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    Default Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    Recovering from a failed firmware update.

    Occasionally things go wrong when using the Nokia Software Updater (NSU). The exact cause is often unknown but it can be caused by the NSU, the phone or even the computer itself.

    The aim of this guide is to offer users a few tips and tricks that may aid recovery. The guide applies to most nokia phones, except the hard reset which only applies to S60 smartphones.

    So how do you know if an update has failed?

    A failure can show itself in a number of ways, the most common one is where the NSU freezes. If it does this during the first part of the process where it downloads the firmware from nokia your phone will be ok. You will see that your phone is still switched on so it's safe to cancel the process or just remove the cable from the phone.

    If it freezes during the second phase when the computer is transferring the firmware to the phone this can be much more serious. When this happens leave your phone for at least 15 minutes before taking any further action. If after that time nothing has happened all you can do is pull the cable.

    Another failure is where your computer crashes during the second phase. This is usually the worst type of failure and often leaves the phone unrecoverable, but still it's worth trying.

    What can I do to recover from this failure?

    The first thing to try is to remove the phones battery and leave it out for at least five minutes. Whilst doing this take the opportunity to reboot your computer in case you need it to help with recovery.

    Now re-insert the battery and try to switch your phone back on. If it works then all is good but before trying to update again there is a few things you need to check. Make sure that your computer is fully up to date including the latest service pack and disable all non-essential programs that are running. Also disable any anti virus and anti spyware software that you may have, now try again.

    If removing the battery failed to make it work then prepare your computer as mentioned above and run the NSU again. Follow all instructions and prompts that it gives you carefully as it may offer to recover your phone. If it doesn't try various combinations of connecting your phone whilst it's switched on, off and also try removing and reinserting the battery whilst it's connected. Make sure you wait in between each attempt to give the NSU time to detect the phone. This classic thread is a good example of someone who succeeded in recovering their phone. It's a good idea to keep trying and trying.

    What if that method doesn't work?

    The next thing to try is a hard reset. This method only applies to S60 smartphones with keypads (not touchscreens):

    1. Switch off the phone.

    2. Hold down the following three buttons: Green (the call answer button), * button, and '3' button.

    3. While holding these buttons, hold the power button for a second to switch on the phone.

    4. Release when the phone shows the nokia hands logo or shows other signs of life like the language selection screen.

    It may take a few attempts and very flexible fingers.

    Note: On the N78 use the silver multimedia key instead of the green call key.

    So none of that worked, what happens next?

    Unfortunately you have now tried everything possible to recover from the failure yourself. The last thing for you to do now is to contact a nokia care point in your country for help. If your phone is under warranty they will repair it for free, possibly while you wait.

    All credits to psychomania

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    Default Re: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    Excellent guide!

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    Default Re: Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    It happen to my 5800 @15% all what I've done is the two methods way !

    1- removing the battery
    2- removing the usb cable

    then try to continue which gave two or three failure but then again it continued to the end with success ..I wouldn't recommand to restart the pc as this might get firmware lost in temp folder !!!

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    Default Re: Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasua
    The next thing to try is a hard reset. This method only applies to S60 smartphones with keypads (not touchscreens):
    I think this post should be under Symbian S60v3 Forum

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    Default Re: Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by dr5800
    I think this post should be under Symbian S60v3 Forum
    It's actually linked from the S60v3 FAQ and GUIDE Thread here: http://forum.dailymobile.net/index.p...ic,3708.0.html. does make sense to be moved though.

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    Default Re: Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    can recover using phoenix..

    can flash dead phone..

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    Default Re: Guide: Recovering from a failed firmware update

    he next thing to try is a hard reset. This method only applies to S60 smartphones with keypads (not touchscreens):
    you can hard reset with touchsreen phones like 5800 for example by holding green, red, and camera buttons then powering the phone..


 

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