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    How To Flash Nokia Phones Using Your Computer

    How you can flash your Nokia mobile phone or firmware update using just a usb cable without any flashing box like  Cyclone , JAF and the rest of them. All you need are : Two softwares , a usb cord and an internet connection.
    We often hear about “flashing mobile phones” without knowing what it actually means. The word  " Flashing a phone " means when you re-install the  phone’s firmware files, re-installing operating OS of the phone. When the operating system files of a phone are corrupt due to virus attack ,  incompatible applications respectively , flashing might be the only solution when  factory restore settings doesn’t work. In a related development, flashing a phone  can also be used to  install a cracked firmware, “wake” a dead phone and update the firmware to latest version.

    It should be noted that flashing a phone shouldn’t be done just for fun as it has its advantages  and it  dangerous at the same time. Thus flashing a phone can wake a dead phone but also flashing a working phone can kill it!
    You should also note that you may lose any warranty you are entitled to when you flash a contract phone such as phones on T-mobile prepaid phone plans since this may not sit well with your operator.








    ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING :
    You need the following for you To flash your phone through usb :
    i. Navifirm – This will be use to download the phone’s firmware

    ii. Phoenix Service Suite

    iii.  A good USB cable

    iv. Nokia PC suite

    1. Install Phoenix. The first step is the installation of Phoenix but this might take a pretty long time if you’re using a slow computer.

    2. The next step is the  Running of Navifirm but you must  have a working internet connection before doing this. Therefore connects to the internet and loads all available Nokia phones firmwares. This might  takes a long time and requires a steady internet connection so you need some patience here too.

    3. Ensure that the battery of your phone is charged to at least 50% though flashing should take less than ten minutes.
    4.Navigate and Select your phone type under Products.  You can locate this on the phone just beneath the battery. For example, N97′s product type is RM-133 for N73 , RM-596 for Nokia N8 and RM-505. (You can as well check THE Products of your phone  by dialling *#0000# in standby.)
    5. Wait till it loads Completely And It Will Display Available Update Versions. 

    6. Once it loads  its Variants, select your desired product code that you desired in the drop down. check below battery to find original product codes.

    7. Now highlight all the files and download. Choose Download with IDM)) (Internet Download Manager) if you have IDM installed it. Otherwise download with default Download with program and choose the destination folder.

    8. Navigate to "C:/Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products" and  a folder should be created with the name as your phone product type.
    For example, for Nokia N97, the folder will be named RM-505
    Downloaded firmware files will be store at """"C:/Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products/RM-505"""...

    9. Now run PHOENIX and your mobile phone should be connected  in PC Suite mode.  Skip  step 10 -  14 If phoenix detects your phone automatically.

    10. In Phoenix, click File > Manage Connections > New.

    11. Now select the  cable type you are using. If you are using DKE-2, Micro USB cable, CA-53, select USB.

    12. Click Next. It will locate your product and say FOUND. If it doesn’t find any,  changing your cable type by clicking Back.

    13. Click Next and then Finish.

    14. Now your cable type (USB) appears in the connection drop down. Select and Click on APPLY after which you CLOSE win.

    15. Now select File > Open Product.

    16. A list of RM codes will open. Select Device :"RM" code"".

    17. Now select File > Scan Product.

    18. The firmware info of your Phone will appear at the extreme bottom of the Phoenix Service Software window.

    19. Now select Flashing > Update Firmware. Now Phoenix will automate and load firmware files we talked about in step 8. If it doesn’t, make sure the directory is named accordingly and please go over step 8 again.

    20. If everything up to step 20 goes well, select “Refurbish”, wait until the “Successful” dialog box appear (DO NOT touch or disconnect phone from USB until process is complete) . OK it and Phone will reboot and reconnect.

    FLASHING /FIRMWARE UPDATE A DEAD PHONE WITH PHOENIX


    The procedure is almost same as explained above but with a slight differences.
    1 Start Phoenix. and  your phone should be connected through USB Cable (the phone is off since we are flashing a dead phone )

    ii. Click File > Open Product. Select the code  of your RM from. Click OK.

    iii. Click File > >Manage Connections. CLick No Connection. Apply then close

    iv. Select Flashing >>> Update Firmware""""..

    v. Choose option >>> "Dead" Phone USB Flashing>>

    vi. Select Refurbish to commence flashing

    vii. Flashing will pause asking you to turn on your phone after sometime.

    viii Hold down Power Until Backlight Appears.

    ix. Device Flashing is still on-going Once Flashing Is Completed Your Phone Will Automatically Come On.


    Q.E.D GOOD LUCK


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