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PostPosted: Thursday, 13.Oct.2016 16:14    Post subject: Nokia Software Recovery Tool   Reply with quote   

Microsoft has released an update to the Nokia Software Recovery Tool, see DiGi-PASSiON:

New Nokia Software Recovery Tool (NSRT) update makes it functional again

Good news for Nokia phone users! Microsoft recently released a new version of Nokia Software Recovery Tool (NSRT) for good old Nokia phones. In this release Microsoft has fixed the Nokia firmware download issue. As you may know Microsoft closed down all Nokia websites (including phone software repository) earlier this year. This rendered all the firmware downloading softwares (like Navifirm, Nokia Suite, NDPM, Nokia Care Suite etc) useless. This NSRT update makes it clear that (fortunately) Microsoft has not deleted the Nokia firmware files altogether. Rather they have just shifted the files to their own download servers. This shift resulted in change of firmware file URLs which can be accessed via new NSRT now. Hopefully other such softwares will also get updates in the future with access to new download URLs.

What is Nokia Software Recovery Tool (NSRT)?

If you don’t know, NSRT is a computer software to reset/update Nokia phones (Symbian, Asha, S40 except Lumia). It can also be used to flash soft-bricked Nokia phones to solve common firmware related issues (boot-loop, hangs, frequent restarts, stuck at Nokia logo/white screen etc). NSRT downloads the latest official firmware files and then re-install (commonly called as “flashing”) these in the phone.

I have already described this process an older post – “Using Nokia Software Recovery Tool to flash Nokia phones.

How to download Nokia phone firmware files using Nokia Software Recovery Tool?

  • Download latest version of NSRT from here and install in your computer (compatible with Windows 7 or later OS)

  • Launch NSRT and connect your Nokia phone (in switch ON condition) with computer using USB data cable

  • Wait for a while as NSRT detects the phone – it will show phone details at the left side and latest available phone software at the right-hand side

  • Click “Install” button – read and agree to the terms – NSRT will start downloading firmware files – wait for the download process to complete

  • If you just want to download the firmware files (and not want to flash the phone) then keep an eye over the download process and disconnect the phone just when the download finishes. Otherwise NSRT will start flashing the phone soon after the download process.

You may then use these files later on to flash your phone via NSRT (or any other such software like Phoenix Service Software) in offline mode.

Note – I have downloaded firmware files for my Nokia N8 with the new version of NSRT (as you can see in the screenshot above). Do share your experience if you have any other Nokia phone.

So Microsoft is making firmware files available again, at least for Symbian phones.

Bent Laursen
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