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Topic # 11988 22-Feb-2007 11:53
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first i am new to imate devices. i am not sure if you call it software or firmware , what i would like to know is my phone is starting to freeze and someone said i would need to update my software(firmware)
where do i go for this thank you

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Reply # 61552 22-Feb-2007 12:00
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Reply # 61566 22-Feb-2007 12:43
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Welcome to Geekzone... You are thinking of a ROM update. But this is not the solution for all cases. The lockups are just symptoms and could be some software installed on your i-mate SP5 causing it.

The best thing to do is perform a Clear Storage. There's a program in the menu that will erase all contents of the memory, and restore your smartphone to the "new" condition.

You can then use it and see if no lockups happen. If there's nothing then reinstall one software at a time. This will help you determine if it was a misconfiguration, or a third party software.

If there are lockups even with no programs installed, then look for an update on the i-mate website johnr linked before.


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  Reply # 61742 23-Feb-2007 11:50
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thank you i have clean storage and the phone is working perfectly no stalls or freezing at all. great work geekzone :)

I have tried to connect to my home wireless network but it tells me to veverify settings in data connnections . sorry to appear silly but what could that be. i have added my network and the key. i have added the imate to my network wireless router and it still comes up with this ..
ps. this is a great phone even with this problem.

also what is the max i can use for the memory card.. i had read its 2 g thank you

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  Reply # 61837 24-Feb-2007 15:03
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yup i have the same problem as what mahita said...

after giving all the information, the darn thing refuse to still connect to my wireless network. plz direct me if there is any discussion that might have happend about this wifi problems for SP5 (didnt find any my self tho). but hey even with this small downside, its a wicked fone...

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Reply # 61928 26-Feb-2007 00:29
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hello and now i am connected wifi with internet and its great . i have spent the last 24 hours showing off to my family and friends
on how i can IM with my great way to spend the weekend./
I have also been trying to find the mms settings for my sp 5 as for some reason i can't get them txt to my phone from vodafone
I have tried so many times and the text just doesn't arrive. any ideas please.
I can now wireless connect to internet and send and receive  text
I can't send picture texts or emails but i can receive emails
Any ideas would be helpful please.
I have searched the net and are now totally confused with settings

thanks and hope all you geeks have a great week :)

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Reply # 62246 28-Feb-2007 12:14
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Hello and just wanted to say i have updated all my settings so my phone now works perfectly on vodafone nz. i can send and recieve pxt and connect wirelessly to the net. I have to set up my email settings but i will get to that later .
i am just enjoying my phone now. btw the battery life on this phone is excellent. i had a samsung z500v and the battery life if i used the phone too much per day would be needing charging every day.

is there anything i need to do with this fone. that is virus protector  or programs i should put on. should i update the system somehow

would it be better for me to take the phone somewhere and have it updated or something.. ( i am so new with this type of phone any help is appreciated )


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