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Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

New Member
juffee
Posts: 1

Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

Hello,

 

is it possible to update the Asha 205's firmware when the phone is roaming? The device does not have an USB-port, and Nokia Suite won't let me update when the phone is connected via Bluetooth. The FOTA update isn't working, because the phone thinks I am abroad and won't download the update. :smileyfrustrated:

 

I am on the Saunalahti network in Finland, which is using Elisa's network and thus the phone is "roaming" although it's actually in its home network.

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Registered Member
r4te8
Posts: 1

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

i have the exact same problem

 

is it possible to turn off this roaming option?

the user manual is not very helpful

 

:smileyfrustrated:

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Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 7,324

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

[ Edited ]

Menu » Settings » Connectivity » Mobile data » Mobile data » from ‘Off when roaming’ to ‘On’. Still the same:


English: Unable to download when abroad
German: Herunterladen im Ausland nicht möglich
Spanish: Impossible descargar en el extranjero
Portuguese: Descarregar impossível no estrangeiro
French: Téléchargement impossible à l’étranger
Dutch: Kan niet downloaden in buitenland
Turkish: Yurtdışında indirilemez
Italian: Impossibile scaricare all’estero

All network operators who do national roaming are affected, tested with (edited: list updated):

  • yesss! Austria
  • bob Austria
  • Telfort Netherlands

All phones with the operating system Nokia Series 40 and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) are affected, tested with a Nokia 6212 classic (Series 40 5th Edition).

 

Three workarounds are known (edited: Recovery Tool added):

A) bring your phone back to your dealer who sends it over to Nokia Care for update

B1) update on your computer via Nokia Suite

B2) if that does not work, use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool

C) use a SIM of a network operator, not doing national roaming

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Employee
armagon
Posts: 930

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

[ Edited ]

FOTA SW update when the phone is roaming is not possible on Series 40 phones (it has been implemented like this in order to prevent excessive data cost for the user).

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Get Asha Software Platform 1.4 update now:
http://www.nokia.com/global/asha-software-update

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/NokiaSWUpdates
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Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 7,324

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

[ Edited ]

These phones are not in international roaming but in national roaming. The latest Symbian phones were able to differentiate that. That is the first issue: Nokia Series 40 does not detect national roaming.

 

Second issue: The new Series 40 feature to enable ‘Mobile Data’ (see the start of my post) is not linked to the firmware update feature. I would expect to turn that warning off with that new feature. That is the second issue.

 

Third issue: A warning question allows the user to proceed with his consent. An error dialogue stops. The message here should not be an error dialogue but a warning question.

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Employee
armagon
Posts: 930

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

Abi99:

 

unfortunately it's is not possible to change this behaviour on the Series 40 phones anymore at this point in time.The alternatives are to use a "non-roaming" local SIM-card or to take the phone to a Nokia Care service point for reflashing.

 

On the newer "Nokia Asha Software Platform" phones similar issue should not occur.

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Get Asha Software Platform 1.4 update now:
http://www.nokia.com/global/asha-software-update

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/NokiaSWUpdates
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Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 7,324

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

[ Edited ]

Please, provide a list of national roaming-networks (all are affected!) so users able to find this thread and the workarounds.

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Employee
armagon
Posts: 930

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

Basically all the "virtual operators" would be potentially affected.

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Get Asha Software Platform 1.4 update now:
http://www.nokia.com/global/asha-software-update

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Nokia_firmware_change_logs
https://twitter.com/NokiaSWUpdates
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Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 7,324

Re: Nokia Asha 205 firmware update while roaming

[ Edited ]

Here in Germany, non of the MNVOs are affected. A list would enable Internet search engines to catch this thread because then, the name of the provider is mentioned here.

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