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Nokia N96 firmware updated to v20.050

Nokia has recently made available a major firmware update for the Nokia N96 handset. The new firmware, version 20.050, improves email support (including an email shortcut on the homescreen), adds personalisation settings for Audio Themes, slide handling and slide show wallpaper. There also improvements to WiFi support, camera image quality, Flash Lite video support and more. The firmware can be updated over the air or via Nokia Software updater. Read on for more details and screenshots.

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:45 PM
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So even the N96 gets an update to version 20, but the N85 and N79 are all but forgotten:(, I'd say it's unfair, but maybe Nokia have a reason for this (financial perhaps). Anyway, it's good to see they still care about the N96, maybe it can finally live up to it's potential.

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Unregistered, the N96 came out some time before the N85 and N79, so it's pretty natural for the N96 to get an update first.

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Old 06-05-2009, 08:25 PM
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N96 update done! Letīs wait and see if it make some improvements, on, a until now, poor, very poor phone... with good screen. I hope, because the flagship of Nokia itīs one of the weakest phones

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Old 06-05-2009, 10:51 PM
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So far so good, my N96 is a different device now, it feels much more responsive in all areas of operation and much more stable. Getting connected to Wifi is now painless which was previously a problem for me. I would go as far to say that it is now a pleasant device to use! (Given the limitations of the small screen and no qwerty)

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just curious to know as I am looking to get a secondhand N96 off eBay, is the device operating much faster now? i.e. is it more responsive and operation speed much faster, just like the N78 and N81 had from their updates to v11/v12 to v20/v21?

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wow after updating it feels like i have a brand new device for free , its feels so different it hards to put into words.
If the n96 was like this 9 moths ago on release ihave the feeling its reputation would not have been half as damaged
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n96 firmware update

It looks another phone indeed but bluetooth streaming still bad. It gets interrupting every 4 to 5 sec. Why did they forgot this? It is important, very important. I for one own a BH-601 nokia headset but i can't use it. Why did they forgot this? Have you people any idea how long it is gonna take until the next firmware update? If any! An eternity ! Damn!

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I agree, it's like having a new phone. There was a heart-stopping moment during updating when Nokia Updater lost connection with the phone and told me to take the battery out and put it back again before reconnecting, but other than that it went smoothly.

In addition to what others have already said, partiuularly the improved responsiveness of the interface which I have experienced too, a few more observations from me:

- The old version of Nokia E-Mail that comes with the new firmware is dog slow, I definitely recommend updating to the latest version from Beta Labs.

- There is a new theme called "N96_special_edition" which is quite good, but there are better 3rd party themes available. It has a new blue/yellow background pattern and some new folder icons but that's about it, I think.

- Nokia Search is so much faster than before. It could still be faster, but it's gone from "make a cup of tea whilst loading" to being quite acceptable.

- My N96 now makes a "swoosh" noise when I slide it. Not sure whether I like it, but it can be turned off.

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My N96 is Euro1 but is not able to be updated, what product code can I use to update this mobile?

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:25 AM
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My N96 is Euro1 but is not able to be updated, what product code can I use to update this mobile?
Mine itīs also an EURO1 device, and I made the upgrade by FOTA without any problem.
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Cannot update

I have a N96 RM-247 but when i try to update over the air i get the message " No Updates Available"
Any help would be great.

Thanks

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Old 07-05-2009, 09:47 AM
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My custom version is 12.043.249.4 on Euro1, have tried several times but with no success. Any advice please.

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Old 07-05-2009, 01:40 PM
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Upgraded no problem on my Euro1

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I have just tried the update and lost connection as well for some reason. When I followed the on screen instructions the update did not continue and could not detect the phone. I now have what looks like a N96 paper weight.

Any advice anyone - please!

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