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

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:16 PM
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The N96 updates keep coming...

Generic unlocked Nokia N96 owners (RM-247) can now update their firmware to v11.018 (from v10) at last. Thought you might want to know. And word on the street is that there's a v12.035 update out for some product codes.... let's hope these fixes will all be painless and data-loss-free!

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All data was preserved here, including apps. Although just before the update, the N96 was refusing to play any music, locked in a 'Searching for music' loop. And it's still doing it.... Hey ho, onto v12 in a few days' time?

My gut feeling is that the N96 shows lots of potential but is still too buggy for day to day use. At least for me. The N95 took a year to get right, the N95 8GB six months. Maybe 3 months will see the N96 sparkling?
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...the N96 shows lots of potential but is still too buggy for day to day use.
Hear, hear. Worth sticking with though. Incidentally I've got the v11.101 by changing the product code, as I think I said somewhere else in the forums. But it's still terribly, terribly slow at routine tasks - I wondered if it was the MicroSD read that was doing it so tried with it out, but just the same. I can wait if it matures like the N95 did. Let's hope you're right.

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v11 is still not out for my UK sim free version with code 0573063, i was all excited b/c i thought it would be lol
any way i'll just get back in line and hope to get it soon it can.t be long now
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Following a rumour I read earlier on the web, I tried, using both FOTA, and NSU, and V11 is the latest for the trial N96 I have at the moment.

Cheers for the heads up though Steve.

EDIT - Checked your article, it is indeed the same rumour. I followed the source Steve, and it leads to a site(known for cracked/warez) with an .exe file hosted on rapidshare.

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:33 PM
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Question Fota

In theory...what will happen if he connection interrupted & firmware update "FOTA" discontinued?..i have an unstable WLAN connection...the device will be managed by Nokia Service Centre like the NSU updating problems or everything remain normal "without updating off coarse".
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In theory...what will happen if he connection interrupted & firmware update "FOTA" discontinued?..i have an unstable WLAN connection...the device will be managed by Nokia Service Centre like the NSU updating problems or everything remain normal "without updating off coarse".
i dont know for certain but i assume it downloads the update before installing it,so if downloading is interrupted by bad connection it just wont update until you reconnect and get the full update so i think ppl need not worry about bricking phones with FOTA updates
i'm sure some one will confirm my theory one way or another
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It will continue following reconnection. It uses Red bend technology, and a recent video demonstration post on here showed the guy actually removing the battery of the device mid updating, and upon putting the battery, it continued to update without any problems.

Check the link below..

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/media..._Bend_FOTA.php

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Hey Steve,

On topic, but different phone. Have you heard any rumors about an upgrade coming for the N85? Great phone but it needs an upgrade badly. Nothing major, just some basic things.

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I could ask the same about the N81 8GB, been stuck on V11 for an age now :(

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i just got a text message from nokia the update is available from today for the Uk sim Free version i posted about yesterday

EDIT: nokia lied to me i just did a check theres no update ,why did they send me a text saying new update available with link lol
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:21 PM
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Cheers for the heads up. i will check my N96 periodically.

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i just got a text message from nokia the update is available from today for the Uk sim Free version i posted about yesterday

EDIT: nokia lied to me i just did a check theres no update ,why did they send me a text saying new update available with link lol
Did it just say there was newer firmware available? If so, it may of been a belated message regarding V11.101.

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i think it was on about v11 b/c it's not out for all phones yet
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Just an update, V12 is not available yet to me, here in Finland.
 

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