According to SmartMobil, Nokia will be closing the open connection to Nokia’s online firmware and authorized login would be required to download the firmware files. This implies that users won’t be able to download firmware files through unofficial channels like NaviFirm. This move of Nokia will adversely impact the custom firmware cooking. Users won’t be able to download the latest firmware files for offline usage / flashing via Phoenix. Only Nokia Suite and Nokia Software updater would be used for official updating purposes.
IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN 12-21-2012 FROM NOKIA: Nokia will close open connection to Nokia Firmware Repository during January 2013 and Implement access control. Ater this, the Nokia Online login is required to access Nokia Firmware Repository. During transition phase (December 2012 – January 2013), both open and restricted channels are open, but the open channel will be closed at the end of January 2013 After this, application updates and device software downloading are possible only by using the latest software releases with service NOL login supported.
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