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Quick Shortcuts Keyboard Tips Nokia E71 October 30, 2008

Posted by asimag in E71, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia Symbian.


1. To turn bluetooth ON / OFF from keyboard Long Press *

2. To switch Profile from General to Silent and vice versa Long Press #

3. While doing a contact search in standby mode number keys don’t display corresponding letter, to have them display correct letters tap the function key once before typing anything.

4. To change writing language or turn OFF/ON predictive text input press function key + spacebar

5. Long press of 0 activates web browser, second press leads to browser bookmarks

6. To mark/select multiple item press SHIFT and press DOWN on Navi button

7. To mark/select single item press SHIFT and CENTER button inside Navi button

8. To turn ON/OFF numeric keypad press FUNCTION twice.

9. Pressing RETURN(ENTER) on standby application icon shortcut will open them.

10. When in lock mode hit CENTER Navi button to display large time

11. to copy marked/selected text press FUNCTION+CTRL+C to paste press FUNC+CTRL+V

12. To move a page up or down press FUNC+CTRL+Navi UP/DOWN. Remember pressing FUNC 2 times makes it as a sticky

13. Pressing Shift + Backspace = delete letters after cursor

14. Hold down left soft key to read out new text messages.

15. Shift+Chr jumps directly to language selection.


Using Nokia Phone as a Modem to Browser Internet with Mac OS X Leopard (tethering) October 7, 2008

Posted by asimag in E71, MacBook Pro, N73, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia Symbian, OS X Leopard.

Update: July 2009

I have moved this Blog to new Address:

Please post comments on new Blog. I will disable further comments on this blog.

Thank you


With Leopard My Nokia E71 and N95 some times tether correctly and often it does not work. It Connects and then suddenly Disconnects. The status in top bar continue to display Disconnecting…. until I boot it.

In the event of emergency when I wanted to connect my Mac OS X (Leopard) with Nokia to browser internet or check my emails, it often does not work.

So here is the simple solution:

As Leopard Default Nokia 3G/GPRS script does not work for me. It has problems. You need to download Ross Barkman’s Script from his site. Just scroll down to Nokia Section and download Nokia 3G (EDGE/UMTS) Script or click this link to download. Copy the script whole folder into your RootDrive>>Library>>Modem Scripts Folder.

Just pair you Nokia as usually you do from Bluetooth Icon in the top. Follow the instructions in Wizard and check both isync and use as a modem checkboxes.

When wizard finishes goto System Preferences>> Network >> Bluetooth (Select from Left).

Click on Advance. Click on Modem and then Select Vendor as Other.

In Model Select Nokia 3G CID1 script

Dial Mode should be Ignore Dial tone when dialing

Leave the all other settings as it is. Click OK to return to previous screen.

In telephone type your APN. I use warid. Also remember to put APN in your mobile Phone (Tools>>Settings>>Connection>>Packetdata>>Accesspoint). You can also check this site for Access Point Name.

Also check “show modem status in menu bar” and click apply.

Now you can connect with your mobile internet by clicking on telephone icon on top. No more problems for me.

Nokia Symbian Phone automatically starts Installation when turned on September 16, 2008

Posted by asimag in N73, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia Symbian.

When you turn on your Nokia Phone starts Installation and then gives message that it is unable to complete installation. This message is very annoying and it appears every time you turn on your phone or insert memory card.

Here is the Solution: You need Xplore and Drakkarious Application.

Install Drakkarious on your phone, Drakkarious will install three apps: hellocarbide, CapsON and CapsOFF. Start Hellocarbide and press yes every time this will allow to view inside private FOLDER. Now turn off security by executing CapsOFF application.

Start X-plore and in Tools>Configuration menu turn on show hidden files and System Files options.

Now go to memory card view PRIVATE folder on it. There will be Folder inside with the name 10202DCE. Delete all files inside this folder have names with numbers/character that are meaningless. 

Thats all.

Switched to Nokia E71 from N95 8GB July 29, 2008

Posted by asimag in E71, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia Symbian.
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Yesterday I sold my N95 8GB and bought Nokia flagshop model E71. I am very very happy with this mobile.


Screen is very good. Its dimensions horizontal and vertical are ideal for internet browsing experience and reading email/messages. N95 8gb Screen was some what landscape and you need to rotate it.

FAST, FAST FAST yes, very fast, faster than 8GB. 8GB was so slow installing programs take forever. Credit to its 8GB build in memory for very slow response. Even transfering music files takes for ever on 8GB.

Multiple Home Screens, Yes you can switch between them and themes also changes when you switch.

Notification icons on Home screen.

Dedicated buttons for Home, Contacts, Calendar, Messaging

Beautiful and Sleek looking with pouch.

Excellent QWERTY keybad.

Fast Web Browser supporting YouTube

Comes with Applications like RT Racing, Multiscanner, Advance Call Manager, Solitarie, WorldMate, WiPresenter

Full MS Office Support, create spreadsheets edit existing ones.

Cool illuminated center pad blinks when message comes.

1500ma battery gives 20 hours of standby time.

I purchased it from Hafeez Center @ Rs. 37000/- It comes will Full URDU language support.

Well done nokia…Don’t buy iphone my advice…See on this on my latter article.

Back to Nokia N95 8GB From iPhone February 8, 2008

Posted by asimag in iPhone, N95, N95 8GB.

After using iphone for four months I am back to Nokia. I have purchased N95 8GB. I missed following features on iPhone:

  1. Bluetooth send and receive of files
  2. DVD like video Recording
  3. 5 MegaPixel Camera
  4. Internal GPS and Nokia excellent Sports Tracker Application
  5. Bluetooth A2DP Profile (Stereo)
  6. Copy and Paste (Major Bummer)
  7. I can view http://www.bbcurdu.com (Not possible on iphone)
  8. I can stream into realplayer
  9. I can now use blacklist program
  10. Voice Recoder which records telephone calls too.
  11. Caller Name Playback when you receive call (Excellent Feature! Without picking the phone I know who is calling me)
  12. Voice Activated Calling ( Simply Speak; the phone will identify the contact and call)
  13. Picture Slide show (Pan and Zoom) with Music (Why iphone does not have this feature)
  14. Picture Editor
  15. Easy transfer of Pictures and Songs (Not through complicated iTunes)
  16. and finally lots n lots of good software and 3D games!!!

I hate Apple Closed Policy for iphone. Why don’t they open iphone as Nokia? Why are they playing hide and seek game and releasing firmware every four months?

The only feature I miss on Iphone while using Nokia is iphone Email Client and its attachment viewing and of course virtual keyboard.

Connect your Nokia with MAC to browse Internet through GPRS August 24, 2007

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, N73, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia 6300, Nokia Symbian.

Update: July 2009

I have moved this Blog to new Address:

Please post comments on new Blog. I will disable further comments on this blog.

Thank you


Updated on:  12 Feb 2008

If you are on the road you can connect your Macbook/Pro to Internet with your Nokia Phone.

If you are using Leopard. Then things are quite simple. Just follow Steps:

Leopard: (Tiger users see below)

Make sure GPRS is activated by your carrier.

Step 1:

From the bluetooth menu at the top right hand corner choose Setup Bluetooth Device. Click Continue on Bluetooth Setup Assistant Window. Choose Mobile Phone and Click Continue.

Step 2:

Choose your desired Mobile Phone from the next Window and click Continue.

Step 3:

Pair the phone by entering the exact code displayed on the screen.

Step 4:

Select Both Servcies that is iSync and Internet Access. Click continue.

Step 5:

Just type in your APN (Access Point). You can get this from Phone or call your Operator help line. Don’t change any thing other than APN. Also check/select: ‘Bluetooth status in menu bar’ and ‘Show Modem status in the menu bar’. Click Continue.

Step 6:

Open the Network Settings From System Preference and Select Bluetooth from Left Column

Type *99# in the Telephone Number and Click Connect.

If you using Using Tiger then follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Make sure GPRS is activated by your carrier.

Step 2:

On your phone (Symbian OS), go to

“Tools>Settings>Connection>Packet Data” in Access point enter your APN.

APN differs for every carrier. For

  • Warid Telecom: waird
  • Mobilink postpaid: connect.mobilinkworld.com
  • Mobilink prepaid: jazzconnect.mobilinkworld.com
  • Ufone: ufone.internet

For example if you are on Ufone then just type ufone.internet in Access Point
Step 3

On your Mac download this “Nokia E61 (Nokme)” script. Unzip it and copy script into “Machintosh HD/Library/Modem Scripts”

On your Mac. Click on Bluetooth Icon at top and choose “Setup Bluetooth Device”. On dialog box click the first two check box (Setup iSync….. & Access the Internet….) and click the second radio button (Use a direct….). Click Continue.

On the next dialog box Enter your username and password. For Warid Connection leave both of them blank.

In GPRS CID… Input box enter *99#

In modem script choose Nokia E61 (Nokme)

Click last two check boxes (Show Bluetooth status…. Show Modem Status….)

To connect with Internet: click on the Telephone icon at the Top and click connect. Thats it.

Reference: Nokme Site

Nokia N95 & N95 8GB new firmware available July 15, 2007

Posted by asimag in N95, N95 8GB.

Updated: 12 Feb 2008

Nokia N95 & N95 8GB new firmware 15.0.015 is now available through nokia software update. This firmware include spotlight search. That is in an instance you can find anything in your SMS, Messages, Music, Videos, Contacts etc. Your N95 will be more stable and fast. Recommended for N95 & N95 8GB owners.