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How to reflash a bricked Nokia 5230 or other Nokia phone with a failed firmware update. Part 2

Okay , so just in-case you stumbled upon this page first , this is the second part of a 2 part tutorial on how to reflash your bricked Nokia phone. Please CLICK HERE for part 1.

Let's get back to the action :

If the option to enable it is not available , go back to File>Manage Connections and reselect no connection at which time the option will become available. Then select Refurbish but read on before doing so. A error message may come up stating that a optional file is missing. Just select that you want to continue with the flashing. Please , as before , read on before doing so.

So after you select refurbish and yes to the dialog warning that may come up , the software will start the flashing procedure. About 3 seconds into the process it will ask you to press the power button on your phone. As before , this is a fast press and shorter than what you would do to switch on your phone.

Do this now.

Once pressed , the phone will restart and then start the flashing procedure normally with a white screen on the phone. The program will indicate the progress at is does its work.

When complete , the program will indicate this and verify that communication with the phone is working. You may be thinking to yourself at this stage : Hold on a second Mr internet guy , the program is saying its done but my phone is saying it's in local mode...what's this!?

This is totally normal and the program has not completed the flashing until the following dialog appears :

It this stage , your phone will still be in local mode for a few seconds and then proceed to switch off and restart. At this time , you can remove the data cable and insert your simcard and memory card back into the phone.

The phone will take you through all the settings like time , date and location and will then be working normally. You may want to use OVI Suite to update the firmware as the firmware that is loaded to the phone may be very outdated!

As with any worthwhile endeavour , here are the warnings and other legal stuff I need to include with this tutorial (I told you to read the whole thing before starting....you didn't right?)

You will lose all contacts or other forms of info saved in the phone. I am not responsible for how you use this info or any damages you may cause as a result of using it. If you're unsure and/or unwilling to try it , take it to Nokia and have them do it for you. It also goes without saying that you will lose any warranty on your phone if Nokia or it's service centres suspect that you flashed the phone yourself. Using custom firmware or forceful techniques like the one I was using when bricking my phone will also void any warranty on the phone so Nokia will charge you to fix it. If your phone was bricked during a firmware upgrade using OTA , Nokia OVI or Nokia Software Updater , they will probably repair this for free and without voiding your warranty.

If you're at all in doubt about any step, please feel free to contact me using the comment option below this post. I will try to reply within 1 day or sooner but it can sometimes take up to a week.

I hope that this worked for you and please feel free to leave feedback, comments or suggestions to this tutorial!

Kind Regards

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