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How to debrand your Nokia N95 (and probably other Nokia phones)

A while ago I really needed to debrand my N95 so that I could install the latest firmware update at the time (v.20.0.15) and therefore be able to use the sensor module that came with Python for Series 60 v.1.4.2. In the past I had read a couple of posts in various forms and I had really been scared away from attempting such a thing, because “…you can break your phone and never have it work again”. Anyway, as I really needed to do this to be able to write applications using the sensor module I took the courage🙂 to actually go for it. As it turned out it was much simpler and less dangerous than most people presented it to be. A nice guide I found and followed was this. For the sake of completeness and because I can never be sure that this resource will be always available I have copied the steps below.

Note that the real dangerous thing is while updating the firmware on your phone, during which you should at not time interrupt the process. As this is a procedure you normally get into anyway when you want to update your firmware, debranding the phone per se does not put any higher risk on your phone. Just be carefull when updating the software and you’ll be fine.

You can find your phone’s current firmware version by typing *#0000# on your phone. To check if there is an update for your phone go to the Nokia Device Software Update page.

Debranding your phone

First of all you need to get the Nemesis Service Suite and the Nokia Software Updater.

  1. Connect your phone and wait for Windows to install the drivers.
  2. Open Nemesis Service Suite and click “Scan for new device” on the right-upper part of the window
  3. Click on the icon “Phone info”
  4. Click on “Scan”
  5. Change the product code to the one you want from the list below.
  6. Mark the case “Enable”.
  7. Press “Write”, and your phone’s product code will be changed (you might think that nothing happened, because the phone is still in normal mode, and the changing of the product code only takes a couple of seconds, but don’t worry, the product code changed !).
  8. Close Nemesis Service Suite and run the Nokia Software Update.
  9. Make sure not to touch the cable or the phone while your phone is updating or else you will break it!
  10. That’s it! When you restart your phone, it should now be upgraded!

Product Codes

Europe
0534841 EURO1 – Sand
0534842 FRANCE
0534843 ALPS
0534844 EURO2
0534845 TURKEY
0534847 SCANDINAVIA
0534848 BALTIAN
0534849 RUSSIAN
0534850 UKRAINE
0534851 CIS, Bulgaria
0534852 EURO3
0534853 BALKANS
0534854 GREECE, CYPROS
0534857 ISRAEL
0536058 BELARUS/MOLDOVA
0534833 SINGAPORE

0536062 EURO1 – Plum
0536063 FRANCE
0536064 ALPS
0536065 EURO2
0536066 TURKEY
0536068 SCANDINAVIA
0536069 BALTIAN
0536070 RUSSIAN
0536071 UKRAINE
0536072 CIS, Bulgaria
0536073 BELARUS/MOLDOVA
0536074 EURO3
0536075 BALKANS
0536076 GREECE, CYPROS
0536079 ISRAEL

Asia
0534832: Hong Kong
0536084: Hong Kong
0534830: Taiwan
0536083: Taiwan
0534833: Apac 1
0536085: Apac 1
0534834: Philippines
0534835: Australia
0534836: New Zeland
0534837: Indonesia
0536086: Philippines
0536087: Australia
0536088: New Zeland
0536089: Indonesia
0548298: India Apac 2
0548299: India Apac 2
0535053: Thailand
0536093: Thailand
0534839: Vietnam
0536091: Vietnam

Operator Specific codes
0548170 – Orange UK
0548020 – Movistar

13 responses to “How to debrand your Nokia N95 (and probably other Nokia phones)

  1. Jes June 23, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Hi,

    Guide is very useful, only problem im finding is what code should i use? there are usually multipul codes for Australia, and never specified if its the N95-1 etc.

    I need the Australian code for an N95-1, most codes on furms i find are for the N95 8gig… Don’t want to brick my phone by enetering the wrong code!

  2. serk01 June 24, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I’m not really sure which code would be best for you. I don’t think the N95 8gig codes would have any problem with the N95-1 but you’d better ask around some forums to be sure. I did this quite some time ago for my N95-1 and the N95 8gig was just released at that time so there wasn’t much talk about the differences in this aspect. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help

  3. Niels September 15, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Any suggestions on what to do when there’s no updates available for the phone…an E50 V 06.27.1.0…this is what the NSU tells me after I changed the product code.
    Suggestions welcome!

  4. serk01 September 22, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Well, maybe you can check on the nokia site different product codes to see if any has an update and then change the product code of your phone to that one so you can get the update. Not sure though how ‘healthy’ for the phone it would be to change product codes many times over.

  5. jim November 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    help!

    i followed your instruction to the letter, but when it get to nokia software updater … it reads that there are no new update. now what should i do? it doesnt work, need help!

  6. zalkar November 30, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    i bought a nokia n95 8gb from Orange (uk). now i am in russia, i have russian sim card, but it is not working in my phone. why?
    what must i do? pleae help me

  7. serk01 November 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    @jim, If there is no update then you can’t do anything else but wait for one to come out. You could also check a product code for updates before you actualy debrand you phone so you know which product code has an available update or not.

    @zalkar, You have to call orange uk and ask them for the unlock key of the sim card. This will allow you to put any sim card on your phone. I know that this can be done on different independent electronic stores but beware of their quality.

  8. drew February 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    my nokia n95 is not showing up in nemesis
    any suggestions please

  9. Em September 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Thanks so so much for the easy to follow directions. Everything went as planned. I am very happy. Thanks again Serk01🙂

  10. james October 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    i have an unlocked n95-1 with 3 aus brand. But it has the latest firmware already on it. So does this mean im stuck with the 3 branding?

  11. yudig October 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    hi,when i follow the steps,and press ”scan” it shows ”error”. is there a fix for this?

    thanks:D

    • brian November 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      try updating phone first then it shows no error,however after changeing product number my phone still has the vodaphone crap on it??

  12. Paul Morel April 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

    i got an e61i. It got only dutch and english language pack. I tried using NSU to upd8 b@ it says I got current version of firmware b@ i need english, french, dutch and spanish language pack. What should i do to get this?

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