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« on: 02 February 2009, 20:21 »

5800 Tips and Tricks

1. To bring out the Shortcuts on your Screen/Desktop-> Settings/Personal/Home Screen/Home Screen Theme and select Shortcut bar, you can then select which shortcut to display if goto "Shortcuts". This will also bring out the "Track" playing being displayed when you open the Music Player.

2. Tap the Clock to bring out the Clock menu and make your alarm, alarm repeat is now built-in.

3. Tap the "General" or Date (the set Profile besides the clock) and the Profile selection menu pops out, almost similar to pressing the "Power" button in all S60, but here the Remove memory is not shown, but "Calendar" shortcut is included and the other profiles as well.

4. If you are on the Numeric Keypad, pressing the [#] key alternately will toggle the General and Silent Profiles, same as before, which means long press on zero [0] will bring out bookmarks for the Web.

5. Tapping on the displayed To do or Calendar entry will bring you immediately to that particular item.

6. Tapping the Active Icon on the Top Left (near the battery indicator) will give you shortcuts for any of the active icons.

7. Long press on the Green Call Button will still activate the Voice Command Prompt

8. Long press on the center button is similar to the Long press on the "Menu" key (the yin-yang key on most S60) which will bring out the menu for all the active applications.

9. Go to Applications/File Manager and setup "Backup" for automated backup schedule of your phone data.

10. How to update your Nokia 5800 firmware using your phone.
Presss *#0000# to display phone factory information and firmware
Now press options and select check for updates
The newest update is sent to your phone from nokia
Download and install updates.
This is done using GPRS or WIFI Connectivity.
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« Reply #1 on: 15 February 2009, 16:30 »



General Tips
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1. Use Dialer and press # for about 2 seconds will switch the profile between Silent and General; press and hold 0 will open the web browser; press and hold 1 will open the voice mailbox

2. There is a shortcut key for Music, Gallery, Share, Video, Web shortcut at the top right corner just below the front camera

3. Press and hold the Green caller button when standby mode will activate the voice command. You could call the name from the contact or application name.

4. Organize your sms by grouping them like outlook by Messaging -> Option -> Setting -> Text message -> Other -> Show messages in groups -> Yes

5. Notification light will blink if there is unread sms/missed call. It could be turned off at Settings -> Notification light -> Off

6. If the touch input is not accurate, you could calibrate your screen at Touch Input-> Touch Screen Calibration -> ( Tap around the 4 dots at the corner)

7. Turning control functions:
a. Rotate your screen horizontal or vertical
b. Silence your phone for incoming call by rotate your phone with screen facing down.
c. Snooze the alarm by rotating phone screen facing down

8. Theme effect will give 3D and transition effect if on but will slow down your tube considerably. Settings -> Personal -> Themes -> General -> Themes effects -> On/Off

9. Shortcut to exit application : Press and hold the middle white button then press and hold the program that you wish to quit, an open/exit option will pop out (useful for those haven’t install handy taskman yet)

10. When using handwriting input, slide from left to right is Spacebar, right to left is Backspace

11. Organize your menu by Menu -> option -> organize. You could drag and drop the location of the application you wish to relocate.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 February 2009, 16:31 »

Battery saving Tips
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1. Always turn off wireless scanning, Bluetooth when not in use
2. For those not using 3G, choose your network mode to “GSM” instead of “Dual mode” which will consume more battery. Settings -> Connectivity -> Network mode -> GSM
3. Less Display Light
a. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> light sensor (move the slider to the left)
b. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> Light Time-Out (lesser time to save battery but annoying if too short while you are playing games)
4. Always terminate the application properly that is not using by using Option ->Exit. It might be running background and consuming battery which you don’t know.
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« Reply #3 on: 15 February 2009, 16:32 »

Memory Saving Tips
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1. Restart your phone if the memory less than 30MB, you could either soft reset (User a dialer and dial 5 * * then call) or hard reset by pressing the power button

2. Use Handy Taskman to close all application regularly or kill application that is not in use.
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« Reply #4 on: 15 February 2009, 16:33 »

Camera & Picture tips
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1. Some noise could be reduced if set the ISO sensitivity to low instead of auto.

2. When viewing pictures, you could use your stylus to view for previous (slide left) or next (slide right) picture like iphone feature.

Video
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For converting video that is high quality to play at 5800, should use the mp4 format as below (All is 16:9 widescreen):
a) Xvid @ 678kbps resolution 480×272
b) Xvid @794kpbs resolution 640×352
c) H.264 @ 512kbps resolution 400×224
d) H.264 @ 550kbps resolution 400×224 (Recommended)
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« Reply #5 on: 15 February 2009, 16:34 »

Music tips
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1. If you can’t find your songs after transferring from your pc to memory card, go to music player -> Option -> Refresh library
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« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2009, 16:35 »

Application Tips
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1. Always install your phone theme on the memory cards. This is because if some theme does not work (Christmas tree) then you need to flash your phone.

2. Uninstall your application in proper way. Use Menu -> Setting -> Application mgr. -> Installed apps -> Choose application then option n uninstall



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« Reply #7 on: 15 February 2009, 16:38 »

Nokia 5800 CERTIFICATE EXPIRED! Problem Solved

This method Is exclusively for Nokia 5800xm....
first of all I need to say some thing..... "This is a F.W bug(v11)......And I hope nokia will fix this bug in a month"
Exclusive Method:
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people you need signed applications(nokia 5800 compatible Appz)
1) Make your phone memory backup data using nokia pc suit 7.1(very important)
2) After that remove your Micro sd card from mobile..
3) Remove your SIM card also(very important)
4) press *#7370# and unlock code to format your phone memory(yap.. this is safe default is 12345)
5) You will lose all your important date with this action...so make a backup of your phone memory
6) Now nokia 5800 xm will reboot.....wait for a minute....
7) Then select your country region as "Hong Kong"
Cool Set the current time......(set your phone to offline mode)_
9) Now you can put that Micro sd card ......
10) And don;t insert that SIm card right now...just wait....and try to install any supported singed application (E.G-nokia handwriting calculator)
11) And Volla...u may install any singed application ......
12) After that just install your Sim Card.....
Hope this will make nokia 5800xm owners happy........
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« Reply #8 on: 15 February 2009, 16:39 »

5800 Hard Reset(credit goes to Phat )
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WANNA HARD RESET YOUR NOKIA 5800 XM?

JUST PUT *#7370# AND THEN PUT LOCK CODE(I.E 12345) BACK UP YOUR PHONE MEMORY BEFORE DOING THIS

NEW LOCK CODE METHOD FOR NOKIA 5800XM

PRESS GREEN KEY + RED KEY + CAMERA KEY WHILE BOOTING YOUR 5800 JUST PRESS IT UNTIL YOUR DEVICE RESTARTS

This method is for nokia 5800 XM WITH F.W 20 AND UP
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« Reply #9 on: 15 February 2009, 18:19 »

 Shocked :owow..this is a vry handy tips
thank u!
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« Reply #10 on: 18 February 2009, 14:06 »

One odd thing abt 5800xm is that to go to the Main Menu you have to press the centre white button. There is no straight forward way to access the main menu thru Touch Screen.
There is one work around for this. You can give a shortcut for "Menu" on the Home Screen  . Now you can directly access the main menu by simply tapping the Menu Shortcut on the Home Sceen  Grin.

for those who don't know where to set shortcuts,
go to Menu>Settings>Personal>Home Screen> ShortCuts
Then for one of the 4 Shortcuts select "Applications" > "Menu" .
Make sure you have the Home Screen Theme set to Shortcuts in
 Menu>Settings>Personal>Home Screen>Home Screen Theme
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« Reply #11 on: 18 February 2009, 15:19 »

NOKIA 5800XM EARPIECE PROBLEM FIXED (Taken from youtube)
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NOTE:DO AT YOUR OWN RISK....THIS MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY IF DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT REPAIRING
VIDEO
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 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veHZcKCEPE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veHZcKCEPE</a>
""""Fixing the problem with the earpiece which causes the volume to dramatically vary from high to low and the other way around during a phone call.
Again first of all you have to know that this could Void your phone Warranty. I don't know, I couldn't stand it so I've fixed it anyways lol.
note:- the last and most important part is not shown very clearly in the video because my camera's focus can't be adjusted so I can shoot the small parts I'm working on , so I'll try my best explaining it in words (please note that English is not my first language,Arabic is so bear with me here =P). After removing the earpiece as it's shown on the video , you will need to gently using a pretty thin tweezers or screwdriver to pull up (the two metal parts shown at the last pictures in the Video) pull them just a little bit till' you see that there is a gap between them and the Earpiece( The Picture I've taken is after fixing the earpiece .so That is how the piece should look like after fixing it = ) its important that you do it gently because you might end up breaking it. Now you are done all you need to do is to put back the Earpiece back to its place ( the letters and numbers at the bottom of the earpiece should be facing upside down just like the letters and numbers that are printed on where the earpiece will be attached (earpiece slot? I dunno)
Good luck and if you are having second thoughts you might as well take it to your local Nokia Care Center.
By the way this is my first Tutorial Video lol *that explains it =P """
NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY TUTORIAL ....BUT I TESTED AND ITS WORKED 100%-max_online32(Hem)
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« Reply #12 on: 18 February 2009, 19:13 »

max this is truly a very nice collection, well done !
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« Reply #13 on: 22 February 2009, 21:23 »

that hongkong fix works for me and as a result I've just managed to install and explore Y-browser.

Thanks!

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« Reply #14 on: 22 February 2009, 22:09 »

Battery saving Tips
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1. Always turn off wireless scanning, Bluetooth when not in use
2. For those not using 3G, choose your network mode to “GSM” instead of “Dual mode” which will consume more battery. Settings -> Connectivity -> Network mode -> GSM
3. Less Display Light
a. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> light sensor (move the slider to the left)
b. Setting -> Phone -> Display -> Light Time-Out (lesser time to save battery but annoying if too short while you are playing games)
4. Always terminate the application properly that is not using by using Option ->Exit. It might be running background and consuming battery which you don’t know.


Thanks for these and all the other tips & tricks, they're higly appreciated  Grin

I would like to add one tip on the list above:

IMO, battery can be saved when turning the vibration to the lowest level (1) or off completely

Both the vibration alarm and touchscreen vibration can be modifyed (vibration alarm only on or off but touch alarm has option No and levels 1, 2 or 3)

If you would like to try this method, just go to Settings - Personal Settings - Profiles - General - Modify

I hope my tip is usefull to someone  Smiley
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