Nokia Finally Locks Out Access To Its Navifirm Servers

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Home, Mobile Phones, Tech News, Windows Phone
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It was previously announced by Nokia that unauthorized access to its servers will soon be implemented come the end of January 2013:

“Nokia will close the connection to the Nokia
Firmware Repository during the month of January 2013 and will integrate access
control.Then, to access the Nokia Firmware
Repository will need to login at Nokia OnlineDuring the transition phase (December 2012-January
2013) and the open channel, both the subject with the restriction will be open,
but the open channel will be closed at the end of January 2013.”

Until today, everything was still working. When I tried to access NaviFirm+ to check for some firmware, I was greeted by this message right after I cleared its cache:

Unauthorized Fault

Unauthorized Fault

I dreaded this day will come… I can no longer manually flash my Lumia’s to my chosen firmware 😦

Is this move by Nokia practical?

Personally, I don’t see it benefitting most Nokia owners, me included, who have to endure waiting for the OTA updates while the rest of the owners of the same model already received theirs OTA. – I mean c’mon! We all know how we hate waiting for the updates OTA, even though we know the update to fix the issues in our Nokia phones is already sitting in the NaviFirm server!

OTA updates normally takes longer, sometimes never for some 😦

When Nokia first announced its plan to lock down public access to its NaviFirm servers, I didn’t get it. – I still don’t get it…

Dear Nokia, you’re such a party-pooper! #Boo


    IF YOU GUYS STILL HAVEN’T CLEARED YOUR CACHE, D-O-N-T. Make sure you save that cache using WINZIP, or WINRAR or any compression utility. Then upload it somewhere and post a reply in this thread. Apparently if you still have the cache INTACT, you can still download from Navifirm.

    Anyone got the cache with the latest 1314 for Lumia 920 RM-821? Please post it in the comments section. Thanks!

    Credits to DXDY of

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