Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has just released a new software solution for one of the most popular handsets it has on the market at the moment, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. The new firmware available for the device is 40.0.005, and it replaces firmware version 31.0.8, previously released for this music phone.
There are a wide range of new features that software update 40.0.005 reportedly brings to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the most important of which is said to be kinetic scrolling. There is no official change-log available for the new firmware solution, yet those who already installed it on their 5800 devices say that the kinetic scrolling feature is all there, though it won't work in the main menu, application menu and browser.
Among the other enhancements the new software solution for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic we can count: - Home style widget with Nokia 5530;
- Auto-switching mode (when in landscape mode, the phone automatically activates the QWERTY keyboard);
- Refresh Icons “Sharing Online”, “Configuring Accessories”, “Configure Phone”;
- Improved application “Updating Applications”, which also renames Upgrade SW;
- The application “Data transfer” was also implemented in “Settings”;
- Real Player Updated (12 October 2009);
- Touch more responsive;
- Improved stability.
A recent post on dailymobile.se forums shows not only the aforementioned changes that were included in the new firmware 40.0.005, but also a series of videos that are meant to show some of the improvements the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic now includes. Among them, there is a quick presentation of the new firmware, and you can also take a look at it at the end of this article.
Other improvements might also be there, yet undiscovered until now. The new software solution can be downloaded via the Nokia Software Updater, but not over the air at the moment. Those willing to perform the upgrade should also consider backing up their handset before the move, just to make sure that nothing important is lost in the process.
Very good review .can you tell me how to get the application short cuts on the bottom of the screen as is shown in the video.Althouh I have updated to ver.40.0.005 i can only find the contact bar option in the home screen menu .
Comment #1.1 by: ehor on 16 Jan 2010, 04:56 GMT
what i did is change the theme back to basic first and then change back to Contact bar.
Comment #2 by: Ionut Arghire on 14 Jan 2010, 11:08 UTC
Hi, I had upgraded my version to 40.0.005. The new features are real good. But i experiencing a problrm in Profiles. I could not able to create new profile. There is a options (Create new) for creating new profile, but if select it, there no response. It simple ending up. Can any one help e on it..
I get the version on Nokia Software Updater as 31.0.101. How to update to 40.0.005? Thanks.
Comment #10.1 by: Lean_go on 21 Jan 2010, 20:00 GMT
To all of you struggling to update, to 40.0.005 from 31.0, you have to call up your network and complain as much as possible. They approve the firmware update before it is released to your phone. Unfortunatly they are focusing too much on the iphone and so don't pay attention to nokia users. Anyway, call them up, I just have becuase there's no way you will update it - by legit methods - until they approve it.
Comment #11 by: Scottystu on 21 Jan 2010, 23:50 UTC
There are different models of the 5800 and the firmware appears to be released for the different models at different times, e.g. My Wife’s phone does not have the WCDMA function and is upgradeable to v40 firmware right now, where as my phone as WCDMA and the firmware isn’t available as yet. Just a case of waiting it took a couple of months for my phone to get the v30 firmware after it was released.
Hi....... 5800 40v is not available by ots or nsu for many devices dnt know why.. there is only one option, go to nokia care and get it done-- it will take 1 hour and is a free service (if its under warranty)... new firware is really great ... I gt it yesteraday..