Updating the Firmware for Nokia 5800

Mobile manufacturers keep releasing updated firmware versions to fix some bugs and also add new features. It is recommended to keep your phone updated with the latest firmware version to fix the bugs and also to have some added features. Here are some steps about how to update the firmware version for your Nokia 5800 XM,

  1. Take a backup of your phone using the Nokia PC Suite before you go for the updation.
  2. Make sure your phone has full battery level.
  3. To know what firmware version you have enter the number *#0000# from the key pad (as you enter numbers to make calls)
  4. Select Options and then click Check for Updates.
  5. Select Yes and choose the access point (Wi-Fi / WLAN / GPRS), it is recommended to go with your Wi-Fi / WLAN connection as they are much faster than your GPRS.
  6. When these steps are done, you will get the update for your phone and then you can follow the on screen instructions to complete the updation.

Some may get errors after they do the update, in that case you can go for a master rest. To do a master reset from the phone’s main screen type *#7780#, it will ask for the lock code enter 12345

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Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • Nokia user July 20, 2011, 6:08 pm

    My Nokia 5800 has gone all weird. The touch function is not responding at all. All I can do is answer and reject calls by using the red and green button. I am absolutely stuck, can not update software, reset to factory settings, nothing.

    In case anyone has faced a similar problem please tell me how it can be fixed. I am really stranded.

  • Ravi Shankar July 21, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I had a similar problem with Nokia n97 touch even the red and green button did not work. And the only option I was left with was to replace the touch in my phone.

    If you are using any screen protector then probably you can try removing it and see if that resolves the problem


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