I think it maybe there aren't any updates available yet (or in your region). To my knowledge & experience, updates to new phone will "be available" after few months globally. Although, the new ranges of 6300 comes with the latest firmware, Nokia will not release until it make sure that the latest firmware are "firm".
In my case, I did it by trial & error and managed to download the upgrade just as when it was in testing stage. (that was what Nokia CS told me) Of course, I did find some issues with the firmware which I was able to resolve it at Nokia again. (Nokia, upgraded my 6300 as a result).
You can try in about a month. Alternatively, check the NOKIA website to see if there are new firmware available for 6300.
thank you for the link but i am allready using nokia software updater but this program could not find any upgrades
Above is the link to explain how you can upgrade your software.
actually i have a nokia 6300.i bought it from thailand.i am using NSU.but the program did not find any software update.and i also tried software update via the phone and no available updates found.my idea is if change product code maybe i can find the suitable upgrade.that s why i am seeking a different product code.i will change the code by nemesis.
I am not too sure if the 6300 in your country is the same as mine.
Mine, the number starts with 005XXXX or o5xxxx. The number should be below the little square MESH patterned sticker. Below the S/N number. Beside the SIM Card.
Hope that helps.
P/S :- If you need to upgrade your firmware, you'll still need to run GPRS.
Let me know if it helps.
sea monster,do you know the product number of your 6300 which is written behind the battery
hey users am thinkin of buyin this fon.....can any1 tell how sound effect is ie. loudspeaker as well as earphones(as compared to 6233 )......
lol..in that case..
thanks again nokiamia..u helped alot..
i think i will be getting this fon.. =)
i wanna 2 buy this phone. any1 could provide any more idea for me te. thanks. i like series40.
Utter Rubbish! ... To the guy who post on the new items in the upgrade of 6300.
Are you sure you are using the 6300? Or Nokia's phones? I do not think a mere upgrade can have so many new functions added. Don't lie to the users!! I know that Nokia are NEVER so generous.
Don't Lie okay.
Ho! Goodness. What have they done to my 6300!!!
I recently when to upgrade my 6300 firmware and there seems to be some drastic changes.
The following are new :-
1) Memory Card Icon. I do not remember having mem card Icon in the main menu, but is is there now. They seems to be working well. Now, can just use the icon to access the mem card.
2) I can use the small font size for contacts. Which I was not able to use before.
3) A caller minute counter has been added to the call log. It "beep" every minute when I talk.
4) A brightness and contrast control are added. I know it was not there in the older firmware.
5) Power & Sleep mode now has Time out function.
It does sound strange but I won't think a single upgrade can add so many new functions to the phone. I think it is good to upgrade the firmware.
Does any one who upgraded have those new items added?
Dear Sea Monster,
Thank you for your Posting. I tried to use the way you mentioned to upgrade the firmware, but I can't do it. I do not know what I did wrong. It looks so simple but I think there must be the GPRS subsription.
I bought the phone 3 weeks ago, but the firmware is rather old.
The current firmware in my 6300 is as follows :-
dated : 05-12-06
I contacted the Nokia in Singapore, they told me that there is a newer firmware for the 6300.
dated : Mar 09, 2007.
I also asked them if they can upgrade the firmware, if I bring my photo down to them..... They are very happy to do it for me..... I think the Nokia CS in Singapore are really friendly & helpful; without doubt I am really happy being a customer of Nokia. I think, with this experience, I will continue to buy NOKIA and will encourage users to change to Nokia.
Good Joe Nokia.... I love you all....Nokia all the way.
rain, can you be specific... sound quality of mp3 or voice? sound from the loudspeaker or the headphone?
if voice... no problem - it's good. the loudspeaker is very loud.
if music sound, from headset - superb! especially if you use a good 3.5mm adapter with a good headset. music from loudspeaker? well, it's OK, I guess. it's not bassy or nice to hear for a long time - but what do you expect? the speaker is less than 1cm :-P
To the guy who say there is UPGRADE software function in the PC Suite. Are you sure? Check before you post.
Here is the correct way to do it :-
Upgrade your Firmwire in 6300 you can do the following (but you need to be able to connect your 6300 to the internet and be able to download. ie:- must subscribe to GPRS).
From the "Setup" menu scroll to "Phone" ---> OK. Scroll till you find "Phone Updates" --> Select. You will find the following :- Current Software details, Download phone Software, Install software Updates.
Current Software details = is the current firmware in your 6300.
Download phone software = select this -> it will prompt you that the phone is connecting to the internet.
This is how I did it. I selected the "Download phone software". It automatically prompt to me that it is connecting to NOKIA'S server. (You need to have GPRS, otherwise it will not work). It takes about 35mins to download. After downloading is successful, the "Install Software Updates" will highlight. Select it and it will install the new version of the firmware [[NOTE: Remember to backup all your software in the phone...because once the new software are updated, you'll find your music, photos, themes, wallpaper, screensaver and stuff in you Memory Card missing]]. You can use the PC Suite to Backup your phone.
Reboot the phone and you should be using the new firmware.
If you do not subscribe to GPRS and want to upgrade your firmware, please contact NOKIA customer's centre, will be happy to upgrade the firmware for you, which does not take you more than 1 hr.
Hope this helps.
Thank you and have a lovely and fun time using the 6300.
I just got this as a gift. It had a metal external body, and its very slim. Usual features along with AM/FM. No problem until now, but its been only a month since I started using it. Its a little feminine, but overall its a great buy.
I think the PC suite has the function to UPGRADE your software. But you need to provide a "number" behind the battery compartment (beside the SIM card holder).
But, I am not too sure if you can use Bluetooth, or USB cables. I think they use GPRS too.
Sratch resistance.....No I think it is water resistance.
Actually, no it is not scratch resistance, you can use any instrument (keys or other metallic items) to sratch on the screen, SS cover, keypads, any part of the phone and I am sure you will see scratches.
Moreover, I think no body will make sratch resistance phones because it will be too expensive. Just think, in order for items to be scratch resistance, it need to be tougher than most materials (ie :- diamonds, harden steels...etc).
best phone on a budget-tight individual!!! you can't go wrong in buying this unit...