Carol, 10 Aug 2014First things first, have you backed up the contacts?. If yes then you should have a very easy ... moreHallo Carol
I realized that I did not back up my contacts properly. no issue anymore. I bought the phone from my friend. she says it did that right out of the box. do not know why they did not return it. there is nothing covering the proximity sensor. I can unlock the phone on the side, but it's very frustrating. I also did reset the phone. did not work. I see there is a lot of people who had this problem, but no one is giving a solution. the phone is still in a very good condition. I thought that maybe it was just a setting problem. will give it in today. its my only option now.
Suvham N8, 03 Aug 2014My Nokia N8 is currently running Nokia Belle Refresh (latest version). I want to downgrade my ... moreAs far as i remember was possible but very dangerous when ther was nokia belle only. I don't know if now it is still posible if you have refresh
Here you have some writings about it and some videos. It is a lot to learn and to understand that is not recommended
this is a good detailed guide and should work for Sv3 also, but, as i was saying. I don't recommend it.
sunshine, 05 Aug 2014Hallo Guys Me again. Can someone tell me how to get my contacts back after restoring to fac... moreFirst things first, have you backed up the contacts?. If yes then you should have a very easy way with nokia suite to put them back in your phone. If not, it will be almost impossible. As for the sensor, this as mdn8 said, is commune among Nokia n8 (but only in ful bright sunlight). And the only thing i could think of, is the glass screen which could stop the sensor reactions in sunlight or powerful light. If this happens no matter what, then...hmmm, could be a hardware problem and that... could have no resolve. Anway, if you slide the lock button does't the screen turn on? This could be a small fix for this crappy issue.
faizan, 08 Aug 2014any one say me about n8 camrea ?Brother, N8's camera is still unbeatable & untouched in image & video quality, even by recent top androids are behind it. I compared the pics of N8 with the pics of Samsung galaxy S4, Sony xperia Z1, HTC One, & to every1's surprise, N8's pics were way ahead in detail, clear & sharpness & colour reproduction compared to other competitors. I felt so proud at that moment. So, trust blindly in camera as its the product of king in camera phones manufacturer, Nokia. But, if u are planning to buy N8 just now, i would not recommend you to go for it, as its a 4 years old phone & Nokia has stopped giving software support to this operating system, symbian. Many latest apps like instagram, line, bbm, viber- calling & skype-video calling are not compatible & will never come. Skype is present with messaging & calling features, but today morning i received a mail from skype, that they are retiring their services from symbian & skype would no longer work on symbian after few weeks. So, if your prime requirement is camera & budget is not an issue, then u can go for lumia 1020 (best cameraphone till now with 41 megapixel sensor), lumia 1520 or for latest lumia flagship, wait for lumia 930 which has 20 megapixel pure-view sensor.
Sunshine, 07 Aug 2014Hallo KK 1512 Thank you very much, but I do not have a matt guard or any other cover on my ... moreThen your proximity sensor is broken, it's a common problem on some Nokia phones. I've read about that issue a lot of times, corresponded about it with a Nokia C7 owner too, and there's not much to do except change it, or the whole phone body. :-(
AnonD-235761, 06 Aug 2014To cut the appropriate portion from the Matt guard, i meant that u cut the protector so that w... moreHallo KK 1512
Thank you very much, but I do not have a matt guard or any other cover on my screen. It is a really nice phone. Would really like to get this problem fixed.
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2014why is my phone switching off eevery 10 seconds,it has a new battery so that cant be the probl... moreIt must be happening because of installation of an app. Which was the latest app u downloaded after which this started happening ? The same happened to me when i installed f-secure & other time when i installed kaspersky antivirus. Frankly, N8 doesnt need any anti virus, so if u have installed any anti virus apps, then uninstall them. & if u cant delete such app directly from the phone, then connect it with the pc & delete the culprit apps. Hope this would resolve your issue.
why is my phone switching off eevery 10 seconds,it has a new battery so that cant be the problem,plz help me ths is frustrating
Sunshine, 06 Aug 2014I really thought that I will get some help on this site. I made a mistake. The people on this ... moreTo cut the appropriate portion from the Matt guard, i meant that u cut the protector so that whole screen is covered but the proximity is kept open. This will surely avoid ur screen going black.
hi Brother, i really felt good reading that u started using this phone just now, even after 4 years of Its launch. But according to me, its still the best. & about ur issues of screen getting black, i think you may have placed a matt screen protector on the screen & even covering the proximity sensor. Matt cover generally covers the sensor on proximity & stops the illumination of screen while the incoming or outgoing call. So, for this, use a glossy screen protector or cut the appropriate portion of matt guard. Hope this has helped you.
I really thought that I will get some help on this site. I made a mistake. The people on this site clearly have to much time on their hands.
Thanks for nothing
Pirate Dude, 05 Aug 2014Throw your phone against a wall. lolBut then he would need to pay a lot to fix the hole in the wall and the phone would still have the same problem. :-)
Sunshine, 05 Aug 2014hallo Symbionic 911 I did what you said, but it didn't work.Throw your phone against a wall. lol
Me again. Can someone tell me how to get my contacts back after restoring to factory default? I did backup, but everything accept my contacts are back on my phone. I was only able to get the ones on my simcard back. Please help!