Firmware update for the Nokia N95 8GB available

November 23, 2007 by  


Steve at All About Symbian reports about a new firmware update for the Nokia N95 8GB. This update takes your phone from v. 10.0.021 to 11.0.026. Quouting Nokia Europe ‘This software version includes performance and stability improvements to the browser and Nokia maps.’ The update seems to be available for EURO1 product code 0549487. Follow my instructions on how to upgrade your Nokia N95 firmware, you’ll also find more instructions on how to change the product code to make the firmware available for your device.

Update: I successfully changed my product code and updated the phone. Great to have and unbranded N95 8GB :)

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73 Responses to “Firmware update for the Nokia N95 8GB available”

  1. Fuzzy Orange on November 23rd, 2007 14:37


    I have installed and ran NSS, changed my code to 0549487
    Then reset the phone using the *#7370# method

    Connected it to PC but NUS is still saying there is no update available :(

  2. Dario Soltani on November 23rd, 2007 16:00

    Hi Fuzzy. I’m sure you didn’t change your product code, check the code again in NSS and let me know.

  3. Dario Soltani on November 23rd, 2007 16:03

    Unless you got the N95-1 classic or the N95-3?

  4. Zed Zepol on November 24th, 2007 13:04

    Managed to upgrade my N95 8G firmware from v 10 to v 11 but I noticed that every time a switch off my N95 8G it shows something like “installing” when switch back on. I am not not if it is tryin to install something or looking for a missing application as i never had this issue prior to the upgrade.

    Do you have any idea why its coming up with “installing” .

    Btw thanks for the great guide..

  5. Zed Zepol on November 24th, 2007 13:24

    It seems that most of my Java based installed app were affected by the upgrade.. well well I have to re install them as well..

  6. Dario Soltani on November 24th, 2007 16:36

    Hi Zed, thats because your phone is trying to install some uninstalled applications (they do that when you have upgraded the firmware). If the installing screen doesn’t go away I would delete some of the applications manually and install them again myself. Check in Menu – Applications – App.mgr.

  7. Zed Zepol on November 25th, 2007 00:03

    The installed applications got messed up after the upgrade.. Most of the applications can’t be uninstalled and the shortcuts in the Application are pointing incorrectly i.e when i select Gmail it open up the Dictionary. when I select the Dictionary it shows the MGMAP..

    Though re installing the app is fixing the problem.

    Btw , I noticed another problem when I use the voice commands after the upgrade it crashes my N95 8G ( unresponsive). I managed to fix it by going to VOice commands properties then turn it OFF then back ON again.

  8. Dario Soltani on November 25th, 2007 02:08

    Thanks for sharing Zed :)

  9. Steve on December 5th, 2007 18:51

    Hi guys, ive just updated the firmware on to 11. when it reloaded i noticed an option of TV in the menu list but before clicking it to see what it done i restored my phone from mass memory and now the tv icon has dissapeared :-(…. how do i get it back? any ideas?
    Cheers guys

  10. Dario Soltani on December 5th, 2007 20:09

    Hi Steve, that sounds really weird. I think that was an error of some kind…

  11. Steve on December 5th, 2007 20:22

    It was never there before, my be cos its on vodafone but not sure..

  12. Dario Soltani on December 5th, 2007 21:12

    might be the vodafone branding then. Check if your original product code has an update available yet.

  13. manny on December 6th, 2007 16:38

    I just my N95 8g directly from Nokia and it came with v 11.0.026. Had no issues, Camera is instant and no processing after taking the picture like my N95-1

  14. manny on December 6th, 2007 16:39

    correction to above, Instant picture processing UNLIKE the N95-1. Love this phone. GPS locks up with the Sats really fast.

  15. Dario Soltani on December 6th, 2007 17:28

    Hehe yeah manny the N95-2 (aka 8gb) is great! I hear the N82’s camera is even faster!

  16. Anucha on December 8th, 2007 18:10

    After upgrade to Fw 11 . I got a problem with wireless lan . Wireless lan can connect only max 1 hrs or 45/30/15 min and then browser hang . It seem wireless lan still connect with destination but nothing load or upload .If I close browser and try to make a new connect , my nokia still try to connect with destination but it cannnot. I try this with wireless lan in Hotel and Home , the result is the same . Only shut down and open N95 8 Gb is the only way can help , but however after connect with wifi it still the same way. If anybody facing with this problem like me ?

  17. Dario Soltani on December 9th, 2007 17:59

    Hi Anucha, I got the N95 8GB and have never experienced that myself. I’m running the latest firmware… Are you running some kind of firewall program or antivirus on your phone? I noticed those can mess with the Wifi.

  18. Anucha on December 9th, 2007 18:17

    Dario Soltani
    I install Norton Smart Phone in my mobile but I already closed it then try again , the reasult still the same .

  19. Anucha on December 9th, 2007 18:20

    Dario Soltani
    So u mean , u can connect wifi with Nokia N95 8GB more than 1 hour , with FW 11.0.026 ?

  20. Foad on December 11th, 2007 21:54

    Hey guys

    can you help me

    i have a nokia n95 8gb which did have v10 firmware

    i connect it to my computer and wanted to update it via nokia software updater,

    it came up with v11, so i decided to update

    it downloads the files and then updates the phone but…

    it gets to around 75% and then comes up with phone recovery

    telling me to take out battery, put it back in and switch on the phone

    which i do, but it restarts the installation procedure again, and then just goes in a loop, without actually installing anything onto my phone, which does not boot up at the moment

    what shall i do ?

    any help will be much appreciated


    foad izagaren

  21. jaspreet on December 18th, 2007 23:16
  22. Dario Soltani on December 18th, 2007 23:57

    Anucha: yes it works great for me.

  23. paul harvey on December 24th, 2007 01:13

    hi guys
    can you help with this one it seem a little bit petty i know but i made the firmware upgrade to my n95 8g as i coundnt get the phone to sinc with pc suite or i sync on mac thats now fixed but the new firmware has invalidated the access code for the spiderman 3 movie that came preinstalled on the phone any suggestions how to get the code working again?
    have you heard of this happening before?

  24. Dario Soltani on December 24th, 2007 11:44

    yes that always happens Paul. The only way of making it work again is if you made a backup of your memory card, if so you should be able to restore the backup and make the movie work again. Otherwise you’ll need to download the movie (legally of course!) elsewhere.

  25. pointdexler on December 25th, 2007 17:36

    Hi, I upgraded my phone to the new version but I noticed that my camera cannot focus properly and all the photo comes out blurred. I checked the nokia UK forum, it seems that quite alot of folks are having the same problem. Anyone from here have this problem? I am really upset that my 5MP now take pic like a 2MP camera now….. pls help

  26. fazrul on December 31st, 2007 02:41

    i would like to know why do we need to upgrade the new version.

  27. Dario Soltani on January 5th, 2008 02:14

    Pointdexler: Try the new update?

    Fazrul: Because it makes your phone better.

  28. johnbhoy on February 11th, 2008 02:23

    I am also suffering the wireless lan problems since upgrading to 11.0.026. I thought it may be a router issue but i have done factory reset and set wireless up with no security to make sure it was workin ok but no joy.

    This update has broken my wireless lan connection. I get the 4 small dots indicating i am connected to the LAN. But i keep getting the “no gateway reply”. Pain in the chuffin bum.

    DO NOT UPDATE if wireless lan is important to you.

  29. johnbhoy on February 11th, 2008 03:16

    re above. I managed to fix my wireless problem by manually inputting the ipv4 information on the phone.

    following is copied from nokia forums

    The gateway problem occurs with some routers only.

    The real solution for the “No Gateway reply” is exactly what epic mentioned in his post.

    U have to put the gateway on the phone manually by editing the tool – setting – connection – Access point – (select your access point) – option – edit – advanced – Ipv4 – manual

    And give the phone a static IP address (must be with the same range of the wireless router that means have the same first 3 sets of number e.g ( and define net mask (
    Then define the gateway by using the router IP address eg(
    And again use the same IP ( for the DNS address

    This 4 sure works if u have the NO GATEWAY REPLY

  30. doc on February 11th, 2008 10:10

    how can i delete themes from my nokia n95 8g …..ive tried threw themes,and ive tried file mgr but there is no installed theme for me 2 delete,,,,ive noticed that when i install themes some i can find them in themes and some disapear

  31. james on February 12th, 2008 11:30

    Hey all

    I did the firmware updgrade about a week ago to my N95 8gb and since then i’ve noticed the battery life is not as good and the phone has 3 times now just died on me. It has 3-4 bars left on the battery and then just says….low battery…. and switches off. Seems strange as the battery before was absolutely fine and with my usage i could easily get 2-3 days out of it. Now it seems i’m charging it daily. Has anyone else suffered this or any words of advice?

  32. Hiten on March 7th, 2008 15:28

    Hi! If I save/store more than two telephone nos in one contact say 3 and if that contact is calling from no 3, it does not display the name of stored contact person. And even it rings normal ringtone. but for first two nos it works fine. My firmware is 11.0.026 Does anyone have same problem with N95 8GB. Can this be rectified if upgraded to v15.0.015 Pl. reply.

  33. Thomas on March 7th, 2008 20:15

    This is my second firmware upgrade on my n95 8gb. the latest firmware is a bit faster than the previous. But now I got the ‘no reply from gateway’ problem. quite anoying when you are using different free hotspots and you have to configure each hotspot manually, change channels etc. Wouldnt recommend the latest firmware if you use Wifi a lot.

  34. Thomas on March 7th, 2008 20:29

    BTW a little tip which works when I get the no gateway reply – start web browsing on your operators data connection then go to options -> tools -> change connection and swith to the access point.

  35. Darryl on March 9th, 2008 13:10

    Hi, I have the same problem as pointdexler with my N95 8GB, I just got it and updated it but now the camera is not autofocusing and the pictures are all blurred, i read the manual and all it says is, check if your lense is clean(duh), same is with the video camera too. Please can someone help, i cant find any info about this issue?

  36. Dario Soltani on March 10th, 2008 00:36

    So many questions and so little time.

    The blurry camera is a v.11 problem I think. It was sorted with the v15 firmware (correct me if I’m wrong?).

    Hilten: Never noticed that? But I’m running v15 and I dont have many contacts with more than 2 numbers so I wouldn’t know.

    Thomas: Thanks for sharing!

    James: Sure you dont have any applications running in the background?

  37. Hiten on March 10th, 2008 16:01

    Thanks for reply. Can’t you try and check it? This is the problem with N95 & N95 8 GB, no problem with other Nokia phones.

  38. steven_s on March 11th, 2008 04:40

    Hey, in reference to what James has said. The same thing has happened to me twice now, and it’s really irratating seeing in how it happened both times when i was asleep and needed the alarm to wake me! Anyways I’ve only changed from n95-1 to n95-2 recently, and by the time i got the n95-2 i just straight away updated the firmware, so i wouldn’t know if it is a firmware problem. No programs running in the background, I’ve made sure of it.

  39. Dario Soltani on March 19th, 2008 11:52

    Hiten: I’ll look into it when I Have some time over.

    Steven_s: you guys should try to upgrade and see if its a firmware problem?

  40. jaco on March 22nd, 2008 18:44

    hi there, just succesfully changed the product code and upgraded to the latest version using the product code for hongkong/china. Thanks for the instructions. I just noticed that some of the applications that comes with the corresponding product code that i changed to cannot be opened because of missing database. Can you help me if you know where i can download the database of the talking dictionary inclided in the Hongkong/China Firmware? Thanks and more power

  41. Mangesh on April 15th, 2008 08:24

    Hi there, need some help.

    I have updated the firmware for Nokia N73m to the lates firmware.Post update, Contacts are not getting displayed on the phone display, allthough I can see the contacts in the nokia browser on the PC whenever I connect to the PC.

  42. Dave on April 16th, 2008 11:41


    Did you find out how to delete themes yet as I don’t know either!


  43. jonathan on April 27th, 2008 08:12

    I can uninstal themes with app manager..

  44. cK on May 29th, 2008 03:53

    I have problem updating my N95 8GB, I have changed the product code to EURO1 (0549487) version, but after 3/4 firmware download, the NSU responded with “currently there’s no software update for your
    phone”. But before proceed with download of firmware, the NSU did detects current firmware is v11.0.026 the the update version is v20.0.016
    I have also tried with different product code like the UK (0558787) but this one showed update available to v20.0.016 but when accepted the term and condition and proceed with download firmware, the same respond by the NSU “currently there’s no software update for your phone”

    Anybody has any idea to solve this problem?

  45. Taz Uk on June 10th, 2008 17:24

    Nice one Dario, now you can help me out with an issue please, ive got that installing error poppin up everytime i reboot, transfer etc. its killing my brain, what uninstalled software is it on about? themes etc.? How can you check all the applications on the phone, do you know of any software? thanks.

  46. Dario Soltani on June 10th, 2008 20:51

    Taz: sounds like you’ve upgraded your firmware but some of the software you’ve got installed isn’t working properly. I’ve had the same problem myself. The solution is to do a factory reset and reinstall the software you need.

  47. Taz Uk on June 11th, 2008 22:15

    yes your right, cheers, now i got to get rid of my tom tom and put it back in again, along with the other annoying applications, damn its a pain. Thanks for the tip man! =D

  48. Taz Uk on June 11th, 2008 22:36

    heha! didnt need a factory reset, i found the faulty application, phones back to normal, big tip to anyone else with this problem, get an app manager software, and you can view the software details, kudos to dario for helping me.

  49. timmy on July 4th, 2008 04:00

    hey i was wondering if eny 1 knows how to delete themes on the nokia n95 8GB is soo plz help


  50. Dave on July 15th, 2008 13:59

    Hi there,
    Wondering if anyone knows if there is anyway to go back to version 15 firmware ?
    I used Nokia Software Update and it told me version 20 was available so I updated it.
    I then discovered that O2 only support v 15 firmware.
    Couldn’t find a way to put it back via PC Suite / Nokia Software even with change of product code and Nokia Service Centre reiterated that once it has been upgraded it cannot go back.
    So wondering if anyone knows of anyway to put it back to version 15 ?

  51. Bboy on July 29th, 2008 12:14

    Following on from Johnbhoy’s post I would firstly like to say thanks! my wifi now works, yippee! :D On another note one line of the fix is very important, that being “And again use the same IP ( for the DNS address.”
    I didn’t think i’d have to as I have it set up on my router to assign DNS addresses automatically, but it didn’t work until I had put it in.
    Thanks once again!

  52. barry on August 11th, 2008 09:58

    hello there peeps i was wounderin if ny1 could help me with my Nokia N95 8GB i have been installing apps frm mosh nokia on my fone. I was installing the app and me battery went on me fone ever sinse then it comes up Installing when me fone eather switchin it off/on or usb when unplugged iv been threw all me apps in manger iv even deleted them whats on me fone still no joy if ny 1 could it would be a great help to me Thanks.

  53. Mihir Dave on August 17th, 2008 19:32

    Hi friends..
    i have a little problem… i have upgraded my firmware to V20 successfully.. but when i restart my phone something comes on the screen like “installing”. and it sticks for very long time…
    i will be thankful if someone helps me out…

  54. bolpen on September 30th, 2008 01:44


    “Taz: sounds like you’ve upgraded your firmware but some of the software you’ve got installed isn’t working properly. I’ve had the same problem myself. The solution is to do a factory reset and reinstall the software you need.” – Dario Soltani, June 10, 2008

    Just do a read through of previous postings. Answer lurks somewhere in the past.

  55. website designer essex on October 5th, 2008 21:49

    o2 now support firmware version 30.x
    orange only support up to firmward version 20.x

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  57. DN on November 19th, 2008 18:37

    Why cant I send and receive text messages in my new phone after re-installing my preivous backup?

    This is the second time now. I think the Nokia n95 is a crappy phone and if I have the choice I will be changing my phone.

    All kinds of people are having trouble with it. Come on nokia pull your finger out and help us, or we will all go elsewhere.

  58. RodrigoBDT on December 16th, 2008 01:57

    Eh instalado la Nueva Versión de Firmware 30.0.018 en mi nokia n95 8g 3ra y trato de instalarle la ultima version del fring y no logro hacerlo arrancar despues de finalizar la instalacion via web de fring

    arranca fring y se cierra solo

    alguien sabe que sera ??

    agregame al msn (pasesvip)



  59. Dario Soltani on December 19th, 2008 21:35

    DN: Thats basic mobile knowledge, not the phone. You need SMS / MMS configuration from your service provider… Contact them and they’ll help you.

  60. Jesus on January 29th, 2009 00:17

    Me pasa l mismo problema que a RodrigoBDT. El fring nuevo no se inicia, tampoco da ningun error… La version anterior si que iva genial porque la estuve usando

  61. Amilkar on March 5th, 2009 16:42

    Hello, first of all thanks for all posts, i have learn a lot, NOW TWO QUESTIONS
    1. how can I make a backup of the firmware that I have right now, just if case my upgrade go wrong, (MY MOBILE IS N95 8G) and how can I go back , just if case again.
    2. How can I know the firmware i have installed
    3. How can I upgrade without using an internet conection directly (my conection it’s real slow, so I was thinking to download the firmware first )

    Thanks a lot

  62. F_rank on July 29th, 2009 13:30

    @amikar: i think you couldn’t have a firmware update without using the internet at least the DSL 384kbps or up. because you have to download first the nokia software updater in then after which you can now start upgrading your phone. it is just simple though, it has instructions.

  63. aDy on September 25th, 2009 11:28

    Hello all,

    hope everyone is fine. Everyone is facin’ da same issue, I’ve really da forum fully and ths exactly da same issues my mobile is facin’ now, ESPECIALLY JAVA SUPPORTED APP are totally destoryed, un responsive, slow, auto OFF – ON. UNABLE TO CONNECT TO GPRS BY DEFAULT BROWZER, HANGING ISSUE.


  64. Jitendra on October 23rd, 2009 10:52

    i am having nokia n95 8gb, v10.0.021, RM-320, my brother bought it from U.K. and it was lockd with vodafone, i got it unlocked and i am using it but from last some months it started giving problems like mass memory not detecting. I want to upgrade it to the latest version and how to get back the mass memory . I am from India.


  65. kenton on February 17th, 2010 14:50

    hey every1 i got the nokia n95 8gb nd ive got a major problem i tried updating my software last nite. everyhting was goin fine it got 2 2mins remaining then claimed that it had bin disconnected i checked all connections to the fone nd computer nd the werent any problems, so i carried on with the process and it said it failed so i disconnected the fone and now when i turn the fone on the screen jst stays black i cnt try 2 reinstall the sftware cus i cant sync it to the comp wat can i do to resolve it??? all feedback will b welcome

  66. update on September 27th, 2010 13:13

    downloding sofwere

  67. shahram on September 30th, 2010 14:05

    update mobail nokia n95 8gb

  68. mechri on October 4th, 2010 15:04

    salut soltani,aidé moi svp comment faire pour telechargé un film comme spiderman 3 ou nimport sur mon Nokia N95 8GB,

  69. Web Developer on January 13th, 2011 17:29

    Its such a shame the the Symbian OS is on the back foot, I used to develop software for it back in the Psion days and it was groundbreaking at the time but then when the operators took a share in it innovation went out the window.

  70. usman on May 26th, 2011 19:42

    plz tell me what is the use of firmware and wats its use???
    plz could u email me plzzzzzzzzzzz
    i got n 95 8 gb

  71. Eljg on October 30th, 2011 13:28

    I was considering upgrading the firmware on my N95 8GB from version 20 to +30 then I read that it will delete everything and I am seriously wondering whether there is enough improvement in between the two to make it worth re-installing applications (some paid and some I cannot even remember where I got them from!). Does anyone know what are the major improvements? Thank you.

  72. Louis on January 24th, 2012 20:26

    last time i try to update the software for my phone half way my battery when off.. when i try to on my phone blank screen.. what should i do?

  73. gaurav on June 24th, 2013 04:12

    hi. i am in big trouble and in need of ur help . i ve jus unbranded my n95 8gb, got the firmware version 35. but when my nokia pc suit start to upgrade it to my phone it shows 15mins remaining. and shuts to restart but the problem is that my phone doesnot restart after that and pc suit shows disconected. what shuld i do. because i am keen to have that firmware on my phone..plz admin help me