New Firmware v11.0.045 | Nokia N97 mini (inc. Changelog)

In light of the Nokia N97 firmware update a couple of days ago, Nokia also released a new firmware update for the Nokia N97 mini, taking it up to v11.0.045. The new firmware brings along similar features and usability improvements as the Nokia N97 update, with the inclusion of more RAM after booting and music player improvements. New firmware updates also contain many bug fixes and optimizations necessary for other software to perform correctly, therefore we recommend you always keep your device up to date. Check out the rest of the details along with the full changelog after the break.

Firmware v11.0.045 Changelog | Nokia N97 mini

The software contains many fixes and improvements on the earlier releases including:

  • Improved call reliability
  • More free RAM after booting (55mb)
  • Browser improvements
  • Music player improvements
  • Improved image and video stability

Unfortunately the new version of Ovi Maps 3.3 has not been preloaded and will therefore require a separate installation. Its definitely worth it as voice guide navigation is now completely free. You get the latest version here.

How To Update The Firmware:

There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software through your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to ‘Device Manager’. Then select ‘Options’, ‘Check for updates’ and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, use the ‘PC Suite’ mode ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inside and the profile is set to ‘General’. Some devices also support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup just in case anything was to go wrong (highly doubt it if you follow the instructions). If you have any further questions just drop a comment below, and if you like, how about sharing some of your experiences with the new firmware, we’d love to know what you think of it.

Nokia Custom Dictionary | Changing The Way You Use Predictive Text

The Nokia Beta Labs have just announced a new experimental application for S60 users to edit the list of words used by the phone for text prediction and transfer it between phones. Nokia Custom Dictionary gives you the chance to import words from a text file. This means you can quickly “teach” your phone commonly used words or even create specific word lists to be shared among a like-minded community, for example in the medical domain. Check out the video demo after the break.

New Firmware PR 2.1 (v21.0.045) | Nokia N97

Nokia has today released a new firmware update PR 2.1 for the Nokia N97, taking it up to v21.0.045. The new firmware brings along a host of new features and usability improvements including smoother touch screen scrolling and browser improvements. New firmware updates also contain many bug fixes and optimizations necessary for other software to perform correctly, therefore we recommend you always keep your device up to date. Check out the rest of the details along with the full changelog after the break.

Changelog for the Nokia N97 PR 2.1 (v21.0.045) Firmware

The software contains many fixes and improvements on the earlier releases including:

  • Improved call reliability
  • More free RAM after booting
  • Smooth touch screen scrolling
  • Browser improvements
  • Music player improvements
  • Improved image and video stability

How To Update:

To get this software through your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. Additionally this software release should also be available via NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and Nokia Ovi Suite. Although the Nokia N97 supports UDP (User Data Preservation), we still recommend you do a full backup to ensure you do not lose any data.