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Old 14-04-2008, 04:34 AM
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Is it really vital to update N95 Firmware? Come up with your views!

Is it really important to update N95 all the time to the latest firmware version?
What have those gained who updated to latest version, and what have those lost who are using the previous versions.

Is it really worth considering to update N95 while taking into account all the risks of phone turning into brick during process, non-functionality of all the previously installed 3rd Party software, and many more complications?

Does the new software really bring about dramatic changes to the N95 stability, start-up timings of the Java applications, improved menu structure, battery life etc. The presence of Flash Lite 3 may not be the key factor in updating N95.

What are the main plus points for N95 users to update their phones and
what are the main negative points that they should not go to update.

Please take part to discuss your good/ bad experiences in this regard in order to make other N95 users clear as to what should be done.

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Old 14-04-2008, 08:05 AM
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I've updated my N95-1 3 times and my N95-2 3 times and I've never once experienced the 'brick' syndrome, simply because I followed the instructions correctly. As to the benefits, other posts re updating speak for themselves. You gain a more stable phone together with the latest updates from Nokia so it must be good. I now have auto rotation on my N95-2 without the hassle of Symbian signing with rotateme. That in itself to me is worth the update.

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Old 14-04-2008, 08:48 AM
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Is it really important to update N95 all the time to the latest firmware version?
What have those gained who updated to latest version, and what have those lost who are using the previous versions.

Is it really worth considering to update N95 while taking into account all the risks of phone turning into brick during process, non-functionality of all the previously installed 3rd Party software, and many more complications?

Does the new software really bring about dramatic changes to the N95 stability, start-up timings of the Java applications, improved menu structure, battery life etc. The presence of Flash Lite 3 may not be the key factor in updating N95.

What are the main plus points for N95 users to update their phones and
what are the main negative points that they should not go to update.

Please take part to discuss your good/ bad experiences in this regard in order to make other N95 users clear as to what should be done.

Regards

Ejaz
All the benefits of updating firmware are well documented and surely a search will find them all without another discussion on the subject?
The bottom line is that if you do it correctly then yes it's worth it!
But, if you feel unsure in any way then get a service centre to do it for you.
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Old 14-04-2008, 09:42 AM
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I've updated my N95-1 3 times and my N95-2 3 times and I've never once experienced the 'brick' syndrome, simply because I followed the instructions correctly. As to the benefits, other posts re updating speak for themselves. You gain a more stable phone together with the latest updates from Nokia so it must be good. I now have auto rotation on my N95-2 without the hassle of Symbian signing with rotateme. That in itself to me is worth the update.
how do you have auto rotation? which firmware is that? im on latest v15 arnt i?
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i think it's v20 on the 8gb

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Old 14-04-2008, 09:51 AM
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i think it's v20 on the 8gb
just checked with nokia

Latest available software for Nokia N95 8GB, product code 0549487
Version: 15.0.015
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Old 14-04-2008, 10:09 AM
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Its not hard to flash your phone correctly, there's no reason not to do it. And all my software works as it did before the flash.

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Old 14-04-2008, 11:39 AM
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Replied to you on Nokia Disscussion Forums

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Old 14-04-2008, 01:55 PM
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i suppose the old saying, "if it aint broke"... is quite apt..
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Old 14-04-2008, 03:49 PM
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I always have problems after upgrading and also lose all my games, I have a 'contract' with the games people to protect them for £1 a month but it's still a pain as I usually get new games with the credits they give but the old ones can't be removed but no longer work, also the last time I did the upgrade it wouldn't load my saved data file so I had to set everything up from scratch.
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Old 14-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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just checked with nokia

Latest available software for Nokia N95 8GB, product code 0549487
Version: 15.0.015
Check again and see others posts - I am on V20

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Old 15-04-2008, 06:11 AM
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when upgrading firmware, it depends what is in the change log for the new firmware. before demand paging was implemented, and then when it came out, it was almost a NECESSITY to update to that new firmware. demand paging was like a godsend. so it depends what changes were made, but mostly i say yes to update your firmware.

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Do we get Auto-Roation of screen on N95-1 after updating it to the latest software version

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Old 15-04-2008, 10:55 AM
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No, it's only on the latest N95 8Gb firmware (v20). No doubt it'll be introduced in the N95-1's next firmware though. Auto-rotation wouldn't be my reason for upgrading though, because I've already got rotateMe.
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i do like rotateme but it's so sensitive, and if you turn it down it takes a good shake to get it to move, guess i need to mess about with it.
 

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