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My Nokia phone isn't listed? What do I do?

Unfortunately, the Flickr integration to allow direct upload isn't available on all Nokia devices. But don't worry, there are other great ways to easily upload from your device to Flickr. You can use our upload by email settings to send an email from your device to Flickr. You can also use third-party clients (such as Shozu) to upload photos to Flickr.

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I don't see Flickr listed as an option on my N-series device. What do I do?

If you can't see Flickr as an option when you try to connect to the Flickr service, your device wasn't shipped with Flickr settings ready to go. Sorry about that!

It's not hard to fix this. Download a special config file for your device.

Click this link to download the config file onto your computer

Then, transfer the file to your phone and install it.

Note: If you have an N72, there is a chance that you might not have the Online Sharing Software installed (in addition to the config file described above). If you don't see "open online service" in the Options menu on your N72, you must download and install the online sharing software from the N72 support site. This issue does not affect users of N73 and N93 devices.

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I've entered my username and password on my Nokia set-up screen, but it still won't work. What's wrong?

Please check that you are using the correct username and password. To hook into Flickr from your device, you need to use a Nokia-specific username and password combination, which is different from your Flickr sign in.

Grab the login information by checking on Step 3 of the configuration page: Create a New Account.

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I'm seeing a weird "System Error" on my Nokia. What does that mean?

Sorry about that. Sometimes things go wrong. But, the numbers you might see in system error messages actually correspond to something useful. Check this list to see if the error message you see is one of these:

  1. System Error 400 - Something has broken in transmission within the post you're trying to send. For example, if your ISP truncates messages automatically, it might leave a bit of code incomplete and the post you're sending won't validate. Either remove any lengthy content you're trying to send (and add it later) or contact your ISP.
  2. System Error 401 - You tried to log in with a username and password combination that doesn't work. Remember that the Nokia-Flickr magic relies on a special username & password that's specific to you and listed for you on the Configure page at Step 3.
  3. System Error 402 - You've exceeded your monthly upload limit at Flickr. You can check how much bandwidth you have left from the Upload page and/or upgrade your account here to get more bandwidth.
  4. System Error 500 - Hmm... We know something's wrong, but we're not sure what it is. We suggest you try again later. If it still doesn't work after trying again, drop us a line, and give us as much information as you can about what you were up to.
  5. System Error 503 - The Flickr site is down. Try again later. (We normally post information about downtime on the FlickrBlog, so you can check on things over there.)

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Is there a place I can ask questions related to Nokia Nseries problems?

As a matter of fact, there is! The good folks from Nokia have an exclusive Nokia Nseries group on Flickr where you can post questions, and they will be answered by Nokia staff and helpful Flickr members.

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Or, return to the Help forum.