Can We Expect Another N97 Firmware Update By The End Of The Year?

by Mike Macias on December 15, 2009

I’ve gotten a ton of emails from you the readers asking if Nokia will provide another firmware update for the N97 by the end of 2010. There are a few bugs that need to be worked out in v20 and of course there is always room for improvement. I know for a fact that another firmware update is in the works and a few sources told me it will add a few new features, stabality, and bug fixes. I searched around for anything “official” and there is not much to be found. Although I did find this post by a Nokia employee at their forums:


Dear updaters
Here’s the latest update on the N97 2.0 software status.

Using your PC to update
We have created new support content to help you have the smoothest update experience, and to help you get the most out of your device. See the Nokia N97 support pages for more details.

Software availability
We published an additional 60 variants this week.

Software roadmap
I can now confirm that the next release for the Nokia N97 is planned for mid-late December 2009. At this stage I cannot tell you exactly when it will be available, what it will contain, or which variants and operators will approve it.


Mid to late December. Well we’re just about there folks. Hopefully more news will start leaking out about new N97 firmware in the coming days. If you hear anything be sure to keep us informed in the comments section below!

  • Drogfild

    Got information from finnish repairer. New FW should be available in two weeks. Fixes hangs and memory problems. He said that apparently no new features coming.

    What happened to Skype on N97 and all the other promised features?

  • rodrigo

    >> hat happened to Skype on N97 and all the other promised features? <<

    Ha ha ha ha (or in spanish: ja ja ja ja).

  • Daniel

    Hey guys. With the now fourth major problem with the N97, I contacted Vodafone (Australia) who is going to cancel my contract, so I can choose a new phone. I have to send back the N97 – which is fine with me.
    The latest problem was the camera not auto-focusing. My friend has a N97, and I compared. It wasn't doing it the same.
    I am going the iPhone… I'm going to miss having a keyboard!! Don't get pissed off at me – look at the phones available on Vodafone Australia. I honestly think the N97 could have competed with the iPhone, but honestly, it was slow and not well thought out. If you use the flash in darker areas, you get white in the picture. Why even have a flash?!
    I wish you all the best of luck with your N97's! I will watch closesly on how the updates go for it.

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  • ranroy21q

    Yes I can second that. I did the same and it worked wonders for me

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