dont buy ... major design flaw.. gps antenna is glued on and phone gets warm and glue starts to separate.. and siginal goes to hell. ihave sent mine in 5 times for reapair.. they ack. problem and works fine for a few weeks after i get back then fails again.. 2 phones already.. i8910 doesnt have all the features but at least with latest ii2 italy firmware phone and gps work constantly.
I found z facebook group "i hate my n97" really useful for N97 problems and tips
This is my modified memory card trick if your Nokia N97 will not boot up.
1) Insert your microSD card into the card slot
2) If your Nokia N97 will not boot up, remove the memory card while the phone is switched on
3) Remove the battery
4) Insert the battery
5) Insert the memory card
Your Nokia N97 should boot up. It happened 3 times on my phone and I didnt hard-reset it.
It was weird since I didnt download anything and yet my Nokia N97 will not boot when I got the MEMORY FULL awhile ago.
Hope this help.
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Johnson A, 19 Dec 2009I read various comments about N97. I need help from user who had used the N 97 for more than ... moreNew Nokia N97 has an older firmware and it had hanginf problems. Ever since the firmware was updated through nokia software update, its working excellent and way more improved than before.
i AM HAVINg A HELL LOT of PROBLEM using tHIS PHONE MY PHones software is corrupted and ther r many problems any1 plz help me!!!!!!!!!!
I regret buying Chinese stuff under nokia supervision,
even after four updates it is unstable freezez and boot freeze is common. No way to increase ram or internal memory phone, by updates. It is a mental satisfaction ploy, nothing else, it has to be hardware upgrade, Nokia using same processor for X6 X3 and mini. What a gimmick to sell old stock of processors in new bodies. Why cant consumer wait to get price and firmware stablize, thy cannot die without it. It is easier for Nokia to further save on R&D and let public be their free team.
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2009I hav just got my N97 and am not sure if i should remove the front plastic cover...If i dont w... moreif you remove the protective film the screen wont get damaged in the sense of it being unusable but you might wanna keep it on to protect from scratches. you could also go out and get a better screen protector as the out of the box one isn't exactly of great quality. i've tried out a few and would recommend skinomi techskin it is more expensive than others but you get lifetime replacements and it covers your entire phone without the bulk of a case. you can find it on amazon if interested
mahesh, 19 Dec 2009why some phones have 'made by nokia' printed in the box? Are those phones bad?? Answer soon..T... morefrom my knowledge of researching the phone before i bought it, the white version is manufactured by nokia themselves and the black is manufactured in china; most likely for the cheap assembly cost. Note that it doesn't mean the black version is a fake (clone)though you should still be wary when purchasing
I hav just got my N97 and am not sure if i should remove the front plastic cover...If i dont would the LCD of the phone get damaged?
Johnson A, 19 Dec 2009I read various comments about N97. I need help from user who had used the N 97 for more than ... morei can answer your 3rd and 4th questions..camera lens scratching problem is not a big problem and can be fixed for free..and the sliding mechanism is very sturdy...
Chris_Skylock, 19 Dec 2009calibrate the battery atleast 3 times. FULLY EMPTY the battery and charge it. do it 3 times an... moreMy N97 is 2 months old, I must have fully emptied the battery more X6, since is always drained in my pocket, I only use some minutes internet, call and few text on it daily, however I have 3 push-email addresses set up in it, I guess these shouldn't have drained the battery like that. I used to slide locked the phone, I notice the pick up and drop call (green and red) lights always stay on for some time after locking the buttons.
I love the design of the phone, i hate its software and its battery life.
I read various comments about N97. I need help from user who had used the N 97 for more than SIX months.
Please give feed back on the following
1. Is there any problem related operating software?
2. Is the N 97 having hanging problem?
3. I heard that camera lens is getting scratches while
sliding? Is it true?
4. Is the sliding mechanism good or getting loosened
5. It is expensive. Is it worth buying?
6. Is it best suited for mail application.
Larry, 19 Dec 2009after you emptied the battery 3 times, how much longer did the battery last? did you do this w... moreI did it on my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic as it has the only battery. On the othr hand, I have 2 more batteries for my Nokia N97. I also did the calibration on the N97 but I didnt noticed any drawbacks when I first used it.
Have you download something to your N97? It seems we have similar problems - If I download something from the OVI services, my Nokia N97 will not boot up.
If you have the same problem as mine, back up your phone with all your apps intact and hard reset your phone.
I hard reset my Nokia N97 with all the apps I needed back-up'd and I got nothing to worry about emptying the battery.
3 calibration should be fine. If more than that, you will destroy the battery of your phone/device.
Today's battery are smart. They dont need to be fully emptied when they already reached the end of the cycle. If it's getting LOW, re-charge it. But you have to fully empty it on its first use.
Chris_Skylock, 19 Dec 2009calibrate the battery atleast 3 times. FULLY EMPTY the battery and charge it. do it 3 times an... moreafter you emptied the battery 3 times, how much longer did the battery last? did you do this with your n97 or just your 5800? i am scared to fully empty my battery, because the last time i did (because i didn't get a chance to charge it) my phone wouldn't turn on and i had to hard reset! but that was before i knew about the memory card trick... does it really make a big difference when you calibrate the battery?
Chris_Skylock, 19 Dec 2009FM Transmitter is working if I lay the antenna of our component down to the tile floors and wh... moreyou have to put the antenna and phone on the floor? strange. maybe the problem is more to do with interference then. maybe you have very different stereos there in the philippines..! but at least it's working from a distance now lol.
Remi, 19 Dec 2009The N97 let me down, I rushed to buy the phone, to my surprise the battery wouldn't last more ... morein that 10 hours, are you using the phone practically the whole time? that seems like very poor battery life. apart from calibrating the battery as chris suggested, you could also change lower brightness of the screen and change your network mode to gsm.
My cousin and I have the same phone and we tried to use the Video Calling.. That was sick. Then, we were emailing and texting each other with our GMAIL acct. and had no problems. We also took so many pictures and converted them to 8.1 megapixels using our digital photos software. The touch screen it's easy to use when texting. The QWERTY keyboard is also pretty cool because it has a backlight on it and it's good to send out emails and it's FAST. Then, we downloaded over 2,000 songs and 5 movies in it..This phone is very awesome..WE LIKE THIS PHONE VERY MUCH.
FM Transmitter is working if I lay the antenna of our component down to the tile floors and when I lay my N97 to the floor. It seems to be picky at certain locations.
It's atleast 1 meter or 1 foot
Remi, 19 Dec 2009The N97 let me down, I rushed to buy the phone, to my surprise the battery wouldn't last more ... morecalibrate the battery atleast 3 times. FULLY EMPTY the battery and charge it. do it 3 times and you're good to go. My NOkia 5800 XpressMusic was like that when I bought it. The battery didnt last as what I expected.
Always slide the lock whenever you're done using it. I mean, slide the lcok if you want to keep it in your pocket.
My Nokia N97 is fine and workin 100% but I cant download anymore due to the OVI service (possibly) killing my phone.