Firmware v31.0.008 Just Out with Better Maps, ImprovementsFiled Under Nokia 5800 News
Nokia 5800 just got a new firmware update in the form of version 31.0.008/ 31.2.008. The update brings some performance improvements and better maps for your Nokia 5800. But unfortunately, there is still no sign of the much expected kinetic scrolling or a new home screen.
The firmare update comes with a new version of Ovi Maps 3.0 which offers improved maps and enhanced pedestrian and drive navigation. Some general device improvements are also noticed. The update is not available for all product codes yet but may soon be available for all in next few hours/ days. Lets see the changelog this firmare offers.
Improved Navigation with Ovi Maps 3.0
Other changes noticed:
Better response from touch screen
Free RAM improvements
We will update the changelog list when we notice more changes.
The firmware v31 was first rumored in dailymobile forums 2 days ago when it got available for one member but was not available for anyone else. Nokia just released the update few hours ago officially. We also got alerted by our users- “NiceOne”, “Tero”, etc. Thanks buddies!
How to Update:
The firmware update should be available for you by one of the following methods-
1) Via Over the Air (FOTA): Just enter *#0000# on your dial screen of your phone, then go to options- check for updates.
2) Via Nokia Software Updater (NSU) Utility: Download the NSU here if you dont have already. Connect your device to your PC/ Laptop, start NSU and check for update.
If both methods fails for you, the update may not be available for your product code. Check at the Nokia website here if you are eligible for the firmware update by entering yout product code.
Note: Though the Nokia 5800 has User Data Prevention (UDP) feature which protects your settings and data while you update the phone but its always advisable to backup your data before updating the firmware.
Let us know in the comments below if the update is available for you and for what product codes. Also share your experience on what changes you notice with the firmware update.