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Garmin Mobile XT on Nokia E71 and N95 (Internal GPS supported)

Garmin Inc. provides very useful and interesting GPS solutions. Garmin Mobile XT is a software which is designed for mobile phones and provides GPS navigation on the go!

Basically, you should buy a Garmin GPS Reciever and the software provided together to use Garmin products.

On the Nokia E71 and ( N95 8GB ) you can install the Garmin Mobile XT (version 5.00.40 as of today) and use the internal GPS and/or the A-GPS intergrated on the Nokia Phones.


STEP ONE: First thing to do is to get Garmin Mobile XT software for your device. Go to Garmin Mobile XT website, and download the right version for your phone.


Once you downloaded the installation files, connect your phone on the USB DATA TRANSFER mode and run the downloaded file. The installation program will ask you where you want to install Garmin Mobile XT? Just choose the right drive (your phone) and click on “Install”.


STEP TWO: Get the Support files (from the bottom of the same page ) and install them in the same way on your phone.


STEP TREE: Get the map you need and copy the map IMG file in your phone’s memory card, inside the “Garmin” directory.


On the next page(s) we’ll see how to activate the internal GPS support for Garmin on your mobile phone…

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TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 3

Symbian OSThere are a lot of softwares out there for Symbian platform and they get more and more everyday. I’ve started to test some of the best ones on my own Nokia N95 8GB phone and the ones that qualify, are listed in these series of posts. There’s been 2 parts previously and I should tell you that some of those softwares and applications have become obsolete and either their functionalities are included in new Firmware release or There’s been no update of the said applications till date. Before we start with the third part, let me recall the previous lists:

1- Landscape Pro – Functionality included in new Firmware

2- RotateMe v2.0 – Functionality included in new Firmware

3- Handy Taskman 2.0 – Still Good!

4- Office Suite 4.5 – Still Good

5- Agile Messenger – Obsolete (Recieved minor bugs and application crashes reports)

6- Salling Clicker – Still Good

7- ALON MP3 Dictaphone – Updated version available

8- Nokia Maps 2 (Beta version)Final Release included in Firmware or available to download from your phone.

9- Y-Browser (from Yucca Tools) – Still Good

10- NiiMee – Updated Version Available

And here goes the third list:

11- Python : This is a programming language, but even if you don’t know what that means, to run some applications you would need this, so you may want to install it anyway.

12- MobiTubia : With MobiTubia you can get YouTube.com on your mobile phone. Great menu, easy to navigate, you can save clips you like and you can even open FLV files directly if you know the URL. MobiTubia allows you to search on YouTube and also shows you updated lists of featured videos. It is free to download and install, here’s the link: https://www.mobitubia.com/

13- TomTom : There’s been a long time waiting until people discovered how to run TOMTOM on Symbian S6ç, specially with N95 internal GPS! Well the way is that you install an application which creates a virtual bluetooth gps and sends your GPS data on it, and then, you have to set TOMTOM to recieve data from the virtual GPS!

More info on this will be available in the next post on this topic. For now, you can find almost everything you need by Googling around.

14- Yahoo GO : It’s one of the most used of my applications. It allows you to check your Yahoo emails very easily and quickly, and allows to send, reply and forward emails too! You get access to a lot of other Yahoo Services from your phone and you can add user made widgets like Facebook Widget and so on…

Go here to get more informaion https://mobile.yahoo.com/go

15- Google Maps : You can get many of the Google Maps functionallity on your phone with this wonderful application. It helps you localize yourself on the map and know your location even if you don’t have a GPS!!

Here it is: www.google.com/gmm/

Warning!

Installing the latest applications stated above, and runnig them, will require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be careful to know about the connection fees that may apply to you.

In the next post on this topic, I’ll try to provide you downloads of many of the stated applications.

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N95 Won't boot ?!

Today, I was listening to music on my N95 8GB, and I ran the installation of Agile Messenger, but suddenly the phone blocked and I could not even turn it off with the power button, I waited long enough, and then I removed the battery to restart the phone.

After restarting, the Nokia logo appeared and then the phone freezed!

The N95 won’t boot! The lights turn on, the Nokia logo appears and then everything freezes !? is that really happening!!!?

At that moment, I knew there was a serious problem. Anyway, I tried to remove and restart the phone many times, but I didn’t help.

Anyway, I got on the net, and searched for possible solutions. The most discussed solution was to Hard Reset the phone.

3 methods are there, but this one works:

Hold the “3” button, and the ” * ” (star) button, and the Green button simultaneously and then at the same time turn the phone ON!


It’s really strange, but you got to put the phone on the table and use both of your hands, and hold the first three key combination until it asks you either the PIN code or it asks you to enter your country, date and time.

That resets everything on your internal memory, so your settings and customizations will be GONE!

I’m sorry to say that, but there’s no way to get back those data. But your memory card will be OK!

So, I recommend that you back up your phone regularly, you never know!!

Well, once you get the phone back, connect it to a computer, and backup your memory card (8GB Mass Memory) to the computer, and then from the phone, in the menu> settings> tools> memory; go and FORMAT the mass memory, Once formatting is done, hard reset your phone by entering this code when the phone is ON:  *#7370#

*#7370# is a hard reset and does exactly the same as “Press simultaneously the green “call” button, ‘*’ and ‘3’, and keep them down.” The latter is a last resort when everything else fails.

*#7380# is the soft reset.

After this, restart the phone as usual, and everything should be back in order.

Today, I was listening to music on my N95 8GB, and I ran the installation of Agile Messenger, but suddenly the phone blocked and I could not even turn it off with the power button, I waited long enough, and then I removed the battery to restart the phone.

After restarting, the Nokia logo appeared and then the phone freezed!

The N95 won’t boot! The lights turn on, the Nokia logo appears and then everything freezes !? is that really happening!!!?

At that moment, I knew there was a serious problem. Anyway, I tried to remove and restart the phone many times, but I didn’t help.

Anyway, I got on the net, and searched for possible solutions. The most discussed solution was to Hard Reset the phone.

3 methods are there, but this one works:

Hold the “3” button, and the ” * ” (star) button, and the Green button simultaneously and then at the same time turn the phone ON!

 

It’s really strange, but you got to put the phone on the table and use both of your hands, and hold the first three key combination until it asks you either the PIN code or it asks you to enter your country, date and time.

That resets everything on your internal memory, so you settings and customizations will be GONE!

I’m sorry to say that, but there’s no way to get back those data. But your memory card will be OK!

So, I recommend that you back up your phone regularly, you never know!!

Well, once you get the phone back, connect it to a computer, and backup your memory card (8GB Mass Memory) to the computer, and then from the phone, in the menu> settings> tools> memory; go and FORMAT the mass memory, Once formatting is done, hard reset your phone by entering this code when the phone is ON:  *#7370#

*#7370# is a hard reset and does exactly the same as “Press simultaneously the green “call” button, ‘*’ and ‘3’, and keep them down.” The latter is a last resort when everything else fails.

*#7380# is the soft reset.

After this, restart the phone as usual, and everything should be back in order.

Today, I was listening to music on my N95 8GB, and I ran the installation of Agile Messenger, but suddenly the phone blocked and I could not even turn it off with the power button, I waited long enough, and then I removed the battery to restart the phone.

After restarting, the Nokia logo appeared and then the phone freezed!

The N95 won’t boot! The lights turn on, the Nokia logo appears and then everything freezes !? is that really happening!!!?

At that moment, I knew there was a serious problem. Anyway, I tried to remove and restart the phone many times, but I didn’t help.

Anyway, I got on the net, and searched for possible solutions. The most discussed solution was to Hard Reset the phone.

3 methods are there, but this one works:

Hold the “3” button, and the ” * ” (star) button, and the Green button simultaneously and then at the same time turn the phone ON!

 

It’s really strange, but you got to put the phone on the table and use both of your hands, and hold the first three key combination until it asks you either the PIN code or it asks you to enter your country, date and time.

That resets everything on your internal memory, so you settings and customizations will be GONE!

I’m sorry to say that, but there’s no way to get back those data. But your memory card will be OK!

So, I recommend that you back up your phone regularly, you never know!!

Well, once you get the phone back, connect it to a computer, and backup your memory card (8GB Mass Memory) to the computer, and then from the phone, in the menu> settings> tools> memory; go and FORMAT the mass memory, Once formatting is done, hard reset your phone by entering this code when the phone is ON:  *#7370#

*#7370# is a hard reset and does exactly the same as “Press simultaneously the green “call” button, ‘*’ and ‘3’, and keep them down.” The latter is a last resort when everything else fails.

*#7380# is the soft reset.

After this, restart the phone as usual, and everything should be back in order.

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TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 2

Nokia N95 8GBNokia N95 8GBWell, so far it’s been more than 2 months I’m using the all new Nokia N95 8GB, and i’ve tested a lot of applications.

In the last post on this topic, I introduced 5 applications that I had personally installed and tested.

As promised, I’ll post 5 more this time, numbers follow…

6- Salling Clicker

This makes your phone as a remote form your computer over the bluetooth and even over WIFI if you’ve got a WIFI network around. I’ve installed and tested this app, works nice with inbuilt windows bluetooth drivers and has a lot of functions and even the possibility of making your own scripts. For example, I can control the Windows Media Player (mine’s 11) from the phone, and when listening to music (on the computer) if the phone rings, the application automatically stops the music, decreases system volume and shows a popup windows on the monitor to show that someone’s calling!! (this can be enabled/disable). There are lots of functionallities. If you wanna get a remote control for your pc (even mac) this is the best for the moment ;)

Get it Here: https://www.salling.com/ (It works on MAC too!!)

You may need some plugins and 3rd party scripts, google and search also the forums, but if you don’t find anything, just leave comments on this post and i’ll upload some scripts and plugins too.

7- ALON MP3 Dictaphone

Here’s a nice dictaphone app, which can record your calls automatically, record voice (even the radio) in MP3 format and has the ability to increase or decrease the microphone gain! which lets you record even very small sounds :D!

Get it here: (Trial version) The Full one costs about 30$! https://www.alonsoftware.com/products/dictaphone_s60_3rd.htm

8- Nokia Maps 2 (Beta version)

At last we got something very nice from Nokia for the GPS stuff! They took so long!

Nokia Maps 2, has got a way better interface and a lot of functionality improvements and precision. Still in the beta (test) version, but there seems to be no stability issues till now (be carefull to install it only on latest firmware which is till date v. 15.0.015

Get it Here: https://www.nokia.com/betalabs/maps/ (Still in Beta, use at your own risk)

9- Y-Browser (from Yucca Tools)

This is very useful if you got stuff in your inbox and the phone doesn’t let you move them in the mass memory! that’s pretty wierd from Nokia to have such a dump bug, but with the help of this app, you can browse all your drives and even see hidden and system files.

But be very carefull with system files, you don’t want to “BRICK” your phone.

My advice is that you install the app, and install the ‘mailbox’ plugin so you can directly access your ‘My Folders’ inside the mailbox, from there you can move the stuff which are stuck.

Usually Free, Get it Here: https://www.drjukka.com/YBrowser.html

10- NiiMee

This is a very nice application, which uses the accelerometer inside N95 to make it like a Wheel, Mouse and Joystick! I did play Need For Speed Most Wanted with my phone on the PC, using my phone as the Wheel and staying far from the screen, WIRELESSLY over Bluetooth! This software rocks!

It’s Usually Available for free download at the author’s site: https://www.niime.com/

I’ll Put in the next time, some direct download links and a summary of the best applications. So, don’t go too far!

UPDATE :PART 3

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TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 1

Symbian OS

The Nokia N95 8GB, is a Symbian S60 3rd Generation, Featured Pack 1 (v.9.1) phone. It’s a BB5 type.Here’s a list of applications you can install on nokia N95 which I have tested and they are said to be stable and working.


1- Landscape Pro : It’s an application which uses the inbuilt accelerometer to detect when you rotate the phone and it rotates the screen respectively. It operates on 0, 90 and 270 degrees rotation. The version 2.0 is the latest till date and is a stable version. Read the post about Landscape Pro 2.0 for more info.

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Landscape Pro version 2.0

LandscapePro 2.0The N95 made a huge success. If you got an N95, you probably know about the accelerometer inside. And probably heard about applications which rotate the screen when you turn the phone horizontally or vertically.

Landscape Pro, is one of such applications which works great, but’s not perfectly matched yet with Nokia N95 or the N95 8GB.

The previous version I installed on my phone, which was version 1.2, had some issues that I told the programmer about.

here’s the email conversation I had with him:

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Nokia N95 8GB , My New Mobile Phone.

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Please Read this guide to the end and visit all the resources and links before trying anything




I bought the Nokia N95 8GB two days ago, and i’m can’t get my hands off it! Every thing is so fine in this handset!


Mine is a branded one, with SFR France. I got a Nokia BH-201 Bluetooth Headset too.

The Handset comes with wired headset, a wall charger, TV cable, USB cable, a manual and Spider Man 3 movie preloaded on the 8GB memory! The camera got a perfect quality and takes very clear photos.


The phone connects by different methods to the computer, either Data transfer where the 8GB memory is recognized as a memory drive (flash disk) or PC Suite method which is used to install softwares and updates and use the Nokia PC Suite functions, or the Media Player Method and the Print method.


I got some issues and resolved them which I will explain here.