Monday, 24 December 2012

The One v6.1.0

Meryy Christmas everyone!!

Here is a little present for all the N8 users out there.
The main idea of this update was to bring the N8 to the same level my recently released Belle Refresh CFW's for the E7/X7 are.

v6.1.0 is now ready for download, take a look at the change logs and read on for the release notes.

Why v6.x?

If you read the description about how I use version numbers, you may ask why this is version 6.x and not v5.6.0.
(If you did not read the description, go and read it! I didn't write it just for fun :p)

Since v5.5.0, I was working on many different devices/versions... starting from scratch based on OFW instead of continuing v5.x seemed to be easier for me.

So it is not v6.x because we have a new base, this CFW has a new major version number because I started over on this device... it is still based on the latest Belle Refresh v111.040.1511.

Testing and Bugs

I had access to a N8 for testing, but that time was very limited.
Please report any issues and bugs you may find...

When starting with a new base, it is possible that some smaller things don't work perfectly and there are maybe minor bugs.

Translations

The full translations by freaxs_r_us are not fully compatible, because of some new mods.
I suggest to wait for updated language files by him, in case you need additional languages.

Remember it is Christmas!

So please be patient, it may take a while 'till we can come up with bug fixes (if necessary) or translations.

All the best from me, enjoy the holidays!! ;)

67 comments:

  1. Keeping me on my toes, huh? I don't have a changlog yet, but I have a pretty good idea of what you modded. Translations should be "easy" to make. But it will still take time. ....so is this my Christmas present? = more work ;)

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    1. you know what you do when you get a christmas present you dont like?
      shut up and put on a fake smile ;)

      merry christmas mate!

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    2. Thats Richts :D

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  2. still download but always failed. Hope my internet connection get stable soon. Thx for ur update.

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  3. I had a clue about a christmas release of the n8 firmware ;)

    Big thx again & „frohes Fest” to you (theone and freaksrus) and your families!

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  4. You're the BEST! Merry Christmas!

    Thanks a lot!!

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  5. Merry Christmas!

    Thanks

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  6. Hallo theOne,

    vielen Dank für das Update, das N8 läuft nun sehr flott.
    Manchmal gibt es abstürze bei WhatsApp und das N8 startet neu.

    Ich teste weiter.
    VG Sylvio

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    1. hi Sylvio,
      danke fürs feedback!

      bis die ganzen system/config/temp files und libraries für music player/gallery erstellt sind (nach einem sauberen flash), ist das handy manchmal etwas instabil oder langsam.

      lass mich wissen, falls die probleme auch in zukunft bestehen (vor allem, wenn auch andere programme betroffen sind).
      da v6.x ja komplett neu erstellt wurde, kanns schon sein, dass ich noch etwas nachbessern muss ;)

      gruss
      Daniel

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  7. Gibt es bitte schon Anzeichen wann die Sprachfiles z.b. Deutsch kommen? Das würde das Jahr Komplett machen

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    1. My brain is in "christmas battery saving mode"

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  8. a question: where can i find the fm radio in firmware 3.3.3 for the 808? it is lost :-)

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    1. Wrong thread to post this question. Which language doesn't have the radio? Did you translate it yourself? More information please...and go to the 808 thread...ok answer you there

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    2. check the main menu folder "misc." the fm radio client is in there.
      (as well as the "play via radio" (fm transmitter))

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  9. Dear Daniel,

    First –I would like to thank you for your continues support for those of us that still use the N8.

    Now, I am afraid that there are 2 issues with the new release (6.1.0):
    1. It does not sync the calendar with the latest Nokia suite (3.6.36). I am getting an error 8100011.
    2. The phone dialer (T9) is available only in English even though I have installed also Hebrew (the good old rofs3)

    All the best and a happy new year,
    David (DR)

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    1. There will be a new Hebrew translation.

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    2. Hey David,

      good to see you here again ;)

      as freaxs_r_us mentioned, old translations are not fully compatible.

      the calendar sync issue will be fixed in the next update.
      it was reported on my x7 cfw too, so it i know where to look for this bug.

      workaround in the mean time would be going back to v5.5 or use another method to sync (like "exchange activesync").
      i try to fix it asap, but with holidays and new year... probably takes a few days.

      regards
      Daniel

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    3. The next Hebrew version will be perfect translation...you will be surprised

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  10. Hallo theOne,

    Vielen Dank für deine tolle Arbeit an den CFW für unsere geliebten Nokia-Handy's. Ich habe seit 2 Jahren ein N8 und habe mich erst vor 6 Monaten getraut auf (d)eine CFW zu flashen und habe es zu keinem Zeitpunkt bereut und so die jeweiligen Versionssprünge mitgemacht! Mein N8 war noch nie so schnell und die Akkulauftzeit hat sich auch massiv erhöht. So habe ich zu Weihnachten früh morgens die neue "The One v6.1.0" gezogen und mich gewundert das du bis wenige Stunden vorher noch daran gearbeitet hast und mich total gefreut das ich einer der ersten war... Nochmals vielen Dank und weiter so!!!

    Liebe Grüße, Andi

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  11. Freue mich auch schon auf die Deutsche Übersetzung für diese Firmware

    Grüße, Flo

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  12. Hi, Many thanks for the update!
    Currently I use the V5.5.0 - funny I installed it on the 24th Dec... I guess I wait until the bugs are ironed, took a while to install all my apps again.
    However, after a few days with your firmware, it feels like a new, different phone, I am impressed by your work!

    I checked the changelog here of the v6.1.0:
    http://theonecfw.blogspot.hu/p/nokia-n8-00-summarized-changelog.html

    Requests:
    * Can the e-mail cache moved to E:\ ?
    This is the major spacehog on C:\ (of course after the web browser cache, which I see is you moved to E:\).
    * Can you make somehow Opera to open up when clicking on links in built in apps? At least in e-mail?
    * Can you make a link for this changelog somewhere in the CFW? (Maybe as a bookmark, or in the Phone management menu?
    * Is there a way to quickly switch from Camera to Gallery, and back? I used the CamFX app, but somehow it doesn't work on your firmware.

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    1. v6 is supperior in many ways to v5.5, but it is in a very early stage...

      so waiting for a fixed v6.x is a good strategy for most users.
      although i am happy to see bug reports from other users, since i can not test everything (and every little detail) myself...

      about your requests:
      -not that i know of, i don't think i can move the email cache

      -install opera mobile (not opera mini), go to "settings -> application settings -> default applications -> browsing internet -> select opera" to change your default browser. thats all you can do, don't know how deep the integration will be though...

      -interesting idea, but i think the rss feed should be enough. you can use the rss widget or open the feed in your browser to keep track of my blog (if i change the changelog, i mention it in form of release notes for a new version).
      visiting my blog and bookmark the changelog takes only a few seconds to do it yourself anyway ;)

      -CamFX does work in my CFW, used it myself on v5 and also tested it on v6.
      check the settings for camfx and make sure the gallery is up to date (after a clean flash, the thumbnails need to be refreshed)

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    2. Hi,

      The "default browser" options seems broken from Belle refresh...even if setting opera mobile as default (even setting the same in the further 'advanced' option) and restarting , the phone still only uses 'web' as default.

      Maybe you can fix what nokia broke, Thanks

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    3. hi,
      sorry mate, i don't think i can do anything about this...
      like i mentioned, i don't how "deep" the integration of another webbrowser can be.

      have you tried opening a link from a note or text file?

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  13. This CFW is the best for N8 very smooth like water flowing :) Thanks again!

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  14. Thanks for the feedback!
    In what ways is v.6.1 superior to v5.5?
    (New features, faster, smaller,...?)

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    1. more widget, new mods/updates, faster and thanks to growing experience on my side better "organized" (easier for me to keep track of all changes in my firmwares).

      but yeah, still not perfect :(
      need to fix some small issues...

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  15. started working on changing my translation files today... progress is going well.
    hebrew users will have to wait a little longer, as the translated mods from the last 2 versions must be made by hand again, but it is worth waiting for

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  16. first 7 translation files are set up

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    1. just found some mistakes that I had to figure out first...

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  17. Where can i Find the New 6.1 Translation Files? Example German or another Language

    Thx, Robert

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  18. i figured out the mistakes. I need to talk to theOne about it first. The problem shouldn't be a Problem for my translations though. But it still has to be resolved to get all the functions

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    1. i hope you put romanian language in to v6.1?in v5.5 work fine ty

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    2. as always, I make ALL languages

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    3. dam,always a good job!thank you and thank the one you 2 are the best

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    4. sorry mate, was busy the last few days...
      you should be able to reach me now ;)

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  19. My translation files are not BOOTING ! aaarrrrrggggghhhh
    I've been dicking around with this for hours now

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  20. I finally figured out why my files were not booting...
    sorry for the delay... but it won't be today

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    1. no problem ,when you are ready,no rush.

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  21. Hi,
    I discovered your blog today and I'm quite intrigued by the Custom Firmwares. Good to know that there are still people out there supporting Symbian!
    I have a query w.r.t this CFW. Will installing this CFW prevent me from upgrading to a new firmware if Nokia releases one? And would this void my warranty? I have a 2 yr old N-8 so not worried about its warranty. But I'm planning to get an 808 so wanted to know.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Vigi,

      Upgrading to newer firmwares is not a problem, you may have to do it by flashing via Phoenix (same process as flashing a CFW), but certainly possible!

      Basically, you do void your warranty by flashing a CFW.
      (according to Nokia, you even void your warranty by flashing a original firmware via Phoenix...)

      But you can flash you phone back to its original Firmware and Nokia won't be able to tell you used a CFW ;)

      So I would not worry to much about it...

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    2. Thanks a lot!I'll give it a try

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  22. almost finished updating my files... soon

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  23. finished, cooked, packed, uploading and on their way

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  24. thanx for d update @ the one n freaxs,i wanna ask u something,that isnt there anything like the s3's water effect we can add in our n8?

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  25. Is the minimum headphone volume decreased to an endurable level in this version?

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    1. still the same, btw. i think "endurable" depends a lot on your personal opinion...

      contact me via email and i tell you how to decrease the volume (requires flashing)

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  26. umm...i might seem like a complete noob but google hasn't come up with a satisfactory answer.
    I tried flashing my N8 with the CFW but facing problems. I'll list the steps i did so that you can guide me if I've gone wrong somewhere.

    1. Unzipped RM-596 The One N8 v6.1.0 to the folder C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-596.
    2. Connect the phone using USB
    3. Open Phoenix and select USB-RM596
    4. Then click on File>Open Product and i select RM596.
    5. Click on Flashing>Firmware Update
    6. Click the 3 dots and select the only option that comes, 0599841-euro2_gr-2.0
    7. I am unable to click on Dead Phone USB Flashing as given in your guide. Its gray and not clickable. What do i do?

    Please help. btw my phone is switched off during the entire time.

    Thanks
    7.

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    1. instead of selecting "usb-rm596", choose "no connection".
      this will allow you to flash via "dead phone usb mode"

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  27. Sorry, i meant phone is switched on. typo :/

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  28. ok thanks! i'll do the same

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  29. user data area erasing failed?!i formated phone 7370.what to do?

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    1. use an older version of phoenix. Preferably 2011.46

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  30. Hi Dan,

    Happy New Year To You...

    After flashing with this version; again I lost the hindi language.

    Which was only useful to read messages. :(

    Thanks for your hardwork Guys.

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    1. Hi Neal,

      Thanks for the heads up.
      I updated the fonts (original fonts from Belle FP2)...

      can you try to replace the fonts with the old ones from v5.5?

      Regards
      Daniel

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    2. Hi Dan,

      Thanks for your reply.

      I already done it on the same day.
      Yes I am able to read messages in hindi with the fonts from v5.5

      There is just a small right shift & difference in thickness.


      Regards
      Neal

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  31. Ich hatte ja kurz nach Herausgabe deine CFW installiert und bis auf 5 oder 6 Abstürze in den ersten drei Tagen keine Problem
    - es läuft alles sehr stabil,
    - der Akku hält länger (bei durchschnittlicher Nutzung rund einen Tag länger laut Nokia Battery Monitor)
    - das Handy ist jetzt sehr flott, (beim 808 sollte ja dann auch alles schnell öffnen)
    - der zusätzliche Dateimanager ist super, auch wenn schwierig zu bedienen bei der kleinen Schrift
    - Alle Daten vom Speicher wurden sofort wieder erkannt (Bilder, Nokia Maps, Programme)

    Fragen:
    - wieso wirfst du den nokia store runter?


    Vielen Dank für euere Arbeit ihr beiden
    Sylvio

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    1. Hallo Sylvio,

      Danke für dein Feedback!

      Den Store entferne ich, da dieser häufig kleinere Updates erhällt und deshalb schnell veraltet ist.
      Die Voraussetzungen für einen voll funktionstüchtigen Store sind aber immer noch vorhanden.

      Die Idee ist also dass du via simpler SIS-Installation oder via SW Update auf dem Handy den aktuellsten Store selbst installieren kannst.
      (Es gab hier auf meinem Blog mal eine kleine Abstimmung darüber, wurde also auch von den Usern so entschieden)

      Gruss
      Daniel

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    2. Außerdem kann man software leicht über Nokia Suite installieren ohne Nokia Store installiert zu haben - spart wieder speicherplatz :)

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