Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Simple Guide to Update Your Nokia 5230 Firmware

Mobile phone firmware means the OS (operating system) of the cellphone with certain applications pre-installed. The firmware is saved in the cell's ROM (learn only memory). The firmware will be of various dimension for different phones for eg 50mb for Nokia N70 and one hundred twenty mb for Nokia 5230. At any time when a new cellphone is released it's hardware could also be finalised however there could also be quite a lot of issues to the software which may not come out in the course of the preliminary testing and only be realised once the telephone enters the market.

Usually the issues may be as a result of bundled apps, which might be solved in newer versions. There might be performance issues i.e, telephone's hardware cannot handle the load that OS takes to run on and functions these may also be dealt with by optimising the firmware for the OS. The phone can even show instability that's the cellphone restarts or will get switched off with no reason. This is because of the OS not being fully complete.

New features get added to the telephone with up to date firmware. Additionally updating your firmware is advisable for utility compatibility and to scale back safety risks.

Earlier updating firmware was one thing like for the geeky but now Nokia with a set of tools it supplies makes it very simple. So there are three ways to update your Nokia 5230:

1. Giving the telephone to customer care.
2. Updating using Instruments provided by Nokia.
3. FOTA (firmware over the air) update.

The primary one is the best option if your cellphone is under the 12 month warranty period. Giving it to the Nokia care centres is free through the warranty however it might value you as soon as the guarantee is over.

Nokia offers Nokia software program Updater and in addition Ovi suite which can be used replace your phone. I like to recommend Ovi suite as there's bug with Nokia software program updater and in addition Ovi suite supports app updates separately. Simply go to instruments, software update and let the Ovi suite verify for updates. Once the replace is discovered click on set up and observe the on display screen instructions.

Note: backup all of your information, be certain that your battery is absolutely charged.

Nokia with it's newer telephones launched FOTA. Type *0000, select options, and then press check for updates. The telephone connects to Nokia replace server and if update is found it is going to prompt to obtain and install. The main advantage of FOTA is that no laptop is needed and the updates will solely be of small sizes 10mb.


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