Before we start, there are some FAQ that you might want to know before proceed to update your firmware. FAQ
- What is firmware?
Firmware is the program that run and control your phone. Without firmware, your phone is just like a car without a driver.
- Why do i need to update my firmware?
No product in this world is perfect. There are bugs and problems of phone that only be discover by phone user after the phone had released. Nokia is getting feedback from users and try to fix the problems. So every time they fix and improve the phone, they will release new firmware for user to update it. Update firmware is just like updating your windows.
- Will my data in the phone loss after firmware update?
Yes, your data will be loss. So make sure you do all your backup before firmware update.
- Will my phone continues to support my native language after firmware update?
For those who buy Original N73, it is more likely your phone will remain the same support of language. For those who buy AP phone (Referring to Hand Phone set that is not imported by Authorized Distributor respectively), you might loss support of your native language. But no fear, it is just matter of changing product code. Included in the tutorial.
- Can i change my N73 firmware to N73 Music Edition or N73 Internet Edition?
Yes, you can. It is only the matter of changing the product code. Included in the tutorial.
- What do I gain from firmware update?
Your phone will be much better after firmware update, faster, improve camera, fix bugs, improve sound..etc. The main aim of this tutorial is to teach you to update firmware yourselves at home for free. Of course you can send your phone to any phone shop for update but it might cause you some money.
- What if i fail during the process of firmware update?
This might be cause by improper procedure or electric blackout during updating the firmware. Your phone might not be working if the update fail (unlikely to happen). If this really happen, consider yourselves as the unlucky one, take your phone to nearest Nokia Service Centre, they will flash the firmware for you. Your phone will back to life in no time.