Nokia 6120 upgrade available

Submitted: Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:51
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Hi All,

I have searched the forum to see if this had been posted (which it hasn't), so the Nokia update for the Next G 6120c is now available from the Nokia site. It is an application that you download and install on the computer and when you connect the phone and run the application, it checks via the internet the version required and proceeds to download the firmware.

The first phone takes approximately 30-40 minutes (depends on internet connection speed) where the firmware is downloaded to the computer and then installed onto the phone. Every phone thereafter will take approximately 5 minutes.

It was released last Friday (18/01/2008) and we have been using for a week and so far after 30 odd phones everything looks good.

The only bug I have come accross so far is if you try to upgrade the phone when the battery is not fully charged (ie dropped one bar), the updater application will tell you to fully charge the phone and try again. If you plug a charger in and hit retry, the application will lock up on a particular screen and will go no further (even though a little blue/white horizontal barber pole type progress bar flashes). If you get this message, cancel the update and re-run the application when the phone is charged.

My suggestion is to fully charge the battery or have on charge while doing the upgrade. Also to check version of phone, type into the keypad *#0000#. Most phones will display V 3.70. This upgrade will update to V 4.21 which will fix bluetooth related car kit issues.

The software can be downloaded from -> Nokia Software Updater

Note - this Software Updater does a whole swag of other Nokia phones as well.

Regards
David
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:45

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:45
David,

I was going to post this yesterday as I did mine the other day. Well done.

I did notice one thing after the upgrade make sure you manually turn the phone off and then on again - my microphone stopped working after the upgrade. It fixed itself after a restart.
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Follow Up By: Grungle - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:43

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:43
Hi David,

Cheers. Yes we have had a couple of weird things happen as well. After the update, the phone does cycle on and off but on one occasion I have had to remove the battery and restart to get the phone back to normal (even though the upgrade went smoothly).

So far we have not lost any of the users data or had a bad upgrade. Fingers crossed / touch wood though.

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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:31

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:31
Morning David,

I am looking for a replacement mobile, and being country based figure next G is the way to go.
Still doing my homework, so do you own a Nokia 6120? and if so
how do they perform in comparison to others?

Reason I ask is the Nokia 6120 classic was recommended to me, but it was recommended by the guy who was selling them!!

Any info would be appreciated.

Cheers
Michael
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Follow Up By: Garbutt - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:43

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:43
Michael

I have a Nokia 6120 given to me by Telstra after I complained about the ZTE I first had after changing from CDMA. I am very happy with the Nokia, its is not a "Blue tick" phone but performs very well everywhere I have needed it. It has coverage in the Mallee areas I reckon every bit as good as CDMA, my recommendation is don't touch anything labelled ZTE, stick with proven brand such as Nokia.

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Follow Up By: Grungle - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:39

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:39
Hi Michael,

Our company has the Jasjam (around 10) with the Bury carkits. So far I have been very happy with them both with reliability and range.

We are a Communications company so install carkits as a minor part of our business. So far this month we have been averaging around 10 a day because of the rush to change over to Next G. Types range from Telstra ZTE, LG, Samsung, Bury, and Nokia.

Carkit wise I would say that the Bury and Nokia are the best quality followed by the Genuine LG and Samsung kits and lastly the non-genuine LG and ZTE kits which would have to be the worst quality I have encountered.

The non-genuine LG is so bad that we refuse to mute them because once the mute is connected (whether the phone is connected or not), you can move the data box around under dash and as soon as it gets close to the fan motor or fuse box, the radio will mute and chatter on its own accord. The sheilding of the circuits is non-existant so the box is very susceptable to EMI.

The ZTE carkits can drop the audio randomly and I think it is based on a sequence of putting the phone in. I have found that on some occasions if you turn the car on and then connect the phone, the carkit will have some problems. However if you connect the phone and then start the car, it seems to be OK. I think the reason behind this is because there is no ignition sense wire for the kit, only +ve, -ve and 2 mute wires (one +ve and one ground activating). These are the ones that are really frustrating us at the moment and has my auto elecy perplexed.

Now with the phones I can't really say. I know that there are a hell of a lot of Nokia 6120's being sold as well as the ZTE F165 phones. Most people have said that they are pretty good but there are a few that cannot stand either of them. The LG's sold plenty early on but we don't seem to see as many carkits now compared to the ZTE and Nokia.

I would prefer to stay out of the debate on which phones are best as I have not had a chance to use any of them (except for the Jasjam) out in the field so I will leave it to others to have their say.

Regards
David
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Follow Up By: Member RayJen Paj05 (NSW) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 19:40

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 19:40
Michael, we both just got Nokia 6120 Classics with Telstra NextG - we have previously been right on the edge for a Telstra pre-paid (but this was not CDMA) and '3' mobile signal here in Mittagong (2.5k NE of town). VERY ordinary signal, frequent drop-outs, same for all visitors who come with different service providers.

New phones have 6 to 7 bars all day, no drop out, looking good!! I think we are happy (so far). :-))

Cheers, RayJen
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 21:08

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 21:08
Thank you people,

I guess it is the old story, what suits some does not always suit
others.

Nokia, as a company, rate fairly high in my books but I have a
Motorola in the town car and it has performed without any
problems at all.

However it was not a recommended brand for next G, at least
by the salesman.....who knows.

Next G, here I come..ready or not;))))

Cheers
Michael
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Reply By: MyGreenCruiser - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 13:53

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 13:53
I too did this upgrade several days ago. The software does say to plug in your charger before starting. The main benefit of the upgrade is that the problem with the blue tooth dropping out seems to be corrected. I can now use my Uniden Sat nav as a hands free car kit. Yipppeeee.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:44

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:44
Well,

You folks didn't search too well!

Check out Post 52655 I posted on 18th December, on exactly that issue and how it fixed the problem with the CK-7W car kit.

So, I WAS FIRST AND I WON!!!

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:49

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 18:49
OK, Oops.

I didn't read the Post properly before I jumped on the bandwagon did I:-))

What you're saying is that it is now available via the Phone Software Update facility rather than having to visit a Nokia Care Centre?



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Follow Up By: Grungle - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 19:36

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 19:36
Hi Sand Man,

Thats correct. The end user can now upgrade their own phone at home as opposed to sending it to a Nokia Care Centre and waiting 6-12 days for an upgrade that takes 30 minutes.

With the flood of 6120's into the market now, the NCC will be absolutely inundated with phones so avoid them where possible.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 20:25

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 20:25
No worries David,

6-12 days.....Wow where are you located?

I took my phone into the Adelaide Care Centre and they said it would be ready by the time I find a coffee shop and have one.

Went back about 50 mins later and it was ready.

Did you remember to back up your phone before overwriting it?

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Follow Up By: Grungle - Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 22:06

Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at 22:06
Hey Sand Man,

We are in Mackay Qld. To freight things to a NCC would take a day or 2, then a day or 2 to be processed and upgraded and then a day or 2 for return and this is a good turn around time.

Freight customers take second seat to walkins so if you are not in a major city then expect a week or more.

I managed a mobile phone repair centre for 6 years and was repairing 1600 - 2500 a week at our peak so am familiar with the workings.

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