Frikkin' Nokia N73 software update

N73.pngWhatever you do, don’t update your Nokia N73‘s software to version 4.0736.3.2.1. It will completely bugger up your bluetooth connectivity. My MacBook and my phone can’t communicate wirelessly except to acknowledge each other’s presence. They won’t talk to each other at all and I am caught in the middle.

To make matters worse I didn’t research the software first for any glitches and jumped at the chance for an upgrade in the hope it would address the frustratingly slowness that is my phone.

Frack.

If I had the cash I would throw this thing at a wall really hard and fast and run off to buy a new phone. I don’t have the cash so I am stuck with this mildly functional paperweight.

Double frack.

Is it worth re-flashing the phone and having to set everything up again or should I accept my fate and wait for Nokia to eventually come to my rescue?

I would very much like a new phone and I am thinking about the N82. It seems to be a really good phone on all fronts and I hope it doesn’t suffer from the foibles of its younger cousin.


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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

36 Comments

  1. Well, i did today n70 software update and after that my phone cant turn on..

    first i have install that update software on my pc download it from nokia site.
    then i did phone update tru pc suite tab,and software update for phone start downloading ,after that i got msg that update is in progress and that i cant remove cable or turn off my mobile phone or it will not work..

    then soon i got message phone recovery ,pls take the battery out of mobile phone and plug out charger which was not pluged in at all.then back in battery and charger then pres power button for a few seconds and click retry on that msg window.

    when i take the usb cable out from my phone to remove battery .after that i cant turn my mobile on its kinda dead..

    anybody know what to do ?
    any hlp would be more than appreciated..

    greetz

  2. Well, i did today n70 software update and after that my phone cant turn on..

    first i have install that update software on my pc download it from nokia site.
    then i did phone update tru pc suite tab,and software update for phone start downloading ,after that i got msg that update is in progress and that i cant remove cable or turn off my mobile phone or it will not work..

    then soon i got message phone recovery ,pls take the battery out of mobile phone and plug out charger which was not pluged in at all.then back in battery and charger then pres power button for a few seconds and click retry on that msg window.

    when i take the usb cable out from my phone to remove battery .after that i cant turn my mobile on its kinda dead..

    anybody know what to do ?
    any hlp would be more than appreciated..

    greetz

  3. Well, i did today n70 software update and after that my phone cant turn on..

    first i have install that update software on my pc download it from nokia site.
    then i did phone update tru pc suite tab,and software update for phone start downloading ,after that i got msg that update is in progress and that i cant remove cable or turn off my mobile phone or it will not work..

    then soon i got message phone recovery ,pls take the battery out of mobile phone and plug out charger which was not pluged in at all.then back in battery and charger then pres power button for a few seconds and click retry on that msg window.

    when i take the usb cable out from my phone to remove battery .after that i cant turn my mobile on its kinda dead..

    anybody know what to do ?
    any hlp would be more than appreciated..

    greetz

  4. Well, i did today n70 software update and after that my phone cant turn on..

    first i have install that update software on my pc download it from nokia site.
    then i did phone update tru pc suite tab,and software update for phone start downloading ,after that i got msg that update is in progress and that i cant remove cable or turn off my mobile phone or it will not work..

    then soon i got message phone recovery ,pls take the battery out of mobile phone and plug out charger which was not pluged in at all.then back in battery and charger then pres power button for a few seconds and click retry on that msg window.

    when i take the usb cable out from my phone to remove battery .after that i cant turn my mobile on its kinda dead..

    anybody know what to do ?
    any hlp would be more than appreciated..

    greetz

  5. Same problem with my N73 ME also, after updating it to New software 4.0812 it’s not powering on, update stuck up at setep 3 and shows phone recovery screen.

    Please let me know what is the solution for this….

  6. Same problem with my N73 ME also, after updating it to New software 4.0812 it’s not powering on, update stuck up at setep 3 and shows phone recovery screen.

    Please let me know what is the solution for this….

  7. Same problem with my N73 ME also, after updating it to New software 4.0812 it’s not powering on, update stuck up at setep 3 and shows phone recovery screen.

    Please let me know what is the solution for this….

  8. Same problem with my N73 ME also, after updating it to New software 4.0812 it's not powering on, update stuck up at setep 3 and shows phone recovery screen.

    Please let me know what is the solution for this….

  9. Hello. Problem with n73 ME after trying to update to new version. Now phone can only light keyboard and black screen after turning on. Only way to fix i’ve found so far is to use Phoenix service utility, but i’m not sure its safe. So would be thankful for solutions.

  10. Hello. Problem with n73 ME after trying to update to new version. Now phone can only light keyboard and black screen after turning on. Only way to fix i’ve found so far is to use Phoenix service utility, but i’m not sure its safe. So would be thankful for solutions.

  11. Hello. Problem with n73 ME after trying to update to new version. Now phone can only light keyboard and black screen after turning on. Only way to fix i’ve found so far is to use Phoenix service utility, but i’m not sure its safe. So would be thankful for solutions.

  12. Hello. Problem with n73 ME after trying to update to new version. Now phone can only light keyboard and black screen after turning on. Only way to fix i've found so far is to use Phoenix service utility, but i'm not sure its safe. So would be thankful for solutions.

  13. Nokia doesnt seem to care about the mobiles once they are sold because they already have the money from you.

    Intel has a superb system for its motherboards that Nokia can learn from. If the motherboard BIOS gets screwed up all you have to do is download a special software and burn this software on a cd. Then you set the jumpers and start the computer the BIOS is automatically updated and the motherboard is recovered for higher level manipulation.

    Nokia phones are dead as a doornail once you foul up the update and their cables are not too good either.

    I believe a good engineer can reserruct the phone by removing the battery and connecting a special connector and reloading the software.

    Check this link if you are the engineering type
    http://sxg.in/board/showthread.php/nokia-n73-service-manual-level-1-2-service-schematics-video-training-20140.html

  14. Nokia doesnt seem to care about the mobiles once they are sold because they already have the money from you.

    Intel has a superb system for its motherboards that Nokia can learn from. If the motherboard BIOS gets screwed up all you have to do is download a special software and burn this software on a cd. Then you set the jumpers and start the computer the BIOS is automatically updated and the motherboard is recovered for higher level manipulation.

    Nokia phones are dead as a doornail once you foul up the update and their cables are not too good either.

    I believe a good engineer can reserruct the phone by removing the battery and connecting a special connector and reloading the software.

    Check this link if you are the engineering type
    http://sxg.in/board/showthread.php/nokia-n73-service-manual-level-1-2-service-schematics-video-training-20140.html

  15. Nokia doesnt seem to care about the mobiles once they are sold because they already have the money from you.

    Intel has a superb system for its motherboards that Nokia can learn from. If the motherboard BIOS gets screwed up all you have to do is download a special software and burn this software on a cd. Then you set the jumpers and start the computer the BIOS is automatically updated and the motherboard is recovered for higher level manipulation.

    Nokia phones are dead as a doornail once you foul up the update and their cables are not too good either.

    I believe a good engineer can reserruct the phone by removing the battery and connecting a special connector and reloading the software.

    Check this link if you are the engineering type
    http://sxg.in/board/showthread.php/nokia-n73-service-manual-level-1-2-service-schematics-video-training-20140.html

  16. Nokia doesnt seem to care about the mobiles once they are sold because they already have the money from you.

    Intel has a superb system for its motherboards that Nokia can learn from. If the motherboard BIOS gets screwed up all you have to do is download a special software and burn this software on a cd. Then you set the jumpers and start the computer the BIOS is automatically updated and the motherboard is recovered for higher level manipulation.

    Nokia phones are dead as a doornail once you foul up the update and their cables are not too good either.

    I believe a good engineer can reserruct the phone by removing the battery and connecting a special connector and reloading the software.

    Check this link if you are the engineering type
    http://sxg.in/board/showthread.php/nokia-n73-se

  17. I appreciate the vote of confidence but I don't work for Nokia and really can't help you with this. Perhaps take your phone to your nearest Nokia agent?

  18. I will not buy N73 EVER AGAIN. I believed in Nokia once, but now I hate Nokia with every inch of my body. I liked the looks and the feature of N73 when I bought it. Its initial firmware was 3.7. something. Back then it was not able to make service calls (which was crucial for me). So I did the software update, now I was able to make service calls, but my call button was not working rarely. I restarted the phone and everything was managable. I updated my phone all the way to 4.0839.42.0.1 to get rid of this problem. Now when my call button stops working I restart the phone, but now phone does not boot up!! It is stuck in the NOKIA screen, I have to restart it a couple of times more to get the damn thing to work.
    What kind of tests does NOKIA do when they release a new software update? I guess they just don’t, because it would be very easy to figure out if something is wrong, when the phone DOES NOT boot up. I advise NOKIA to hire some test engineers, or let me just do the tests for benefit!

    Go buy HTC if you want a decent phone!

  19. I will not buy N73 EVER AGAIN. I believed in Nokia once, but now I hate Nokia with every inch of my body. I liked the looks and the feature of N73 when I bought it. Its initial firmware was 3.7. something. Back then it was not able to make service calls (which was crucial for me). So I did the software update, now I was able to make service calls, but my call button was not working rarely. I restarted the phone and everything was managable. I updated my phone all the way to 4.0839.42.0.1 to get rid of this problem. Now when my call button stops working I restart the phone, but now phone does not boot up!! It is stuck in the NOKIA screen, I have to restart it a couple of times more to get the damn thing to work.
    What kind of tests does NOKIA do when they release a new software update? I guess they just don’t, because it would be very easy to figure out if something is wrong, when the phone DOES NOT boot up. I advise NOKIA to hire some test engineers, or let me just do the tests for benefit!

    Go buy HTC if you want a decent phone!

  20. I have the same problem with my nokia N73, it s dead after I tried to update the software, and I do not know what to do!

  21. I have the same problem with my nokia N73, it s dead after I tried to update the software, and I do not know what to do!

  22. Oh I have this phone almost two years and I still have not any problems with it. This phone is really comfortable and works perfectly for me. All softwares which are needed for me works without any disturbances. I am very pleased with this mobile phone and I hope that I won't have any problems with it and in the future. Thanks for the interesting article.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Craigton from software application development

  23. when i was updating my mobile( nokia 6233).power gone.now its not showing the display and the mobile not working.wt i should now plz……………….

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