How to Flash Nokia N8

Flash Nokia N8 is the method of phone repairing using the Phoenix service software. Beside repairing the phone it also allows you to install custom firmware with lots of new features. It also gives you opportunity to install unsigned applications which is not allowed by default.

Here, we are going to guide you how to Flash Symbian Belle on Nokia N8 using the phoenix service software. But before following the below tutorial you have to download the required files. These are:

1. Firstly, Install Download Phoenix Service Software 2011 on your computer.

Phoenix Service Software

2. Run NaviFirmPlus.exe from the downloaded folder.

NaviFirm Plus

3. Under the Products section select your device. It will automatically show the list of latest releases for your device. Tap and select the latest release to continue.

Navifirm Releases

4. Now, under Variants Select the firmware by country wise (For example: we have selected “India_wh (0599278)” which represents to Nokia N8 Silver.

Navifirm variants

5. Now, Tap on the Mark all button to download the firmware completely (includes important and memory card files). And the click on Download button to start downloading firmware.

NaviFirm - Download firmware

6. Once, downloading is completed. Go to the “Navifirm PlusFw” folder. There, you will be able to see a folder starting with 059xxxx.

Nokia Belle N8 Firmware

You have to copy, all the files in this folder and paste it to:

  • C:Program FilesNokiaPhoenixProductsRM-596 (for Windows 32 bit users)
  • C:Program Files (x86)NokiaPhoenixProductsRM-596 (for Windows 64 bit users)

7. Once You have copied the firmware file. Open Phoenix Service software.

8. In Phoenix, Click on File > Open Product.

Phoenix Open Product

9. In Open Product Dialog, your Firmware will be highlighted automatically.

Phoenix Open Product Select

10. Now, From the menu click on Flashing > Firmware Update.

Phoenix Firmware Update

11. Now, under Product information, click on Browse Product Code. And select the available product code and Press OK button.

Phoenix Firmware Update - Browse Product code

Phoenix Firmware Update - Select Product code

12. Now, click on the Refurish button to begin flashing your phone.

Phoenix Firmware Update - Refurbish

In the output area you will be able to see that Flashing has started.

Phoenix - Flashing Nokia N8

Note: Normally Phoenix takes 5-10 minutes to Flash your Phone. Once Flashing is done you can remove the cable and restart your phone.

You can watch the procedure live on this video:

We have created this tutorial with lots of hard work for those who wants to learn how to flash Nokia N8 using the Phoenix Service Software. If you find this tutorial useful to you in any aspect, then please it with your friends by using the below sharing buttons. You can also leave your comments to share your experience.

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  1. Sabbir Ahmed says:

    what if my product code is not in the variants list? which one should i select????? confused!!!

  2. dragonanwer says:

    thx for the idea :)

  3. dami says:

    I’m having the toughest time starting phoenix. every single time I start it it crashes. I’ve installed and uninstalled different versions with all the same effect. I’ve used it before many times. just now it installs and after launch with nothing plugged in crashes. any ideas?

  4. mahesh says:

    thank u bro it was useful for me

  5. mahesh says:

    thank u bro….that was very useful for me

  6. ashish says:

    how to flash my nokia c6-00

  7. joe says:

    will this unlock the phone also

  8. joe says:

    will this also unlock the nokia n8

  9. classy says:


    there is error during upgrade the framware.
    { Where i search for product code and press the …. so the error appear below”
    Neither DP1.0 nor DP2.0 was found for the product, or the product cannot be identified.

    please help.

    best regards

  10. jimoh muhammed says:

    pls, how do i flash my nokia c2-03, pls guide me and the type of software i need to use.

  11. Mopac8 says:

    Hey people, I really need your help. I have a grey Nokia N8 from Finland running on Anna and I wantf to update it to Belle but I encountered a major problem after carefully following all the above instructions. It kept on bringing this message on the computer screen, Getting list of files to be flashed failed: 0x84210010(-207821080) – Firmware: Flashing file ‘c:program filesnokiaphoenixproductsRM-596RM-596_111.040.1511_79u.prd.core.fpsx’ is not found. Please help me out people. You can email me on or inbox me on facebook, Mabvuto Miti is my fb id. Thanx.

  12. carlos says:

    I have a question, is posible to change the IMEI of my phone? NOkia N8.

    many thanks in afvance.

  13. mehdi says:


  14. Astrid says:

    Help please! In NaviFirm, after choosing the release got the 503 error: not able to connect to server… I continued and then “unhandled exception has occurred in your application, Object reference not set to an instance of an object”. Can’t download the files!! (I have a Nokia 8 that ran out of memory… nothing works!!)

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  16. Rajesh says:

    I had hard reset my Nokia C7-00 and lost the default photo & video editor files from my set. Reinstalled the set by Nokia Suite, but the editors are still missing.
    Kindly advice hoe to reinstall the softwares again.



  17. eswar (vsp) says:

    Hai bro. where can i original firmware file, n how to change my nokia imei no. Tnx in advance. My email, fb id. Eswar esh

  18. Shahed says:


    there is error during upgrade the framware.
    { Where i search for product code and press the …. so the error appear below”
    Neither DP1.0 nor DP2.0 was found for the product, or the product cannot be identified.

    please help.

    best regards

  19. Ryoken Anezaki says:

    Thanks for the information!

  20. Rapheal says:

    Please help me out have been trying to download the said software (Phoenix.rar ) after downloading,to extract it it will say file corrupt please what can I do

  21. farman says:

    Sir.can we use usb cable or data cable to flash nokia mobile.or they have specific cable.first off nokia mobile then flash or no need to turn off.that is my first time to ask like that stupid question.sorry

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