I did the firmware upgrade following the instructions from Nokia and the advice from Amy Gahran.
The reason I upgraded my firmware is because I had some performance issues. I followed the advice that I had gotten from different sources (here) and it didn't work. So, I had no choice to take a deep breath and upgrade firmware. The only glitch was that I had backed up the data on laptop which is a vista -and when I tried to restore, I got errors that the program was uncompatible with VISTA. Grr ..
I had kept my activation key and link to the original download. So I downloaded again. This time I installed the app on my memory card so it won't hog up the nokia phone memory - which is sort of limited on this version. Also, if it fragments - I can use the reformat trick.
Qik's co-founder told me that the ability to reinstall/reactivate the client once you do the firmware upgrade from the profile page. More info here:
On Twitter, I asked if I could use an Aussie Sim card in my US Nokia N95 to stream QIK. Steve Garfield pinged @broy, qik co-founder who gave me a brief tweet. Yes I can!
Now, to find the best sim card deal and the Nokia N95 users in Australia. I found Silk Charm via a BlogHer colleague via email and tweeted her and she responded. She's a QIK user too! She tweeted my message out to her network.
My questions are:
I am bringing my Nokia N95 with me on my trip to Australia and hope to use during my workshop. I had a question
Can I purchase an Aussie Sim card, insert into my US Nokia N95, and live stream QIK from Australia (and post photos to Flickr, etc)
The answer came from QIK -- (impressive listening skills) and is yes, but I can't use the 3G.
My next set of questions:
I have been happily emailing videos to blip.tv. This message appeared in the last two weeks - after doing a lot of live streaming. I deleted all the photos and videos except this one. I also deleted apps I'm not using. So, not sure what is causing this.
Got an email from an anonymous source who didn't want to go on the record because it may or may not work.
Possible causes - streaming large files.
1. Is the memory card fragmented?
a. Copy the memory card files to your PC
b. Then reformat your memory card (can be done on the phone)
c. Copy your files back on the card
If this doesn't fix the problem, the next step is to do a soft reset.
a. Make a back up of your data
b. Fully charge battery or plug it in
c. Type #7370# and follow the prompts
d. Don't touch phone after you have done this, it will be appear to be dormat for 5 minutes but then it will reboot all clear.
e. Restore your backed up information
If this doesn't work, the next step is to update the firmware.