FAQ : Signing software with Open Signed Online
Some applications require more capabilities than what can be granted with a self-signed certificate. Unless they're officially Symbian Signed, they can be signed through Open Signed Online at Symbian Signed, by following these steps:
Download the pack...[Read more]
FAQ : What processor is inside my P990/M600/W950?
UIQ 3 based Sony Ericsson phones (P990i, M600i and W950i) use ARM9-based Philips Nexperia PNX4008 application processor in 90-nm CMOS technology, running at 208 MHz.
The CPU subsystem combines a 208 MHz ARM926-EJ processor with dedicated 32k instructio...[Read more]
FAQ : How can I reboot the phone if it froze? Do I have to remove the battery?
If your phone just froze and doesn't react to pressing any buttons, you don't have to remove the battery to restart it. Sony Ericsson P-series phones have a soft-reboot function. Just press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds and the phone will...[Read more]
FAQ : How do I check free RAM memory?
On the standby screen (so called "Activity menu") in Flip closed mode press the More button and select Status from the menu. Check the Available memory line.
Please note that this information shows free RAM, which is operating memory used for pro...[Read more]
FAQ : How to install Java MIDP software (midlets)?
Java MIDP software is usually offered as two files: *.JAD file (containing description, version number, size, download URL etc.) and *.JAR file (actual application).
You only need the *.JAR file. JAD is not required if you install the software locally ...[Read more]
FAQ : How to update firmware?
Users of Sony Ericsson UIQ 3 based smartphones can update firmware at home using Sony Ericsson Update Service. Please use the following URL to download the Update Service software (it's compatible with both the M600i and P990i):
Sony Ericsson Update Se...[Read more]
Tips & Tricks : Hidden lock menu
Another hidden menu related to network and sim card locks can be invoked by entering the following combination on phone screen in flip closed mode:
jog dial down * * jog dial down
This menu can be used to set or remove different kinds of locks, incl...[Read more]
Tips & Tricks : Hidden service menu
There is a hidden service menu in Sony Ericsson UIQ 3 smartphones. It can be accessed in Flip closed mode on the main screen (so called "Activity menu") or using the virtual phone keypad in Phone application. In emergency (e.g. when you need to reformat t...[Read more]
FAQ : What is and how to check the firmware version?
Firmware is a coloquial name of the system software of your device, containing the Symbian operating system, the UIQ platform software as well as other software controlling the hardware parts of your UIQ 3 smartphone. The firmware also contains various bu...[Read more]
FAQ : How to create own Themes?
The easiest way is to use Sony Ericsson Themes Creator 2.0 or newer which now supports UIQ 3 phones, too. Themes Creator 2.0 allows you to personalize the look and feel of the P990 smartphone user interface. This version of the Themes Creator tool enables...[Read more]