Flash Belle FP2 on Nokia 700

On October 02, 2012, Nokia released Belle FP2 for four hand sets:- Nokia 808PV, 701, 700 and 603. After just one day, Nokia has pulled the update out from their servers as some users reported that Belle FP2 posed some problems. You can see the detailed discussion here on Nokia Discussions page.

I have downloaded the Belle FP2 firmware files via NaviFirm and flashed my Nokia 700 using Phoenix. I am really happy with this update and I haven’t noticed any bugs or problems whatsoever.  For those who want to taste this new Belle version, I am writing this tutorial. I am assuming that you have Nokia Suite installed on your computer and you also have NaviFirm+1.7 and Phoenix 2012 version. If you want more info regarding download and installation of these three software, please see here.

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Upgrading Nokia 700 to Official Belle FP1

If you own a Nokia 700, there’s a chance that your phone didn’t get the Belle FP1 upgrade. Nokia 700 was launched with Nokia Belle OS and each phone should have got the Belle FP1 upgrade. The Belle FP1 upgrade is a must have, believe me. It brings Dolby Headphone and Dolby Digital Plus support, 20 new home screen widgets and refreshed multitasking bar. Most importantly, it increases the processor speed of Nokia 700 and 701 from 1.0 GHz to 1.3 GHz. If you used Nokia Belle before and if you upgrade to Belle FP1, you will certainly feel the difference in usability and smoothness. However, your phone might possess one of the product codes which didn’t receive the upgrade. Here, you can find a partial list. You can check if your phone is eligible for the upgrade by connecting it to Nokia Suite and search for Software Update. If it shows a software version 112.010.1404 is available, then you are lucky and can upgrade in the “official” way, i.e., through the Nokia Suite or Nokia Software Updater. But if it doesn’t show that software version, you might have to try a backdoor and unofficial method (which was the case for me). Do not worry, it is very unlikely that the unofficial method will ruin your beloved Nokia 700.

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Flash your SE K550i to SE W610

Sony Ericsson mobile phones are awesome, at least to me. I have been using SE K550i since 2007 and its performance is great. Although the camera is not up to the mark as the Cyber-shot name would suggest, the camera can be upgraded. The same goes for the sound quality of the media player. This tutorial is intended for flashing a SE K550i (DB2020, CID53) into a W610 (DB2020, CID53), which will give you a Cyber-shot phone with upgraded camera driver and a Walkman 2.0 player.

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