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Nokia N96 Software Upgrade Available (version 11.018 or 11.101)


Posted on October 21st, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive. 46 comments

If you are using Nokia N96, Nokia has released new software upgrade last week for most of the regions. The software will upgrade Nokia N96 to version 11.018 or 11.101 depends on your regions. These software releases contain improvements in the Live TV application (read more about Live TV here), sharper pictures through better imaging quality and autofocus accuracy, and faster system wide execution speed.

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This software release is available through either the Nokia Software Updater or directly through your Nokia N96. To get this software through your Nokia N96, click Menu > Tools > Utilities > Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts. Remember that you can also use Wi-Fi to download the update.

See a change log and bug fixes from symbian-freak below

  • Mobile TV is unable to set the platform guide after phone reboot
  • DM settings aren’t generated automatically, when Email settings are defined in variant
  • Audio: Phone resets when plugging/unplugging headset for several times during music playback
  • Video call: White or black screen flashes when power saver time-out expires during an active video call
  • 3D Ringing tone is too low, almost nothing cannot be heard during MT voice call
  • Illumination with Voice call: During an active voice call, power saver displays when power saver time-out expires and then phone goes to sleep mode while the call is still ongoing
  • Image Quality improvements
  • Device slows down when large numbers of pictures are transferred to the device
  • Slow to open the Reply screen for an SMS
  • ViewServ11 crashes under high CPU load
  • Phone jams or resets when taking photo during low power audio playback
  • Phone freezes after a new SMS is received during Visual Radio playback
  • Other error fixes related to general system stability improvements
  • DVB-H: It is not possible to access the TV services
  • DVB-H: No USER AGENT string in HTTP POST request
  • DVB-H: DVB-H receiver “Black Screen 2MB fix from TI”
  • DVB-H: Low audio volume in Mobile TV. DVB-H audio volume level is now set to be similar to N77




  • Lee

    I have tried to update an unlocked n96 with the software updater as it said one was available and the first time i did it it bricked my phone, tried again with a new handset and the phone crashed and the updater said it had failed. also no update on the device manager either, i don’t want to risk another brick but i need the updates as the phone has a lot of problems, anyone got any ideas?

  • francesco

    hallo i just got it a n96…i would like to know if is possible to change language on it because i am italian and this phone does not have and how can i set time and date????grazie

  • Prem

    Hello chows jus now i got an update 11.0.1 and is successful..but the problem with messages such as slow reply, message opening exists..Need a quick remedy..

  • http://www.gsmarena.com Shadow

    To Francesco,

    Update to 11.101

    Italian Language is available !

  • herbert nusselder

    someone knows maybe how to delete
    e mail adresses from nokia n96 under the menu messaging

    thanks for the update

  • Dougie

    This UPDATE doesn’t do what it says on the tin!!! Nokia need to spend more time on this! Its seriously annoying!

  • andy

    i purchased a n96 when they first came out as did my wife as nokia have a good rep. well its the worst phone i have ever brought 500 quid on a piece of garbage freezes,shuts down, locks off itself,never picks up updates via phone only works by xp doesnt like vista so not compatible i really want to throw this through a window or swap for a samsung never had aproblem with the f700 or e900 or any other i have had .would not recomend this phone to anyone ..

  • Ian Wingrove

    I agree this has to be the worst phone ever build quality is cheap & the software is all over the place if it was a car it would be recalled

  • ali

    N96 is the biggest failure model of nokia launched in 2008.Nokia does not believe in replying to emails in a prompt manner.

  • Mark

    I agree that this is the worst phone Nokia have made to date, i have had nothing but problems with my 96 since i got it the 1st week it came out, it freezes, re-starts itself at the most annoying of moments, and generally does NOT do exactly what it says on the tin!! It is the biggest pile of s#*t that i’ve had the misfortune to own! I had two N95’s before, one of the 1st ones and an 8 Gig version which i didn’t think were too bad, the older one actually being the better of the two because of being able to fit in a bigger memory , but nokia seriously need to go right back to the drawing board with the N96 and start again, and what’s more they shouldn’t be charging “US” the guinea pigs for testing thier sodding phones out!!

  • julie ann

    this is the worst phone i have ever coma across. black screen, have to turn it off take battery out n restart. silent mode does not work at all. tried going into settings but nothing works. wish i had stuck to my samsung phones

  • Robyn

    I thought the N96 was meant to specialize on video’s and is advertised as no.1 for watching videos on??? what a f*@king joke that is, besides all the other problems I also have with mine, I cant even access my videos. I only have about 6-8 small clips I have taken and every time I try to view them the phone freezes and I have to take the battery out and restart it and even then it is slow and freezes continuously with anything I do. I am disgusted in this phone, as I paid just under $1000 australian when it first came out…….PISSED.

  • Fayyaz Bin Riaz

    sir kindly i ve N96.but i have short problem.my phone turn off automatically.after phone call.plz reply me what is the reason.
    i m not satisfied about my Mobile

  • Jake Ellul

    The N96 is the worst phone nokia have ever made with the cheap quaility materials not to talk about all the software problems like freezing turning off n just giving me a blank screen. I’ve taken my phone back to nokia care 3time’s n each time thay have replaced my N96 with a brand new one n each time i have the same pathetic problem’s with them all. . .Nokia this phone really needs to be looked over n fixed if u want loyal customers. . .I hate my N96!!!

  • wale

    i have nokia n96-1 with firware r247v11.101, but the mobile tv unable to search programme guilde, its show programme guild failed, i need help to fix it up, thanks

  • http://www.sanyboys.blogfa.com parviz

    software nokia n96 2010 pleas
    what my phon leren reset?
    no delet sms!
    tankio

  • ricardo

    is there an update for nokia n96 replic ?

  • aaron

    i would just like to say i had an n96 and have now got a new phone thank christ,gotta agree with a few people on here the n96 is possibly the worst phone i have ever had just needed 2 get that out coz the amount of problems i had with it absolute nightmare!!!shame on you nokia!!!!

  • ewu

    Nokia n96!!1Kai.worst phone on planet earth!!!

  • Eunice

    Totally disappointed with the Nokia N96, it’s crashing periodically, turning off on its own, slower than the Nokia i got 5years ago (which works properly). I want to know what is up with the upgrade software, why is it not working (and do i have to delete the content on my phone so that it can?). Also i want to know what is up with it being slow, it has 16 Gigs in built and i put in another 4 Gigs and it’s almost full. Its content is not supposed to mess with the speed, they gave it a big memory, do i have to pay for it with a slow functioning phone?

    If it does not work out this will officially be the last Nokia i ever get. [Cost me $500!!!!!……WHY NOKIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

  • umar

    i agree with all of you above its a shit phone it switches off on its own and restarts again it is a bullshit..with no reason its software gets corrupted its more than enough NOKIA should think over it to save their customer

  • http://none viral

    it does not hav add to playlist option in recently added items
    it should be there
    think over it

  • kosala (sri lanka)

    i have n96…. i got it it just came this country…. i pay 90 000 Rs ….it so sad to say that was the biggest foolish thing i ever do…….. the tv doesn’t work…. music player not start wen it slap to down …….. no option to add songs to play list…… it has 5mp com but photos like bull shit….(my n73 3.2mp had better than this shit…. ) the only good thin is 16gb memory…… it just like i d pay 90 000 .Rs to 16gb pen drive……….

  • steve uk

    after reading all these reports im giving up and trashing this phone after loads of freezing up and not doing what its supposed to do nokia need to sort out there act going back to samsung

  • http://ashikailaryea@yahoo.com Frank

    I have NOKIA N96, which i can’t open the life TV. Send to the service provider yet still ,I went to the authorized dealer still nothing come’s out it. Am still need the TV Help to solve this problem THANKSS

  • andy-h

    screen blank sometimes, the phone has no set procedure it sometimes comes on fine its 50/50,i tried everything to fix this phone ,soft reset, hard reset, firmware, software i agree it has always been a problem phone can sometimes take ten minutes to get access to a incoming text, i believe it all comes back to the software, i finally gave up and put it into a repair shop and he said its the software needs re-installed properly, wiill keep you updated when i get the phone back

  • glory

    this fone is full of shit

  • Sekar

    now iam using nokia n96 version 30.033….
    this new version better then for old verssion 
    now my mobile working properly 
    if anybody want to update contact me 
    (sekarcma5489@gmail:disqus .com)
    +919965330066 INDIA(tamilnadu)

  • kamelle

    no… my nokia N96 works well and my life ain’t complete without it.. it just depends on how you use it people.! :P

  • Nokia96

    yaaa i know! my software got damaged now i can not use my camera and my device is soooo slow can anyone help me give me any website to download the new software….
    ranykrenbeh@yahoo.com

  • Nokia96

    yaaa i know! my software got damaged now i can not use my camera and my device is soooo slow can anyone help me give me any website to download the new software….
    ranykrenbeh@yahoo.com

  • Ignetius Mashile

    Have you managed to solve the problem

  • ameer

    hello friend i want speke you,,,,,,,,

  • Haadiaamir

    My camera is not working….. Error saying “Feature not supported” what to do??

  • J_att_2008

    i olso hve this problem…………wat to do nw to start the camera????
    plz help us…

  • Dkawesa

    i need help on how to update pliz help me coz i have failed

  • Ajmaalanas

     Install Phoniex 2011 or 2012 and downgrade to 20.0xxxx version

  • christopher

    the camera freez but its telling me that there is no space but if i put it off and on than it take s pic so what can i do to soluf the probleme

  • christopher

     where do i get it from bru

  • Tshepo

    my fone was not work it switch’s off and the screen was blank as for the camera never function, so this Indian guy install some software for me.so i want to know the name of software and how to install it 

  • Ali Raza

    my phone is not working properely……..plz tell me how can i install new software in it……….

  • raj

    i have uninstall ngage hoe 2 install

  • raj

    i have uninstall n gage how 2 install

  • raj

    for reply send me mail in crazysagar95@yahoo.com

  • R Arya

    I have tried to update an unlocked n96 with the software updater as it
    said one was available and the first time i did it it bricked my phone,
    tried again with a new handset and the phone crashed and the updater
    said it had failed. also no update on the device manager either, i don’t
    want to risk another brick but i need the updates as the phone has a
    lot of problems, anyone got any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Princeasad99 Asad Khursheed

    my mobile in skype not sign in whats probelem dat