Thursday, June 23, 2011

В крак с времето

Направете си фланелка, PSD и EPS файловете са достъпни тук:
http://www.bulblog.com/?p=3410

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nokia 6120 classic with Nokia (Ovi) Maps 3

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this article is strictly for educational purposes! I cannot guarantee that the described files work for everybody.


My Nokia 6120 classic has just regained its smartphone title in my eyes :) After installing iON BatteryTimer FREE v1.05 (which I recommend to everybody) from Ovi Store a month ago, today I managed to update the very limited Nokia Maps 2.0 software to Nokia (Ovi) Maps 3.01 :)

The sudden impulse to look again for an update of the Maps software, although several unsuccessful attempts to update it through Nokia Ovi Suite, came after reading the following discussion:
http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/Maps-Navigation-and-GPS/Nokia-Maps-2-0-3-0-Install-Error-Nokia-6120-Navigator-DENY/td-p/462375


Someone has managed to update the program by changing the certificate with a self-signed and going around the limitation imposed on Nokia 6120 classic.

The first step was to get the .sis file. I didn't want to bother hacking Ovi Suite and extracting the file from there so I looked directly on the Internet. After playing for a few minutes with the Maps support page I concluded that there were a lot of versions of the software. There was also Nokia Maps 3.0x for S60 3.1 devices which sounded nice. I found an interesting devices_ovi_maps-support.xml file giving the download URL of each version.

My original install package was:
http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/software/Nokia_Maps_2.0_4503_3.1.sis

There were several candidates for updating to 3.x. I tried to get the latest version but the certificate didn't match. Here is the URL:
http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/software/nokia_maps_3.03_10wk11_b04_s60_3.1_rom.Nocs.sis (for Nokia E71)

I then tried 3.01 and bingo:
http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/software/nokia_maps_3.01_09wk44_b01_s60_3.1_lm.sis (non-rom)

I don't know what is the difference but there is also a rom version.
http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/software/nokia_maps_3.01_09wk44_b01_s60_3.1_lm_rom.sis (rom: E90, N95 8GB, N95, N82, N81 8GB, N81)

The installation of nokia_maps_3.01_09wk44_b01_s60_3.1_lm.sis started. It asked as usually for confirmations, also if I want to update my v2.0 to v3.01, and in the end it said it's done. I started Nokia Maps 3 and it said that it will delete my old maps, I confirmed. Maps started with a blank map. I connected the phone to Ovi Suite and it showed a link to update the maps and navigation on the phone. Once this process  was over I downloaded the new Bulgaria map (~31 MB) on the phone. I started Nokia Maps again et voila :)

Now I have not only Sofia but Plovdiv and other Bulgarian cities and even villages. It's also a lot faster! :) Nokia Energy Profiler shows 42 MB idle vs 45.4 MB with Nokia Maps 3.01. I read that I shouldn't run other programs together with Maps 3.01 as it can block the application but I don't see a problem for now.

Ah, what a beautiful night for science :)