Nokia N78 Updated – Hits v20.149.051.1 (ChangeLog Inside)

Nokia N78 Updated - Hits v20.149.051.1 (ChangeLog Inside)The N78 has just received a substantial firmware update in the form of version 20.149.051.1. The update brings a ton of bug fixes, an update to the preinstalled maps application along with UI speed and transition enhancements. Also included is a new theme called ‘Music’. Complete changelog below.

The new firmware is available over-the-air (OTA) by simply pressing *#0000# from the standby screen and checking for updates. (Detailed guide on how to update OTA here). The phone features user data preservation (UDP) so your data should be fine even after the update, however a backup never hurts.

Changes/Improvements/New features noticed from v12.046 to v20.149:

Standby screen:

  • While scanning for wireless networks in the home screen, instead of saying “No networks found” as in the past, it says “No WLANs available”, also some other minor name changes in this menu.
  • Share online icon in standby screen seems to be different
  • When going back to the music player via the standby screen, it goes straight into the player without a fading in/out transition as it did before when Theme Effects are turned on (an instantaneous response). However, for going into other sections from the standby screen the fade in/out transition still occurs.
  • When Music Player is operating, and seeing the track name on the screen, and then when one song ends and goes to the next track, the speed at which this happens is much improved although not flawless (there is still some lag).
  • Scrolling up and down through the entries in the standby screen is very fast and not slow like before.

Call log, Contacts and calling function:

  • Calling speed (from standby screen to Contacts or Call Log) and transition to call/disconnected screens much faster and improved
  • Faster resume of music playback after call is ended
  • Volume bar is changed from ten dotted increment to continuous coloured volume triangle (this has also been reflected in other menus and options throughout the phone)

Maps:

Maps updated to version 2.0

Music Player:

  • Much faster interface and speed through all menus
  • Pressing volume keys is much improved and faster and more accurate response than before (where it may have taken time in the past for the volume level to update)
  • Music controls (i.e. Rewind, Fast forward, play/pause, stop) are no longer the same colour as the matching theme, now it is just the same light green colour across all themes
  • Visualisations are still a bit slow, but faster than before

Photos:

  • Transition into the Photos application is much faster than before
  • Scrolling through photos and videos and the like is still jerky and thumbnails still take a while to be updated from pixelated to clear thumbnails

Settings:

  • In Themes, there is a new theme called Music.
  • Power saver now includes “Now playing” option, so when the backlight goes off, the currently playing song and time are displayed on the screen for a number of seconds before disappearing. This occurs before keypad lock is activated, and when any key is pressed, the names of the song light up (in green or red). Also when going from one track to the next while this screensaver is activated, the date is displayed briefly.

Other:

  • General speed improvements across all menus and applications
  • Help function is much faster and speed improved
  • New help topics added to Help function
  • Speed dial now works without any lag
  • New RealPlayer interface and version updated (where the RealPlayer screen is no longer displayed but grey bars on top and bottom of the video)
  • About application has been updated for the year dates so that they are all “2009″.
  • Installation of applications and refresh of available applications within the Application Manager is much improved and faster (although icons for installed applications are now not displayed)
  • ‘Application update’ added to Applications
  • Carousel menu has new options under each heading
  • Navi-wheel seems to have been tweaked a bit more
  • Background light settings actually work now
  • Truncated email-account login name fixed

Other documented changes that have been stated by others for v13.052 and now v20.149:

IMPROVEMENTS

Connectivity:

  • System Error message appears when trying to stream a clip from a busy server
  • Timestamp corruption error in long streaming which leads to ‘Error in receiving live
    content’
  • VPN not working through WLAN in offline mode
  • Priorities of protected IAPs could not be changed via UI
  • Mail For Exchange did not play tone for every mail received as per S60 3.0 and 3.1
    products
  • DM settings were not generated automatically when Email settings are defined in variant

Photos:

  • Thumbnail displayed does not match actual image if user deletes thumbnail file in
    memory card private folder

Internet:

  • UI issues when viewing Youtube videos

Music:

  • Playing WMA audio files improved
  • IHF cannot be enabled during call when FMT is on
  • DRM: The ampersand character (‘&’) encoding is not correct

Other changes:

  • Weekly recurring clock alarm always sets for the current weekday regardless of the day chosen
  • Contact Groups are not titled correctly
  • Help text located in settings/general/Navi Wheel
  • Help text for Voice commands
  • Access point generation difficulties after factory reset

New features:

  • Boingo – Cancelled
  • Comes With Music (CWM) – This SW Version includes CWM enablers

CHANGES

Bluetooth

  • N78 to CK-07W Audio Lost at regular intervals
  • Call Not Working With Bluetooth Headset

WLAN

  • WLAN APN passed along with SDP contents is not utilized by Real Player

Power Management

  • Sleep current too high while video applications at background

GPS

  • The phone freezes when launching the Trip distance by clicking the link in Help content

PC Suite

  • Harvester Server doesn’t close all necessary connections to other services during backup/restore

SIM/USIM

  • Incorrect error codes are passed by TSY from SIM server to application layer for Smart card feature

Radio

  • RadioLauncher gets corrupted state when VisualRadio exits
  • FM frequency range extends below 87.5MHz

Podcast

  • Podcasts: garbled search results when entering a number as the search title

Photos

  • Crash when launching Photos application after restoring from memory card
  • Slideshow doesn’t work after used device for a while

Maps

  • Maps:”My position” and “My place” are translated into the same Chinese

Messaging

  • E-mail username truncated causes problem with login
  • Adding new number from SMS to existing number in ADN causes corruption

Download!

  • Download client doesn’t work with certain operators WAP APN

Other Changes:

  • Java platform version number not updated in IAD
  • Widget installer plugin cannot be upgraded
  • Removing battery during alarm makes the device unusable
  • Stub sis file doesn’t include httptransfer component
  • Paths are incorrect in cenrep creation file (Naviscroll and FMTX affected)
  • Internal Debugging tool wrongly included in Production SW
  • Device cuts off URL parameter in RTSP streaming link
  • Delivery via Device Management corrupts EAP-FAST PAC file
  • TCK failure with HTTP and AMR Combination
  • SpaceUI doesn’t allow for changes when a default number is assigned in Phonebook
    Display corrupts with 3rd party application BestCalc

Bugs/missing features already found:

  • Will not let you enter the Date and Time settings, instead going back to the main menu
  • Will not let you enter settings for the alarm Clock, instead going back to the main menu (related to the Date and Time above)
  • Carousel menu by pressing that small silver key is still inconsistent, sometimes appears with scroll bar and performance is still slow
  • Still no N-gage client within firmware

via: Daily Mobile

23 thoughts on “Nokia N78 Updated – Hits v20.149.051.1 (ChangeLog Inside)”

  1. I just updated my N78’s software, and now I can’t install any applications and it keeps giving me ”File corrupted” whenever I try installing apps, themes or games

    I have no idea what to do now

  2. As a shortcut to all problems you can simply backup your data, format the phone using *#7370# and then only restore the contacts, calender, notes and bookmarks. Delete all the hidden folders on the card via the computer and you should be good to go.

  3. i updated my soft..but it seems 10.136.051.1 !! its oldone….but when i again check my update it always says “SERVER NOT RESPONDING”??? why??

  4. AT LAST I HAVE UPDATED MY PHONE TO THIS VERSION!!!

    but NOW THE GREAT PROBLEM IS “””IT CANT RUN ‘MIG33’ ON MY PHONE..!! THOUGH ALL CONNECTION AND INTERNET SETTING IS ALRIGHT…IN THE PREVIOUS VERSION IT WORKED WELL IN SAME SETTINGS!! WHAT TO DO NOW??

    I HAVE FORMATED THE PHONE TOO AGAIN TO RESOLVE IT AND AGAIN DOWNLOADED MIG33 BUT NO PROGRESS…GIVE ME A PROPER SOLUTION PLZZZZZ….I WILL GO MAD WITHOUT MIG33….PLZZZZZZ

  5. Yeah for all who ever has updated to this new version there isn’t any hack available yet and for all who have hacked and the installserver.exe if its left in the C:sys/bin folder you want be able to install a thing.. so only choice is *#7370# hope this helps……..

  6. br0…then what to do now…nothing have changed by formating my new updated version 🙁

    The mig33 application opens as normal but cant get connected to the internet as i have mentioned that all programmes relating to internet are working fine…..so am helpless now!!!

  7. There should be an newer version of hellocarbide then
    we can crack the phone

    but now i cant hack my phone with hellocarbide 1.0

  8. Just trying to update my V12.046 to this new version and I can’t find it anywhere. PC Suite tells me there’s no update, so does the nokia.co.uk site. FOTA the same. Is this a country-specific update?

  9. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!
    I just updated my N78 (previous FW is 10.135) to 20.149.
    Now the Problem is :

    1.ALL Menu Transition are GONE
    All Transition Effects are Totally gone. FxCK YOU NOKIA.
    I really admire my N78 in FW 10.135 cos it’s so beauty with it’s transition effect. And now….. WHAT THE FxCK…
    Now My Nokia N78 menu is same as Nokia 6120c (No Transition Effect At All).

    2.The NaviWhell Sensitivy is decreased
    Previous FW i only have to scroll 90degrees to make a move. Now i have to scroll 360degree to make a move.

    3.Share online in Standby Screen is really Ugly cos The ICON is not matching at all with other Nokia Icon (even with the default theme)

    4.Video Centre menu is not in 3D no more. in FW 20.149 it’s just a LIST MENU compare THE 3D Rotating Menu in FW 10.135.

    5.The Action Menu (Centre Click) is no more Transition Effect.
    In FW 20.149 the letter (open,select,etc) is just changing instantly. In FW 10.135 when the Action Menu changed, they going down and going up again (THE EFFECT IS SO NICE, and now in FW 20.149 the effect is gone).

    I tell you only the major changes, cos i just update my N78 a hour ago.

    BUT, I REALLY REGRET HAVE UPDATED MY NOKIA N78.
    COS IT’s NOT BEAUTY NO MORE.

    Is there any way to downgrade my FW back to 10.135????
    ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!

    EMAIL ME : oks4n4@yahoo.com
    THANKS BEFORE

    TRANSITION EFFECT = NICE FADING EFFECT IN MENU
    I updated my N78 via Dev Manager using WiFi.

  10. I just plug my Earphone and listening some musics.
    OH MY GOD…
    THE MAX VOLUME IS DECREASED
    AND THE SOUND QUALITY IS DECREASED TOO (The Bass Weaker than b4)

    FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK……………..

  11. Oksana … you have to turn back on theme effects, (when on the list of themes, go to options, and put theme effects on).

  12. Im also having problem with V.20 Music player.It Hangs , Sucksssss… Fuck u nokia..~! Bass Worst Than Ever… Hate Nokia.. I Lost My Money Buying this Phone…Fucckkk u damn.

  13. well the only solution left is to download the SOCAIL PLAYER ( music player ) it’s sound is cool but hav no eqalizer… that’s main prob … and i buy this phone only for music.. shitman ….& it also some times hangs also …

  14. Please Please someone help me…….My Video gallery doesn’t work anymore…. When I select it it will open and then I get the video list but about 1 or 2 seconds later the gallery just shuts down. I Love my Video gallery because I can put the videos in different folders. Also before I upgraded my firmware alot of videos wouldn’t save in video gallery and some would only save in video gallery but not in photo gallery. And is there another way to change the videos name other than in photo gallery? And my phone hecticly freezes now like seriously bad…. What can I do?

  15. GUYS FOR N78
    After it is updated….. the only way to get all our application installed again is to FORMAT.
    FOR FORMATTING N78,
    FOLLOW THE STEPS:
    1. SWITCH OFF THE PHONE
    2. PRESS “MULTIMEDIA”key + “*” + “calling receiving” key.
    3.HOLDING THE ABOVE KEYS TURN ON THE PHONE AND U R DONE…..

    GUYS ALWAYS HELP OTHERS BY SHARING KNOWLEdGE.
    I GOT IT FROM SOME OTHER PEOPLE AND I HELPED U.

    TELL THANKS…….IF U LIKE MY POST

  16. plez help me to how to copy folder that cointain games to my phone…….i dont know how to instal them.for n78………plez help me guys..anybody

  17. I deleted my mxit application and now I cannot reinstall it? Also having major problems getting music saved once I’ve downloaded it. Any idea whats going on?

  18. i have tried to download and install applications to my phone.But i could not.it starts installing n they show message (contact the application supplier).i dont know what to do i have tried to install in many ways.i really hate nokia now.but please give me an advice

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