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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.

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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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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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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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