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Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

Counsellor
Posts: 45

Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

hi chaps,

I'm trying to use the "online" update of the firmware for the 6300. I have gprs connection working fine and can browse the web no problems. Every time I try to connect to the nokia download site using the "download updates" menu I get "cannot establish connection".

Has anyone used this service ?
How reliable is it ?
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

Hi darcym

You're brave using FOTA + cost implications!

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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Counsellor
Posts: 45

Re: Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

not sure what FOTA is ??
Cost implications ??

Could you be a little clearer please.
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

Hi darcym

FOTA = Free Over The Air

A software update for phone is a considerable number of Mb in size. If you are paying for a GPRS data download of this size, it won't be cheap, plus risk of connection dropping half-way through!

Happy to have helped forum in a small way with a Support Ratio = 37.0

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Counsellor
Posts: 45

Re: Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

thats fair comment, althought the price is not terrible.

I can't find an online resource that hosts the latest firmware for the 6300 to download and flash to make sure I'm up to date.
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Counsellor
g00gle
Posts: 51

nokia's best 6230i

fota = firmware over the air
what's bravery got to do with gprs??? it's all 'bout money...if you have the bucks you get the service.
be precise or keep shut
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Counsellor
g00gle
Posts: 51

nokia's best 6230i

as for the risk of connection part...only after the phone has downloaded the entire update will it start installing it...if the connection is lost midway, you just have to start all over again.
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Counsellor
g00gle
Posts: 51

nokia's best...6230i

btw, the 6300 cannot be updated over the air...the 6131 is the only nokia phone which can be updated over the air.
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Mobile Guru
android
Posts: 2,383

Re: nokia's best...6230i

if for any reason the installation is disrupted in any part of it...one's phone is inoperable!

Knowledge not shared is knowledge wasted!

If you find it helpfull, it's not hard to click the STAR..


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Counsellor
g00gle
Posts: 51

nokia's best...6230i

the phone anyways cannot be used during installation of the downloaded firmware, so where's the question of any interruption during installation???
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Sage
paulroux
Posts: 786

Re: nokia's best...6230i

I have upgraded my 6233 to 4.91 last year using the phone itself as dial-up connection. I exited PC Suite, connected the phone, dailed *99# and opened Nokia Software Updater.

It did everything as it normally does (downloaded at 20kb/s over an EDGE connection) and then turned the phone off (internet connection closed) and flashed it - successfuly !.

Everything worked like a dream. I know this is not FOTA since I needed a PC to do the flash, but it is the next closest thing ;-)
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New Member
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia 6300 Firmware update online

yes i have upgraded my phone to firmware 4.70 and i dont no ,how use full it is.you should connect your phone to charger and your pc should have 256 mb of ram . i upgraded this way. i was in a hope that i can i open phone book with even seccond name also .
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