This guide will be referenced to many times in the future, so I am posting the instructions to hacking your S60 Nokia phones now. Hacking your S60 phone will let you install unsigned applications without a hassle and even apply some patches if you like. It’s much easier than I thought!
After the upgrading to the latest firmware v20.2.005 for the North American Nokia N95 8GB, you probably noticed the rougher fonts due to anti-aliasing getting tuned off. There’s no option or settings in our phone for us to change it back, but I’ll show you how to turn it back on by simply installing FontRouter LT.
What’s good about the S60-powered Nokia phones like the Nseries I mostly use is that they are like computers: you can install applications. I go through a few phones for testing and review, so I’m accustomed to starting fresh and installing applications all the time. I’ll list the first 10 applications I install on my phones. I hope this list helps out the new users.
I’ll show you a useful trick to save 5% on your next Nokia phone if purchasing from Amazon. The idea is to trick Amazon into thinking you own an accessory related to the phone you want and Amazon will generate recommended products in the Gold Box each day that are priced 5% off. So instead of paying $489 for the Nokia N95-3, you pay $465.
I have Flickr, Facebook, Youtube, and Ovi Share to host my videos and photos, but uploading to each one can be a hassle. Luckily, Shozu on my Nokia N95 8GB and other compatible Nokia devices has a feature that lets me send the photos to all the selected sites in one upload. I’ll show you how.
I discovered while playing with the multimedia menu on the Nokia N95 8GB that it opens links as new tabs on the web browser. Combine that with the S60 Browser Shortcuts Key #5 to switch between the tabs very quickly, and now you have easy tabbed-browsing! This tip should also work with other Nseries phones featuring the new multimedia menu; the Nokia N81 and Nokia N82.
I just started using Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta on the Nokia N95 8GB to remember my spot via GPS and help me find my car in case I forget. What sucks about living near two big hospitals is that it is really hard to find parking during the day. It’s not a problem at night, but I often have to park 5-6 blocks away if I get home early.