The Nokia E55 has received a new firmware update, bringing it up to par with that of the Nokia E52 from earlier this month. The new update which takes the device up to v31.012, is a 7724KB download and is already available via FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air). New firmware updates generally contain bug fixes and optimizations necessary for the software on your device to perform properly, therefore we recommend you always keep your device up to date. Unfortunately there is no official changelog, however we can tell you that Ovi Maps v3.03 is included in this update. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code.
How To Update The Firmware
There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Then select Options, Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices also support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.Tags | Breaking News, E55, Eseries, Feature Pack 2, Firmware, Firmware Over-The-Air, FOTA, Nokia, Nokia Software Updater, NSU, Ovi Maps, Ovi Suite, S60, S60 3rd Edition, Software Update, Symbian, UDP, v31.012