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[LJ2ME] Phone upgrad fun [Jul. 6th, 2007|08:55 am]
Some months ago, Nokia launched the Nokia software updater, which allows you to upgrade the firmware on their fancier phones. (Previously, you had to go to a service centre for this)

My 6630 had a few annoying bugs that I was sure had to have been fixed, so I gave it a whirl. To my annoyance, because I'd bought my phone through Vodafone and it had their branding, they would only give me vodafone approved firmware. I already had the latest, which was 2 years older than the official Nokia one.

So, when I got my n95, I made sure I got one that wasn't operator locked or branded. This has allowed me to update the firmware on it as soon as a new one comes out.

Yesterday, I decided it was time to migrate stuff to my new phone. I tried to use the migration tool (data transfer), but the other half wouldn't install on my 6630, giving a security error.

I decided then that I'd have to upgrade the 6630 to get this to work. This involved tweaking the product code to that of an un-branded 6630 (if you don't already know how, you shouldn't be doing it...), then running a full (slow!) backup. That done, the nokia updater upgraded the phone to the latest firmware, without any of my data. A full restore left the menu broken, so I ended up restoring everything but the settings, and doing those by hand.

After that, the N95 was able to run the import from the 6630, and all was good :)