Saturday, April 5, 2008

How to Update your Nokia Phone Firmware

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.

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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