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  Reply # 408406 23-Nov-2010 17:15 Send private message

Hi Starplay,

As per my DM.

Nokia NZ only sell via their retail partners, we do not have the ability to sell to end users.

As other have mentioned you are quite able to remove the likes of the wallpapers, startup screens, links if you like, or move them to a folder of your choosing.

Having a version brought in from another country has you running the risk of not being covered under a Nokia New Zealand warranty (it will need to be sent back to the country of purchase), inability to update firmware to locally approved versions, language packs you may not want (arabic,chinese etc)

As Nik has also mentioned, most if not all First Mobile and Digital Mobile stores have live devices in store that you can have a look at and make a decision on whether or not local customisation that is there is too much for you.

Hope this helps clear up your questions, but feel free to ask away if you have more.

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  Reply # 408440 23-Nov-2010 18:02 Send private message

BrentR: Hi Starplay,

As per my DM.

Nokia NZ only sell via their retail partners, we do not have the ability to sell to end users.

As other have mentioned you are quite able to remove the likes of the wallpapers, startup screens, links if you like, or move them to a folder of your choosing.

Having a version brought in from another country has you running the risk of not being covered under a Nokia New Zealand warranty (it will need to be sent back to the country of purchase), inability to update firmware to locally approved versions, language packs you may not want (arabic,chinese etc)

As Nik has also mentioned, most if not all First Mobile and Digital Mobile stores have live devices in store that you can have a look at and make a decision on whether or not local customisation that is there is too much for you.

Hope this helps clear up your questions, but feel free to ask away if you have more.


I have just sent you a PM back... But thanks for your reply.

Im happy to know that I can remove all of the Vodafone stuff... If I do go and get an N8 from Vodafone... Would you please be able to let me know how to remove all of the Vodafone stuff... The main thing is the Vodafone Logos upon startup and shutdown.

I called the Vodafone store today... they have a live model so I will go in tomorrow and have a play... And would be fine with buying it if I can remove everything off it so it is just like an unbranded factory origional.

Thanks for all of your help... I really appreciate it. - To be honest if I can remove all the Vodafone stuff, Ill get one before Christmas!

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  Reply # 408441 23-Nov-2010 18:05 Send private message

dear Nokia team can i use self signed certificates for exchange

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  Reply # 408444 23-Nov-2010 18:13 Send private message

Seems an odd reason not to want a mobile, I couldn't care less about the branding.
And as someone else has said, you can remove the live shortcuts etc or delete them. If you don't want the Vodafone logo on it, then just buy it from Parallel.


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  Reply # 408452 23-Nov-2010 18:21 Send private message

lyonrouge: dear Nokia team can i use self signed certificates for exchange


Hi Lyon,

This is something you've been able to do for a while, you will need to install it in the appropriate format on the device first though.

Details are below.

To install a self-signed certificate, you can do the following:

1. Export the certificate in DER format (without private key).

2. If the certificate file extension is .cer, change it to .der.

3. Copy the certificate file to your Web server.

4. Set the MIME type for the directory where the certificate is to application/x-x509-ca-cert.

* In some servers, this can be done from properties of the Web directory -> HTTP Headers -> MIME Types? and adding the mentioned MIME type for the .der file.

* When using Apache server, edit the mime.types file.

5. Use the Web browser in the S60 device to browse for the certificate.

6. Save the certificate (as described in Section 2.7, ?Install the CA certificate to an S60 device,? from step 3 onwards).

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  Reply # 408481 23-Nov-2010 19:40 Send private message

So if anyone knows if you can remove the Vodafone startup / shutdown logos and live links I would really appreciate it... No one so far has actually said 'Yes you can' and how you do it...

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  Reply # 408484 23-Nov-2010 19:46 Send private message

Hi Starplay,

You need to change the following settings within the handset

Menu > Settings > Phone > Display > Welcome Note/Logo > Set to image or text.

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  Reply # 408487 23-Nov-2010 19:53 Send private message

BrentR: Hi Starplay,

You need to change the following settings within the handset

Menu > Settings > Phone > Display > Welcome Note/Logo > Set to image or text.


Awesome... Thanks for that... Can you just delete the welcome message alltogether?

And to remove the Vodafone Live stuff... can you simply just delete the links?

Thanks again... I really appreciate it!

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  Reply # 408488 23-Nov-2010 19:53 Send private message

BrentR: Hi Starplay,

You need to change the following settings within the handset

Menu > Settings > Phone > Display > Welcome Note/Logo > Set to image or text.


Awesome... Thanks for that... Can you just delete the welcome message alltogether?

And to remove the Vodafone Live stuff... can you simply just delete the links?

Thanks again... I really appreciate it!

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  Reply # 408497 23-Nov-2010 19:57 Send private message

Hey,

Not really, it is hardloaded in the firmware, the above is the easiest solution.

You can remove the web bookmarks and change the homepage to whatever you like.

In regards to the VLive bookmark, this may also be hard loaded within the menu structure. I don't have a Vodafone version with me to check right now though. You can put this into an alternate folder so it's out of sight, out of mind though

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  Reply # 408517 23-Nov-2010 20:31 Send private message

Hey Guys,

Don't be too tough on Nokia re not seling to the public.  You can't go directly to Sony or Philips and buy a TV off them you have to go to the retailer.  That's effectively whats happening here.  If a brand owner wants their product supported/sold by retailers in the local community they need to show some loyalty to their retailers by not competing with them.

Yeah, I know the branded thing is a real pain especially when Vfone or Telecom are slower than a wet week in releasing firmware updates for their phones, tho hopefully this won't be an issue with the likes of the N8 since it seems that they don't customise the firmware to any extent.





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  Reply # 408518 23-Nov-2010 20:31 Send private message

As mentioned, if you have a problem with firmware, you can get one from a parallel importer, or get a friend to send you one. Parallel importers usually offer a one year warranty anyway, which is the same as the standard non-EU Nokia warranty. Make sure you know the limitations of the version you are getting though - as HK and Chinese versions will have FM transmitter disabled. I have an N8 from the Phillipines, and it works perfectly, and has all the same functions as one from Vodafone New Zealand. 

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  Reply # 408520 23-Nov-2010 20:33 Send private message

BrentR: Hey,

Not really, it is hardloaded in the firmware, the above is the easiest solution.

You can remove the web bookmarks and change the homepage to whatever you like.

In regards to the VLive bookmark, this may also be hard loaded within the menu structure. I don't have a Vodafone version with me to check right now though. You can put this into an alternate folder so it's out of sight, out of mind though


Okay... Thanks... Are the VLive bookmark and the Internet Browser separate?

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  Reply # 408522 23-Nov-2010 20:36 Send private message

The other thing I forgot to ask was wether updates will come direct from Nokia or do Vodafone release them?

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  Reply # 408523 23-Nov-2010 20:37 Send private message

Technofreak: Hey Guys,

Don't be too tough on Nokia re not seling to the public.  You can't go directly to Sony or Philips and buy a TV off them you have to go to the retailer.  That's effectively whats happening here.  If a brand owner wants their product supported/sold by retailers in the local community they need to show some loyalty to their retailers by not competing with them.

Yeah, I know the branded thing is a real pain especially when Vfone or Telecom are slower than a wet week in releasing firmware updates for their phones, tho hopefully this won't be an issue with the likes of the N8 since it seems that they don't customise the firmware to any extent.



Sony you can.

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