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!

11 comments:

Don Trammell said...

Nice Brains. I like my Shure SE 530's better, but I am loving this phone more and more.

Izzy said...

Hey, I'm having a big problem with my nokia 5800. Everytime there is an incoming call or when I make a call, the screen goes completely black, so I can't see who's calling me and all.

I tried the factory reset, but it still won't work. Do you know how to solve that problem?

R o Y said...

Nicely done, thanks for the tips.
However, any idea how to quickly select or mark more than one item (messages, images etc)?
In other words what replaces the pencil key (or hash key on newer s60 devices)?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ok i know this isn't relevent to ur blogpost but i was wondering if u ever got around to finishing sokoflash? thats how i got linked to ur site i was lookin for cheats coz im kinda stuck on level 82...tnx steph

Anonymous said...

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friedbrains said...

hi guys,

thanks for all those posted unfortunately i do have any tips or tricks for your problems at the moment...

as for sokoflash, i have not even gone above level 10... lol

oh, well... i just don't have the time...

one thing guys an update of the 5800 will be out soon, just be patient and keep on checking your device for any update

to check for updates over the air (FOTA) goto settings/phone/phone mgmt/device updates/ and then click options and "Check for updates"

R o Y said...

Izzy,

Whenever a call is being initiated (incoming or outgoing) the proximity sensor (right next to the earpiece) gets activated. this turns the screen off whenever you're talking so that you wont press any wrong buttons.

Maybe you're putting your finger there hen you pick it up to see who is calling?

hariadi said...

guys,

did you know that..if your tube is ringing, n you are in the middle of meeting or else.. just flip your tube (the display face the ground) n it would go silent mode... try it...

hariadi said...

i found another tips, talking with your tube... try hold the green button (voice command), after the bip sound, say "what time is it?"...

Lourdhu Sagaya Jayakumar J said...

does it have pdf reader ?