ive just read two threads about debranding and changing the product code on the N95 so im just copying and pasting something ive wrote on a different forum for people to follow, lots of people have done it including me and have been successful btw
well the new nokia n95 firmware is now available via the nokia software updater
im just updating the firmware of mine now so il write a little guide on how to debrand and upgrade your N95 firmware
Install nokia pc suite and nokia software updater, make sure they are fully upto date
Plug in your phone and choose pc suite mode and install the drivers if you already havent
go into nokia pc suite and backup all your data using the option there.
disconnect your phone and go into menu,tools, memory card,options, back up phone memory to memory card
connect your phone to your pc and click pc suite mode. install NSS from herehttp://www.b-phreaks.co.uk/software.htm
now goto NSS from your start menu and click the magnifying glass (scan for ne device)
after that click the pic of the nokia 6600 (phone info)
where it says product code type in your required product code from the ones below and tick the enable box
0534851 CIS, Bulgaria
0534854 GREECE, CYPROS
0536065 EURO2 (the one i used, debranded UK product code)
0536072 CIS, Bulgaria
0536076 GREECE, CYPROS
now click on write and after a few seconds at the bottom left hand corner of NSS it should say done or successful or something.
after thats done close NSS and open nokia software updater
keep clicking next etc until it finds your phone and voila a new update is found.
let the nokia software do its job and you then should have a debranded UK version of the N95 with all features that should be there.
here are a few updates someone noticed:
Faster and more responsive
Nice new theme
Colours are now much better in photo's and its got slighlty less noise reduction although its still to much imo.
Wifi works slightly better and gets a better signal.
auto locks keypad
GPS got a lock quicker than before although its still best to be still.
there should be some more things but its too early to tell.
Remember to have a fully charged battery on the phone, make sure your pc doesnt crash, make sure you take the memory card out, make sure the USB cable stays in the PC and your phone, disable your antivirus etc, dont use your pc etc
Please note that this may void your warranty and i am not responsible if you mess it up, you do so at your own risk
lol well thats my tutorial on how to upgrade your N95
remember to restore your back up after that and enjoy your updated phone :wink:
if after you restore your phone you get phone startup failed contact retailer all you gotta do is switch the phone off and then press 3, *, and the green call key and while having these pressed switch the phone on at the same time.
let go and your phone should start up normal but your backup will be deleted. when you restore your backup again make sure you only restore the messages, contacts and calender entries as i think the settings cause the phone to fail.