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click "Continue anyway" to complete the

installation for both devices.

After this u can follow on to install the pc suite.


Series 40:

Q: I've installed a game and it is not fullscreen. Can it be fixed?

A: No, the games are especially programed for Series 30 phones. But in most cases the game
also exists for Series 40

Q: What size can app/games are?

A: max. 64 KB excepting these phones
The 3125 has a limit of 146KB.
The 3220 has a limit of 128KB.
The 5140 has a limit of 128KB.
The 6170 has a limit of 128KB.
The 6230 has a limit of 128KB.
The 6255 has a limit of 800KB.
The 6651 has a limit of 300KB.
The 7600 has a limit of 348KB.

Q: I want install a sis-file, how it's done?

A: You can't. sis-files are especially for phones with Symbian OS.

Q: Where do I get a blank operator logo?

A: Here:
Just open the link via your phones browser. The rest is self-explaining

Series 60:

Q: Can Series 40 Games be played on Series 60 phones?

A: Yes, but they won't be in fullscreen. The game will remain in their original programed size.

Q: I've bought a cable for my phone but it won't work. Why?

A: There are no data-cables. These cables are only for service needs and are not capable to
transfer data to your phone. The 7610 is the first Symbian of Nokia which can use a cable
(besides of the Communicator - but they are a different story )

Q: Where are my messages saved?

A: If your phone saves them within the phones memory they are in c:\system\mail. If they are
saved on the MMC (not on all S60 phones possible) they are in e:\system\mail
Q: I've formatted my MMC with a card reader, now I can't access the card with my phone. What
A: You've formatted it with the wrong file system. If you want to reformat it with the card reader,
choose FAT16 as files system, not FAT32! Or reformat the MMC with your phone, this way all
standard folders will be created too.

Q: How can I copy & paste text?

A: Press and hold down the pencil key. Now you can mark the text by using the direction key. To
copy, just press "copy". To insert the text press and hold down the pencil key and press "paste"

Q: Where to put my ringtones?

A: Ringtones should be stored in the "Sounds" folder on your MMC or within the phones
memory. You can, if you want, sort them into the two subfolders "Simple" and "Digital".

Q: How do I install an app/ a game?

A: There are many ways. PC Suite bounds sis-files to its installer. You should be able to install
them easily by double clicking on the sis-file (a connection should be made already!). Or you
can send it over to the phone (IrDA or Bluetooth) and open it and it will install automatically. Or
you can upload it with a card reader to the MMC and install it from there by open the file. For
this method you need FExplorer or SeleQ to gain full access to the MMC.
The rest will be prompted and is easy to understand
Q: Which Symbian OS version does my phone use?
A: 3600/3620/3650/3660/7650/N-Gage/N-Gage QD are using v6.1; 6260/6600/6620/6670/7610
are using v7.0s; 6630 uses Symbian OS 8.0

Q: How can I upgrade my Symbian OS to a newer version?

A: You can't.

Q: How do I format my phone?

A: - Normal Reset (*#7780#) : Restores ini files from rom but preserves user data (photos, 3rd
party apps etc)
- Deep Reset (*#7370#) : This reformats completely the C: drive. All applications and files stored
on this drive will be lost and clean default files will be rewritten.

In both case, the phone will ask you a confirmation and you will have to enter a security code
(12345 by default).

Files and applications stored on E: drive are not be affected by these sequences.

For Symbian OS 7 (6260/6600/6620/6670/7610) there is a third method:

Turn phone off, press and hold the green (talk) key on the left + number 3 on the keypad + the *
key and then turn the phone back on.

The phone will start the formatting process without confirmation!

Files and applications stored on E: drive are not be affected by this.

Q: How do I get the MAC adress of the bluetooth device of my phone?

A: *#2820#
Q: My phone reacts quite slow, how can I speed it up?
A: You can speed up the phone by setting the time of the "Recent calls register" to one day (30
days by default). It depends on you how important the "Recent calls register" is for you.

Nokia 6230:

Q: When I want to upload something on the MMC I get a "The operation could not be
completed" error. How to fix this?
A: Rename the MMC (can be done in the Gallery) and reboot your phone.

Q: Can I use mp3s as ringtones?

A: Yes!

Q: I've got a big movie on my phone and want to fastforward (rewind). How can I do this?
A: You can't.

Q: I've uploaded mp3s to my MMC and arranged them in folders. The phone won't find any of
them. Can this be fixed?
A: mp3s have to be in the root of the MMC. Or you define the location of the mp3s before
uploading via playlist, so when the phone accesses the playlist, it knows the mp3s are in this
specific folder.
(1)What's the difference between the N-Gage and QD?
In order to know their differences, let's compare their specs:

Original N-Gage
- Triband (900/1800/1900)
- 4096 colourscreen
- Stereo (comes with stereo headset)
- Comes with a USB cable, recording cable and adaptor cable (for recording radio/MP3
- Built in MP3 player and radio
- side-talking
- Must turn off the phone, remove the battery cover AND battery in order to remove MMC
- 5-way direction pad (CENTER for menu selection)
- Comes with BL-5C battery
- MP3, AAC, MIDI or WAV ringtones
- Great RF

N-Gage QD
- Dualband (850/1900 or 900/1800)
- 4096 colourscreen (brighter than Original N-Gage)
- Mono (comes with dual mono headset)
- Doesn't come with ANY cables
- NO built in MP3 player or radio (will still be able to listen to mp3's thru 3rd party apps)
- NO side-talking
- Hot-swop, easy removal of MMC
- 4-way direction pad with a separate "menu selection" key
- Comes with BL-6C battery
- MIDI or WAV ringtones
- Great RF (better than Original N-Gage if 850 is being used)

(2) Which N-Gage is better?

It's really hard to say because everyone has their own opinions. But if you are looking function-
wise the original N-Gage wins out with the stereo support, MP3 ringtones, radio, tri-band and
additional cables/recording functions. But the QD counters with its 850 (for those 850 gurus),
smaller-size, no side-talking, BL-6C battery(for extra battery life)and the easy removal of MMC.

(3) Can my (input s60 phone here) play N-Gage games? Where/How can I find ******* N-Gage
games for my (input s60 phone here)?
Yes your s60 phone can play N-Gage games. How and where? according to forum rules, I am
not allow to tell. Sorry.

(4) How do I check firmware and IMEI on my N-Gage/QD?

Press *#0000# on the main screen for firmware, and *#06# for IMEI.

(5) How do I change my operator logo for my N-Gage/QD?

Download SeleQ or FExplorer from, access the image thru either of the apps
and select "Set as Operator Logo". If that doesn't work, SMS yourself or download an older
format logo (black and white), and then save that logo. After that, you should be able to change
your operator logo thru SeleQ or FExplorer.

(6) How do I change my wallpaper on my N-Gage/QD?

1) Press the application key
2) Scroll to the "Tools" folder and open it
3) Scroll to "Settings" and open it
4) Select "Phone/Device" (whichever your phone may say)
5) Select "Standby Mode"
6) Select "Background Image"
7) Select "Yes"
Select either "Phone Memory" or your MMC card depending on where the image is saved
9) Select the image
10) Go back to your main screen of the phone
With Multimedia Converter 2.0 [download] you can convert common multimedia file formats
(such as MPG or MP3) to audio AMR/AWB format.
Read here about where to download and how to install Nokia Multimedia Converter

1. In the menu, select File > Open. A dialog opens. The shortcut for this is to click the Open
button in the toolbar. Browse for the audio file or video with audio you want to convert and click
Open. Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop a file to Multimedia Converter.

2. Select the audio format (AMR or WB-AMR) and audio bit rate. WB-AMR produces higher
quality sound than AMR. Selecting a higher bit rate increases the quality of the sound, but it
produces larger files.
3. It is also possible to set the maximum size of the converted file in the Max file size edit box. In
MMS, the size of audio file cannot exceed certain values; for example, 100 kB, because some
WAP gateways might block the transfer of larger files, operators might prefer to limit the file size
to reduce air-traffic, or because not all MMS client and server implementations support large file
sizes. When you set a maximum file size limit, you cannot define the audio bit rate. It's adjusted
automatically so that the converted file contains the whole original file from the given start point
and so that its size is equal to or smaller than the given size limit. If the given size limit is too
small to meet by reducing audio bit rate, the converted file is truncated (shortened from the

4. You can start the conversion from an offset point. Set the time stamp of the offset in the Start
time edit box. The shortcut for this is to keep the CTRL key pressed and slide the original file
location indicator to the desired position. This updates the time stamp information in the Start
time edit box.

5. Click Convert. Another dialog pops up and shows the progress of the conversion. After the
conversion is finished, you can hear the converted audio file. You can select the original or
converted audio for playback by selecting “Original” or “Converted” from the drop down menu

The converted audio file format is AMR (.amr suffix files) or WB-AMR (.awb suffix files),
depending on the audio setting.
PC side of things

1. Download proxy from and install it, just setup everything using default, and
run it thru start -->programs-->analogx-->proxy-->proxy

2. Determine which COM port your bluetooth is using by right-clicking on your bluetooth tray
icon (where the time is displayed) and select Advance Configuration, then go to Local Services
tab, EVERYTHING in there EXCEPT Bluetooth Serial Port should be made manual. i.e, ONLY
Bluetooth Serial Port is automatic startup, and make sure that Secure Connection is not
required. Do take note of the COM port in use, for me, mine is COM9.

3. Next, goto Control Panel -->Phone and Modem Options -->Modem(tabs) and do a ADD,
remember to check Don't detect my modem;I will select it from List. and click next. Out pops a
window, under manufacturers, select [Standard Modem Types], under Models select
[Communications cable between two computers], click NEXT, selected ports should now point
to the COM port you have found in step 2. For mi, i choose COM9. Then next next next till you
are done. You will see an entry in the Modem(tab). Double-click on the Communication cable
between two computers, and set maximum port speed to 115200.

4. Now right-click on your network neighbourhood, Make New Connection. Choose Accept
Incoming Connections, Check the Communication cable between two computers(COM9-->again
my own port no), click next, select Do not allow virtual private network connections and under
users allowed to connect, to make things simple, juz check everything.. heehee.. next again,
double-click on Internet Protocol, make sure the Allow callers to access my local area network is
CHECKED, Specify TCP/IP Addresses from to Click OK, then click next,
then click Finish.
6600 side of things

1. install the gnubox into your 6600 (fone memory or card is up to individual's preference)
2. go to tools-->settings-->connection-->access points-->options-->new access point-->use
default settings. Ensure that the connection name=Bt, data bearer=High speed (GSM), dial-up
number=any 3 digit, user name = a valid username in your pc, in my case, demouser1, prompt
password=No, Password= (password for demouser1), Authentication=normal,
Homepage=none, Data call type=Analogue, Maximum data speed=Automatic
3. Then select options-->Advance settings. Phone IP Address=Automatic, Primary Name
server=, server=, Proxy serv.address (your pc's ip address, which
can be gotten by start-->run-->command prompt-->ipconfig), proxy port number=6588 (the port
used by analogx proxy server),Use callback=No, callback type=use server no., callback
number=none,user PPP compression=YES,use login script=YES, Login Script=(Pls follow
instruction in
EXACTLY),Modem initialisation=None. Then back back back till you get back to your main

4. You need to pair up your 6600 with your bluetooth dongle, and set it as authorized. After that,
launch gnubox-->options-->2box Direct-->Infrared (Stay with me here.. important step). then
options-->2box Direct-->Bluetooth-->select your pc. Then press on your menu button, and fireup
your browser, mayb say Doris browser.

5. in Doris Browser, go to options-->preference-->proxy IP Address =(your pc ip),

proxy port=6588, the rest of the options set as default.

6. then try to go to a url

Useful link


Copying Files From PC To Phone

While some files are sent to your phone by a provider through MMS, others have been copied to
your computer and have to be sent to your phone for installation. There are a number of ways of
transferring files between your computer and your phone. The 6600 has Bluetooth and Infrared
(I/R) connections available to it. The best way of copying files is by using these connections. If
your computer doesn't have bluetooth or I/R capabilities, there are many bits of hardware on the
market that plug into a USB drive and enable Bluetooth or Infrared connections (check links for
example products).

Bluetooth is usually a preffered method as it is alot faster than an I/R connection and doesn't
need a clear sight to maintain a connection as I/R does and has a larger range (usually around
-If you are using a plug-in device, install it using the software and instructions provided. Also
turn on either the Bluetooth or I/R connection on your phone, whichever you are using. Goto
MENU--CONNECTIONS for this and select either Bluetooth or Infrared

-If you are using Bluetooth, it is a good idea to change the name of your phone so that it can be
easily recognised. Goto MENU--CONNECTIONS--BLUETOOTH and go down to "My Phone's
Name" and change it to something you would recognise.

-Once all the connection devices are ready, use your PC to search for the phone. If you are
using infra-red, make sure the phone's infrared port and the I/R port on your PC are pointing
towards each other and that nothing is between them.

-Once a connection has been established, send the install file thats is on your PC to your
phone. This will be received as a message on your phone once it has been sent.

-Open this message, and if te file is a working install file, the install process will start

NOTE: I recommend that you change your message setting to use the MMC memory as
opposed to you phone memory some files are quite large and can eat up all your phones

Another way to copy files to your phone is by using a card reader to copy the file to your MMC
(The removeable memory card). A Memeory card reader can easily be bought in most computer
stores and once installed, the MMC from your phone can be place in its contents can be
navigated from MY COMPUTER. I have never used this method myself.

NOTE: Only .SIS and .JAR files can be used on the 6600. Old .jad files used for othe phone
models DO NOT WORK on the 6600. Some .JAR files have also been known to cause
problems for the 6600.

Installing Files

The Install Process is very basic once it is initiated. Files that are to be installed are usually
located in your messages. Make sure your phone isn't about to run out of battery as well!
-Goto the file you want to install (usually located in your messages) and open it to start the
installation procedure.

-The install procedure should start up automatically and ask you if you would like to install the
program contained in the file.

-Choose yes and the process will continue. It will then ask you where to copy the file to, phone
memory or Memory Card. I recommend using the memory card as programs can usually take up
alot of space and the phone memory is not very large. Chose the prefered option and the
process will continue.

-Some times the process will stop and tell you that a certificate has not been recognised and do
you want to continue. It is usally safe to continue with installation if you are confidant that the
source you got the file from is trustworthy. If however you have obtained the files from an
unknow source (Kaza for instance) there might be a small (Very Small) risk that the file is not
trustworthy. I have never had any problems with any of the hundreds of files i have used

-Once the installation process is finished, you can start using the program. Most programs turn
up as an icon at the bottom of you MENU screen. (You can now delete the origional install file to
save space).

NOTE: All the files i hvae put up on this site have been tested by me and, as far as i know, are
working 100% . However the user downloads and installs these files at their own risk. I am not
responsible for anything that goes wrong with connection to these files

Uninstalling Files

I got an e-mail the other day from a Wessel Rauch concerning uninstalling programs on the
6600 and it made me realise that i (stupidly) hadn't added it to the Install Files Tutorial I did a
while back. So here is a quick explanantion of how you can delete those pesky programs:
Go into the Menu on your phone (press the blue 'menu' key on the left hand side of the phone)
Cycle through the menu till you come to an option that says "Manager" and open it (either by
pressing the joystick in or using Options - Open)
The Manger (or the App. Manger) is a list of all programs that are installed on the phone be it on
the MMC card or the phones memory
The Manager sometimes takes a few seconds to load all the information. You'll hear a beep
upon opening the Manager and then a beep once the list is loaded (or you can just wait till it
allows you to scroll down)
Once the list is loaded, cycle through it till you come to the name of the program you want to
Once the target program is highlighted, press the "clear" button (The button with the 'c' on it
which is on the right hand side of the phone
A warning will come up asking you if you really want to remove the application Yes or No
Click 'Yes' to completeley remove the program from your phone or click 'No' to keep it or if you
have made a mistake.

There are a couple of notes i would also like to add about unistalling programs:
Once a program is removed it can only be re-installed if you have the orgional install file you
used to install it in the first place
Sometimes the name of the program you want to uninstall isn't given a recognisable name in the
App. Manger List. If this is the case you should use your own common sense to try and decide
which one is reffering to the program you want to remove. If you are unsure you risk deleting a
program you didn't want to lose
On rare occasions, the program won;t be listed in the App. Manager List at all. If this is the case
you will have to use a file manger like F-Explorer or File Man to find and delete the files you
want removed
Sorry if some parts of te tutorial seemed a bit over-simplistic but some readers really are
beginners at this

Well i hope that helps some of you out there...

Note 1: It is a good idea to let set your MMS and SMS messages to be kept on your MMC, not
on your phone memory. Any MMS or SMS's currently on your phone's memory, it is suggested
you move them over to the MMC.

Note 2: You must have some sort of file managing software to do this. Download and install
such an application before beginning this guide! I recommend FExplorer or SeleQ.


First Get the BLZ installer and your desired game.

Send the BLZ-Installer to your phone, it should be a *.SIS file, if it is not, then it is probably a
*.ZIP or *.RAR, unpack the *.SIS file from the archive, then send it. DO NOT send the *.ZIP or
*.RAR files to your phone.

Install the application.


Next, you need to get the game ready. Game files are in the *.BLZ format. Like the BLZ-
Installer, if the game file is not a *.BLZ file, unpack the archives until you find the *.BLZ file.

You may need to do this a few times, because usually games are packed more than once.

Once you have the *.BLZ game file unpacked, send this to your phone.


Open your installed file manager and find the *.BLZ game file in one of the mail folders
(Example -- e:\system\mail\XXXX) and copy the file to the root directory of the MMC (Example --
e:\). Now Close the file manager.

Run the BLZ-Installer. Now you should see the game listed there. Select Option and then Install.
Wait for the process to finish. The game should then be installed.

If you followed the procedure correctly and everything went well, you should see a new Icon,
that is the game.


-- UNINSTALL THE GAMES -- by ady199 --

For anyone else who wants to to how to remove the games

Download SeleQ or FExplorer

Remove the folder:

E:\System\Apps\Game Name

(ie motogp, sonicn)

Remove folder:
C:\System\Apps\Game Name

Thats it!

Deleting leftover Game/App Icons

When a .jar installs it will drop files into to different parts of the system directory on the mmc The
.jar file along with a couple of files will sit in the e/system/midlets folder.

In the e/system/apps folder you will find corresponding files for each of the games normally
named something like this [101b7b5a] inside these folders you will find a couple of files one
being a .txt file you can open these and it will tell you what game they are associated with.

Makes sure that these folders are also deleted if they are still there after the uninstallation and
then reboot. you should then hopefully have gotten rid of the icons that have nbeen left behind.

Keylocked Backlight
Press the power button to switch on the backlight when keylock is applied so you can see the
keys to unlock the keypad.

Handy Flashlight
If you ever need a flashlight in a pinch, simply remove the phone's swappable faceplate (it's held
on by the tab at the top of the phone and some pressure on the sides) and the blue LEDs that
light up the keypad will light your way.

Simple Task Manager

Press and hold the menu key (the one with the squiggly connecting things on). A list of running
programs appears on the left side on the screen. You can close running programs by
highlighting them and pressing c.

Booting Phone with no 'Auto Start' Apps Running

To make sure that no memory-resident programs start when you reboot your phone, hold down
the pencil key when you turn the phone on. I don't have anything running on my phone that this
affects, but the idea is that you can stop some of those apps – say Handy Day or something like
it – that starts up automatically when you restart the phone.

Repeating Events
The Calendar GUI does not support repeating events based on the day of the week (i.e. third
Sunday). A workaround is to enter the event on a Palm device and beam the event to the 3650.

Deleting all events from the calendar

To delete all events from the calendar (or those before a certain date), change to the Month
view, then from the Options menu choose Delete Entry. The drop down menu lets you choose
from “all entries” or “before date”.

Easier Handy Flashlight

Download the Torch application and run it. All it does is turn on the backlightFlashlight

Change the wallpaper

You can change this by going to the following Tools -> Settings -> Phone -> Standby Mode,
then selecting Yes and choosing the image you would like to use as your background.

Turn off camera sound

Turn off the “click” sound made by the camera by selecting the 'Silent' profile or by turning
warning tones off:
Menu > Profiles > “select your activated profile” > Personalise > Warning tones > Off.
(This also effects the sound of Java games and apps).

How to connect your N-Gage to your PC

Step 1.
Before you do anything. Place your MMC into your phone and format it.

Step 2.
Place the N-Gage disc (that comes with the phone) into your cd rom.

If youve got XP: Connect your N-Gage to your pc with the USB cable. Leave windows to find all
the necessary drivers automatically. Your MMC in your N-Gage will now be recognised as a
removeable drive in 'My Computer'.

If you havent got XP: Do the same as above. If nothing happens, run the program on the N-
Gage disc and install any drivers you find.

If any of the above does not work click Here

Step 3.
Once the MMC is recognised by your PC, simply drag and drop any files you want onto the
MMC (removeable drive).

Step 4.
Download FExplorer from HERE and place the file on your MMC.
Once on the MMC go to your menu then Tools --> Manager --> FExplorer --> Options --> Install

Follow all the on screen intructions. This has installed a file browser for you N-Gage. You can
now access all the files on your N-Gage and MMC which 'Manager' can't see (like Java games).
Some usefull n-gage tips:

1. You cant use the USB cable unless a MMC is inserted into the N-Gage.

2. You can only use Multimedia Cards in the N-Gage. SD cards DO NOT work.

3. If you brought your N-Gage in the UK there is no need to purchase a MMC, as one is
provided with the phone (Nokia Game Card is also a MMC).
4. You can find free games and applications at

5. All the apps and games available for the 3650/7650 will work on your N-Gage (except those
associated with a camera).

6. For full specifications of the phone click Here.

7. The N-Gage doesnt have a camera and most likely never will. If it did it would connect via the
USB port or bluetooth.

8. The N-Gage does have removeable fascias, but doesnt appear to be promoted by Nokia.
Third party fascias only.

9. PC Suite is only used to backup/restore your calendar and contacts files. It is therefore
unecessary to purchase a blutetooth adapter and install PC Suite unless intended for that

10. You must fully charge your phone before using it to allow maximum capacity.

11. You can use MMC that are larger than 128mb. A 512mb card has been tried and tested by
numerous members and all have praised it. Search the forum for more info.

Series 60 FAQ: E-Mail Issues

1. Setting up an e-mail account on the phone.
2. Error Message: General System Error.
3. Able to receive but not send email.
4. Can I automatically check my email every x minutes?

1. Setting up an e-mail account on the phone.

This can be done by filling in all the relavent settings. You need both an access point (a general
GPRS data access point, not a WAP GPRS access point) and an e-mail account defined.

Nokia users however, may find it easier to use the Nokia auto configurator. This is available

Many Nokia country-specific sites also have this service. Check your coutries Nokia website for

2. Error Message: General System Error.

This is sometimes seen when connecting to an e-mail box. With some providers the gateway IP
address used for Email collection needs to be You can change this setting in your
Access Point Settings (available under Tools --> Connections).

Alternatively some internet service providers do not allow you to collect POP3 mail when you
are connecting to their mail server via a different ISP. You are connecting via a different ISP if
you are using your phone. Your ISP in this case is your operator.
3. Able to receive but not send email.
You are probably trying to use you PC's ISP email server ( Many ISPs block
there smtp server for people not connecting to the internet via themselves. This prevents the
servers being used for spam. This is annoying for mobile phone users as it means they can not
use their ISP's servers from their phones.

However most operators provide a smtp server that you can use. You should contact your
operator for details.

4. Can I automatically check my email every x minutes?

This is possible with 3rd party software from [Cibenix] called Active Mail.

Nokia Symbian FAQ: Memory Cards

1. Can I use SD cards with my 3650?
2. What sizes of MMC cards are supported?
3. What can I store on my MMC?

1. Can I use SD cards with my 3650?

No you can not use SD (Secure Digital) cards with your 3650. Only MMC cards will work. This is
despite the fact most devices / gadgets using SD support MMC. The reverse is not true. There
is a slight difference in size. MMC cards are thinner.

2. What size of MMC cards are supported?

You will have no problems with the following sizes: 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 MB. There may be
some problems with 256 MB cards (which in any case are not widely available). This may be
fixed by a future firmware update. However for the time being I advise you not to buy a 256 MB
card specifically for your 3650. If you already have one and it works let us know about it.

3. What can I store on my MMC?

You can store anything on your MMC card. Programs will run from your MMC card (you can
choose to install programs to the memory card at install time). There may be some performance
degradation from running programs and/or files from the MMC (when either accessing and
especially when writing files to the MMC). However this is rarely noticeable and given the limited
main memory it is advisable to use MMC memory for everything possible.

Note that you can change your photos, videos, messages and contacts to be stored on the
MMC. The option to change the storage to the MMC is within the “settings” section of each of
the applicable programs.

[Howto]: Linux on Symbian phones

Table of Contents

1.1 Aims and Objectives
1.2 Who is this document aimed at?
1.3 Scope of testing

Symbian OS
2.1 A brief history of Symbian OS
2.2 Symbian OS Devices
2.3 Symbian OS Developer Resources

IrDA Connectivity
3.1 IrDA support on Symbian OS
3.2 Linux IrDA installation and configuration
3.3 Infrared beaming between Linux and Symbian OS smartphone
3.4 Dialup networking from Linux using smartphone as infrared modem
3.5 Two box LAN access for smartphone over infrared using Linux
3.6 IrDA interoperability with older Symbian OS devices

Bluetooth Connectivity
4.1 Bluetooth support on Symbian OS
4.2 Linux Bluetooth installation and configuration
4.3 Bluetooth beaming between Linux and Symbian OS smartphone
4.4 Dialup networking from Linux using Symbian OS smartphone as Bluetooth modem
4.5 Two box LAN access for smartphone over Bluetooth using Linux

PC Connectivity
5.1 Symbian OS PC Connectivity Background
5.2 mRouter
5.3 Symbian OS Contacts and Agenda vCard and vCalendar formats

Further Information
6.1 Revisions
6.2 Glossary
6.3 Acknowledgments
6.4 References
6.5 Feedback

[Howto] to free more RAM on your S60 phone

As you might know, the Nokia 3650 doesn't have as much RAM as for instance the
Nokia 6600 and N-Gage but there are two ways to get more free (usable) RAM:

>>> Method 1: Flight mode:

Put your 3650 in "Flight mode" with Psiloc System Tools. Install System Tools, open it and
select "Flight mode". This way you can restart
the phone without your SIM card so there will be no running phone tasks in the background.
Now you can have up to 3,5 MB of free RAM!

Note: ironically enough, Flight mode doesn't work when Smart Launcher is installed, at least in
my case. :-(
But i've also heard several reports of people who have both apps running without any problems.

>>> Method 2: Smart Launcher trick:

Install Smart Launcher and open it. Go to Options, Settings and put Launcher ON.
Now plug in your charger and switch off your 3650. Wait untill the battery meter appears and
short press the Menu button (don't hold).
The menu should appear and now you can have 3,5 to 4,5 MB free RAM! (Hold Menu button to
check RAM).

The trick is that with the charger plugged in, the phone must get a minimum software support for
charging, even when
the phone is switched off. And somehow Smart Launcher has still got it's shortcut running and
that's the Menu button. So when
you press the Menu button, you go directly to the Menu without any other phone tasks running
in the background so
you trick the phone and you have more free RAM!

Note: when you unplug the charger, the phone will switch off.

Using one of the above methods will let you run big games (e.g. Doom) and apps without getting
those annoying "memory low" messages. :-)

But both ways obviously do have two major disadvantages: you can't make phone calls or use
Bluetooth while using these methods.

[Howto] 6600 and iSync

1. Open Folder System / Library / Sync Services / Symbian


2. Change the name of the file 3650AgendaMappings to 6600AgendaMappings

3. Change the name of the file 3650mappings to 6600mappings

4. Change the name of the file 3650.tiff to 6600.tiff

5. Edit in the file Supported Devices Info the 3650 part to:

<string>Nokia 6600</string>

6. Edit the file Symbian Conduit_phones.plist:

<key>Nokia--separator--Nokia 3600</key>
<key>Nokia--separator--Nokia 6600</key>
<key>Nokia--separator--Nokia 7650</key>
<key>Nokia--separator--Nokia N-Gage</key>
<key>SONY ERICSSON--separator--7130501-BVP800 </key>
<key>SONY ERICSSON--separator--1021011-BVP810 </key>

7. Have fun with your Mac and your 6600 !!!


[Explained] Drives on symbian phones

Disk C: - storage ("disk") memory. 4 MB (about 3,6 MB free for the user). This disk is used for
storing user data, files and applications. Disk C: is a Flash disk, which means that it preserves
its contents even when the power is off or the battery is removed. This memory cannot be
expanded. If you need more storage memory, you can use one of the compression tools like
Smart Compress or Space Doubler.

Disk D: (in Nokia 3650 - Disk E - RAM-disk (400 kilobytes). This disk is meant for internal
system use. Some applications temporarily store their data on this disk, which makes them work
faster (RAM memory is much faster than Flash). It is useless to save any user data on D:
because all contents of this disk are lost when you switch the phone off or reboot the system.

Disk Z: - read only Flash memory (16 Megabytes). Contains firmware (operating system).
Contents of Z: drive cannot be modified by the user. Firmware upgrade can only be made by
authorized service centres using special Flash programming devices and Nokia service software
called Phoenix.

Operating memory (RAM) - this memory is for executing installed applications. The size is 4 MB
(of which ~3 MB are available). You cannot install anything to this memory and you cannot
expand it.

(Nokia 3650 only) Memory card (disk D - 16 MB MMC (Multimedia card). Flash memory for user
data and applications. You can use this memory to install more programs, store large files
(movies, audio, pictures etc). Can be replaced with any other MMC card - up to 1GB.

If you still have problems with understanding the memory structure of Nokia 3650/7650 phones,
think of disk C: as of internal hard disk of your PC, MMC in 3650 as of second hard disk and
operating memory as of RAM of your desktop.

Operator Logos Explained

The operator logo is the picture on top of your phone screen, in most cases is the name of your

How to change it for a nice picture? You can do this by diferent ways:

First create this folder if you dont have it:


The operator logo will be stored on it...)

You can use FExplorer (any jpeg/bmp, no resize), seleQ (any image, it will resize it) --> select
the image you want be operator logo, select options-file-set as operator logo.

You can make your own logo:

The operator logos have the following format:


For example, for Spain:

Amena: 214 03 -> 214_3_0.BMP

Movistar: 214 07 -> 214_7_0.BMP
Vodafone: 214 01 -> 214_1_0.BMP

Smart: 515 01
Globe: 515 02

The size for bmp is 97 x 25 pixels.

Also, you can store diferent logos for diferent operators. For example if you change your SIM to
other operator, you will see the other logo, or if you travel to other countries, you can store
diferent logos for the operators in this countries.

You have a list of country codes and network codes here , just ignore the first "0" in network
code if any.

If you want to delete the logo to restore the original (name of the operator) just delete the bmp
file from c:\system\apps\phone\oplogo.

How to copy & paste text:

Press and hold the pencil key and select your text using the scroll key.
Left function key will change to 'Copy'. Press it to copy the selected text to clipboard.
You can paste the clipboard contents the same way:
press and hold the pencil key and press 'Paste'. Or, press pencil key once and select 'Paste'.

· Press and hold the Menu key to open the application switching window, where you can *duh*
switch between applications.
If a program hangs and you can't shut it down, select the application in the
application switching window and press 'C' to kill it. It's also a faster way to exit programs.

· Turn on/off the "click" sound made by the camera by selecting the 'Silent' profile or by turning
warning tones on/off:
Menu > Profiles > "select your activated profile" > Personalise > Warning tones > On/Off.
(This also effects the sound of Java games and apps).

Hold pencil key and scoll down to mark multiple items in e.g. Inbox (sms), Images,
RealOne Player, Notes, To-do-list, etc. Press and scroll up/down again to unmark.

Keyboard shortcuts for zooming and rotating images in Images:

1 = zoom in, 0 = zoom out, press and hold to return to the normal view.
2 = rotate anticlockwise, 9 = rotate clockwise, * = full screen.

In standby mode. press scroll key center (joystick) to go directly to Contacts.

In standby mode, press and hold 0 to launch your wap home page.

In Menu or any subfolder, press numbers 1 - 9 to start the application at that location.

If you have your keylock activated just press the on/off button to turn on your backlight
to look at the time when it's dark without having to unlock the keypad.

Start your text message (sms) with *0# and you'll recieve and sms back
with details on when the message was recieved by the recipient.

Start up in Safe Mode so no 'auto start' apps will be running:

To make sure that no memory-resident programs start when you reboot your phone,
hold down the pencil key when you turn on the phone and hold it on untill you have to enter your
PIN code.
(When you have trouble booting up the phone with the MMC in it because it got corrupted for
some reason, this trick will
almost always let you boot up the phone so you can remove the latest installed app which might
have caused the
problem or if your phone is "unrepairable" you can still back up your important data before you
do a format.)
App Close Main! Error Fix


App Close Main!

You can fix the app close main error..

1) Open your filemanager/explorer

2) Go to c:/system/bootdata & delete FirstBoot.dat
3) Turn off phone & take out your MMC card
4) Turn on phone and put in current time/date
5) Wait for it to boot up then turn off phone again.
6) Put MMC back in and turn on phone.

This fixes the "App. Closed Main" error.


The ultimate guide to get a ******* .app file on your nokia 6600/7650/3650/3660

1. Install a filemanager like FExplorer or SeleQ

2. Connect your phone to a pc via BT or infrared.

3. Install the application .sis file

4. Once installed, send the .app to the phone, should be in message inbox.

5. Now open the filemanager on the phone.

6. Go to the directory of you inbox, should be either "c:\system\mail\" or "e:\system\mail\", the
.app should be in one of the folders.

7. Once you found it, copy the file.

8. Now goto to the folder of the application you installed, which should be something like
"e:\system\apps\nameofapplication" (assuming you installed to youe MMC) and paste the .app

9. If it asked to overwrite, just click Yes.

10. Now launch the application. It should be ok now.


Repairing A Corruptted MMC


Repairing A Corruptted MMC.

Correct Treatment of your MMC:

Physically, memory cards are quite fragile pieces of high technology, susceptible to damage
from various silly things like excessive heat, condensation, strong magnetic fields, physical
damage from rough handling and/or bending! (similar to most electronic devices then..)

Given the natue of mobile memory card products, they are constantly being taken in and out of
some form of interface with a mobile phone, a camera, a laptop, or desktop PC, or a separate
memory card reader. The number of different devices they have to be able to interact with is in
the thousands.

It is not too surprisingly, then that sometimes the state of the file system on the memory card
can get damaged.

This may happen for a number of different reasons, including:

> removing the card from a device whilst an application is trying to read/write to it.. (Just be
> battery drain on a device whilst in use meaning an insufficent voltage failure whilst writing to
the card.
> a poor implementation of the MMC standard on the device using the card
> poor connectivity software drivers on the device or the Windows PC/Mac
> physical damage like card or device being dropped, bent, getting wet etc...
> lots of others i am sure..
As often as not, the problem is not terminal for your memory card, but just a software issue ( or
in physical terms, it could be called "a temporary disalignment of the all the bits and bytes on the

The fix for this problem is the same as for any other file storage device (like a floppy or hard
drive) with corrupt or invalid file system, namely; re-format the file system.

Re-Formatting your MobyMemory MMC Card:

It is possible that your mobile will offer you the option of formatting the memory card if it is found
to be invalid. (However, the likes of Nokia nGage, Nokia 6600, and Siemens Sx1 often just
prefer to reject the media as corrupted).

In that case, to format the card, you will need access to one or more of the following:

> A Windows PC or Mac.

> A separate multi-format memory card reader (verify that it is compatible with the
MultiMediaCard -MMC- standard).
> (This can come in USB or PCMCIA flavours. If USB, try and ensutre it is a USB2 device.
> Alternatively, many of the newest laptop and desktop PCs now come with integrated Multi-
format memory card readers.
> If you are using a separate memory card reader, then connect it up to your PC, and let
windows recgnize the device through plug-and-play.

Now you can insert your MobyMemory card into the appropriate slot in the memory card reader.
(Please note that because the MMC card is pretty much symmetrical it is very easy to insert it
upside-down in the slot).

Open up [Windows Explorer] (or the equivalent for MAC users..sorry not well-versed in OS X).

There should be at least one icon visible for a [Removable Drive] in the list of available drives.
(in fact, there is often a list of about 5 or 6 Removable drives, one for each of the different
Memory card formats that your reader is compatible with).

Find the drive that is mapped to the MMC card by clicking on each in turn until it confirms there
is a drive present. (Sometimes it is easiest to do this by trying a fully-functional MMC card in the
MMC slot first so you can confirm which drive letter it is.)

(NB. It will always be labelled as a [Removable Drive], don't mistake it for one of your PC hard
drives like [C:] drive, as that could be catastrophic later on!)

At this stage it may give an error message saying that the drive is unreadable.

By right-clicking on the drive letter, it will provide the option of formatting the drive.

Select format the drive, and the [Format Drive] dialog will appear (Double-check again to make
sure it not your [C:] drive!).
There is only one setting to focus on in this page, and that is to ensure that the FileSystem
selected for formatting is the [FAT] option (not FAT32, or NTFS or any other option)

(Note: All mobile phones, to my knowledge, and most cameras (etc..) use the FAT file system
(or at least are compatible with it) on their memory card media.)

Now click on Format Now ( ensure [Quick Format] is not selected as this will not actually restore
the file system space byte by byte, but only resets the header information so the drive thinks its
empty again. This may not be enought to solve your corruption problem.)

The PC will now - hopefully!- chug away happily until it has restored the memory card space
back to its original configuration (of course, any information on there is long gone by now!).

If you recieve an error message back from the [Format Now] request, then your problem may be
more permanent, and not just a software issue. In this case, it may still respond to a format
request in a different memory card reader or device.

If you believe it to be a failure of manufacture, then the warranty on the card offers the prospect
of a replacement card, subject to a confirmation of the fault upon return of the goods.

FExplorer Tips & Tricks

* How to reset the operator logo :

1) go to the following dir :
2) delete any file in this directory
3) restart the phone

* to make a screenshot on a Nokia 3650, 6600 :

1) use the pencil key + '0'

* to make a screenshot on a SX1 :

1) use the shift key + '0'

* remember, there are some shortcuts :

<KeyPad 1> : copy
<KeyPad 4> : cut
<KeyPad 7> : paste
<KeyPad *> : go to root
<KeyPad 3> : PageUp
<KeyPad 6> : top of the list
<KeyPad 9> : PageDown
<KeyPad #> : file properties

* 'send command' fails new firmware

with some new firmware, some users have reported that the 'send command' (thru bluetooth, IR,
...) fails; it's due to a 'copyrigth protection' introduced in the new OS (!!!!), this happens only with
some kind of files (eg: .SIS), in such case, simply rename the file (eg: wtih .SIS_ ) before trying
to send them.

Can't Uninstall Applications via Manager?

When you cant uninstall an application(most of the time Java games) using the Manager
function of the phone, then do this;

1. Install FExplorer.

2. Launch it and goto the path/folder of the Application. I'm assuming you have install it to the
MMC so the path would be something like,


and you will see lots of folders in there that is only labelled by numbers(for Java games/apps) or
the name of the application. Go though them one by one. Open the text file in that folder to
exactly know the name of the application in that particular folder if you dont see any icons or
familiar name.

3. Then if its the correct folder, "move-out" of the folder, click on Options>File>Delete.

4. Then goto the Manager to uninstall it if its still listed.

5. Reboot.

I know IR is old skool but hey, it comes handy at times especially when BT acts-up on you

This procedure assumes that the infrared device is connected to a serial port on your computer.
Use this procedure only if Windows did not automatically install an infrared device when you
turned on your computer. Typically, Universal Serial Bus (USB), PCMCIA, and other Plug and
Play-compliant infrared devices are automatically detected and installed.

To add a new infrared device:

01. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add Hardware.
02. The Add Hardware Wizard starts.
03. Click Next.
04. Click Yes, I have already connected the hardware, and then click Next.
05. In the Installed hardware list, click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
06. Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced), and then click Next.
07. In the Common hardware types box, click Infrared devices, and then click Next.

Do one of the following:

01. If you do not have an installation disk for the infrared device, click the manufacturer of the
device in the Manufacturer list, click the infrared device that best matches your hardware in the
Infrared Device list, and then click Next.

02. If you have a manufacturer's installation disk for a compatible driver, click Have Disk. Insert
the manufacturer's installation disk into the appropriate drive, and then click Next.
Follow the instructions that are displayed on the remaining pages of the Add Hardware Wizard
to install the infrared device.

View the Properties of an Infrared Device

To use this procedure, there must be an infrared device installed on your computer. Note that
the settings for the infrared device are configured automatically when you install the device, and
typically do not have to be changed. To view the properties of an infrared device:

01. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Wireless Link.

02. Click the Hardware tab, click the infrared device for which you want to view properties, and
then click Properties.

Configure a Serial Port for Infrared Communication

Your computer must support an infrared mode for a serial port. Use this procedure to install an
IrDA transceiver that is provided by the computer manufacturer. To configure a serial port for
infrared communication:

01. Start the BIOS configuration utility for your computer. Note that the method for starting the
BIOS configuration utility varies from one computer to another. For many computers, you can
start the BIOS configuration utility by pressing a function key that is indicated during the
computer startup process. Some computers require that you start by using special configuration
disks. For more information about how to enter BIOS Setup, see your computer manufacturer's

02. In the peripheral or serial port configuration section, change the mode to IrDA or Infrared.

Installing an IrDA transceiver disables the serial port. Do not attach a serial IrDA transceiver to a
serial port.

This post has been edited by aarvee7: Nov 5 2006, 12:31 AM