Nokia 5230 Firmware Update – v12.0.089

Update – Nokia 5230 Firmware v12.0.089 is now hackable !

If you have Nokia 5230 and you wish to check whether a new firmware is available for your phone, go to Menu>Applications>Tools>SW update. Yesterday i checked and found that an updated  firmware v12.0.089 is available.

5230 firmware update

5230 firmware update

5230 firmware update

Over the air (OTA) update is currently not available so you have to update Nopkia 5230 firmware via PC suite. As the 5230 sales package differs region wise, there may be no USB data cable in your sales package, in that case you need to purchase Nokia CA-101 USB cable to update the firmware. After installing Nokia 5230 PC suite in your computer, attach your phone via USB cable and select PC suite mode.

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

Now if you will type *#0000# on your phone’s homescreen, it will show you the updated firmware version 12.0.089.

Nokia 5230 Firmware Update

If you have any questions/doubts, feel free to ask through he comment form below.

NOTE : Nokia 5230 firmware v12.0.089 is unhackable now hackable. Visit this link to Hack your Nokia 5230.

73 Responses to “Nokia 5230 Firmware Update – v12.0.089”

  1. Harun Says:

    To day i update my 5230 firmware to version 12.0.089 via internet. Its work guys..no problem if you don’t have data cable.

  2. waqyum Says:

    May i know how you did that without data cable?

  3. Harun Says:

    Its simple..
    1.open aplications menu.
    2.open software update.
    3.your phone will automatically refresh the available software.
    4.choose the 12.0.089 software from the list.
    5.press option.
    6.press start update
    7.your telephone will automatically download the software(be sure you have good data connection, i use 3G)
    8.after download is done, the software will automatically installed.
    9.it take a few minutes and your phone will restart.
    10.after that you can check your new software 12.0.086 by press *#0000#

  4. Gagan1491 Says:

    What is new in this new software update……..?????

  5. waqyum Says:

    That’s called OTA (over the air) update.I checked but it was not available in my case.

  6. hypersomniac Says:

    Does anyone have the release notes for this update?

  7. jc Says:

    I think the accelerometer reacts faster compare to the last firmware. That’s the only thing i’ve noticed. I’m still hoping for the landscape homescreen like in n97. I hope nokia give it to us, 5230/5530/x6 users, like they give the kinetic scrolling for the 5800 users.

  8. jc Says:

    hey guys, do you have photo editor app for 5230? Yah, I know, we have it already on our images and video gallery but i’m looking for the adobe photoshop kinda type. I need it coz the editor on our phone is very limited. You can’t even flip the picture horizontally or vertically. Please if you have, kindly post the site or the link… Thanks.

  9. Dave Says:

    ..i manage to update the firmware via OTA..but can’t tell the difference..can anyone tell me what’s been improved.

    thanks.

  10. quro Says:

    i just updated 2day.. and i think i found something bad.. try to set the touch vib on, touch tone on, and key tone on..

    then try the telephone, the number (1-0) and also the * and # didn’t sound any tone when you touch but else do, the weird is, it is related with key tone, turn it off and you got the tone :( sucks, as far as i remember, it works just fine b4..

    the other is, contact bar doesnt vib or sound when you touch it (or im the one who just forgot that it is not).. that 2 prob seems not solved by factory reset and dont wonna try hard reset, its wastin my time after all..

    i think it is still lotta bug nested there that we dont know :(

  11. CRose Says:

    I for some reason can’t update for the life of me!
    I’ve tried OTA and OVI suite but no luck.

    Are some models locked from updating?

  12. bryanking Says:

    i think this version has a bug on it i cant intalled any application after i upgraded my firmware somebody help me please

  13. So Fly Says:

    I have installed the update, I used OTA. I think ovi suite is very slow. I would say there is a noticable change to how the accelerometer responds, its faster…just a bit. I think ovi music has been updated as well. The sound quality has changed a bit. The gps has become a little poor…or maybe it is just my phone. It takes a little longer to acquire satelite signals. They haven’t fixed the system error u get when you press the clock in models with that problem. Thats about all I have noticed so far.

  14. sameer Says:

    have anybody tried to hack new firmware?

  15. dan Says:

    oh shoot – i bought the phone and shortly afterwards updated the firmware to 12.0.089

    Now I found, it could be handy to hack my phone (too late ?)

    can anyone confirm that this firmware is unhackable? How long may it take until new hack for this firmware is available ?

  16. waqyum Says:

    @dan
    Good news for you.firmware v12.0.089 is now hackable.
    http://nokia5230.com/nokia-5230-hacking-tutorial/

  17. Anonymous Says:

    hi, i updated my phone through NSU and after successful updation the phone didnt switch on automatically(the phone was FULLY charged b4 updating).It only vibrates when i press the switch on button!!!please help

  18. Ayan Says:

    I’ve updated successfully OTA with Airtel GPRS

  19. Javier Says:

    hi, i updated the 5230 downloading the nokia app, an use a usb cable, but when it finished the movile gets dark. when i press power butom it vibrates but nothing more. anyone knows what happening?

  20. Faisal Says:

    hey,
    I have purchased nokia 5230 mobile recently.
    It has 10 version of firmware. I have tried to update it by using internet on mobile. But there is no update available?
    Is there anything wrong?

    PS:By the way, thanks to developer of this site, which provide such a useful platform for us.

  21. Morphin Says:

    hi, i was trying to update the firmware but looks like there is no new updates available.

    my version is 11.0.082, did they pulled out 12.0.089 because it is hackable?

  22. Zan Says:

    it gives music player a new feeling!

  23. Anil Says:

    i updated my phone OTA to 12.0.089 firmware, wat i noticed is i cant see music player on home screen when minimzed, can any one help??

  24. Taimur Khan Says:

    I am having trouble receiving calls while the data connection is active. the caller keeps getting the message that my phone is off….
    I have updated to the latest software but i am still having the same problem….
    can anyone help????????

    p.s. my phone is nokia 5230….

  25. amit Says:

    new software available V20. Not OTA update.
    Problem for me as i do not have cable.

  26. Jaime Says:

    So I have the Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-mobile; USA) and my firmware is limited to the FW: 11.2.080, is there anyway to update the firmware, even if it says no updates available. I want that new Firmware.

  27. Anston Says:

    hey, got same problem as Javier (March 25th, 2010 at 7:25 pm) but i was busy updating to latest firmware for my 5230 thru my PC when my kid brother accidently tripped the electricity and my pc went dead. my phone hasnt worked since and just give a vibration when i push the power button. how can it be fixed?????? or am is it a lost case? please guys my phones 1 month old

  28. Ron Says:

    I tried to update the firmware from V12 to V20 using a micro USB cable (Windows Vista Business, latest Nokia Software Updater). The NSU initiated the process(download -> update) but after a while there was no progress anymore and the NSU notified that the connection to the phone was lost (cable still attached). I tried as was indicated by the NSU: to remove the USB cable, battery and power adapter wait a while, attach the USB cable insert the battery and connect the power adapter. It seemed like the NSU resumed the update process but ….no, same notification after 5 minutes or so.
    Now the device is dead(only vibration when pushing the power button).I went to a Nokia service center and the specialist there (he does this work for a living) was also not able to breathe new live into the darn thing. He told me this happens sometimes but why he obviously did not now. I used this pc before to update another Nokia without any problems. The phone is now sent back to a repair center under (limited) warranty.

  29. ajay Says:

    oh shoot – i bought the phone and shortly afterwards updated the firmware to 20.0.005

    Now I found, it could be handy to hack my phone (too late ?)

    can anyone confirm that this firmware is unhackable? How long may it take until new hack for this firmware is available ?

  30. Anston Says:

    Hey. eventually took my phone to nokia care centre after trying to fix it with phoenix and jaf. couldnt get it working cause both apps couldnt establish a usb connection.took phone in on monday, was told by melissa (very pretty)that it will have to be sent thru to joburg cause apparently its a high level 3 repair or something. im waiting patiently and will post any further developements

  31. NILA Says:

    hi,my NSU when updating my 5230 to 20.0.005 thro NSU,goes on do downloading the updates beyond 132.1 mb till it reaches ~500 mb and then tells downloading failed. I have a good broadband connection though..Both OVI updater and NSU updater does the same… Help me out… Thanx in advance…

  32. Ben Says:

    Hey!I just bought my brand new nokia5230 two months ago, but last night when I charged it, it couldn’t be turned on. All I can see is the nokia logo and a feeling of vibration upon switching it on??? What could possibly happen to my phone??? Please help me solve this. If you could pm me, this is my e-mail: benrashdiengo@yahoo.com

  33. Vicky Says:

    I tried to update my 5230 , via pc but the updaterdoesnt work. It shows downloading updates and nothing happens …… then it shows an error.wat to do now

  34. jordan Says:

    Nokia says there is an error with my software updater wtf do i do?

  35. Nokia 5230 Firmware Update – v20.0.005 | IBONK S60V5 Says:

    [...] Untuk update firmware Anda dapat mengikuti tutorial update firmware terakhir. [...]

  36. william Says:

    I updated the firmware, but it begins can’t read and write chinese.Do you have any idea to solve it?

  37. Merri Says:

    Change your product code to one with a chinese language pack using navifirm then re-update it again using the usual method. if you need more details or help on how to do it email me towriteloveonherarms@hotmail.co.uk

  38. priyobroto Says:

    i am unable to connect my pc to airtel gprs in nokia 5230 via usb data cable . when i try to connect by using pc suit it shows the messabe that ‘unable’ to connect ………………………………

    Please, tell me how to connect my nokia 5230 with pc to use airtel gprs ???????????

  39. Adithya Says:

    hey i tried to update my 5230 to V20. While installing the firmware , the USB Flasing Generic driver has failed to install and my update is not happening wat can i do to fix this problem ?

  40. Tarun Says:

    Hi Harun,

    Just updated my phone software based on advice by you:

    Its simple..
    1.open aplications menu.
    2.open software update.
    3.your phone will automatically refresh the available software.
    4.choose the 12.0.089 software from the list.
    5.press option.
    6.press start update
    7.your telephone will automatically download the software(be sure you have good data connection, i use 3G)
    8.after download is done, the software will automatically installed.
    9.it take a few minutes and your phone will restart.
    10.after that you can check your new software 12.0.086 by press *#0000#

    IT WORKED WONDERS!

  41. humza Says:

    hello!!! guys, but whats new in this software?????/

  42. dinu Says:

    hey guys….i installed nokia software updater in windows 7…but wen i opened the application..it get stuck with “Starting application”…then it never opens…so i tried in OVI suit to update my phone….but also stuck with..”Preparing download.”
    it never goes to next page….is there any other option to update other than Nokia updater or OVI suit..thnxs in advance

  43. Rahul Says:

    Hello friends! Our beloved nokia 5230 has again got a firmware update(v20.0.004). And its so cool. I’ve just updated yesterday(16.7.10). It has got an improved flash player,kinetic scrolling,improved browser and some other things. I don’t know whether it is hackable or not! But i’ll advice you to update your firmware;),say thanks if you like. One more thing i wanna say to you all. Any one who has nokia 5230,please recommend this site,the more the people the more will be informers and helpers,thank you!

  44. Rahul Says:

    Oops I’m sorry the firmware version no. Is 21.0.004,thanks

  45. Rahul Says:

    Hello friends! Our beloved nokia 5230 has again got a firmware update(v21.0.004). And its so cool. I’ve just updated yesterday(16.7.10). It has got an improved flash player,kinetic scrolling,improved browser and some other things. I don’t know whether it is hackable or not! But i’ll advice you to update your firmware;),say thanks if you like. One more thing i wanna say to you all. Any one who has nokia 5230,please recommend this site,the more the people the more will be informers and helpers,thank you!

  46. THE TURK Says:

    I hav nkia 5230 n i was using v12 last ngt i update to v20 it is very bekar software so plz dont update ur phne to dis vrsn v12 is more faster dan v 20 . Bhai kehna maan lo warna pachtaoge jaise mai ro raha hu update karke kuch dwnlod nai kar paoge

  47. fill_S Says:

    hi guyz,i updated my 5230 neon to firmware v21.0.004.but wat i think is there is no special differences between my before firmware version…but its OK….hav fun with version 21???

    if smbdy knows any special features in this version 21,plz let me knw.thnx

  48. Rahul Says:

    But bhai,main ‘v20 ‘ki nahin v21 ki bat kar raha hun aaj apne phone par jakar software update check karna,aur mera yakin mano,isse acha firmware aj tak release nahin hua hai,Gud Luck

  49. PERMIAN Says:

    Nokia Software Updater on Windows XP cannot identify the device, and OVA claims no update available. Solutions?

  50. Prakash Jayswak Says:

    help me i have 5230 latest model which come for London, here problem on mobile show PINK COLOR LINE and restart its self in every 16 hrs after..
    my cell soft version:- 20.0.005.267.02
    date:- 13/04/2010, RM-588
    pls help me any one face it problem as me to u solve it then tell me how can i solve to my cell phone for 5230 neon..

  51. Steph Says:

    I’ve already downloaded the updating software and when I got to the part where it recognizes my phone, it doesn’t detect it. The OVA also says that there isn’t an update. I was wondering if it was because my my type is RM-593? My version is still 11.2.080, and I was wondering if the new firmware will allow me to use animated themes.

  52. Tecunman Says:

    I have Nokia 5230 and one day it stopped connecting, I can open my e-mail or update my firmware. But if i used Operamini it can browse the internet but i must set it manualy , that before it did it automatically select the operator. I sthere any zip, jar or sisx packet i can save to my device and then install it. Thank you guys.

  53. Tecunman Says:

    Coorrection…..
    I have Nokia 5230 and one day it stopped connecting, I cannot open my e-mail or update my firmware. But if i used Operamini it can browse the internet but i must set it manualy , that before it did it automatically select the operator. Could it be Virus, or delete sys files? Is there any zip, jar or sisx packet i can save to my device and then install it. Thank you guys.

  54. jobin Says:

    hey i got a new version its get update frm version 20.00**** like dat smthng…. 2 21.0.004 and all symbian games of 5800 works gr8t…..

  55. Sudip Says:

    The new version 21.0.004 is more better than v 20.0.089. It is very easy to install. I have airtel gprs connection. Following are some steps to update v 21.0.004 :-
    Firstly go to aplications menu and then open software update. Your phone will automatically refresh the available software. Then choose the 21.0.004 software from the list. Then press option button and press update. After pressing update button your telephone will automatically download the software. After download is done, the software will automatically installed, it take a few minutes and your phone will restart. After that you can check your new software version 21.0.004 by press *#0000#
    It’s no problem if have no data cable or pc suit.

  56. jawad Says:

    i have updated to firmware 20.0.1..oooohhhhoohoo

  57. melissa Says:

    my firmware is v12.2.082

    it says there is no updates for my phone. i have nokia 5230. is that normal?

  58. vignesh Says:

    i have nokia 5230 i want to upgrade it i have nokia updater is that net connection needed while upgrading…

  59. vignesh Says:

    guys aim using mobile net through pc with this can i upgrade my nokia 5230.

  60. vignesh Says:

    nokia 5230 nice mobile…

  61. anant Says:

    A friend of mine presented me with a 5230 V12.8.095 SIM locked to WINDMOBILE, Canada. Can it be unlocked to use with other carriers here in India ?

  62. SHUBHAM Says:

    hi bro i hav instaled helloox but after few proces it shows instaling root certi….continues ..wat to do bro help me and can u help me to install custom firmware for 5233 plzzz

  63. emmanuel Says:

    please i have problem with 5230 neuron when i insert Sim card it appear’s Sim not valid..
    pls i need help

  64. yassine Says:

    sallut

  65. yassine Says:

    vignesh pliz givmmia Nokia 5230 Firmware Update – v20.0.005

  66. kumar Says:

    i have updated my Nokia 5235 Firmware version – V21.6.005.
    No new problems.. It is little bit faster(good performance and response speed) compared to the earlier version..

  67. akshay Says:

    hey the hacking tool hellox works on new firmware of nokia 5230 its cool 2 use it…try it

  68. ariel Says:

    is there any charges apply?

  69. yoshi Says:

    my phone don’t turn on…my phone battery run out when during updating. i went to charge it and then my phone won’t turn on. what happened?

  70. aniket Says:

    Why..It does not work for the
    40.0.003 version..?..?
    Plz reply on my email…

  71. samuel Says:

    please i nokia 5230 is offline and want u to help me solve this problem.

  72. Joberwalk Says:

    How to update v40.?

  73. Ashwin.S Says:

    Firmware update 50.0.001 is available for installation through Ovi Suite.
    1) Emoticon support in SMS and MMS
    2) Swipe unlock support added
    3) New Nokia Browser
    4) Camera quality improved

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