. Sorry Nokia. Bye Bye
Anyone know how long it 'normally' takes for a firmware update to be released to the cellphone service providers after it has been released on Navifirm? Ray H, do you perhaps have knowledge of this process? Cos it seems like we all waiting anciously for Bell(a)e to arrive on our N8's! From what i have heard/read it seems that Belle has a smaller footprint which means that it leaves more ram available for other processes, and that it uses the C: drive of the phone as some sort of cache. The big Question though: is Belle too little too late? I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it gets on my phone before 15/12/2012.
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Hi every 1 i wanna ask a question, that anyone can tell me when symbian Belle is announsing?????
abdulsaddiq, 01 Dec 2011Am having a serious problem with my n8 bcuz since the went off as a result of low battery the ... morethis can happen on some other nokia symbian fones also, seen it on for example 5530, you have to jumpstart the battery by charging it in another phone (or desktop charger), and if you are lucky you never get the problem again.
this is very good camera that designed for communication via G2 and G3.its a very wonderfull camera but its not a very good smartphone.its hang and its not good for a this wonderfull camera. I love it , because i need a very good camera (it can be with me all of the time).between all of the smartphones , i love nokia N8 and apple.
I am currently using the N8 loads of problems with the phone . Software has been upgraded as well from the service center . Phone Hangs , restarts , network issues. Have given the phone back to Nokia to have it checked . Has anyone had the same issues . What can i do the phone is within its warranty .
The N8 is great but there are some problems.
Here are some infos about the features..
+Xvid & DivX support
+12MP Camera (Video & Pics)
-CPU (too weak)
-No Video Light
-Speaker (when laying on table,barely hearable)
-Youtube (Playback of Clips Cracks)
Waiting for Belle. The suspense is killing me. Hope when it finally gets here disappointment doesnt kill me. Waiting for Bell. When will the Belle toll?
abdulsaddiq, 01 Dec 2011Am having a serious problem with my n8 bcuz since the went off as a result of low battery the ... more
You may be unfortunate enough to have killed the battery. The N8's battery is of the Li-ion type which, if allowed to drain completely can stay in a permanent flat state.
You can try to charge it by plugging it in to a wall charger and leaving it for a while to see if it starts charging or, if you have another Nokia device plug that one in to the charger for a couple of minutes then quickly swap that phone for your N8 and see if it starts charging. What this does is force the charger to pump current into your N8.
If none of that works you have three further options. If your phones battery is still under warranty you can have it replaced for free at a Nokia care point or pay for a replacement if it's out of warranty. The third option is to try the three fingered suicide to try and revive the phone by pressing volume down + camera key + menu key and pressing power button until the Nokia handshake appears. Be warned though that this will completely wipe the phones internal memory and you will lose maps, Ovi store and some pre-installed widgets. You will have to visit a Nokia care point to have your phone re-flashed to get those back and there may be a small fee for that service so this method should only be used as a last resort.