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The Nokia E71 has today been updated with a new firmware taking it up to v501.21.001. The new firmware brings some great improvements including a new Music Player and the new Ovi Store. Other updates include Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free voice guided navigation. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code. Check out the full changelog after the break and share your experiences.

If you have already managed to update your Nokia E71, share your experiences in the comments below.

Changelog

  • Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free navigation
  • New version of Music player
  • New version of Ovi Store
  • Office 2007 support
  • Usability and performance improvements

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.

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