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    This site, the contributors to this site and all associated with it, accept no responsibility whatsoever, in any way, shape or form, for anything untoward that may be caused by following the instructions contained herein. The information given is provided as a service to those who choose to use it, you are considered to be entirely responsible for your own actions and by using this site you are deemed to have read and agreed to the foregoing.

    N.B. The following 'How To's have all been tested and proved to work as described.

    Nokia N95 Tips Menu:
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    How To: Remove & Refit N95 Rear Casing
    2. How To: Fix the Wobble On An N95 Slider
    3. How To: Fit A Replacement Case To An N95
    4. How To: Replace the N95 LCD Screen
    5. How To: Install Maps and Run GPS on the N95
    6. How To: Use N95 codes + Shortcuts & Tips
    7. How To: Delete Themes that Aren't in the App Manager
    8. How To: Re-Install A Theme Manually Deleted Or Disappeared
    9. How To: Install VoipCheap
    10. How To: Install Maps Despite The Error Message
    11. How To: Upgrade Firmware and/or De-brand on your N95
    12. How To: Install and Set Up SymSMB v2.0
    13. How To: Make a Start On Using Carbide Theme Creator
    14. How To: Caller ID not working on the N95
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    How To: Remove & Refit N95 Rear Casing

    To Remove The N95 Back Cover and Refit It Neatly

    Tools Needed: Unbitten fingernails.

    Remove the battery and leave off the battery cover. Starting on the side of the N95 that has the camera control buttons, unclip the back cover by running your fingernail along the edge and pulling the cover slightly away from the body of the phone, to break the connection of the three small adhesive pads on each side. When that side of the cover comes free and is partly removed, leave it part-way off...



    ...repeat the same seal-breaking action on the opposite side of the phone, the back cover will then easily slip off.

    Don't touch the adhesive pads, one of the pads can be seen in the top left-hand corner of the casing, inside the edges of the back cover, as when refitting it in reverse order of the above, you need to finally press firmly over the location of the pads (top, bottom & centre on each side), to help re-secure it, otherwise you may find that the casing creaks in use.



    N.B. When refitting, try and lift the back cover onto each side of the phone, starting from the jack-socket side this time, so that it contacts cleanly, rather than just pushing down on it to engage the clips. Simply pushing it back on is liable to crease or even dislodge the adhesive pads.

    Pics by kind permission of Spyda
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    How To: Fix the Wobble On An N95 Slider

    To Stiffen-Up The Loose Slider On An N95-1-2-3 etc!

    N.B. This applies To The Basic Slider Mechanism Of All The N95 Series.
    (Extra information on applying this to an N95-2 version is available in this thread by Micky)

    Tools needed:
    Torx 0.5 driver.
    Adhesive tape... (I find double-sided very thin tape is a lot easier to cut a fine strip from and manoeuvre into place if the paper backing-strip is left on. N.B. it also needs to remain on when fitted.)

    Basically this modification consists of compressing the nylon grooved slider-rail by a fraction, which is all that's needed in even the loosest slider.

    The nylon moulding with the groove that locates the sliding rail of the top screen is held in place by a metal bracket on each side of the phone. The following instructions detail how to access this bracket, remove it, modify it and replace it.

    Firstly you need to remove the back casing of the N95... Instructions on how to do this and also refit it without damage are HERE

    Now that you have the casing removed, looking at the right-hand side of the phone as viewed from the front, you'll see a black metal bracket about 2" long, running along the side, just underneath the top sliding section and parallel to it. You'll notice that it's secured by three Torx screws, this plate clamps down on the nylon track moulding and holds it in place.



    As a rule, for some reason, only the right-hand side of the N95 slider seems to be the cause of it being loose, so you only need remove this one bracket. After the metal bracket is removed, don't disturb the phone as the top part may come out of the nylon track which although it's easy to refit, is something to be careful of, as it's attached by a flexible-circuit to the lower part of the N95.

    All you need to concentrate on at this stage is the metal bracket itself. It has an L-shaped cross-section, designed so that the top part when fitted, overlaps the nylon slide-moulding, pressing down on it and holding it in place. You'll see that by applying a thin layer of tape to the underside of the top section (or ledge) of the bracket, we can compress the nylon slide-moulding by a fraction as we clamp it down.



    Applying the tape to the underside of the top ledge of the bracket is a rather fiddly task, place a very narrow strip of tape, ensuring it fits along the ledge of the clamp without covering any holes and that it doesn't lap over into the right-angle of the clamp. (I actually use thin double-sided self-adhesive tape, leaving the protective paper cover on one side of it... This is much easier to cut and manipulate than normal Sellotape or similar)... Masking tape has also been found to be suitable.



    Refitting the now-padded metal clamp forces the nylon bearing-groove to compress and narrow very slightly as the clamp is tightened. So far, this method has worked on 4 N95's, two of which needed a second layer of tape to stiffen the slide action sufficiently.

    Two Tips!

    1. Use a magnetised Torx driver, the screws are extremely small!

    2. When refitting the metal clamp, first hold it loosely in place and locate the screws in the first part of the threads, then jiggle the clamp into its location on the nylon runner... THEN tighten the screws evenly and firmly.

    Refit the back cover carefully and you will have a firm slider-action which, if it at first seems to be extremely stiff to operate, will loosen-up very slightly with use.

    My own N95-1 (pictured above) was modified in July '07 and has remained with a firm slider-action since then...
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    How To: Fit A Replacement Case To An N95

    To Fit A New Casing To The N95

    N.B. These instructions refer to a specific casing-kit, bought from HERE

    !! I can no longer recommend this item !! The black coating of the face-plate is so poorly applied that it can easily be scratched off by a fingernail.

    However, as the geneal procedure is the same for any replacement casing, the following instructions are still pertinent to the process.

    N.B. The text in blue italics refers to procedures using items that may not be included in the particular parts-set that you are using.

    Tools needed:
    Torx-5 driver.
    Opening-tool or strong, narrow plastic edge... Credit-card or similar.





    Starting with the front plate first of all...

    1. Remove the four screws from the back of the slider, ensuring that the Torx-5 driver you use is a good fit and not worn in any way as the screw heads are easily damaged. You may find that it takes considerable force to unscrew them as they have threadlock applied to them when factory-fitted. Take care that you support the phone by the frame edge and that you don't put pressure on the LCD when undoing them!

    2. Using the plastic unclipping tool, slide it gently down each side of the frame to disengage the two clips in the centre of each side, it doesn't need excessive force to do this if you position the unclipping tool correctly, take care not to bend the clips! Lift off the frame assembly.

    3. You now need to remove items from the OEM frame that you've just taken off and refit them to the replacement frame. I found that if this was done in a room at a comfortable temperature and the phone had time to reach that temperature, I was able to release the two components that were held in place by adhesive pads without disturbing the pads, so that the OEM frame could easily be re-used if needed.

    4. First remove the most delicate item, the loudspeaker, from the centre top of the casing. Note that there are two tiny spring-contacts top and bottom centre of the speaker, take great care not to damage or distort these. Prising gently from alternate sides top and bottom of the speaker should release it from the adhesive pad that holds it in place without damaging either the speaker or the pad... gently does it! Whilst doing this, I managed to drop the speaker onto the work-surface, so I was unable to be sure that I refitted it the right way around. I doubt that it matters actually but I'd advise you to keep it on one side in such a way that you can refit it with the same orientation. (I may just have been lucky to get it right!)

    5. The next item to remove is the plastic housing incorporating the lens for the front-facing camera. Again, gently prising it free should hopefully leave the adhesive pad underneath intact for future use (note that it's located by two small pins, moulded into the frame on each side, so prise it up vertically, don't try and lever it out from just one side!). When it's removed you'll see, to the right of where it's been, a small transparent strip (the window for the light-level-sensor), that is still held by the adhesive. You can leave this in place as the kit includes a new one.

    6. Turning to the new frame... Now for a rather fiddly bit! You will see in the kit, a small adhesive pad, with the centre marked to push out. Leaving the protective paper on it for now, remove the centre piece of the pad... And keep it on one side! When you've done that, Place the pad with the centre portion now removed & paper still on both sides, over the camera-location hole in the top frame. Being absolutely sure that you have it correctly orientated so that it will fit when applied and that the slots cut in it for the pins are in register. NOW you can remove the bottom part of the protective paper and position it, pressing down on the top paper surface to secure it in place. You can now remove the top paper cover, I found the best way to do this was by using a craft-knife or similar, scraping away carefully at the paper, just slightly in from one corner, until it lifted enough to peel it off. Trying to separate it by attempting to peel it back from an edge was a hopeless task!

    7. Take the tiny strip of transparent plastic-moulding and place it in the new frame so that the lens part fits into the light-sensor opening, then take the plastic front-camera housing piece that you removed from the original frame and position it over the adhessive pad, ensuring that it slots over the two locating pins... and press down firmly.

    8. And now for an even more fiddly bit! The speaker needs to be refitted but as you'll see, there's no adhesive pad supplied to hold it in place. Quite apart from the slight cushioning effect of a pad, it needs to be held in the frame when the frame is refitted, because both the keypad and the LCD are not secured to the base part of the phone and therefore the base needs to be level when refitting the frame by dropping the frame onto the base section. So... If you look at the back cover that came in the kit, you'll see that the chromed speaker grills are already installed in the case, obsuring the slots that the actual outer speaker grills fit into... The ones in the back cover are lightly held in place by adhesive and can be easily removed. Once removed, the adhesive coating on them can be scraped off by a craft-knife and as you do this, it will roll up into a small, sticky tube-shape. You need only two of these tiny sticky blobs, enough to put one top and bottom of where the speaker sticky-pad should be. This is enough to hold the speaker when the frame is inverted to fit it. It also appears to act as sufficient cushioning in place of the proper pad, as I've experienced no problems with the speaker, it still sounds as good as before.
    N.B. Instead of scraping adhesive off the fake speaker-grill mouldings and collecting a couple of sticky blobs for the speaker-housing, you may prefer instead to cut strips to suit from the pad centre-section that you removed earlier... You did save it one side as instructed, didn't you?

    9. With the Camera-housing, the light-sensor window and the speaker secured, you can replace the frame. Position it carefully as the camera-housing needs to locate over the board-mounted camera and the two tiny spring-contacts on the speaker need to line up with pads on the circuit-board. Then press firmly on the centre of the frame-plate on each side to engage the clips and refit the screws to the back-plate. Tighten these untill they are firm and recessed below the plate surface slightly. Take care not to overtighten them though... Remember that they shouldn't be as tight as they appeared to be when you first removed them... That effect was caused by the threadlock 'glue' on them.

    10. Now you can fit the back casing ... Instructions on how to remove it and refit it without damage are HERE.
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    How To: Replace the N95 LCD Screen

    To Replace The LCD Screen

    Tools needed:
    Torx 5+ driver but you can use a standard Torx 5... with care!
    Opening-tool or strong, narrow plastic edge... Credit-card or similar.

    N.B. Replacement of the broken LCD cost one member only 35GBP at a Nokia Service Centre, so it may be as well to explore that option first of all if possible, as it's slightly cheaper than the DIY solution.

    Should you decide to Do It Yourself, the following links and information may help:

    EDIT: Please note that according to Nokiaparts (a member & parts-supplier), he states in this thread, that... "Firmware 12.0.013 or later should be used with screen of part number 4850074 , previous firmware models should be using screen of part number 4850998... The part number should be printed on the back of the LCD."

    One recommended source of supply for the LCD is here.

    The N95 Workshop Manual is available here.

    This illustrated Walk-Thru, courtesy of Spyda, is an excellent guide to disassembling and refitting the screen.

    These are additional guidelines that may help:

    1. When removing the four screws from the back of the slider, make sure that the Torx-driver you use is a good fit and not worn in any way as the screw heads are easily damaged. You may find that it takes considerable force to unscrew them as they have threadlock applied when factory-fitted.

    2. Using a plastic unclipping tool, or a stiff narrow plastic edge, such as a credit-card, slide it gently down each side of the frame to disengage the two clips in the centre of each side, it doesn't need excessive force to do this if you position it correctly, take care not to bend the clips! Lift off the frame assembly.

    3. When replacing the frame, position it carefully as the camera-housing needs to locate over the board-mounted camera and the two tiny spring-contacts on the speaker need to line up with pads on the circuit-board. Then press firmly on the centre of the frame-plate on each side to engage the clips and refit the screws to the back-plate. Take care that you support the phone by the frame edge so that you don't put pressure on the new LCD when refitting the screws! Tighten them until they are firm and recessed below the plate surface slightly. Don't overtighten them though... Remember that they shouldn't be as tight as they appeared to be when you first removed them... That effect was caused by the threadlock 'glue' on them.

    Before you take a Hammer & Chisel to your phone, you may care to watch these videos...

    Nokia N95 Lower Block PART 1 - Disassembly


    Nokia N95 Lower Block PART 2 - Assembly


    Nokia N95 Upper Block Disassembly Assembly



    N.B. If you find this article useful and wish to thank Spyda for his efforts go here

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    How To: Install Maps and Run GPS on the N95

    Installing Maps & Running GPS on the N95

    Author: Salada2k

    First of all, make sure you have the latest version of Nokia Map Loader. It's much faster than the first version. Then run the Nokia Maps software in your phone once, with the sd card inserted. Then, connect your N95 to the PC in Mass Storage mode, or insert your micro sd card into a compatible reader and download the maps you require.

    If you have problems downloading the maps to your phone, then go here.

    Once you've done that, it might be useful to run Nokia Software Updater, and ensure you are running firmware v12.0.0.13, as it includes A-GPS (Assisted GPS), which uses your N95's net connection to obtain faster satellite lock-on times for GPS. It's an awesome addition, and if you're serious about GPS, it's a must. On that note, if you're serious about your N95, just get v12 anyway.

    1. Access Points. If you have an unlimited data plan, always use your GPRS or HSDPA connection, change the setting inside the maps program. The connection will be used for the following:

    - Downloading maps sections that you haven't already downloaded via the maps program.
    - Accessing (many) extra POI's that do not come with the default maps.
    - Resolving 7-digit postcodes like in England, otherwise you'll only get a maximum of 5 digits. Or is it 4?
    - Downloading navigational voices (you can do this in the new map loader program, however)
    - Resolving address searches for which you do not have map data (e.g. other country)

    Some of these things are useful to have on the move, making a WiFi access point an inconvenient option. Although, you can obviously change that setting whenever you want to. Bear in mind however, that for using Assisted GPS (A-GPS - a nice update we all got in firmware version 12) you will need to use a 3G/EDGE/GPRS connection to use it, WiFi is not supported. This is configured under Tools > Settings > General > Positioning > Positioning Server. Choose the connection you wish to use with A-GPS there. Each A-GPS server request is approximately 5KB of data, not a lot even for those who pay by the KB.

    2. There are no 'default maps'. All maps are downloaded via Map Loader or over-the-air as I explained above. It is worth updating them regularly, as map companies that Nokia use are updating the data regularly. This holds true even more so when using (paid) navigation, as navigational routing information is stored in the map data itself. This is good if you have navigational problems, i.e. you are told to turn left into a brick wall, or a deep lake, as you can rest assured this problem will eventually be resolved with an update to the mapping data, (or a lawsuit!)

    3. The mapping program and the maps are free. Nokia make money by charging you for navigation. After all, they bought out an established German based mapping company called Smart2Go, and they have to make money back on that somehow. Don't forget, they make the program and the maps free for a lot of Symbian based Nokia Phones, not to mention even Windows Mobile. You can of course have it map you out a route from A to B, and 'track' you all the way there. It won't alter the orientation of the screen, that's one of things that you pay for with navigation, and also you pay to get the spoken turn-by-turn directions.

    That's all you need to get started.

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    How To: Use N95 codes + Shortcuts & Tips

    N95 Codes - Shortcuts - Tips

    Author: Andykn

    N95 Codes
    *#06# ............ IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
    *#0000# ......... Firmware version and date, Phone Model and Operator Variant
    *#92702689# ... Life timer (W A R 0 A N T Y) - Total time your phone has spent sending and receiving calls.
    *#62209526# ... Wireless MAC Address (M A C _ W L A N)
    *#2820# .......... Bluetooth MAC address (B T A 0?)

    FORMATTING CODES
    *#7370# .......... Format phone...[Hard-Reset]
    *#7780# .......... Factory Reset
    Note:
    Format phone restores phone to as if it was out of the box. Retains firmware version and operator Variant changes but wipes all applications you have installed. Does not format the memory card so any apps on there may reinstall once powered back up again.

    Factory Reset resets all settings to defaults but keeps any applications you have installed and photos etc. Both need the Security code, which, by default, is 12345.

    Ways to format symbian phones without needing a security key:

    1. To reset the mobiles other than N97 and 5800, keep pressed the following three keys on your mobile keypad and restart your phone whilst still pressing these keys. * + 3 + Call button (green button).

    2. For Nokia 5800 XM: In this case, press the keys at once Red (End) + Green (call) + Photocamera Button and hold and switch on the mobile.

    3. For Nokia N97: Press Left Shift key + Space Bar + BackShift and hold, then turn on the phone.

    Illustrated details can be found HERE... thanks to AllAboutSymbian.



    Need to extract Phone book, Text message, MMS, Calendar, Memo, Email, Bookmark and other user files from Nokia backup files?

    Shortcuts
    N95 picture viewer:
    2 – Scroll up (when zoomed)
    4 – Scroll left (when zoomed)
    5 – Zoom in (12.5%/25%/50%)
    6 – Scroll right (when zoomed)
    8 – Scroll down (when zoomed)
    0 – Zoom out

    Press the Power button briefly to bring up the list of profiles to select one.

    Press and hold (in Standby):
    Right selection key: Voice commands
    Multimedia Key: Now Playing
    1: Voicemail
    2-9: shortcuts to address book (you need to set these up first)
    0: Web
    #: Switches between General and Silent modes - not supported by all Operator Variants (when composing messages will switch between character and number input when held down)

    Tips
    If your operator does not support normal SMS delivery receipts (like UK O2) put *0# at the beginning of a text message to get a receipt (the recipient will not see it)

    12# (etc) in standby will dial the number held in location 12 on your SIM card address book.

    When texting using T9 predictive text you can generate smileys by pressing the 1 key twice or three times and modify the smiley using the * key:

    Pressing 1 twice then * > > :* > .. > ., and so on
    Pressing 1 three times :-) > :-( > ;-) > :-* > ... and so on.

    The 0 key gives you a space, then 0, then a carriage return.

    To mark items in a list, for deletion/moving/copying/sending etc., hold down the edit (pencil) button and scroll up or down using the D-Pad to tick the items in quick succession.

    To see the time when the keypad is locked without unlocking, just press and release the power button.

    You can use * when searching for contacts. D*n brings up Daniel and Dennis.

    **********************
    The three different types of N95 as of November 2007...

    Enter *#0000# if you need to check the version... Model numbers are as follows:

    N95-1 RM-159; the original most of us have "5-band (GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA Band I) mobile phone with GPRS, EGPRS, Bluetooth and WLAN" BL-5F battery.

    N95-2 RM-320; 8GB with the same 3G as the N95-1. Larger BL-6F battery but no lens cover.

    N95-3 RM-160; "US" 3G version with two US WCDMA bands "6-band (GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA Band II(1900)/V(850)) mobile phone with Bluetooth and WLAN". Larger BL-6F battery but no lens cover.

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    How To: Delete Themes that Aren't in the App Manager

    Deleting Themes that Don't Show in App Manager

    Author: Mr G (Our Themes Guru)

    You need to hook up your N95 to your PC via the USB lead and access the data transfer mode, and you need to make sure your file explorer can view hidden folders.
    You'll find the theme files in a folder named 'Private', in this folder are lots of other folders. Go to the folder named '10207114' and then enter the folder inside called 'Import'
    In here are all the themes on your sd card.
    You have to open every folder and then look in the skn folder to find the name of the theme as the folders are named by numbers and not the theme itself, if the PC doesn't allow you to open the file then choose to open it with Notepad, then scroll across until you see the name of the theme and usually it'll say the creators name too.
    Once you know it's the theme you want to delete then you have to delete the whole folder including the mbm,mif,ini and skn folders.
    Job done

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    How To: Re-Install A Theme Manually Deleted Or Disappeared

    Restoring A Deleted or Vanished Theme

    AUTHOR: Mr G (Our Themes Guru)

    Hi all, a lot of people have asked me how to reinstall themes because they disappeared from apps manager and are not in the memory, but can't be reinstalled. Here is a brief tutorial, hope it'll be helpful (and hope my inbox folder will be less full of messages about this subject )

    Just a thing: It's a bug of the OS (operating system), not of the themes!!!

    It happens because the phone has a log file stored somewhere in c:/private (or in another protected folder). if you want to reinstall a theme you need to use unsis and extract the folder to put into private/10207114/import/

    that's the only way i know...

    so, let start:

    A ) Download Unsis for 3rd Edition HERE
    B ) You'll need the usb cable for connecting phone to pc

    1. Install unsis to your PC and open it
    2. choose "Open SIS" on bottom left
    3. choose the theme you want to reinstall
    4. click on "Extract"
    5. after a few seconds (sometimes more ) it'll be "Completed"
    6. you can now close the program
    7. go into the PC installation folder (usually C:/Unsis)
    8. there should be a folder called "Temp"
    9. inside you should find "private"-> "10207114"-> "import"-> "some folders (just one ifyou extracted just one theme) with different names (numbers and letters in most cases)"
    10. go inside the folders and search for the one of the theme you are interested in, there'll be 4 files:
    a ) NameOfTheFolder.ini
    b ) NameOfTheTheme.mbm
    c ) NameOfTheTheme.mif
    d ) NameOfTheTheme.skn
    11. ok? now, leave this folder open and connect phone to pc using the usb cable
    12. choose "Mass storage" option. Note: you can also insert memory card into a memory card reader
    13. in your phone, find the folder called "private" . If you don't see it, you need to choose the visualization of hidden files and folders
    14. in the "private" folder, find "10207114" folder and then "import" folder
    15. in "import" there are your themes, here you should find the themes you installed into the memory card
    16. don't close this folder but come back to the folder where you extracted the theme with unsis
    17. just click "back" so you can see your folder selected into the "import" folder
    18. choose all the folder and select "copy"
    19. go back to the "import" folder in the phone's memory card
    20. right click and "paste" into the "import" folder
    21. here we are, now your theme is again in the memory card
    22. just restart the phone and check that the theme is in the themes menu list, if it isn't, you'll need to repeat the recovery process.

    Many Thanks to [email protected] for this tutorial!!!!!

    I've been doing this for quite a while now and it works a treat, apologies to all users as I should have put this information up earlier. Also it by-passes the certificate issues that a lot of people are having lately.

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    How To: Install VoipCheap

    Installing VoipCheap and similar VOIP profiles

    Author: fldude99

    How to manually install the VoipCheap profile:

    First, register an account online with VoipCheap. It costs nothing to register and at this stage you don't need to add any money to your account in order to test it out. Once signed in, make sure you SIGN OUT! Only one user can be signed it at a time, so this is important.

    Then configure the N95 as follows:

    Get to SIP profiles by: menu>tools>settings>connection>SIP settings. Then Options>New SIP profile. Then manually input the following:

    Profile name: Voipcheap
    Service profile: IETF
    Default access point: AP of choice (i.e. Medianet)
    PUBLIC USER NAME: sip:<voipcheap acct name>@voipcheap.com
    USE COMPRESSION: no
    REGISTRATION: When needed
    USE SECURITY: no

    PROXY SERVER Setting
    Proxy server address: sip:sip.voipcheap.com
    Realm: voipcheap.com
    username: <voipcheap account name>
    password: <voipcheap password>
    allow loose routing: yes
    transport type: UDP, or auto (UDP works for me)
    Port: 5060

    Registrar Server Setting
    Registrar server address: sip:sip.voipcheap.com
    Realm: voipcheap.com
    username: <voipcheap account name>
    password: <voipcheap password>
    transport type: UDP, or auto (altho UDP works for me)
    Port: 5060

    Then go to menu>tools>settings>connection>internet telephone, then options>new profile, and choose your voipcheap sip profile.

    By the way, I am assuming the above settings will also work for VoipBuster if you choose that service.

    At this point, you can do one of two things: go to menu>tools>internet tel, where it should "discover services" and show the available wifi connection if there is one. Then choose Options>connect to service. Secondly, you can just input the phone number you want to dial (in international format with the +, country code, etc) then go to options>internet call and the N95 should say "requesting registration", and if not registered, ask if you want to register now. Say yes and it should register to the VoipCheap service or whatever service is defaulted, if you have more than one SIP profile. Remember to choose "internet call" though! If you don't you will be calling using cell minutes and run up a nice bill! You know if it's an internet call when it's dialing you see a little globe under the phone icon. If you don't deposit anything in your voipcheap account you will be cut off after a couple of minutes however. But I find it's the cheapest way to call a cellphone in europe (11c/min to a cell in Italy), so I usually always have a few bucks in the account. And its awesome to call internationally and not even need to pay attention to the clock when calling a landline.


    Here's my take on using VOIP on the N95:

    One of the features that attracted me to the N95 was the ability to use VOIP. I am in the US and the reason for me to be able to use VOIP is the ability to call internationally on the cheap or free. I can't speak for other countries, but here in the US, I can't see much other reason for VOIP calling, as almost all cell plans are toll free nationwide, and fairly generous with minutes-especially when accumulating AT&T's rollover minutes.

    It seems like there are 3 ways to use VOIP on the N95..
    -Using an application such as Fring.
    -Using an application such as Iskoot or IM+Skype.
    -Using the built in SIP

    In my opinion, the call quality using Fring renders it fairly useless, except that you can use your Skype account as well as incorporate more than one profile, including a SIP profile. However, my experience with Fring is that the quality is so poor as to render it relatively useless. This may be due to using a software based app.

    The Iskoot and IM+Skype apps use a "call back" feature which creates the quality of a good cell call, but of course uses your cell minutes. So unless you're taking advantage of international skype rates, I don't see the use for those applications. If it's a domestic US call, you may as well just call directly as there is no long distance charge anyway.

    This brings us to the built in SIP ability of the N95. There is no question in my mind that using the SIP profiles directly is the only way to really use VOIP on the N95. If you have a good wifi connection the quality is excellent. I call to cellphones and landlines in Europe frequently and the call quality is as good as an excellent cell call.

    So how to use the SIP profile: I have installed 2 profiles in my phone: Gizmo and VoipCheap. Gizmo is super easy to get going with, as it can be installed directly from the download folder in the N95. What's nice about it is that it installs itself directly into the SIP profiles without having to manually enter anything. The rates for calling international with Gizmo is competitive, but I have found VoipCheap to be better. VoipCheap is one of the Betamax services which includes VoipBuster and others. What they offer is free calling to landlines of many countries when you keep a balance in the account. However there is some difference in which countries are free, depending on the service you use, so you have to look at their website to see which countries are appropriate for you. VoipCheap has countries that they include on their free calling that VoipBuster doesn't so it's an individual thing.

    One more little tidbit: If you don't have access to a computer you can actually make a voipcheap call by sending a text to +44 762 480 0947 with the number you want to call in the body of the text msg and it will ring your cell phone as it dials the number. You have to pay a connection fee however, but if you are in a situation where you have to make an international call its very useful. I was in a restaurant one time and had to call someone in Italy and it worked like a charm.

    Second tidbit: I've heard of some folks using the british service Truphone, which also installs into the SIP settings but I have also heard of its "intrusiveness" in your phone, causing crashing, rebooting, etc, so I have avoided it. After looking at the features of their service, I don't see the advantage anyway. They are advertising free landline calling until the end of the year if you sign up by 9/30, but voipcheap already offers this.

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    How To: Install Maps Despite The Error Message

    Installing Maps After Getting An Error Message:

    Author: Salada2k

    Open... C:\Documents and Settings\<YourUserName>\Local Settings\Temp\download_temp (Substituting <YourUserName> with the username you use to log on to windows) Minimise the window.

    Start your map download. Re-open the window you just minimised and you'll see a .zip file created there. Make this zip file 'Read Only'. (Right click the zip file, choose 'Properties', then tick the box that says 'Read Only'). Make sure to do this before the download is finished!

    When you see the error message as the download ends, your map is downloaded and stored on your PC and all you need to do now is to manually transfer it to your memory card. Open the .zip file that you've just downloaded and you'll see lots of folders in there... 0,1,2,3,4,5, etc.

    Where you transfer these folders to, depends on the version of Nokia Maps that is installed in your N95.

    If you have the latest version installed, the version that no longer has tracking enabled without subscribing and that has the 3-day voice-directions demo available... Then copy the folders that you've unpacked from the downloaded .zip to: ?:\cities\diskcache (Substituting '?' with the drive letter assigned to your memory card in windows explorer)

    If you still have the older version of Nokia Maps installed in your phone, then copy the same folders to: ?:\Private\20001f63\diskcache (Substituting '?' with the drive letter assigned to your memory card in windows explorer)

    You now have the maps installed on your phone!

    Salada

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    How To: Upgrade Firmware and/or De-brand

    Upgrading Firmware When Not Allowed By NSU

    Author: JamesK


    IMPORTANT Read THIS Thread BEFORE Proceeding!

    Firstly if you want to check what is the latest Firmware release for your N95 without having to wait for NSU to get off it's nice sofa on your computer and go into that great big nasty world of what we call the web to check for you, you can enter your product code at this web site and it will check for you Click Me!

    Now to the point... if you want to upgrade your N95 firmware but NSU says there is not an available update for your particular version then a quick 5 min fix will get you that so-needed update.

    Step 1
    Download b-phreaks Nemesis Service Suit from Here
    Step 2
    Install Nemesis (Just click next at USB Virtual Drive)
    Step 3
    Open Nemesis
    Step 4
    Connect N95 to PC via USB cable and choose 'PC Suite' mode
    Step 5
    Click the little magnifying glass icon (Scan For New Device)
    Step 6
    Click on the 'Phone Info' Icon
    Step 7
    Click 'Read'
    Step 8
    'Enable' Product Code
    Step 9
    Change Product code and press 'Write'
    Step 10
    Exit NSS
    Step 11
    Run NSU
    Step 12
    Throw a "I just updated my firmware party"

    Edit: I advise you to reset your Product code after the upgrade... Original code is printed on the white label inside the battery compartment... This is in case the handset needs to be sent for repair and you are either unable or forget to alter it before doing so. Sp00k
    Nokia N95 and N95 8GB product codes.

    N.B Do NOT us an N95 product code on a N95 8GB (and vise versa)

    N95 product codes

    0534841 - Euro 1 - Sand
    0534842 - France
    0534843 - Alps
    0534844 - Euro 2
    0534845 - Turkey
    0534847 - Scandinavia
    0534848 - BALTIAN
    0534849 - Russia
    0534850 - Ukraine
    0534851 - CIS, Bulgaria
    0534852 - Euro 3
    0534853 - Balkans
    0534854 - Greece / Cyprus
    0534857 - Israel
    0536058 - Belarus / Moldova
    0534833 - Singapore
    0536062 - Euro1 - Plum
    0536063 - France
    0536064 - Alps
    0536065 - Euro2
    0536066 - Turkey
    0536068 - Scandinavia
    0536069 - BALTIAN
    0536070 - Russia
    0536071 - Ukraine
    0536072 - CIS, Bulgaria
    0536073 - Belarus/Moldova
    0536074 - Euro3
    0536075 - Balkans
    0536076 - Greece / Cyprus
    0536079 - Israel
    0534832 - Hong Kong
    0536084 - Hong Kong
    0534830 - Taiwan
    0536083 - Taiwan
    0534833 - Apac 1
    0536085 - Apac 1
    0534834 - Philippines
    0534835 - Australia
    0534836 - New Zealand
    0534837 - Indonesia
    0536086 - Philippines
    0536087 - Australia
    0536088 - New Zealand
    0536089 - Indonesia
    0548298 - India Apac 2
    0548299 - India Apac 2
    0535053 - Thailand
    0536093 - Thailand
    0534839 - Vietnam
    0536091 - Vietnam
    0548986 - India
    0534856 - Arabic
    0549001 - Australia (sand)
    0534849 - Russia (sand)
    0534850 - Ukraine (sand)
    0536070 - Russia (plum)
    0536071 - Ukraine (plum)
    0548763 - USA (N95-1)
    0548763 - Brazil (plum)
    0546222 - Brazil (plum)
    0549028 - Brazil (plum)
    0534862 - Latin America (plum)


    N95 Operator Specific codes

    0548170 - Orange UK
    0548020 - Movistar Spain?
    0548364 - O2 (CPW) UK (Graphite)
    0547869 - Vodafone UK
    0546659 - T-Mobile UK
    0536065 - KPN Netherlands
    0547867 - DTAC Thailand
    0547686 - T-Mobile (P4U) UK
    0549533 - T-Mobile (P4U) UK
    0548021 - O2 UK
    0550199 - O2 Ireland


    N95 Language Packs

    EURO1 - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
    EURO2 - English, French, German, Turkish, Dutch, Italian
    EURO3 - English, Czech, Slovakian, German, Polish, Hungarian
    Scandinavia - English, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish
    Baltic - English, German, Estonian, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian
    Russia - English, German, Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian
    Balkans - English, German, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Greek
    Arabic - English, Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu
    Hebrew - English, Hebrew, Arabian, Russian, Romanian, Spanish
    Africa - English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French


    N95 8GB product codes

    0550348 - FRANCE
    0550352 - ALPS
    0549487 - EURO1
    0550359 - EURO2
    0550370 - TURKEY
    0550372 - SCANDINAVIA
    0550373 - BALTIAN
    0550798 - RUSSIAN
    0550799 - UKRAINE
    0550800 - BELARUS/MOLDOVA
    0550375 - CIS, Bulgaria
    0550378 - EURO3
    0550379 - BALKANS
    0550801 - GREECE, CYPROS
    0550802 - ISRAEL
    0555180 - SINGAPORE
    0555181 - MALAYSIA
    0555187 - EMERGING ASIA
    0550455 - INDONESIA
    0550454 - NEW ZEALAND
    0550453 - AUSTRALIA
    0550459 - THAILAND
    0550457 - VIETNAM
    0557980 - HONG KONG / CHINA
    0557877 - MALASIA
    0550388 - AFRICA (NIGERIA)


    N95 8GB Operator Specific codes
    0558166 - SFR France

    DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AT ANY TIME DURING THE UPGRADE PROCESS!

    Read this thread to decide for yourself whether to flash the firmware of an Orange or Voda phone.

    After upgrading, you are strongly advised to re-install from back-up, ONLY the contacts list and NOTHING ELSE! ... I'd also advise you to format your memory-card (or additional memory) before doing the firmware update... The reason being that software in the memory may try and access the phone as it boots up with changed firmware, which can cause problems, far safer to rebuild the phone & your memory-contents as though the phone was new, and in a 'just out of the box' state.... Sp00k

    Footnote from Pseudofinn...

    It should be cautioned that this action has been said, though not proven, to void the warranties of your device from Nokia and/or your service provider.

    Again, this has not been proven- but without verification from either company, you should know that you are taking that risk. It is certainly of very minimal risk, if any at all, to change the Product ID on your Nokia N95- and US law prohibits a company from denying warranty work on a product that has been modified if such modifications have not resulted in the failure that necessitates repair to be covered by a warranty. This very well may be international law. It has yet to be proven to me or any other member of the staff at N95users.com that this will indeed void warranties by either Nokia or your service provider, but in the event that it does- you certainly cannot hold N95users.com responsible for preforming ANY modification found in these forums posted by any of its members.

    Cheers, JamesK. Thanks for the very thorough guide on this process.

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    How To: Install and Set Up SymSMB v2.0

    Setting-Up SymSMB v2.0

    N.B. Certain details have been changed to protect the innocent... Me!

    Start SymSMB program Go to.... Options/Settings



    1. ACCOUNTS

    Select... Accounts/Options/New

    Domain: Enter the name of your PC (obtained by right-clicking 'My Computer'
    and selecting Properties/Computer Name and reading off the 'Full computer name:' as shown)

    Name: Enter your username, as recognised by your PC, (Detailed in Control
    Panel/User Accounts window)

    Password: Enter a password of your choice (NOT the one set up to access your PC)
    OR you can leave this 'as is', which means that when the program asks for a password,
    you need only press 'ok' to continue.

    You should now see:




    Pressing 'Back' displays:




    2. CONNECTIONS

    Press 'Back' again and scroll to 'Connections' and select it, go to
    Options/New

    Name: Enter a name for the connection, any SIMPLE name you like, 'Fred' for
    example, will do here.

    Access Point: Enter 'Always ask'.

    Auto connect: Enter 'No'.

    Press 'Back' and you'll see:




    3. SHARED FOLDERS

    Press 'Back' again and select Shared folders/Options/New
    Select 'Shared folder' and you'll see:

    C:\
    E:\

    SELECT C:\ and you'll see:

    Shared folder
    :C\
    Name
    Disk_C

    Select 'Name: Disk_C' and enter a name for this drive... As it's the main phone memory, I called it "Data1"

    OK that and you'll see:

    Shared folder
    C:\
    Name
    Data1

    Press Back and select 'Yes' to add permissions, select ACERLC/Spook (i.e.Your equivalent)
    as 'Account' and verify Read & Write permissions, so that you then see:

    Account
    ACERLC\Spook (Your account name)
    Read
    Yes
    Write
    Yes

    Now press Back to return to the settings menu and select Shared folders again and
    select Options/New/Shared folder and this time SELECT drive E:\. Select 'Name Disk_E'
    and enter a name for this drive... As it's the memory-card, I called it "Data2"

    OK that and you'll see:

    Shared folder
    E:\
    Name
    Data2

    Press Back and add permissions as you did previously for drive C:

    Press Back until you reach the main settings screen, select Shared folders and you'll see:




    4. NETWORK DRIVES

    Press Back to get to main settings screen again and select Network drives/Options/New

    Click on Name and call it a SIMPLE name of your choice, here I chose Joe, and press Back.

    Click Drive and choose one from the list that isn't already in use, I chose V:\

    Click Access point, select User-defined and choose your WiFi access name.

    Click Account and select (in my case) ACERLC\Spook, as you have done before.

    Now we come to 'Host name' and it gets a little more complicated due to a bug that
    was discovered, entering the name of your PC can cause problems, so you need to use its IP address.

    On your PC go to Start/Run... enter 'cmd' and ok it... in the DOS window that appears, type 'ipconfig'
    and press 'enter' and you'll see the IP address of your PC listed, enter this address as the Host name.

    Click on share and enter the share name of the folder that you wish to be able to access on your pc
    (must be a shared folder) and the 'share name' of this folder must correspond to the name you enter here.

    To share a folder on your pc, right click the folder and select propertes. Select the 'sharing' tab and tick
    the two boxes under 'network sharing and security'. The share name will auto complete as the name of
    the folder and it's advisable to leave it this way! Select OK.

    N.B. I ignored the last part of this advice and named mine "cshare".

    You should end up displaying:





    Press back and you should see:

    Joe
    V:\(\\192.168.0.10)

    Press Back twice more to see:




    NOW CONNECT PHONE TO PC

    On the above screen go to Options/Settings/Connections and you'll see:

    Fred
    Not Connected

    Click to connect until you see:

    Fred
    192.168.0.2 (or similar) Leave SymSMB connected!!

    #####################

    NOW TO MAP THE PC DRIVES

    Open Windows Explorer and click on Tools/Map Network Drive

    Select the same drive letter that you chose earlier on the phone, in my case it's V:

    For the folder name enter: "\\ACERLC\cshare "... or your own equivalent names.

    Click on Map Network drive again, choose an unused drive letter and name the folder " \\Fred\Data1 "

    Once again click on Map Network drive, choose an unused drive letter and name the folder "\\Fred\Data2 "

    N.B. None of the three names are underlined!

    When/If asked for a password, use the one that you set up in SymSMB on your phone,
    If you left the password field 'as-is' then you don't need to fill it in, just click 'OK'.

    #####################

    Now if you go to SymSMB on your phone and select V:\ from the first screen, you will see the contents
    of your shared PC folder listed there... Hopefully!

    You will also see extra drives listed on your pc, such as: "data1 on 'fred' (X" Clicking on these will
    open up the relevant directory from your phone as an external hard-drive on your pc.

    #####################

    N.B. My thanks go to Spyda for his help in compiling these instructions.
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    How To: Make a Start On Using Carbide Theme Creator

    An introduction to Carbide UI

    Author: Calamity

    Note: This is an introduction.

    Open up Carbide. If you don't have it already, you can get it here.

    First you'll be asked to select a workspace. This is simply a place where anything you create will be saved on your computer. You can change it if you fancy, but the default is okay as long as you remember where you've put it.

    When you start Carbide, you'll be presented with a Welcome screen.
    You'll want to create a new theme. You'll then be shown the following:




    Enter a name for your theme in the Theme name field (whatever you like!) and select "use default theme" based on S60 Theme. This means you will get a preview of the standard s60 graphics and you will then be able to edit them to your liking in a graphics program.

    To do this, you need to set up what applications you are going to be using to create your graphics.

    To do this, Open up Windows -> Preferences -> External Tools
    (you may need to expand the menu that says 'Carbide UI' on the left hand side.)

    Note: Vector / Bitmap:
    Vector graphics are scalable - which basically means they can be reduced or enlarged at any size and still retain their original quality. What you use to edit your graphics is entirely up to you though, but my bitmap editor will be Photoshop and Vector - Illustrator.

    Here is your main screen



    Note: if your screenshot doesn't show exactly the same or your missing anything, you can open Window -> Show View and select what windows carbide has open.

    On the left is the Resources panel. Here you will see all the components of the theme that are available to edit, grouped into sections. This ranges from the wallpaper and the clock to the text colour and screensaver animations. Each section is collapsible where you can view the components selected element.

    The middle panel shows you a preview image of the component you are editing (note: some of the more intriciate elements of the theme won't be previewed here.)

    On the right, in the Gallery, are samples of different screens showing what your changes would look like in other menus and screens on a phone.

    You'll notice if you click a component on the main preview it will automatically be selected from the "Resource" menu. Once you have a something selected, information is available to you about what makes up the element in the "Components" and "Properties" panel.

    The resources menu:

    There are many different elements to a theme, namely in these 4 categories:

    . Text
    . Graphics
    . Animations
    . Sound

    In a simple theme, the graphics + text colour is all you'll really want to change. Helpful tutorials on animation and inserting ringtones or SMS alerts into your theme can be found under more advanced tuts on the Carbide website, but lets just edit the basics for now

    Graphics

    Lets take the background image or wallpaper. Click it on the preview or select it from the resource menu. Note the 2 types: 'Active' and 'Idle'. If you don't know the difference, click each one for a preview. in doing this you'll notice more information is available in the 'Properties' and 'Components' menus about what makes up each of them.

    You'll want to right click the image and select either Convert And Edit in bitmap editor OR edit image in vector editor. It is safe to click OK on each prompt. Your image will then open in your graphics program

    Then, you can simply edit your graphic (or replace it) and go to File -> Save or the equivalent in your program. When you open carbide then, you'll see the graphic has been replaced by the image you saved.


    FYI: It's a good idea if you have a strong image on active standby the idle has a fade affect or similar so it doesn't conflict with whats on screen.

    Changing Text.

    Select the text, just like you did the graphic, and now take a look at the Properties panel. Lets take for example, the Softkey texts (Where it says Menu, Open, Contacts.)



    Note the circled area. This is the part that defines the colour of your text. All you need to do is simply click and change that.

    Now you just need to edit all the components you'd like to change. This can include the clock, the icons, or whatever you want. Now you know how much hard work goes into theme making and how time consuming it is, so think about that next time you download a theme!

    I will happily write a more indepth tutorial when I have time if anyone cares But I hope this provides some people with a starting point.

    Calamity xxx

    N.B. If you find this article useful and wish to thank Calamity for her efforts go here

    Please DON'T Click The Thanks Button In This Post!
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    The main reasons for caller ID not working are:

    1. Duplicate entries in contacts - by FAR the most common cause and unfortunately, the most awkward one to fix.

    If the phone finds the same number against more than one name, it doesn't know which to use so, perfectly sensibly, it defaults to showing the number.

    The only way to fix this is to remove duplicates from your contacts. Best way to do this would probably be in Outlook on the PC, but assuming you can't do that, then you have to find the numbers that aren't working a use the LATEST version of the Nokia Search tool to find the duplicate entries:

    NOTE: when you search, use PART of the number to avoid problems with formatting: searching for +441234567890 will NOT find +44 123 456 7890 whereas searching for 789 would.

    2. Using your international dial code instead of '+'


    Not sure if this applies to all phones, but if you store your number using your county's international dial code (eg: 004412345678990 - WRONG) instead of the '+' sign (+4412345678990 - RIGHT), it can cause problems.

    3. "(0)" area code prefixes


    Only a problem if you synch with MS Outlook. When you specify a country in MS Outlook, it will insert "(0)" into your phone number after the country code - while somewhere in Redmond, Bill Gates cackles - so +4412345678990 becomes +44 (0) 12345678990.

    You need to remove the (0).

    4. 9 and 10 digit numbers


    There has been one report of problems with 9 and 10 digit numbers where one size doesn't work with SMS and the other with calls.


    I think you know what you should resort to doing if still cant sort out the problem..re-update fw!
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    To obtain a DevCert (Developer Certificate), enabling you to sign applications yourself.

    Probably the simplest way would be to follow this recently posted Guide from IJM

    OR... Even simpler... And in ENGLISH!!

    There are currently two other main sources from which to obtain DevCerts, iMobile and OPDA, full instructions of how to proceed on each have been published by 'Sony' on mynokiamobile.org.

    1. iMobile Instructions.

    2. OPDA Instructions. N.B. You don't need to use a part of your mobile number as instructed, just enter 13, followed by 9 random digits.

    Click on the illustrations in the instructions above, to enlarge them.

    3. Latest... OPDA English Version

    4. A further option... email received from S60 Cert Key, dated 9th Oct '09

    Hi Sp00k

    Just a little update to let you know how things are progressing at s60certkey.com

    We are pleased to announce all problems are now fixed and our backlog is cleared! We are sorry for any delays caused to some and thank you for bearing with us as we aim to provide a better and quicker free service.

    We are now processing Certs & Keys in under 24hrs!

    You will find the signing tools required as well as a FAQ in our forums so please check their first before emailing in as most questions have been covered.

    If you still have any issues whatsoever then you can email me and i will personally respond and help as best as i can, though being one person please bear with me.

    Lastly if possible please promote us and let others know about our service as we rely strictly on word of mouth to grow. Thank you for your support.

    s60 Certificate Key | Generate your own Certificate and Key | Self Sign apps and games - Cert & Keys in under 24hrs
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    Best Regards
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