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New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v...

Employee
armagon
Posts: 997

New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

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Hey,

 

We have started rolling out  a new software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v.7.42. The update is already available to most countries via FOTA and Nokia Suite. Find the update instructions from here: www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/asha-software-update

 

Key changes compared to previous 7.35 SW update include:

 

  • Whatsapp launcher added
  • Updated version of Notifications application.
  • General performance & usability improvements

PS. if you update your device with Nokia Suite, make sure you install the latest Nokia Suite 3.8 client version first. You can download it from here: http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/global/phones/software/Nokia_Suite_webinstaller_ALL.exe

 


 

Note:

if you update your Asha 305 to 7.42 SW version with Nokia Suite, you will get a new Email application that does not support Push Email Notifications and Email Scheduling. FOTA update on the other hand would keep the old Email application. If Push Email Notification and Email Polling are important features for you it is recommend to update the phone SW via FOTA.

If Push Email Notification and Email Scheduling are not important features for you, the phone SW update can safely be installed using Nokia Suite. With this new version of the Email application you can get Self-Updates when Nokia releases a newer version.

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
New Member
Deepro
Posts: 8

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Can you tell me when the new software version 7.42 will be available in India either by OTA or via the Nokia Suite.

New Member
systemms28
Posts: 6

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Is this better than v7.35? Have u fixed the video playback issue can't play 320x240?
New Member
Dyingsoul
Posts: 2

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Sir can you make a different thread for what users want in next update.
It will be easy for you to develop it.
And keep your post updated with cons of the update if verified by users of the forum it will be of good help fo users.
Thanks in advance
Contributor
Abhirs
Posts: 4

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

I updated pc suitet and stil that update is not visible :-/
Nokia 6030 | Nokia 6020 | Nokia 6600 | Nokia N72 | Nokia N73 | Nokia N-Gage | Nokia Asha 305 | Nokia 5310 | Nokia 2300
Sage
Sijin
Posts: 91

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

sir please tell me when it will be available in india???

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s40_uni_me
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Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

not available in Brazil so far :smileysad:

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armagon
Posts: 997

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

The update is not available everywhere yet, but I'd expect it to be become available for more countries/regions in coming days & weeks.

 

There are no changes for the video playback behaviour - 320x240 resolution videos are "blocked" with the "video quality too high" error message as based on the test results it was considered that those heavier videos do not playback smoothly enough. The phone's own camera is capable of recording videos only in 176x144 resolution and videos using that resolution should playback fine.

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
New Member
systemms28
Posts: 6

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

but 320x240 played smoothly on v5.92.... :-( i dont like watching 176x144 on this phone.. images r too bad.. how to get back to v5.92? pls tell me?? :'-(
Employee
armagon
Posts: 997

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

systemms28:

 

yes, we will be making a new bug report about that.  

 

the only way to go back to 5.92 would be to visit a Nokia Care service point and get the phone reflashed there.  

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
Employee
armagon
Posts: 997

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Hey folks,

 

the update should be now out also via FOTA for many countries/regions.

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
New Member
Nkapoint
Posts: 4

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

@ armagon the update is already here but our expectations are not yet met. Basic functionality is missing here: COPY AND PASTE on the text editor. We can not copy an adress from the browser and paste on a text editor to send as SMS. The cameras **bleep**ter sound is another monor problem to adress. Zooming photos is another feature on the manual but missing on device.


No Personal Area Network support. Some apps like the whatsapp and opera mini 7.1 start and die immediately. I mean they dont work.


Please Check on this issues first.
Employee
armagon
Posts: 997

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Nkapoint:

 

we have addressed the requirement to add e.g. the copy-paste functionality several times, but unfortunately it's quite unlikely that such feature would be added to the current lines of products which are missing it :smileysad: 

 

as for the camera sounds - that is a local decision caused by "legistlation". so in some countries (like India) the option to disable the camera sound has been "intentionally" removed from the phone SW. as far as I know, for example any European SW variants would on the other hand have the option included. I personally agree that this kind of restrictions may not always make sense from end-user point of view :smileytongue:

 

btw. one bigger thing about this update that should be probably highlighted even more is the added Whatsapp client. Asha 305 is one of the Asha models which did have proper support for the application earlier (and in fact Whatsapp is not even available for Asha 305 in Whatsapp's own site or Nokia Store yet - coming there in near future), but it's now included in this SW update. 

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http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x-updates/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/nokia-x2-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/asha-software-update/
http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/LumiaSWUpdates
New Member
Deepro
Posts: 8

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

Sir, can you give me an approximate date or time as to when the software update will be available in India? So far, it's not available via Nokia Suite v3.8.3 or via OTA. The update is very urgent for this phone. Pls reply.

New Member
Nkapoint
Posts: 4

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

@ armagon I feel then that Nokia is delighted in their own interest and not the customers. For the period I have been a customer I have hated this. To be true I will not advice any one to buy my model.
Take an example you have typed a smart message on facebook then on hitting sent the browser says the page you are trying to access is not available. You try refreshinh the text is gone. If copy paste was available then one could store it on clip board and paste it after refreshing.

If you guys really want more customers basic functionalities are a priority.

Two! The whatsapp you saying doesnt startup. Opera mini 7.1 also starts and behaves the same as whats app.

Let this be reconsidered...........
New Member
rbook2
Posts: 1

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

I have downloaded the latest update for asha 305 but it is not installing.it is saying to delete some items from phone memory but i am not able to delete preinstalled apps like tips and offers.please help me to install
Contributor
bintovarghese
Posts: 4

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

I guess it's not YET available in India.
I would like to know hw long will be this- 'soon available' - wd take!

Counsellor
Manu4241
Posts: 27

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

If there update available for nokia 305 v.7.35 with nokia suite 3.8 or in nokia care they will update or what
you are not giving correct sugession to us
Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 19,728

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

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Who is not giving correct suggestion ? 

Be informed that this is a User-to-User Forum..and BTW, your query has been already answered in THIS thread .. Just be patient and wait till an update is released for YOUR device. If you can't;  ask your local Nokia care whether they can do it for you ..

Counsellor
Nishantnagar
Posts: 25

Re: New software update for Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766): v. 7.42

When sw update of asha305 available in india