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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2015, 04:04:49 am »
i've never removed the SIM and if i flash a corrupted phone, i wipe the phone memory and the memory card, too. There is a file for the memory card ... MC_F_nocard.mcard.cardverref.xml that i flash, as well.
Basically, format memory card, three-finger reset, turn phone off, start dead phone USB refurbish, get the popup dialogue, insert the USB cable and click OK.

Hi matthew how to wipe phone memory?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2015, 04:11:35 am »
Three finger reset wipes the phone memory, power on- hold volume down, camera and menu till the dots wipes the phone memory

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2015, 11:25:31 pm »
The keyboard-having E Series phones' 3-finger reset is Shift + Space + Backspace (a bit more difficult :P)

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2015, 05:16:27 am »
Can someone make an app that's wipes the phone memory like the three finger reset I'm having problem in my volume button its hard to pressed. This could be helpful to all of us our symbian phone are getting a bit old.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 07:00:17 am »
If your phone boots, just dial *#7370# to get the same result.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2015, 07:35:18 am »
Hello Matthew, Allstar

replacement battery no help.
tried to flash that file(MC_F_nocard.mcard.....) rcvd. error msg " ERROR: Unable to load file...."; ERROR: Failed to set phone to flash mode.
Still no boot.  get NOKIA flashing  a few times and a few scrolling dots then screen goes blank.  Get both single and triple vibes though hit and miss getting into flash mode.
Considering another downgrade attempt?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2015, 08:35:21 am »
If you have successfully formatted your phone with the Camera + Volume down + Menu, your phone should boot to the Enter security code screen.
At this point, turn off your phone and dead phone USB flash in refurbish mode to either Scandinavia 11.005 or Delight v6.4. Load the product code, remove the red files, start the flash and you will get a popup telling you to remove the USB cable and at that point, insert the USB cable and click the OK button - do NOT turn on your phone.
This is the only way to revive a dead phone (i've done it a few times).

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2015, 10:14:45 pm »
Hello Matthew,
Have successfully  done the five finger reset many times.  pwr button,vol down,camera and menu till three vibes.
tried the Scand downgrade. flash successful but unable to establish communication after flash.  Phone freezes during boot-up at the handshakes. did another five finger reset and tried Delight Belle.
Successful flash, but phone still wont boot up afterwards.  I get the scrolling dots for about 15sec and then screen goes blank.
what have I missed?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 02:00:42 am »
3 vibrations is not correct behaviour.
With nothing plugged into the phone, hold the camera to its second step, menu and volume down then press power until the phone powers on and then let the power button go, but maintain the other 3 buttons. It should behave as a first-time boot at this point and walk you through time zone, et cetera.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2015, 07:05:05 am »
3 vibrations is not correct behaviour.
With nothing plugged into the phone, hold the camera to its second step, menu and volume down then press power until the phone powers on and then let the power button go, but maintain the other 3 buttons. It should behave as a first-time boot at this point and walk you through time zone, et cetera.

tried that technique, no dice.
question, when flashing the Scand. downgrade 011.005 firmware, how many file should I have?  I have only three that are actually flashing.  the core.fspx,rofs2.fpsx and rofs3.fpsx?
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Re: N8 wont boot
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 08:19:49 pm »


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got the files ok, thanks.
still getting failure to communicate with device after flashing error?  using the crkd Phoenix 2012.04
I am not sure why I get this error?

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 01:28:58 am »
It's normal. When you get the message about failure to communicate ... 20... 19..., disconnect the phone and hold power until the three vibrations happens. Done.

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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2015, 04:41:33 am »
Hello Matthew,
I tried the Scand firmware and my N8 still wont boot up properly. with the previously mentioned error msg. unable to communicate at the end.
I flashed the original firmware 059C8T6 and it went through 100% also with factory resets, firmware update complete message.   Afterwards still wont boot up properly.  I get Nokia screen and scrolling dots then screen goes blank.
I am out of ideas at this point.  Do you have any suggestions?  What would stop the device from booting up if I have successfully flashed the firmware?
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Re: N8 wont boot
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 05:53:24 am »
Scrolling dots is not S^3; it's Belle Refresh. S^3 and Anna's boot screen is the white NOKIA Connecting People handshake animation.
Which files are you actually flashing?
Empty your rm-596 folder and extract ONLY the Scandinavian 11.5 firmware into it and flash that.