I got my post about Orange not branding their Nokia’s totally wrong. On the service the look of the phone can be changed by swapping to another Theme. However under the covers it’s a different story.
I tried to get GPS working whilst in the park and nothing. So it looks as if GPS has been nobbled. Next was the SIP or Internet telephony. I’ve always wanted to give Truephone a go and came very close to pulling the trigger on an N80 just to give Truphone a whirl. On the Orange N95 SIP has been removed, there’s a Truphone youtube video showing what’s missing.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m a fan of Shozu, well I installed it and took a pic only to see orange’s pic blogging app fire up. It didn’t take too long to find where the setting was to disable it, but it was a pain.
I tried to see if the NSU would have a newer version of firmware for the N95 but once plugged in the app said no newer firmware available. I guess they wait for Orange to update it and then provide it. So taking matters slightly into my own hands I downloaded the relevant apps to change the product code on my N95 to a Vanilla or Euro Plum to be precise. Then plugged it back into the NSU to be told that version V11.0.026 was available for download.
So about 10 mins later and I had a standard Euro Plum N95 with all modules in operation. I’ll try and write up the process in more detail later, but you can find the basic details here.