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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic software

Hi Guys,

Be sure to check on your firmware version and update it from time to time. This will ensure that your phone is equiped with the latest info and updates. Although there is number of webpage that offer the downloadable file for the firmware, i strongly recomend to get it done from the phone itself or nokia webpage itself. As for me, i only do the updates from the phone itself (i'll explain later on how to check for updates on firmware). But if you have no problem on getting it from the web, here is one from nokia page itself.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic software version 31.0.008
This software release comes with a new version of Ovi Maps, which offers improved maps and enhanced pedestrian and drive navigation. Additionally, the software release includes several performance improvements. This software release is available through the Nokia Software Updater at www.nokia.com/softwareupdates.

Although some of you may find firmware version in the net, but i can seem to get in in nokia page or thru the phone firmware update, so i dont dare to recomend to you guys. But if any of you have tried it, and if it works fine, please do share it with us.

Getting back on how to check the firmware is
  • bring up the 'Dialer'
  • press *#0000# and you will see your firmware / software version (eg: V 30.0.011)
  • you may check when was the last update was done on the same page itself.
  • to check for updates, press 'option' and 'check for updates'.
This required internet connection, so i suggest to do this in any WiFi available spot (can also test your WiFi, at the same time, ;-) )

When doing this, u will not be able to use your phone, and your phone will restart so the new effect can take place. Please be informed.

More Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tips and Tricks

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the latest touchscreen handset from Nokia, is 'trickier-in-its-own-way' than I thought. After writing the previous article about tips and tricks that I found while using it, I discovered other amazing features that make the device even more user-friendly than I had previously believed. In the following, I'll be presenting more Nokia 5800 XpressMusic tips and tricks that will help you customize the handset to the max.

There's the possibility of customizing the Shortcuts bar on the Home screen, if you choose to use it. The only drawback is that it can only contain 4 application shortcuts.

If you don't have your Shortcuts bar displayed on the screen then go to Main menu/Settings/Personal/Home Screen/Home Screen Menu Theme and select the Shortcuts bar. You can alter the default setting by going to Main menu/Settings/Personal/Home screen/Shortcuts.

Furthermore, for those who are installing and using a large number of third-party applications and don't have enough space on the Shortcuts bar to add their shortcuts for quick access, there's the possibility of rearranging all the icons that can be found in any folder in the Main menu.

By going to Main menu/Applications/Options/Organise and moving various applications using the drag and drop feature, you can change their places among each other.

Settings menu
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Personal menu
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Home screen theme
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Another interesting shortcut is the Green key (Accept calls), which can be used to send a message without the need of pressing any other key on the touchscreen. If you need to send the same message to multiple recipients, you just need to click the 'To' word displayed above your message, so you won't need to go into other menus. Also, when you're in any of the phone's menus, pressing the Green key will bring up the dialer. Bear in mind that doing this while the Home screen is displayed will only bring up the Call log. A long press on the same Green button will activate the Voice command function. If you ask the phone 'What time is it?' it will respond by telling you the time.

Shortcuts menu
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Shortcuts customization
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New message
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Applications menu
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A long press on the middle button that opens up the Main menu will make the handset display the Task manager, which will show what applications you have opened. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also features all the quick access commands available on all Nokia handsets with keypads. Just bring up the dialer and try any code that you know it works with other Nokia devices and you'll be surprised to find that it works with 5800 XpressMusic also.

Organise menu
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Voice commands
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Task manager
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Nokia 5800 Tips n Tricks

Good Day Guys,

This Nokia 5580 XpressMusic seems to impress me non-stop. Each and everytime i play or explore it, I discover new things or hidden tips and tricks. And the is the exact reason for me to start this blog in the 1st place, to share this with fellow 5580 users and to earn some of their knowledge on this cool phone.

Maybe some of you already know all these, but there's a slight chance that a new user still hasn't discovered all the tips that I'll be presenting. To illustrate these tips and tricks I took some screenshots that will make it easier for you to identify all the functions that you need to access.

Everything starts by waking up your device, by sliding the large button conveniently placed in the middle of the right side of the phone. The next important key for those who prefer to quickly access areas like Music, Internet, Messages, Video centre and Gallery is the Multimedia bar key. In fact, this is a touch-key, which you can find below the secondary video-call camera.

Check out the pictures to see exactly where it has been placed. The Multimedia bar contains shortcuts to the areas I mentioned above, without the need to open supplementary menus.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic security key
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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic multimedia key
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Nokia Home screen shortcuts highlighted
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Clicking the clock on the Home screen will lead you to the Alarm menu where you can quickly set a new alarm. There are other shortcuts available on the Home screen, like the Connectivity menu, which can be accessed by clicking on the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen. If you have USB connection or if the device is Bluetooth enabled, clicking the battery icon will give you fast access to these areas also.

In case you want to change the Profile of the phone or access the Calendar to set an appointment, you only need to click on the Profile name highlighted in the screenshots.

Multimedia shortcut bar
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Alarm menu
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Sensor settings
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Turning control
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Connectivity shortcut
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When browsing the Internet, in case you're wondering if you can zoom in/out a page, just double tap on the screen where you want to zoom and it will be done. Usually you can just drag the page to reach where you want, but there's also a scroll bar that activates only when you move the page up/down. It's a nice feature as it gives you an idea of how long a page really is.

Just because Nokia 5800 XpressMusic doesn't feature a keypad doesn't mean it’s less functional, on the contrary. These are just some tips that may help a Nokia fan get used to his new 5800 XpressMusic device. I'm pretty sure that there are more of these, but you can add them under the form of comments attached to this article.

USB mode
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Connectivity menu
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Facebook page
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Facebook page zoom in
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Profiles menu and Calendar
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