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hasole

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#28218 23-Nov-2008 11:08
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Does any know how i can get my e61 to have the new dst dates. I have the latest fw and world clock update bit they are old and vf nz dont run network operator time. it was ok in spring as I could put it fwd one hour by changing to tonga, but in autumn there is no gmt+12 to change to.

any help would be much appreciated. It really stuffs up my mfe

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  #179606 23-Nov-2008 12:35
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hasole: ... changing to tonga, but in autumn there is no gmt+12 to change to. ...
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Note Mauricio's advice in # 88490 in http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=6&TopicId=16177
See also http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone.html?n=277

 
 
 

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  #179636 23-Nov-2008 15:14
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Nokia's DST handing is an absolute failure - and that's being polite. Forcing a user to select a timezone and not making it user configurable or updateable nothing but a joke.

Any handset that came out roughly before mid 2007 and has had no firmware updates since then will never support NZDST. Nokia should maintain seperate DST settings for the OS so that handsets that will never see new firmware updates can at least have new DST settings downloaded to the phone.


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  #179793 24-Nov-2008 09:18
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I have the same issue on the E65.  Nokia haven't bothered to update the firmware to support NZ's changes to DST.  What makes it even worse is that I use Mail for Exchange and so changing the timezone to Tonga completely stuffs up my appointments in Exchange and so is not a useable solution.

I have been onto Nokia about this for more than a year but they just keep telling me to check for the latest firmware!!!  I got one support person to elevate the query to Symbian but all I got was "they have been notified".

Nokia's support solution is to buy a new phone but as most support or sales people don't have a clue about the issue it is impossible to confirm whether a new phone has the correct schedule anyway.

I agree with 'sbiddle' that the DST schedule should be a seperate downloadable file and not part of the base firmware.



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  #179796 24-Nov-2008 09:22
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Do you have the latest V3 E65 firmware on your phone?

Unfortunatly I can't upgrade my phone as I have trashed the product code but I would have assumed that a 2008 firmware update for the E65 would include DST changes for NZ.

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  #179797 24-Nov-2008 09:24
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I need to do some testing with the theory above, but if it works, it'll get me by.

Change to Tonga time zone, make sure you don't make any appointments from your phone during that 'tonga' time zone period that is outside of the dst window.

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  #179799 24-Nov-2008 09:27
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No, I only have 2.0633.65.01  03-10-07  RM-208

The Nokia software update program reports this as the latest available, and so did the support people.

Excuse my ignorance but where would I get the V3 firmware from?

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  #179806 24-Nov-2008 09:51
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New software would come from the NSU software. The problem is Nokia don't release the same firmware across all product codes at the same time.


Latest is 3.0633.69.00 which came out earlier this year.


Is your phone NZ new or import?






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  #179808 24-Nov-2008 09:55
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Its NZ new.

I have just been doing some surfing and all info I can find states that the 2.0633.65.01 is the latest for my particular product code.

Gotta love Nokia sometimes!

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  #179812 24-Nov-2008 10:17
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Symbian World has details here

If you just google the version number you get plenty of sites talking about it.


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  #179821 24-Nov-2008 10:35
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Okay, now I'm pissed.

It seems the latest firware for the E65 is in fact 4.0633.74.00

It seems that it is up to Vodafone NZ to approve any firmware updates for the NZ new models (particular Product Code),  and as we all know how completely crap Vodafone NZ support is I guess I'm stuffed at this stage.

Bring on competiton to the NZ market!

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  #179827 24-Nov-2008 10:52
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Changing the product code is easy but not without risk.

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  #179833 24-Nov-2008 11:07
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Just looking into that now.

I'm guessing that by doing that I will loose all the Vodafone APN info and have to manually re-create it.  I mean the VFNZ Internet, VFNZ PXT, VFN Streaming and Vodafone Live! info.

Any other stuff I need to record first?

PS. Thanks for your help!

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  #179846 24-Nov-2008 11:48
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You lose all custom settings, phone book, messages - basically everything. APN settings are retained as these should be on your SIM.

You will also lose the Live! custom menus if you use a generic Nokia firmware.

Changing the code isn't difficult but does have risks and if you can't afford to buy a new phone if you brick it then *DON'T* do it. While the chances of doing something wrong are slim the risk does exist. I've changed many phones but have an issue with my current E65 that I can't upgrade the firmware or change the product code as NSS refuses to read the product code (which I had changed on several occasions in the past).

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  #181750 3-Dec-2008 11:57
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Well I finally found some time to sit down and attempt to change the product code on my phone.

Worked a treat.  Was then able to update to the latest firmware 4.0633.74.00.

Everything seems to work okay and, I'm not 100% sure but, the phone does seem to work a bit quicker.

I always thought that I didn't really like the Vodafone NZ branded theme, but I must admit it is better than the default one in this firmware.

Thanks 'sbiddle' for all your help.

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