Nokia N97 software update 11.X.021 released

Nokia N97 Software update

This software release includes significant improvements in the software stability, especially email, imaging, USB detection, widget stability and display transitions. To enable you to get the most out of your Nokia N97, the release also includes an Ovi store client. Further application updates will become available soon. To get this software through your device, select Applications > SW Updates and choose the software you want to update. Additionally this software release is available through the Nokia Software Updater at

This is what the official Nokia press release said, but since we were unable to download the new 11.x.021 firmware update, at least for now, as soon as we get our hands on it we will play around and publish our impressions on the performance and improvements introduced by this update. However it seems strange that even though we checked the Nokia update site for new updates from the current version 10.0.012, it showed us that there are no updates available for the moment and the latest firmware version for the N97 is 10.0.012. OK Nokia, we will try again later.

The new 11.x.021 firmware for the Nokia N97 brings the following changes to the device:
  • USB detection error fix;
  • PC does not detect N97 or USB charging connection not detected;
  • Home screen online/offline widget crash fix;
  • Fix for Alphabetical and Number input are mixed in facebook until end key is pressed;
  • Widget UI improvement - New facebook widget fixes a problem of Home Screen background visible on soft-key area;
  • Browser fixes to improve widgets stability;
  • Partial fix for Messaging/calendar entry lost;
  • Mail for exchange calendar entry synchronization error fix;
  • UI transition error fixes (Portrait <-> landscape transition, there is a home screen corruption);
  • UI transition (Slowness and bad effects);
  • Slow Touch UI response;
  • Picture of the device lock appears half of the screen when transitioning the UI sometimes;
  • Photos thumbnail performance and stability improvements;
  • Device performance deteriorates when lots of content in the device - especially photos;
  • Partial fix no display backlight illumination when unlocking lock-key;
  • New version of Accuweather to improve the Connection error situation;
  • Device reset when browsing with high speed packet access (for Malaysia);
  • Browser soft key UI doesn’t work after putting Chinese character with qwerty keyboard;
  • Java fixes (TCK, Pre-install app disappearing, #7370#);
  • Operator fixes (CMCC, Hutchson and Telefonica, Vodafone);
  • Ovi store client now embedded in the core image
Tutorial: How to update your Nokia smartphone firmware!



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Published on 01.07.2009 in Symbian Freeware Blog

Comments: Nokia N97 software update 11.X.021 released

Posted by Kristian on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 05:33
I was looking forward this software update for my Nokia N97 but it shows that no updates are available. I hope later today there will be something to see. And I honestly hope this update will make some of the problems I had go away.
Posted by on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 05:40
As we were able to get more into from Nokia, why we were unable to update, we got confirmation that the new update is available but it will be released gradually for all product codes for the Nokia N97. So we will have to wait a bit to update ours.
Posted by Farzad on Thursday, July 02, 2009 04:17
well the reason that u weren't able to update was because maybe the update isn't ready for your product code yet.certain updates are released for certain product codes.u should try changing the product code using a program such as NSS to an updatable product code(Usually Gulf and Arabic updates are the first to be released), update and change it back to normal.
Posted by Vasil on Monday, July 06, 2009 18:26
I am still waiting for this update how long before Nokia releases it to all the countries in the world. Six days and I am still unable to update my phone with the new firmware.
Posted by ravis on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 17:45
i'm still waiting for the software update (filmware ver, i'm so upset, my N97 RM-505 ,CODE:0586308. it says no update still version 10. ,please if somebody can help?
Posted by on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 23:20
Unfortunately Nokia has not been kind enough to release the firmware update in time for all product codes, you can not do anything for the moment except to wait at least for now.
Posted by ravis on Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:25
I finally updated my Nokia N97 RM-505 ,CODE:0586308.this morning, i checked the Nokia sofware update on my phone, it says important update, then updated through PC, hope most of the problems will be solved! N97 is great phone! I thanks Nokia to provide high quality phones!
Posted by junephilippines on Saturday, August 15, 2009 02:30
I bought my n97 and it's already version 11.x... though it still have problem especially in homescreen widgets... nothing more to complain...
Posted by ahmed on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 08:18
I was updating my nokia software and it gives me a messege server not responding can any one tells me what to do
Posted by kristiana on Thursday, August 19, 2010 03:41
why does the software telling me that my software needs a device recovery. always like that.turn on and turn off without any changes in my software.tell me what to do..
Posted by chot on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 20:51
my nokia n97 having a problem while loading my profile in facebook. Its say "connection error. Please try again". For ur information im using wifi connection and its doesnt appear to be a problem if im surfing net such or youtube. Its does well with others website. Only the facebook have a problem. I did try to remove fb from my phone and try to download it back using ova but i cant click the download button in ova. Why it is happen? It is a bug or something? What should i do to make it well? Did it require to format the phone or check it if got viruses or something? Ur reply is needed. Thanks

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