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:
    http://store.ovi.com/content/115365?clickSource=search
  • In this URL, replace ?clickSource=search with /download
  • So, you are now left with:
    http://store.ovi.com/content/115365/download
  • 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.

 

Save your wet mobile

You must have experienced it, your precious smartphone has had a nice bath, is looking new and clean, but you fear it’s ‘cleaned’ forever. Even if you have been lucky enough and have never experienced such a ‘dip’, read the article so that you know in advance what steps to take immediately when such an accident occurs, ’cause you gotta be quick!

Save wet mobile

However, if you are quick enough, you may save your wet cell phone. Follow the steps below to save your wet mobile or most other wet gadgets. I will be using a Nokia E71 for the tutorial:

  • Get the phone out of water ASAP! Pull off the back cover and remove the battery.
    Just disconnect the battery because water being a great conductor may short the circuits inside if you don’t cut the power supply in time. This is the most crucial step and decides whether your mobile will be saved or buried.
  • Remove all detachable accessories.
    Detach your memory card, SIM card, any external covers or peripherals to open up as many gaps as you can. Mostly the SIM & memory card will be alright, so just wipe dry them and keep them aside till we focus on the cell.
    Detach everything possible from wet mobile
  • Dry your mobile
    Even a drop of water can be lethal for your mobile by corroding it or shorting the circuit. You may use blotting paper, newspaper or tissue paper to dry the mobile, but take care the paper doesn’t get stuck in the gaps.
    Dry your wet mobile with newspaper or tissue paper
  • Wipe with cleaning alcohol.
    Once you have removed the battery and wiped your phone dry from outside, you can dip an ear bud in cleaning alcohol and swipe it across the back cover (where the battery is placed). Alcohol will displace water.
    Dry your wet mobile with cleaning alcohol
  • Use a vacuum cleaner.
    Suck out the moisture from your mobile with a vacuum cleaner. Keep turning & rotating the phone while using a vacuum cleaner to reach all areas, for at least 20-30 minutes. Don’t take the cleaner too near to the cell or it may build up static electricity which may harm your phone.
    Suck out moisture from wet mobile with vacuum cleaner
  • Use Silica gel or Rice to absorb moisture
    If you have silica gel packs (found in water bottles, laptop cases, shoes), place your mobile with the packs in an air tight container overnight. Silica gel will absorb moisture from the cell. If you don’t have silica packs, dip your mobile in a bowl of raw, dry rice as it has high affinity for water & will absorb moisture like silica, when kept overnight. If you are using rice, you can keep the bowl with your mobile in front of an Air conditioner as the AC emits dry air.
    Put wet mobile in rice overnight to dry moisture
  • Testing time!
    Now that you have given your mobile a good night’s sleep (with silica or rice), its time to test your hard work. Make sure once again that there are simply no traces of moisture on your cell. Like, foggy screen shows moisture is still trapped inside. Attach the battery and try to switch on your phone.

    • Passed?? icon biggrin Save your wet mobile
      Great. You have saved your mobile. Now take good care of your cell in the future. You can buy a wet cell phone emergency kit for future emergencies.
      test your wet mobile after 24 hours
    • Failed?!?! :0
      Remove your battery, plug in the charger and start your phone (yup, without the battery).

      • Working?? icon wink Save your wet mobile
        If it starts, your battery is damaged, not the cell, get a new battery.
      • Not working?? icon sad Save your wet mobile
        If not, go to customer service center. No need hiding the fact that your cell was damaged from water, they’ll know it from the dedicated circular indicators on battery/back of phone that change color when water seeps in. Mine changed color from white to red.
        The white water indicator of your wet mobile will change color

Don’ts

Do not shake your phone.
Shaking may push the water through to the interiors, even where water may not have seeped in earlier. Also, you do not want your mobile crash landing on the floor.
Do not shake your wet mobile

Do not keep your cell in the sun for long.
Sunlight may heat up the mobile. Never place your phone in direct sunlight for long time.

 

Do not use a hair dryer. Not even the cold mode.
Hair dryer will force moisture further into the smaller components of the phone. Heating will leave behind salts & minerals that may oxidate and corrode the circuits or even worse, melt some internal components.

do not use hair dryer on wet mobile

Do not put your cell inside a refrigerator/freezer
It’s so cold inside, you may end up damaging your LCD or cracking the circuits inside. This is a foolish step but dunno why, I have seen many people/sites recommending this.

Do not put wet mobile in refrigerator

Do not heat the battery
Never try to heat the battery in order to dry it. Lithium-ion batteries  are very sensitive to heat and may explode, leading to injuries.

Do not put your cell in a microwave oven
This is another foolish step but many people/sites recommend this.You may end up over-heating the circuits and LCD or it may burn altogether, damaging your oven as well, setting fire to your oven and mobile…and house too maybe. Okay, that’s enough. You got it no?

Do not microwave your wet mobile

Do not switch on the mobile if screen is foggy
Foggy screen indicates that moisture is still trapped in the screen. Use vacuum cleaner and leave cell with silica packs overnight.

 

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Search Google without Internet via SMS

Well, the title sums it all, no? Still, You can search Google’s Search Engine from your cell by sending Google an SMS. You don’t need an internet connection for this, and it’s free except for the standard SMS charges.
Just send an SMS to Google and you will get your search results via SMS from Google.

For US

SMS <Your search term> to 466453 (GOOGLE) or 46645 on most devices.

For India

SMS <Your search term> to 9773300000

For China

SMS <Your search term> to 1069999333

Not Tested in China

You can view live score and movie updates. For more info, visit http://www.google.com/mobile/sms/search/

How to Bluejack

Blue jacking is a fun and legal way of convincing a person that their mobile has been hijacked!

You send messages to other people using Bluetooth, without their permission. So good for a tiny but amazing prank.

Follow the steps below to Blue jack someone:

  • Open Contacts/Address book in your Bluetooth enabled mobile
  • Create a new contact
  • Now enter a message into the Name field. This message will appear on your victim’s mobile. The message can be anything like “Hey red shirt…you’ve been hijacked >:)”
  • Save this new contact
  • Now open the menu options for that contact and choose send via Bluetooth.
  • This will switch on your Bluetooth and scan for any bluetooth devices within range.
  • Select a victim and send the contact
  • You will get the message card sent on your mobile and now wait for the SMS tone of your victim’s mobile…!!

Cheers 😀

Points to remember:

  • It works only for certain mobiles that do not require pairing for sending contact cards.
  • Please do NOT spam or send offensive messages.
  • Blue jacking is ethical, but try at your own risk
  • Blue jacking won’t work on iPhones or Tablet PCs

Samsung Wave Secret Codes

A list of codes for those who want to do more with there samsung wave phone having Bada OS.

  1. SERVICE MODE
    Want to change some internal settings of your phone or sun some test?
    Just Enter *#197328640# but remember to use this menu with care.
  2. BATTERY INFORMATION
    Enter *#0228# to check out battery information.
  3. FACTORY RESET
    Use *2767*3855# to completely reset your phone.
    Note: Be careful while trying this out as it will remove all your files and settings including the internal memory storage and will reinstall the phone’s firmware too.
  4. SIM AND NETWORK LOCK
    Just dial *#7465625# to check the status about SIM lock and Network lock settings.
  5. FIRMWARE VERSION INFORMATION
    • SW Version, HW Version, MP, RF Cal Date, CSC Version, CSC Model Spec, FFS Version, RC2 Version: *#4986*2650468#
    • SW Version and CSC Version : *#1234#
    • FTA SW Version : *#1111#
    • FTA HW Version : *#2222#
  6. Wi-Fi AND BLUETOOTH TEST CODES
    • Wi-Fi Manual MFG Test Mode : *#526#
    • BT RF Test Mode : *#232337#
  7. FACTORY TESTS
    • LCD test : *#0*#
    • Melody test : *#0673# OR *#0289#
    • Vibration test : *#0842#
    • TM Command : *#2663# OR *#2664#

If you have any other code please do post it in the comments or send us through our Contact Us page.

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