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Topic # 64994 27-Jul-2010 11:53
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when i start up the phone (nokia n85) the interface that normally appears is
gone all thats there is a grey wallpaper with "non-vodafone sim card",
no shortcuts or menus. the only way to do anything is the long way
(press bottom button and navigate thru the sub menus).

 

the
only thing they (2 degrees) could offer as an explaination as to why
the 2 degrees sim makes it go this way is because its not 3g on their
network yet, but it just seems strange that lack of 3g would make the
menus and shortcuts to anything dissapear? and they are fine when there
is no sim card in there. is it locked to vodafone? can i possibly over
write all the vodafone **bleep** with an update/hack or unlock from that
provider, if this is the case. id hate to have to pay more for calls
and texts just to get a few shortcuts on my phone home-screen. and it feels like 1/2 the phone software is missing because you have to dig deep to get to them.

 

is there a setting i need to adjust for the menus/shortcuts to work  with the new sim

 

nokia n85-1

type: rm-333

 

ill take a pic an show the differences

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  Reply # 357062 27-Jul-2010 12:34
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Try going to dailymobile.se and looking up firmware updates on their forums...there may be ways to get your handset back to a usable state munis all of the locked-out VF stuff.




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  Reply # 357068 27-Jul-2010 12:39
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Hi Seriously
If you call 0800 VFUNLOCK (83865625) they should be able to give you the code to clear these settings.
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  Reply # 357083 27-Jul-2010 13:11
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2DegreesCare: Hi Seriously
If you call 0800 VFUNLOCK (83865625) they should be able to give you the code to clear these settings.
Cheers
^POB


well they were useless, she said because i can make text and calls from the handset that they cant help. boom deadend. they wouldnt even try it out or find out if my phone needed it just said if you can make calls and texts we cant help you. it sounded like a kiwi girl on the other end.

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  Reply # 357087 27-Jul-2010 13:22
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If the handset allows you to make calls and send SMS then it's not SIM locked so the Vodafone Unlock service can't really help. They only give SIM unlock codes.

You will have to find a "non-Vodafone" firmware for that specific model...








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  Reply # 357091 27-Jul-2010 13:26
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freitasm: If the handset allows you to make calls and send SMS then it's not SIM locked so the Vodafone Unlock service can't really help. They only give SIM unlock codes.

You will have to find a "non-Vodafone" firmware for that specific model...




does this mean i need to hack the phone? or will it let me install foreign firmware? whats the best course of action so i don't brick this phone? lol

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  Reply # 357095 27-Jul-2010 13:28
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I suggest you head to our Symbian forum and post "How do I update a N85 to use a non-custom firmware".

That is a more appropriate forum.







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  Reply # 357098 27-Jul-2010 13:31
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ok thank you :)

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