Updating n95 8gb firmware
Unfortunately, we cannot report any changes at the moment but we try our best to get a changelog as soon as possible.
Unlike all current Nokias the N95 and the N95 8GB do not feature UDP so that you need to backup all your data before updating the device.
Note that by proceeding with the upgrade in the manner described hereafter you will void the warranty on your handset and you may lose some operator-specific functions. One method they have of protecting them is by installing customized firmware into the phones that they provide to their subscribers.
Firmware is the software embedded in the handset that defines things like the phone's menus and other things like pre-defined media (images, music clips, videos etc.), and basically makes the phone "work".
To be honest po, have you noticed, experienced or felt all these improvements when you have updated?
What we're going to have to do is change the product code of the handset to that of a vanilla handset in the correct region.
Be aware that user data is not preserved in a firmware update on the N95 range, so you must back up your data first if you want to keep it.
The N82 also gets v35, though this does have User Data Preservation, making the upgrade a little easier.
For example, at the time of writing this, the latest version of the firmware for T-Mobile's N95 is v14.0.001 while the vanilla version available now is v21.0.016.
The product code is the code that identifies the model of the phone, the network that provided it and the region in which it was sold (in order to have the correct languages installed).