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Old 20-01-2008, 03:17 PM
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is it possible to run 8gb firmware on regular n95??

hello is it possible to run on an regular n95 the firmware of the 8gb version by changing the productcode to n95 8gb? did anyone tried this before?

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No, it is not possible.

Nokia Software Updater will not let you update because it checks the model number of the phone.

And the hardware is different.

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No, it is not possible.

Nokia Software Updater will not let you update because it checks the model number of the phone.

And the hardware is different.
you can easy change the model number of the phone like i did when i debranded it from voda to normal n95

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you can easy change the model number of the phone like i did when i debranded it from voda to normal n95
No, that is the product code. The model number cannot be altered and, in any case, the hardware is different so putting the wrong firmware on would not work and may even cause physical damage

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No, that is the product code. The model number cannot be altered and, in any case, the hardware is different so putting the wrong firmware on would not work and may even cause physical damage
hmm oke, i had earlier an n80 (regular) running with the firmware of the n80 music edition, i guess n95 8gb is not likely like the music edition. Also i had a sony ericson k800i running with the k810i firmware

i thought it would me cool to run the 8gb firmware on the n95 because of the new style menu i heard

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hello is it possible to run on an regular n95 the firmware of the 8gb version by changing the productcode to n98 8gb? did anyone tried this before?
even if it would be possible, which isn't, why would you wanna do that??
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even if it would be possible, which isn't, why would you wanna do that??
because of the flash lite 3 support and the new menu's :p

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The new menus are widely regarded by 8Gb users to be inferior to the regular N95 ones anyway. They are slower and not customisable

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Even if it's possible you would be losing all the memory optimisation they have done with the classic. You now have 30MB+ of free memory.... The n95 8GB has 128MB ram and uses about 48MB for the OS leaving about 80MB+ free. If you used this firmware on the classic (64MB RAM) you would be left with something like 16MB+ RAM. Similar to what you had prior to v20 firmware.

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Even if it's possible you would be losing all the memory optimisation they have done with the classic. You now have 30MB+ of free memory.... The n95 8GB has 128MB ram and uses about 48MB for the OS leaving about 80MB+ free. If you used this firmware on the classic (64MB RAM) you would be left with something like 16MB+ RAM. Similar to what you had prior to v20 firmware.
The memory optimization was added to the 8GB from the launch. Theoretically if it was possible the API should be the same it would just see less ram.

The hardware differences are negligible and theres no reason in theory why it shouldn't work if you hacked around with the firmware enough but you would need inside knowledge to do this. I would probably say with 99% certainty if you somehow managed to fool NSU in putting the firmware on it would most likely brick the phone. The biggest hurdle would be how the firmware treats the 8GB partition vs memory card slot.
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