Monday, 18 June 2007

Best Tips and tricks for Nokia N95


I have created a list of N95 tips and tricks for this phone after being disappointed with other Internet articles on customising your N95. If you have any other tips i haven't mentioned let me know and I'll add them to the list.

The N95 is a Symbian 60 phone like the N73, N80 and N70 before it and so some of the tips are based on ideas from these phones.Some of the tips will also work for Nokia Symbian 60 phones like N90, N91, E61 and the E70.

I have used Freeware applications for the N95 and avoided shareware although there is a lot out there.
If you like the freeware Listed, you can find a good PC freeware list at: http://pcsos.org.uk/freeware.html


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I have created two N95 icons for your computer,
A Silver and Black version. They are both in 3 formats XP/Vista/Mac.
download Silver download Black





Tutorials: I have created tutorial pages and links to other tutorials. Click on the image to view tutorial.





























Top Tips

1. Sent Message Info / Received report
If you want to know when someone has received your text message on their phone use this code start your message with *0# This is similar to "Delivery Reports" feature available on most phones but you will receive a details text rather than a confirmation note on screen.It will not show up on their message and a text will be sent to your phone when it has arrived in theirs. Best to leave a space before you start your first word in the message. You wont know when they read the message but you will know when they received it!
NOTE : This feature has only been tested on UK phones Networks.

2.
Get Rid of your operator logo easily! **Changes 04/02/2009**
The website listed below is now unavailable and therefore the tip does not work, If the website is reinstated i will post the new links.
All networks make it difficult to remove the operator logo from the Inactive background screen. It is possible to remove it using S60 freeware FExplorer but its a real pain and quite frankly unnecessary, the easiest way is to download a blank logo from a website like http://www.free-ringtones-free-logos.com/ its not free but only costs the price of text and lets face it most of us with N95 will have plenty of free texts. Type in blank logo in the search box on the left of the web page and follow the instructions, When the blank is sent to you save it and your logo will disappear. This works for all Nokias from 6230i to N95. I have found that i have to sent texts to both numbers shown on the page, which seems to be a ploy to get u to send 2 texts, but its by far the easiest way to remove the logo.

3. Keypad shortcuts
If you have read your handbook then you shouldn't need this one but useful shortcuts are:
Hold down Right navigation key to launch Voice commands (based on contacts name or application name)
Hold down the key to start Music player
Hold down the key to start Application manager

4.
Symbian 60 3rd Edition Freeware
There are a few feature missing in symbian phones as far as i am concerned.There is no stopwatch and the calculator is disgusting and no torch! so download some freeware for your phone. I really don't like "shareware" so i have concentrated on freeware

Tevero Stopwatch
Finally a freeware Stopwatch for N95 !! It doesnt look as "pretty" as other non freeware apps. but it works well, and was designed for low power use, You need to download the Jar/Jad file zip file and Install to your phone via pc. Install from the .Jad file.







TalkTimer
This works as a Stopwatch, with very big numbers, but was not designed as a full stopwatch, it only shows Minutes and Seconds, and the sound timer function doesn't work properly, but it's an alternative never the less.






Calcium s60
A good calculator is Calcium, It looks great and works well, my favourite






cCalc
For a scientific calculator get









XCalc
Another Calculator, not so simple to use but (note the equals button is Options/Calc) but has other features including Trigonometric functions and graphs, Don't ask me what they mean
, I don't know.





SpotOn
Want a torch? well not really a torch just uses the white backlight, but its pretty bright at night,






Dictionary
For a Dictionary, try







Screenshot
For a screenshot, try









Divx mobile Player
To play .AVI video files rather than the mp4.Tutorial for creating .AVI video files here









5.
Themes
There are three basic ways to get more and better themes for your N95.

A) You can download free themes from websites like

Mobile9
Zedge Symbian themes Rannat BabiNokia Mmc Forums

B) You can create your own themes free online with
Ownskin.com
Its completely free and makes creating themes pretty easy, you can upload your picture, change the colours of the text and battery bars etc. under the advanced options. It creates a .sis file which you can send to your phone via cable etc. You can also share your theme with other users. Its an easy way to make themes, and well worth trying, though i do find it a bit basic

C) I have made a tutorial for creating themes with the Nokia carbide theme program, which deals with creating transparent navi panes, and handle key pair certificates.
To view the tutorial click here.
Well the best way make your own themes is with Nokia's free software. Its not the easiest program to use but once you have mastered it its pretty simple, my advise is start with the default theme and just alter the active /inactive background. Use the Nokia PC suite to transfer the .sis file to your phone
Series-60-theme-studio.en.softonic.com/symbian
This link above has more details on the Theme Studio. I also recommend downloading the free video tutorial :
Getting Started is the basic starter guide



6.
MP3 & Album Art
The N95 has a really good MP3 player with an 8 band graphic equaliser, loudness function, stereo speakers and of course the 3.5mm headphone socket that means you can use your normal headphones. The phone also can hold memory card to a least 4GB which makes for a very useful MP3 player, so take advantage of this feature and get yourself a good memory card.

Album Art
There are two ways to show Album Art on MP3 files.
1)To embed your MP3 album with an image tag, This works fine if you are transferring an Cd or downloaded Album. You will a program to embed your MP3, i recommend Mp3tag.
You can download it from Pcsos Freeware page


To learn how to easily import image tags to Mp3 files click
here.
You can also use
WMP11 to embed Album art into MP3 files transfer.

2) You can manually add Album Art to albums, but you can only add Artwork to individual tracks or Albums not playlists or Artists. The advantage of using this manual system is that you can create or edit your own image rather than the original Album cover artwork. First create album art images 160px X 160px (smaller images are degraded when viewed, around 20Kb size).Transfer to phone.
Select: MusicPlayer/MusicMenu/Albums/(ie)TheStrokes/Options/AlbumArt/Options/Change/ Select Image/Yes(for all songs in the Album)


Mp3 Ringtones and Message tones editing
If you want to make music clips from MP3's the best freeware program is



I have created a Tutorial on making Mp3 Music Ringtones/ Message tones here.

You can download it from the PCSOS freeware page link at the top of this blog. It's a brilliant tool to cut up any music or sound clip, so u can make a ringtone of text message sound.
screenshot:










What's your message tone? we've all got our favourites. Ive found some cool websites with free sounds everything from StarWars, Homer Simpson to alligator grumbles.

Movie Wav Simpson Crazy FindSounds Amazing Sounds

SimplytheBest Ultrasonic Ringtones RetroJunk

You can save most of the MP3 files directly to your PC or Use Rightmouse and select "Save Link As" then save to your desktop. You can use the "Super" freeware program (in section 13. on MP4) to convert .wav files into MP3's.



7.
Google earth and GPS
Well
I have created 3 tutorials here on:

1) GPS activation on N95
2) Nokia Maps installation and use on N95
3) Mobile GMaps using internal GPS and GoogleMaps

In the detailed tutorials i have found Workarounds for Nokia Maploader v.1.1 XP/Vista errors, Google Images restrictions on MgMaps, and details on how to use the free Nokia Maps.




8. Phone Recommended Settings
Well this may seem obvious, but there a few useful adjustments that i think are worth making to enhance your N95.
a)Turn up your screen brightness to max. It does use more battery but for such a short time that you won't notice. to change settings Go to 'Tools | Settings | General | Personalisation | Display. Adjust to highest setting
b)Turn off Active Standby. I prefer a clean screen so its usually the first thing to go. Tools | Settings | General | standby Mode | Active standby and select Off
c)Turn off the Background video that plays when you use the Media applications, press the multi media key once and select options / background images / and select graphics and select theme


9. Multimedia messages
It is very simple to sort of your Picture messages on your Nokia phone, If you are getting a text message asking you to go to your operator Wap address and view a picture message then you are not set up to receive mms. All you need to do is go to the Nokia website on a PC and activate your phone . They will send you settings via text message which you save. Once you have saved the settings you MUST send one picture message first to activate the system.
Select Step1 Get standard settings from the link
http://www.nokia.co.uk/


10. Using WLAN Wireless connection for the Internet
It is quite simple to use the WLAN wireless connection on your phone. Obviously you will need a wireless router and know any password set. On your phone select Menu, then select your browser Web 'n' Walk (T-mobile) or Opera which ever you have. A message "Connection to server needed, connect?" appears select yes and you should see a list of Access points. Top of the List you should see "Search for WLAN" press yes a list of available networks will appear with a signal strength indicator on the right, select your choice and it will ask you for your password if needed. That's it !
If you don't have the choice of Access points and you connect immediately to WAP then you just need to change it by selecting Options/Settings/General/Access point and select Always ask.
Using the WLAN is faster than WAP and of course free.
NOTE ; Make sure you have turned off your Browser when using WAP connection as you maybe charged extra (depending on your contract) check to see if it is still running by holding down key. If it is then select/open it and under options select exit!


11. Battery Life!
Well by now I'm sure u realise that the battery life on the N95 is pretty poor, Its fine if you only send the occasional text but as a multimedia device! Well its a joke!
There is no way around it find your old N70, N80 chargers and leave one at home,at work, in the car etc
First off don't waste your time buying a slightly larger battery which are available on the Internet,
The N95 comes with a standard BL-5F Li-Ion battery with 950mAh other non Nokia batteries have 1000mAh but this increase in size is so small u will never notice it and more importantly these batteries are mostly Li-Poly and have had problems in the past with exploding!

There are a few good basic tips however to get the best from your battery, Most are common sense but its worth checking you've done them,

1. The best power save is by turning of 3G network searching (based on U.K reception) To do this Tools / Settings / Phone / Network / Network mode, Set to "GSM" not Dual

2. Packet data connection set this to "when needed"Connection" To do this Tools / Settings / Connection / Packet data, Set Packet data connection to "When needed"

3. Wlan scanning, make sure your Wlan scanning is turned off, To do this Tools / Settings / Connection / Wireless Lan / Show WLAN availability , set to "Never", dont worry you can still connect to wireless routers at home, it will do it automatically when you select "web and walk" for example.
If you use Wlan a lot the its a good idea to turn down the Wlan transmit power to 10mW To do this Tools / Settings / connection / Wireless Lan / Options(top left key) / Advanced settings (Ignore the warning select yes) scroll down to TX power level and select 10mW

4. Animated Screensavers, i don't see much point in having them running when your not there anyway, and u can save a bit of battery just selecting Date and time, To do this Tools / Settings / general / Personalisation / Themes / Power saver and select "Date and Time"

5. Reduce screen display times, To do this Tools / Settings / General / Personalisation / Display / Power saver time set to 1 minute (minimum)
Reduce Light time out To do this Tools / Settings / General / Personalisation / Display / light time out, Set to your preference.

6. Turn bluetooth off , Its really easy to turn bluetooth On and Off, just use the preset voice command, just hold down top right key and say "bluetooth" when prompted repeat to turn off, to search for devices you will need to locate the application from the Menu

7. Don't leave applications running by accident, check by holding down Menu key, select the unwanted app. then from the options select exit.

8. Don't leave the camera on unless you are using it, obvious but its better to open /close than leave open.

Thanks to keffa for some good info on battery life.


12.
Games, The Best freeware games?
I must admit i don't play games on my N95 that much, i really don't get the time, and i prefer to play on PC when i do play games. I have listed Freeware games which now includes Space Invaders (like), Free flight, Global Race, Chess, Sudoku, Tetris, Same Game, Quake and The Journey.
























































S-Tris 2
Well its Tetris, It got a good options features, You'll need them to stop the awful music. All in all simple fun
Download the S-Tris 2 v1.40 S60 v3 (Symbian 9.1) 240x320 QVGA portrait here










Quake
PC game which is possible to use on N95 but you need follow difficult install directions. If you can get this one to work, i'll be impressed.
Instructions
Simply Symbian










RealReplay
This freeware game allows you to create your own race
track (by using gps) and race people who are not there? visit there website here all will be revealed.









The Journey S60 3rd Edition
A Virtual Game for N95. Follow the Clues, to solve a Mystery detective style story, you have to actually move around yourself to activate the game??
Download from Official Site here







13. MP4 Video Clips For N95
Converting and
transferring Video Clips to your N95 is pretty easy.
1) The first thing you need is a Video clip, this can be an avi, mpeg, wma, vob etc. you may want to edit a dvd to smaller clips but for this you will need to use a dvd ripper, i haven't found any good freeware extractors, i did used Ahead dvd ripper in the past but its not free.
2) Now you need to convert it to MP4 so the N95 can play it. i have found a good freeware program for this though i did have problems in the past with 3gpp clips having problems of lip-sink but it's much better when converting to MP4. The program is
Super



It has detailed settings which you can adjust, my preferred settings are shown below:

Nokia do also have there own video converter called Nokia Video Manager . I haven't tried it, but its basically the same.
3) Now you just need to transfer to your phone , The Nokia PC Suite is pretty good for this, I use the 'File manager' and just 'drag and drop' the MP4 file into my Videos section in my External memory card, as below,



That's IT!, Find the clip in your gallery and enjoy, dont forget you can view clips in full screen by pushing the slider down.





14. Camera Tweaks
Turn Off the Camera Capture tone, Well if you dont want people to know you're taking a picture of them or you just don't like extra noises, there are two simple ways to remove the sound the camera makes when taking a picture.
1. In your Profiles Menu/ Profiles/ General/ Personalise/ Warning tones/ set to OFF. The obvious drawback is that you will no longer receive warning tones like Low battery alerts.
2. The other way is to select the Silent profile or create a profile called "Secret Camera" etc. and adjust the Warning tone to OFF.

The camera has 4 basic capture sounds which are changed by activating the camera and selecting Options/ Settings/ camera tone. There is a program available to turn off camera tones but for me it easier to turn off the Warning tones.
It is possible to change the camera tones but it is a complicated procedure requiring additional software.

To stop the Automatic flash : Activate Camera, scroll down the side icons to Flash mode and select off, the automatic setting is useful but often unwanted in lower light levels.
There was a bug in the earlier firmware version 10.0.0.018 that set the picture sharpness to HARD. To check your setting is Normal:
Activate Camera, scroll down the side icons to Sharpness and select Normal.


15. Nokia N95 codes
Here is a short list of useful codes. They are very simple to use, just type in the code and the details will show on your screen.
*#0000# To view Firmware version.

*#06# (*#0M#) To view Serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).

*#2820# (*#BTA0#) To view Bluetooth device address.

*#62209526# (*#MAC0WLAN) To view the MAC address of the WLAN adapter. This is maybe necessary for wlan encrypted setup.

*#92702689# (*#WAR0ANTY#) To view the life timer information. This is the total time of phone calls in minutes.

Warning : All old data will be lost when hard reset is used. Ive not tested tthe codes below take no responsibility for any problems arrising from using them.

Soft reset (*#7780#) : Restores ini files from rom but preserves user data (photos, 3rd party apps etc).The phone will ask you a confirmation, enter a security code (12345 by default)

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. The phone will ask you a confirmation and enter a security code (12345 by default)

There is another key combination which is used to hard reset the phone (similar to #*7370#). It is useful in some cases, for example when the phone cannot reboot. The trick is by switching off the phone then press and hold Call key (Green key) + * key + 3 key + power button for a couple of seconds.




16. Barcode Reader
The N95 come with a free application called "Barcode" (located in Applications). It reads using the camera QR codes (Quick Response) a matrix type code created in Japan in 1994 . You can create text messages, URL's, phone numbers even SMS messages and send them to friends or anyone who can read them. Webpage addresses can even link directly to the website.
Online QR code Generator here , and more info here




17. Video calling, Video centre, & Life Blog Tutorials
Here are Tutorials on :
Video Calling Setup
Using the Video Centre
LifeBlog Setup

All the tutorials are provided by 'KnowyourMobile'

67 comments:

sjc said...

You are right Power Call 1.50 doesnt work on N95 even with latest firmware. It was a mistake of mine, i have removed it. Its down to Wireless labs to bring out a compatible version upgrading your firmware wont help.

mana-pwig said...

can you un-lock your nokia n95 so it will work with any network? and is it possible to connect your phone with a wireless network like your home wireless internet and surf as good as usual on your laptop or p.c?????????

Per said...

Hi, I have a question about tip #1, I have tried it, and can't get it to work as intended.
In the message window i write:
*0# MESSAGE TEXT
But on the reciever phone *0# shows in the message, and i dont, on the sender phone, get a delivery repport?
So the question is just if it have something to do with firmware or is there something else i can do to make it work?
BTW some nice tips you have found, and keep em coming :)

Gautham said...
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sjc said...

To answer Mana-pwig, I haven't tried unlocking my N95 and havent read much about it, sorry no real help , but Wireless network is available on the N95 and N80. I have added a short section in the blog above to explain.

Krishna said...

Hi do u have any freeware for address book to show the pictures bigger?

Egbert said...

Can you update this blog via Nokia Liveblog 2.5? I tried to log in my Blogger account via Liveblog on my pc, but doesn't work. Do you have the same problems or mayby a solution?

Lee Nagle said...

great blog, thanks for taking your time to do this!! very helpful!

I clicked a few ads for you in appreciation

Lee

Paul Storer said...

I have just taken delivery of my N95 and (apart from the battery life which I knew about before I ordered it) the only problem I have found is with my cars bluetooth hands free. Both my wifes Sony Ericsson 660 and my old blackberry 870o transferred the address book to the handsfree but I can't seem to do this with the N95. Any idea?

diLin said...

The N95 has lots to pimp it, from the 5 megapixel do-it-all camera and VGA video capture at 30fps to the built-in GPS, stereo speakers(with custom options) and standard 3.5mm audio out. There's also the very latest Symbian OS , with dedicated multimedia functionality thrown in by the bucketload( and a mugload of updates each month).

A main thing every computer owner needs is a system task manager, fortunately there's one built in for the n95 multimedia computer but you can get more options with Fexplorer or any one of the other applications available in the web.

regards,
dilin anand http://s603rd.blogspot.com

Parmar said...

I have tried several times to change or remove my operator logo/text but have not yet succeeded. I have followed instructions as exactly as given but with no luck. Is it still possible to change the text/logo? I have a sim-free N95 currently on the O2 network. The operator text shows as "O2 - UK". My firmware is v12.0.013. Any help would be appreciated!

Also, some nice tips here, thanks!

sjc said...

Re:parmar
It does work everytime, i have tried it, if you email me at n95questions@yahoo.co.uk
i will email you back with exactly what to do.
Have you set up multimedia messages because it will send a blank logo to your phone, i assume you have.
sjc

Anonymous said...

Hi,

New phone code (maybe it help) - 0548979 - Vodafone Romania (v12 available)

How can I up-grade to v20 ? Phone is locked into Vodafone network

sjc said...

Re: N95 Phone codes
The link below has many codes hopefully one will suite you.
Nokia Product codes
This page is my original blog page and is out of date. To go to the updated pages just click on the page title. There are details on how to debrand your phone to get V.20 firmware on the latest pages.

sjc said...

Please do not spam the comments section, I will delete the comments.

Anonymous said...

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GRACIAS.............................

Anonymous said...

i hav redone all the softwares due to hanging up of the n95, but after it is done there is no option of Arabic and Urdu option in the text,....how it can b mended?

Ninad said...

Does the n95 (standard) have a motion/orientation sensor like the new 8 gb version? If not, how does it arrange photos in portrait or landscape depending on how it is held while taking the pic? If it does have one, can i use it for other purposes?

sjc said...

RE Ninad: Yes the N95 classic does have an accelerometer, which is how it can tell which way up you are holding the camera when you take a photo.
Developers have used this feature to create games and programs like RotateMe and RockNScroll.
This page is an old post go to
N95 Best Tips & Tricks to find applications you can download that use this feature.

Anonymous said...

Great website. Very helpful.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded RocknScroll from Mosh and signed it using Open Signed and your tutorial. I installed it on my n95 but when i try to launch it the applications screen just refreshes! This is the same with Nokia Conversation. However all other applications i downloaded (signed and unsigned) work fine.
Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I had a similar problem with RockNScroll but i needed to turn off RotateMe as they can't work together, or any other accelerometer apps.

Anonymous said...

HI,
I am unable to access the IMEI NO using the *#06# code after the latest firmwar for n95 8GB.Any suggestions
Thanks

sjc said...

Re N95 8GB IMEI number: If you just want to know your IMEI number it should be under your battery.
Other people have had this problem and found some conflict with a background programs. I would suggest turn off your phone, restart but dont start any additional programs, make sure nothing is running in the background like timebar, s60ticker.
something is causing a conflict with the keys.

Anonymous said...

why nt introduce invisible shield to your blog? i am using it and it's great!

the details can be found at invisibleshield.com

Fahad said...

Is there anyway to modify the MAC address on the N95?

sjc said...

Re MAC address:
I would expect that it is possible because its possible on a PC.
But i cannot find any info that anybody has been able to do it.
sorry :)

Chris said...

I just got a new contract with an n95, I just wondered (after spending £2 on online charges) if I delete the o2 access points; ie. o2 Postpay wap & o2 mobile web.. Will it never try to connect to these again? Im a cheapskate and only use the wi-fi connection :P

Thanks!!

sjc said...

Re Deleting O2 Access points: well you could try deleting the O2 access points or you may find it easier to change the settings to use WLAN as the default access point. The Web application has options under the "Settings" to choose WLAN.

Anonymous said...

I've dont both! lol. Thanks for your help and great site sjc.

Keep it up!!!

kodeninja said...

Is it possible to reveal the WEP key (using secure Wi-Fi connection) which is stored in the N95? Also, where are the Wi-Fi settings like DHCP IP, DNS in use etc stored?

Thanks.

sjc said...

Re WiFi settings on N95: IfInfo is a freeware application by Yohanes that allows you to see internet info like I.P Address, DNS, Gateway etc.
I have featured this application on my latest post
N95 Best Tips & Tricks

Anonymous said...

Just havign some problems getting mp3s onto my n95-4. I have tried draging and dropping straight onto the memory card, and also tried using nokia music manager to load it on. No matter what the player says"unable to play selection. Operation cancelled". Do i need to convert the files to something other than mp3? Thanks

sjc said...

Re Mp3 music files:
You should be able to drag MP3's into a folder on your memory card, i never use the nokia music manager, i always just move the over from the phone browser.
So there maybe something wrong with the files, i would re-encode the mp3 tracks just incase there is something odd about them. you can use Super
if you dont already have a converter.

Anonymous said...

quick question.. Has anyone made any 'fun' voice packs for the maps? -Or are there more available in maps 2? Im fed up of the English UK woman barking at me!!!!! :P

Thanks sjc

Anonymous said...

it will play my mp3s as a ringtone, but it wont play it in the music player application???
any ideas
thanks

sjc said...

Re MP3 Not playing: Its hard to say exactly why they are not working but i would check the Mp3 info (properties)from a PC and also recode the files with SUPER or ImTOO (trial version)

Anonymous said...

Using the free ring tone link provided by the blogger to get rid of the network operators logo does NOT work. When you visit the website and enter your number and press continue, all you ever get is another webpage loading asking you to sign up to endless offers. Rather annoying that the blogger fails to mention this at all.

sjc said...

Re operator logo website: The Freeringtones website does work, you need to enable cookies, and you may find that near the end of the process a pop-up window telling you that a received an error, but this is from an advertising website (if you have blocked ads), and the main website should appear in the previous Tab or Window.
I have checked it and it is working correctly.

Anonymous said...

You are right. The logo remover does work. I was using Firefox which kept loading a new tap asking me to sign up to offers. I tried the website using Explorer and it worked a treat.

tim said...

Best n95 website EVAAAAAAGHHRRRR!!!

cnsmedia_emily said...

where can i get a decent sized memory card for my N95?
i was given it from a friend but he kept his memory card.
guh!

and also, I've been trying to unlock it to use my O2 sim card in it, from vodaphone.
are vodaphone the only people who can unlock it for me?
they charge like £20.
ergg.

sjc said...

Re Emily memory Card: First thing this is a really old page and i only keep if because of the links it has, so if you want My latest Post Go to N95 Best Tips&Tricks
I have recently mentioned that you can now get a 16GB memory card from Sandisk. If you buy a cheap card from ebay etc you will probably find slower read/write speeds, so personally i would buy a good brand like Sandisk Amazon 8GB MobyMemory16GB
I haven't done any info on Unlocking phones, but most places charge, sorry i cant help you on that one
all the best, nice blog too :)

sjc said...

FOR CIKNETO Re AlertMe: We can sort this out :)i can fix anything mostly by banging, it often helps :)
I had problems initially too but not with the versions i uploaded.
THe MegapyPack NEEDS to be SIGNED by symbiansigned, Before you install the MegapyPack remove RDAccelerometer if you have previously installed it or any previous mega pypack.
and the alertme needs to be signed too.
Hope that helps

Anonymous said...

I am having a problem with my Nokia N95-4: Model: N95 (A6.02), Type: RM-421, Software version: 1.2.001 IMEI: 352946020771596,
I just purchased month ago and version was V 1.2.001 was installed,

I just installed NEW Software version: 20.2.005 with Nseries software
ater that i lost Urdu & Arabic fonts, I am also sending you the most recent My device & PC info so please help me. (NOTE: it was working fine it happen after the update,)

please reply me soon
Thanks in Advance

Saleem Loyasaleemloya@yahoo.com

sjc said...

Re N95-4: I will contact you via email.

Alex M. Van Houten said...

Hi i´m from mexico city i just purchased a N95 silver case ans it cames with firmware v 20.2.011 I´ve been tried tounlock the sim the default company was Telefonica Movistar but i couldn´t find the unlock code to swap it to telecel company i don´t want to use the sims overrider..and also i need to upgrade the firmware version...even i download the software updater from nokia website i couldn´t I´ll be glad if someone can help me with these issues..also i will contact youy by mail...thanks in advanced..!!!

sjc said...

Re Alex Unlocking: There is a useful guide to Unlocking your phone MobileUnlocking.
If you want codes for N95 Debranding
allaboutsymbian.
Feel free to email me if you need more info.
All the best SJC

Blufmasta said...

hi. does anybody know to find the nokia n95-1 rm159 msl code.

any help will be appreciated

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me how to get themes to move on the screen when you aply them is there software you need for it it is for the nokia n95

charlie said...

i have a problem with my nokia n95 sreen. its gone blank and doesnt start. appreciate if you could tell me what to do

sjc said...

Re Charlie Blank screen: When this problem happened to me i tried a lot of things, but in the end it was a faulty screen (ribbon issue) It would restart but flashed and went upside down. The simplest thing to do is take it to a Nokia repair centre as it is likely to be a hardware problem.
All the best sjc

Jen said...

Quick tip for all vodafone customers who want thier phone unlocked. they will do it for free if you have a contract phone (which is what i did so i can use local sims when travelling abroad) or if you have been a PAYG cust for 12 months or more. just give them a call and they will send you an email with the unlock code for your phone. i found this info on http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/unlock-mobile-phone which also has some other handy hints at unlocking phones on all networks.

great site for n95 users, thanks.

MizBeLL said...

URGENT!
i need a quick help here..
i've tried to get rid of the themes from my n95 8gb by deleting the files in the private folder and it works..but now i cant install other themes..i can open the themes file & installed it as usual but i cant find the themes on the themes menu..plz give me solution here..
do i have to reformat by using the *#7370# key or using the * + 3 + green key method..?

sjc said...

Re MizBell: Removing applications is usually done from the Application Manager shown as App.Mgr. in your phones menu. The N95 8GB is slightly different to the N95 so the tweak i used in section23 part3 does not exactly work (as there is no memory card)
If you want to do a reset i would do a Soft reset first as that may fix the problem but a hard reset is best (*#7370#)
Hope that helps
Soft reset (*#7780#) : Restores ini files from rom but preserves user data (photos, 3rd party apps etc).The phone will ask you a confirmation, enter a security code (12345 by default)

Anonymous said...

guys any idea where 2 download road rash on nokia 95

Ranjith said...

Hi, I would like to copy a movie to my Nokia N95. But it is going to my phone memory and which cnt be saved. How can i save to movie to my memory card

sjc said...

Re Ranjith: You Should get an option to save to your Memory Card. I does depend on which type of connection you are using.
If you are connecting to a PC via USB cable then you should be able to "Drag and Drop" the Video into the Memory Card section found in "MY Computer" etc.
You could even take out your memory card and insert it into a PC directly(adapter needed)
I hope this help
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saki said...

hey all bosses, help me frnd.
My phone is nokia n95 8gb. Now i face a great problem. I cant activate my bluetooth. *#2820# shows no bluetooth device address. Then i perform *#7370# and *#7780#. But same result. No bluetooth device address. What i should do now to start my bluetooth from my mobile. Help me. Thanks

sjc said...

Re Saki: This maybe a hardware problem, so it would be easier to take it to a Nokia repair center.
But it you want to check a few things go to Menu/tools/settings/connection/bluetooth/ and check "My Phone's visibility" is set to "Shown to all". You could try turning the bluetooth function ON and OFF.If this section doesn't exist then i would take it to a repair center.
I hope this helps

Anthonsey said...

Is there anyway to modify the MAC address on the N95?

sjc said...

Re Anthonsey Mac address:
Honestly i really don't know if its possible to change mac address on N95. I had a quick google but nothing obvious.
All the best

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