How to Update Your Nokia Phone Firmware/Operating System

This is an official Nokia program and should cause no harm to your phone if you follow this instructions properly.
Update via PC:

Follow these step-by-step instructions to update your phone software, also known as firmware, for your Nokia phone.

Step 1/5: Get Started
Before you start, make sure you have met these requirements:
To install and run Nokia Software Updater application:
* PC with 1GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor
* At least 256 MB of RAM (memory)
* Windows 2000 (SP4 or later) or Windows XP (SP1 or SP2)
* Administration rights on the PC while installing
* Internet connection

To connect your phone to a PC:
* Fully charged, compatible Nokia phone
* Compatible Nokia USB connection cable
* Compatible USB port on your PC

Step 2/5: Back-up data
Personal data such as contacts, photos and messages stored in the phone memory will be deleted during phone software update. It is strongly recommended that you backup this data to your memory card before updating your phone software.
To backup to your memory card:
1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
2. select Options > Backup phone memory.
To restore info to phone memory:
1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
2. select Options > Restore from card

Step 3/5: Download Nokia Software Updater
Download the Nokia Software Updater installation file below.

Click here to download the software

Step 4/5: Install Nokia Software Updater
Click the Nokia Software Updater Setup icon (saved on your desktop or in another specified folder) to open the install wizard, which will guide you through the installation process.
After installing you can update your phone software.

Step 5/5: Check for firmware updates
Connect your phone to your PC via Nokia cable.
The Nokia Software Updater will guide you through the phone software update process.
Repeat Step 5 every time you check for phone software updates.


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