I know the solution. It's innovatory and it works!
1. Press menu (front button) + volume down button + camera button + power key pressed until the phone buzzez for 3 times
2. Press the menu button hard for more than 10 seconds, until the phone snores 3 times
3. Put now the phone on a plate under 1 cm of tap water for 30 seconds
4. Put the phone to dry in microwave for 8 seconds. Warning: no more than 8 seconds!
5. Press the power button for 3 seconds and the phone will display bubble theme on fire screen of death. The text on the screen should read: Don't let the kids play with your phone. And be warned that the above instructions should be done under a Nokia representative supervision.
I want to ask people who got the N8 already if this issue of self-restarting was encountered or it works fine for you.
I saw on other site, nokiaexperts about the issue of "N8 freezes and restarting by itself" on comments from users:
hangups with the touch screen not recognizing my finger
rebooted itself FOUR times already
Here is the link were users complain about hanging / freezing and self restarting:
Please tell me if this is happening for you or not.
If any of you encountered freeze / hang or self-restart / self-reboot on N8 please let us know how this happened.
The problem could be a specific application that causes the issue or a problem with the OS memory management. This is why we need your reports here.
This is another story of N8 freeze and what to do if N8 freezes:
For all those Nokia N8 users who are experiancing hanging and other restart related problems here is a tip. N8 battery does not come out.. there is no manual reset button. if u r stuck you have to wait fir the phone to discharge when no button work.
HERE IS A TIP
GO TO MENU>SETTINGS>PHONE>LANUAGE>PHONE LANUAGE> SELECT AUTOMATIC ( IF ITS ALREDY AUTOMATIC THEN SELECT ENGLISH OR YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE ) PHONE WILL ASK FOR A RESTART PRESS OK .. PHONE WILL RESTART ON ITS OWN AND EVERYTHING WILL BE WORKING INCLUDING ALL BUTTONS.. NO NEED TO GO TO NOKIA CARE AND WAIT FOR HOURS....
GOOD LUCK GUYS HANG ON TO THE PHONE WITH FEW FIRMWARE UPDATES IN THE FUTURE HANGING PROBLEM WILL GO.
OMG. Another reason not to buy the Nokia N8. Does Nokia hire good enough testers so all the bugs and problems are gone before they ship the product? This sounds like the N97 Nightmare.
i am further disappointed in knowing there are so many similar problems .
my radio transmitter was on , the battery was normal and it just went dead no response to any of the methods in the manual. it just happened 2hrs ago.
i guess n8 is heading towards its failure.
i do not think Nokia is worried about its customers and image, it got us to prebook a phone which is all filled with false packages of promises made by them.
I guess even a replacement wont do good as it would be the similar case in few days.
Sounds like the N97 all over again. OMG. Please tell me this is not the case. If this is, goodbye Nokia. I had to trash my N97, because it died on me... with a "cannot resuscitate" status so it is sleeping in a box and buried forever in my pile of expensive non-functional devices!
2010-10-16 19:17 - edited 2010-10-16 19:19
In all the reviews I read on blogs / technical sites, there is no report of freezing or hanging or self-rebooting.
Some reviews were made after using the phone for more than a week, and still no issues.
Many user commenters in forums say they didn't see any freeze.
My conclusion is the incidents with Symbian^3 / N8 freezing reported here and there are not many and could be because of some weird hardware issues with those phones...
What is your opinion?
I have the same problem, N8 just keeps booting itself totally randomly. It happend for the first time on the day I got it, before i had even installed any apps or games. I Have also tried to reinstall the firmware, hold down the power key for 8 seconds, hard reset and used the phone without sim card and memory card.
So far nothing has worked.. Maybe a hardware problem?
2010-10-19 1:11 - edited 2010-10-19 1:19
These problems with N8 restarting / rebooting / turning off (or just freezing/hanging) with no new software installed on it, just with what N8 comes out-of-the-box, are very scary because there might be a defective Symbian^3 OS driver that simply hangs the phone.
Please report here if you encounter the hanging / restarting and if yes:
These problems with the hanging / the freeze / the auto-restart
need to be investigated so your feedback counts!
2010-10-19 8:13 - edited 2010-10-19 8:16
The phone might restart pretty much at anytime, while im browsing photos, browsing the net, reading the user guide on the phone.. So I'm not always using WI-FI or any of my installed apps when it restarts and it also restarts even without the sim card, so the connection type shouldn't matter either. The phone hasn't restarted while USB connected but then again I have not used that so much. Maybe my phones mass memory has some issues?
Also, the phone never actually freezes, it just freezes for a few seconds and then the restarting happends.
I've had the phone for 4 days now and have put it through intense usage (nfs shift, constant email checking, gps navigation, image editing, FM transmitting, video recording...)... I havent had any such issue yet, nor do I know anybody who has yet. The phone has been in India for a week now, and the two or three people in my circle who got it havent yetf aced any issues...
I'll update this post if I start facing this issue, or I get to know anyone who does.
As has been said elsewhere its not a universal problem but rather one affecting a few handsets
1) change sim
2) remove memory card
3) hard reset phone
4) take to nokia care point for warenty repair
My N8 died when i were playing Odesys's Backgammon 3.0, and i haven't got i on ever since.
It was only 6 days old
I hav tryed everything:
volume down+camera+menu and power
Nothing can bring it to live again.
I hav to send it back to the dealer, and wait several weeks for a new one
But, when it was working, i were very satisfied whit it.
No problem like this has been found on my phone yet. However, I am still in the process of 'warming the battery up', (depleting the battery then doing a full 12 hour charge as the battery is still new etc.)
My N8 works perfectly! I have NO issues!
Until Nokia doesn't have a clue if Qt works or not after a hard reset i wouldn't do so!!
If you device cannot be turned on try removing the battery -> http://thenokiablog.com/2010/07/05/nokia-n8-how-to
You have to follow the guide precisely!
It seems there are reports from many users that N8 restarts by itself or hangs.
The press around the world points now to a "hate N8 blog" created by a disappointed user:
Furious Nokia N8 owner documents its failures in excruciating detail
The blog is here if are an N8 user and you want to read it:
What is interesting is that most of the "fuming" is about some UI / UX / usability. Basically, the user is not talking about phone hanging or freezing or restarting by itself. I would say most of his posts are valid that the UX needs some improvements, but on the other hand I find his posts as an exaggeration.