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How manually do the backup of a Nokia N97

Nokia offers its users a lot of methods for backing up and restoring data from its terminals, from computers and from the phone itself, but unfortunately none of these methods is really working or 100% satisfactory then after formatting we will always lose something, and so we will always do the work already done in the past. The best thing to do to have a proper backup is to manually save the...

Linux, solve the problem "unable to change /file permissions"

We could have to copy some files from the linux home formatted as ext3/ext4 to a windows partition usually formatted an ntfs, in this case the file could be regularly copied from the linux partition to the windows partition but we could have on the screen this message: unable to change /file permissions This happens because the ntfs filesystem, differently from the linux filesystem, does not...

Direct links to download maps for Nokia Ovi Maps 3.06 directly on your computer without Nokia Maps Loader and Nokia Suite

Download maps for Nokia Maps would be very simple but very often becomes a thing detested; Nokia provides two software to do this, Nokia Maps Loader and Nokia Ovi Suite but both have troubles. Nokia Maps Loader would be ideal to download maps as it allows us to download maps directly to every continent but very often it happens that after downloading maps the program fails to install on the phone...

Edit the default boot in linux grub

The boot of almost all Linux systems is now managed by GRUB, this is a Multiboot boot loader that can be highly customized. To edit the GRUB we have to edit the file menu.lst that can be reached at the path: /boot/grub/menu.lst An example of the menu.lst file is the following: timeout 10 color black/cyan yellow/cyan shade 1 viewport 3 2 77 22 splashimage (hd0,4)/boot/grub/mdv-grub_splash.xpm.gz...

Login as Root in graphical mode on Mandriva

Almost every Linux distribution does not allow you to login as root, that is as superuser, in graphic mode. On Mandriva is easy to ensure that the system allows us to log-in in this way, we have just edit the file kdmrc . If the mandriva distro uses kde3 the kdmrc file is located in the following location: /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc if the mandriva distro uses KDE4 then kdmrc is located in the following...

Copy SMS from one model to another of Nokia phones

If you have to change your phone and if you do not want to lose your sms then you have to transfer them from one phone to another . In many of the old Nokia models , since 6600 , the messages were saved in the folder : C : \system \Mail while in the latest the messages are stored in the folder : C : \private \ 1000484b \ Mail2 in older models you could access the folder Mail without the slightest...

How to change extension to all types of files in a folder

Many times we may have to change the extension to a large amount of files of the same type in a folder and not being offered by the OS any option to do this we have to manually changhe the extension of any of them, or we can use third-party programs, or we can use a simple trick... So here's how: Enter in the folder Create a new shortcut In the shortcut path write cmd / c ren *.original extension...

Nokia N97: Change the Product Code with Nemesis

Sometime after installing a custom firmware on a branded phone can happen that at the boot time the phone asks for the protection code and is enough insert any code to continue. Unfortunately this problem can't be solved disabling the protection code that was never been enabled. To solve this problem we have to debrand the phone changing the product code with the no branded version. Here we see...

Nokia N97: Install a stock firmware or a custom firmware with JAF

Below we see how to install an original firmware or a custom firmware on a Nokia N97, it's obvious that with appropriate changes the procedure applies to other s60v5s. Download everything you need: Stock firmware for Nokia N97: RM-505_EMEA_v22.0.110 JAF.1.98.62 (* link found on internet) jaf_nok4models.ini (* link found on internet) JAF installation: Install JAF (any errors during installation on...

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