Monthly Archives: March 2012

Greek localization for BareFTP


bareFTPis a lightweith graphical FTP Client for Linux. It looks like gFTP, but looks more stable and have better management of UI space (uses tabbed view for messages and transfert progress instead of two boxes). It supports FTP, FTPS, SSH and SFTP tranfers. Also uses GnomeKeyring for secure local storage the passwords of bookmarked ftp sites.

In concertation with the developer, I took the effort of the greek localization of the program.
For more info, updates and downloads see at the Localization Project’s Page.

Bringing a dead Nokia phone back to life

If the firmware updating, or any other experimental process, failed and your phone becomes brick. It’s not a good experience. But the hope dies last. So, a solution to this problem called NAViFIRM and J.A.F.

With the first you can download the original firmware for your phone. It’ very easy to use, just you need to know is your phone’s model and the firmware version you want (usually the latest). NAViFIRM downloads and save at the appropriate path (C:Program FilesNokiaPhoenixProductsRM-xxx) the files needed by J.A.F. to flashing your mobile.

After you got downloaded your firmware files, J.A.F. get to do the dirty job. First of all, select Manual flash, Dead USB, Factory Set, Normal Mode from Flash Settings and Life Time Reset from Service Settings. Then, at Flash Settings select INI option. Now, J.A.F. opens a dialog to select your mobile model. Then click FLASH from Operations group.

Now follow the J.A.F.s instructions: with the sim card inserted, unplug the battery, plug it again, connect your phone with the Nokia CA-101D usb data cable to your computer and press the your phone’s power button.

That’s all! With some good luck your phone will become alive!