Offline flashing Nokia phone to update firmware to give new life to your mobile

Nokia care center charge about 250 rupees to flash your nokia mobile in case you get any problem in your mobile e.g. due to virus.

Even you can re-flash your mobile using your PC & following steps and you can save 250 rupees and time to visit Nokia CC.

If you want to downgrade your mobile firmware then read this article

Downgrade any Nokia Symbian firmware after upgrading to latest firmware

Disclaimer :
1. This article is for education purpose only.
2. I don’t being held responsible to anything can cause damage to your mobile phone. Try it on your own risk.
3. What you have done here can void your Nokia warranty.
If you okay with that disclaimer above let continue. This article well tested on XP SP2 and my Nokia N73.

Q & A :

Q : Why upgrade to the latest firmware needed ?
A : Because the latest firmware can solve a lot of bugs such as slow messaging, slow opening gallery, RAM issue, etc

Q : I have Nokia phone that still in warranty why must i follow your tutorial while i can upgrade in Nokia Center ?
A : You’re right. You don’t need this one. Please go to Nokia Center to upgrade your firmware free of charge.

Q : Why offline ? You can use online update with Nokia Software Updater (NSU).
A : Thats because i have a bad internet connection.
If download offline firmware from rapidshare failed i just re-download again and again,
BUT if download online update through NSU failed then your phone DEAD.

Q : I have N70 or N73 or another N-series. I want to upgrade to Music Edition or Internet Edition with the latest firmware. Is that possible ?
A : Yes. This is what i have done. Just follow this article.

Q : Where we can get latest firmware  ?
A : you can use Google to search or reply here to get direct link to your mobile’s firmware.Please tell your mobile model in reply.

Q : If flashing failed and my phone dead what should i do ?
A : Then you should read more careful my article. No i’m kidding, no worry about that.
You can flashing dead phone too.

Tools and Requirment :

1. Modern PC spec with XP installed
2. Nokia USB cable
3. Phoenix 2008 or later
4. Offline firmware for your Nokia type. Size vary 40 – 100 MB.
*. Check your current firmware by pressing *#0000# in your mobile phone. Write down in notepad

Reply here with your current firmware details to get direct link to your latest firmware.

Preparation : 
1. In your PC :
*. Create restore point through Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Name it ‘Before flashing’ click create.
*. Remove Nokia PC Suite, Nokia Software Updater, Nokia Care Suite, Nokia Modem Drivers, Nokia Connectivity Drivers through Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs, but DO NOT REMOVE PC Connectivity Solution and Windows – Nokia Modem.
Add/Remove programs
*. Restart your PC.
*. Do not connect your phone before installing Phoenix software.
*. Disable all antivirus, firewall, antispyware, antimalware etc.
*. Disable screen saver.
*. Check C:\Program files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\ If you have those folder in there delete all.

2. In your mobile phone :
*. Backup all your mobile phone content since all your data will be lost after flashing.
*. If you protect your memory card with password, then remove it.
*. Remove your memory card from your mobile phone.
*. Go to Tools -> Settings -> Security -> Phone and SIM.
Set Pin code request to Off.
Set Autolock period to None.
Set Lock code to default password which is 12345.
Set Lock if SIM changed to No.
*. Uninstall your mobile antivirus.
*. Charge your phone battery to at least 70% and keep charging. Although flashing takes only 7-10 minutes.

Begin Flashing :

1. Installing Phoenix Service Software 2008 or later :
*. First Extract the archive you have downloaded which contains Phoenix Service Software 2008 or later
*. Install the software. Be patient, it may take some minutes to install all the components.
*. Don’t run Phoenix software now.
*. Connect your Nokia handset to your pc with USB cable in PC Suite mode.
*. windows will start installing the connectivity drivers as soon as you connect the phone. Let it install completely.
If this process failed then you must be remove PC Connectivity Solution. But don’t worry we created restore point earlier remember. Restore your system and start remove Nokia component again but do not remove PC Connectivity Solution.

2. Installing Firmware Files From The Offline Package You Downloaded :
*. If your firmware file is in .rar format, first extract it using WinRar on desktop.
*. On desktop you will find .exe file of your firmware file.
*. Install the exe file. Do not change its path. It will install it to default location of C:\Program files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\
*. If you have downloaded a firmware File which Doesn’t have an autosetup, then just copy your Extracted folder Manually in the directory C:\Program files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\
*. Be sure you install updated firmware. You cannot downgrade your phone’s firmware in BB5 phones which includes all new Nokia phones including N-Series.
*. Phoenix allows downgrading but your phone doesn’t allow it as your phone has some special security built into it. So no use of trying it. You’ll get an error message.

3. Flashing Procedure (Updating to latest firmware version) :
*. Open Phoenix Service Software.
Phoenix Software
*. Connect your phone in PC Suite Mode.
*. In Phoenix, click File -> Manage Connections.
*. Now click New.
*. Now select the type of cable you are using. If you are using DKE-2, CA-53 [N-Series] cable, select USB.
*. Click Next. It will find your product and say FOUND. If it doesn’t find any, you can try changing your cable type by clicking Back.
*. Click Next and then Finish.
*. Now your cable type (USB) appears in the connection list. Select it. Click APPLY and then CLOSE.
*. Now select File -> Open Product.
*. A list of RM code will open. Select your phone’s RM code. Like RM-133 for Nokia N73 or RM-84 for Nokia N70 and other nokias with there corresponding Rm Types but choose the one which corresponds to your phone! Click OK. At this steps if you receive an error its okay. Just ignore it.
*. Now select File -> Scan Product.
*. Your phone’s firmware info will appear at the extreme bottom of the Phoenix window.
*. Now go to Flashing -> Firmware Update.
*. A window will open.
*. On that window click Browse button (the one with three dots)
*. A window will open with various products and various regions. Choose the region or country of your choice according to the language pack you want to install.
*. Click Ok.
*. Click Refurbish.
*. Now your actual flashing has started. Don’t touch your phone or press any button until the flashing has finished. Also don’t touch your data cable and your computer system. Remember dont Touch!
*. At the end Phoenix will tell you to remove your phone as the flashing has finished.
*. Now wait for your phone to reboot into latest firmware.
*. The flashing procedure takes 7-10 minutes

4. Flashing dead phones [Which show only white screen on startup] :
Note : You can install any firmware in dead phones whether it is latest and or the old one.
Note (Again) : You can make a deadphone if you want. Just unplug your cable while flashing.

*. The procedure is the same for flashing Dead phones.
*. Start Phoenix. Connect your phone with USB Cable (phone is off at this time).
*. Click File -> Open Product. Select your RM code from the window that appears. Click OK.
*. Click File -> Manage Connections. Select No Connection. Then APPLY and CLOSE.
*. Now straight away click Flashing -> Firmware Update.
*. A window will open. Click on Browse button [the one with 3 dots].
*. A window will open with various products and various regions. Choose the region or country of your choice according to the language pack you want to install.
*. Check the option “Dead Phone USB Flashing”.
*. Click Refurbish.
*. Flashing has started.
*. After some seconds flashing will pause asking you to turn your phone ON.
*. Press POWER button of your phone until backlight comes up. Remember not to remove your cable or even remove it accidently will switching on your phone!!
*. Flashing will proceed.
*. Your phone will automatically start when the flashing finishes. After finish you can safely remove your data cable from Phone. FINISHED!!!

5. If you want to install another update to your phone after some months, first remove the previous version you installed in C:\Program files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\
Delete all the contents of Products folder before installing a new firmware.

70 Responses to Offline flashing Nokia phone to update firmware to give new life to your mobile

  1. Ehis Evans January 29, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Is the latest update of Nokia E5 out? I want to know so that i can update mine. Thanks


  2. Sheetal February 1, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    my n73 me firmware:V 3.0705.1.0.31

    pls give links for Phoenix and latest firmware.


  3. Dr.MoonGarg February 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    N73 -1 (RM-133) ME 4.0839.42.2.1 v11 (APAC) (Music Edition) firmware


    • Mushtak February 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      N73-1 (RM-133) V3.0638.0.0.43 – (INTERNET EDITION) (APAC) Firmware


      • Dr.MoonGarg February 6, 2012 at 10:28 am #

        you can use N73 -1 (RM-133) ME 4.0839.42.2.1 v11 (APAC) (Music Edition) firmware… Only difference is that it have software to play music..
        if you need internet edition only then let me know


        • dharmveer March 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

          my phone has got virus problem :( wat to do ??


  4. Dr.MoonGarg February 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm #


  5. Mushtak February 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    N73-1 (RM-133) V3.0638.0.0.43 – (APAC) (Internet Edition) Firmware


  6. Anik February 14, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Pls i need firmware for nokia e6 symbian belle..


    • Dr.MoonGarg February 14, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      Give your old firmware details
      N73-1 (RM-133) V3.0638.0.0.43 – (INTERNET EDITION) (APAC) Firmware


  7. Bigboss1517 February 20, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    N73-12 (RM-133) V4.0850.43.0.1 12.12.2008


  8. savan February 22, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    i have nokia 5130c-2 RM-495 i tried reinstalling firmware using j.a.f flashing sftwre … i didn’t suceed…….u hve mentioned firmware updating procedure……can i reinstall my firmware?…..currently i hv V07.97 firmware…


    • Dr.MoonGarg February 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

      yaa.. u can use same procedure to re-install firmware


  9. rahul February 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    file not found


  10. rahul February 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    i try to update my nokia n73 (music edition) using nokia pc suite … fast download all file online .. then ask me restart phone .. but phone is not response me… after that i open my phone battery try to start phone but phone not response …. i send my phone to repair center… but he update my phone other( v 4.0850.43.0.1) version …. this firmware not working update ..
    this firmware version look very lazy, odd, one touch music key not working(other app start ) ….. i try to downgrade using phoenix .. and other app .. but not working……
    help me …


  11. Dr.MoonGarg February 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm #


    • March 13, 2012 at 7:48 am #

      please n73,
      v 4.0726.2.0.1

      give me link!


  12. anshadmld April 12, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    give me the link for linspirat in my 5530 xpressmusic


  13. Sunil May 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks for latest Phoenix service software


  14. neha June 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    how can i know the firmware of my nokia 5130 c2 mobile gives white screen on switching on


    • Dr.MoonGarg June 4, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      press *#0000# on your mobile


  15. sureandar June 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Nokia 5130c-2 Xpressmusic


  16. dr.shekhar June 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Nokia n73
    can i update and which firmware to use?


    • Dr.MoonGarg June 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      you will need RM-132 version..
      I will upload it if you want it??


  17. Andrew June 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    sir i have a nokia e5. RM-632 version. i tried flashing my phone n unfortunately things went wrong n now it dsnt even show white screen. it only vibrates when i press the power key. plzzz help me.


    • Dr.MoonGarg July 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      read part 4 of this article

      4. Flashing dead phones [Which show only white screen on startup] :


  18. rajan July 4, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    sir i have nokia 5130c2 XM my phone has dead and also not show white screen but when i connect it to phoenix a connection has produced but i can’t update it. i also hve its latest firmware. help me


  19. Joe July 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Dude i was using nokia c503 and when i was flashing firmware……neither firmware updated nor my phone started…..and now when i press the power button phone vibrates and nothing happens…now i’ve send it to nokia care…..pls tell me that will it be ok..and i will be using it again or it will never be ok…..can u pls send me a link of video in which flahing of firmware has been successful and how step by step an nokia C5-03 i’ll be really thankful to you pls help me…..


    • Dr.MoonGarg July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      go throw steps of

      4. Flashing dead phones [Which show only white screen on startup] :


  20. phanikumar July 26, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    hi bro iam using Nokia 5230 and Rm-588 and iam using windows 7 os on my PC ..
    there is no phoenix folder in my PC plz tel me how to upgrade to Anna 7.v firmware


  21. Phantom July 27, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Boss…. Can you give me v4.0839.42.2.1 arabic frimware (internet edition)link? I cant write arabic msg on my phone. My frimware is v4.0839.42.2.1 but no arabic. So I need arabic. Plz tell and send the link my email id
    [email protected]


    • Dr.MoonGarg August 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      you can use navifirm to download any language


  22. Dr.MoonGarg July 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    what is your mobile model?


  23. deepak August 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    can i flash nokia-e90 by this method


    • Dr.MoonGarg August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      any Symbian mobile can be flashed using this


  24. hamman August 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    i want to u[date the firmware of my nokia e5 but am afraid i already dowloade the nokia e5 recent firmware using navifirm i dowloade V091 euro and am not in euro is it compatible?


    • Dr.MoonGarg August 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      your RM-XXX no. should match..
      country can be different..
      if you select different country then you will get country specific content like ring tone, wall paper, map etc.


  25. leo August 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    where to get 5220 rm411 firmware??plzzz help.


  26. agnel September 9, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    hey bro i got 5130c-2 expres music whch is dead now. Specifications rm-495 product code-0577793. I got some firmware files bt whn i try to select product code in phoenix it say error signature file not found. Where to get firmware total files n can i update to latest firmware v 9.97. Give me link. Thnks.


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      firmware try this

      5130 rm 495 7.97

      flash with old firmware and then use nokia pc suite to update firware


      • agnel September 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

        sir, as per ur guide i succed in getng my phn alive. Thnks 4 tht. Nw m gettng problem tht m getting batery backup only for 5hrs (standby mode) i used many bateries those works in other phone perfect. Now what could be the problem hardware or software? My phone id was0577793 and i flashed with version 7.97 id 0571965. Coz it was only firmware for my reagon lang. Hindi. Plz help. Tnks n wht do u mean by flash with old firmware


        • Dr.MoonGarg September 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

          nice moment to hear that my article is helping people :)

          low battery backup is mostly due to firmware or application installed..
          Which applications you have installed?
          is your data connection on always??
          is wifi on always??


          • Agnel September 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

            Sir, my mobile phn is 5130 whose product code was 0577793 and firmware version was v7.91(guessing not sure. Such info found on net) now whn i got prblm with phn. I used ur guide and updates my firnware(v 7.97 latest, but i couldnt get my product code 0577793 so i chose another product code for hindi lang support. Using navifirm) now since i have u updated my firmware m getting problem of battery backup. Have no wifi n data conection is setted for when needed. Have not installed any app yet. How can i install previous firmware on my phn? Plz help. Thnks.


          • Dr.MoonGarg September 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

            I have written a article for you to downgrade your firmware.
            You can read it here



        • Dr.MoonGarg September 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

          old firmware mean that if 7.97 is old firmware then you can use nokia suit to update to latest


  27. Shin Kvt September 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    dude i am using Nokia 5130c-2
    Type: RM 495
    CODE: 0591480
    FCC ID: QTLRM-495
    IMEI: 359371/03/926445/4
    IC: 661ab-RM495
    brother can you pls suggest me a link to download latest firmware files for my cellphone as well as latest phoenix software…..
    help me pls bro….
    and thanks in advance


  28. Shin kvt September 15, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Dr.MoonGarg it shows the error “No file exists at the address” when i try to download the software
    pls give me a link which work
    I will be very thankfull to you….


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 15, 2012 at 10:54 am #

      both links are working well.. try again


  29. Markkyboy September 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Brilliant guide! Thanks a lot!
    No matter where I put my firmware files, Phoenix would not see them. I tried 2 different PC’s, one running XP, the other Windows 7 x64. No luck with either until I found this guide, I followed it and suddenly Phoenix could see my chosen firmware, flashed without a hitch!
    Rep +1


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      I am happy to hear that this article solved your problem :)


  30. Shin kvt September 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    while attending the process again and agian i get error msg
    ” The flashing failed. Do you want to retry the flashing?

    HRESULT 0x8401f141 (-2080247487)

    Flash: Boot rom was not detected after phone boot up. Unable to start flashing. ”

    pls guide me what shoud i do…..and what the “boot rom” indicates


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

      is your mobile dead now or working??

      if it is working then first hard reset it.

      if it is dead then

      try phoneix with dead flash mode
      choose refurbish


  31. Shin kvt September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    it is dead i had already choosen dead flash mode option
    but after few seconds a dialog box appears which shows
    ” The flashing failed. Do you want to retry the flashing?
    HRESULT 0x8401f141 (-2080247487)
    Flash: Boot rom was not detected after phone boot up. Unable to start flashing. ”
    pls tell me what the hell is going wrong with the process…… :(


  32. Shin kvt September 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    is their hardware problem or anything else
    once i gave my cellphone to repairing shope.he just added jumper to the circuite of my cellphone..
    should i remove the jumper and then try again
    What you say what should i do….?????


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Boot rom was not detected after phone boot up –
      according to this error it look like that your mobile’s ROM defect !!
      have you tried 3 key combination hard reset method??


  33. Shin kvt September 21, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    no,sir…. pls tell me whats that and how could i make it happen…..


    • Dr.MoonGarg September 21, 2012 at 9:33 am #

      Hard Reset Nokia N8, Nokia C7 , Nokia E7 and other Symbian ^3 or Anna at Boot-up

      Press and hold the Menu key, the Camera and the Volume Down button then the Power key together


      Hard Reset Nokia N97 at Boot-up

      Hold the Left Shift key, the Space Bar and the Back key then the Power key simultaneously


      Hard Reset Nokia 5800 at Boot-up

      Hold the Green and Red call keys, the Camera capture key and then the Power key at the same time


      Other Nokia Phones such as Nokia E5, N95, N81, N73, E65, E51, E55

      Press and hold the * button, 3, Call key and Power button simultaneously

      - Hold above key combination until the device asks for your location


  34. Kaustubh September 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Hi. I’m using Nokia 5130 which keeps dying once a month n i was looking how to install firmware so i can do it on my own. I came through this article n im glad to read this. but im hesistating a little to use it. ive windows 7 ultimate x64bit on my pc. will pheonix work on it?? and also, please upload a link to the flash file of nokia 5130 RM 495, red, english. i would be really grateful for your help and will prefer your blog to my friends if it works out for me, help for help bro :) u can contact mr on [email protected] if u want. thanks doc


  35. Fakhrul January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    I decided to update software of my nokia N73, When, update is running, the data cable was disconnected and set hank up. I open battery and try to boot up. But everything was finished. it didn’t turn off even a single beep of light.

    What should i do now?


    • Dr.MoonGarg January 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      try to flash as dead phone


  36. Rahul February 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Nokia N73
    Type RM-132
    Model N73-5
    Code 0554355
    Version 4.0738.3.1.1

    I tried downloading offline firmware but my variant (product code) does not appear in NaviFirm Plus.
    Please help


  37. NITESH February 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    v 4.0738.3.1.1
    NOKIA N73 5 (23)



  38. Amish April 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    WhatsApp Application did not run. There is error coming that too old your phone. What should we do ? And There is any Latest Version for Nokia N73 Music Edition?

    My Firmware is

    V 4.0839.42.2.1
    Nokia N73 (12)

    Plz give solution.


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