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    This is an official Nokia program and should cause no harm to your phone if you follow this instructions properly.


    Note: Some phones mightn't work if they are a network branded version, the program tells you if it can be updated before it does anything

    Check here first to see if your phone has available software updates


    Update via PC

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to update your phone software, also known as firmware, for your Nokia phone.

    Step 1/5: Get Started

    Before you start, make sure you have met these requirements:

    To install and run Nokia Software Updater application:

    * PC with 1GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor
    * At least 256 MB of RAM (memory)
    * Windows 2000 (SP4 or later) or Windows XP (SP1 or SP2)
    * Administration rights on the PC while installing
    * Internet connection

    To connect your phone to a PC:

    * Fully charged, compatible Nokia phone
    * Compatible Nokia USB connection cable
    * Compatible USB port on your PC



    Step 2/5: Back-up data

    Personal data such as contacts, photos and messages stored in the phone memory will be deleted during phone software update. It is strongly recommended that you backup this data to your memory card before updating your phone software.

    To backup to your memory card:

    1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
    2. select Options > Backup phone mem.

    To restore info to phone memory:

    1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
    2. select Options > Restore from card



    Step 3/5: Download Nokia Software Updater

    Download the Nokia Software Updater installation file below.

    * If you are using Internet Explorer, select Run from the dialog box that appears.
    * If you are using Firefox, select Save to disk and click OK.

    Click here to download the software

    Note: Nokia Software Updater PC software only needs to be downloaded once, after which it can be used each time you check for available firmware updates.



    Step 4/5: Install Nokia Software Updater

    Click the Nokia Software Updater Setup icon (saved on your desktop or in another specified folder) to open the install wizard, which will guide you through the installation process.

    After installing you can update your phone software.



    Step 5/5: Check for firmware updates

    Connect your phone to your PC via Nokia cable.

    The Nokia Software Updater will guide you through the phone software update process.

    Repeat Step 5 every time you check for phone software updates.


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    Last edited by Mark; 11-03-2007 at 09:57 PM.




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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    Thanks for the info. I am new to the whole firmware thing.



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    Now that seems as if that is so easy but I'm scared that I just might mess up something and that I'm not trying to do.



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    I have succeeded updating software myself 6 times out of 7.

    I failed once and my phone is dead. Just need to bring to the Service Centre and they can revive it.

    Things to note :

    It can take a long time depending on your Internet connection speed

    You must not remove the cable during the updating process

    You must not answer any calls/sms during the updating process

    You must also ensure that your battery is fully charged
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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    Thanks for this particular iformation about mobile phones and now i am new in this forum so this information is very mush help ful for me.



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    dead link.
    BTW, what good will it do to you by undate your phone's firmware?



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by jennyyu View Post
    dead link.
    BTW, what good will it do to you by undate your phone's firmware?
    Updating software can sometimes improve the phone performance.

    In the past, software updates have solved problems of phone hangs, no vibration, phone resets, etc.

    However, manufacturers do not tell us what improvements come with each new software version.

    And for Nokia phones nowadays, once you update, you cannot downgrade back to the earlier software version.

    Just my 2 cents' worth

    Life with your Mobile Phone
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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    EDIT: Fixed the link, Nokia made some changes to their site layout, Cheers jennyyu



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    can we make it with bluetooth ?



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    No its a cable only option im afriad, because the phone powers off and restarts during the update process so you would lose the connection.



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    How to Update Nokia 6280 phones firmware with Nokia 6288 firmaware?



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    good info, Thank



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    really useful info.

    Thanks for this!



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    can the battery performance of Nokia 8801 be improved by upgrading ?



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    Re: HOWTO: Update your phones firmware yourself

    Thanks for a great post !



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