Detailed Procedure on How To Change Product Code on Nokia Symbian Mobiles

Written By Sam on 24 July 2010
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If you are Nokia user with Symbian OS Series 60 3rd edition or 5th edition then you must be knowing that every Nokia mobile will have a “Product Code“. All the Nokia Mobiles Like N97, 5800, 5230, E71, E75, N72 have got a Product Code which depends on many things like – “Mobile Model”, “Mobile Color”, “Region and Language” and “Network”. If you are not sure about your Nokia Product Code you can find it under the battery which is a 7 digit number.

What is Nokia Product Code

From and end user perspective “Product Code” is useful when you are trying to update the firmware of your Nokia mobile. When you connect your Mobile to the PC and run the Nokia Software Updater, it looks at the product code of your mobile and checks for any Firmware or Software update. Changing Product Code in these situations will help you to get the latest firmware which may not be available for your product code.

Changing Nokia Product Code

You can use a tool called “NaviFirm” to get the information about product codes that has got the latest firmware upgrade. After that you can use “Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)” to change product code of Nokia Mobiles to upgrade your current firmware. But remember that changing the product code of Nokia Mobiles will void the warranty of your mobile and if you do something wrong you might end up bricking your mobile. BTW I used this method successfully on many mobiles to chnage the product code.

How to Change Product Code of Nokia Mobiles

Download the required applications to change the product code on Nokia Mobiles.

NaviFirm
Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)

Obtaining Nokia Product Codes for Latest Firmware Availability Using NaviFirm

The first thing that has to be done is to get the product code which will allow us to get the latest firmware. Just run “NaviFirm” and select your mobile model (Nokia 5800, E71, E63, N97, N72, 5230 etc) from the “Products” Menu. This shows the firmware releases for the current model. Select the latest firmware update and you will be shown all the Nokia variants that are eligible to get the latest firmware update. Note down the product code which is more appropriate for your region.

Obtaining Nokia Product Code with Latest Firmware Availability Using NaviFirm

Changing Nokia Product Code With Nemesis Service Suite (NSS)

  • Connect your Nokia 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 Mobile 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 Nokia mobile. Information such as “Product Code”, “HW Version”, “Manufacture Month”, “Order Number”, “Prod Serial Number” of your Nokia Mobile are displayed.
    Change Nokia 5800 Product Code
  • Now comes the most important step. Once you have successfully read the values from your mobile, 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”. The value will be something like “05xxxxx”. Finally click the “Write” button to change your product code.
    Change Nokia 5800 Product Code With NSS
  • Now disconnect your Nokia mobile from the PC and power it off. Now power it on and connect to the PC. Use the Nokia Software Updater to get the latest firmware for your Nokia Mobile.
  • You can now revert back the product code to the older value using the previous steps

If you had followed all the steps correctly you will be able to change the product code of your Nokia Mobile. Once you are done with changing the product code you can easily upgrade to the latest firmware. After you are done with upgrading your firmware you can change back the product code to the older value. If you have forgotten your product code don’t worry as it is printed below the battery.

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

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