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

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Old 30-08-2004, 08:22 PM
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Symbian 7.0s for Nokia 6600?

I bought n6600 6 months ago and it has 3.43 or something firmware installed and Symbian 6.0 or 6.1. Is it possible to upgrade to never firmware and to Symbian 7.0s? Please i need an answer. Thanks for any help
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Old 30-08-2004, 08:27 PM
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What, exactly, makes you think your firmware would have Symbian 6.0 or 6.1?

It doesn't. It may have firmware version 3.43, but it still has Symbian OS 7.0s and Series 60 2.0.

There may very well be newer firmware releases than that available (at your nearest authorized Nokia service center), but all such newer (and older firmware) versions for the 6600 are and will be based on Symbian OS 7.0s and Series 60 2.0).

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Old 30-08-2004, 08:33 PM
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Well i heard that 7.0s has just been released and my phone is over six months old or I am wrong about symbian 7.0s??? I really didnt have enough time to investigate but i only know that some phones have firmware 4.xx and mine has 3.43 or 41 or something. And i read that new phones will have Symbian 7.0s... Please explain this to me. Thanks

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Old 30-08-2004, 08:38 PM
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Symbian OS 7.0s was released by Symbian Ltd long (many months) before the first 6600 appeared for sale (after which Nokia took it and adapted for their phones, like the 6600).

In other words, all 6600's sold (every single one) have Symbian OS 7.0s regardless of what firmware version or language variant they have.

Or, to put it otherwise, all firmware versions for the 6600 are based on Symbian OS 7.0s.

This means your phone also has Symbian OS 7.0s as it is now.

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Old 30-08-2004, 08:46 PM
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Oh thanks man I feel a lot better now And will i get something better if i upgrade to newer firmware? Is it safe process?

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Old 30-08-2004, 08:55 PM
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You will get something newer that fixes issues found with older, previous releases. In most cases it means also better (in some cases it might mean new issues that the older version didn't have; that's the nature of complex software that is too difficult or costly or both to perfect).

However, if you don't experience any actual problems with the phone (i.e., it works OK for your needs), then the old adage "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" applies.

Anyway, it is reasonably safe, if you let a Nokia service center do it ( and if they mess up your phone for some reason, they should give you a new one ). Besides, to do it yourself, you need relatively expensive equipment and an illegal copy of firmware files.

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Old 30-08-2004, 09:18 PM
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Hehehhe u helped me a lot man BIG thanks. I was told about this forum only few days ago. I will visit it often from now on. I will try to be of some help too. Maybe i will just wait for the next major firmware release like 5.xx or something because phone works fine at the moment Thanks again. U helped me a lot

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5.27.sumthin is available already (at least in some countries..)

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