Symbian Tricks And Tips -- 2

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Symbian Tricks And Tips -- 2

Post by reion_4u on Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:13 am

How to free more RAM on your phone >>>


>>> Method 1: Flight mode:

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

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



>>> Method 2: Smart Launcher trick:

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

The trick is that with the charger plugged in, the phone must get a minimum software support for charging, even when
the phone is switched off. And somehow Smart Launcher has still got it's shortcut running and that's the Menu button. So when
you press the Menu button, you go directly to the Menu without any other phone tasks running in the background so
you trick the phone and you have more free RAM!
Note: when you unplug the charger, the phone will switch off.
>>> Method 3: Menu :

This method I found it by myself, it frees a little about 100~200 KB but I guess it's useful sometime

Close your menu not by selecting the right selection key "exit", or pressing the menu key another time, they only hide the menu app but do not close it, to close it select the left selection key "option" and scroll down and select "exit"

So when you open an app needs more ram reopen menu and close it, it's useful when play low bit rate video in realplayer paradis.

To check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) Type-

*#06#

Information you get from the IMEI-

XXXXXX XX XXXXXX X

TAC FAC SNR SP



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TAC = Type approval code
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FAC = Final assembly code
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SNR = Serial number
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SP = Spare

To check the phones Software revision type-

*#0000#

Information you get from the Software revision-

V 05.31

18-02-99

NSE-3

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1ST Line = Software revision
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2ND Line = The date of the software release
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3RD Line = Phone type

To enter the service menu type-

*#92702689# (*#WAR0ANTY#)

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Serial number (IMEI)
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Production date (MM/YY)
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Purchase date (MM/YY) You can only enter the date once.
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Date of last repair (0000=No repair)
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Transfer user data to another Nokia phone via Infra-Red

Clock Stopping

To check weather your SIM Card supports clock stopping type-

*#746025625# (*#SIM0CLOCK#)



Revealing the Headphone and Car-Kit menus

Please note that if you do these next tricks, the new menus can't be erased without retoring the factory default settings. To do these tricks you need to short-circuit the pins on the bottom of the phone next to where you plug in you charger.



1. To activate the "Headset" menu, you need to short-circuit pins "3" and "4". After a short time the word "Headset" will be shown in the display. Menu 3-6 is now enabled.

2. To activate the "Car" menu, you need to short-circuit pins "4" and "5". After a short time the word "Car" will be shown in the display. Menu 3-7 is now enabled.



THE REBOOT TRICK

This should work on all software versions of the 6110.

1. Go to the Calendar (Menu-

2. Make a note or reminder.

3. Enter some text into the edit box.

4. Hold "Clear" until the whole text is cleared, then press "Back".

5. Press "0". The main screen will now be showing but a space appears on the screen. (you can't see it)

6. Enter 4 digits (e.g. 1234).

7. Use the down arrow to move the cursor to the left side of the numbers and the space (Down arrow twice).

8. Now enter 6 digits and press the call button.



Wait for a few seconds, the screen should start to flash and reboots. It should alsowork on other menus like the "Profiles" menu.



EFR CALL QUALITY

To activate EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) Enter the code-

*3370#

This improves call quality but decreases batterylife by about 5%

To deactivate it, Enter the code-

#3370#



THE JAMES BOND TRICK

If you short-circuit theleft middle and right pins on the bottom of the phone with all connections touching each other, the Nokia software hangs! The profile "Headset" will be activated. Before you do this just activate the "Automatic Answer" in the headset profile and set the ringing volume to "Mute". Now you can use your phone for checking out what people are talking about in a room. Just place it under a table in a room and call it. The phone receives the call without ringing and you can listen to what people are saying.



NETWORK MONITOR

There is a hidden menu inside your Nokia phone. If you want to activate it, you'll have to re-program some chips inside of your phone.

1.

Check your software version. You can only continue if you have v4.33, v4.73 or v5.24.
2.

Take apart the phone.
3.

De-solder the EEPROM (ATMEL AT 24C64).
4.

Read out the data with an EEPROM programmer and save it to a file (Backup).
5.

If you have v.33 or v4.73, change the address "03B8" from "00" to "FF".
6.

If you have v5.24 then change the address "0378" from "00" to "FF".
7.

Write the new data to the EEPROM and solder it back to the phone,
8.

Power on your phone and you should have "Netmonitor" enabled.

The Network Monitor gives you the following information.



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Carrier number
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MS RX Level in DBM
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Received signal quality
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MS TX power level
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C1 (Path loss criterion, used for cell selection and reselection). The range is -99 to 99.
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RTL (Radio link timeout).
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Timeslot
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Indication of the transmitter status
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Information on the Network parameters.
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TMSI (Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity).
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Cell identification (Cell ID, Number of cells being used).
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MCC (Mobile country code)
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MCN (Mobile network code)
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LAC (Location area code)
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Ciphering (On/Off)
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Hopping (On/Off)
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DTX (On/Off)
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Discard cell barred information


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