The Nokia N97 has just received a new firmware update taking it up to v21.0.102. There is no official changelog however reports suggest that the new update includes a mass memory content update feature for the newer models, desktop installation files of Ovi Suite 2.0 and Ovi Player, and preloaded maps data along with the new Ovi Maps v3.3 with free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. New firmware updates also 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. 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 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, Firmware, Firmware Over-The-Air, FOTA, N97, Nokia, Nokia Software Updater, Nseries, NSU, Ovi Maps, Ovi Player, Ovi Suite, S60, S60 5th Edition, Software Update, Symbian, Touch UI, UDP, v21.0.102