Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



192 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 19361 13-Feb-2008 22:33 Send private message

i've got a nz vodafone n95 classic, what would be the best option for me to update my firmware without voiding the warranty?
I know its asking too much but any help? v20 is too good and i know its out of reach for me, i just want to update and feel better getting rid of V12 firmware!!!--- i just got the 8gb card today and it works awesome!!


Create new topic
312 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 110525 14-Feb-2008 02:49 Send private message

i don't think there is a way to update without voiding warranty because its not like you're breaking a sticker on the inside casing. you're voiding the warranty by installing new firmware and as soon as vodafone see theres new firmware its a good as void. if you do ever need to claim warranty and its possible then i guess you could downgrade your firmware?

how long is left on your warranty? i just upgraded, not too fussed about the warranty as its only one year and i only have like 3 months left on mine. knowing how to upgrade firmware would mean anything software related you should be able to sort out and most hardware problems you have you'll be able to find video tutorials of how to fix them via youtube and google thanks to the ever-growing popularity of the n95.



192 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 110546 14-Feb-2008 09:48 Send private message

well as of now there is like 11 months warranty left...i deal with phones and its my 7th n95 i'm using...i can get the vodafone n95 with 1 year warranty for pretty cheap ae...pm me if any1 needs one :D 

someone pls confirm reg the downgrading firmware when needed issue, i thought once you take the vodafone software out, there is no way of putting it back again..?

676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 110568 14-Feb-2008 11:39

The ONLY way to upgrade without void the warranty is to wait until the VF version of v20 will be released. That's it.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.



192 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 110570 14-Feb-2008 11:41 Send private message

which is not gonna happen!

3001 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 110584 14-Feb-2008 12:35 Send private message

It will happen, it's just a matter of "when"
btw, you cannot downgrade.

Choice!
711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 115987 11-Mar-2008 18:29 Send private message

paradoxsm: btw, you cannot downgrade.


I'm trying to confirm whether it's possible to downgrade the firmware from v20 to v12. I've read mixed reports on the net about this - some say that you can reflash with the original v12 firmware. I was hoping that I could change the product number back to the original version, then reflash using the v12 firmware. Has anyone tried this?

The reason is that my N95 is only a few months old and running the v20 firmware, but it's just recently been experiencing problems with the screen fading and flashing so I want to take it in for a warranty repair.

3001 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 116001 11-Mar-2008 19:48 Send private message

Perhaps do a hard reset then try and flash the v20 again?

You might be able to downgrade, I'd say it would have worked from v12 - v10 but v20 is such a major upgrade I think it would be terminally fatal.

Choice!
711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 116002 11-Mar-2008 19:59 Send private message

Thanks, but the phone is now completely dead so will have to take in for a service and see what happens.

Cheers - Stuart.

16477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1396

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

Reply # 116005 11-Mar-2008 20:06 Send private message

everybodylovesfebs: which is not gonna happen!


Do you work for Nokia or Vodafone??




1215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 32

Trusted

Reply # 116006 11-Mar-2008 20:08 Send private message

johnr:
everybodylovesfebs: which is not gonna happen!


Do you work for Nokia or Vodafone??


LOL

16477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1396

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

Reply # 116011 11-Mar-2008 20:14 Send private message

Jeffthechef:
johnr:
everybodylovesfebs: which is not gonna happen!


Do you work for Nokia or Vodafone??


LOL


This person must to make that statement!




676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 116032 11-Mar-2008 22:13

I dont think that he works for Nokia otherwise I would know him, so I think he is your collegue johnr... :)))




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

4285 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 321

Trusted

  Reply # 116041 12-Mar-2008 01:59 Send private message

Just to be very clear here: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DOWNGRADE FIRMWARE. This action will brick your phone.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net


Choice!
711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 116059 12-Mar-2008 08:37 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Just to be very clear here: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DOWNGRADE FIRMWARE. This action will brick your phone.


Thanks for the clarification. :) I left my phone overnight and this morning it's fine again. I reinstalled v20 firmware again just to be sure and it's all good.

If I took my phone in for a service because the screen had died, surely that would still be under warranty even though I had updated the firmware?

1215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 32

Trusted

  Reply # 116074 12-Mar-2008 09:38 Send private message

Aloha: I dont think that he works for Nokia otherwise I would know him, so I think he is your collegue johnr... :)))


Do you know everyone at Nokia?

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by ajobbins on 20-Oct-2014 22:53 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Oct-2014 15:16 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Why would Suresignal calls be worse quality than non-Suresignal calls from the same location?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by gzt on 20-Oct-2014 23:43 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Picture resizing on the forum
Created by Jase2985, last reply by freitasm on 18-Oct-2014 13:32 (13 replies)

Internet question...
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Oct-2014 22:59 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Why do people keep thinking National are doing a great job?
Created by sxz, last reply by Geektastic on 20-Oct-2014 23:05 (156 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


Just bought a TiVo online. No wireless adaptor. Will a standard one work? Or do I need the TiVo one ?
Created by Limerick, last reply by graemeh on 20-Oct-2014 16:03 (11 replies)

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by alexx on 20-Oct-2014 13:34 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.