S60 Misc Tips

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Tricks and Hacks

These are some great tips that S60 users have found useful and want to share.

Better Headset Battery Life

You can increase the life of your Bluetooth headset if you do the following easy hack:

First create a new profile, and call it "Headset".

Disable any UI sound events, or alerts you don't need to hear. Set a nice ringer that isn't too shrill, since it will be driven into your ear via the headset.

The trick here is that you don't want every single beep, bloop, and blip to get transmitted to the headset. So the less you have, the better.

Now, save this profile and exit to the main menu.

Navigate to Menu->Tools->Settings->Enhancement->Bluetooth Handsfree

Change 'Default profile' to be the "Headset" profile you just created.

Now, when your Bluetooth headset connects to your handset, that profile will automatically be started and it will revert back to the previous when you turn it off. This has added a lot of time to all of my headsets that use Bluetooth Handsfree, since it is no longer transmitting key-press and notificiations back and forth. --Emory 00:16, 14 Mar 2006 (CST)

Source(s): S60 Misc Tips

How to Fake-Out Nokia and Get Software for Other Handsets

HowTo: get Nokia News Reader (RSS) for your S60 66xx You can get at the Nokia RSS reader with a little elbow grease by faking up some user agent strings.

Cut to the chase: put this in Firefox and download the SIS. http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/contentitem/applications/NewsReader_6630_signing.SIS

What I did: used 'curl' and some official Nokia 66xx user-agent strings. First, some official agent strings of 6680, 6681, and 6682 are:

Nokia6680/1.0 (4.04.07) SymbianOS/8.0 Series60/2.6 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1

Nokia6681/2.0 (4.00.15) SymbianOS/8.0 Series60/2.6 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1

Nokia6682/2.0 (3.01.1) SymbianOS/8.0 Series60/2.6 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1

You can use curl to fake the agent and traverse mobile.nokia.com; using the 6680 string, I followed the path:

http://mobile.nokia.com/ http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/ea/ http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/ http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/download/index.xhtml http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/app/index.xhtml http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/dlitem/item_553.xhtml http://ea.mobile.nokia.com/content/spin/ea/6680/en/contentitem/applications/NewsReader_6630_signing.SIS

The Asia/Pacific site has a whole slew of themes and a handful more games than the EA site, and it uses what I presume are session IDs (so no use posting URLS). You can start here and dig down:


Have fun. The News reader works great, I tried adding the digg.com RSS feed without any hassles.

Source(s): S60 Misc Tips

(Written by Rivvah on Howard Forums)]

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