I have had some ridiculous crashes (when opening a contact for example), but not that date problem. Do you have your phone set to receive the time and date from the operator? Maybe it's the operator making weird things.
Could you check that?
Hi Guys, thanks for sharing.
restoring the back-up (properly done with PC Suite) failed, due to the phone not reading/finding the 4Gb memory card that was in the phone when back-up was first made...! wonderful...
Solution; skipped using the USB-cable when restoring the back-up, re-booted and went for the bluetooth connection instead - and what do you know; the card was found again and I could finish the back-up...
- Same issues as others with positioning of GPS, this was notably better in 100. Correct server in place after the update though. Re-installed Maps anyway... It works but "My position" takes forever to be found still.
- Can't say the camera has improved after the upgrade, as was promised. Not tested connection speeds to much yet.
- A number of strange re-boots during the trials of putting back the back-up... No hint of what was going wrong.
Connection lost with the phone multiple times, seems to have something to do with re-installing the "Settings" (could be that a Theme is placed in that none-existing memory card...)
Phone finally informing that the memory card contains "not correctly certified software". Only ligit stuff on there, so that was a suprise! Nokia not that familiar with provider SW-packs??
- After having completed the frustrating back-up session, I get a pop-up saying i need to update PC Suite support on my phone.When trying to do so I get the message that PC Suite is up to date allready...
- Provider in Sweden is "3", and the "3 Mobile TV" app fails after upgrade, saying it needs an update, goes out on the web but then it hangs. Missed this one, as watching TV in my WAN was a hoot. Downloaded/installed it again and now it works
Everything in mail and messages works (POP3) as do the calendar and contacts.
Only 3 hours in to the "new" E71 and I do hope nothing else fails - been telling collegues of how happy I am with this model and how stable it has performed so far.
A few dialogue pix from the upgrade included, for anyone who wants to see what to expect ;-)
2009-03-07 1:04 - edited 2009-03-07 1:08
Snooze function does not work - after your press snooze key the function only activates when the phone is turned on manually.
Please note that you can not rely on snooze any more! I have been late to work twice before I realized what happens.
Can not set the camera sound off, which is annoying.
There are problems with turning on the backlight after the keyboard was locked. Even after unlocking the keyboard the backlight is off and turns on only after several tries.
Generally, the phone became unreliable. I would not advice upgrading. Actually, I would downgrade if possible.
I'm going to need a bit help with the next one:
If you access the Offline Mode (press the power button and select Offline Mode), does your phone lock itself right away? Meaning, does it display an image of a lock and require you to input the Security Lock Code in order to access the phone again? Just like.. well, when you intentionally DO lock the phone. The default code is 12345.
Because mine does, and according to E71 owners it shouldn't do that. The Offline Mode is provided that you could turn off all signals and e.g. use the phone onboard an aeroplane. The "Lock Phone" feature is supposed to do that, but not Offline Mode
I tried it with my friend's N95 8GB and going to Offline Mode didn't lock the phone. Neither did user sujit_md's E71. So could it be my Finnish firmware - or are there others?
You can check out my thread here (please reply here if you have similar experiences): /discussions/board/message?board.id=communicators&
2009-03-12 14:18 - edited 2009-03-12 14:29
Here's a rundown list of all we've gathered here so far (I've only selected the issues with the best description, anything that "doesn't work" or "is broken" or hasn't been described better will be left out)
- Unreliable backup restoration (PC Suite bug? Bad documentation?)
- Instability of Mobile Dictionary, bug in installing languages from external source (not from the internal menu of the application)
- uninstalling 'externally' installed additional languages via the menu in Mobile Dictionary crashes the application
- a lot of random freezes and resets, general unstability, program crashes (esp. email client quitting suddenly)
- "Memory card in use" error still persists even after safely unplugging from USB Mass Storage Mode
- Bluetooth connectivity problems, drop-outs, unstability, uncompatibility (weak bluetooth?)
- phone occasionally inresponsive to key presses when locked (security lock, not keypad lock)
- screen backlight fading gone, fixed by hard resetting..
- reports of phone hanging when receiving a call
- A-GPS server sometimes wrong in settings, causes increased lock-on times
- weird icon behaviour, clicking one activates a different one in Applications Menu (not very common?)
- keypad layout changes (wrong localization?)
- sometimes refuses to enter Applications menu (rare glitch?)
- screensaver clock not updating time unless D-pad is pressed (hard reset curable?)
- Active Notes does not appear when call is made to the linked contact
- GPS unstability, failing to lock even with correct GPS server and Access Point selected
- with 2 e-mail mailboxes, the 2nd mailbox disappears when auto-retrieval is turned on -> all e-mails are lost
- unable to terminate/hang-up when called number is busy (partially solved if automatic redial is diabled) or when an incoming call ends (I confirm this, the red phone button doesn't respond)
- web browser occasionally refuses to click buttons (e.g. Submit, Send, Continue with order...), needs to be restarted
- alarm clock snooze unreliable when phone is turned off (works 2 times, but not a 3rd)
- when selecting Offline Mode, phone also locks (Security Lock) (only with firmware 200.21.118?)
Many of these seem to be cured by a hard reset that completely wipes your phone of all information (when powering on, keep pressed green phone+ 3 + * until the Nokia logo appears). A backup is of course recommended (if you trust the backup software, that is..).
I wonder why PC suite doesn't do this hard reset automatically if other, "softer" resets leave the phone filled with carbage from the older firmware that mess up the firmware upgrade?
I have also noticed much worse reception after doing the firmware upgrade, and a lot more call drop outs. I never used to have any before.
Along with all the bluetooth problems, I am not impressed and am looking to get another phone real soon. For all of Symbian's strengths, I don't think I could put up with another nokia.
There's a new firmware for E71: http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2009/03/nokia-
I've started a thread for all the people who've updated to the new firmware. Maybe we'll soon hear people's experiences of the new software. The thread is here: /discussions/board/message?board.id=swupdate&threa
I updated my E71 yesterday, after doing the backup to my memory card and another to my computer, I removed the memory card and completely charged the device.
NSU downloaded the new firmware and after installation it said that the Firmware Updated had failed. I tried again and got the same message. I tried for a third time and that's when the biggest problem happened, now, my PC can't detect my E71, it says that there is a problem with the USB device.
I read somewhere that someone had this same problem and what he did was to unistall PC Suite and the usb drivers, he then installed some older drivers and that's how he managed to connect his E71 to the PC.
Any help on how to do this would be appreciated.
BTW, I haven't founf any issues with the new firmware, since it was updated even after NSU said it wasn't successful.