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Nokia Suite Data Package Manager

Nokia Suite Data Package Manager

And so my fear of Microsoft, taking over Nokia Mobile’s support site and us tinkerers would soon not be able to download the Lumia firmware for our devices via this trick, has come today.

I wanted to download a firmware for my Lumia 1320, which I gave to my Mum. Alas! No packages were available. So I tried downloading for my Lumia 1520. The result was the same, “Found 0 variant package(s) “. The same thing for my Lumia 1020 and 920.

Our only way to get the firmware of our Lumia is via the Nokia Software Recovery Tool, which is such a bummer because it only downloads the firmware specific for our Lumia’s product code. De-branding our Lumia’s now gets a little harder than usual. 😦

Is this the end of the line for us tinkerers who have the affinity to de-brand our Lumia phones? I hope not…

Here’s a trick to download official Nokia firmware without Navifirm+ 🙂

Things you need:

1. Latest version of Nokia Suite version 2013_13_4_4.exe

(UPDATE 15July2013: It appears some of you are having issues downloading the firmware using the Nokia Suite installer directly linked from Nokia’s server. My Guess is that Nokia may have updated the Nokia Suite rendering the ‘fix’ to no longer work. Kindly download the Nokia Suite Installer I’m using. It’s a 3-part installer from the links below).

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Single File: Mega Link (Recommended)

2. usergroupsconfiguration.cfg file

You can download the ‘usergroupsconfiguration.cfg’ file from HERE

Alternate LINK to both files.

Installation:

1. First install Nokia Suite. Do not run after the installation is finished.

Nokia Care Suite Installation

2. After Nokia Suite installs, copy and replace the usergroupsconfiguration.cfg file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Care Suite\Product Support Tool For Store 5.0 if you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows. Or C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Care Suite\Product Support Tool For Store 5.0 if on 32-bit.

Running Nokia Suite and Downloading the firmware:

1. Open Nokia Suite. And select ‘Product Support Tool For Store 5.0’ (Double Click)

Application Launcher

2. When prompted, select ‘CareSuite External’ then hit ‘Sign-in’ button.

Sign in

3. From the Menu, select Tools, then ‘Firmware Download’

Firmware Download

4. Now enter the product code of your device, hit ‘Check Online’ button, to check the latest firmware version of your product code.

Download Firmware

5. Then ‘tick’ ‘Optional Content Files and ‘Download’ to save your firmware.

6. Wait a few minutes for your files to download 🙂

7. You may now manually flash your Nokia device with the firmware you just downloaded.

TIP:

– Your firmware should be stored in the C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages\Products folder of your hard drive.

– If you need to download a different firmware version for the same product code, I suggest you wait for your first download to finish, save all the downloaded files in a marked folder, then proceed with your next download.

Partial List of Nokia Lumia product codes.

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: This process is for experimental purposes ONLY. I will not be responsible for any damage your device may incur during the manual flashing. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Here’s the latest firmware for Nokia Lumia 920 (RM-821)

    CAUTION: NOT FOR RM-820!!!

1232.5962.1314.0004_059Q9P4_RM-821_VAR_APAC_AU_CV_BLACK

For those ‘adventurous’ Nokia flashers, we all know that any unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 (RM-821) can be flashed to any firmware. 🙂

It Still Works!!! (For Now)

It Still Works!!! (For Now)

DO NOT CLEAR THAT NAVIFIRM CACHE!!!

If you guys still haven’t cleared your Navifirm+ 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.

The ‘cache’ folder can be found inside the Navifirm+ 1.7 folder.

Anyone got the cache with the latest 1314 for Lumia 920 RM-821? Please post it in the comments section. Let’s help each other out.

Thanks!

Credits to DXDY of XDA-Developers.com

UPDATE: 2 caches you can use.

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    UPDATE: Forget the caches!!!

    Here’s how you can download the latest firmware version using Nokia Care Suite 😛 LINK

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

    UPDATE:

    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 XDA-Developers.com

Finally! After a long wait, I’ve finally flashed my Nokia N9 to the latest Meego-Harmattan version.

Meego-Harmattan PR1.2 (30.2012.07-1_PR_001) installed in my Nokia N9

As soon as the upgrade finished, I took some screen shots of what changed since PR1.1.  So far I managed to see the following:

• New Color Profile in the Display Settings

Display Color Profiles

• Media Sharing (DLNA) in the Settings, as well as a new DLNA icon in the Status Bar when the feature is enabled:

Media Sharing (DLNA) Settings

DLNA Settings

• Nicknames preference is now possible in the Contacts:

Nicknames preference in Contacts

• Updating Feeds is now possible via WLAN only.  This will save precious DATA for owners with limited DATA cap:

Feeds on WLAN connection only

• Face Recognition in the Gallery:

The Gallery now has Face recognition feature

• Threaded E-mails is now possible:

Threaded E-mails

•  You can now sign in with your DropBox account. DropBox is now built-in in the OS:

DropBox in New Accounts

DropBox Sign-in

• Playlist is now possible in the Music Settings:

Music Playlist

• The Calendar Icon is now static, which shows the current date:

Static Calendar Icon which shows the current date

• Face Detection, Continuous Shutter and Gridlines in the Camera settings:

Face Detection, Continuous Shutter and Gridlines

• In Video Mode, an icon to manually set the LED to turn on, assists video recording in the dark:

LED Icon turns on the LED when recording in poorly lit areas.

• The Fonts are now a little bit bigger and the spacing is much better – a welcome change, indeed!

Bigger and better spacing of fonts.

• Twitter and Facebook Notification in the Status Bar, Feed Screen and Stand-by Screen. My only gripe is that there should be a personalization option to change the notification sound.

Home Screen

Feed Window

 

Stand-By Screen

I have yet to see the option to do VIDEO calls :((

I will update this post later as soon as I get the chance to tinker more of PR1.2 features…

PR1.2-30.2012.7.1 on NaviFirm+

PR1.2-30.2012.7.1 on NaviFirm+

I am currently downloading DFL61_HARMATTAN_30.2012.07-1_PR_LEGACY_001-OEM1-958_ARM.bin for my Nokia N9 via NaviFirm+.  Been waiting for the links to go live for almost 23hrs now… Cleam update time in a few minutes. Can’t wait!