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Nokia Opens Up Firmware Updates

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Aug 24, 2006, 3:14 PM   by (staff)

Nokia has launched a new site helps users to update selected phones on their own. The Software Update center provides step by step instructions and software to update a number of recent S60 smartphones using a PC. The site also provides instructions on updating the 6131, a newer clamshell phone, over the air. The smartphones are limited to late model S60 version 2 handsets such as the popular N70 and the 6682 sold on Cingular. Handsets with carrier customized software, can only be updated to the most recent customized version, not an unlocked one. A number of sources have said more phones will be added to the updater as soon as September.


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Aug 24, 2006, 8:35 PM

Dear Nokia, please add a2dp to phone lineup

This little message is to anybody at Nokia. We the community are VERY happy with this move, it is a very good thing what you have done. As a next step, let's put this firmware updating power to good use and create a firmware update for the new s60 phones to have A2DP. It has been proven to work, take for example the MSI Blueplayer.

PS: I'd start with the 6682 for a2dp 😁

Thank you Nokia,

AAAHHH!!! You have no idea the amount of money id pay to get my N80 to have A2DP!!!!

Aug 28, 2006, 10:10 AM

In the Process of Updating

Although I've had my 6682 for a year now, and not a SINGLE problem.

Why am I updating?

Aug 24, 2006, 3:33 PM


I think more providers and manufactors should follow suit. I think its high time customers should be able to update their own firmware instead of getting the run around at a local store.

The downside is that there is room for user error, but then again, most of the people who even know about updating their firmware will be savvy enough to know how to do it right.

My Sanyo on Sprint has OTA firmware updating options, which is very very convienent.
Yeah, I've noticed lately that a few phones here and there have an update options on the phone itself.

Although it would be nice for all manufacturers to do this.
With most GSM carriers, including Cingular and T-Mobile, if you want a firmware update for a regular phone (BlackBerries/Treos/other PDAs can usually be updated by the user), you have to ship the phone to a repair depot, get the carrier to exchange th...

Aug 25, 2006, 6:13 PM

Mac use

NOKIA is really sticking it to the Mac... I have the 6682 and would like to update my firm as i have been having problems with it shutting down for no reason since i bought it in November... but this requires a PC... what the heck?

Aug 25, 2006, 1:13 PM


I held on to my 660 just for the possibility of an upgade to the system, now it looks like it will be completly passed over. Great.
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