All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 24-01-2010, 11:40 AM
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Also it would have to be debranded to another RM-507 version and this is where it gets tricky with product codes that you can change to within the limited, about 8 models, RM-507 range as these have various hardware changes, i.e. different 3G frequencies, etc..

See here:-

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ad.php?t=85691

For a list of RM-507 product codes see here:-

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ghlight=rm-507

This would possibly explain the problem with the Nokia Service Centre and the slow. or lack of, updates.
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not sure if the firmware caters that much for 3g frequencies saw a post on nokia forums that suggested that the firmware is able to self adjust to different frequencies (so they work when you go abroad) couldnt find it on a quick search but it was there - in a post about why there are so many different versions of firmware around the world.

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I think that unless you are not very patient and you can afford to get a new smartphone (due to accidental bricking or unexpected fit of rage aimed at your phone(quite possible)) then debranding is the way to go. I did it to a euro code and had no problems - just remember debranding voids the warranty - although it sounds like you would have warranty trouble anyway

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I have updated the firmware to 20.2.19 using the Phoenix / Navifirm. I choosed N97-RM507 > 20.2.19 > 580762 (Australia Black). So far so good; all the stuff is working (Calls, SMS, GPRS etc with local telco). I choosed this way as local Nokia Customer Care guys were in no mood to support me

http://mykosong.wordpress.com/2009/0...sh-dead-phones is step by step guide!

Thanks all for the guidance!

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I have updated the firmware to 20.2.19 using the Phoenix / Navifirm. I choosed N97-RM507 > 20.2.19 > 580762 (Australia Black). So far so good; all the stuff is working (Calls, SMS, GPRS etc with local telco). I choosed this way as local Nokia Customer Care guys were in no mood to support me

http://mykosong.wordpress.com/2009/0...sh-dead-phones is step by step guide!

Thanks all for the guidance!
Congratulations, happy for you that you have at last got your hands on v20. Hope all goes well with the phone.
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nice one

glad that it went ok

I still think that it is pretty rubbish that you have to resort to debranding to get latest firmware updates.

Lets face it you buy a 500 phone you should have access to firmware updates and the extra features, in particular the stability and bug fixes that they generally bring within a reasonable time frame of release. I would say 2 weeks is soomewhere reasonable for a global release.

Operator branded firmware will never go away - and the vast number of consumers are probably unaware and uninterested in even updating the firmware - but if you do want to you should'nt have to worry about the warranty being affected.

After all the big phone firms basically buy a job lot of them and strong arm Nokia to hack their own firmware and put crap on it that blocks features or introduces instability. By debranding you make the phone less likely to return to Nokia for "repair"

just reread the above and have realised i am in rambling rant mode! Sorry!
 

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