Tag Archive: Nokia N8

Product Codes – Nokia N8

Few N8 Product codes (to be used with Phoenix and generic Nokia microUSB cable):

0598807: CHINA  BLUE
0599901: CIS BLU
0598997: EURO1 UK/ IRELAND
0599892: EURO1  ALPS
0599891: EURO1  FRANCE
0599857: EURO1  ITALY
0599890: EURO1  MALTA
0599001: EURO1  UK & IRELAND
0599893: EURO2  Western Europe
0599896: EURO3 Central Europe
0599456: MEA1 BLU
059C5Q6: United Kingdom GB
0599230: NAM BLUE
0599002: RUSSIAN BLU


Nokia N8 debranding available.

So, you got your Nokia N8 but is branded (various operator) and you wanna get rid of their junk…

All what you need is Phoenix Service Software 2010.08.004.41526 and genuine Nokia microUSB cable and , of course Firmware (if you know specific Product Code it’s ok). NO OTHER PHOENIX VERSION WILL WORK and ONLY NOKIA CABLE WORKING!!! (spent 5 hours while find this out!). Also remove memory card before proceed! READ carefully next tutorial (thanks to me.dhillon)…

How To Use Phoenix Service Software To Update Your Nokia Phone With The Latest

Things to be kept in mind before installing Phoenix Service Software:

1. Remove Nokia PC Suite, Nokia Software Updater, Nokia Care
Suite, Nokia Modem Drivers, Nokia Connectivity Drivers and all
other Nokia stuff from your system through Control
Panel>Add/Remove Programs.
2. Restart your PC.
3. Do not connect your phone before installing Phoenix software.

4. Now ensure you have no antivirus software or any other software
running on your pc or in the system tray while you are using
Phoenix. You should turn them off while using Phoenix. Make sure
your system hasn’t got any hanging problem.
5. Turn off your screensaver.
6. Charge your phone battery to at least 50%. Although flashing
takes only 8-9 minutes.

Installing Phoenix Service Software 2008:
1.Download above mentioned specific Version Of Phoenix Service Software 2008 (Google it).
2. If you have older version of Phoenix, no need to uninstall it. This latest version will automatically replace it.
3. Install the software. Be patient!
4. Don’t run Phoenix software now.
5. Connect your Nokia handset to your pc with USB cable in PC Suite mode.
6. Windows will start installing the connectivity drivers as soon as you connect the phone. Let it install completely.

Installing Firmware Files From The Offline Package You Downloaded:
1. If your firmware file is in .rar format, first extract it using WinRar on desktop.
2. On desktop you will find .exe file of your firmware file.
3. Install the exe file. It will install it to default location of C:\Program files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\

4. Be sure you install updated firmware. You cannot downgrade your phone’s firmware in BB5 phones which includes all new Nokia phones including N-Series.

5. Phoenix allows downgrading but your phone doesn’t allow it as your phone has some special security built into it. So no use of trying it. You’ll get an error message.

6. You can reinstall your current firmware also if you have its
package. It is supported. It can also sometimes solve little issues.
7.You can get links to latest firmware files for your phone using Google.

Flashing Procedure [Updating to latest firmware]:
1. Open Phoenix Service Software.
2. Connect your phone in PC Suite Mode
3. In Phoenix, click File>Manage Connections.
4. Now click New.
5. Now select the type of cable you are using. If you are using DKE-
2, CA-53 [N-Series] cable, select USB.
6. Click Next. It will find your product and say FOUND. If it doesn’t find any, you can try changing your cable type by clicking Back.
7. Click Next and then Finish.
8. Now your cable type [USB] appears in the connection list. Select it. Click APPLY and then CLOSE.
9. Now select File>Open Product.
10. A list of RM code will open. Select your phone’s RM code. Like RM-596 for Nokia N8. Click OK
11. Now select File>Scan Product.
12. Your phone’s firmware info will appear at the extreme bottom of the Phoenix window.
13. Now go to Flashing>Firmware Update.
14. A window will open.
15. On that window click Browse button [the one with three dots].
16. A window will open with various products and various regions. Choose the region or country of your choice according to the
language pack you want to install.
17. Click Ok.
18. Click Refurbish.

19. Now your actual flashing has started. Don’t touch your phone or press any button until the flashing has finished. Also don’t touch your data cable and your computer system.
20. At the end Phoenix will tell you to remove your phone as the flashing has finished.
21. Now wait for your phone to reboot into latest firmware.
22. The flashing procedure takes 8-9 minutes.

Flashing dead phones [Which show only white screen on startup]
Note: You can install any firmware in dead phones whether it is latest and
or the old one.
1. The procedure is the same for flashing Dead phones.
2. Start Phoenix. Connect your phone with USB Cable [phone is off at this time].
3. Click File>Open Product. Select your RM code from the window that appears. Click OK.
4. Click File> Manage Connections. Select No Connection. Then APPLY and CLOSE.
5. Now straight away click Flashing>Firmware Update.
6. A window will open. Click on Browse button [the one with 3 dots].
7. A window will open with various products and various regions.
Choose the region or country of your choice according to the
language pack you want to install.
8. Check the option “Dead Phone USB Flashing”.
9. Click Refurbish.
10. Flashing has started.
11. After some seconds flashing will pause asking you to turn your phone ON.
12. Press POWER button of your phone until backlight comes up.
13. Flashing will proceed.
14. Your phone will automatically start when the flashing finishes.

After finish you can safely remove your data cable from handset.

Enjoy your generic Nokia N8 🙂