How to: Get Symbian Belle on the Nokia N8
| by Utsav Modi
Last week, we showcased some of the more vital goodies that Nokia's Symbian Belle update would be bringing to the party. The upcoming Nokia 600, 700, 701 devices are already shipping with the new update, however, existing users will have to wait a little while longer as it's expected to be out some time in the third quarter with no specific date mentioned just yet. The update, just to reiterate, will be made available for Symbian^3 devices like the Nokia N8, C7, E7, C6-01, X7 and E6. With respect to this, we have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the good news - we're going to show you how you can get Belle on your smartphone today, the bad news is that this will only work for Nokia N8 users. Other devices will still have to wait till the update gets officially rolled out. So without further ado, let's get to work -
Note: Those who already have their device connected to the Nokia Ovi suite mode need not go through the steps given below. Instead, Exit Ovi suite (if it is running in the background of your PC) and directly connect your phone to the PC using the Micro-USB cable.
You will see that the Nokia Ovi Suite mode is selected as ‘Default’. Once you are done with the above steps connect your phone to the PC using a micro USB data cable. The N8 USB driver should get installed on your PC automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions and let the procedure finish.Once that's been completed, open the Ovi Suite and let the phone connect. Look out for a message - ‘Nokia N8 Connected’ - at the bottom of the window. Disconnect your phone by removing the cable and exit the Ovi suite even from the background.
Nokia Ovi Suite
Phoenix screen shot showing product code to be selected
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