It seems that flashing the original firmware on Nokia Android Phones like Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 will be possible now. Modders at XDA have been able to patch the official tool used by Nokia Service guys called “Online Service Tool” to flash original firmware. Now using this patched tool some users were able to flash the original firmware to Nokia 6 (TA-1000) variant.
Many buyers outside China bought Nokia 6 (TA-1000) China variant because it was the only available Nokia 6 variant for months. But this came with custom firmware making it impossible to get future updates. Later when HMD enabled Google services with July update for Nokia 6 (TA-1000) many wanted to get that update OTA. It was not possible with the custom firmware. But if you flash the original firmware to TA-1000 using OST you would be able to get future Nokia 6 updates and make your life easier.
Check the tutorial and video below to learn how to flash the original firmware to Nokia 6 (TA-1000) using OST.
Tutorial (As posted on XDA):
1. Download original software for TA-1000 (build 00CN_3_31A_SP) in nb0 format
2. Download OST LA v6.0.4
3. Download patch
4. Unpack OST LA with 7zip and install on your PC
5. Unpack patch (password 123)
6. Replace an exe file OnlineUpdateTool with an exe file OnlineUpdateTool exracted from the patch and delete OnlineUpdateTool.exe.config in a folder C:\Program Files (x86)\OST LA
7. Unpack software with 7zip.
8. Start patched OST LA from the above mentioned folder by double left-click on exe file.
9. If everything is alright the program will run without requesting login and password to hook up with a server.
10. Select the original software.
11. Enter your Nokia 6 into Download mode connected with USB cable to your PC.
12. After your device enter into Download mode, the button Edit Phone Information will be available. Push that button and wait for a error (something like failed to reboot to FTM mode) being appeared. Don’t be so tragical about it. Press OK and see the button Next should be activated..
13. After button Next become active, press on it and and have an eye on the flashing process or have a cup of tea not to kill time.
14. The flashing process takes approx. 358s
15. Your device will reboot and you may congratulate oneself.
NOTE! 1). After your device having been flashed you’ll get the software TA-1000, build 00CN_3_31A_SP and then it’ll get OTA update twice to TA-1000, build 00CN_3_31D, September 1, 2017 security update. 2). After hard reset Google Play and all Gapps will be deleted.
Thanks to many of you who tipped us about this.