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    Changing Branding on a N97

    Hi hope someone can help me and maybe point me in the right place , I have a Nokia N97 that is Vodafone Branded and i want to change it to 3 branding and firmware , Can this be done , If so how? Any help would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by capi2649 View Post
    Hi hope someone can help me and maybe point me in the right place , I have a Nokia N97 that is Vodafone Branded and i want to change it to 3 branding and firmware , Can this be done , If so how? Any help would be appreciated!
    Why would you need/want to do that?

    If you're going to change your product code, at least do it to a EURO code (or your country unbranded code).

    There is no advantage to branded product codes.

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    Maybe he wants Skype?

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    please read this carefully,
    Change product code on Nokia 5800 / Debrand Nokia 5800 ExpressMusic
    mention that it is possible your waranty will void when you do this,
    Region codes for the nokia N97 you can find in a topic at the top of this categorie.

    When you screw up you can use this to reset
    How to: Hard reset your Nokia N97 My Nokia Blog
    I needed that one time.
    I don't know what will be reset because my firmware was still the same and my code to. but my phone started again. all my data was lost but I had a backup.

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    Hi If you thinking of using skype this way it will not work over 3G network. Only way you can get skype with current version Skype client only support Three's network 3G and GPRS. Also once you debranded to Euro you can add skype client by going to three website and sending the link to your phone but then you can use WIFI to connect. But to use mobile network then SKYPE only allows Three in UK and other places Three's parent company network.

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    Hi yes its so i can get skpe and live messenger , thats why i wanted to put it on three , Will these work if i simply debrand it?

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    To get get Skype got the following link and put your mobile link(it works in UK not sure if this link for other countries) . You may have to use your Wifi connection to when connecting to Skype. For this part there is no need to debrand. I don't think anyone should debrand and go for another Brand. If you Debrand then go for a Nokia Standard Brand Like Euro1 etc. Also make sure if you which model you currently have 505, 507 etc.

    3 - Pay As You Go - SIM Only - Free stuff - Skype - Get Skype On your mobile

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    You don't need to derand to get Skype. Got Three web site and try and download you may have to use Wifi connection to download. But you can't use 3G only Wifi only Network the Skype client allows is Three(orHutchison 3G)

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    Approved your post kuru, sorry for the delay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuru View Post
    To get get Skype got the following link and put your mobile link(it works in UK not sure if this link for other countries) . You may have to use your Wifi connection to when connecting to Skype. For this part there is no need to debrand. I don't think anyone should debrand and go for another Brand. If you Debrand then go for a Nokia Standard Brand Like Euro1 etc. Also make sure if you which model you currently have 505, 507 etc.

    3 - Pay As You Go - SIM Only - Free stuff - Skype - Get Skype On your mobile
    Used Wifi, didn't work, asked for 3's mobile number...
    If anyone managed to get it, could they upload the .sis/sisx instead?

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    You can try this link
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/b2e2wt...40_Signed.sisx
    or
    Skype Lite ? for Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson phones

    Version 2 only for Three network I think skype version may work with others it has settings to work as http or sockts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomrush View Post
    Used Wifi, didn't work, asked for 3's mobile number...
    If anyone managed to get it, could they upload the .sis/sisx instead?
    I suggested that the OP might want skype in the first place because I managed to download it somehow, but, when I tried to run it, it immediately told me I wasn't on the 3 network and shut down. I uninstalled it.

    Please don't ask me to go back and try to figure out how I managed to download it.
    Last edited by me3; 10-27-2009 at 05:20 PM.

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    Even if it did work the 3 system involves ringing out to a mobile number so there would still be charges. Just happens that 3 don't charge to call the mobile number and hence why its free.

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    JsT, I am sure you are talking about SKYPE To Go Feature where you can register and call a mobile number to talk to other skype contacts. The version N97 comes with on Three branded phones and the version you down load from skype for Nokia Phones are both works over WiFi and GSM/3G/GPRS but version 1.2.x(Skpe web site) 2.x(Three website) If any one still need this files please tell me where to upload.

    I use all the time skype on my N97 but I am on Three network with Debranded(only since my N95 days I wanted to get latest firmwares that is the only way to do it)

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