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Soon after the V11 update (which I think was a very buggy one), comes V12.0.0.24 and it brings fixes to some bugs and improves performance and stability.

According to All About Symbian, the update is available on Nokia Software Updater and Over The Air. but I cant seem to get the update when I check on device updates OTA. Probably it is regional based.

This is the screen you will see if you try to get the update via Nokia Software Updater.

Check out TheNokiaBlog’s video on the changes/improvements from the V12 update.

So have you got your V12 yet? :D

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The new Nseries model N86 was just launched recently and a new firmware is already out for download.

The update is available via Nokia Software Updater(NSU) and also Over The Air (OTA).

The new update version is v11.043.  One of the most obvious change it that the Download! application is now replaced by OVI Store. The firmware also includes improved landscape orientation functionality in Nokia Maps and improved imaging in video mode.

Other improvements include Browser, Share Online, Camera, and Settings Wizard enhancements. Find our how to update the firmware step by step here. If you prefer to install the update over the air, then here’s the step by step guide.

More info here.

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We’ve all heard that it’s coming.

We’ve seen leaked information on whats in the v11 firmware.

Now that it’s revealed, I am dissapointed.

Check out the changelog for N97 firmware V11 below.

USB detection error fix
-PC does not detect N97 or USB charging connection not detected.

Widget
-Home screen online/offline widget crash fix
-Fix for “Alphabetical and Number input are mixed in facebook until end key is pressed.
-Widget UI improvement – New facebook widget fixes a problem of Home Screen background visible on soft-key area.
-Browser fixes to improve widgets stability.

MfE related fixes
-Partial fix for Messaging/calendar entry lost.
-Mail for exchange calendar entry synchronization error fix.

UI transition error fixes (Portrait <-> landscape transition, there is a home screen corruption.)
-UI transition (Slowness and bad effects)
-Slow Touch UI response
-Picture of the device lock appears half of the screen when transitioning the UI sometimes
-Landscape: in some cases the soft buttons on touch (right hand) show the Home Screen in background (install maps.google.com)
-Photos thumbnail performance and stability improvements
-Device performance deteriorates when lots of content in the device – especially photos
-Partial fix no display backlight illumination when unlocking lock-key – CAP Genius reported already
-New version of Accueweather to improve the “Connection error” situation
-Device reset when browsing with high speed packet access (for Malaysia)
-“Browser soft key UI doesn’t work after putting Chinese character with qwerty keyboard”
-Java fixes (TCK, Pre-install app disappearing, *#7370#*)
-Operator fixes (CMCC, Hutchson and Telefonica, Vodafone)
-Ovi store client now embedded in the core image

Where’s the kinetic scrolling? Where’s the homescreen-like left/right swipe for phonebook? Where’s the video and gallery fix? Wheres the screen lock fix?

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It’s been a while since the Nokia N96 gets an update. This new firmware is quite a big one(in terms of size) with some themes and audio included.

Here’s the changelog.

New Features

  • Email:
    • Nokia Email client and Mail for Exchange (MfE) preloaded (User will install and configure email clients with the help of Settings Wizard)
    • Settings Wizard 5.0: offers improvements for Nokia Email and MfE setup
    • Active Standby Email Plug-in: showing new email messages on Active Standby screen
  • Look & Feel:
    • Support for Audio Themes: configurable sounds for various events e.g. opening/closing slide, battery low etc
    • Setting to allow a slideshow to be used as wallpaper
    • Slide handling: Setting to allow user to configure effect opening/closing the slide has on a call and keylock
  • Others:
    • WiFi Protected Setup is now supported, allowing simplified setup of WLAN security with a supported WLAN access point
    • Support of IAD (Independent Application Delivery): Allows certain applications to be updated independently over the air.

Improvements

  • Correction for occasional CMLA (Content Management License Administrator) certificate corruption. (These certificates are needed for e.g. Mobile TV and N-Gage license purchases)
  • Energy management:
    • Shorter lights/screen timeout when lockswitch activated. Backlight dims as soon as keylock is enabled
    • Media Keys surrounding the rocker key lit only if a media application is open
    • Right Softkey changed from “Hide” to “Exit” for Music Player for EM savings
  • Photos/Camera/Imaging:
    • A number of improvements made to the Camera image quality
    • The device SW version information is now stored in the image MetaData
    • Default recording quality for video is changed from ‘TV normal’ to TV high’
    • Noise reduction of recorded videos
  • Media/DRM:
    • New version of Music player: Performance and “Comes With Music”-related improvements
    • FlashLite update for improved YouTube compatibility – improvements in rendering of Flash Video
    • General Media player &streaming related usability & performance improvements
    • OMA DRM v2 content can use device clock if no secure clock (i.e. NITZ) is available
  • Browser:
    • Empty bookmark folders removed from Browser bookmarks (i.e. the “Download…” folders)
    • Link to Ovi.mobi is included in Browser bookmarks
  • Others:
    • Vibra enabled when charging
    • When gaming in landscape mode, stereo audio will be played through correct speakers
    • Updated Themes
    • Slide triggered keyguard activation: When closing the slide, pressing any key within 2 seconds will result in keylock not being activated
    • Several error corrections based on Care and operator feedback
    • Several application baseline updates

You can either get this update Over The Air(OTA) or using the Nokia Software Updater. Click on the links for step by step guide on the respective methods.

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Categories: Devices, Tips & Tricks, Updates

Everyone’s favourite E series has received a new firmware update! The new version is now v210.21.006 so if you are using v20 then you better go update it now! hehe.

Brief changelog:
This software release enhances general software maturity and stability. The software release includes: stability and functionality improvements in the following areas: browser, camera, calendar, messaging and VoiP

You can download Nokia Software Updater HERE.

How to update firmware on PC?


Step 1: Connect your phone to the PC.


Step 2: Backup your personal data to your memory card or your PC using Nokia PC suite.


Step 3: Start the Nokia Software Updater and follow the prompts.


Step 4: Restore your personal data to your phone.

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Categories: Reviews, Updates

The Nokia XpressMusic touchscreen device finally gets a v20 firmware update and seems like it’s not available for all Nokia 5800. I wonder why.

There, it says “v20 available! Get yourself a copy now! *while stocks last” lol kidding.

Fortunately, when I checked on the device update screen, it says that the new version is available to download and install. I quickly installed it over-the-air(OTA) and I was happy to see my phone booted up with all my data and settings intact, thanks to the user data preservation (UDP) feature which was introduced in Nokia N82.

A screenshot of my firmware info after updating.

I noticed some fixes and changes..

  • Geotagging information now available in Camera (finally).
  • Dictionary application added, with support for multiple languages (as first seen on E66 and E71).
  • App. update application added (as first seen on N85 and N79) – this is used to update individual Nokia applications outside of firmware updates.
  • General operation seems smoother, better performance is various applications, including Gallery, plus screen rotations are faster.
  • Playing back Flash/FLVvideos had less hiccups, especially on YouTube.
  • ‘Search’ on the standby screen now searches phone content as well as on the Internet
  • Bigger tabs above messaging menu and everywhere else.
  • New “Downloads” and “Podcasts” icon and refreshed music player interface.

My excitement was then turned off when I realised the ‘Search function’ leads to an ERROR popup. I was shocked to find out that this new feature added in v20 not able to be used.

Apparently you need to soft reset the phone in order to make it work. To do the soft reset, just press “*#7370#* and the lock code is 12345. It will then reset your phone to look like brand new, without your settings and installed apps… that’s why you need to backup your settings, contacts, sms and calendar entries first before doing the soft reset (you can do this by accesing settings > file manager > backup)

I was happy again cos I can now use the ‘Search’ feature to search contents in my phone….

Another nightmare happened. My gallery now freezes everytime I try to open a photo or video. This, I have no solutions to fix. So the only way for me to access my photos and videos now is through the file manager.

Anyone having the same problem as me after updating the firmware? Do let me know.

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Categories: Updates

Anyone still using the Nokia N95?

Nokia has released a new firmware 31.0.017 for it and if you are using one then maybe you should go update it now via Nokia Software Updater.

Click here for tutorial on how to upgrade firmware via NSU.

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My aunt who is using the Nokia N96 had some difficulty updating firmware as she does not have a computer.

When she told me about it I told her that she can actually update it’s firmware over the air.

Now for those who are still updating firmware via the Nokia Software Updater, probably you can try this.


Go to menu, click on ‘Tools’.


Go to ‘Utilities’.


Then click on ‘Device Manager’.


In there, you will see the current firmware version and some extra information.


Then go to options, and click on ‘Check For Updates’.

If there is a newer firmware version for your phone model, you will be prompted to download and install it. Do so, and the phone will install and restart by itself… then you’re done!

Be sure to backup your important data first… although you may not need to so if you are using N96 cos updating firmware does not erase contents anymore.

(This OTA firmware update thing works on most new Nseries too. So give it a try if you own one.

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Categories: Touchscreen, Updates

Have you got your 5800 yet? I know I havent. Cos it will only launch here on 9th January.

Even though it is still not out for most countries, Nokia has already released a firmware update(v11.0.08) to fix quite a number of bugs in the current version.

Changelog from s60inside

  • Homepage is not defined for Vodafone Live!
  • Last word disappears when selecting receiver in SMS
  • My Nokia: phone displays “#” in front of Application name.
  • During Back-Up & Restore operation, calendar entries are not restored
  • Operator menu link within Welcome application
  • Invalid message pops up before playing the file received via Bluetooth.
  • Input Method, VKB just display number when selecting a WLAN access point which contains a password.
  • Chinese box HWR control buttons and FS HWR control bar are too small.
  • Unable to add image to Contact bar from Gallery when there is about 5 GB of data in memory card
  • In Arabic UI, in calendar, the arrows on the top are reversed in week view and day view
  • UI-rotation is too sensitive
  • Search: Google search service is missing in Search.
  • Contact could not display when switch numbers in Singtel 2-in-1 SIM card
  • Maps: Wrong layout of the strings in the Maps search and favorites views
  • Could not send new email if user name and password is not pre-defined
  • Phone drops from service when both A5/3 +GEA3 used simultaneously with WLAN
  • The Messaging application crashes a lot specially when replying or trying to send SMS you have to remove battery to be able to use the device again
  • License Manager for Maps is not integrated to SW
  • 5.0 Touch: Phonebook crashing when adding detail: Birthday, Anniversary
  • Web screen is messed up
  • Non stop Music Player “Library update”
  • Clock, Alarm is inactive when phone is power off.
  • APN Configuration Settings Update to be used for the Setting Wizard
  • Ex-Factory settings are wrong
  • UE unable to open Setting Wizard
  • StartUpSettings version updated.
  • Phone lost correct time during power off
  • USSD – “Call Control Send USSD” command
  • UE drops from 3G, then cannot sync to 3G cells
  • Browser: Flash objects causes problems while browsing

Those of you who are currently having the 5800 please go and update the firmware ok? :D

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I laughed when I saw the change log…. ok anyway, yes, Nokia N79 has received its first firmware update(v11.049) and seems like it fixes each and every app and features in the phone itself!

Seriously, with the list of fixes as long as this current one, it’s surprising to say that I haven’t encountered anyone who complained about the N79 before this… or I don’t have any friends who own the N79. hmm

Here’s a part of the changelog.

New features:
- New version of N-Gage
- New version of Mail for Exchange

Changes:
Active Idle

- Search & WLAN information difficult to read in Active Idle.
- Active Idle screen becomes blank in landscape mode.
- Default Active Idle shortcuts configured.
- Active Idle going dead after quickly accepting and rejecting an incoming video call.
- White boxes shown on the screen while doing orientation change quickly in idle mode.

Application Manager
- The sis file which is installed to MoviNand or SD card cannot be seen in application manager.
- Wrong Feature Manager flag used for seamless link functionality.
- Flashlite sis installation is not successful in the first attempt.

Application Update
- Unable to upgrade graphic icons in Media Player / Media Settings via sis file.
- Unable to upgrade ROM based UI application by installing new version to memory card.
- Application Update self-update never completes.
- Upgrade of BrowserAudioVideoPlugin.rsc via sw installation is not possible.
- Upgrade of Connection Manager via sw installation is not possible.

Audio Performance
- Tunings improvements for IHF audio.
- Keypad tones cannot be tuned for IHF.

Auto-Rotate
- UI Accelerator toolkit (Hitchcock/Alfred) stub file missing.
- Locking keys and then opening camera reveal confuses orientation sensor.
- Disable orientation in alarm ringing, incoming call and semi active state.
- Panic after orientation change.

Bluetooth
- Bluetooth headset disconnects when Wireless Keyboard is disconnected from the phone automatically.
- Phone panics when changing views in Bluetooth menu while choosing the last connected device from paired view.
- Phone crashes and doesn’t disconnect correctly in audio gateway.
- BT stereo audio drops when using certain accessories.

Bookmarks
- Pre-defined browser bookmarks missing from APAC2 variant.
- Added empty folder in Americas bookmarks to make embedded bookmarks work.
- Bookmark shortcuts revert to prior setting following backup.

Browser and Streaming
- After selecting a link in Expedia website, a panic occurred and “Application closed: !CookieServer” is shown.
- Device crashes upon receiving a big cookie in an HTTP response.
- Hotspot Browser Login UI not scalable.
- Browser launch in embedded mode with custom access point setting does not work.
- Reconnecting to streaming content doesn’t work and default connection is changed to “Always ask” after trying to connect again.
- Note “MediaPlayerTemp has not been saved. Save now” displays when user exits preview in BrowserNG.
- 30s timer for out-of-coverage monitoring in the browser utilities is too short
- ITU keypad lights stays off when browsing in landscape mode.
- Helix crash or general “memory full” issue occurred when streaming a high resolution clip (704×576) and high bit rate (3Mbip/s).
- PP bit #165 flag should be off.

…. AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! click here to view full change log.

Now go check out the Nokia Software Updater to get your new firmware. Click here for a guide to upgrade your phone firmware.

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Yes!!! been expecting this v12.043 to come out since last month!

As you can see, I am updating the firmware via Over The Air (OTA) which means you can download the update wirelessly on 3G or GPRS connection.

To update via OTA, go to menu > tools > utilities > dev. manager and select “check for updates”

Alternatively, you can still update the firmware via the Nokia Software Updater(NSU) on your pc. Here’s a step by step guide.

Changelog for this update(thanks to MR G):

NEW FEATURES IN THIS RELEASE

Switch 4.0 – improved switch application to transfer user data from/to other devices

IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS RELEASE / GENERAL AREAS
- Still image quality is improved, with fixes for color haziness and motion blur that appeared under certain conditions
- Many fixes for conditions that can lead to application crashes or instabilities
- Improved overall Bluetooth interoperability Improved overall Bluetooth interoperability
- Now compatible with Nokia Email service (application available as separate download)
- If user sets brightness to maximum value the display backlight now does turn back on after screensaver mode
- The device autolock no longer locks the device while viewing or recording videos
- SMS no longer gets auto-converted to an MMS message if there are more then 20 recipients
- Music Player “Refresh Library” no longer hangs if General Settings Date separator is set to “:”
- Now only one message alert tone is played per synchronization with Mail for Exchange, instead of one per message
- Fix for issue with alarm snoozing when alarm was set and device was powered off
- Theme no longer jumps back to default theme after using USB mass storage mode
- CSHelp texts are now updated to resolves several identified issues

KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS RELEASE
- During boot, we recommend to wait for battery bar to show up prior to using media keys to ensure they are responsive.
- Ngage pre-selects wrong access point in certain operator networks, in these instances user needs to reconfigure Ngage access points manually from within Ngage settings menu

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Finally, the N85 gets its first firmware update, version 11.047

Here’s the changelog.

* Characters in memory card not-present prompt note are not localized
* Headset – volume-adjustment is not working properly
* Video disturb happened, once some other event happened during play fone TV on full screen
* Bluetooth name cannot be defined in camera application.
* “Video call” is shown in Options when highlighting a contact in Space UI.
* Not detecting always wall charger -> Not charging
* 2G cannot connect to GPRS service in some cities in China
* Non stop Music Player “Library update”
* FMTX: The audio is routed to DUT speaker after receiving a message when FM transmitter is transmitting audio.
* Predefined contacts does not support Chinese characters
* APN setting for Vodafone Mobile connect “Promt Password is set to Yes”
* Audio >>> downlink quality
* Some of the S60 key presses are not registered by device
* Network level icon is not shown during VT call
* ITU is not responding when MO is done where slide is closed and opened when call is established
* Long press of Media keys prev/next not working correctly for local videos
* DTMF tones sent from prepaid line to *700 (or *500) are not received by NW
* OFR_opo-up at boot about positionning
* Orange enterprises APN is used by default in the email Wizard
* Pod cast: messed up characters
* All key presses are not registered by device
* GSM/WCDMA – OTC – NW lost after handover with open data connection
* general instability, improved
* Headset – volume-adjustment is not working properly
* Battery KPI: Battery stand by measurement is too high
* CSD – Data transmission breaks on HSCSD calls
* [DRM Free][ID_MUP_FreeFTMD_102] Mp4AacM4A file cannot be played by the device (34047)
* Some KPI – Results are out of range.
* FTP: Speed download to low
* [TPRO] Wap Live browsing : Access Time to the Home page is too long (34970)
* 3G Network lost forever after cell reselection from 3G > 2G with an active PDP context
* VARIANT – Operator RSK (live! icon) appears too small and distorted when in landscape in mode (VCP)

N95 also got its firmware update, with version v31.
So upgrade your firmware now!

If you do not know how, please refer to my Step by Step Guide on Upgrading Firmware.

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Categories: Tips & Tricks

Been asking a few of my friends and most of them:
- doesn’t know that the phone firmware is upgradable
- doesn’t know how to upgrade the firmware

So here’s a step by step guide to do it.

1. Download the latest version of Nokia PC Suite and then the Nokia Software Updater. In the websites, select your phone model and click on “Download”. Then install both softwares.

2. Plug in your phone and select “PC Suite Connection” on the phone when prompted.

3. Open the Nokia PC Suite. By right, it should be able to detect that phone that you have just plugged in. Click on “Backup”(the top left icon) to backup all your phone data and settings first.

4. This is the backup screen.

5. Once done, open Nokia Software Updater via the PC Suite or from your PC’s Start menu.

6. You will see a welcome message and a reminder saying something like “make sure you update your phone data and content!” or something like that.

7. Click thru a few Next and OK buttons and you will see this screen. At the bottom left you will see your current phone firmware version and the availability of a new one. Click “Install” and wait for the whole process to complete. Then you’re done.

It’s a very easy step by step process that I would recommend everyone to do. Check on the NSU frequently to see if there are any new updates. :D

Good luck!

*Update*

yo
there’s an RSS feed for checking updates
http://europe.nokia.com/EUROPE_NOKIA_COM_3/Get_Support/RSS/nsu_news.xml

Thanks DavidLian for the info.

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Wow Nokia must have been trying hard to make the N96 bugless eh? Cos there is yet another firmware upgrade(v11.101) for the flagship model after the last update 3 weeks ago.

Seems like there isn’t any big fixes in this version… just some ‘networking’ related bugs fixed. So you can choose to skip this if you think the current firmware serves you well enough. :D

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The Nokia N96 was just released a while ago and there’s already a firmware upgrade!

The new V11.018 seems to be able to fix a lot of the known bugs.

Changelog from Symbian-freak

Fixed issues in this SW releases

* DM settings aren’t generated automatically, when Email settings are defined in variant
* Audio: Phone resets when plugging-unplugging headset for several times during music playback
* Video call: White or black screen flashes when power saver time-out expires during an active video call
* 3D Ringing tone is too low, almost nothing cannot be heard during MT voice call
* Illumination with Voice call: During an active voice call, power saver displays when power saver time-out expires and then phone goes to sleep mode while the call is still ongoing
* Image Quality improvements

System stability and performance improvements

* Device slows down when large numbers of pictures are transferred to the device
* Slow to open the Reply screen for an SMS
* ViewServ12 crashes under high CPU load
* Phone jams or resets when taking photo during low power audio playback
* Phone freezes after a new SMS is received during Visual Radio playback
* Other error fixes related to general system stability improvements

BONUS

Known issue in this release:

1.1.1 Real Player and Streaming

* H264 playback crashes when start to play H.264 live streaming link
* treaming of live content may cause phone to freeze
* RTSP link truncation problem. Cut off URL parameter in RTSP streaming link

1.1.2 Video Call

* Phone freezes when selecting “Mute” and “Unmute” several times during video call
* Video call: video rendering quality is somewhat pixilated

1.1.3 DVB-H

* Subscription with error message “Temporary failure. Try to purchase again. -15″
* OTC – N96 SW 10.007 DVBH: Auto reload – successfully get subscription. But cannot watch. Lock key icon is still shown.
* OTC – First time subscription must be seamless to the end user by pressing just one key.

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Categories: Devices, Updates

Nokia has just released the new firmware for Nokia N78… version 12.046.

This firmware seems to be able to improve the naviwheel performance and optimized GPS performance and UI speed.

This firmware is not available through the Nokia Software Update. It’s only available on your N78.. just go to Menu > Tools > Utilities > Device Manager.. then select Options > Check for updates.

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Finally! N82 latest firmware is out!
The latest version is V20.0.0.62.

I have just updated my N82.

The new update includes:
1. Built in Flash Lite 3 in the browser, so you can view flash files like Youtube.


Clicking the video will open a full screen player.

2. Geotagging feature is now built into the camera function allowing you to switch on GPS and geotag photos that you take.


Does this mean you have to wait for the GPS to lock onto the satellites before you take a photo? hehe

3. More stable software and some bug fixes.

4. Web runtime (widgets)

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Woooot! Finally.. the much awaited firmware for N95 is here!

The latest one now is v21.0.016.

The most obvious addition is this:
- Flash Lite 3 is included, so the built in browser can now view flash, including YouTube videos.


When you go to the desktop version of Youtube website, you can now freely click on any videos and it plays straight away.

It even has this full screen mode which activates when you click on a playing video.


It automatically switches to landscape mode once you choose full screen.

Go update your N95s now! :D

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