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Old 11-12-2008, 07:31 PM
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N96 Firmware Update to PR1.2

Although there are already several threads about the PR1.2 firmware update, some of them contained rumors prior to the release. So hopefully this new thread will be useful info.

1) What is PR1.2 for the N96?

PR1.2 is the latest firmware release for the N96. Its actual software version number is 12.043.
Note:
PR1.0 (10.065) is what the N96 originally shipped with.
PR1.1 (11.018 /11.101) was the first firmware upgrade, that became available about 4 weeks later.

The improvements in PR1.2 according to Nokia are:
  • Application stability improvements
  • Image quality improvements (with fixes for color haziness and motion blur that appeared under certain conditions)
  • Uninterrupted viewing/recording of videos (device autolock no longer locks the device while viewing or recording videos)
  • Improved Bluetooth interoperability
  • Compatibility with Nokia Email service (application available as separate download)

There are numerous other improvements in this release, most of them for better compatibility with operator services.

Although there are no major new features, this upgrade is highly recommended. Many early adopters of the release also report improved performance (mostly due to improvements in background scanning for new media files).

2) Is this firmware upgrade available for my phone?

You can find out what software your phone runs by typing *#0000# from the home screen. You will get a screen with the device manager which tells you your software release. See above for the version numbers.

Whether there is a software update available for your phone depends on your specific country and operator variant. If you see the message "no upgrade available for your device", then most likely it is because your operator has not yet approved the new firmware. If you bought your N96 unbranded (not from an operator), then it could still take a few extra days until certain country specific variants are available for upgrade. Check responses to this thread for a listing of product codes for which this update is available.

You can check availability from this web site: www.nokia.com/softwareupdate >> then click on "Can I update?". Enter the product code found on the type label sticker under the battery of your phone and the site will tell you whether an update is available.

3) Backing up your data

The N96 does not lose the user data (installed software; settings; etc) when you perform an update, but as a precaution, you should make a backup just in case. It is also important to keep your N-Gage games activation codes, plus licenses for any downloadable software, music and video.

4) Option A for updating: over the air with FOTA

The N96 supports Firmware Update Over The Air (FOTA), which means you can wirelessly download the update directly to the device, using your 3G connection or WLAN. I recommend WLAN to avoid operator charges, but some operators seem to waive any data charges for FOTA, especially when they "push" the update to you. I find this method of updating the software a whole lot more convenient than using the PC.

Before you start, make sure that you have enough battery charge, or plug the device into a charger. Then type *#0000# on the home screen, and select (Left Softkey) Options --> Check for Update. From then on, follow the prompts.

5) Option B for updating: via Nokia Software Updater on your PC

If you have an older version of Nokia Software Updater on your PC, uninstall it. Get the latest from www.nokia.com/softwareupdate.

Connect your N96 to the USB port of your PC. I am using the CA-126 cable that charges at the same time... otherwise plug it into a charger!

Hope this helps!

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Old 16-12-2008, 12:59 AM
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anybody know the difference between 12.035 and 12.043?

im thinking of getting this
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Old 17-12-2008, 08:03 PM
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anybody know the difference between 12.035 and 12.043?

im thinking of getting this
12.035 must have been a pre-released software build. Nothing official. Recommend to get 12.043.

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Old 17-12-2008, 08:16 PM
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At this point, all generic variants should be supported. A list below.
Again for a country or operator variant, check the links provided in the first post of this thread.

FRANCE 0543712
UK, IRELAND 0568238
EURO 1 0543713
SPAIN 0554452
ALPS 0543714
SCANDINAVIA 0543715
EURO 2 0543716
EURO 3 0543717
BALTIAN 0543718
BALKANS 0543719
GREECE, CYPRUS 0543720
TURKEY 0543721
RUSSIA/BELARUS 0543722
MOLDOVA 0543723
UKRAINE 0543724
CIS 0543725
BULGARIA and ROMANIA 0556600
ISRAEL 0543726
ARABIC1 0567372
KSA 0567373
LEVANT 0567374
ARABIC2 0543727
NORTH AFRICA 0543728
URDU 0543730
FARSI 0543731
UAE 0554269
ALGERIA 0567375
SSA Multi 0567380
SSA-PT 0554453
SSA-French 0554268
SSA-10 0568664
SSA-11 0568663
SSA1 0543729
HONG KONG 0543557
TAIWAN 0543694
INDONESIA 0543696
SINGAPORE 0543695
MALAYSIA 0556527
VIETNAM 0554451
THAILAND 0543697
AUSTRALIA 0543698
NEW ZEALAND 0543699
CAMBODIA 0558618
INDIA 0543700
BPA 0543701
Bangladesh 0562076
PHILIPPINES 0543704

RM-297

China GSM 0543711

RM-472

AUSTRALIA 0566404
US 0565998
LTA 0565999
Brazil 0566000
Brazil 0543707

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Old 23-12-2008, 05:19 PM
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At this point, all generic variants should be supported. A list below.
Again for a country or operator variant, check the links provided in the first post of this thread.

FRANCE 0543712
UK, IRELAND 0568238
EURO 1 0543713
SPAIN 0554452
ALPS 0543714
SCANDINAVIA 0543715
EURO 2 0543716
EURO 3 0543717
BALTIAN 0543718
BALKANS 0543719
GREECE, CYPRUS 0543720
TURKEY 0543721
RUSSIA/BELARUS 0543722
MOLDOVA 0543723
UKRAINE 0543724
CIS 0543725
BULGARIA and ROMANIA 0556600
ISRAEL 0543726
ARABIC1 0567372
KSA 0567373
LEVANT 0567374
ARABIC2 0543727
NORTH AFRICA 0543728
URDU 0543730
FARSI 0543731
UAE 0554269
ALGERIA 0567375
SSA Multi 0567380
SSA-PT 0554453
SSA-French 0554268
SSA-10 0568664
SSA-11 0568663
SSA1 0543729
HONG KONG 0543557
TAIWAN 0543694
INDONESIA 0543696
SINGAPORE 0543695
MALAYSIA 0556527
VIETNAM 0554451
THAILAND 0543697
AUSTRALIA 0543698
NEW ZEALAND 0543699
CAMBODIA 0558618
INDIA 0543700
BPA 0543701
Bangladesh 0562076
PHILIPPINES 0543704

RM-297

China GSM 0543711

RM-472

AUSTRALIA 0566404
US 0565998
LTA 0565999
Brazil 0566000
Brazil 0543707
Where did you get those rm-472 codes, i couldn't update with them on my n96 nam

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Old 27-12-2008, 11:37 PM
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Where did you get those rm-472 codes, i couldn't update with them on my n96 nam
They are from customer support information.

Does your N96 NAM have the code 0565998 ? What software do you have currently? How do you update - with PC or directly using FOTA?

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Old 28-12-2008, 02:01 AM
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They are from customer support information.

Does your N96 NAM have the code 0565998 ? What software do you have currently? How do you update - with PC or directly using FOTA?
original: 0570666 11.018 i used nss and then update with PC using NSU

There appear the update available but when i updates it gaves me an error and it says to try again all the time

Last edited by flotron; 28-12-2008 at 08:36 PM.

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Working now, it's seems that was a problem with my pc
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My NAM N96 says it has a product code # 0570666, under Device Manager it says RM-472 for Type. I try to update software and software updater tells me my 11.018 is up to date. I am confused. If I have a NAM n96 and the NAM software update is available, why is it not available for my phone?
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you must change your product code
 

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