Nokia N95 Firmware Upgrade

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I was excited. A brand new firmware was available for my phone – taking it from 20.0.016 to 30.0.18. Improvements include…

Nokia Maps 2.0 built-in.
Full N-Gage client.
Nokia Search 4.0 with Google plug-in.
Share online 3.0.
Enablers for Comes With Music.
Download! application updated (v 3.1.50)
Upgrade to Music Player.
Update for Flash Lite 3 (improved viewing of sites like YouTube)
Current consumption improvements (for e.g. WLAN scanning)
New baseline for VoIP (with significant error corrections)
On the desktop there is “share online” option, under WLAN scan.
Added 5th theme, dark one.
BUILT-IN AUTOROTATE. works fine!(You will need to activate it in the settings as it’s left off by default. The setting can be found in Settings>general>personalisation>display>rotate screen.)
Renewed standard icons (some are changed, some – just got smaller)
Some camera improvements. Colours of the picture are closer to original

What was there not to like? So I ran the Software Installer and it warned me to backup up my phone. Yea, ok. It was backed up a few days ago but I wasn’t too worried – accidental wiping off the phone is rare.

So off it goes… it takes about half an hour.

I was then presented with…  a request for country, date and time information. This wasn’t looking good. Sure enough, every thing was back to the base install and my personalisations were missing. Arse.

Thank god for that backup. That backup I made just before I had a tidy up of where my backups were being stored, etc. Yes, that’s right – it was now missing.

I found a backup from a month ago on my work laptop so I restored that. It would appear that the files on the 8GB build-in memory were fine, so they were bang up to date. A swift run of GooSync and Nokia Sync put contacts, events, etc, back too. Still, there’s a lot of tinkering to do to get it back to how it was (if it’s possible – I’ve certainly lost some saved SMS’).

So, moral of this story… backup! Regularly!

Which I’m now doing as I write this. And that reminds me of something else – when I came to use the Nokia Content Copier it complained that..

The connected Nokia device does not have multimedia support installed. Multimedia messages cannot be backed up. View Help to find instructions on how to install the support plug-in.

A quick Google found the answer – you need to re-connect the phone using the “Get Connected Wizard” softwate. This re-installs the required software to the phone.

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  1. The phone has never been the same since. A lot of the applications were missing from the screens but could be found in the Application Manager. In most cases a re-install sorted that out but others remain in hiding no matter what.

    Oh, and everytime I boot the phone it attempts to install some apps which then fails. It doesn’t say which ones and I don’t know how to cancel this.

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