DIY Unlock Nokia Lumia 710 / 800 ?

How hard unlocking a smart phone DIY ?

I never tried unlock a phone, but now I am interested in it, I am looking for a spare time to unlock Nokia Lumia 710, actually in most of cases, Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 seems the same kind of phone but just some hardware different, especially for firmware development, 710 and 800 always have been looked the same kind of phone but just firmware versions different, but, for unlocking, 710 and 800 most like using same guide.

OK, I am not going to start the unlock right now, so today I just do some preparations, I collect some helpful information, if you can not wait, you can start now but please know I have not tried all steps myself. I DO NOT know what will happen and whether they work for your phone, please make sure you can do by yourself before you start.

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The first help link is using NSS software, which is from xda developer website:

NSS 0.50 – Sim Unlock for rooted Lumia

But, But.. please read carefully what the forum were discussed, the 5 steps just brief info, actually before you start, you have to finish some other steps first, which they will spend you a NOT short time, at least if you are new for unlocking phone, you have to understand what the software you have to have, and how to use those software tools, and, what they do for… etc.

So, as my understanding by now, I have to unlock the boot loader for my Lumia phone first, otherwise the NSS tool I mentioned above can not recognize your phone in a right mode. and then, we need Nokia care suite software to do the next steps….

How to unlock boot loader ? check this tutorial:

Jailbreak/Unlock/Debrand Nokia Lumia 710 – Downgrade to Qualcomm

The Nokia Care Suite tool download from here:

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B3qYFBKKL2hiM21waFhoNHFTb2c&export=download

Nokia Care Suite Tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1e3xAZCzZY

 

OK, above I just collect some information, I said I am not going to start the unlock today, I will do in other day if I get time. Please find your information if you think you need more, and please note you take all risks by yourself.

Good luck! See you next time if I start the unlocking… 🙂



Canada’s Nokia Lumia 900 Software Update Is Coming

We posted the news about Nokia Lumia 900 software update was released 3 days earlier several days ago. However, it was for USA customers. it does NOT work for Canada’s customer.

Today, we got the message that Nokia has confirmed the Nokia Lumia 900 software update will come around April 20th.

If you have already purchased a Lumia 900, you will be able to update your software with the fix beginning around April 20th.

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Please read more detail from Nokia Canada Official announcement.

Nokia Lumia 900 Software Update Is Released Three Days Earlier

Nokia Lumia 900 windows phone has a known software issue that lead to disconnection for data communication. Nokia promised they would provide software update in April 16 and also offer $100 to each AT&T customer in USA and Rogers customer in Canada.

A little while after the Lumia 900 went on sale, we discovered a software issue that can sometimes lead to lost data connectivity. This issue is purely in the phone’s software, and isn’t related to the phone hardware or the network itself.

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering a $100 AT&T bill credit to everyone who has already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 or who will purchase one before April 21st. 

However, Nokia is working fast, the software update package was ready in April 13 already.

If you have already purchased a Lumia 900, you have two options. You can either:

Use Zune to easily update your phone with the latest software today.
Exchange your phone for a new Nokia Lumia
900 at any AT&T store from now until April 21.

The detail information please read Nokia official site here.

The Best Smart Phone in 2012 ?

We don’t know what the best way to compete all kinds of smart phones is, but maybe the one reasonable way to get the result is let people vote.

Laptop Magazine, “As one of the most respected and trusted brands in mobile technology, LAPTOP Magazine & Laptopmag.com provides executive decision makers, IT professionals, and tech enthusiasts with product reviews, news and tips, trusted buying advice, and helpful how-to information. Our clarity of focus, editorial integrity, and 20 years of industry expertise make us the premiere authority on all things mobile.”, has a annual poll game named  Laptop Magazine Smart Phone Madness Game.

Laptop Magazine’s Smartphone Madness 2012 Game started from March 12, 2012,  In March 30th, Laptop Magazine announced the Smartphone Madness 2012 Finals, in the finals, there are two smart phones left, Do you know what they are ? Maybe you will be surprised. just look at the following chart:

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You can see the final tow competitors are Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 710, which are both from Nokia, and both of them use Windows Phone OS.

The final result will come out at April 2, please check their official site here.

From the game 2012, we get to know some interesting information due to people voted:

1: Chinese Huawei Ascend D Quad is better than Apple iPhone 4s ;

2: Samsung Galaxy series is nice, it almost fight to final;

3: The best 2 makes are Nokia and Samsung;

4: Windows Phone OS came later, but looks like it is the best for consumers;

5: How about if iPhone has new models ?

6: We do not need to wait until April 2, Nokia Lumia 900 should be the final king.

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