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HOW TO CONVERT AN OLD CELL PHONE (NOKIA 6600) INTO A SUPERGADGET-MICROCOMPUTER

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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

The Nokia 6600 phone features new advanced imaging features, including a bright 65,536-color TFT display and camera equipped with digital zoom. These complement a built-in video recorder with audio and a RealOne Player for playback and streaming of 3GPP-compatible and RealMedia video clips. Multimedia functions are enhanced by templates for MMS messages and a Media Gallery for organizing digital content captured or downloaded with the phone. Advances in phone features include support for Java, MIDP 2.0, True Tones, themes, and personalization of clock and calendar sounds. (For more info visit www.nokia.com/6600)

These features of Nokia 6600 are indeed amazing and astounding at the time of its release (launched June 2003) that's why it became one of the bestselling cellphones in the world but with the digital explosion of the different models and units of cellphones nowadays like Apple iPhone, Samsung Omnia, Sony Erickson C900, and Nokia's E series, old cell phones like the S60 series are now just taken for granted.

What's the use of old and outdated cellphones? Can we upgrade them to compete with the new features of postmodern gadgets and devices? This intructable will answer this latter question in the affirmative. And the former question will be answered in greater detail in the following pages. It was two years ago (2006) that this idea came to my mind but I have not been able to write it due to my hectic schedule. But now I will give you a glimpse of my old multi-functional cellphone. You can see the systematic list in Step 36: Appendix A - Quick Index (at the end of this appendix, I explain concisely how to uninstall or remove mobile application from your cellphone if you don't like it).

In the midst of economic and financial difficulties, you must save your energy, money and, of course, our environment. Instead of buying different gadgets and devices like microcomputer (portable computer such as laptop or notebook computer, subnotebook, tablet PC, Pda - personal digital assistant, wizbook, etc), iPhone, camcorder, iPOD, MP3 player, PSPs, Gameboy, DVD player, scientific calculator, reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.), digital camera, flash light, organizer, etc., etc. which took so much mass, space, time, money and energy, what you need is just your old dusty cellphone (Nokia 6600) from your cabinet. Clean it up and simply follow the step-by-step instructions below and you will see the great difference it could make to your life and lifestyle. Don't forget to read the Step 37: Appendix B - "The M.O.N.E.Y. Principle: How to Achieve Financial Success in the Midst of Global Economic Meltdown."

Please be careful in the installation of application programs. By reading this instructable you agree that you are responsible for your own actions. I will not be held accountable for any loss or damage to you or to your cellphone and electronic devices.

No hardware change is needed in this conversion. Only the memory card will be replaced. All conversions will be done through installation of different applications that will enhance your old cellphone. You can also apply the same procedures to other models of cellphone but you must use compatible mobile applications in the form of upgraded versions.

I will let you to enter into the world of my Nokia 6600. Here are just some of the application programs that can be found in my old cellphone. I have installed most of these applications two years ago. These applications can be found only in my 512 MB MMC and I still have hundreds of applications in my other two MMCs (64 MB and 1 GB) which will not be shown and displayed in this instructable due to lack of time on my part. In fact, I will not be able to discuss all the applications which you can see in the following pages. It would take more than five hundred pages to explain all these applications.

If you want to see the installed applications in my old cellphone. Watch this video:

Note: if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, the video may not be displayed and the picture maybe a little bit disordered with the text, use Mozilla Firefox instead.



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stefan01243 months ago

wow.....many years ago..there have anyone who can i help find some cables and adapters for my cell phone:

http://www.234buy.com/

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jbaker222 years ago
Is there a way I could do this on a Samsung T301g? Nice instructable by the way!
rayfalcon2 years ago
nice cracking book lmao have you got the green book for pc's?
jdonaldo3 years ago
what about the virus!!
For some of the programs aforementioned, there are also Palm OS counterparts.
My super computer: iPod touch
Especially the 4th generation
metal43v3r4 years ago
 can you archieve these programs and upload to rapid share please and please give the link
Some of these programs are freely available, but many aren't. If the author shared non-free software, it could bring serious harm to him.
So I guess he could, but he won't, and I can't blame him for this.
If you really want to avoid paying for anything, try googling for free versions or some other free software that does just that.
mikroGanesh3 years ago
Hi theseventhsage real hard work,

Just wanted to share one can install Flashlite 2.0
and play flash games directly(no need to install),
also have an Windows XP like interface, and even Vista is available..

Good job
handyman3334 years ago
will see!
nrdesign4 years ago
A supergadget Microcomputer! Or: How to put free apps on a phone.
krv044 years ago
What is the difference between mmc and sd...?
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di pa rin natitinag ahhhhh........... hehe galing! astig!!!!
What do you say?
theseventhsage (author)  PrincesSarah5 years ago
Try to read my new instructable on "restoring folder options in the control panel." In the near future, I will write new instructable on artificial intelligence...
You can ask Wolfram|Alpha pretty much anything. you can access it on www.wolframalpha.com or you may access on yor mobile web browser at m.wolframalpha.com . So far it will replace...uh...about 15 apps and it does:
* Math (elementary/advanced)
* Converter (from anything to anything else)
* Sky chart
* Weather
* Locates where you are (uses GeoIP)
* Genome sequence lookup
* Historical events
* and many more...
Note that it is not an offline app!
If you consider it useful, RSVP.
If you install more apps (say 20), ot will eat up your memory
theseventhsage (author)  alltootechnical4 years ago
All the apps listed in this instructables are all installed in my N6600.  Useful and amazing!!!
You're just installing apps only to suite your needs.
theseventhsage (author)  alltootechnical4 years ago
that's the point, we have to install apps to suit our needs, and let me add, wants...
Triworm4 years ago
 does the 6600 slide work? and does it have infrared?
Triworm Triworm4 years ago
is the MMC an SD card?
Erm no, they are very similar in shape and mmc will work in some sd things but not the other way around, sd will not fit into the mmc slot.

maybe an sd could be stripped of its casing and soldered into place or you could make up a sd to mmc cable, or modify the slot. I have no idea if what I have said will work but in theory it should.

"If I did not touch it I did not break it, what other people do with their own hands is their responsibility"
sjoobbani4 years ago
EXCELLENT!!!
how do I get one? a phone?
and does it work with a SIM card/ no service?
sjoobbani@gmail.com 
seriousfun4 years ago
is it really OK to insert a 1gb memory card in a Nokia 6600?
will the phone work?
it is because before i thought that 512mb memory is the highest memory capable in a Nokia 6600 cellphone...

thanks :)
theseventhsage (author)  seriousfun4 years ago
1 GB works fine in my Nokia 6600 with different installed programs.
 
now my nokia 6600 is unable to be used due to a bug i think.
huhuhu..
i can't use it anymore and a new one costs very expensive.

juz droppping by...

huhu..
my brother told me that he tried to use a 1gb memory card and it started to hang. was that possible?

thanks for the reply^^
seriousfun4 years ago
oggplay v1.69 does not work on my Nokia 6600?
how come?
may i know why?
^^
theseventhsage (author)  seriousfun4 years ago
oggplay v1.69 works well in my old cp.  the explanation for you maybe found in the words "unstable build" which you can see as you open the oggplay.
hitman_kiwi5 years ago
This is amazing, I cant even comprehend how awesome this instructable is. Great Job! 5 Stars!
theseventhsage (author)  hitman_kiwi5 years ago
Thanks for the 5 stars!
pthree5 years ago
it's a simple smartphone from the s60 series, my first was 3650. And yes you can install a lot of programs (.sis applications actually) on it but why are there people that say you are a great inventor? :) 6600 is old but it's cheap, now there are s60 series phones with os 9 like N73, N82, 6120, 6124, and so on that are way better. Frankly I'm surprised, this Instructable is not that old and people find it amazing, smartphones date since 2003 if I remember correctly.
theseventhsage (author)  pthree5 years ago
www.symbian-freak.com featured my instructable and talk about it in their forum, and suprise, they are all expert in cell phones. They greatly appreciated my instructable. How about you? What do you know? Any? Share it with us via instructable. Make your own instructable buddy because you have not yet made anything. Post it and I'll comment on it.
TyMan2105 years ago
Is there anyway that this might work for a Nokia 3560?
Ghost Wolf5 years ago
Can you use a modern cell phone like the RANT
Foaly75 years ago
Could you add skype, and wifi to this to make it a phone as well?
theseventhsage (author)  Foaly75 years ago
This is already a real cellphone, old cellphone to be sure, but you can text, call and internet (via GPRS) just by using it like any other cellphone. I have just enhanced its features by transcending its default capability and simulate the programs (java and symbian) of advanced cellphones thus rendering it a supergadget-microcomputer.
WOW!!! I love the instructable and the MONEY principle too! I will try to locate one of these and try - very cool. Think I will print up the principle too, good to keep these things at the top of the to-do list. Thanks for doing such a good job!
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