10-06-2013 11:05 - edited 10-06-2013 11:07
OK, after reading discussion, I decided to do update.
+ over FOTA, very fast
+ setting stay on, nothing lost, everything works as expected (wifi, VoIP, gmail, google chat, atc.)
- homescreen apps removed, menu apps reordered
email (tested with gmail)
- push notifications do not work
- scrollbar in message list is fragmented
chat (tested with google talk)
+ still you can add: facebook, google talk, messenger, nokia chat, yahoo!
+ notifications works (google talk)
- chat still do not work with wifi!!! (same like before 7.36)
+ this is BIG IMPROVEMENT!!!
+ youtube full screen playback
+ now you can fast forward and fast backward!!!
- sometimes album art not visible in list, in song detail, it is visible (same like before 7.36)
- few times, during some action (open app, click, go back atc.), screen turns black; after unlock everything is ok, I can go forward... don't know what was that?
- nokia internet browser 126.96.36.199.49, two times I get error "Out of memory" (Nokia has to say big THANK YOU, to Opera browser)
- phone stop respond, after nokia browser running cca 30min (mostly youtube), have to turn phone off and on (don't know who case that, browser or video player)
+ Mail for Exchange app added
- unable to remove preloaded useless games/apps (why nokia, why?)
- unable to remove weather app with advertisement (my son charge me, after click and confirmed send message, thank you nokia)
- unable to set default browser
- no copy&past
- no brighness control
- no smartdial
- no groups in contact list
All in all, 7.36 is better than 5.xx.
After 6 months, there is no new killer feature or application (for me).
The update has a lot of fixes and improvements (around 100 in total) + support for number of new apps like Mail For Exchange has been recently added, so "no changes" is a bit of an overstatement. Still, it's understandable why some people might be upset that for example the manual display brightness option has not been added. I know that it does not help Asha 311 users, but that feature has been added e.g. to the new Asha 501.
thanks for the detailed feedback.
@kerovak: I like when you discuss. Thanks!! But here's my experience: I didn't try FOTA, because Nokia has kinda some problem with DoCoMo (I never complained about the update not coming. Coz its okay! We have the Nokia suite). The update is available via Vdafone, but not docomo. My phone was flashed using the PC to the new Firmware. Lets move on:
Email - Yeah push notifications don't work
Chat - Seriously there is no other chat service besides Nokia Chat, but agree can be present in yours if the JAD file wasn't re-written. That's where the info about the chat services and theire logins is listed. Maybe a reset or software reinstall is all that you need to lose them. Try it
Coming to Video Playback:
Youtube did stream in full-screen already. All you needed to do was to select HQ before the strem. This is still the same in 7.36.
Fast forward and Backward was previously available as well. Dunno what you tried previously. Was it a Asha 311 only?
Mail for Exchange? Okay come on. Is this a pro? The app was already available via Nokia Store (even I was already using the previously released version made for those 2 ashas. It worked).
Nokia Browser? Well the new version is 188.8.131.52.54 and not what you said. That one is available in the 5.92 update. Are you really updated to 7.36?
All previous bugs still remain. Dunno what was fixed!! Can anybody just explain, PLEASE?
I don't see any benefit of coming over to the 7.36 version. Besides everything, I needed the Mail, which stupidly removes Push Notifications. Only happy thing is the Twitter app with Push Notifications. That's it!!
@armagon Yeah Man! Come on.. Let's know what fixes were there? There might be something done at software level, but nothing yet visible. And you need to tell that, else we just don't know Mail for Exchange already worked since long, so don't see this update getting the credit for that
After update, I did not make any reset, even do not restore data from backup.
This is my device:
No virtual variant
As I write, if I click add chat, I see facebook, google talk, messenger, nokia chat and yahoo. My google chat works.
I don't know, if it was certain file, or file type, or any sort of problem, but fast forward do not works for me (before 7.36).
I now, how to switch video to HD. After update there is no problem with full screen playback (before it was cropped).
Mail for Exchange
do not use
Yes, my version is 184.108.40.206.49.
I'm satisfied with 311 (UI, form factor, not android or windows - sorry Elop), but Nokia sell smartphone and user get something below S60...
I still expect smartdial, groups in contact list. And yes, "minimize" apps, will make from Asha "real" smartphone.
It seems that the update does not work properly via Nokia Suite - at least not for the India variant (none of the new or updated applications get delivered to the phone). Via FOTA the content of the update is what I listed here.
11-06-2013 15:56 - edited 11-06-2013 16:02
@Armagon: I can confirm that the problem exists with FOTA as well. The delivery has never been smooth
Cadz from Philippines recently updated via FOTA and he still has the old mail app, old chat app, old twitter for social and Facebook social. Plus the older Nokia Xpress as well. I provided him with the new Twitter app (which I'm really loving ) I though the delivery is better via Nokia Suite than on FOTA.
Another one of friend updated and lost mail and chat apps entirely! Plus @kerovak above also updated via FOTA and he has the older Nokia Xpress and Mail. Surely Notifications app as well
kerovak, if *#0000# and *#0010# do not match, then the content packages (with all the Java MIDlets) was not updated. If re-installing with the Nokia Suite » Menu » Options » Update » Reinstall does not help, you have to wait for the next update. Alternatively, you go for Nokia Care who have tools to do a full refurbish. In that case, your personal data is lost, if you do not create to backup beforehand.
14-06-2013 19:01 - last edited on 14-06-2013 19:22 by tiny_chef
My phone dead when i up firmware to v 7.36 , i reupdate with v 5.12 but it din't power on !
Anyone can send me firmware v 7.36 of Nokia Asha 311 ?
Thanks a lot !
If you update to FW v 7.36 with Nokia suite you can copy firmware v 7.36 at here :
C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Nokia Suite\NOSSU2\variants\Production External\Products
My Email : *************@gmail.com
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Nokia Music can be reinstalled by following these instructions: http://www.nokia.com/in-en/support/product/asha-30
and my "official" post about the update can be seen here: http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Software-Updates/N
you need to take the phone to Care Service point for reflashing.
but how did you update the phone when it died? (via FOTA, Nokia Suite...?) can you tell me the what is the product code of your phone? it's the 7 digit number printed on your phone label sticker that can be seenn when you remove the phone back cover + battery. the code starts with 059xxxx.