Detailed Procedure To Change Product Code On Nokia N8 Mobile Phone

Written By Sam on 6 November 2010
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All the Nokia mobiles features a product code which can be used to identify a device by different applications. These products codes vary based to the region, language and color of the device. These product codes are used when you try to update the phone firmware. There may be times when you might want to change the product code of your mobile so that you can get the latest firmware which is currently not available for your product in your region. But if you see hell lot of features in the latest firmware and cannot wait that long until it comes to your region then you can follow the below procedure to change the product code on your Nokia mobiles like Nokia N8.

You can use “NaviFirm” to get the information about Nokia product codes that has got the latest firmware upgrade. Then you can use “Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)” to change product code so as to get the latest firmware upgrade. Later you can use the same software to change back the product code to the earlier value.

Procedure to Change Nokia N8 Product Code

Download the required applications to change the product code

NaviFirm
Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)

Obtaining Nokia Product Code with Latest Firmware Availability With NaviFirm

The first thing that we have to do is get the product code which enables us to get the latest firmware. Just run “NaviFirm” and select Nokia N8 from the “Products” Menu. This shows the firmware releases for N8. Select the latest firmware and you will be shown all the variants of N8 that can get the latest firmware update. Note down the product code which is more appropriate for your model.

Obtaining Nokia Product Code with Latest Firmware Availability Using NaviFirm

Changing Nokia Product Code With Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)

  • Connect your Nokia N8 Mobile to the PC using a data cable and run Nemesis Service Suite and you will see something similar to the below image. Click on the search icon present on the right top corner.
    Changing Nokia Product Code With Nemesis Service Suite
  • Now your device will be discovered and some information about the same is displayed. Now click on the “Phone Info” button which is shown in the image.
    Change Nokia Product Code
  • Now click on the “Read” button to display all the information about your mobile. Information such as “Product Code”, “HW Version”, “Manufacture Month”, “Order Number”, “Prod Serial Number” are displayed.
    Change Nokia 5800 Product Code
  • Now comes the most important step. Check the “Enabled” check box present after “Product Code” and after that change the value present in the “Product Code” box to the one we have noted down from “NaviFirm”. Finally click the “Write” button to change your product code.
    Change Nokia 5800 Product Code With NSS
  • Finally disconnect your mobile from the PC and restart it.

If you had followed all the steps correctly you will be successful in changing the product code of your Nokia N8 Mobile. Now you can upgrade your firmware which is not available in your region. Once you have done with upgrading your firmware you can change back the product code to the older value.

Note: Changing the product code will void the warranty of your mobile and if something goes wrong you will brick your Mobile. The article is written just for information purpose and we at TechHail will not be responsible if you damaged your mobile. So use it at your own risk.

4 Responses to “Detailed Procedure To Change Product Code On Nokia N8 Mobile Phone”

  1. Mohammed says:

    Did you manage to change the product code by following these procedures, I doubt if you did. Because, we see pics of 5800 illustrated not N8. Many including me tried this and other tricks that no one of them suceeded. I would be grateful if you can explain what you did.

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  3. Assam says:

    THIS DOES NOT WORK! At present (September 2011) there is no way of changing the product code of the N8.

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