Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to Reset a Nokia Lifetimer

Nokia Lifetimer is a counter that keeps track of the Total call time of your phone. It will show how much the phone has been used, and it’s the best thing to check if you’re planning to buy a used Nokia Mobile.

To see the Total Call Time or the Lifetimer counter, On the standby screen type the following code


(Easy way to remember this is - *#war0anty#)

And it will pop up a message that shows the lifetimer in hours and minutes.

Now Comes the Interesting Part

Like myself, you might have wondered whether its possible to reset the Lifetimer of a Newer Nokia Mobile. Yes, Of course it needs advanced software’s and dongles such as JAF, UFS, ?

Not really, now with Nemesis Service Suite (NSS) you can do this at home on your own PC with a standard data cable that comes in the package.  

I have tried this, and this worked perfectly with my own Nokia N73 and with Nokia N95,and a N95 8GB.

Forums around the cyberspace have confirmed that this works with Nokia 6630, 6680, 5500 sport, 5700XM, 6110 Navigator, 6120 Classic, N70, N72, N73, E50, E51, E61i, E65, N80, N91, N95, N95 8GB Mobile devices.

However a friend of mine, Chathika said that after he reset the lifetimer on his own Nokia N95 8GB, he had noticed that the lifetimer is running slower than the normal speed. Kinda cool if you don’t want your lifetimer going high..


So , if you are willing to try this, Follow the below procedure


What you will need

Nemesis Service Suite (Can be downloaded for free from here.) File (Click here to Download)

Nokia  Data Cable with Drivers (Nokia Cable Drivers)

Of Course, A Mobile Phone


1. Download and Extract the file,  and Download Nemesis Service Suite.

2. Install Nemesis Service Suite on your Computer, It won’t take much time.

3. Install Nokia Cable Drivers (No need to install, if you have Nokia PC Suite already installed)

4. Connect The Phone in "PC Suite" Mode to the PC

5. Open Nemesis Service Software 

6. Click on "Scan for new Device" Button on Top right Corner (See Below Image)

7.  It Will take a few seconds to scan, and it will load up the software interface after communicating with the Phone. 

8. Click the "Phone Info" Button. (See Below Image)

9. On the Bottom left, Select  and open the "Permanent Memory" Tab, which is next to the Fbus info. (See Below Image)

10. Click the "Write" button on Below right, and open the Extracted file on your PC. (See Below Image

11. After the file is opened , it will immediately start writing it to the Phone's EEPROM Area.

12. The Procedure will end when the progress bar reaches 20%. This is normal , and on the bottom right side, it will display its down. 

13. Unplug the Phone, and Restart it. 

14. After boot up, Check the Lifetimer :-) 


* Power Failure During Writing will cause damage to the Phone, And there is a chance that it might brick the phone as well.
* Loose, worn out Data Cables Might fail the Writing process, and there are chances of damage to the EEPROM area of the phone.
* Do not attempt this with phones that are not included in the confirmed list.