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Nokia Codes You Didn’t Know About

Hidden Nokia Codes to reveal rare info about your Nokia Mobile…..

Most Nokia Mobiles and Smartphones have some hidden Nokia codes that can be used to show rare but useful information related to the Nokia Mobile.

These Nokia Codes are used by the men at Service Centers to extract some necessary info from your mobile, but we will tell you how you can do it yourselves to unlock hidden features, info & more!

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Type the codes mentioned below (just like you dial a phone number) into your Nokia & the respective info would be displayed.

Your IMEI Number

Code: *#06#

This code works for any GSM Mobile. IMEI Number is a unique serial number allotted to every GSM mobile.

>>More on IMEI Number & Its Uses

Nokia Codes for Software Info

Code: *#0000# or *#9999#

A Message will open with following details:

1st Line : Software Version
2nd Line: Software Release Date
3rd Line: Compression Type

Trickvilla Nokia Ovi app

Gain ~30% More Battery Life

Activation Code: *4720#

This will activate Half Rate (HR) – a speech coding system for GSM, developed in the 1990s. The Nokia phone will degrade audio quality of your calls, but it will gain approx 30% more battery life.

Deactivation Code: #4720#

Deactivate HR when you have enough battery to improve phone call audio quality.

Works only on select Nokia models.

Nokia Codes to Open Warranty Menu

Code: *#92702689#

It will take you to a secret menu where you will find some of the information below:

1. Manufacturing Date.

2. Displays (if there) the date when the phone was purchased.

3. Displays the date of the last repair – if found.

4. Shows life timer of phone (time spent on calling/receiving phone calls)

Nokia Lumia 800 camera review

Restore Factory (Default) Settings

Code: *#7780#

It restores your Nokia’s factory settings, also called default settings.

It doesn’t delete any of your data, only the phone settings are changed back to default.

Bluetooth MAC Address

Code: *#2820#

It will display the MAC Addres of your Nokia Bluetooth. A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network devices for communicating on the physical network.

WiFi MAC Address

Code: *#62209526#

This will display the MAC Address of your Nokia’s WiFi.
Can be used for MAC Address filtering to secure your WiFi network, know how.

Nokia Lumia 800 design review

That’s it guys. If you lay your hands on some more Nokia codes, don’t forget to share them in the comments below & we might end up adding it in this list, with of course credit to you 😉

Review: Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications & Features

Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia’s latest smartphone and it has received wide popularity soon after the release. It is one brilliant smartphone ideal for businessmen and for teenagers if they want to make entertainment their top priority.

Nokia seemed dead in recent years and their last successful phone was the N900, 3 years back. Then they came out with N9 which didn’t work that well either.

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

The Lumia looks like it is going to steal the market for smartphones with its sleek design matched by an extraordinary processor and Windows operating system.

So now let’s closely review Lumia 800, Nokia’s debut series in Windows Phones, outside its Symbian OS.

Screen and Display

Similar to other new smartphones, the Lumia 800 offers an AMOLED touch screen and 16 million colours. Also, the screen is made from Gorilla glass which is the strongest material for cell phone screens.

The screen resolution is 480×800 pixels with a size of 3.7 inches. Nokia was never seen making big screens but with Lumia success, Nokia might switch to more touch screen phones.

Nokia Lumia 800 design review

There is also an accelerometer which was seen in the N9 as well. The capacitive touchscreen makes the phone more usable and better looking. It also supports multi-touch.

Apps Store

Whether you need to send quick emails or you need social networking, the Nokia Lumia is ideal for all these things as it has a variety of applications available in Nokia App Store.

Previously, Nokia provided access to Ovi Store on its smartphones, but now they’ve renamed it to Nokia App Store & have added a lot more quality mobile apps.

nokia lumia map app

Of course Android & Apple app markets are far better, but Nokia is catching up at its own pace.

Hardware and Operating system

The Nokia Lumia comes with the latest Windows operating system which is the Windows 7.5 Mango. This particular firmware offers a lot of services and there are a lot of applications available for the Windows Mobile OS.

To wrap up the usability of the phone, Nokia used an incredible Scorpion 1.4 Gigahertz processor with Qualcomm chipset which is one of the best currently.

Nokia lumia windows
This makes the phone a lot faster and multi-tasking is also made easier using the 512 MB RAM. However, a lot of people are disappointed with the RAM as the newer smartphones offer 1GB of RAM for better and smoother multi-tasking.Even with 512 RAM, Nokia claims that this phone offers the best multi-tasking experience with the use of the blazing fast processor matched with the super chipset.


Another interesting thing about the Nokia Lumia 800 is that it comes with a powerful 8 Megapixel camera and to add to the advantage of it, comes the Carl Zeiss lens.

Nokia Lumia 800 camera review

Other features include

  • Dual LED flash
  • Geo tagging
  • Face detection
  • Autofocus

A major drawback of the Lumia is that there is no secondary camera for video calling. Even though 3G is supported, there is no front camera and a lot of people are disappointed with this.

The Lumia shoots 720p HD videos and can play 730p HD videos as well. However, the newer phones like Samsung Galaxy Note support 1080p HD recording. The Lumia can play HD videos at 30 frames per second.

So far, looks like Nokia has played it well with Windows OS, let’s see what Nokia does when Windows 8 launches for smartphones.

Does it make it to your wish-list? Will you buy Nokia Lumia ? Let us know in the comments below.

About The Author:

Tamara Matthews is a technical content writer associated with the broadband expert group. She likes to writes on various topic related with cutting edge technology like: charter internet, mobile broadband, Internet providers, internet guides etc. She is keen to help people to know more about updated technology.

How to sell your old mobile phone

Mostly everyone has a drawer packed with old mobile phones. They’re taking up space and may never be used by you again. Why don’t you sell them? Don’t you know you can get a high price for your mobile phone whether it’s old, used or new? That’s right!

how to sell old mobile phone

Cold hard cash and guess what? You’ll also be contributing to the environment. Selling a mobile phone couldn’t be easier. Let’s say your old phone is in good working condition, then you can get cash for it.

Why sell my old Mobile??

Selling your old/used/new mobile phones is an excellent opportunity to earn money and save the planet. We must admit the recession has hit communities very hard and many people have become despondent. Selling mobile brings can ease the pressure on your pocket. It will not only put cash into your pocket, but also cut down on the radiation that emanates from these devices.

What Type of Phones Can I sell?

  • Phone needs to be in a good working condition.
  • Phone should have mild cosmetic damage, if any.
  • Mobile phone must have original battery.

How do I get paid?

Payment options depends on the company you are selling your handset to. Some common modes of payment include:

  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Check

Is it that Easy?

Surely these are the questions that would come to your mind:

  • What companies pays the best price?
  • What is the time factor for this process?
  • Is it worth the time?
  • How much cash can I really get for my old cell phone?

There are many companies to consider when you decide to sell your old mobile. From my personal experience, pound4phone.com offered the highest price along with a great customer service when I sold my phone to them. There are few more out there to consider as well.

Points to remember

  •  Remember to wipe the phone of its memory.
  • Remove your SIM card and memory card.

This exercise is paramount, for you do not want your contact information, password and other sensitive media to fall prey to a stranger.

Tips & Advice

You can get the answers to these questions all at your fingertips. To sell a mobile phone is not a rocket science project, it is really simple and doesn’t take much time. At some places you may have to wait a few days in order to receive payment, but the initial process is easy.

About The Author:
Frank is a publisher at pound4phone

Top 5 Free Cloud Storage Services

Cloud Storage is quite different from cloud computing. In the latter, you compute over the internet, while cloud storage means to store data over a network of servers online, so that you get access to it wherever, whenever you like.

Top 5 free cloud services

Imagine uploading your playlist of favorite songs over a cloud from your PC, so you can access those very songs on your iPod, smartphone, tablet PC and laptop, anywhere you like! Think it like a USB flash drive over the web.

Following are the 5 best cloud storage services that are free of cost.

1) SugarSync

sugarsync free cloud service logo


  • Free Storage: 5 GB
  • Referral program: +500 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 5 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows & symbian.
  • Speed: Automatic backup of files
  • Efficiency: Only transfers parts of the file that have been edited.
  • Security: SSL & AES-128 encryption

2) Dropbox

dropbox free cloud service logo


  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Referral program: +250 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 8 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry
  • Speed: Set bandwidth limit, manually.
  • Single Upload limit: 300MB
  • Efficiency: Only transfers parts of the file that have been edited.
  • Security: SSL & AES-256 encryption

3) ZumoDrive

ZumoDrive free cloud service logo


  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, Palm Pre
  • Efficiency: auto sync, works offline.
  • Security: SSL & AES encryption with storage in 3 physical locations
  • iTune integration

4) Ubuntu One

ubuntu one free cloud service logo


  • Free Storage: 5 GB
  • Platforms: Windows (beta & buggy), Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android
  • Efficiency: Offline music on android.
  • Security: No encryption

5) TeamDrive

teamdrive free cloud service logo


  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Referral program: +250 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 8 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Speed: Auto sync & backup.
  • Security: ULD & AES-256 encryption



Install Nokia Ovi app to your cell from computer

Many Nokia users have this issue. They do no have access to WiFi and mobile internet is very slow. So how to download apps from the Nokia Ovi Store to your Nokia?

Someone suggested: Download the app to a computer and transfer it to your cell via USB/bluetooth. But Ovi Store doesn’t allow users to download apps into a computer, but hey, you are on Trickvilla 😉

Follow the tweaks below to first download any app to your computer and then install it on your Nokia mobile via Nokia Ovi Suite:

  • Open the Nokia Ovi Store and sign in from your PC.
  • Search the app you need to download & open it by clicking on the app’s name.
  • Go the the address bar of your browser and you will find a URL like this:
  • In this URL, replace ?clickSource=search with /download
  • So, you are now left with:
  • Press Enter and the app will start downloading on your computer.
  • Now connect your Nokia mobile with your Computer via Nokia Ovi Suite.
  • When your mobile is successfully connected, double click the downloaded Ovi app’s icon & it will open automatically in Ovi Suite.
  • Confirm installation and the app will get installed into your Nokia mobile.