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Nokia Software recovery tool’s how to use tutorial. Download link

Nokia Software recovery tool (Erstwhile Lumia Software Recovery tool) is a very useful tool that helps you to recover or update your Nokia-branded devices. The app includes features of both Nokia Software updater and erstwhile Nokia Software recovery tool. This is required for updating the software on Symbian, Nokia X2 and Nokia feature phones now. For Lumia & Windows Phone devices you now need to use Windows Phone recovery tool.

Nokia Software recovery tool Changelog:

Support for latest products

Several bug fixes and some layout improvements

We can also notice that it now tells you the software version on your devices and surprisingly it reads the OS version 8.10.14219.341 as 9651.14219

Nokia Software Recovery Tool tutorial:

Here is more about the system requirement and support phones for Nokia Software recovery tool,

Prerequisites for your computer (PC):
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.
  • USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
  • Minimum 4 GB free storage space.
Supported phones:
  • Asha and Series 40 phones that have USB interface
  • Series 30+ phones that have USB interface
  • Nokia X2 platform phones
  • Symbian phones

Though Nokia Software recovery tool erases the personal data from your device. So, you need to take a back up before using this.

How it works:

Step 1. Download and install Nokia Software Recovery Tool to your computer. If possible, make sure that your phone is fully charged. If the phone battery level is too low, your phone will prompt you to charge the battery before starting the update.

Step 2. Start Nokia Software Recovery Tool, and connect your phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable. If prompted, select the correct USB mode on your phone: Nokia Suite or Modem. Charging Mode in case of Series 30+ devices.

  • Important Note! Using Nokia Software Recovery Tool erases all personal content on your phone. Using Software Recovery Tool erases all personal content on your Nokia Series 30+ phone, so it recommended that you create a backup before doing a software update. Depending on your model you can do that from Settings > Backup > Create backup.  This will create a backup of the phone settings and personal content to the memory card. A memory card is required before you can create a backup. You will find the instructions on how to backup and restore your data in your phone’s user guide.


Step 3. Follow the instructions shown on the tool. The latest version of your phone software will be installed, and your phone will restored back to the factory settings. This process may take some time depending on your internet connection, and you cannot use your phone during the installation.

Thanks Naveen for the tip. Cheers!!

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • vdvdvsd

    Nokia Software Recovery Tool crashes the operating systems Windows 10 during the flashing of a Nokia C7. Tried three different Windows 10 installations. All crashed. Funny software.

  • Munna Sharma

    My nokia 700 is tototally dead. It is not getting switched on. When plugging in it doesnt even show battery Charging indicartor. Please somebody help

    • cris

      The same to me. You find a solution ?

  • Iswar Prasad dash

    nokia software recovery tool flash successfully nokia 215…

  • Keith B

    Doesn’t work for me anymore. Think the servers have been turned off.

  • Nandan Patel

    i have down loaded nokia software recovery tool 6.0.2 as soon as i open it says could not connect to server

    • Francis

      I have the same challenge too. it can not connect to the server. My model is 4.1.0

  • Emilian

    I have a Lumia 535 with windows mobile and yesterday I made WP10 update.
    Now I want to came back at WP 8.1 with Windows Phone Recovery Tool, but my laptop (and another 3 from my colleagues) doesn.’t recognize the phone, just charging.. In fact, nothing not happened, when I connect the phone in any USB ports from my laptop.
    Can you help me in this problem ?

    • Kamal

      Is there an issue with the USB port. I never faced such issue with any of my devices running W10M

  • JLIT99

    I remember the Nokia Suite from my old Symbian smartphones back in the early 2000s.
    Back then, I used to be a top contributor to Nokia MOSH (which was like a community app and content sharing site). Those were the days…

    Seems like everything MS bought from Nokia will disappear soon..

  • michiel

    Bootstrapper wants to install on my drives?????