Apps,Useful

Protect your phone from theft. Use this app

4 Jan , 2012  

Have you ever lost your mobile phone before? If yes, How did it feel? Nice? I doubt! :/ Most of us cannot stay comfortably for few minutes without our Nokia phones not to talk of loosing it. Just to save you from that sad moment of loosing your mobile phone, we have decided to give you a “Plan B” to secure you just in case you fall into that bad condition. If you’ve got the resources to watch the video below, you could skip the rest of the article and watch it otherwise keep reading.

There are many apps that offer Anti Theft solutions but this article is focused on F-Secure Anti Theft

What is F-Secure Anti Theft?

F-Secure Anti-Theft For Mobile is a mobile security application designed to prevent misuse of your personal and confidential data in your mobile phone. Anti-Theft Mobile has some powerful features like the ability to remotely lock the phone with a single SMS message. You can even know the location of your lost phone and even when the thief replaces the sim card in your mobile phone, the Theft Control feature lets you lock the phone automatically and even sends an sms message to you informing about the thief’s new number. Finally if you are unable to retrieve the mobile phone then you can erase all the data in the mobile phone with one sms message using the feature called Remote Wipe.

By sending a single sms you can control the data in your mobile phone and

– Lock your phone remotely
– Locate your phone remotely
– Erase the confidential data remotely
– Information about the thief’s new number

In Summary,

This Application:

– Is easy to install and use.
– Protects your confidential information against loss or theft
– Helps you locate your phone

Even Nokia supports the use of this application as they continuously add it to their mobile phones that support it just to encourage and support their customers. All that is required from you is to set it up and understand how it works.

You can download the Symbian version from the store free of charge. The Video below is a demonstration of how it works 🙂

PS: Before I call it a wrap, please note that having this application is not a guarantee that you MUST find your lost Nokia phone. A certain level of carefulness is still required of you as a human being.

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How To,MeeGo,Tips/Tricks

How to Mod Nokia N9 UI?

3 Jan , 2012  

Modding will look a very heavy word and you will think “It maybe difficult, I can’t do”. Well, if you are considering to mod N9/N950’s MeeGo, it’s quite easy than you expect. You will need to know CSS to do so. Yes, CSS. And you require some courage also. 😉

I was playing with my N9 and was looking at system files and found out that UI uses CSS for styling. I am not much sure if there are other things that need for more modding but you can surely change the styling of a page by editing its style.

I am giving you brief tutorial how you can modify MeeGo UI.

#ff0000;">Warning: This post is only for learning purpose and if anything goes wrong with your device, we are not responsible for it. Do it at your own risk.

 

First of all you need to enable Developer Mode from Settings>Security>Developer Mode. Now you can either use Terminal of your phone or use SSH to access it on PC. I recommend SSH from PC for ease of editing.

How to get access from PC using SSH

You need to download PuTTY. Now connect your N9 with PC using WLAN. You will need to get password for developer account from SDK Connection which will have come after you have enabled developer mode. Open it, select WLAN and note down the IP and passsword.

You now need to connect to N9 from PC using SSH.

Now use the information as shown in above screenshot with the IP your got in SDK Connection app.

Check following commands:

Now you will get a prompt to enter login. Use developer and password is what you have got in your SDK Connection. You have now successfully logined but you don’t have root access , so you cannot modify needed files. You need to gain root access. So type devel-su and it will ask for password. rootme is default password.

Now you have full root access. You can do what you want. Now go to the theme directories. Use the command you see in above screenshot. Now , that meegotouch directory will have all those directories that represent UI style of a particular page or application. Now goto any directory, you want to modify the UI of, and under style, you will see a CSS file. Open it, edit it and play with it. 😉

For example you want to modify Camera UI. Check out following commands:

You need to edit camera-ui.css. You can use vi editor or nano editor (needs to be installed from Settings>Security>Developer mode and install Utilities). Here is a glimpse of what camera-ui.css looks a like.

It is always better to backup the original file before editing it, in case you mess something up.

You can also edit those files explicitly and put them in those directories overwriting the original files. Just learn some basic linux commands.

 

Keep Mind Cool

It maybe possible that you mess up something and make things worst. Just keep mind cool and replace edited files with original ones. If nothing fixes it, you can flash your N9 (very very less probability of the need of flashing).

I messed up my N9 while modding the keyboard. The issue rose up that Keyboard wasn’t showing up. At that time, I wasn’t using PuTTY from PC but in terminal on my phone. Thus, I made my almost unusable as there was no keyboard and I can’t revert back to original keyboard because there was no keyboard and so I can’t type any commands in terminal on phone. In frustration I forgot about SSH and reset the phone and clear the device making things worst! Later I realized I can get IP of phone by SDK Connection and developer account’s password to login into terminal using SSH. Finally, I fixed it.

All I want to say from this is, keep the mind cool when such shit happens and don’t panic in such situations because there is always a solution. 🙂

 

Happy Modding

Start modding and don’t forget to share what you did with your MeeGo device(s). 😉 If you have any doubt or problem, just post in comments or contact us at @NokiaTips on twitter. We are always happy to help you.

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MeeGo

Nokia Link is the Nokia Suite for N9

3 Jan , 2012  

You just got a Nokia N9 or are you planning to get one? It may as well interest you to know that N9 does not currently support the Nokia Suite. The reason is not far fetched. MeeGo likes standing alone 🙂 But Hey! There’s a major alternative – Nokia Link! Nokia Link is a lightweight Kit that allows you to synchronize your multimedia files with ease. It’s Simple, No hassle.

Download For Windows (10MB)

Download For Mac (25MB)

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Tips/Tricks

Useful Nokia Codes

3 Jan , 2012  

Our friend Omaheshwar shared some codes with us and we felt it would be nice to share with the rest of the community 🙂

The codes below are handy and they could be used in most cases when we really need to get things done but please note that some of them may not work for your device.

*#2820#     - Bluetooth device add.
*#7780#     - software reset and restore factory settings.
*#0000#     - shows version.
*#06#       - IMEI.
*#92702689# - Warranty.
*#7760#     - Manufacturers code.
*#21#       - Call divert number.
*#2640#     - Security code
*3370#      - Increase call quality
*#8110#     - Software version
*#7370#     - Hard format

We are very sure that there are so many more codes out there. You could help us if you know any. Use the comments

Comparison

The Nokia N8 and the Nokia E7 (Major Comparison)

2 Jan , 2012  

A friend of ours asked us a question on twitter and it motivated us to write on this topic. We’re rest assured that there’re so many other people who are in the same state as he is in right now. The Nokia N8 and the Nokia E7 are great mobile phones and it’s quite usual for people to be confused on either of which to purchase. Below are the major spotted differences between the two mobile phones. It should be able to help you make up your mind on either of them that suits your needs.

The one’s in green backgrounds have a better advantage over the other.

Big thanks to our friends at PhoneArena.com for the tip 🙂

You can also check our Reviews of E7 from perspective of a N8 user at Ksg91’s Blog: http://go.ksg91.com/rZeFTF
So, what choice have you made?

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Symbian

Stay Geek with Geeky Avatar – Try this App

2 Jan , 2012  

Geeky Avatar by GeekyFriends allows you to create a “Geeky” Avatar on your Nokia Mobile phone. You could use those avatars as your Display Pictures on your favourite social networks. It provides you with a friendly interface for creating your avatar.

Something like what we have here:

Geeky Avatar is available in the Nokia Store. There are currently two versions. The FREE and the premium version. The major spotted difference between the two is the use of Adverts. To the best of our knowledge, this application is only available to the Symbian OS.

These are the Download Links

Geeky Avatar
Geeky Avatar FREE

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