Reasons why network operators would like to embed their own firmware in handsets include, in no particular order: This means that there is inevitably going to be a delay between the moment when the manufacturer releases a new version of the firmware that can be installed into vanilla handsets and the moment when the network operators have caught up and modified their own versions of the new firmware.
For example, at the time of writing this, the latest version of the firmware for T-Mobile's N95 is v14.0.001 while the vanilla version available now is v21.0.016.
Even I changed my phone code in NSS sofware then I went to to get the latest version software for my N95 when I installed in my PC then I connected to my phone, so within 5 minutes update done. My friends yu need to do this:1-Backup to sdcard .2-Plug your phone to pc on pcsuite mode.3-Open NSS and click scan for new device.4-Click phone info.5-Click read.6-In product code change yours for your phone code to 0534841.6-Mark enable next to the new code.7-Click write.8-Click read again to verify the change.9-Close NSS and open Nokia Software Update and follow the steps to update.10-Your phone is... when I try to upgrade my N95's firmware using Nokia Updater it tels me that 12.0.013 is the latest version. My question is: If I have a Nokia N95-3 (North American version),can I use Nemesys software to change the language pack?
The cell phone is really good and easy to use, it has a 5 Megapixel Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-fi and many more cool features.
Firmware is the software embedded in the handset that defines things like the phone's menus and other things like pre-defined media (images, music clips, videos etc.), and basically makes the phone "work".
This is as opposed to user-installed software like Google Maps, installable themes and other add-ons that you can download off the Internet and transfer over to your handset.
Switch your device on and connect it to your PC using the USB cable.
Remember always take backup of your phone before updating your phone firmware, as all data is lost during the update.