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.
- 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.
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 :
- 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Quite a few months ago, Nokia had promised that the N900 will get a firmware update which will allow dual-booting to Maemo and MeeGo. The MeeGo OS is the combined effort of both Nokia and Intel. Both the companies intend to use the OS in a variety of devices including MIDs and computer like phones. Nokia has worked hard with developers to port the MeeGo OS to the N900 and the result has borne fruit.
In a blog post on MeeGo.com, Harri Hakulinen has given all the interested users an update about the dual-boot option scenario on the N900. He states that the PR1.3 firmware update will allow N900 owners to dual-boot between Maemo and MeeGo OS. However, Nokia has confirmed that they won’t be offering the dual-booting option to consumers. This option will be limited only to developers.
According to Nokia, this will enable MeeGo developers to develop applications using Qt framework for both the OS’s and test them right on their N900.
Nokia has released a new firmware update for its popular budget touch based smartphone the Nokia 5233. The Nokia 5233 is the 3G-less sibling of the Nokia 5230. The new firmware version is numbered V21.1.102. As of now, no official change-log is available for this firmware update. As with all firmware updates, this update should fix some bugs and improve the performance and stability of the device.
The firmware update will be rolled out in phases to various regions of the world. Users can update the firmware either by OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Since the Nokia 5233 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of the data on their device before proceeding with the firmware update.
This post will be updated once the official change-log from Nokia is released.
Motorola CLIQ XT users are still waiting for the Android 2.1 update, but in the meantime Motorola has started rolling out a new maintenance update which improves the overall performance of the device. The maintenance update is numbered v1.32.20 and it can be easily downloaded by following the steps given below. It is recommended to download the update over Wi-Fi or 3G with a fully charged battery and active SIM card installed in your phone. Check out the complete changelog below.
Overall Phone Performance:
Users will notice a significantly improved overall performance and responsiveness to input requests, including: opening applications, answering calls, opening the Happenings widget, and downloading attachments and pictures within email.
Improved stability, resulting in fewer occurrences of unresponsiveness and/or programs quitting unexpectedly.
Improved performance and connectivity with other Bluetooth devices.
Prevents erroneous notifications that a message has not been sent. Also resolves MMS sending / receiving functionality issues in certain scenarios.
Improved touch screen sensitivity and touch response.
Includes updates to the latest version of the SWYPE software, resulting in improved overall performance of the application.
Instructions for installing the Maintenance Update:
- Upon receipt of the notification message, select Download.
- After the software is downloaded, select Install now.
- After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
The Nokia N8 has hardly been available in the retail stores and Nokia has already released a firmware update for the device. The first firmware update for the N8 is numbered version 11.0.12. As of now, no official change-log is available from Nokia so we need to wait for the N8 users’ feedback on what all changes this firmware brings with it. The firmware update will be available via OTA (Over The Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU).
Since this will be the first firmware update for the N8, I expect it to bring a performance boost, fix some bugs and improve the stability of the device. Users, who already own an N8 don’t need to make a backup of their data prior to the firmware update since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation). UDP will keep intact all the user data and applications even after the firmware update.
Update: Though this firmware is new, it is said to be shipping with the first set of Nokia N8 devices. However, users who already own a Nokia N8 device will receive this as an OTA update.
Update: Here is the screenshot of the firmware update –
Nokia has rolled out a new firmware update for one of its popular business phone the Nokia E63. The E63 is more popularly known as the cheaper variant of the highly successful E71 with a downgraded camera and a plastic body. The new firmware update is numbered V501.21.001. The firmware updates some of the inbuilt applications of phone like the Music Player and the Comes With Music application.
The update also fixes some bugs with the backup and restores application and the clock application. E63 owners can update their firmware either by OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater. Users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update as the handset does not support UDP (User Data Preservation).
Nokia will roll out this new firmware to various regions of the world in the coming few days.