Nokia Email, RoadSync 4, and Nokia Maps 2.0 work on the AT&T Nokia E71x!

My adventures continue with the Nokia E71x. I emailed the Nokia Email team directly to find out about support for the E71x and was very pleased to hear they have it running just fine on their E71x device. I was told to go to the Nokia Email website from a PC and after logging into my account have the SMS link sent to my E71x. I previously tried to go to this site on my device and went through the steps to install, which is where I was unsuccessful. I am ELATED to tell you that Nokia Email does work on the E71x when you go to the website and use the SMS link method to install. This provisioning file is important to the setup and I am getting more and more pleased with my E71x every hour.

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I also decided to try out and install RoadSync version 4 and am again pleased to tell you that the Exchange client works like a champ with HTML email support and MUCH more. I plan to post a review on this software this week as well.

At the request of a reader I tried to install Nokia Maps 2.0 on the E71x. This makes a lot of sense and I should have tried it right away since this will give you the ability to use the E71x with GPS and maps without having a data connection. I have done this a few times in foreign countries by preloading the maps on my device. Unfortunately, the E71 install link gives you an upgrade install file and when you attempt to install it you get an error stating that the base program is needed. I am going through trying to find the base install file, but have been unsuccessful so far. If any readers have a clue where I can find this base install file, please feel free to send it along. If I get this figured out I will also post it here for you all.

OK, after downloading and attempting to install Nokia Maps 2.0 several times, I found a client that works. Go to the Nokia Maps site and find and select the install file for the Nokia 6650 Fold (should download a file named Nokia Maps2.007013.2_u.sis) . I was able to launch Nokia Maps and get connected and a GPS fix in a few seconds. Here are a couple of tips for navigating in Nokia Maps 2.0 for the E71x since the * and # keys do not control the zoom like they should:

  • Use the backspace button to zoom out
  • Use the shift key to zoom in
I may try the Nokia Maps 3.0 beta version (available on Nokia Beta Labs), but this version is still quite buggy and may crash the device so I might hold off for a while on this trial.

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87 Comments to Nokia Email, RoadSync 4, and Nokia Maps 2.0 work on the AT&T Nokia E71x!

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Andrew
May 6, 2009

Does the Nokia Email software take over the hard button?

Brad Barbaza
May 6, 2009

Andrew, good catch. On the E71, it does not. I assume the same for the E71x, and with no remapping of that key, you’d be stuck.

To be honest though, I rarely use my email key except for a long press to create a new SMS. I usually go to the home screen and select the inbox with the D-pad rocker button.

Brad Barbaza
May 6, 2009

I wonder if [url=http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2008/12/make-full-use-of-the-volume-mute-keys-on-the-e71.html]Magic Key[/url] (free) would fix this?

Brad Barbaza
May 6, 2009

I wonder if Magic Key would allow you to remap that Mail button?

http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2008/12/make-full-use-of-the-volume-mute-keys-on-the-e71.html

Matthew Miller
May 6, 2009

No, it is set to Messaging so it takes you to the default Messaging application. I actually have my left soft key setup for Nokia Email.

BTW, the long press options are not present on the E71x and a long press does nothing at all.

Brad Barbaza
May 6, 2009

For the record, it appears Magic Key does not allow reassigning of the shortcut keys..

Andrew
May 6, 2009

That could get annoying, particularly for people switching over from other plaforms such as the PalmOS and WM Treos. It’s also a shame to have a hard button not do anything useful.

Paul
May 6, 2009

Glad it works. I was beginning to doubt my 1 cent purchase at Amazon. Phone is being shipped to me as we speak.

rhonda rice
May 6, 2009

When I use my email hard key on E71 it does in fact launch Nokia Email,which coed work like a charm.

Robert Botha
May 6, 2009

On the E71 you can reassign the one touch keys to whatever you like. Is this not the case on the E71x?

Matthew Miller
May 6, 2009

Robert, the E71x has no setting present to customize the one touch keys.

Uchinan
May 6, 2009

This is the best news I have heard yet about the E71x. Nokia Maps is make or break for me, and it seems like I am about to join the S60 community! Thanks for all your hard work Matt!

Moogle
May 7, 2009

HELP!!!

I tried to install the Nokia Mail via the SMS link (on my new E71x) and all I got was that it created a gmail inbox and a blank inbox with a ? on it. Whenever I tried to connect to the gmail inbox, it would create more blank mail folders! I have no idea how to delete these blank mailboxes as well as the initial gmail folder. I uninstalled Nokia Email client to no avail :(

Matthew Miller
May 7, 2009

Hmm, so you went to the website and had the SMS link sent to your E71x, right?

You then click the link in the text message and select Open Link. The software should then go through an install period and you know you are successful when a prompt appears with a large @ symbol asking just for your password.

You may have to hard reset and start over again. I recommend you contact the Nokia Email team directly for help if you can’t get it going. They are on Twitter at @nokiamessaging

Moogle
May 7, 2009

Thanks for the quick reply. I went to the website and it sent me two SMS links. I clicked the first one and it seemed like it installed correctly. However, when it went through, all it did was add an inbox to the messaging folder along with another blank one. I haven’t tried the second link that it sent yet.

How do you hard restart on the E71X? I tried to restore to factory settings but all that did was reset the personalization settings without deleting anything.

I’m so pissed I already screwed up my new E71X with these crazy folders.

Matthew Miller
May 7, 2009

I have never seen the folder issue you are talking about and am sorry to hear about your experiences.

Enter *#7370# and then 12345 for the code to reset our E71x

Moogle
May 7, 2009

I already tried that, it only resets the settings and doesn’t get rid of the folders. Oh well, I’ll take it back to AT&T and see if they’ll give me a new one.

Moogle
May 7, 2009

Just one curious question, when you logged into the Nokia Messaging website, what phone did you pick as the one you had? I picked the E71 because it was the closest but now that I’m looking back on it, perhaps I should’ve picked a phone that had FP2 installed on it (like the N78 or N96).

Matthew Miller
May 7, 2009

I think I picked the E71 too, but then again I do remember looking closely at the N78 and maybe I did pick that device. Sorry, it has been a bit crazy and I don’t remember all the steps I took.

Andrew
May 7, 2009

What advantages does the Nokia Email solution have over Xpress mail?

Matthew Miller
May 7, 2009

Andrew,

I personally love the UI of Nokia Email and really cannot stand the default older Nokia Messaging software where Xpress Mail runs. The Nokia Email solution practically installs itself with the SMS configuration file and supports all I need (up to 10 subfolders) for my mobile email needs.

Andrew
May 7, 2009

Do you know anywhere there is a comparison of the two systems? Are SMS messages sent to the messaging software?

What would be really interesting would a comparison of pushing email from say Gmail to the E71x via Xpress mail and Nokia Email. How well do the two systems handle IMAP?

Milan
May 7, 2009

matt,

will the e71x support the Ovi store when it’s launched?

ken
May 7, 2009

Does Nokia Messaging support multiple email accounts and exchange mail.

I am a small business owner, and need to constantly monitor 4 email accounts one over exchange, and the rest over pop and imap.

I have mine working with Mail For Exchange and Xpress mail, but I am not a great fan of either

Matthew Miller
May 7, 2009

Nokia Email for this device supports multiple POP and IMAP accounts and does a great job with them. You will need MFE or RoadSync to sync with Exchange. The new Nokia Messaging client on the E75 integrates them all, but I am not sure if this will be coming to the E71x.

My RoadSync 4 review should be live tomorrow and you can see how good that experience is for the E71x.

DanMan
May 8, 2009

So let me get this straight. I have an E71x without any data plan. If I download the Nokia Maps thing, am I going to be able to use the GPS feature without being charged anything by AT&T. So GPS would be completely free?

Matthew Miller
May 8, 2009

DanMan, GPS is a free service that uses the GPS receiver in your phone. If you use Nokia Maps and install the maps via your PC to your external storage card (or internal memory if the maps are not too large), then you can use GPS without consuming data. I have done this a few times with Nokia Maps while traveling in Singapore and Spain and had no SIM card even in my Nokia device.

Jason
May 8, 2009

I am trying the same thing as DanMan, but when I open nokia maps, it will not work unless I connect to 3G…

Matthew Miller
May 8, 2009

Jason, I used Nokia Maps on a N78 and N93 in the past without a data connection or SIM card. I also read the following on Howard Forums:

“I’m using the E71, I get my updates using WiFi at home first, I don’t have a data connectivity setup on my E71 (device from overseas). I’m able to use Nokia Maps on my device, it will ask to connect to the internet, I’ve set up my device to connect using WiFi only with my only one access point (home). my N maps get updated with what I need first including sat maps and then I can use when I’m on the go. just don’t zoom in and out as you willl loose the sat maps (when it redraws based on zoom, it will not have info avail so it will default to map view). That is the reason why N maps ask if you want to connect to the internet when it launches, any map that is redrawn (zooming in/out) will require the necessary data to display what you want and hence high data usage.

Because my device is from overseas, it doesn’t have the Rogers network settings to connect to. I’ve downloaded what maps I needed first in Canada and US and then pan based on my current location to where I want to go to get updates sent to my phone on my WiFi.

That’s how I’m able to get away from data charges. Hope this gives you some ideas.”

I can take out my SIM on the E71x and try this out after loading up maps using the Nokia Map Loader program.

Saruti
May 9, 2009

I just finished set up Nokia Email. Everything was working ok now. However, I accidentally close the program. Then I couldn’t find Nokia Email anymore. How can I access to that program?

Saruti
May 9, 2009

Never mind. I just found it. It is in Games&Apps folder.

charlie86
May 12, 2009

So which device should be picked on Nokia Messaging website to install? E71 or N78??

Matthew Miller
May 12, 2009

E71 is fine for Nokia Messaging.

charlie86
May 12, 2009

Thank you!

redman
May 15, 2009

E71x Huge Nokia fan!

How do I trick the E71x to allowing the install of Nokia Maps?

I have tried the phone model you suggested and the phone asks to have ‘maps base installed first’ Where do I find the base program. Do I need to remove AT&T Nav?

Thanks.

Matthew Miller
May 15, 2009

redman, did you install Nokia Maps version 1.0 first before trying to upgrade to 2.0?

Did you try downloading the version for the 6650 Fold and not the E71 as I mentioned? The E71 version is an upgrade and assumes you already have Nokia Maps preinstalled on your device.

I doubt you could remove AT&T Nav and it has nothing to do with Nokia Maps so it is safe to leave alone.

redman
May 15, 2009

Thank for the quick response. Yes I selected the 6650 fold and that downloaded NokiaMaps2.045033.2_u.sis

This is the install that tells me I need the base program, is there another phone that would have the base install that I could use?

Thx

redman
May 15, 2009

Matthew, I just tried NokiaMaps1.20702s60_3.0.sis and got ‘unable to install’…

Matthew Miller
May 15, 2009

I just emailed you Nokia Maps 2.0_0701_3.2_u.sis and now you have me thinking maybe it was a different device than the 6650 Fold where I obtained this install file. Let me know if this one works and I’ll go back and figure out which device I used to get it.

EricH
May 15, 2009

Matthew – quick question regarding Nokia Messaging – do emails display on the homescreen? Or are displayed messaged tied to the default client?

Matthew Miller
May 15, 2009

EricH, unfortunately the E71x Standby/Home screen is rather limited in what can be customized on there. I love the options on the unlocked E71 and hoped the E71x would have this too.

Pankaj Lunker
May 15, 2009

Moogle/Mathew

Did you find solution to “Blank folders” after installing nokia messaging . I also have same issue

Thanks

Pankaj

Chris
May 15, 2009

Matthew, could you send me the nokia maps file. I got an error from the linked website and was unable to access the file.

nocturnal
May 15, 2009

Matthew just got the E71x and was able to install Nokia Maps easily THANKS TO YOU!!

nice job researching this man

Next on the line Nokia Mail and finding a way to get rid of AT&T Bloatware

Pankaj Lunker
May 17, 2009

Hi

Is it possible to see new mails on main screen of E71x along with calendar entries. I used to get in BBerry Pearl and found very useful

Matthew Miller
May 17, 2009

Pankaj, this works on the unlocked E71, but the E71x doesn’t allow this ability on the home/standby screen :( Hopefully this changes in the future or someone comes up with a fix for it since that is very useful.

KP
May 18, 2009

i have the nokia e71x and the e-mail is all messed up. it keeps adding new, blank inboxes on it with a ? mark on the left and i can,t figure out how to get rid of them. and i also can’t get rid of an express e-mail account that doesn’t work. i just want to use the mail for exchange but i am having all these problems that won’t go away. how do i get rid of all the extra mailboxes? i think i have the same problem as moogle. how did you fix it moogle??

Saavyt
May 18, 2009

I purchased the E71x as an inexpensive smartphone for accessing my business email. It turns out my employer uses a certificate that is meant to work only with Windows Mobile and Blackberries. I’ve been told there’s a way to install it on the E71x but have no information on how to do it. Hoping I might have more luck with Nokia email, I tried going to the website, entered my email address and password, and was told “unable to connect with the information provided. Please try again.” Then the website wanted to know my user name. I tried both my informal and formal first names, along with my last name, and continue to get the same message. This is very frustrating. Should I use my business email instead, which I currently cannot access on my phone?

Pankaj Lunker
May 19, 2009

KP

Did you install Nokia email?

Pankaj

KP
May 19, 2009

the exchange e-mail yes. it was working fine and then i accidentally made an express e-mail account too and when i tried to delete it more stuff went wrong and now random blank mailboxes pop up. and i still wanna get rid of the express e-mail account so that i only have the working exchange account and no blank boxes.

Moogle
May 20, 2009

KP and Pankaj Lunker,

I never figured out how to get rid of the blank mailboxes so I just took it back to AT&T and exchanged it for a new device (they have a 30-day no questions exchange policy).

The problem was I tried to install the Nokia Email program without using the SMS link, I downloaded the file and attempted to install it manually.

Sorry that this is no help.

KP
May 20, 2009

o ok thanks. i guess i’ll just do that then. it’s a real pain to have 30 or so blank boxes to scroll through :(

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IF
May 22, 2009

To get Nokia Maps to install just select any of the phones that list Nokia Maps 1.0 beside the phone, the 6650 Fold now lists Nokia Maps 2.0. I downloaded from the E61 and it installed fine.

kermit24
May 24, 2009

I am unable to get Nokia Maps version 2.0 or 3.0 installed in my E71x. Also, it looks like Nokia took down the 2.007013.2_u.sis version of the app, and I am unable to get beyond version 1.0 with the current 2.0 version on the Nokia Maps site.

Ideas?

kermit24
May 24, 2009

Just found it! It is under E75. That “_0701″ version for the E71 will update Maps from 1.0 to 2.0 on the E71x

Tamale
May 27, 2009

Use the installs I’ve uploaded here for Nokia maps.. http://tamale.pwnij.com/e71x/

first install 2.0, then install 3.0. works for me from a hard reset.

as for the blank email folders, I think I know what causes it.. It’s when you have both xpress mail AND nokia messaging and try to make more email accounts. I think the problem is the programs conflict and you end up creating an email account that’s not a part of either app.. so there’s no way to delete it.

a hard reset cleared them for me though.

Dana
June 1, 2009

I installed the Map Loader on my phone but all it does is flash the message “Waiting for device”. I’ve had the phone for 8 days now and I think it’s kind of buggy on a lot of things.

charlie86
June 2, 2009

I installed Nokia Email right on the phone by going to email.nokia.com. Initially, I got alot of these blank folders like some of you did but they seem to clear up over time. I also restart my phone but not sure if that helped. Right now, I am only down to one blank folder, below my yahoo and gmail folder. I guess I can live with that.

elvigilante
July 2, 2009

Load the Nokia Map 2 update to Nokia Map 3, but I cant download the maps using the maps loder, I get an error while loading catalogue for E71x.

Any idea?

Kamin
July 3, 2009

i can’t find software with file name Nokia Maps2.007013.2_u.sis could you be able to send me the link from where i can download? Quich reply will be much appreciated? Thanks, Kirti

Mary
July 7, 2009

DO NOT ISNTALL NOKIA MAIL TO YOUR E71X. I just installed it and got the same problem of having the empty folders. Others have also had the problem of not being able to send emails. I had to COMPLETELY reset my phone. I called AT&T and they said it’s not compatible because the phone is wired to send email through Express email or that other one the phone is installed with. It cannot recognize the Nokia Messaging.

But Nokia Maps works BEAUTIFULLY :)

Matthew Miller
July 8, 2009

Sorry to hear so many people are getting this folder error :(

I have been using Nokia Email on my E71x for a while now and have NONE of these folder issues. If you use Gmail you can try the Java client or just use the Express Mail client (which I understand is from 7 and actually a fairly decent client).

Tim R.
July 8, 2009

I installed Nokia Messaging via the SMS, it works great. The key is NOT to use the “email setup” icon (it makes your phone access email like express mail, in the SMS area and adds ghost folders), just click on the “@” that says just “email”. Brings up a really nice GUI interface for email where you can add various email accounts. And you will still be alerted if you have new emails, and can pick between text or html based view of emails.

My one question is what access point should I use, found under Settings–>Service Info–>Access Point. It defaults to AT&T MMS, but there is a host of other options to include, proxyless, default (not sure about that one) MEdiaNet, and WLAN. I was just wondering if I would get faster pushes with MEdiaNet than with AT&T MMS. Any thoughts?

PerdidoDad
July 16, 2009

I somehow ended up with the ‘ghost’ folders in my E71x messaging area when I tried to add a new email account to my Nokia Email. When it did not work correctly in Nokia Email, it somehow threw me into the Express Mail setup. I have two addresses working fine under Nokia Email. I can’t get rid of the email account under Messaging, nor can I get rid of the ghost space underneath. Sometimes more ‘ghost’ spaces appear, then disappear later. Any ideas on how to uninstall an email account under Express Mail… and how to get rid of the ghost folders? It seems like others are having the same problem.

Rick Brown
July 19, 2009

I installed Nokia email about a month ago, and had two email accounts set up as described by Tim R., with the good GUI interface.

A few days ago, Nokia email started asking me log in, asking for a password and offering a drop-down list of access points. I have no idea what password it’s looking for. I uninstalled and reinstalled the program and not only do I continue to have the password problem but after the reinstall I inadvertently set up (redundant) email boxes under the messaging folder as described by PerdidoDad. I guess I can give up on Nokia email and uninstall it for good, but I can’t figure out how to get rid of the extra mailboxes.

Any suggestions?

Jeramy
July 19, 2009

Ok, I have Maps 2.0 running, but don’t have any background. How do I load map imageas and where do I get them, if I don’t have a data plan?

Jacob
July 19, 2009

To Rick Brown. Today I tried to install nokia email. When I was given the option to install I am unsure if it started automatically or I chose the email setup icon, but once it was installed and set up I to had the ghost boxes, which would vary in number. I did a hard reset and got everything back to how it was, it took care of the ghost boxes. I then redownloaded nokia email, but I have not installed it again because it will not allow me to choose the option of the email icon, it will automatically run when I restart my phone, but I have nervous it could be the wrong option and I really do not want to hard reset the phone again. Hope this helps.

Rick Brown
July 20, 2009

Thanks Jacob. For anyone else encountering the problem with Nokia email newly asking for a password, the solution (more or less) can be found at http://discussions.nokiausa.com/discussions/board/message?board.id=messaging&thread.id=15512

James
July 30, 2009

How does Nokia/Ovi maps compare to Google Maps? Do some of you have both? Thanks in advance!

Inna
July 30, 2009

I installed the Nokia Email application, and it works great. But then i got an email from Nokia saying that they are going to charge me after the trial period is over. on their website they didn’t even mention that this application is not free. Does anybody know a similar FREE application for Nokia e71x? thanks

adrian
August 2, 2009

Does anyone know of a decent free notepad with password protection for the E71x? I have “Free Secure Wallet” which does the job but is limited to few lines (~30).

Andrea
August 15, 2009

Matt- I am also unable to install Nokia Maps on my e71x. I’ve tried downloading the v1 install files as you suggested, but they don’t have a v1 file for S60 3.2 and that’s probably why they don’t install. I also tried the v2 file by selecting the 6650 fold, and that won’t install either (saying I need the base file). Any final thoughts?

nikhil
August 28, 2009

hi, are you still able to install maps on E71x? I can’t when i followed your instructions. Could not find Nokia Maps 2.0 on the nokia site.

please help

tx

Bill
August 29, 2009

I had fought with trying to load Maps for about 4 hours last night. I kept getting an error stating “Cannot install. Load base file first”. I finally tried NokiaMaps1.20702s603.0 first (was for E61). That loaded ok but would not run. I then loaded NokiaMaps2.045033.1u (for E71). This also would not run. I ran Nokia Maps Updater and it loaded 3.0 and it is now working. Got a GPS fix.

tm19
August 29, 2009

I have the same concerns as Inna – is Nokia Ovi mail free or “free” (trial)?

Bill
August 31, 2009

Has any had success getting Nokia Podcasting to work?? I downloaded and installed but it won’t open. I really liked this feature on my E63. Any ideas?

Zac
September 5, 2009

loaded Nokia email on my E71x, how do i get it the heck off my phone? every so often i get 30 ghost boxes, couple question marks, eesh….

stevenko
September 15, 2009

Can somebody please answer this? Does E71x can do push email on Wifi – I mean without data plan?

I know it can connect to internet using Wifi without data plan but I am not sure push email works without data plan.

Thank You

shermie
November 23, 2009

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Dana
December 7, 2009

Ive been having problems with my yahoo messenger.. I tried to reset my phone but I dont remember my LOCK that it asks for.. I dont know what to do!

micheal
December 29, 2010

my best phone in life is e71x

arwoody
February 11, 2011

Google maps when downloaded to the phone also utilizes the GPS chip for free and you can also download opera mobile which runs much nicer than the old media net.

donn
July 6, 2011

this might be asking a lot, but i just need to send videos and still pictures of property (real estate), i’ve been using a camera and then overnighting and it gets expensive and then i found out i could do it on the e71x, but i can’t make it work, the maps your talking about wouldn’t be bad either since i’m on the road a lot, so could someone be kind enough to give me blow by blow instructions how to set up my email and enlarge the sending capacity if possible. thanks donn

Savior
July 13, 2011

Nokia Maps 3.01 works on the E71x also. The Nokia 6650 flip download functions very good.

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