Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How To Add FaceTime for iPhones and iPads That Does NOT HAVE Facetime

If you bought an iPad or iPhone in Dubai (or in any country in the Middle-East for that matter), chances are it does NOT HAVE FaceTime.

Now here is a quick way to ADD FaceTime to your iPhone or iPad:
  1. You must Jailbreak your iOS Device.  To do that just follow the steps from iClarified.  Just make sure to click on the right Jailbreaking steps for your version of iOS and your device itself, i.e. you must know your iOS Version.  If you do not know how to find out about your iOS Version, then I suggest you spent some time with your iphone or ipad settings, and not just use your device for playing Angry Birds and enough of facebook, ok!
  2. After you have Jailbroken your device, then click on the Cydia icon on your iphone or ipad device.
  3. After Cydia, has fully loaded itself, go to the "Home" screen of Cydia, and scroll and click the "More Package Sources".
  4. Then scroll and look for iPhoneIslam and install it, (of course who else will hack the iphone and ipad to make the FaceTime work other than the people who are regionally affected by the ban of FaceTime in their region) and don't worry this is NOT an Islamic Terrorist site or something.
  5. After you have installed iPhoneIslam, go back to the Cydia Home screen, and do a search of FaceTime Hacktivator, once you got this, install it as well.
  6. You now have FaceTime in your iPhone/iPad.  Now, go to Settings and look for FaceTime and activate it or log in using your Apple ID.  Here is also a step-by-step instructions direct from Apple on how to use FaceTime.
  7. If for some reason that you do not yet have an Apple ID, then just create one and follow the instructions on your iOS Device, i.e. your iPad or iPhone.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Re-birth of friedblogs!

Hi blogworld!

Today, I am starting this again...  today, is another fried day!

So many has happened!  From the nokia-centric guy that I was, I am now back to my 1st love, well, 1st love in terms of technology!  I am back with Apple.  I have been using iPhone 4 since 2010, and loving it!

I think my last post here was in 2009, and so many things have happened...  I will keep this short for now and you are going to hear more from me, well more on technology actually since this is a tech blog!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Nokia Finnally Admits Fault in N97 Lense Cover & GPS Problem w/ Map 3.0

Apparently a Finish Newspaper run the story about these complaints against the N97 and they got an answer from Nokia itself. Here is the Finish Link of the article-> Click Here

And here is the slightly edited Google Translation:

Nokia finally admits structural defect in N97

Evening Gazette received confirmation of Nokia's flagship phone problems.

Last week, the Evening Gazette reported the Nokia N97 model in relation to defects in the camera lens scratching. At that time, Nokia did not comment on the matter in any way. Now Nokia's fixed communications from defects in leaf. - It has come a number of cases in which the camera lens is scratched, for example, because of hiekanmurujen. We regret that this has occurred. In these cases, the user can contact Nokia customer service. - In some cases, the camera lens is mounted too close to the lens protective glass. In this case, the lens is inserted between the glass and too little room, for example, sand can cause scratches, multiplied by Nokia. When there were problems of communication advising the user to wipe the lens with a soft cloth. - If that does not work or if the problem persists, the phone can be exported for repair. There, the lens is exchanged and ensures that the lens and the space between the protective glass is sufficient. According to Nokia phone warranty covers defects. The number of faulty phones Nokia does not disclose detailed information. - This is not to know extent of the problem. We do not know how many countries, such problems have occurred.

Disruptions in the GPS navigation

IL-Digin readers have reported on the N97's GPS receiver problems. Feedback have been told that the phone loses the GPS signal several times and has been, in some cases, unusable. One reader writes of a case where the N97 lost the signal several times in the Turku motorway and fell to a new route to ten times within a short distance. Nokia for vetäneensä quietly Maps 3 software downloadable software from the list of observed problems. - Nokia Maps 3.0-door version of the touch screen devices have been temporarily withdrawn from the Nokia Software Update, and [url]http://www.nokia.com/maps[/url] page, as it made adjustments to improve the navigation experience. - We do not do so unless the software had problems, communication will continue. By: PAULI REINIKAINEN

... and my apologies if I have not been posting that much, busy with a project...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nokia Download Has Changed

And I do hope it is for the better...

There are new icons and some new apps...

For the 5800, the Nokia VPN Client is now available...

Contents varies from country to country, but I think the icon changes are global in nature...

Try it out! Update your Nokia S60 "Download"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

3-Finger Salute for 5800 - Full Hard Reset

Do note that this will only work with 5800 with V.20.0.012

  1. With your 5800 turned off,
  2. Press and hold [Green] + [Red] + [Camera] Keys (that's the Green Call Button and the Red End Button respectively)
  3. Turn phone ON, and keep pressing it until you see the Nokia Shaking Hands Logo.

Of course the Default code is still 12345.

Do this if your device is not turning on properly and you do not have quick access to the nearest Nokia Care Point.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Put the Pencil Key in your Nokia 5800 XM

One of the biggest shortcomings of the 5800 is that it doesn't have the "Pencil Key" anymore (also called the ABC or "the shift" key). It is the key that allows you to do multiple selection. Older S60 Nokias have this, the new one don't have it anymore. Well, here is a workaround:
  1. Download the The Pencil application here
  2. Click English on the left side if you dont understand Russian, I am sure many of you don't and it is better than babel fish.
  3. Symbian Signed the application here
  4. Install it and Run it, you will see just a RED screen, (well, what can i say they are Russians) on y case I click on the green call button (it will be assigned as my "default pencil key"), then click save (to save of course) and then press back.
  5. and now if I press green key and i scroll and i can now do multiple selection, just like the old "Pencil Key"

Signing it was quite easy too... just select all the categories...

Cheers all! And do give the guy a donation...

just updated the broken link, try it now folks...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SMS Cleaner - A Fix for the "Curse of Silence" Bug

And so Nokia rolled its sleaves and got into cleaning this irritant...

This application can clean a Nokia S60 3rd Edition (Initial or Feature Pack 1) based device, which may have received a so called “Curse of Silence” SMS message, and thereby restricted from receiving any new SMS messages.

After you have installed the application, it will ask for execution permission. During execution, application attempts to clean received Curse of Silence-messages from your phone. After execution the application will be deinstalled and phone will be restarted.
You can download and install this application in several ways:
  • Input www.europe.nokia.com/smscleaner into your phone's browser (where available) to access this page and download SMS Cleaner file directly to your phone and install
  • Download SMS Cleaner to your PC, transfer it to your memory card or phone memory and install the application
  • Download SMS Cleaner to your PC and use Nokia PC Suite to install the application into your phone

Please note that there may be “Curse of Silence” messages queued up in the SMS Center of your Operator Network. In this case you might need to install and run the application again.

Please refer to this Nokia product overview to identify if your product has S60 3rd Edition operating system http://www.forum.nokia.com/devices/matrix_all_1.html

Get the full thing here-> http://europe.nokia.com/smscleaner

And do remeber that only S60 1st Edition are vulnerable to this bug, and it can still be avoided easily...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nokia N97: The Best of E and N Series Worlds

Somebody have posted in another forum that Nokia will be watching closely the sale of N97, since accordingly this will dictate some of Nokia's pipeline projects, particularly where their S60 phones are heading...

IMHO, for the 1st time since the Nokia S60 world was divided into N and E series, we have a potential handset that will offer both worlds, well I am assuming that many of the "business related services" that used to be only E-series enjoy will be ported to the whole S60 spectrum, as in the case of the Mail for Exchange and Lotus Notes supports as an example.

One of the things that I really miss from the E90 is the qwerty, well that and the super big wide screen. With the N97, it may not offer the same sized screen on the E90 nor is the keyboard same as the E90, however it is very close to it, in many aspect. Of course, one can not say anything about the actual usage coz we simply have not used it, but, then as a 5800 user who have used the E90, one can easily surmise what one can expect from the N97 as far as screen and qwerty are concerned. With that in mind, I think there is a big possibility that i wont need a New Communicator, and if Nokia sees that too, quite possibly the E90 might be the last communicator...

or one can just simply say, the N97- is an N-series with a Communicator heart or the N97 is actually a communicator, masquerading as an N-series...

What to Expect from the New Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Firware v. 11.0.08

The upcoming Nokia 5800 XpressMusic firmware will be v11.0.08. Some have already installed it and even others are receiving their new units with this firmware already installed in their Nokia 5800.

The changelog of this firmware are as follows:
  • Homepage is not defined for Vodafone Live!
  • Last word disappears when selecting receiver in SMS.
  • My Nokia: phone displays “#” in front of Application name.
  • During Back-Up & Restore operation, calendar entries are not restored.
  • Operator menu link within Welcome application.
  • Invalid message pops up before playing the file received via Bluetooth.
  • Input Method, VKB just display number when selecting a WLAN access point which contains a password.
  • Chinese box HWR control buttons and FS HWR control bar are too small.
  • Unable to add image to Contact bar from Gallery when there is about 5 GB of data in memory card.
  • In Arabic UI, in calendar, the arrows on the top are reversed in week view and day view.
  • UI-rotation is too sensitive.
  • Search: Google search service is missing in Search.
  • Contact could not display when switch numbers in Singtel 2-in-1 SIM card.
  • Maps: Wrong layout of the strings in the Maps search and favorites views.
  • Could not send new email if user name and password is not pre-defined.
  • Phone drops from service when both A5/3 +GEA3 used simultaneously with WLAN.
  • The Messaging application crashes a lot specially when replying or trying to send SMS you have to remove battery to be able to use the device again.
  • License Manager for Maps is not integrated to SW.
  • 5.0 Touch: Phonebook crashing when adding detail: Birthday, Anniversary.
  • Web screen is messed up - Non stop Music Player “Library update”.
  • Clock, Alarm is inactive when phone is power off.
  • APN Configuration Settings Update to be used for the Setting Wizard.
  • Ex-Factory settings are wrong - UE unable to open Setting Wizard.
  • StartUpSettings version updated.
  • Phone lost correct time during power off.
  • USSD: “Call Control Send USSD” command.
  • UE drops from 3G, then cannot sync to 3G cells.
  • Browser: Flash objects causes problems while browsing

thats all for now, and have a Merry Red 5800 Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

5800 XM Tips and Tricks

1) To bring out the Shortcuts on your Screen/Desktop-> Settings/Personal/Home Screen/Home Screen Theme and select Shortcut bar, you can then select which shortcut to display if goto "Shortcuts". This will also bring out the "Track" playing being displayed when you open the Music Player.

2) Tap the Clock to bring out the Clock menu and make your alarm, alarm repeat is now built-in.

3) Tap the "General" or Date (the set Profile besides the clock) and the Profile selection menu pops out, almost similar to pressing the "Power" button in all S60, but here the Remove memory is not shown, but "Calendar" shortcut is included and the other profiles as well.

4) If you are on the Numeric Keypad, pressing the [#] key alternately will toggle the General and Silent Profiles, same as before, which means long press on zero [0] will bring out bookmarks for the Web.

5) Tapping on the displayed To do or Calendar entry will bring you immediately to that particular item.

6) Tapping the Active Icon on the Top Left (near the battery indicator) will give you shortcuts for any of the active icons.

7) Long press on the Green Call Button will still activate the Voice Command Prompt

8) Long press on the center button is similar to the Long press on the "Menu" key (the yin-yang key on most S60) which will bring out the menu for all the active applications.

9) Go to Applications/File Manager and setup "Backup" for automated backup schedule of your phone data.

10) Get the Red one and partner it with the Red Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Stereo Headset for an awesome sonic experience!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

XpressMusic to the Max

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic partnered with the Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, it can't get any better than this!

This headset is a bass freak! It really rocks!

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is Here - Unboxing Pics

So far all I can say is WOW!

This is my 3rd day of using it, and so far I had one problem wherein after I connected my Nokia BH-900 Bluetooth headset, I can not make any calls at because there was this shrieking-high-pitched-sound that was emanating from the handset which simply was not allowing any outgoing or incoming call. Solution: Full Factory Reset using the trusted *#7370#.

This is it for now, I will post more as I used this baby more each day...