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  1. #1
    Paul Turner
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    Ok, so the Nokia 6680 has been out a little while now... so I am hoping
    that now someone or some shop somewhere is offering a service to flash
    my Orange 6680 with the official Nokia firmware (preferably the latest
    release).... so I no longer have to put up with the shockingly
    unstable, memory hogging, ugly, un-user-friendly adware screen that
    Orange have crippled this otherwise very good phone with.

    I live in Southampton, UK. Does anyone know anywhere near (or even not
    so near) that can offer this service??!

    Thanks in advance!

    Paul




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  2. #2
    Simon Ough
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Ok, so the Nokia 6680 has been out a little while now... so I am hoping
    > that now someone or some shop somewhere is offering a service to flash
    > my Orange 6680 with the official Nokia firmware (preferably the latest
    > release).... so I no longer have to put up with the shockingly
    > unstable, memory hogging, ugly, un-user-friendly adware screen that
    > Orange have crippled this otherwise very good phone with.


    If you don't like it, move to Three

    Personally, I prefer the screen. It's like a summary screen, informing you
    of how many missed calls, texts, emails and calendar appointments you have
    on one screen. Bonus!

    Simon





  3. #3
    mo
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Ok, so the Nokia 6680 has been out a little while now... so I am hoping
    > that now someone or some shop somewhere is offering a service to flash
    > my Orange 6680 with the official Nokia firmware (preferably the latest
    > release).... so I no longer have to put up with the shockingly
    > unstable, memory hogging, ugly, un-user-friendly adware screen that
    > Orange have crippled this otherwise very good phone with.
    >
    > I live in Southampton, UK. Does anyone know anywhere near (or even not
    > so near) that can offer this service??!
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Paul



    The 2 places that do it in Southampton
    Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)






  4. #4
    Paul Turner
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    >The 2 places that do it in Southampton
    Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)

    Really? How do you know that?

    I've tried Next Communications, but they told me that would only flash
    the phone with the Orange firmware! (ie, pointless).

    I guess I'll try Carphone WH - but I expect they will say the same
    thing won't they?




  5. #5
    meltey chamon!
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >The 2 places that do it in Southampton

    > Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    > Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)
    >
    > Really? How do you know that?
    >
    > I've tried Next Communications, but they told me that would only flash
    > the phone with the Orange firmware! (ie, pointless).
    >
    > I guess I'll try Carphone WH - but I expect they will say the same
    > thing won't they?
    >


    I think the networks are getting heavy with people who "neutralise" the
    firmware.

    It may even be illegal. Though I am not sure how...





  6. #6
    Phil
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    "Simon Ough" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Personally, I prefer the screen. It's like a summary screen, informing
    > you of how many missed calls, texts, emails and calendar appointments
    > you have on one screen. Bonus!


    My impression was that Orange's version is a bit intrusive - can't be
    switched off. I'm on Vodafone and use the 6680's Active Standby option,
    which can be switched off :-)

    --
    Phil
    http://www.philipchung.co.uk/



  7. #7
    Paul Turner
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    >It may even be illegal. Though I am not sure how...

    What SHOULD be illegal is for networks to install this kind of Adware
    on perfectly good phones in the first place. Not only is it downright
    irratating, it also causes the phone to becuase unstable... I am fed up
    with having 8 key presses just to read a text. It should be one key
    press, as Nokia intended.

    When I ordered a Nokia 6680, I should GET a Nokia 6680 - not some
    bastardised unstable version with half the functionality missing or
    corrupted.




  8. #8
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > >The 2 places that do it in Southampton

    > Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    > Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)
    >
    > Really? How do you know that?
    >
    > I've tried Next Communications, but they told me that would only flash
    > the phone with the Orange firmware! (ie, pointless).
    >
    > I guess I'll try Carphone WH - but I expect they will say the same
    > thing won't they?
    >






  9. #9
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >The 2 places that do it in Southampton

    > Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    > Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)
    >
    > Really? How do you know that?
    >
    > I've tried Next Communications, but they told me that would only flash
    > the phone with the Orange firmware! (ie, pointless).
    >
    > I guess I'll try Carphone WH - but I expect they will say the same
    > thing won't they?


    If they're official service centres, the chances are very low that they will
    be willing or able to flash anything other than branded firmware to a
    branded handset.

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  10. #10
    mo
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >The 2 places that do it in Southampton

    > Next Communications, Millbrook Road (near Millbrook roundabout
    > Carphone Warehouse, Hedge End - just off the M27 IIRC)
    >
    > Really? How do you know that?
    >
    > I've tried Next Communications, but they told me that would only flash
    > the phone with the Orange firmware! (ie, pointless).
    >
    > I guess I'll try Carphone WH - but I expect they will say the same
    > thing won't they?


    Theres a list of the service centres on the nokia website I think - the 2 I
    listed are the only ones anywhere near this area (i.e shirley/millbrook) the
    rest are winchester and further afield





  11. #11
    Paul Turner
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    >Theres a list of the service centres on the nokia website I think - the 2 I
    >listed are the only ones anywhere near this area (i.e shirley/millbrook) the
    >rest are winchester and further afield


    hmm, I doubt they will want to flash an Orange nokia with non-Orange
    firmware, but I guess I could phone round...
    (unless you know any SC's that would defo do it?)




  12. #12
    mo
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >Theres a list of the service centres on the nokia website I think - the 2
    > >I
    >>listed are the only ones anywhere near this area (i.e shirley/millbrook)
    >>the
    >>rest are winchester and further afield

    >
    > hmm, I doubt they will want to flash an Orange nokia with non-Orange
    > firmware, but I guess I could phone round...
    > (unless you know any SC's that would defo do it?)


    No I dont, sorry

    they wanted to charge 25 (next) and 35 (cpw) for my out of warranty 6230
    so I would make sure you get a free upgrade before your warranty runs out!





  13. #13
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > >Theres a list of the service centres on the nokia website I think - the 2
    > >I
    >>listed are the only ones anywhere near this area (i.e shirley/millbrook)
    >>the
    >>rest are winchester and further afield

    >
    > hmm, I doubt they will want to flash an Orange nokia with non-Orange
    > firmware, but I guess I could phone round...
    > (unless you know any SC's that would defo do it?)


    As much as they may not want to, they soon (if not already) won't be able to
    at all.

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  14. #14
    Chris P Bacon
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)

    On 13 Jul 2005 15:41:18 -0700, "Paul Turner" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Ok, so the Nokia 6680 has been out a little while now... so I am hoping
    >that now someone or some shop somewhere is offering a service to flash
    >my Orange 6680 with the official Nokia firmware (preferably the latest
    >release).... so I no longer have to put up with the shockingly
    >unstable, memory hogging, ugly, un-user-friendly adware screen that
    >Orange have crippled this otherwise very good phone with.
    >
    >I live in Southampton, UK. Does anyone know anywhere near (or even not
    >so near) that can offer this service??!
    >
    >Thanks in advance!
    >
    >Paul



    You can find the nearest service centres by visiting Nokias website;

    http://www.nokia.co.uk/nokia/0,,77483,00.html

    Normally speaking you cant get non branded fiirmware on branded phones
    BUT depending where you go you may be able to get it done. i never
    have any problems where I go and thats an official centre. You could
    also try the mail in centre in Nottingham - I sent a 6600 to them once
    to have the Orange branded firmware put on as I had the first version
    and it was so buggy it was unusable and the Orange version was a
    little newer and more stable - I then got the standard generic version
    reflased when it was more stable.


    Chris P Bacon



  15. #15
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Where can I have my 6680 flashed? (to get rid of the Orange 'standby' screen)


    "Chris P Bacon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 13 Jul 2005 15:41:18 -0700, "Paul Turner" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Ok, so the Nokia 6680 has been out a little while now... so I am hoping
    >>that now someone or some shop somewhere is offering a service to flash
    >>my Orange 6680 with the official Nokia firmware (preferably the latest
    >>release).... so I no longer have to put up with the shockingly
    >>unstable, memory hogging, ugly, un-user-friendly adware screen that
    >>Orange have crippled this otherwise very good phone with.
    >>
    >>I live in Southampton, UK. Does anyone know anywhere near (or even not
    >>so near) that can offer this service??!
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance!
    >>
    >>Paul

    >
    >
    > You can find the nearest service centres by visiting Nokias website;
    >
    > http://www.nokia.co.uk/nokia/0,,77483,00.html
    >
    > Normally speaking you cant get non branded fiirmware on branded phones
    > BUT depending where you go you may be able to get it done. i never
    > have any problems where I go and thats an official centre.


    You will soon. Nokia are putting systems in place that make the flashing
    process automatic with no user intervention whatsoever. Once that's in
    place you'll get what Nokia deem should be on the phone and no amount of
    complaining, cajoling or bribing the NSC staff will help.

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