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Soon Seng's Guide on How to Hard-Reset a Nokia N97 Mini...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Of late, it seems like everyone and their cats are either already having, or waiting for the iPhone. At last count, approximately 1 out of 5 (very subjective and highly inaccurate statistics) people at a table had an iPhone, and would be eagerly typing into it. Of course, there've been much pressure from all sides for me to actually get an iPhone, and at times, I admit, its actually quite tempting.

     But for now, I'll stick to my N97 Mini! With the Symbian S60 (v5) OS, its almost an iPhone! Just a much slower, much less interactive, and less cool version of the iPhone. If you can ignore teething problems like frequent crashes, inability to start up, and slow menu loading, well, its not all that bad a phone.

     Ever since I got the nifty thing and restored the data from my previous Nokia, I've been plagued by constant freezing, lock-ups, and worst of all, the phone refused to start up. After restarting, the screen would freeze at the familiar white and blue "NOKIA" screen for minutes, and then turn itself off. If I was lucky, I would probably be able to turn it on 1 in 10 attempts. After the phone refused to turn itself on one too many times, I went berserk, and decided to set it right once and for all.


*Disclaimer: Use this guide at your own risk! The author of this blog will not accept responsibility for any damage or loss to your phone, direct or otherwise.

1. First of all, you'll want to back up everything thats on your phone, Contacts, Photos, Music, etc. Download the latest version of Nokia OVI Suite, and just follow the instructions on the screen, and 15 minutes later, you'll be pretty good to go.

Here's the link to the Nokia OVI Suite Installer File;
Nokia OVI Suite Installer File

2. The next step is to format your mass memory. Do note that a hard-reset DOES NOT clear your mass memory, so you'll have to do it yourself. Click on Menu>Applications>Office>File Manager. Click on 'Mass Memory'>Options>Format Mass Memory and then click 'Yes'. A few seconds later, your mass memory should be squicky clean, with only the necessary data files still in there.

3. With that out of the way, now's the time to do the 4-finger salute. Incorrect thoughts out of the way, one has to hold down 3 different buttons on the QWERTY keyboard, and press the power button to do a hard reset on the N97. See below;

Hold SHIFT, SPACE, and BACKSPACE, and press the power button. Keep the fingers on the keyboard until you see the handshake, and the Country Selection menu pops out. Once you see the list of all the countries in the world, you'll know that you've done it right.

(Please note this a tricky maneuver , and you may need a few tries to get it right)

4. Now, the only thing left to do is to update the software. Check your current version by keying in *#0000#. Currently, the latest version out there is v. 12.0.110, and would be the most stable. Do note that to get the latest version, your phone will have to have a certain product code. *cough* Apparently Australia gets the latest software most of the time *hint*. Googling 'Nokia Product Code' should give you what you need.

5. Finally, plug your phone back into your PC, fire up Nokia OVI Suite, run the Software Update, restore your contacts, and you're done!

     After running through the above steps, my phone worked like a charm! I thought I'd share the good news with users facing the same issue, hence this guide.

Long live the N97 Mini. I'll hold off on the iPhone for now.

Posted at 09:38 pm by IsaacCheah


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