New Nokia N79 Firmware v20.175 Now Available – ChangeLog Inside

On the heels of the N85, Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware for the Nokia N79. The v20.175 firmware brings changes similar to those on the N85. The standby email plugin to show your emails on the standby screen makes an appearance, so do turning controls which now allows you to flip to silence incoming calls alarms, an internet telephony set up and an email wizard to setup your Nokia Email or Nokia Messaging also find their way to the device. Full 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. The update should also be available via the windows only Nokia Software Updater.

Bugs fixed:

  • Cannot display sim contact on U-Sim (1000 contact sim card) when switch another UI language
  • Dialing 110 customer care phone redirect the call to be an EMERGENCY CALL
  • Music plays in speaker when receive sms under silent mode
  • Smartone foneTV video not restore after end MT call
  • Audio is improperly routed from headset to speaker when receiving a SMS message
  • Phone hang during accessing Nokia Maps application in SW 11.049
  • Cant access sim card contacts
  • Can’t input Chinese character “丁” by stroke input
  • Themes: Audio Themes, when select Nokia – “Several sound files Missing” appears

New Features:

  • Bookmarks updated to remove Download link folders
  • MTP configuration to enable Social Cinema support
  • TARM in 3.2 based devices
  • Email plug-in functionality
  • 7-bit encoding of Turkish characters in SMS
  • TP Wizard to check availability of Nokia email service
  • Media player default settings changes
  • 2 New vanilla CTRs, called: EGYPT NO-GPS (releases MEA datapackage)
  • 2 new codes : SYRIA NO-GPS (releases MEA datapackage)
  • Memory card ID change for Indonesia CTR’s. was MC001 and changed to –> MC002
  • Update Bookmarks for China PRC Vanilla Core SW
  • Files on Ovi Widget
  • S60 3.2 based devices – Making Gimlet visible in Settings Wizard selection
  • Turn “PnP Mobile Services”  On
  • S&S Application updates
  • MPX player not accessible when USB cable connected

SW improvements and corrections:

  • Active Idle
    • Search & WLAN information difficult to read in Active Idle.
    • Active Idle screen becomes blank in landscape mode.
    • Default Active Idle shortcuts configured.
    • Active Idle going dead after quickly accepting and rejecting an incoming video call.
    • White boxes shown on the screen while doing orientation change quickly in idle mode.
  • Application Manager
    • The sis file which is installed to MoviNand or SD card cannot be seen in application manager.
    • Wrong Feature Manager flag used for seamless link functionality.
    • Flashlite sis installation is not successful in the first attempt.
  • Application Update
    • Unable to upgrade graphic icons in Media Player / Media Settings via sis file.
    • Unable to upgrade ROM based UI application by installing new version to memory card.
    • Application Update self-update never completes.
    • Upgrade of BrowserAudioVideoPlugin.rsc via sw installation is not possible.
    • Upgrade of Connection Manager via sw installation is not possible.
  • Audio Performance
    • Tunings improvements for IHF audio.
    • Keypad tones cannot be tuned for IHF.
  • Auto-Rotate
    • UI Accelerator toolkit (Hitchcock/Alfred) stub file missing.
    • Locking keys and then opening camera reveal confuses orientation sensor.
    • Disable orientation in alarm ringing, incoming call and semi active state.
    • Panic after orientation change.
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth headset disconnects when Wireless Keyboard is disconnected from the phone automatically.
    • Phone panics when changing views in Bluetooth menu while choosing the last connected device from paired view.

via: AAS and ChangeLog via: Spazio Cellulare

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