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How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmw...

Counsellor
vaio147
Posts: 50

How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

Can someone tell me how to upgrade my firmware to the new PR1.2 released yesterday.

 

I have a Vodafone direct N900 and understand they are going take months maybe to upgrade.

 

I know they say it will invalidate the warranty, but not worried about that.

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Advisor
mokkey
Posts: 25

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

im in the same boat as you you will have to flash to pr1.2 but you lose every thing.
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Counsellor
vaio147
Posts: 50

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

How do you do that.

I will lose all my data even if I back it up on my PC?
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Advisor
mokkey
Posts: 25

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

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Advisor
mokkey
Posts: 25

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

i read in 1 of the posts that a guy thats on vodafone uk updated to pr 1.2 . . . iv uninstalled some apps and disabled cat logs as wel and the updat still dont show
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Contributor
rozel33
Posts: 8

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

[ Edited ]

If you had have bought form a separate provider, such as Carphone Warehouse, you would NOT have been stuck with a Vodafone Firmware, Vodafone are notorious for delaying updates to their firmwares, sometimes they even don't. Flash your phone and you may lose your warranty - food for thought in the future

roz

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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,952

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

there's a difference between bing on Vodafone and getting your phone from them, therefore the people who just have a Vodafone sim can updatea and those who got their phone from them can't

©2012 DJ Matt

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Professor
montana_uk
Posts: 422

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

it won't show up to you in Application Manager no matter how many apps etc you remove.  It sees your current firmware being 205 (not 203, as per rest of UK) so it won't show up.

 

You NEED to flash it as per the instructions mentioned in the thread above.  That is the only way you can get the phone away from the nasty VF firmware, and be able to keep up with the rest of us...

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Contributor
rozel33
Posts: 8

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

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Of course there is Matthew - that's why I posted to suggest to people to upgrade next time through a third party - just remember if you are on a contract, when your contract expires or when they allow you to upgrade, it takes a further month if you elect to upgrade vis a third party - it's in the terms and conditions etc.  Your phone is only branded by Vodafone and the firmware "tied-up" if you bought the phone from them in the first place.

 

roz

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Advisor
mokkey
Posts: 25

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

but i dont wna lose all my data is there a way to back it up???
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Advisor
mokkey
Posts: 25

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

i flashed it and didnt lose my data im happy lol
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Advisor
magnum520
Posts: 18

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

Hi all,

 

I am new to all this so hope this helps,

as a frustrated Vodafone customer not being able to update my

N900 softwware until they release it, or unless i Flash it, which sounds

complicated to me,

I have just downloaded the new Nokia ovi, suite 2.2.0.241

using windows 7, with ease, as recommended on here.

This now allows me to contact and sync my N900 with ovi, which

was not possible before, it also now offers the option to upgrade my

N900 software, via Ovi from my current 2.2009.51.1.205.1, to the new

PR1.2    (10.2010.19.1,)

So i was wondering if anyone has used this method to upgrade there phone

software yet, and what were the results,

it all looks very straight forward to do, and promises much more usability.

the only things not available now are Messaging, and Mapping update,

both should be available when i update the phone software, 

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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,952

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

i flashed mine but it'll probably be a lot easier thru ovi suite

©2012 DJ Matt

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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

It's so easy guys, a monkey could do it. :smileyhappy:

 

My phone was a Vodafone variant and I flashed it with the Global firmware.

Just follow this tutorial.

 

http://www.maemofanatics.com/how-to-flash-your-nokia-n900/

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Registered Member
magliori
Posts: 1

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

it's here guys!!

I just finished upgrading mine OTA.

:smileyvery-happy:

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Advisor
magnum520
Posts: 18

Re: How do I upgrade my Vodafone N900 to the new firmware PR1.2

[ Edited ]

Update to previous thread above,

I have just downloaded the new PR 1.2, using the new Nokia Ovi suit,

via USB

this was a very simple,  5 click process,

Click 1 finds new O/S

Click 2 backs up data

Click 3 downloads new O/S, this took around 10 mins followed by reboot,

 

at this point following reboot the Ovi suit stopped, so i simply restarted the Ovi suit and re-loaded my settings, pic's, contacts, etc

 

Click 4 was a reload saved data

Click 5 was Finished

 

unfortunatly i lost some of my settings, email address, desk top themes, and internet ssettings, 

but they were soon re installed

 

I still dont have Sync with messageing, but everything else looks OK,

and about product confirms version 10.2010.19.1.205.1

 

Hope this works for other vodafone users,

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