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Lumia How-to: Bookmarklets

Posted in Lumia800 with tags , , , , , , on 31/12/2011 by I

This is hopefully the first in a series of posts, getting back to the sprit of why I originally created this blog: instructions on how to do things a little out the ordinary with tech, written down here primarily for my reference but so they’re also available for all. Although the title is “Lumia” how-to, I guess this could also apply to WP7 in general. Hopefully you’ll find them useful, if there’s a subject you’d like me to cover then fire away in the comments.

Today, bookmarklets.

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New Nokia Lumia (or other windows phone) won’t software update?

Posted in Lumia800 with tags , , , on 08/12/2011 by I

So, got your new WP7 phone/Lumia, you want it up to date. So you plug it in, fire up windows phone connector and check for updates.

But you get errorĀ 80072fa8 – bad times!

Turns out the *phone* needs a net connection. I setup my 3G APN, re-tried and it worked fine.

Nokia Lumia 800 and O2 PAYG

Posted in Lumia800 with tags , , , on 21/11/2011 by I

So I’ve just got a Nokia Lumia 800 for trial from Nokia Connects, and they’ve kindly included an O2 microsim to get me up and running…nearly.

For some reason it doesn’t detect the APN settings correctly. So to get mobile data working, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to settings, mobile network.
  2. Scroll down, “Add APN”
  3. The details you want are:
  • APN:
  • Username: payandgo
  • password: password
And you’re good to go!
Bonus pro-tip for you: Dial *#10# to check your balance.
Bonus pro-tip2: Contract settings:
  • o2wap
  • password