Vodafone got the 8gb one sold first but alot people didn"t realise that them an Orange messed about with the N95 an have done so with the 8gb one thats why loads of people are having trouble upgrading the firewall,go onto www.nokiablog.com an they help you with certain codes to put in using to get help you upgrade the firewall,i usually check this site to upgrade any Nokia phone an it really helps you
No problem man, you explaind it pretty well yourself, i think your idea of going to the Service Center is the better though,its safer.
Bro, long time no hear! YES, GPS is totally FREE. It doesn't require Network connection. Built in GPS receiver of N95-2 get its signals from Satellite!
jorge, may i know, is the n95-8gb GPS totally free of charge? please reply dude...
Mate, I agree with you! You said everything right! Thanks buddy!
The reason why you only get Dual Mode and GSM is because of the Vodafone firmware, Voda for some weird reason take away the UMTS Only Mode so what you will have to do is change the product code of your N95-8GB to Euro1 product code THEN update the firmware and THEN your N95-8GB will be a generic N95-8GB and will have all the 3 Modes.
But doing all that i think will take away that GPS License. Thats what i hate about Vodacom they brand the phones with that stupid Vodafone firmware
Lots of mobile phones being released have the network BRANDING not just on the box but on the phone and in the phone's software too! Vodacom is a network branding which means they've their own firmware installed in your unit with added features, restriction, network configuration, etc. This could be one of the reasons why you don't have the UMTS option.
Your best option here is to have your unit's firmware bring up-to-date at NOKIA Service Center.
Your 2 year GPS license loaded in the Maps application with Vodacom would probably be gone/erased once you bring up-to-date your firmware. Consult your Vodacom Network provider on this matter.
Like St_jorge mentioned, shieldzone is the best site to buy screen protector. In fact, I recently bought my screen protector from them. It is kinda expensive, but it is worth it. Material is made out of rubbery plastic, you'll never know its on your screen. I strongly suggest to buy it from shildzone.
Buddy, looks like you're the 1st nokiamate here who had experienced glitches & bugs about the new firmware 15.0.015....wheeeew! Thanks for the INFO buddy! We really appreciate your INPUT(s)!
I still got the original firmware 10.0.021
Pls help! I recently got my Vodafone N95 8GB on the Vodacom network here in South Africa. I have 2 questions, one being a problem...
1. My previous 2 phones were an N80 and the normal N95. When I went into Tools/Settings/Network I could choose between Dual mode, UMTS & GSM. On my N95 8GB I can only choose between Dual mode & GSM. I stay in an area where theres barely 3G signal, but I found that when I switch it to UMTS on my previous phones I could receive 3G speed. Now my best option is Dual mode and it only picks up Edge as the fastest speed. It does not pick up 3G.
What I'd like to know is: Will a firmware upgrade add the UMTS option under Network settings?
This brings me to my 2nd question:
The 8GB version comes with a 2 year GPS license loaded in the Maps application. Will the firmware upgrade delete my 2 year subscription to GPS?
Can anyone who had the same problem please give me advice on what to do? I'd really appreciate it a lot!
Thank you in advance...
I have just upgrade my 8GB'S firmware to 15.0.015. I am browsing internet from the last 1 hour. Internet browser closed itself 3 times. Phone hangs once. Also cursor of browser starts shivering twice strangely. No doubt utube works. Phone is not balanced as was in the previous firmware. You are advised not upgrade your 8GB's firmware before reading comments in this forum.
i'd probably go to the shops tomorrow and look for that screen protector.
but for now i wont remove that plastic protector.. anyway, the bubbles (because of the dust that slipped through it)are just in the lower left of the screen where you can find that excess plastic.. you know what i mean,, ayt?
This is probably the best screen protector for our N95-2, check this out http://www.shieldzone.com/form/index.html . I still have the original screen protector with my mobile phone...No bubbless, No dust, No scratches!...still intact!
I have taken my screen protector off too as I had bubbles appearing too...I would advise you to get a screen protector. you can buy these online or from good phone shops. Imagine how you would feel if your N95 8GB had a scratch on the screen!!!
i have a problem with the bluetooth.when i send n receiving file from another device,it works,except the JPEG format from SE.but when i send jpeg to SE, it's normal.can anyone help me please...!!!
ei is it okay if i take out the lens protector in my mobile ( the plastic one)
reason: dust slipped through it and kinna ugly when there are dusts and bubble like in the screen... what daya think?
(only n95 8gb users can reply...)
As of todate Jan. 09, 2008. Latest firmware here in the PHILIPPINES is still version 11.0.026. No exact date for the release of version 15.0.015 as per Nokia Service Center Alabang Town Center!
Mate, don't post your IMEI here in the thread! I can help you with RotateMe http://www.bysamir.fr/rotateme/ .Just send me your IMEI to my email address st_jorge999 at yahoo dot com.
i just got my N95 8gb yesterday and nice. I've been searching to download and install applications and programs to make this phone even more awesome.
i heard you need IMEI number to get signed rotateME application, can someone help me with that. my IMEI number is 359542011498951
thank you !