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A factory Nokia 500 starts the Nokia Shell and MobileNavigator.exe. Also, it shows the SD Card as a Mass Storage device when you plug in a PC to USB cable. The SD Card is not available to the Nokia 500 when a PC to USB cable plugged in on the factory system, so it will not start Smart2Go or Update.

Unlocking enables access to the Windows CE desktop by replacing the factory kernel (nk.bin) with a modified version using the Noika 500 updating process. See Unlocking a WinCE GPS System for a general overview about unlocking a PNA.

First check the OS version you have.
  • Click Menu --> SetUp --> System --> About. It should be EUR03_PD-17_V1.0.62_2902
  • If it is European version (EUR01_PD-14....) use nk14.bin in the UnlockN500.zip

Quick instructions to have a WinCE Desktop on the Nokia 500 and it allows ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Connect to connect via USB:
  1. Download UnlockN500.zip, unpack, and put the empty "~task_to_do.tag" file and PND19 directory on your SD Card.
    • The readme lists changes. See Customizing nk.bin for details if you want to make your own new nk.bin
  2. Unplug the USB, and allow it to update. [Updates kernel and formats flash disk]
  3. If the Navigator does not update, click MainPage [Updates Navigator]
  4. Connect the USB cable and start ActiveSync and copy \ALPHA, \BETA, and \MyFlashDisk to your PC as backup copies. NOTE: Your .lg5 file on \ALPHA is specific to your device and cannot be replaced.

If you have screen calibration problems:
Click My Device --> Control Panel --> Stylus --> Calibration tab --> Recalibrate

You can click \Windows\welcome.exe to get the system to run like before. Have to turn it off/on to see the WinCE desktop again.

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rickgtx Missing DLLs in Dependency Walker 0 Feb 5 2014, 10:07 AM EST by rickgtx
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Look in the \Windows directory on the Nokia itself to see if the the DLL is there. coredll.dll and ws2.dll are part of the nk.bin for the Nokia 500

See http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=121168
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MFM601 nokia 500 auto 13 Sep 15 2012, 9:59 AM EDT by Anonymous
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hi rickgtx
thank you for your help
my device is nokia 500 auto & this is the information of my device:
1-product id:
nokia 500 auto navigator
2-bluetooth device name:
nokia pnd
3-os version:
4-framework version:
5-navigator version:
4.1.14912.feb 28,2008
8-bluetooth f/w:
bt v 0.18
15-08-07 pd-14
hw10 (c)nokia.
9-gps f/w:
10-bluetooth address:
11-usedlcapacity of sd/mms:
0/7739 mb
12-battery capacity:

can you helping me to install only carmin mobile xt step by step ? please
i know how to unlock garmin & map
i need only to use garmin mobile that's it without any programs
i know it's difficult request so I hope to be patient with me, because my understanding is slow i like garmin coz i use it on track-pack off-road

thank you
best regards
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Anonymous Nokia 500 battery and charge issue 5 Aug 20 2012, 4:50 AM EDT by Anonymous
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I cannot find a repair site for my Nokia 500. Nokia support and sales are no help. Anyone know how to purchase a battery? No valid numbers on the battery other than DC 3.7v. I tried Batteries + in Florida and Alabama to no avail.
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