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How to update the firmware of your Nokia mobile phone?

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Got a Nokia mobile phone? It’s important that you update the mobile phone’s firmware once in a while. Firmware is actually the software that keeps things on your Nokia mobile phone running.

There are a lot of benefits of upgrading your phone’s firmware. You may get functional enhancements, bug fixes etc. Some issues that you might be having with your phone can be solved with a firmware upgrade.

Updating Nokia Mobile Phone Firmware

Here I’ll tell you the things you need to do in order to update the embedded firmware in your Nokia cell phone.

Things to do before a firmware update:

  1. Install Nokia PC Suite, and back up all the stuff from your phone to your computer.
  2. Charge your phone battery to its full level.
  3. Beware that any hindrance (like power off, etc.) during the update process can damage your phone.

Let’s get started.

  1. In your Nokia mobile phone, type in *#0000#
    Your Nokia mobile will now display the firmware version it’s running
  2. Carefully open the back case of your mobile, and also take away the battery.
  3. Note the product number down
  4. Go here and type the product number. You’ll now know if a new version of firmware for your Nokia mobile phone is available
  5. Download the Nokia Software Updater. Click here to download it
  6. Install the Nokia Software Updater (I think it’s recommended to run it if you have more than 256 MB of RAM on your computer)
  7. Connect your Nokia mobile phone via the USB port, and also make sure your computer is connected to the internet
  8. Run the Nokia Software Updater by clicking on the icon on your desktop
  9. The Nokia Software Updater connects to the internet, checks for updates, and then detects your phone to start installing firmware updates for your Nokia phone
  10. You might see some fuzzy things going on in your Nokia phone, and that’s perfectly normal to happen during a firmware update
  11. When all’s done, the updater gives a confirmation message and then the phone restarts
  12. You can now disconnect the phone from the computer

That’s how you upgrade your Nokia mobile phone’s firmware. Let me know in the comments if you have any question.

Written by Killer Tech Tips

January 5th, 2008 at 7:45 am

  • Rsvaikunthe

    hey i have nokia 3110c its not starting up properly and switching off everytime and i have switch on it so wat to do.

  • Ankitmakati

    I have Nokia 7210 supernova. I am trying to update software version of my phone. I am doing  MENU -> SETTINGS -> PHONE  -> PHONE UPDATES -> DOWNLOAD PHONE SOFTWARE -> USING PACKET DATA
    Then I am getting error message like ” Unable to download when abroad”.
    I am not even able to connect my phone to my pc. So I am doing this way….
    Pls help.

  • Trivedidhruv08

    can i update my phjone software of the swiched off phone that has the damaged software or no original version

  • Facebook12

     I had the same problem, too. I replaced the battery and since then everything is ok.

  • Raman

    dude ..just go n get da softwares updated at nokia care

  • abdul sattar

    app apni phone memory khali rkhiye aap ki problem solve ho jaayegi.

  • Gravitdhiman

    mere pass nokia 3110c hai aur wo zyada tar hang hota rehta hai aur ab toh voh on bhi nahi ho raha

  • Viru

    download oxy cube software and go to hidden files and go to letter m and delete music.db or music .mmc disconnect ur phone and restart once it will works fine

  • Kishorchilkoti551

    i have nokia 3110 classic phone when i switch on my phone in the phone screen i dont se any thing so tell me what i will do?

  • Flamingice888

    I need help sir, IM trying to update my phone, then  while updating. it automaticaly switched off. and it cant turn on anymore. pls help sir.

  • harry

    when i try to update my nokkia 5233 .. the installation stop working ..ones the usb connection dissconect…its not connected back … wht i do …?

  • Sofialtaf Sofi

    first change memory card if problem is not solved so change software

  • Akshit

    I have nokia 7210 Spernova.I ma having certain problem in this like music player is not running etc.
    So i want to reinstall phone software .so from where can i reinstall its software.

  • Akshit312

    I am Also facing same truble.can it can be reinstalling by using PC.My email ID is

  • Anil

     I had followed all steps as mentioned above while updating the software but unfortunately at the time of restart stage my phone didn,t respond & since from that time I can,t able to start my phone. Can you give me any suggestions what to do now????????

  • Navjotsherry

    my C2-00 has switched off during this and is not turning on waht to do………. tell me earlier……….

  • Shalamery

     i tries to switch on,only two three times flash occurs and again it gets switched off and my phone is not even switched on

  • Navjotsherry

     i can help you ask from me……….
    my email id is

  • Bhuvanesh

    how long will it take to reinstall firmware


    i have a 3110c nokia but they are not working to music library but i have a 30 song in my memory card ?

  • Debasish

    my phone is switched off…
    how to upgrade???
    when i tried to switch on it keeps restarting….
    what to do???