As I mentioned in my previous blog posts, Symbian Belle for Nokia N8 appeared on Navifirm and I flashed it to my Nokia N8. And then Symbian Belle official release was delayed to Q1 2012 as mentioned here and people are almost frustrated because of so much delay. Everybody out there want to try Symbian Belle but some don;t know how to do it and some are afraid to brick their phone. I got several request for explaining how to flash Belle to Nokia N8 on twitter ( @ksg91 ) and explaining this in 140 char is almost impossible. So, as promised, I am writing this post on how to flash Nokia N8.
Dec 14 2011
Dec 06 2011
Its been long enough since Nokia announced Symbian Belle and started shipping few Symbian Belle devices, all existing Symbian Anna users are waiting eagerly and losing their patience for receiving Symbian Belle for their phones. Nokia promised to release Symbian Belle to all Symbian Anna devices in Q4 of 2011. Symbian Belle for N8 already made an appearance at Navifirm for a while and still there is no sign of Symbian Belle officially.
I have already asked @nokia and @NokiaHelps personally serveral time and up till now they were saying it will come before the last week of Dec ends! Sudden change in release plan? This may be very disappointing. However this is not first time any release is delayed, just remember the delay in Symbian Anna. Well, we may have the same fate for Symbian Belle also. It is also being guessed that release is postponed because of some testing. Some rumors says it will come to Thailand in Feb 2012. Whatever the reason maybe, but this delay is surely going to affect the interest of users.
One thing I will like to say to Nokia is, no doubt, you take great stuff but you are late to bring it to the market and lose the interest of customers. I think, Nokia seriously need to consider this thing.
Many N8 users have already lost their patience (including me) and already running Symbian Belle leaked from Navifirm. And this leak runs pretty fast and with almost no bug! Still we crave for official release because official is official!
@nkumar_ tweeted following pic
Now, this looks a like, Symbian Belle is not really coming this month. It has been postponed for some reason.
If you got any news about this, please let me know.
Dec 04 2011
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Dec 01 2011
Symbian Belle for Nokia N8 appeared for sometime on Navifirm and some users managed to download it and uploaded to file hosting sites as I mentioned here , I, losing all the patience, flashed it to my N8. It is said to be official Firmware for T-Mobile. How ever I encountered some bug / malfunctioning of this.
Last night, I installed Gravity and Swype only. But in the morning, when I tried to open Gravity from Homescreen, shortcut wasn’t responding. I thought to open from menu but encountered error: “Homescreen: Application can not be run because of security reason”. After all this, I thought to restart my phone (a standard method to solve issue in Symbian ). After phone started, I couldn’t find Gravity or Swype in my phone, they were gone! I downloaded Gravity again and installed. After installation, when I started Gravity, my all accounts I added previously was there! This is strange, because if application existed, I would have been asked to overwrite it! However, old data was still there!
I was still not sure if this happened just to me, but a twitter user @TKay_88 also said he faced same thing on his Symbian Belle for N8! I won’t consider this to be a serious issue and comparing to the fun of Belle, I can surely ignore it.
Apart from this, I have not found any issue with Belle. Phone has become amazingly fast and new UI is awesome! I must say, I am in love with Symbian Belle!
Did you guys find any problem with your phone? Do share here.
Nov 29 2011
As the rumors were saying Symbian Belle for N8 should be releasing on week 48 and I predicted it to be released on 29th on one of my tweets. Well, this prediction turned true to some extent. Today, Symbian Belle (v 111..030.0607) for Nokia N8 (RM-596) appeared in Navifirm, reported by many users and blogs. However I was busy giving my exam (>_>)
Currently, only Quality Assurance server is responding but it is not showing Symbian Belle. Remaining two servers are not responding.
It is being said that Symbian Belle is pulled back from for the server. Reason may be, Nokia don’t want to lose the attention from their Nokia Lumia phones. Whatever the reason maybe, but one thing we can be assured about is, we are going to get update OTA soon. Let’s see how long it takes.
Finally. Product External server is responding in Navifirm and showing 111.030.607 update for N8 but no variant! So, Symbian Belle update is pulled from public view. Let’s see, how long they keep it like this.