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Old 10-05-2009, 02:46 AM
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how to change qwertz keyboard to qwerty keyboard


I got an international nokia E71(made in finland version). I am in US, got from ebay. I shocked to find that it has qwertz keyboard. when i typed "y" in the key board it prints "z" in the key board and , and : keys print some german a with little dots on it.

Is there a way to change to Qwerty key board. Since the keys all in english.

here is the key mappings
y -> z
z -> y

, -> o (with two dots on top)
. -> a (with two dots on top)
@ -> u (with two dots on top)

' -> ,
? -> .

Could you please help me so I can change to Qwerty key board. How to find what firmware version i have.

Please guide me. I am very much disappointed.


Old 10-05-2009, 05:21 PM
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Please help me.. any one!!!

Old 11-05-2009, 01:39 AM
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I don't know if this will help but have you tried reinstalling the firmware? You should be able to do it with the Nokia Software Updater application for Windows:

Old 11-05-2009, 01:43 PM
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Step 1. Try reinstalling the firmware using Nokia Software Updater (NSU). It will install the most actual firmware that is corresponding to the productcode of your phone, and the productcode defines the keyboardlayout of the phone. (NSU tells you where to finde that code, see link in post above).

Step 2. If the keyboard-layout from the firmware does not match the keyboard-layout from the phone, someone might have changed the productcode. You can find the original productcode under the battery of the phone. When you google for "change nokia product code" you find links to Nemesis Software Suite (NSS), and you find some "how-to's" with additional explanation. You mus install NSS to find the acutal productcode, and then you can compare the numbers. If needed, change it back and retry step 1.

Step 3. One option is, that someone has changed the productcode to install the most actual firmware (210.21.006 for an european RM-346, check out by pressing *#0000#), and after the firmware was installed, he/she has changed the productcode back to the original one. You will not be able to downgrade the firmware! In this case, you are only able to reinstall the firmware when the firmware for the original code is minimum the same firmware (or newer, of course). The only thing you can do then, is finding a productcode for a corresponding keyboard-Layout and use that to update your phone (step 1).

As far as I know, EURO1 will match your needs regarding the keyboard. It shoud work on a european headset. But please make sure. I am not responsible for any of your actions!

Good Luck, don't brick your phone!


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