NaviFirm Plus 2.7 and alternative ways to download Nokia Firmware

NaviFirm remained one of the best tool for downloading firmwares for Nokia smartphones for free, right from Nokia’s own servers. However few months ago, Nokia had decided to close the public access to Nokia firmware library and hence NaviFirm wasn’t able to work any further. The developer of NaviFirm+ has recently released a v2.7 that is supposed to work fine to download Nokia firmware images and is a donation ware. However with v2.3’s release the developer has enabled basic firmware downloading for FREE, that means you can search for the desired firmware with its PRODUCT CODE and download it for FREE. We also had discussed the best ways to download Nokia Firmware in this post.

NAVIFIRM is the ultimate all-purpose tool for downloading Nokia firmware images, obtaining lists of product codes, and finding the right product code for your phone. NAVIFIRM downloads all this straight from Nokia’s servers so you don’t have to wait for people to post data packages and lists of product codes.
NAVIFIRM is useful for just about anyone:
End users: Find product codes to use with NSS/NSU
Journalists: Be the first to know when new firmware hits NSU
Developers: Download ROM images for extracting files
Care Suite/Phoenix/box users: Download ROM images to flash Additional NSU servers can be added by editing Main.cs in the source code.

Features Available to non-donors:
– Search latest firmware version by Product Code
– Download latest firmware version
– Add Product Codes to the Favourite List to be notified of new firmware releases

Additional Features Available to donors only:
– Notification of firmware changes since last login.
– Freely browse all the Firmware versions available for any device.
– Download / Copy to ClipBoard, any firmware version.
– Shows hidden / replaced / removed variants (marked in red colour)

2.7 Change-Log:
– New: interrupted and incomplete downloads can be resumed, avoiding to download the whole file again!
– New: downloads can be temporarily paused and restored later
– New: migrated to .NET Framework v4
– Improved: if, for any reason, some firmware file is invalid, it will be automatically reported to NaviFirm+ server and it will be fixed asap.
– Improved: handling of server error messages sent to the client has been rewritten.
– Fixed: some panels sizes, were not restored properly on launch.
– Fixed: changed the default value to optional = false during the vpl parsing.
– Fixed: in a very particular case, the product list was empty.
– Fixed: double-click on download window to open the destination path was not working properly when clicking on labels.

2.6 Change-Log:
– Improved: keeps the windows and panel sizes preferences for the GUI.
– Improved: handling of wrong text/html responses, instead of text/xml.
– Improved: handling of “product code not found on caresuite”.
– Improved: handling of corrupted cache files. The corrupted cached file will be automatically deleted and content will be donwloaded again.

2.5 Change-Log:
– Improved: Welcome Message can now be scrolled
– Improved: minor GUI changes
– Fixed: crash when downloading a firmware which has been found through Nokia Care Suite and user is donor
– Fixed: the item “Upload New Product Codes” is now disabled properly
– Fixed: filters gets cleared when searching on Nokia Care Suite

Change-Log v2.4:
– New: Variants that (for any reason) have been replace/removed/hidden from Nokia Care Suite server, will be shown by NaviFirm+ in RED colour.
You can change this behaviour by manually editing the Config_v2.xml file and set ShowHiddenVariants to False.
– Improved: Favourite list can now detect new Variants available for the same Product Code / Software Release (it can happen when a variant is replaced by Nokia with another)

– Improved: it is possible to donate using Credit Card or Skrill/MoneyBookers. These donations are accepted worldwide, also from counties not supported by PayPal.

2.3 Change-Log:
Non-donors will be happy to know that in this release, they can use some basic features of NaviFirm+ without needed to login 😉
These are the NaviFirm+ features available to Non-donors:
– insert a Product Code to check the latest available release in Nokia Care Suite server
– download the latest available release from Nokia Care Suite server
– add some Product Code to the Favourite list to be notified when a new software release is available in Nokia Care Suite server

– New: Search in Nokia Care Suite feature (available to non-donors too).
You can now insert a Product Code in the textbox to search for it in Nokia Care Suite Server
Non-donors that were using Nokia Care Suite Tool to search for new firmware versions, can totally replace it with NaviFirm+ 😉
– Improved: the Favourite Product Codes feature has been opened to the non-donors too.
– Improved: minor GUI changes
– Fixed: some issues in the auto-update features (delay for the app-restart was too short)

2.2 Change-Log:
– Improved: Favourite Product Codes are now save on a different file MyProductCode.xml
– Improved: internal code refactoring for better maintenance
– Improved: minor GUI changes
– Fixed: unexpected crash when selecting the variant, while the cache was automatically cleared
– Fixed: sometimes users received the message “invalid username or password”

– Known Issues: doesn’t support proxy. Proxy support will be added in next releases.

NaviFirm+ 2.1 Change-Log:
New: you can now report missing Product Code, by uploading a .txt list of product codes to the server, so the missing Product Codes will be added to the database. “Product Codes > Upload New Product Codes to NaviFirm+”
the product codes listed in the .txt file should follow any of these formats:
059S917:RM-892 VAR GB CV WHITE
– Improved: Favourite Product Codes list has been limited to a maximum of 10 entries
– Improved: prevents running multiple NaviFirm+ instances
– Fixed: all the date time fields are now saved as UTC format, fixing some cache handling issues
– Known Issues: doesn’t support proxy. Proxy support will be added in next releases.

Alternative Free Way to Download Nokia Firmware

Since NaviFirm+ full version will cost you minimum 3 Euros, you can probably use best ways to download Nokia Firmware in this post or Mr Crab’s Nokia Firmware Site to download the firmware images for your Nokia Smartphone for FREE.