Nokia N70 hell

I bought a Nokia N70 on Orange the other day, moving my personal phone to a 3G model. Well I'd read about some of the messing about Orange had done to the handset but couldn't believe how much they'd actually broken the phone.

Opera was gone and the crummy Orange home screen was there, but you couldn't get shot of it. My C500 and C600 both had the home screen but it was easy to go and change it to the default version. But not on the Orange N70, So it went it to a Nokia Repair centre.

Now I've flashed various phones, PDA's in the past no problem, but you can't do Nokia's yourself, they have to go into a repair centre. So I took my N70 into the local Nokia centre and requested that they flash my N70 to the unbranded latest firmware. No problem they said.

An hour or so they rang back and said the firmware upgrade has totaled the phone and it has to go off to Nokia and it'll be back in a week…great.

I hope it's OK when it get's back.

Now when it does get back I'll be able to check out the Symbian OS, thus rounded off all the smartphone OS's out there bar Linux. I'll have had a Treo, Windows 2003 and 2005 OS's and now the Series 60 symbian OS.

It's not off to a good start, but that may be just Orange's fault, but we'll see.

8 thoughts on “Nokia N70 hell

  1. I have a nokia N70 phone, it was functioning perfectly ,but i didn’t know my niece has been playing with it , she usually puts the phone in her mouth, so gradually saliva got into the phone and now it can’t switch on, how do i fix it.

  2. dennis, not sure what you can do. try putting it in an airing cupboard that may dry it out. Other take a trip down your local Nokia dealer they will be able to send the phone away to a service centre and get the phone repaired, but this may cost you.

    So try the airing cupboard first.

  3. my n70 can’t get any service. i’ve tried manually to search for my network provider that didn’t work so then i tried reseting it but that didn’t work niether. can you help me?

  4. Johnnyboy

    have you tired your sim in another phone..are you sure it’s your phone and not the network?

    It sounds like you’ve done all you can if it isn’t the network, looks like a trip to the service centre for your N70.

    Let us know how it get’s fixed!

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