All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:13 PM
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I did as you laid out in a previous post, downloaded the latest version of NSS, changed the code and pressed write. Then upgraded with NSU and it bricked. However, as i said, i'd already changed the code (to generic uk) before, so i dont know if that had an effect.
Could well have been an influence.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:27 PM
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Think im going to leave it a while

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:32 PM
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Think im going to leave it a while
Reading this may change you mind and put you at ease

http://nokia.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/firmware.htm
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Well i done it..

Phone bricked! light went off then on several times, had to do a hard reset which rebooted to version 12

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Old 10-09-2009, 06:54 PM
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Well i done it..

Phone bricked! light went off then on several times, had to do a hard reset which rebooted to version 12
Good times
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:52 AM
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Reading this may change you mind and put you at ease

http://nokia.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/firmware.htm
Nice one lovesign!

After initially bricking two phones back in June, trying the JAF method, I have just managed to debrand my phone in minutes with no fuss or hassle using NSS.

After changing the product code and then updating it on NSU the phone, as predicted, tried to restart and load the operator firmware on the, now, unbranded handset and it "bricked".

Panic ye not... for the "Vulcan Death Grip" brought it back to life immediately and I was on V12.

Thank you.

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:46 AM
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I'm glad this is all working out for you guys, but I am concerned as to why, after updating the FW via NSU, the phone bricks. This didn't happen to me. I'm wondering if the UDP feature on the N97 retains something that makes the phone brick, but is then deleted when you do the "Vulcan Death Grip" reset (love that analogy!).

When I updated my phone, it was early into my ownership, so I just wiped everything, reformatted the Mass Memory and did the debrand. As soon as NSU had finished, the phone came on automatically and I was on v12.

What might be interesting is if someone else tries this method, but before doing the debrand, they wipe their phone, reformat the Mass Memory and Memory card (if installed), do a hard reset and THEN debrand and update.

Either way, I guess, it's working, no one has killed their device, more people have access to the latest FW, so it's good times all round. I do find it reassuring that a tried and tested method (NSS) is now available to N97 users.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:00 PM
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Just decided id had enough of v11 and went about using NSS and hey no worries atall, phone bricked and needed a hard reset but started up fine again with v12

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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How do you guys save the content of your N97 before doing a hard reset ?
Because I want to change my product code and up to V12, but you know, too long to save contacts, pics, messages, manually...
I am using Ovi suite now

Thanks

edit : okay; found "content copier", I hope it'll save everything

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:16 PM
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How do you guys save the content of your N97 before doing a hard reset ?
Because I want to change my product code and up to V12, but you know, too long to save contacts, pics, messages, manually...
I am using Ovi suite now

Thanks
I use PC Suite. Not a fan of Ovi Suite as it stands.

For things like MP3's, I manually copy those across to my PC. For pictures, I use Nokia Photos to sync all my pics across to my PC.

If you just use PC Suite to copy contacts, calendar/notes, messages and bookmarks, it takes no time at all.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:24 PM
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ok thanks.
I'll install pcsuite too. I am more familiar with it and OVI takes ages to load ...

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ok thanks.
I'll install pcsuite too. I am more familiar with it and OVI takes ages to load ...
Yeah, Ovi Suite is slow and it's also a resource hungry son of a bitch, especially the 2.0 beta. Shame, because it has promise. Hope they get it sorted before they release it and discontinue the perfectly capable PC Suite.
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Debranding

I used NSS, with the Euro Code Black, device wouldnt boot at first I had to remove the battery. But it was ok later.But I'm sorry I debranded now, the issue with the camera lens, has happened to me, now I have to purchase a new lens cover. Also being the impulsive Dickhead that i am, I tampered with the GPS antenna. I saw a video on youtube about adding some wire to improve signal strength, but being clumsy I tore the whole strip off. To be honest, i'm using a Bluetooth GPS, and its 10x better than the built in one was. The moral of this story, debranding will get you a much faster more reliable device, but it does void your warranty

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I used NSS, with the Euro Code Black, device wouldnt boot at first I had to remove the battery. But it was ok later.But I'm sorry I debranded now, the issue with the camera lens, has happened to me, now I have to purchase a new lens cover. Also being the impulsive Dickhead that i am, I tampered with the GPS antenna. I saw a video on youtube about adding some wire to improve signal strength, but being clumsy I tore the whole strip off. To be honest, i'm using a Bluetooth GPS, and its 10x better than the built in one was. The moral of this story, debranding will get you a much faster more reliable device, but it does void your warranty
TBH you were probably OK with hardware issues until you physically modified the GPS. I think you could certainly have argued the point for a lens replacement since modifying the product code can have no impact on the lens cover...
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I shall be receiving a shiny new N97 within a couple of days.

Can I ask what the benefits are of moving up to V12 firmware, should my phone not already have it?


I have used NSS before on my trusty N95 several times.




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