How To Update The Firmware OTA

This post is for the benefit of those of you who’ve had complications while trying to update the firmware OTA or have no idea as to how to go about it. The following screenshots and the accompanying commentary should give you an idea of what to expect while undertaking the process. The advantage of updating OTA is that you do not need a computer to do it and the data transferred in the process is minimal. Lastly, your data including contacts and files remain intact.

1. Hit *#0000# in the standby screen to reach the first screen or simply open the device manager. Hit the middle button and select ‘Check for updates’. The second screen will appear.

2. The application will connect and try and establish a connection.

3. In case an update is available, you will be presented with the screen on the right.

4. Wait for the firmware to download and the screen on the right. Then select ‘Now’.

5. Accept all warnings and you should be on your way. The phone will restart and meanwhile you should see a progress bar during the update.

6. When the phone boots up you will receive a confirmation about the update. To make sure fire up the device manager once more and that will be it. Enjoy the new firmware.

Note: The above screen shots were from my N96 update, however the procedure is similar on OTA capable devices.

21 thoughts on “How To Update The Firmware OTA”

  1. well..i hav got a noob question…..sorry 4 it….is der any difference between OTA updating n NSU updatin??? i mean abt d quality n features….

  2. Hi, the update takes upto 5 minutes including downloading the 2.5 MB update. So its definately much faster than the NSU for the simple reason than the download here is way smaller.

  3. Hi Vaibhav I cant get my N96 to up date OTA or through PC suite. Having a nightmare even getting it connected with my pc and newly formatted laptop. Im stuck on version 10.065 any idea`s ?

  4. Hi, the problem appears to be that you have a product code on your phone for which the new fw has still not been released.
    You have two options, one change the product code and update. Its easy enough. But may void warranty.
    Second, take to a nokia care outlet and let them update the fw for you.

  5. On step 1 i don’t have the option “check for update” is it normal?
    my phone is nokia n95.
    Are u can help me?

    Thanks

  6. HI THERE
    I HAVE N85 AND WAANA UPDATE MY SOFTWARE BUT I AM AFRAID THT AFTER THIS UPDATE WILL MY PHONE WILL WORK PROPER?
    OR IS THEE ANY CHANCE OF GEETING LOCKED OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
    PLZZ HELP

  7. Hey vaibhav. can u please help me. I have N79 whenever i try connecting to internet or start my nokia maps it asks for Access point user name and access point password.please tell me how to sove this problem and please tell me how to update my cell from USB

  8. Hii , i m using nokia e71x , i want to update softwere bt dont have device manager profile i tried one nokia manual profile bt not workin says service id or passward not match no aunthecation plzz help me

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