For the longest time, many Nokia users who want to update their phone’s firmware have to either send their phone to Nokia service centers, or dig around the net for often illegal software. Although newer phones can be updated over-the-air, most (even slightly) older phones don’t have FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air) support.
Today, Nokia releases Phone Software Update, an PC application that updates selected phones to the latest firmware.
Currently supporting the following phones:
E50, E60, E61, E62, E70, N70, N72, N80, N91, 770 Internet Tablet, 6131, 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682 (recently added in red)
As usual, updating device firmware can be risky (such as ending up with a paper weight). However, Nokia’s Phone Updater is implemented nicely, and the update process went smoothly for my 6680.
Make sure to read the FAQ before updating, as it addresses many important issues.
8 replies on “Nokia phone firmware updater”
Awesome – thanks for the tip Dave! 🙂 Its near impossible to get some of the import/UK/european models like the 6680/N70, etc. updated here in the states – finally! Woot! -Rob
can we flash the n72 firmware on the 6680
The updater checks your phone’s model and firmware version before the upgrade, so it should stop if you try to flash the wrong firmware. Why would you want to do that anyway?
Hi Dave, do you know how to reflash the same firmware again since my nokia firmware has been update and unfortunately there is a third party program that i installed which can get undone. and its causing problems witht the phone.
But everytime i try to reupdate the firmware on nokia site. it won;t let me since its been updated it.
Thank you for your advise.
And nokia usa will not service my phone since its 6680 models and not available for USA.
Daniel, I have not tried reflashing the same firmware, so I really have no idea. I’m not even sure if this would work, but have you tried flashing a lower version, and then a newer version again?
Thanks for your reply dave,
I don’t know how to reflash to older firmware. Is there a software i can use to reflash the firmware without programming box??
It seems where ever i look there is always a need for programming box, inorder to reflash the firmware on nokia by yourself. the only other way is by Nokia site.
Please advise if there is a way to flash to older firmware then reflash it again at nokia site.
i used the firmware updater.
my firmware had been downgraded = =
I have a N70 which was half way through a software update when my PC rebooted and now the phone does nothing. Is there any way that I can reflash the phone other than taking it to a nokia engineer?