Synchronize Nokia 700 with Google Account

It is very easy and straight-forward to sync your Google account (calendar, contacts, email, etc.) with your Android phone. But if you possess a Belle device (such as, Nokia 808, 701, 700 or 603), it is not that simple.  Many of us tend to store their contacts on Google and also want to sync the contacts and calendar with their phone. The following tutorial will show how to do exactly that for a Nokia 700 with Belle FP2.

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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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