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Old 01-07-2009, 08:53 AM
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The Nokia N96 also gets a big bump - to v30.033 firmware

Not as sexy as the N97's update, no doubt, but the Nokia N96 has always underperformed and I'm hoping that v30.033 firmware, also released today, will help the beleaguered flagship-of-2008 come up to par. v30 is a 6MB over-the-air update and installed smoothly on my N96. I'll have screens and comments here shortly.

Read on in the full article.

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:18 AM
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Do you have details on what the changes are?

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Old 01-07-2009, 10:12 AM
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humm souds good!!! a lot of upgardes last dayssss...............Still nothing for the 580000000000000000000000000000000...........pffff cant wait!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-07-2009, 11:00 AM
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At the moment I only see the new Live TV (DVB-H)-client as new in 33.033.

But this is a very big "new".

Graphic Electronical Programm Guide and faster zapping.

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Old 01-07-2009, 01:09 PM
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Talking

Cool!

I am going to try and upgrade right now! ;-)
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:13 PM
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Updating OTA now. I've always updated via NSU on my PC, never done it OTA before, so here's hoping it works!

I had to read the headline about 5 times. After waiting so long for the last firmware update, I wasn't expecting another one for at least six months.

Thanks Nokia!

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:43 PM
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Thumbs up I've upgraded!

I've upgraded OTA, and it's OK. Looks like Live TV! is moved from the Media folder. I've not seen any other improvements, except a slight performance improvement so far...

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:56 PM
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I had this phone & cannot believe people are still trying to defend it. As far as I am concerned from a hardware prospective it is a fundamentally flawed device that no amount of firmware updates are going to fix.

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Old 01-07-2009, 07:33 PM
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Angry Come on Vodafone why still only v11

This makes the fact that Vodafone UK still haven't released anything beyond v11.018 of their N96 firmware versions even more annoying...

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Old 01-07-2009, 08:49 PM
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I had this phone & cannot believe people are still trying to defend it. As far as I am concerned from a hardware prospective it is a fundamentally flawed device that no amount of firmware updates are going to fix.
I was saying this quite fiercely until v20 which finally seemed to result in a relatively stable, ok-responsive handset. Nothing spectacular, but fine.

Just applied v30. Hope I don't regret that.

Earlier fws were as unstable as anything.

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Old 02-07-2009, 08:01 AM
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Opera Mini wouldn't load after updating, wouldn't even get as far as the splash screen. I had to uninstall and then reinstall. Anybody else had this?

Other than the "Live TV" app and renaming the "Breathing Light" to "Status Light" in Stand-By settings, it's difficult to notice any difference, really.

I like my N96 a lot, but it still takes 6-7 seconds to view a new text message from the notification on the home screen. By comparison, my work-provided E71 takes 1-2 seconds. It still also takes far too long to connect to wireless networks. My E71 is much quicker at this too, even when connecting to exactly the same network.

I'm inclined to agree with Super Chimp's comment, but I have no faith that the N97 and it's cost-cutting CPU would be any better.

Steve.

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Old 02-07-2009, 08:17 AM
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Opera Mini wouldn't load after updating, wouldn't even get as far as the splash screen. I had to uninstall and then reinstall. Anybody else had this?
This typically happens with java apps if you restore them onto the phone from a phone backup that you took.

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Old 02-07-2009, 10:19 AM
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Angry Calendar items on standby screen

But still only 2 upcoming calendar items on home screen. !!! Shame on Nokia!
This was so nice in my original firmware (11.x), the whole standby screen filled with items.

Can't beleive they took this off..

Ozzi

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Old 03-07-2009, 07:10 AM
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Unhappy problems with f/w v30.033

I was unable to install the apps after I installed the latest version 30.033 on my n96. The installation progress bar didn't appear on screen, instead the screen returned to the sis file. It never happened before with previous f/w version. And I could not receive files sent via bluetooth, it showing that "unable to connect" on the other phone. There even may be more problems.

I think it is because of the firmware. Please somebody tell me what to do.

Thanks.

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ive updated .....un hackable now..hellox cant install root certificates..bla bla bla..........have to sign each app now wid ma certificate :(
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