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Nokia N8 PR1.1 Firmware Leaks

Last year, Nokia launched its first Symbian^3 based handset the Nokia N8. The phone was heavily criticized for its poor web-browser, outdated UI and its disastrous text input system. Nokia had promised that they will release a new firmware for the N8 in January or early February which will improve some of the heavily criticized aspects of the phone.

Now, reports are coming in that the PR1.1 (v13.015) firmware for the N8 is under the final stages of testing before being rolled out to the public.

However, some folks over at the DailyMobile.se forums have managed to get their hands on this upcoming firmware for the N8. The PR1.1 firmware was listed on NaviFirm from where many users downloaded and flashed it on their N8. One user has even posted a video of the firmware in action on the N8.

Here is the video of PR1.1 firmware running on the Nokia N8-:

Users who flashed the firmware on their handset are reporting an improved browser performance and a more responsive music player. The overall performance of the handset and the RAM management have also improved. The Gallery app on the phone also seems to work a bit smoothly now.

Even though the browser performance has improved, it still crashes intermittently. Readers can also find a video of the browser speed test on the Nokia N8 running PR1.1 firmware here.

Nokia has promised more changes for the N8 including UI updates along with a web browser and text input overhaul in the upcoming firmware updates.

Nokia E52 Firmware Updated To V52.003

clip_image001Nokia has released a firmware update for its business oriented handset the Nokia E52. The Nokia E52 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display and is powered by a 600 MHz ARM11 processor.

Other key features of the phone includes a 3.2MP camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 3G with HSDPA/HSUPA and stereo FM. The new firmware update for the handset is numbered version 52.003 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device. Other than this, the firmware update does not include any other major changes.

Nokia E52 owners can update their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater. Since the Nokia E52 features UDP (User Data Preservation) users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia E71 Firmware Updated To V501.21.001

Nokia has released a new firmware update for one of its most popular business phone the Nokia E71. The new firmware update for the device is numbered version 501.21.001 and is an emergency release to address some complaints from customers and operators. The firmware also aims at improving the performance and stability of the handset.

Nokia_E71

Here is the full change-log via DailyMobile -:

  • Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free navigation
  • New version of Music player
  • New version of Ovi Store
  • Office 2007 support
  • Usability and performance improvements

As seen from the change-log above, Nokia has introduced a new version of Music Player for the E71 with this update. E71 owners can update their handset using Nokia Software Updater. Since the E71 does not feature UDP (User Data Preservation), users should make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia C5 Firmware Updated To V61.005

Nokia has released a major firmware update for the Nokia C5. The Nokia C5 is a mid-range S60v3 device from the Finnish giant which is powered by a 600 MHz ARM11 processor. The new firmware update for the C5 is numbered v61.005 and brings in boot loads of changes.

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Here is the change-log from A2Phone :

  • – memory leak is detected in during SRIT test round.
  • – themes: The first theme in General theme menu is applied automatically after open theme from Settings.
  • – Browser crashes after loading VF Germany Homepage
  • – Nokia C5-00: C5 The default input is set strokes then changed into Pinyin automatically
  • – RM-627_01_(3G), Cert non-pass: TC 8.3.2.2 (34.121) FDD2.
  • – C5-00 mp3 song volume a bit lower
  • – IHF speaker volume is lower after flashing with SW version 32.010
  • – Voice quality issue related to VoIP default codec
  • – Phone freeze when choose Jordan as the country
  • – Phone displays emergency calls only with full signal
  • – Nokia C5-00: C5 missing a game in care sw

I have not posted the full change-log since it’s pretty big containing more than 100 changes. Nokia C5 owners can find the full change-log here. Nokia C5 owners can update their handset either via OTA or by using Nokia Software Updater.

Since the Nokia C5 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia X2 Firmware Updated To V4.90

Nokia_X2Another day, another new firmware released for a Nokia phone. This time it’s the Nokia X2. The software update is numbered version 04.90 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device.

The firmware update also improves the camera image quality and an improved messaging application. Along with this, the audio quality of the handsfree speaker of the device has also been improved.

The Nokia X2 features a 2.2-inch QVGA display and runs on Symbian S40. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera along with a LED flash. X2 owners can update the firmware of the device using Nokia Software Updater (NSU).

Users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia 5250 Firmware Updated To V11.0.008

Nokia_5250Nokia has released yet another firmware update for one of its low-end S60v5 based handset the Nokia 5250. The Nokia 5250 features a 2.8-inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset packs a measly 51MB of internal memory and 128MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 2MP camera which is capable of recording QVGA videos at 30FPS.

The new firmware update for the handset is numbered v11.0.008 and aims at improving the general performance and stability of the device. Along with this, it also improves the Bluetooth performance when using a Bluetooth headset. The FM radio of the handset has also been improved with this firmware update.

Nokia 5250 owners can update their handset either via Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air).

Nokia X6 Firmware Updated To v30.0.3

Nokia has released a new firmware update for its first capacitive based S60v5 phone the Nokia X6. The new firmware update is numbered version 30.0.3 and improves the core applications of the phone. Along with this, the touch screen performance and the memory management of the phone have also been tweaked.

Nokia_X6

Here is the change-log from over at DailyMobile.se forums :

* Here and Now
* New version of Ovi Maps and Ovi Store
* Improved Browser
* Improved chat in Ovi Contacts

Nokia X6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia will slowly roll out the update to the various regions of the world in the upcoming weeks.

Nokia C6 Firmware Updated To V20.0.041

Earlier today, Nokia released a new firmware update for the Nokia 5800. Now, the Finnish giant has released a new firmware update for another S60v5 phone the Nokia C6. The firmware update is numbered version 20.0.041 and aims at improving the performance of the device. It also updates a few core applications of the device.

Nokia C6

Here is the complete change-log-:

  • New version of Ovi Maps
  • Here and Now
  • H key keyboard issue corrected
  • In-device My Nokia Tips
  • New version of Ovi Store and Ovi Contacts
  • Usability and performance improvements.

C6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air). The C6 features UDP (User Data Preservation) but users are still recommended to create a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia 5800 Firmware Updated To V52.0.007

Nokia_5800Nokia has released a new firmware update for its highly popular S60v5 handset the Nokia 5800. The new firmware update is numbered v52.0.007 and improves the performance of the device by a huge margin. The firmware update also improves the touchscreen response of the device along with an improved Wi-Fi connection and an updated version of Ovi Maps (v3.04).

The kinetic scrolling of the handset has also been improved and Nokia have also added the turbo manifest theme effect. After the update, the phone also auto-rotates faster. The performance of the Gallery application has also been improved. The RDS bug which affected the handset after the v40 firmware update has also been fixed.

Nokia 5800 owners can update the firmware of their device either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air). Even though the handset has UDP, users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia C3 Firmware Updated to V07.20

Nokia has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nokia C3. The Nokia C3 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display along with a QWERTY keyboard in a bar form factor. The handset sports a 2MP camera and also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot. The handset runs on Symbian S40 OS.

Nokia_C3

The new firmware update is numbered v07.20 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device along with some bug fixes. Nokia C3 owners can update the firmware of their handset either by entering *#0000# on their handset and selecting Check for updates or via Nokia Software Updater.

Users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.

LG Optimus S Receives A Maintenance Update

lg optimus s

LG recently released a new firmware update for its budget smartphone, the LG Optimus S. This handset is the Sprint’s version of the popular LG Optimus One. The latest firmware update is numbered LS670ZV9 and it comes with Swype pre-installed along with normal bug fixes and enhancements. Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • Remote Wipe Command
  • Enhanced password policies: length, alphanumeric, expiration, history, max failed attempts, inactivity lock, password recovery to the device.
  • Set Out of Office messages from the device
  • Accept/decline/tentatively accept meeting requests from the device
  • Corporate directory contacts search while composing email
  • Delete Exchange Calendar meeting requests and notify participants from the device
  • Modifying an Exchange Calendar meeting request (change date/time, add/remove participats) and notify participants about the meeting modifications
  • Add Swype keyboard functionality as an option when entering text

This firmware update is available Over-The-Air (OTA). You should backup all your data before updating the phone, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.

Nokia N8 First Custom Firmware Released

Custom firmwares are quite popular for Nokia phones. Custom firmwares not only improve the performance/speed of the phone but also increase the camera image quality, add few handy new features and most importantly allows a user to install unsigned apps on their Symbian phone.

It was only a matter of time before a custom firmware for the Nokia N8 was cooked. CODeRUS over at Daily Mobile Forum has released the first custom firmware for the Nokia N8.

Here are the special features of his custom firmware for the N8 : Nokia_N8

  • Removed Show open applications from the top of menus
  • Disabled Charging notes
  • Removed FM transmitter on/off notifications
  • Removed Leave offline mode query to access network. Only for power key event!
  • Bluetooth stays on when switching to offline mode
  • Added fixed FileBrowser S^3 (full access to filesystem)
  • Built-in File manager can see sys, resource and edit private folders. Also can see root of C drive.
  • Lock screen and keyboard replaced by Reboot phone
  • Startup tone and mbm animation moved to C drive
  • My own installserver for installing unsigned with all capabilities

Sadly, his custom firmware does not include any of the camera mods by HyperX available for the N8. However, users can still apply HyperX camera mods over his custom firmware manually.

Nokia E5 Firmware Updated To V42.010

Nokia has released a new firmware update for the E5. The new firmware update is numbered v42.010 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device. The firmware update also aims at adding some new features to the device and updating the core applications of the handset. Nokia_E5

Users can update the firmware via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater. The Nokia E5 features UDP (User Data Preservation), so users don’t need to worry about making a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update. However, users are recommended to make a backup of their data on the handset before updating the firmware on the device.

Nokia will slowly be rolling out this firmware to various regions of the world in the upcoming few weeks.

Nokia N900 PR1.3 Firmware Update Released

Nokia has released the PR 1.3 (V20.2010.36-2) firmware update for its Maemo based internet-tablet-cum-handset – the N900. The new firmware update adds support for the Nokia Ovi Suite to make syncing data between the handset and PC easier.   The update also includes hundreds’ of tweaks and bug fixes to make the N900 run faster and smoother. Nokia_N900

This is the same firmware update about which we had reported a couple of weeks ago. This update will allow developers to dual-boot between Maemo and MeeGo OS. N900 owners can update the firmware on their device via OTA (Over-The Air). Since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data. However, for safety purposes users should make a backup of their data.

Nokia will slowly be releasing the firmware update in various regions of the world in the upcoming weeks.

Nokia C7 Get Its First Firmware Update – V12.003

Nokia C7

Few days back, Nokia N8 got its first firmware update and now the Symbian^3 powered Nokia C7, which was announced last month at the Nokia World 2010 get its first firmware update. The new firmware update for Nokia C7 is numbered v12.003 and it can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Updater or via Over-The-Air (OTA).

The complete changelog of this firmware update is not available yet. This firmware is available for all the countries, but you may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region.

Even though Nokia C7 has a User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device. If you have received this update, let us know the changes and share pics or videos of the firmware with us.