Note that by proceeding with the upgrade in the manner described hereafter you will void the warranty on your handset and you may lose some operator-specific functions. One method they have of protecting them is by installing customized firmware into the phones that they provide to their subscribers.
Firmware is the software embedded in the handset that defines things like the phone's menus and other things like pre-defined media (images, music clips, videos etc.), and basically makes the phone "work".
To ensure that DRM-protected content will work after the software update, please follow these recommendations.
Downloading the Nokia Software Updater installation package takes approximately 5 minutes over broadband.
Installation takes another 2 minutes, plus potential PC restart time.
Memory card backup takes approximately 2 minutes and updates take approximately 20 minutes.
For example, at the time of writing this, the latest version of the firmware for T-Mobile's N95 is v14.0.001 while the vanilla version available now is v21.0.016.
The product code is the code that identifies the model of the phone, the network that provided it and the region in which it was sold (in order to have the correct languages installed).
In fact, it comes along with several useful features to enhance your mobile experience.
Updating the software on your phone is just as important as updating applications on your computer.
In some cases, depending on the producer, dedicated tools are rolled out for this purpose alone: to scan your phone’s operating system and update all existing software applications.
If you have any change log info you can share with us, we'd love to hear from you!
The venerable Nokia N95 (including US varient), N958GB, and the mighty N82 have all received updates to V35!